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The 7th IEEE PES EI² 2023 WIP Forum

On December 16, 2023, the 7th IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration, (EI² 2023) IEEE PCCC Women in Power (WIP) Forum and the Key Technology of Flexible DC Distribution in Load-intensive Areas was successfully held. The forum is sponsored by IEEE PES China Chapter Council Women in Power (IEEE PCCC WIP) and Zhejiang University. The forum theme is the Key Technology of Flexible DC Distribution in Load-intensive Areas, which is based on the National Key Research and Development Plan Project of China.

Photo of all participants

Dr. Jessica Bian, President of IEEE PES, gave a speech entitled “Women in Power – WIP Platform for Preparing Future Leaders” and shared the IEEE PES academic seminars and engineering practice training and other diversified academic help and support. In particular, she explained the mission and tasks of IEEE PES WIP. She pointed out that WIP serves ambitious, professional women in the power and energy industry who are looking for leadership positions and career advancement. And the skills, networking and mentorship that are offered benefit women throughout the industry, whether they are students, engineers, attorneys, policy makers or accountants. But this is not just for women. Anyone could benefit from the professional development offered and everyone is welcome to join. For instance, today’s WIP Forum in EI² 2023 has the support and participation of both women and men compatriots. She encouraged more women and young members to join IEEE PES and WIP.

Dr. Jessica Bian’s welcome speech

IEEE PCCC WIP Hangzhou regional representative, Prof. Ying Huang (Vice Dean of College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University), and Assoc. Prof. Ningyi Dai (the Assistant Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau), who are two outstanding female science and technology talents, hosted the following keynote speech session.

WIP Forum Host Prof. Ying Huang and Assoc. Prof. Ningyi Dai

Yuebin Zhou (Senior Engineer of China Southern Power Grid Electric Power Research Institute) gave a speech entitled “Embedded VSC Technology and Compact Environment-friendly Equipment in Urban MV Distribution System”. He introduced the latest research progress of flexible distribution system and compact environmental friendly equipment in urban medium voltage distribution network of China Southern Power Grid. Dr. Shuai Shao (Associate Professor, Zhejiang University) gave a speech on “Flexible DC Distribution Equipment Based on Series-connected SiC MOSFETs”, which addressed the research progress and future development direction of flexible DC distribution devices such as series-connected SiC MOSFET for next-generation power electronics equipment. Dr. Hongcai Zhang (Assistant Professor, University of Macau) gave a lecture on “Optimal Power Flow in Distribution Network Based on Constraint Learning”. He introduced frontier research in the area of optimal power flow under chance constraints based on stochastic-constrained learning and related mathematical insights. Ruihuang Liu (Senior Engineer of Research Institute of State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Company) gave a speech entitled “Efficient and Flexible AC/DC Power Distribution Technology in Multi-scenarios”, shared under the increasing integration of distributed photovoltaic, data center, electric vehicle and other scenarios, how to intelligently upgrade the advanced technology and demonstration projects of the flexible distribution network. Yi Lu (Senior Engineer of Research Institute of State Grid Zhejiang Electric Power Company) gave a talk on “Flexible Multi-state Switch Technology and Application”. He explained in detail the advantages of using the flexible multi-state switch to replace the traditional contact switch and its practical application in improving distributed generation integration, power supply reliability, and meeting other customized needs in urban distribution networks.

Keynote speakers

The lectures were wonderful and attracted high-level experts from power grid companies, universities, research institutes and other units to participate in the discussion. The question and discussion session were particularly enthusiastic. The audience responded warmly and asked relevant questions about the speeches, and all participants jointly discussed the latest development of compact, efficient and environmentally friendly flexible power distribution system.

Live audience

At the end of the forum, the host Prof. Ying Huang and Assoc. Prof. Ningyi Dai awarded the certificate of special invitation to all the keynote speakers and took a group photo. The forum focused on the key technology of flexible DC distribution in load-intensive areas, attracting the participation of women and young representatives in the industry, especially the chairman of the forum for two outstanding female representatives of flexible DC power distribution direction. The successful convening of the forum, made a positive contribution to promote the transformation and upgrading of traditional distribution system in urban load-intensive area.

