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Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Ismail Musirin

Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

The title of speech: Voltage Security and Compensation Schemes in Power System


Abstract: Power system security refers to power system stability, power system adequacy and power system reliability. Power system stability can be subdivided into rotor angle stability, frequency stability and voltage stability. Voltage security is often referred to as voltage stability. It is a progressing issue in power system community. The ability of a system to survive due to disturbance is always termed as voltage stability. Since a couple of decades ago, voltage stability assessment has received increasing attention due to the complexity of power systems. This issue is still progressing until now as can be referred to in many research publications. The increase in power demand and limited power sources has caused the power system to operate at its maximum capacity. This talk will address the correlation between voltage security and compensation schemes in power system. Voltage security assessment techniques will be reviewed, followed by compensation schemes initiatives which can be taken to either alleviate the voltage stability condition or even improve the voltage unstable condition. Several compensation schemes involving the application of artificial intelligence (AI) will also be addressed which in turn can benefit the power system utility in a country. Some significant results will be shared to demonstrate the scenario. Several Test Systems termed as Reliability Test Systems (RTS) will be incorporated in this talk.

Biography: Professor Dr. Ismail Musirin has got 22 years of research experience in the field of Power System Engineering. He has received numerous research grants from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (MOHE) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia (MOSTI). Most of his researches dealt with the algorithms and techniques development in solving problems in Power System involving voltage stability, economic power dispatch, transient stability, distributed generation, renewable energy optimization, power system optimization and application of artificial intelligence in power system. With his vast experience in electrical engineering and artificial intelligence, he has been appointed as one of the research grant evaluators since seven years ago by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE). He has also been opportunity to evaluate research grant at the international level. One of the most important recognition received b him is the opportunity given by the Ministry of Security, Kazaksthan to review a research proposal from the country. Besides, he has delivered speeches on research proposals at several universities in Malaysia. 


Keynote Speaker II

Prof. M A Hannan

Sunway University, Malaysia

The title of speech: Energy Storage Integrated Power Grid for a Net-Zero Future


Abstract: Global energy consumption is increasing at a dramatic rate and most of the energy comes from fossil fuels which cause the problem of global warming due to the emission of greenhouse gases. Accordingly, the world is going through a crucial energy problem to supply efficient and cost-effective energy to face the rapid rise of energy need and increasing negative environmental impacts. Therefore, new guidelines and technological innovation are necessary to ensure energy security without causing emissions. The sustainable energy security and decarbonisation of electricity production is the national energy priority and global electricity challenge. This keynote focuses on various aspects of renewable energy integration in converting energy from conventional form to a sustainable form which in turn solves the existing net-zero problem. In this keynote, few developed projects on optimized algorithm or artificial intelligence-based energy storage systems (ESSs) integrated grid control technology and electric vehicle applications for a net-zero energy future will be demonstrated. Expected outcomes of this projects include new knowledge and comprehensive solutions using developed models and control technologies to achieve ESS integrated platform and electric vehicle integration ensuring new market strategies, decarbonized electricity and socio-economic viability towards net-zero pathways for future energy needs. These projects bring significant benefits in fulfilling the renewable energy initiatives to increase the uptake of battery energy storage and electric vehicle by 2030/2050. All the highlighted insights of this keynote will hopefully lead to increasing efforts towards the development of the battery storage integrated grid and EV applications for efficient energy conversion which in turn can reducing of global warming/net-zero.

Biography: M A Hannan is employed as Professor of Intelligent Systems in Energy and Power Applications in the School of Engineering and Technology, Sunway University, Malaysia. He is an Adjunct Professor at School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Korea and Visiting Professor at Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia. He was Visiting Professor at School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering University of Wollongong, Australia. Prior to join Sunway University, Prof Hannan was with College of Engineering, The National Energy University, Malaysia as a Senior Professor and Advisor for research and publication in Innovation and Research Management Centre, UNITEN since Sept 2016 to May 2023. He was also with the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, National University of Malaysia as a full Professor before joining to UNITEN since 2013. His research interest is on intelligent systems in energy and power applications related to renewables integration, energy storage system, hydrogen storage, smart grid, energy management system, building energy efficiency, battery controller and BEMS, HEV energy management system, inverter controller, MPPT, FACTS and custom power devices, power quality and intelligent embedded system development in academic and industrial (national and international) level of research and development.

His aspiration is to provide leadership of research governance, funding, high quality training and mission, aimed at embedding a strong culture of research integrity, excellence, and impact towards achieving the championship and global standing. He is leading academic and industrial research on national and international funding arrangement in both fundamental and applied research, directing pre-commercialized products, high quality research outputs and build collaborations. Also, transforming academic and industrial research technologies into teaching and learning process to ensure appropriate learning methods in higher education.

He is awarded as a Highly Cited Researcher (HCR) 2022 & 2023 in Engineering by Clarivate Analytics which is based on multiple top 1% citated papers in the Web of Science™ and truly 1 in 1,000 (0.01%) of the world’s scientists. He has been obtained about RM 21.86M research funds, supervised 6 post-doctoral fellows, 23 PhD and 21 master by research students and his scholarly output in SCOPUS is 402, citation is 14,813, H-Index 58 and in Google Scholar, citation is 20,183, H-Index: 69.

He is the member of many professional organizations such as Senior Member, IEEE, IEB, IAENG, BCS etc. He is serving as editor-in-chief of Journal of Energy and Environment, associate editor in IEEE Access/IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications/Energy Conversion and Economics, served as program examiner, funding proposal evaluator, thesis examiner, editorial board members as well as in the committee of many Elsevier Science and IEEE Transactions.

He has been awarded many times for research and contributions, just a few such as, Gold medals in MTE, 2017; Gold medals in ITEX 2017; Gold medals PERINTIS, 2016; Gold Medal with Outstanding Achievement in International Innovation Festival, 2014; Runner up in Schneider Electric University Challenge “Go Green in Malaysia” 2012; Runner up in the DIGI Challenge “Change for Social Venture Competitions” 2011; Excellent Scientist for outstanding research in 2005 by MOHE, Malaysia; Gold medal in SIIF 2004, Korea etc.