Prof. Tao Lin
Prof. Tao Lin
Wuhan University, China
Title: New Trends of Power Quality Researches in Smart Grid

In smart grid, power quality events or power disturbances are caused by not only conventional non-linear loads but also the broad application of power electronic converter interfaced power generation devices, transmission equipments, and controllable loads, etc. The types of power quality event include momentary interruption, voltage sag, swell, flicker, harmonic, inter-harmonic, transients and frequency deviation, etc. The adverse effects of power disturbance to large scale and distributed electric power systems need to be well investigated. Related research covers modeling of disturbance sources, power quality measurement and monitoring, power quality classification and identification, recognition of the causes of power quality events, locating of disturbance sources, analysis of the uncertainty of harmonics propagations, analysis of the uncertainty of harmonic resonance, harmonic stability, power quality assessment, system level power disturbance mitigation, power system planning/dispatching/restoration considering power quality factors, etc. DMS integrating Power quality Automation Functions provides technical support for system level information of power quality and operating strategies for power quality management and improvement in smart grid.


Tao Lin received B.E., M.E., and PhD degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 1991, 1994, and 1997, respectively. He joined Central China Power Group Co., Wuhan, China, as an R&D Engineer in 1997. From May 2000 to July 2005, he was with Nagasaki University, Japan, University of Bath, the U.K., and University of Florida, USA as research fellows. From 2005, he is a full professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. His research fields are power system operation and control, power quality analysis and control, power system relaying.