Group photo of hosts and keynote speakers

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Women in Power (WIP) Forum of 2023 IEEE Suspect Power and Energy Conference (iSPEC 2023) and WIP 2023 Annual Meeting

On November 29, 2023, the Women in Power Forum (WIP Forum) of 2023 IEEE Sustainable Power and Energy Conference (iSPEC 2023) and WIP 2023 Annual Meeting was successfully held. The forum is sponsored by IEEE PES China Chapter Council Women in Power (IEEE PCCC WIP) and Chongqing University. The forum theme is “Women Participation in Carbon Neutrality and Emerging Power System Technologies”.

Prof. Xiaoru Wang, President of IEEE PCCC WIP and Professor of Southwest Jiaotong University, served as the host for the welcome speeches. Dr. Jessica Bian, President of IEEE PES and Vice President of Grid Services at Grid-X Partners, gave a speech entitled ” Behind each membership, there is a dream! ” and shared the latest trends and future trends of the global power and energy industry, the diversified academic help and support of IEEE PES academic exchange seminars and engineering practice training. Director Jianjun Zhao (Member of China Committee of World Federation of Engineering Organizations, Director of International Department of Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering, Deputy Director of China Electric Power Science and Technology Award Work Office) made a welcome speech for the WIP Forum, and delivered a welcome speech to all the guests. He highly praised the extraordinary creativity and influence of Chinese female science and technology workers on the global science and technology stage. Prof. Xiaoru Wang (President of IEEE PCCC WIP, Member of China Committee of World Federation of Engineering Organizations, IEEE Senior Member, Professor of Southwest Jiaotong University) made a brief report on IEEE PCCC WIP work. In 2023, IEEE PCCC WIP actively develops and serves members, adds 12 new Chapter WIP representatives, organizes 9 WIP forum events, including IEEE PES DAY and PowerCon, and invites more than 70 outstanding women from the power and energy industry to host or speak. Activities were shared at the 2023 IEEE PES General Meeting WIP session.

Dr. Hui Hou (IEEE PCCC WIP Activity Group Head) from Wuhan University of Technology presided over the following keynote speeches. Jinying Zhang (Professor, PhD Supervisor, School of Electrical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University; Shanxi May Day Female Model of Education Science Culture Health and Sports System, Xi ‘an high-level Talent) gave a speech entitled “the exploration and applications of 2D structures”. She introduced the latest research results of hydrogen storage and the macro-size purple phosphorus single crystal successfully synthesized, which demonstrated the role of basic science in disruptive technological innovation in power and energy. Hongxia Qin (Beijing Sifang Automation Co., LTD. Vice President and Chief Engineer, Professor Level Senior Engineer) gave a speech on “discussion on the development of key technologies for modern smart distribution grids”, which includes the introduction to the flexible and interconnected distribution network architecture support technology, the application of multi-specialty and multi-technology integration in distribution network, as well as the development of source-network-load-storage, main-distribution-micro-multi-subject collaborative and interactive technology. Prof. Juan Yu (Professor, PhD Supervisor, School of Electrical Engineering, Chongqing University; IEEE Senior Member, Top Young Talent in Chongqing, Vice Director of Power and Energy Reliability Research Center of Chongqing University) gave a lecture on “sharing of 10 years research experience in the field of artificial intelligence integration in the power industry,” shared the fruitful achievements of artificial intelligence and its application, and looked forward to the development prospects of artificial intelligence integration in the field of power.

Following the keynote speeches, Prof. Xiaoqiong He (IEEE PCCC WIP Secretary General) from Southwest Jiaotong University hosted the roundtable speeches. Tingting Xuan (Assistant General Manager of PowerChina Shanghai Electric Power Engineering Co., LTD., General Manager of Distribution Network Division) shared a speech on the theme of “creating a green platform for resource sharing, providing a bridge for member co-operation, fostering more women leaders, and helping to realize the national energy goals”. She preached and appealed more female workers to join IEEE PES and create a platform for resource sharing, standards output, technical services, etc. Tao Chen (Chief Expert of State Grid Corporation of China, Professor Level Senior Engineer of State Grid Chongqing Electric Power Company Research Institute) made a report on “from the development of energy supply in Chongqing to the development of system analysis” and introduced the problems and reflections on energy resources in Chongqing. Prof. Yuefang Du (Member of the Professional Committee of Artificial Intelligence and Electrical Application of China Electrotechnical Society, Associate Professor of University of Electronic Science and Technology of China) with the theme of “you just need more training”, shared her experience of self-doubt and self-growth based on her life and working experiences. She also shared some thoughts on effort and intelligence according to her observations in life.

