Prof. Vladimir Terzija
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
The University of Manchester, UK
“Future Power Systems Supported by Synchronized Measurement Technology and Applications”
Professor Vladimir Terzija is the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council Chair Professor in Power System Engineering with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K., where he has been since 2006. He was born in Donji Baraci (former Yugoslavia). He received the Dipl-Ing., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, in 1988, 1993, and 1997, respectively. From 1997 to 1999, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. From 2000 to 2006, he was a senior specialist for switchgear and distribution automation with ABB AG Inc., Ratingen, Germany. His current research interests include smart grid application of intelligent methods to power system monitoring, control, and protection; wide-area monitoring, protection, and control; switchgear and fast transient processes; and digital signal processing applications in power systems. Prof. Terzija is currently leading a number of large scale projects funded by the UK Government, UK and international industry and European Union. The total value of these projects is more than £30m. In his research team he has currently 10 PhD students and 5 Postdoctoral Research Associates. He is currently convenor of the Cigré Working Group B5.14 “Wide Area Protection and Control Technologies” and a contributing member of several IEEE working groups. Prof Terzija has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and in proceedings of international conferences. He held visiting professorship at the Shandong University (Jinan, China), University of Malaya (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and University of Belgrade (Belgrade, Serbia). He also servs as a consultant to a number of industry and government agencies including National Grid, UK, Scottish Power, UK, Electricity North West, UK, EPSRC and many others. He is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems. Prof. Terzija is IEEE Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, as well as a DAAD and Taishan Scholar.
A broad spectrum of advanced technology solutions and novel protection and control techniques will deliver new modes of integrated power system protection and control. Supported by the Global Positioning System, the Synchronized Measurement Technology (SMT) is one of those key technologies. While the SMT is already commercially available, the development of its applications is still in its infancy. The focuses of this keynote are to discuss the challenges related to the development of such applications, the need for them in terms of the structure of future networks, the deployment of architectures for multi-purpose applications given different grid sizes and topologies, generation mixes, level of the penetration of renewable energy sources and diverse operational challenges. Wide-Area Monitoring, Protection and Control (WAMPAC) is a concept that involves the use of system-wide information and the communication of selected local information to a remote location to counteract the propagation of large disturbances. SMT is an important element and enabler of WAMPAC. The communication requirements for future real-time applications can be high, so an optimal design of WAMPAC architecture is a prerequisite for the successful implementation of the SMT. However, the first control and protection, suitable for integrated smart distribution- and transmission-grids applications based on SMT require a host of challenges to be addressed. They will be discussed in the keynote. Some practical solutions examples will be also presented and discussed.