Program

Day One

8 – 9 a.m.Registration and Welcome Coffee (Al Areen Foyer)
9 – 9:15 a.m.
Al Areen 4
Welcome, Opening Remarks, Workshop Goals and Objectives
Haitham Abu-Rub, Workshop Chair
Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar
9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Al Areen 4
Welcome
Mark Weichold — Dean and CEO, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
Rashid Al-Ammari — Dean, College of Engineering Dean, Qatar University, Qatar
Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari — President, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA), Qatar
Mohamed Khaleel — Executive Director, Qatar Energy and Environment Research Institute (QEERI), Qatar
Abdul Sattar Al-Taie — Executive Director, Qatar National Research Fund, Qatar
Martin Hope — Director, British Council, Qatar
9:45– 10:15 a.m.
Al Areen 4
Keynote 1: “Solar Energy: Status and Prospects”
Miroslav M. Begovic, President of IEEE Power and Energy Society
Carolyn S. and Tommie E. Lohman ’59 Professor, Texas A&M University, USA
Moderator: Garng Huang — Texas A&M University, USA
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.Break (Al Areen Foyer)
10:30 a.m. – noon
Al Areen 4
Panel Session 1:
Moderator: Abdulla Majid Al Khulaifi, KAHRAMAA, Qatar
1. TEES Smart Grid Center — Activities Overview
Mladen Kezunovic — Texas A&M University, USA
2. Smart Grid Center Extension in Qatar (SGC-Q): Activities Overview
Haitham Abu-Rub — Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
3. Renewable Energies Research at Qatar Energy and Environment Research Institute
Antonio Sanfilippo — Qatar Energy and Environment Research Institute (QEERI), Qatar
4. Qatar University Research in Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency
Adel Gastli — Qatar University, Qatar
5. Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Integration
Saleh Hamad Al-Marri — KAHRAMAA, Qatar
Noon – 1:30 p.m.Lunch (Al Areen 1, 2 & 3)
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Al Areen 4
Parallel Panel Session 1: Smart Grid: Current Status
Panel Chair: Robert Balog, Texas A&M University, USA
1. Smart Grid Test Beds-Development, Operation and Standards
Osama A. Mohammed — Florida International University, USA
2. Balancing Changes of Energy mix with Innovation in Energy Management
Marc Lamey — Alstom, Qatar
3. AMI Project — First Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project in Qatar
Mohammed Junaid — Siemens, Qatar
4. Advanced Metering Deployment in ERCOT
H.B. “Trip” Doggett — Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), USA
5. Test Solutions across the Power Converter Design Cycle
Carlo Canziani — Keysight Technologies, Spain
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Al Areen 5
Parallel Panel Session 2: Microgrids and Distributed Generation
Panel Chairs: Joseph Ojo, Tennessee Tech University, USA, and Lazhar ben Brahim, Qatar University, Qatar
1. Hybrid Power Generation Strategies for Micro grid Applications
Kaushik Rajashekara, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
2. Small Wind Turbines and PV Installations in Modern Distributed Power Generation Systems
Mariusz Malinowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
3. Power Electronic Converters for Microgrids
Mohammad Abusara, University of Exeter, UK
4. Integration Considerations for Inverter-based Distributed Generation
Shehab Ahmed, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Al Areen 6
Parallel Panel Session 3: Energy Storage Systems in the Smart Grid
Panel Chairs: Dallia Ali, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar, and Gavin Walker, University of Nottingham, UK
1. Energy Storage Technologies for the Grid Storage Application
Ilias Belharouak — Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), Qatar
2. Integrating Oil and Gas Renewable Solar Nitrogen Energy Storage Systems into the Smart Grid
Daniel Aklil — Pure Energy Centre, UK
3. Microgrids, Distributed Generation and Energy Storage: Opportunities and Challenges
Suleiman Sharkh — University of Southampton, UK
4. Flywheel Energy Storage Systems
Ahmed Massoud – Qatar University, Qatar
5. Energy Storage as an Enabling Technology for the Smart Grid
Omar Ellabban — Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
3 – 4 p.m.Break and Posters (Al Areen Foyer)
4 – 5 p.m.
Al Areen 4
Report by Focus Groups and Open Discussion
Robert Balog, Joseph Ojo, Lazhar ben Brahim, Dallia Ali and Gavin Walker
6 p.mCity tour by DOHA bus, free for all SGRE attendees

Day Two

8 – 8:30 a.m.Registration and Welcome Coffee (Al Areen Foyer)
8:30 – 9 a.m.
Al Areen 4
Keynote 2: “Smart Grid Standardization and Interoperability”
George W. Arnold, Tercio Solutions LLC, USA
Moderator: Omar Ellabban, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
9 – 10 a.m.
Al Areen 4
Panel Session 2:
Moderator: Kamal Al-Haddad, École de technologie supérieure, Canada
1. Fostering the Smart Grids: the Power Electronics Contribution
Leopoldo Garcia Franquelo — University of Seville, Spain
2. Wind Farm Diversification as a Means to Smooth Intermittency
Chanan Singh — Texas A&M University at Qatar, USA
3. Impact of Electric Vehicles on Voltage Profile and Harmonics in a Distribution Network
Carlo Cecati — University of L’Aquila, Italy
4. An overview for Smart Grids
Ilhami Colak — Istanbul Gelisim University, Turkey
10 – 10:30 a.m.Break (Al Areen Foye)
10:30 – noon
Al Areen 4
Panel Session 3:
Moderator: Atif Iqbal, Qatar University, Qatar
1. The Future of Qatar Solar Market and Case Study on Qatar Foundation (QF) Smart Grid Project.
Omran Al-Kuwari — GreenGulf Inc., Qatar
2. Power Electronics — The Key Technology for Renewable Energy System Integration
Frede Blaabjerg — Aalborg University, Denmark
3. Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Systems
Bimal K. Bose — University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
4. The Future of Energy: Smart Grid and Beyond
John D. McDonald — GE Digital Energy, USA
Noon – 1:30 p.m.Lunch (Al Areen 1, 2 & 3)
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Al Areen 4
Parallel Panel Session 4: Smart Grid Communications and Cybersecurity
Panel Chairs: Ali Ghrayeb, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar and Mohammed Saleh, Qatar Airways, Qatar
1. Smart Grid Cyber Security: on the Importance of Building Bridges between Communities
Marc C. Dacier — Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), Qatar
2. Communication Technologies for Smart Grid: A Consumer-Centric Overview
Fethi Filali — Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC), Qatar
3. Improving Security for Infrastructure Networks and Utility Grids
Abderrahmen Mtibaa — Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
4. Cybersecurity Challenges For Smart Grid Systems: From Cryptographic Viewpoints
Yongge Wang — Qatar University, Qatar
5. Smart Grids Enabled by ICT
Mohammad Hammoudi — CISCO, Qatar
6. Protecting Cyber Assets in Substation Automation Systems
Akhtar Kalam, Victoria University, Australia
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Al Areen 5
Parallel Panel Session 5: Renewable Energies Integration into the Smart Grid
Panel Chairs: Zbigniew Krzemiński, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, and Islam Bayram, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute
1. Solar Photovoltaic Charging for Electric Vehicles
Zainal Salam — Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
2. Solar Power Generation: Challenges and Opportunities
Tapas Kumar Mallick — University of Exeter, UK
3. Photovoltaic System Architectures: Integration, Cost and Efficiency
Mohamed Orabi — Aswan University, Egypt
4. Energy Management in Modern Utility, Automotive, and Residential Platforms: New Opportunities and
Challenges for Power Electronics
Babak Fahimi — University of Texas at Dallas, USA
3 – 4 p.m.Break and Posters (Al Areen Foye)
4 – 4 p.m.
Al Areen 4
Report by Focus Groups and Open Discussion
Mohammed Saleh, Charles Nolan, Zbigniew Krzeminski and Islam Bayram
4:50 – 5 p.m.
Al Areen 4
Closing Remarks
Mladen Kezunovic, Workshop Co-Chair, Texas A&M University, USA
7 – 9 p.m.Gala Dinner and Awards (Al Areen 1, 2, 3 and 4)

Poster Sessions

Poster Session 1: 22 March, 3 4 p.m.

Session Chairs: Ali Elrayyah and Zhaohui Cen, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Qatar