The live lectures were wonderful, and the discussion was particularly warm. The participants jointly discussed the cutting-edge topics of innovation and development in the field of power and energy, and expressed their expectations and prospects for the green future, among which the application of artificial intelligence in the field of power and energy was particularly warm and in-depth. Artificial intelligence is one of the most disruptive technologies at present, the participants warmly discussed the application needs and prospects of artificial intelligence in the fields of power grid security and control, power transmission and transformation, power distribution, new energy, information and communication, etc., and agreed that artificial intelligence will change the traditional power system, and then trigger the power revolution and energy revolution, and achieve sustainable development. More and more women are also carrying scientific dreams, devoting themselves to the application of artificial intelligence in the field of power and energy science and technology, and actively propping up “half the sky” to build China into a world scientific and technological power.

The successful holding of the WIP forum and WIP 2023 Annual Meeting showed “women power” for outstanding female researchers in the electrical engineering and power industry to participate in the green future of carbon neutrality and emerging power system technologies. The women scientists are from the frontier of academia and industry, and they are contributing a lot to sustainable power and energy industry. At the same time, we will continue to encourage and attract more female scientific researchers to join the electrical engineering and power industry to pave the way ahead, and provide strong support for their academic growth.

Group photo for the WIP Forum

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2023 IEEE PES WIP Women Scientists Sub Forum

IEEE PES WIP Women Scientists Sub Forum was successfully held in Nanchang, Jiang’Xi on November 24, 2023. This sub forum is one of the series of activities organized by the IEEE PES Substation Technical Committee (China) Annual Meeting. The annual meeting was organized by the IEEE PES Satellite Technology Committee, IEEE Wuhan Section, IEEE PES WIP, State Grid Jiangxi Electric Power Co., Ltd., Nanchang University, East China Jiaotong University and other units, with over 700 attendees.

The theme of this IEEE PES WIP Women Scientists Sub Forum is “Green and Low Carbon Grid: Women Light up the Future”. The sub forum is hosted by Zang Chunyan, the Wuhan regional representative of IEEE PES WIP and associate professor of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. The sub forum activities have received strong support from IEEE PES. Ms. Bian Jianhua, the current chair of IEEE PES, specifically mentioned the Women Scientists sub forum in her speech at the conference and gave positive encouragement; Prof. Chung Chi Yung, the incoming IEEE PES President-Elect and Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of PolyU, highly praised the outstanding contributions made by female engineers to the energy and power fields in the video on that day, and stated that he will continue to promote and support the development of female engineers in the future; Ms. Khayakazi Dioka, the current chair of IEEE PES WIP, specially recorded an 11 minute speech video for the Women Scientists Sub Forum, analyzing the current high demand for green energy in the world, as well as the important responsibilities and opportunities of female engineers in the historical period of energy transition; Prof. Li Ruomei, former Chair of IEEE PES WIP, Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee of this conference and AETDEW Fellow, earnestly reminds all female researchers present that not everyone can be supported by good teachers or leaders. In the long process of personal struggle, IEEE PES WIP is a fairly fair organization that will provide maximum assistance to all members who join.

