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1st EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies

May 19–20, 2016 | Liverpool, Great Britain

Vincent Wong

Professor, IEEE Fellow

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The University of British Columbia


'Load Control and Demand Side Management in Smart Grid'

Abstract: Smart grid aims to integrate distributed energy resources and provide electricity in an efficient, reliable, clean, and sustainable manner. It supports real-time bidirectional communications between utility companies and smart meters. By the use of advanced metering infrastructure, utility companies can retrieve real-time energy consumption information from their customers. The customers can obtain pricing information from the utility companies. This facilitates the use of demand side management, which allows the customers to shift the loads from on-peak to off-peak periods. The smart grid also supports the integration of microgrids, which have their own distributed generators and energy storage. In this presentation, I will describe some of the technical challenges that will arise in future smart grid and summarize some of our research to address them.


Biography: Vincent Wong is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada.  His research areas include protocol design, optimization, and resource management, with applications to wireless networks, smart grid, and the Internet. Dr. Wong is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He has served as a Technical Program Co-chair of IEEE SmartGridComm’14. He received the 2014 UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship. He is the Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Emerging Technical Sub-Committee on Smart Grid Communications and IEEE Vancouver Joint Communications Chapter.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE.