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WiP holds webinar on July 25, 2021

The WIP Committee arranged an online meeting on 25th July 2021. It was attended by the WIP Leadership Advisory Committee representative and the WIP Committee members from different countries and regions of the world. The meeting was moderated by Dr. Ruomei Li, Chair of the PES WIP.

Dr. Ruomei Li made the opening remarks. She introduced the three main items of the meeting —to make some announcements of new structure, to look at the next activities and the future work on media working group or TV.

Romero Julia, emphasized the importance of ideas for innovative concepts. She also suggested to focus on regional focus, like specific areas that are of interest for women or on the young professional health. She expressed her willingness to facilitate to realize the good ideas of the members of WIP through funding ways etc. She encouraged to increase the student membership proportion especially in Region 1-7 comparing with the optimistic situation in Region 8-10.

Gen Li, the Vice Chair of Young professional, proposed to organize more virtual activities through collaboration between WIP members.

Lisiien Leon, Vice Chair of PES WIP, reported the activity progress of workshop and technical visit, and she suggested to set up outstanding volunteer award.

AdithyaRajeev, the web media leader, hoped to receive help from all the regional representatives. She planed firstly to find some core social media like WhatsApp or telegram group for immediate communication between WIP media group volunteers.

Jelena Ponocko, representative of UK and Ireland, reported the recent event of women in engineering in this region.

StajiWilso, Chair of Membership and representative of Chapter of India, said she is planning a virtual conference in India in September with support of PES Council chair of India, hopefully to give guidance to region 1-7 on membership development.

AJ KumarMachani, Vice Chair of PES WIP, reported the progress in the membership development and marketing, and the development of website with the situation of the pandemic.

Other attendees also shared their experience or made remarks on future planning.

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WiP holds webinar on July 1, 2021

The PES WIP Committee organized an online meeting on 1st July 2021. The meeting was attended by the WIP Leadership Advisory Committee representative and the WIP Committee members from different countries and regions of the world. Dr. Ruomei Li, chair of PES WIP moderated the meeting.

Dr. Ruomei LI welcomed everybody and delivered the opening speech first. She then introduced the next speakers to the attendees.

Shay Bahramirad, Founder of WIP, then give an excellent report. She explained that the mission of WIP was to create local and global communities to support the advancement of diversity and inclusion in energy sector and diversity of thoughts, gender and geography at the same time. The women in engineering platform at the IEEE level will highlight female leaders and they get the support and the visibility to be successful in the area. And she spoke highly of the women in power conference in India, China and Romanian.

AJ Kumar, vice chair of PES WIP, give a report of WIP monthly work. She shared the progress of WIP community in the context of the global pandemic. Now, the vaccination program is going on and the economy is opening and we are back to normal but there are still risks. The team will need to move forward with other protocols to develop its website to give better visibility to our members.

Ying Wang, WIP Secretary, assistant to the Secretary assistant shared the latest WIP membership information and a WIP newsletter. The total number of WIP membership increased from 388 to 700 and straight in May 2021.She also shared the monthly increase for all regions, the gender distribution and the level distribution of WIP membership. And then Dr. Ruomei Li analyzed the situation and reason of the change of the number of members.

Celia Shahnaz from Region 10 then described the WIP sessions in PES GM 2021. She introduced the participants, especially women, at the Energy Research and Innovation Summit in June. She said that female participants has shown interest in power and energy, so this is important to keep these members in power and energy society. She said that a lot of collaboration has been within women in engineering , and will do more with the student community. And she invited everyone to join those events.

Two chapter representatives gave brief presentations on their relevant situations.

During the conference, Dr. Ruomei Li made some announcements. The first one is, the nomination of volunteer positions is open to all of WIP members. The second one is, each volunteer position requires a two-year term. The third one is an award should be set up within WIP Committee.

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The Power of Data: Data Science Meeting Power & Energy

On 23rd April 2021 we celebrated International Women in Engineering Day with a webinar ” The Power of Data: Data Science Meeting Power & Energy”. The event was co-hosted by IEEE PES Women in Power UK & Ireland and the IEEE Women in Engineering in UK & Ireland. The webinar had great participation of 54 attendees from six continents, making it not only a diverse but also a global event, as illustrated in the map below.

On this occasion, we had the honour to host six female speakers with and inspiring variety of expertise:
•“Meeting Societal Challenges: Big Data Driven AI-enabled Approaches” by Prof. Liangxiu Han, Manchester Metropolitan University.
•“Big Data Solutions for Real-World Problems: Data Science for Social Good” by Dr Arjumand Younus, University College Dublin.
•“A decision support framework for the assessment of decentralized energy systems” by Dr Ting Wu, The University of Manchester.
•“Advanced computational techniques for robust power system analytics” by Dr Tabia Ahmad, The University of Strathclyde.
•“Unsupervised data mining methods for the analysis of the impact of HRES plant on system stability” by Ms Ana Radovanovic, The University of Manchester.
•“Data-driven protection scheme for superconducting-based electricity grids” by Ms Eleni Tsotsopoulou, The University of Strathclyde.
Below is a brief description of each talk and speaker biography.