Then the female scientists were invited to give wonderful speeches. First, Mr. He Cheng as a representative of Prof. Li Hongbin of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), introduced the latest progress in the field of intelligent measurement of electrical equipment, especially the innovative research results in digital standards. Prof. Li is the chair of the Technical Committee of the Conference, the deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Strong Electromagnetic Engineering and New Technology. Associate Prof. Li Song from HUST gave a comprehensive report on the development of green hydrogen technology, highlighting the outstanding achievements of the research team in ion exchange membranes and combined heating, cooling and electrical. Han Dong, associate researcher of the Institute of Electrical Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, summarized the important research of the Institute on sulfur hexafluoride and its alternative gases over the years. Dr. Wan Zhiyu, as the representative of Researcher Zhang in the State Key Laboratory of High Electromagnetic Engineering and New Technology, reported the team’s important research results on the broken composite insulator insulation fault. Prof. Yang Lijun from Chongqing University systematically summarized a series of research achievements of her research team in introducing terahertz technology into the field of transformer oil paper insulation detection. Finally, Cui Yao, a senior engineer from State Grid Electric Power Research Institute, combined multiple exciting videos to showcase the flourishing development of intelligent inspection technology in the field of substations.

After the conclusion of the IEEE PES WIP Women Scientists Sub Forum, the attending representatives expressed great achievements. Xiatian, an engineer from State Grid Hubei Electric Power Research Institute, comments that the speech content of the Women Scientists Sub Forum covers many hot topics in the current green and low-carbon energy field, which is of great reference value. Zhang Shihong, a senior engineer from Dali Bureau of Southern Power Grid Ultra High Voltage Company, believes that this brainstorming style pan electric power science forum is very conducive to inspiring researchers to generate more innovative ideas. Ms. Zang Chunyan, the chair of the sub forum, called on more female technology workers to join the IEEE PES WIP organization at the end of this forum and arranged to meet again at the IEEE PCCC Annual Conference of WIP.

 

 

(Writer: Zang Chunyan, IEEE PES WIP &Wuhan Chapter)

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Newsletter-Sep.2023

WiP

The Power of Diversity: Challenges and Best Practices in the IEEE Regions

WiP
As part of the IEEE PES GM, Women in Power hosted a session on July 19, 2023 entitled “The
Power of Diversity: Challenges and Best Practices in the IEEE Regions.” The panel was
moderated by Dr. Dana Al-Qadi, Vice Chair of Women in Power and featured perspectives from a
number of IEEE leadership and WiP chapter leads. Speakers included Dr. Julio Romero Aguero,
VP of Chapters & Membership, Dr. Ruomei Li, former WiP chair, Ms Khayakazi Dioka (video),
IEEE PES WIP Chairand Dr. Jessica Bian, IEEE PES president. Additional speakers featured Dr.
Lina He, representing Region 4, Dr. Selma Awadallah representing Region 8, and Xiaoru Wang,
representing Region 10. Each speaker discussed priorities around diversifying membership and
participation in WiP and IEEE more broadly as well as strategies that have been successful
in doing so.

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WIP Technical Session in PES GM2023, Orlando

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was attended by prominent figures including Jessica Bian, President of IEEE PES; Julio
Romero Aguero, Vice President of IEEE PES; Wayne Bishop, Vice Chair of IEEE PES; Yilu Liu,
Deputy Director of DOE/NSF Engineering Research Center (CURENT); John McDonald, former
President of IEEE PES; Shay Bahramirad, President-Elect of IEEE PES; Johanna Mathieu,
Professor at the University of Michigan; Veronika Rabl, Vice Chair of IEEE-USA Energy Policy
Committee; and Dana AI-Qadi, Representative of IEEE PES WIP R5.

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China Electric Power Research Journals Center Co-construction with Campus Activities was
Successfully Held in Wuhan University of Technology

WiPChina
Electric Power Research Journals Center Co-construction with Campus Activities was
successfully held in the School of Automation, Wuhan University of Technology on June 30st,
2023. It was organized by the editorial department of 《High Voltage Engineering》 and
《High Voltage》 of China Electric Power Research Journals Center and sponsored by IEEE PES
China Chapter Council Women in Power (IEEE PCCC WiP) and IEEE PES Wuhan Chapter. Dr. Zheng
Xiao, editorial director of 《High Voltage》 and deputy director of 《High Voltage
Engineering》, and 3 other senior experts, Ms. Qiuping He, Ms. Yangyang Yu and Ms. Zifeng
Cheng, from the editorial department delivered several lectures on paper writing skills for
teachers and students on campus. Postgraduate students and some undergraduate students
participated in the lecture, which lasted nearly 3 hours, and the atmosphere of on-site
discussion was heated.

