Dr. Junhui Zhao

"Development and Trends of Renewable Energy Sources and the Challenges of Integrating Them with Power Systems"
Monday, October 31, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the Marvin K. Peterson Library, Upper Level


In 2009, President Obama announced the Clean Energy and the Recovery Act to provide more than $80 billion in clean energy investments. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Energy released its plan to increase wind energy’s contribution to 20% of U.S. electricity supply by 2030. Stimulating by the government policies and incentives, the U.S. green energy industry has experienced a great advancement.

In this lecture, Dr. Zhao will introduce the status of the U.S. green energy’ development and illustrate the challenges for further integrating renewable energy sources with power grids. How to solve the challenges under the circumstance of updating the grid to smart grid will also be discussed.

Biographical Information

Junhui Zhao received the Ph.D. degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI in 2014 and M.S. degree from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China in 2009, both in Electrical Engineering. In August of 2014, he started his work as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of New Haven, with research focuses in modeling and control of renewable and alternative energy systems, distributed generation sources, microgrid, smart grid, and power system stability. He published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and obtained one patent. He and his teammates received the Grand Prize and Smart Grid Category Prize in Michigan Clean Energy Venture Competition in 2012.


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