Invited Speakers

Invited Speaker I

Assoc. Prof. Meng Song
Southeast University, China

Speech Title: Demand Response based Resilience Enhancement of Distribution Systems
Abstract: Service restoration is one of the critical functions to enable the future self-healing distribution system. To restore the distribution system in a timely and reliable manner, the realistic system operating conditions need to be accurately characterized. Actually, the operating behaviors of various loads are deeply coupled with the load restoration process and depend on the outage duration of distribution systems. How to characterize the impacts of the time-dependent behaviors of loads is vital importance to improve the resilience of distribution systems. Meanwhile, flexible loads can also provide demand response services to speed up the load restoration. This report is focused on the latest studies on the impacts of TCL cold load pickup and 5G base station backup batteries on distribution system restoration, demand response based distribution system resilience enhancement and future work of urban distribution system load restoration.


Biography: Meng Song is an Associate Professor with Electrical Engineering School of Southeast University since 2021. Previously, she received the B.S. degree from Southeast University (2012), the M.S. degree from the Harbin Institute of Technology (2014) and Ph.D. degree from Southeast University (2018). From 2016-2020, she worked as a visiting scholar in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Central Florida, respectively. Her research interests include demand response, virtual power plant, transactive energy, and power system resilience. She has published more than 40 SCI/EI papers, 20 national patents. She won Ministry of Education Outstanding Achievement Award (Second Prize), the Science and Technology Progress Award of Shanghai Municipal Electric Power Company (First Prize) and several Provincial Talent Titles. She also serves as reviewers for many international journals, including IEEE, CSEE, Elsevier, and Springer.


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