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IEEE PES DAY of 2023——WiP in powering a climate safer future

WiPIEEE PES
DAY of 2023 Forum, with topic on WIP in Powering a Climate Safer Future, was successfully
held on April 16, 2023 at SEEE Building in Huazhong University of Science and Technology,
Wuhan, China. This forum was guided by IEEE PES China Chapter Countcil (PCCC), organized by
IEEE PES WIP and IEEE PES Wuhan Chapter and co-organized by School of Electrical
Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

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Women in Power Forum of 2023 IEEE WIE China Leadership Summit 2023 (IEEE WIE CLS 2023)

On October 21, 2023, the 5th IEEE WIE China Leadership Summit (IEEE WIE CLS) was held in Shanghai. Numerous outstanding women gathered together to discuss the improvement of women’s leadership and future development. This forum is a flagship forum organized by the IEEE China Federation, IEEE China Representative Office, and IEEE WIE Beijing Branch. It is co-organized by the IEEE PCCC Women’s Engineer Committee, the Women’s Working Committee of the Chinese Society of Graphics, the Beijing Society of Graphics, the BSIG Women’s Working Committee, Ladies Who Tech, and the IEEE WIE Shanghai Branch.

The forum consists of 7 keynote speeches and 6 roundtable discussions. More than 300 attendees including engineers, researchers, innovators, and industry leaders attended the event. Ms. Celia Shahnaz, Chairman of IEEE WIE, Ms. Jessica Bian, Chairman of IEEE PES, Ms. Yinghong Wen, Chairman of IEEE China Federation, and Mr. Ning Hua, Senior Business Director of IEEE Asia Pacific, delivered speeches at the forum.


Celia Shahnaz (Chairman of IEEE WIE)


Jessica Bian (Chairman of IEEE PES)


Yinghong Wen (Chairman of IEEE China Federation)


Ning Hua (Senior Business Director of IEEE Asia Pacific)

In this forum, the IEEE PES WIP Nanjing and Shanghai branches jointly hosted a roundtable forum with the theme of “Empowering Female Engineers: Enhancing the Leadership and Innovation of Female Engineers in the Smart Grid Era”. This roundtable forum is co-chaired by Associate Professor Zhenfei Chen from Hohai University and Associate Professor Bei Han from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Dr. Li Ruomei, the former chairman of IEEE PES WIP, was invited to deliver a deliver a welcoming speech for the forum.


Zhenfei Chen (Hohai University)


Bei Han (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

In her speech, Dr. Li Ruomei pointed out that the future development direction of power grid is digitization, intelligence, cleanliness, diversification and resilience. Compared to men, women not only have originality in their thinking, but also are more sensitive to the environment and climate, and are more concerned and passionate about our environment. On the other hand, female engineers, due to their dual sense of responsibility in life and work, need stronger resilience and more intelligence. She encouraged female engineers to continue moving forward and never give up.
Associate Professor Xiaolu Li, Vice Dean of College of Electrical Engineering, Shanghai University of Electric Power, gave a speech titled ” Research on active self-healing technologies for coordinated transmission and distribution networks “. She introduced the research on hierarchical, partitioned, coordinated, and autonomous control methods for intelligent distribution networks based on flexible interconnected devices, as well as strategies for enhancing and enhancing the resilience of distribution networks before and after faults, in the context of high proportion of distributed new energy and large-scale increase of flexible loads in distribution networks. At the same time, she also shared insights from her personal work experiences regarding the development of standards related to the common information model.

Ms. Chen Lu, Deputy Director of the Party Committee and Party Building Department of State Grid Shanghai Electric Power Science Research Institute, gave a speech titled ” Research on Influence of Urban Rail Transit on DC Bias of Transformers in Shanghai Power Grid “. She shared her research on the performance of a 500kV transformer along the Shanghai rail transit line during normal operation, peak operation, and after shutdown, and pointed out that the stray current generated by urban rail transit operation can cause DC bias of the transformer, posing a certain threat to the safe and stable operation of the power grid. The conclusions can guide the management of transformer bias near rail transit and the construction planning of substations, and help to achieve harmonious development of the power grid and rail transit network in mega cities.

