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Professeur invité: K. Agbossou

Le professeur Kodjo Agbossou de l’Institut de Recherche en Hydrogène (Trois Rivières, Canada) est invité au laboratoire pour quelques jours en avril. Il donnera un séminaire le 29 avril 2015 de 14h à 16h au bâtiment P2 de l’Université de Lille 1 en salle 005.

Titre du séminaire:
Climate change, energy conversion and smart grid challenges.

Résumé de l’intervention du 29 avril 2015:
In today’s changing world the emerging smart grid concept takes place and imposes a new direction to power systems around the world. This new electricity concept is mostly characterized by: utility grid modernization, energy efficiency, local management of energy and power&data exchange between the utility and consumers. In order to achieve those high level characteristics of future power systems, new energy conversion technologies and effective management and control systems are required; these new conversion technologies must be specifically targeted towards the integration of renewable and sustainable energy like solar and wind power, and hydrogen technologies.
The advanced electronics, informatics and information technologies make possible the new generation energy management systems with the real-time analysis of data and the local and remote control of intelligent loads which provide solutions for consumers and help utilities to better manage the electricity production.
The purpose of this lecture is to present: a summary of our research activity on energy conversion and smart grid at the “Intistut de Recherche sur l’Hydrogène (IRH)” and the “Groupe de Recherche en Électronique Industrielle (GREI)”. We’ll also consider three critical aspects from climate changes to energy generation efficiency. First, some previous and the lately emerging energy conversion technologies and electricity generation problems and their analysis according to climate changes challenges will be discussed. Second, the energy storage systems will be also examined in a general way; and third, a special focus on the state of the art of the demand side management systems (DSMS) will be discussed. We will also discuss about our achievements on the control and energy management strategies for the smart grid operation.

A propos de l’intervenant:
K_AgbossouKodjo Agbossou (M’1998, SM’2001) received his B.S. (1987), M.S. (1989) and Ph.D. (1992) degrees in Electronic Measurements from the Université de Nancy I, France. He is now a Head of Engineering School of Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), and Full Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of UQTR. He was the head of the department. He was also the Director of Graduate Studies in Electrical Engineering.
His present research activities are in the area of renewable energy, smart grid, integration of hydrogen production, storage and electrical energy generation system, hybrid electrical vehicle, control and measurements. He is a member of Hydrogen Research Institute and Research group “GREI” of UQTR. He is member of IEEE Societies: Power & Energy Society, Industry Applications Societies, Communications Society, and Industrial Electronics Society Technical Committee on Renewable Energy Systems.
He is the author of more than 180 publications and has 4 patents. Prof. Agbossou is also a former Chair of IEEE Section Saint Maurice, QC, Canada. He is a Professional Engineer and joined the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec in 1998.