Talk 1: Meeting Societal Challenges: Big Data Driven AI-enabled Approaches
Abstract: This talk focused on new developments and methods on scalable learning from large scale data and present real case studies to demonstrate how we applied big data driven, AI-enabled approaches in various application domains such as Health, Precision Agriculture to address society challenges.
Biography: Prof. Liangxiu Han has a PhD in Computer Science from Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R.China (2002). She is currently a full Professor of Computer Science at the Department Computing and Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan University. She is a co-Director of Centre for Advanced Computational Science and Deputy Director of ManMet Crime and Well-Being Big Data Centre. Her research areas mainly lie in the development of novel big data analytics/Machine Learning/AI, and development of novel intelligent architectures that facilitates big data analytics (e.g., parallel and distributed computing, Cloud/Service-oriented computing/data intensive computing) as well as applications in different domains (e.g. Health, Precision Agriculture, Smart Cities, Cyber Security, Energy, etc.) using various large scale datasets such as images, sensor data, network traffic, web/texts and geo-spatial data. As a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI, Prof. Han has been conducting research in relation to big data processing and data mining, cloud computing/parallel and distributed computing (funded by EPSRC, BBSRC, Innovate UK, Horizon 2020, British Council, Royal Society, Industry, Charity, respectively, etc.).
Prof. Han is a member of EPSRC Peer Review College, an independent expert for Horizon 2020 proposal evaluation/mid-term project review, and British Council Peer Review Panel. She is served as an associate editor/a guest editor for a number of reputable international journals and a chair (or Co-Chair) for organisation of a number of international conferences/workshops in the field. She has been invited to give a number of keynotes and talks on different occasions (including international conferences, national and international institutions/organisations).

Talk 2: Big Data Solutions for Real-World Problems: Data Science for Social Good
Abstract: This talk explored some potential application areas where data science for social good projects are explored and what role Big Data technologies play in such exploration. Fundamentally, we had a look at network representation learning techniques for soil properties data in an attempt to yield more accurate predictions for crop yields. Finally, an overview of other areas such as natural language processing was provided.
Biography: Arjumand Younus is currently working as a Research Scientist at a large multi-national business analytics company called “Afinit”; prior to that she was a post-doctoral researcher at CONSUS in University College Dublin for a massive government-funded project on data-driven agriculture for Ireland. She was also a part of the Recommender Systems group at Insight Centre for Data Analytics in University College Dublin. She is the co-founder of the Dublin chapter of Women in Machine Learning and Data Science and is also actively involved with the Python Ireland community. She has a passion for projects belonging to the theme of data science for social good. She is the recipient of Google Women Techmakers scholarship for Europe, Middle East and Africa region. She completed her PhD in Computer Science in 2015 jointly from National University of Ireland, Galway and University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy; and her Masters in Computer Science from KAIST, South Korea.

Talk 3: A decision support framework for the assessment of decentralized energy systems
Abstract: With the energy revolution and the development of renewable energy, policy making in the energy sector should take into account the performance of different decentralized energy systems and make an informed choice for a more efficient, more reliable, cleaner and economically efficient future of electricity. The performance assessment of decentralized energy systems can be viewed as a multiple criteria decision-making problem with correlating criteria and alternatives. In this research, a decision support framework using the Evidential reasoning approach and Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is developed for the assessment of decentralized energy systems.
Biography: Dr Ting Wu is currently a Postdoc Research Associate at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), The University of Manchester. She completed her PhD in Business and Management at AMBS in 2021. Previously she worked as an Assistant/Associate Professor in Shanghai Dianji University, after she obtained her first PhD degree in Engineering: Precise Instruments and Mechanics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Talk 4: Advanced Computational Techniques for Robust Power System Analytics

Abstract: The key highlights of this talk included revisiting the statistical nature of noise encountered in power system measurement data and discussing its effect on the accuracy of power system analytics. Moreover, the talk also reported the effect of stochastic perturbations like loads/renewable energy (RE) injections on power system frequency fluctuations under ambient conditions using physics informed data-driven methods. On a parallel note, this increased uncertainty due to RE can aggravate the detection of cascading failures in power systems and may lead to catastrophic blackouts, thus hampering the reliability and security of electric supply. The potential of machine learning to predict such events early on at their onset, using field data and data from simulation test cases was also outlined.