Professor Lili Hao from the College of Electrical Engineering and Control Science at Nanjing Tech University gave a speech on “Coordinated restoration optimization of power-gas integrated energy system with mobile emergency sources”. She pointed out that The energy supply should be globally optimized during the restoration process of power-gas integrated energy system to produce the highest restoration net income. Mobile emergency sources can be quickly and flexibly connected to supply energy after an energy outage to ensure a reliable supply to the system, which adds complexity to the decision. Besides, Professor Hao shared with everyone his own research experience of how she exploring his research direction.


Ruomei Li (former chairman of IEEE PES WIP)


Xiaolu Li (Shanghai University of Electric Power)


Lu Chen (State Grid Shanghai Electric Power Science Research Institute)


Lili Hao (Nanjing Tech University)

Finally, Associate Professor Han Bei summarized the forum, thanking all the guests for Finally, Associate Professor Han Bei summarized the forum. She thanked all the guests for their wonderful speeches and reports, as well as all the attending guests and supporters. Looking forward to everyone gathering again next year.


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Women in Power Forum of 2023 International Conference on Power System Technology (PowerCon 2023)

On September 21, 2023, the Women in Power Forum (WiP Forum) of 2023 International Conference on Power System Technology (PowerCon 2023) was successfully held. The forum is sponsored by IEEE PES China Chapter Council Women in Power (IEEE PCCC WiP) and Shandong University. The forum theme is to promote the construction and development of new power systems through the power of women. The forum was divided into two parts: “Guest Speeches” and “Invited Reports”, which were hosted by Prof. Wen Zhang from Shandong University and Dr. Shanshan Wang from China Electric Power Research Institute respectively. Several outstanding female researchers in the electrical engineering and power industry gathered to share the cutting-edge work in in the construction of a new type of clean, low-carbon, flexible, efficient and smart and friendly power system. Prof. Vladimir Terzija (President of PowerCon 2023), Dr. Jessica Bian (President of IEEE PES), Prof. Ruomei Li (former President of IEEE PES WiP), Prof. C.Y. Chung (CAE Fellow, IEEE Fellow) were invited to address the opening ceremony speech for the WiP Forum.

President of PowerCon 2023 Vladimir Terzija warmly welcomed the guests and participants for the WiP forum on behalf of the organizing committee of the PowerCon 2023 conference and Shandong University. He noted that the power of women in the field of power and energy should not be ignored. They have demonstrated their unique charisma in research and engineering projects. Prof. Vladimir Terzija expressed gratitude for the tremendous contributions of female researchers in the power industry. Dr. Jessica Bian, President of IEEE PES, gave a speech entitled “WiP Platform for Preparing Future Leaders” and introduced the core objectives of IEEE PES WiP. She shared with all participants the rich and colorful activities to all participants. Dr. Jessica Bian pointed out that IEEE PCCC PES WiP provides a high-quality platform for female researchers, which can help more female members grow. She called for more female researchers to actively participate in international organization activities, and inspired female compatriots to strive to become female leaders. Dr. Li Ruomei, former president of IEEE PES WiP, emphasized the need for women to unleash their value in international professional fields. She shared her insights on the female power: living her own life, being honest, gradually gaining international trust and leveraging outstanding female leadership. Prof. Chi Yung Chung from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, IEEE Fellow, reviewed the outstanding female researchers encountered during the research process. He encouraged the female researchers to put in their best efforts to create brilliant achievements. At the same time, Prof. Chung shared the challenges and opportunities of the integrated energy system.

Following the opening ceremony, Professor-level Senior Engineer Chen Wu, a leading technical expert of Yunnan Power Grid Planning and Construction Research Center, delivered an invited speech entitled Practice and Prospect of New Power System in Yunnan. Operational security issues of energy consumption, frequency stability, and small disturbance multi-frequency oscillations of Yunnan power system and practice in planning and dispatching operation are introduced. Dr. Li Xuan, a senior engineer from the Equipment Department of State Grid Corporation, gave a keynote speech on DC Grid Technology and the New Generation Power System. The development of DC grid technology and Zhangbei HVDC Transmission Project are analyzed. In the new generation power system, Dr. Li provided prospects for the HVDC transmission technology. Prof. Fangwei Xu from Sichuan University gave a lecture on Study on the Problem and Method of The Harmonic Source Determination in New Power System. The new challenges and solutions for harmonic traceability are explained. And the harmonic contribution is analyzed from single-point measurement to multi-point measurement. Prof. Ying Huang from Zhejiang University shared a speech on New-Era Scientific Women, contributing to HVDC Technologies. From the perspective of female researchers, she shared her experience in scientific research and project management, as well as her insights on balancing career and family. Dr. Hui Hou of Wuhan University of Technology gave a presentation on Women Participation in Wind Disaster Prevention in New Power System. Data-driven and model-driven methods are introduced for predicting the probability of damage to overhead power lines in typhoon disasters. The potential for integrating data-driven and model-driven methods is discussed in predicting damage to transmission lines in wind disasters.

The live lectures were wonderful, and the female scientists shared the cutting-edge topics of innovation and development of power systems in their respective fields, and expressed their expectations and prospects for new power system. The audience asked questions to the participants and discussed the cutting-edge issues of the new power system.

Finally, Dr. Yanhua Liu from Shandong University delivered a closing speech on behalf of Prof. Wen Zhang. She thanked all guests and scholars who participated in this WiP Forum activity offline. It is believed that “No Gender Differences, No Discipline Boundaries” will motivate women to participate in electrical engineering research activities and promote the development and construction of electrical engineering disciplines both domestically and internationally. In addition, Dr. Yanhua Liu would like to express her sincere gratitude to Prof. Yuanyuan Sun of Shandong University, who organized the WIP forum. Prof. Yuanyuan Sun and her team provided a full range of services for the experts and students to ensure the success of the forum. Looking forward to seeing you at the WiP Forum in the coming year.

The successful holding of the WiP forum has demonstrated the “women power” for outstanding female researchers in the electrical industry to participate in the construction of new power system. The women scientists are from the frontier of academia and industry, who maintain their curiosity, pursue exploration and enjoy science. Through the WiP platform, they continue to inspire women researchers to participate in research projects and activities of international academic organizations. At the same time, they are raising the status of women in the international stage, motivating more women researchers to join the power and energy industry, and providing strong support for their academic growth.

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IEEE PCCC WIP Forum of 2023 PSGEC

Mission, Growth and Value in the Decarbonization of Future Power Grid
—— IEEE PCCC WIP Forum of 2023 PSGEC

On August 25th, 2023, with the guidance of IEEE PCCC Shanghai Chapter (PES China Chapter Council, PCCC), the IEEE WIP forum of “Mission, Growth and Value in the Decarbonization of Future Power Grid” has been successfully held, as part of 2023 3rd Power System And Green Energy Conference (PSGEC 2023), hosted by WIP Shanghai Chapter and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

The IEEE WIP Shanghai forum focusing on R&D advances in power engineering, are encouraging female engineers to take responsibility and make efforts in accelerating decarbonization. The event has been held as hybrid conference with participation of multiple ways—— onsite participation in Shanghai, online participation through Tencent meeting, and also live broadcasted. Dr. Bei Han from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, also representing IEEE WIP Shanghai Chapter served as the panel chair of this event; opening welcome speeches were given by Ms. Xiaoliang Chen, Prof Dong Liu, and Prof. Guojie Li.

Ms. Xiaoliang Chen as the Deputy secretary-general of the Clean Energy Resource Alliance of CAST Member Societies encouraged young female engineers and gave suggestions on key issues in developing sustainable power system. Prof Dong Liu from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, also representing IEEE PES Shanghai Chapter as Co-chair emphasized the significant contributions of female engineers and proposed innovative perspectives in power system development opportunities. Prof. Guojie Li warmly welcomed the guests and participants for the WIP forum as the chair of the organizing committee of PSGEC 2023.