Biography: Tabia Ahmad received the B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and the M.Tech. degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, in 2014 and 2016, respectively. She has recently submitted her Ph.D. thesis at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India. Presently she is working as a post-doctoral researcher at the EEE department of University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK) working on, “Addressing the complexity of future power systems dynamic behavior” as a part of UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. Her research interests include power system dynamics, WAMS based analytics and signal processing techniques in power systems.

Talk 5: Unsupervised data mining methods for the analysis of the impact of HRES plant on system stability
Abstract: Stochastic production due to weather dependence is one of the main drawbacks of renewable energy sources (RESs). Hybrid renewable energy source (HRES) plants, comprising several renewable generation and storage technologies, have been recognized as a potential option for obtaining controllable power output from RESs. So far, the focus of the research has been on the economic benefits of HRES plants, with little attention being paid to the influence of HRES plant on system stability. The assessment of the contribution of HRES plant to the overall system behaviour is more complex than in the case of single technology-based power plants due to a number of HRES plant’s individual components having different static and dynamic characteristics. This presentation focussed on the suitability of clustering methods for identifying patterns in the performance of HRES plants in system stability studies, which represents a foundation for developing equivalent model of the whole HRES plant.
Biography: Ana Radovanovic received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. She is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester, U.K., in the areas of renewable energy sources and power system dynamics.

Talk 6: Data-driven protection scheme for superconducting-based electricity grids
Abstract: A protection algorithm which combines signal processing techniques such as Stationary Wavelet Transform (SWT) and artificial intelligence techniques such as Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) and Support Vector Machines (SVMs) is proposed for fault detection and classification on SCs. For this purpose, a simplified model of SC has been developed in Matlab/Simulink software and integrated in a power system which contains Synchronous generators (SGs) and Inverter-connected generators (ICGs). The two classifiers have been tested under different scenarios, encircling different transient conditions. The feasibility of the proposed algorithm was evaluated for real time implementation in order to assess the performance of the two classifiers in terms of their prediction speed. The obtained results confirm the effectiveness of the developed algorithm to detect faults occurred on the Superconducting Cables (SC) within short time and to remain stable for other transient events such as external fault and load switching events. Moreover, the ANN classifier has proven to be better for real time implementation.

Biography: Eleni Tsotsopoulou received the M.Eng (Hons) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Dimokrition University of Thrace, Greece, in 2018 and the MSc in Wind Energy Systems from the University of Strathclyde (with Distinction), Glasgow, UK, in 2019. She is currently a Ph.D. student at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, at the University of Strathclyde. She is a member of IEEE. Her main research interests lie within the area of power system protection, automation and control of future power grids, incorporating increased penetration of renewable energy sources, integration of distributed generation and applied superconductivity. Eleni’s main research methods include implementation of intelligent algorithms for protection, machine learning and signal processing techniques.

Prof. Liangxiu Han
Dr Arjumand Younus
Dr Ting Wu
Dr Tabia Ahmad
Ms Ana Radovanovic
Ms Eleni Tsotsopoulou
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    Quarterly Newsletter Archive

    Jan 2017

    Promoting Diverse Leadership

    PES Women in Power’s mission is to advance the world through the creativity and innovation of diverse leadership, and to foster the careers, connections, and talent of women in the Power Industry to achieve their full potential to become the leaders of the future.

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    Women in Power is actively advocating for inclusion in all 9 PES regions, with great success in regions within the US and Latin America. In 2016, WiP hosted 9 webinars, covering industry trends, new technologies, and professional development. WiP also participated in 7 conferences in 3 continents, and featured 6 members from different backgrounds in the PES e-newsletters.

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    A diverse and inclusive environment fetches many talents, and strengths that can be leveraged – our large pool of talented members pioneer the WiP mission of empowering women, harnessing creativity, and fostering innovation to propel the world forward. WiP will host its first conference in New Delhi, India in March 2017 with a focus on technical and professional development subjects. In addition to hosting a conference in India, WiP will host its first Spanish-speaking webinar on January 18th. More information for these events can be found on the WiP website.

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    Newsletter – May.2021

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    Newsletter – Jan.2021

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    Newsletter – Dec.2020

    2020 is such an extraordinary year. Due to the new crown virus epidemic, the entire world has been changed and it is a severe test for everyone. However, challenges also mean opportunities. I believe that in 2021, we will have a healthier and more tolerant attitude towards life; more advanced and humane modern technologies; and more effective and good governance methods. Women’s rights are human rights, and women’s growth is the progress of the entire society. The goal of WIP Newsletter is to increase the influence of PES women by sharing information about PES WIP activities around the world, bringing more Opportunities to our members, and achieving more female leaders in the power and energy sector. Everyone is welcome to provide information and keep your contributions in the history of WiP.

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