Following the welcoming stage, invited speeches were given by five brilliant scholars: Dr. Li Wei from Tongji University presented “Investigation on Characteristic Parameters Identification and Evolution of Supercapacitor Energy Storage System From Sparse and Fragmented Monitoring Data”; Dr. Ning Xie from Shanghai Jiao Tong University on the title of “Multi-Objective Optimization Considering Work-Life Balance for Female Researchers”; Prof. Aiqing Ma from Shanghai University of Electric Power presented “Research on Improving the Current Carrying Capacity of Distribution Network Cable Lines when Changing to Narrow Channels”; Dr. Shanshan Shi from State Grid Shanghai Electrical Power Research Institute talked on “Experience Sharing of IEEE Standard Formulation”; and Dr. Lu Liu from Shanghai Jiao Tong University presented on “Coordinated transmission network expansion planning considering security”.

Wonderful and Excited speeches have resonated discussions among participants. And finally, closing remarks were given by Dr. Hui Hou from Wuhan University of Technology, and representing a member of IEEE PCCC WIP committee, She thanked all guests and scholars who participated in this WIP Forum and encouraged the joining of IEEE PCCC WIP.

To summary, on this forum supported by IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Shanghai Chapter, IEEE PES Women in Power (WIP), and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, female engineers have ex-changed ideas and shared experience for supporting growth, empowering cooperation and emphasizing female value in Shanghai, and encouraged the participation of more female power in developing future sustainable power grid.

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The Power of Diversity: Challenges and Best Practices in the IEEE Regions

As part of the IEEE PES GM, Women in Power hosted a session on July 19, 2023 entitled “The Power of Diversity: Challenges and Best Practices in the IEEE Regions.” The panel was moderated by Dr. Dana Al-Qadi, Vice Chair of Women in Power and featured perspectives from a number of IEEE leadership and WiP chapter leads. Speakers included Dr. Julio Romero Aguero, VP of Chapters & Membership, Dr. Ruomei Li, former WiP chair, Ms Khayakazi Dioka (video), IEEE PES WIP Chairand Dr. Jessica Bian, IEEE PES president. Additional speakers featured Dr. Lina He, representing Region 4, Dr. Selma Awadallah representing Region 8, and Xiaoru Wang, representing Region 10. Each speaker discussed priorities around diversifying membership and participation in WiP and IEEE more broadly as well as strategies that have been successful in doing so.

The panel discussion began with a memorial tribute for Lisien Leon, former WiP chair, who lost her life tragically in an accident. A memorial video was shared as well as comments from her peers and colleagues. All highlighted her enthusiasm, bright spirit, and commitment to active mentorship. She was credited with growing several programs in Region 9.

The panel concluded with an open discussion among participants and a joint reception between WiP and Young Professionals.

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Veronika Rabl

Dr. Veronika Rabl is a consultant in the Washington, DC, area, specializing in energy technology and policy. She has advised electric energy companies and governments around the world and has been an invited speaker and lecturer at many events in the U.S. and abroad. She is an author, coauthor, and editor of numerous publications.
Until 2001 Dr. Rabl served as General Manager and Director at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). She established EPRI’s demand response technology portfolio, including energy storage, energy management, and distributed load control systems. She then held a series of positions with increasing technical, business, and policy responsibilities, spanning both sides of the meter — demand-side management, integrated resource planning, engineering load forecasting, electric transportation, power electronics and power quality, distribution systems, and metering.

Dr. Rabl is a Senior Member of IEEE. She is past Chair of IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee and member of the IEEE PES Industry Technical Support Leadership Committee. Veronika is a recipient of the IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award for Individuals.

Veronika holds an M.S. from the Weizmann Institute, Israel, and a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University.

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Mathieu, Johanna

Mathieu, Johanna is an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan.

Prof. Mathieu’s research focuses on ways to reduce the environmental impact, cost, and inefficiency of electric power systems via new operational and control strategies. She is particularly interested in developing new methods to actively engage distributed flexible resources such as energy storage, electric loads, and distributed renewable resources in power system operation. This is especially important in power systems with high penetrations of intermittent renewable energy resources such as wind and solar. In her work, she uses methods from a variety of fields including control systems and optimization, and applies engineering methods to inform energy policy. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, she was a postdoc in the Power Systems Laboratory at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. She received her MS and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in mechanical engineering and her BS from MIT in ocean engineering.

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