  • P1-1:    Analysis of Two Single-phase DC-AC Multilevel Converters with Multiple Sources, Bhanu Naga V Angirekula and Olorunfemi Ojo — Tennessee Tech University, USA
  • P1-2:    Prediction-based Sampled-data Control for DC-DC Buck Converters, Xingda Yan, Zhan Shu, Suleiman M. Sharkh — University of Southampton, UK
  • P1-3:    Model Predictive Control of Grid-tied Photovoltaic Systems: Maximum Power Point Tracking and Decoupled Power Control, Mohammad B. Shadmand, Xiao Li, Robert S. Balog, Haitham Abu Rub — Texas A&M University, USA
  • P1-4:    Quasi Seven-level Operation of Multilevel Converter with Selective Harmonic Elimination with Unequal DC Source, Mina G. Fakhry, Ahmed M. Massoud, Shehab Ahmed — Qatar University, Qatar
  • P1-5:    Distributed Cooperative Control with Lower Generation Cost for DC Microgrid, Mohamed Orabi, Emad Ahmed, Mohamed Zaery, Afef Ben Abdelghani — Aswan University, Egypt
  • P1-6:    A Novel Power Control Strategy for Wind-driven Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator Based on a Single Leg Multimode Power Converter, Sertac Bayhan, Haitham Abu-Rub, Ilhami Colak — Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
  • P1-7:    Distributed Maximum Power Point Tracker for Additional Energy Harvesting During Partial Shading of PV System, Zainal Salam, Zulkifli Ramli — Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • P1-8:    Inductive Power Transfer for Railway Applications, Rehab Ahmed, Reem Faris, Dahbya Almuhannadi, Ahmed Massoud — Qatar University, Qatar
  • P1-9:    Dynamic Voltage Restorer for Voltage Sag Mitigation in Oil and Gas Industry, Chresteen Baraket, Marina Messiha, Ahmed Massoud, Atif Iqbal, Ramadan Soliman — Qatar University, Qatar
  • P1-10:  Three-phase Multilevel Grid Interactive Inverter for PV Systems with Reactive Power Support Capability, Saban Ozdemir, Sertac Bayhan, Ibrahim Sefa, Necmi Altin; Gazi University, Turkey
  • P1-11:  Nonlinear Control of Five Phase Induction Motor with Synchronized Third Harmonic Flux Injection., Marek Adamowicz, Jaroslaw Guzinski, Zbigniew Krzeminski — Gdansk University of Technology, Poland.
  • P1-12:  Power Quality Effect of Using Incandescent, Fluorescent, CFL and LED Lamps on Utility Grid, Mohd. Shafiul Islam, Abdul Kader Sakil, Noor Alam Chowdhury, Amith Khandakar, Atif Iqbal, Haitham Abu-Rub — Qatar University, Qatar
  • P1-13:  Feasibility of Photovoltaic Systems in Oman Review Article, Hussein A Kazem — Sohar University, Oman
  • P1-14:  Identification of One-Diode Model Parameters of PV Devices from Nameplate Information Using Particle Swarm and Least Square Methods, Mohamed Azab — Yanbu Research Center, KSA
  • P1-15:  Polynomial Computational Method Tracking MPP using Enhanced PV Diode Model, Maged Baumoy, Haytham Gamal, Adel Shaltout — SHAKER Consultancy Company, Egypt

Poster Session 2: 23 March, 3 4 p.m.

Session Chairs: Dailla Ali and Mohamed Trabelsi, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar

  • P2-1:    Droop-based Demand Response for Power Systems Management, Ali Elrayyah — Qatar Environment and Energy research institute, Qatar
  • P2-2:    Optimal Planning of Fast PEV Charging Facilities, Muhammad Ismail, Islam Safak Bayram, Mohamed Abdallah, Erchin Serpedin, Khalid Qaraqe — Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
  • P2-3:    Transmission Line Switching in Power System Planning with Large-scale Renewable Energy, Tian Lan, Garng. M. Huang — Texas A&M University, USA
  • P2-4:    Smart Grid Self-healing: Functions, Applications and Developments, Mohamed A. Elgenedy, Ahmed M. Massoud, Shehab Ahmed — Alexandria University, Egypt
  • P2-5:    Energy in Smart Grid: Strategies and Technologies for Efficiency Enhancement, Mohamed A. Elgenedy, Ahmed M. Massoud, Shehab Ahmed — Alexandria University, Egypt
  • P2-6:    Impact of Different Penetrations of Renewable Sources and Demand Side Management on Australian Future Grid, Zhuoyang Wang, Wang Zhang, Liyan Zhang, Chen Guo, Zhaoyang Dong, Tingwen Huang — University of Sydney, Australia
  • P2-7:    An Efficient Biogeography-based Optimization Algorithm for Smart Radial Distribution Power System Reconfiguration, Abdallah Kouzou, Ridha Djamel Mohammedi, A Hellal — University of Djelfa, Algeria
  • P2-8:    The Deployment of Advanced Metering Infrastructure: Implementation Lessons Learned — Qatar, Ghassan Abdulla — KAHRAMAA, Qatar
  • P2-9:    Fault Location Based on Smart Meters Time Synchronized Measurements, Mutaz Khairalla, A. Abdrabou, Abdulrahman Dahir, A. M. Gaouda — United Arab Emirates University, UAE
  • P2-10:  Power Electronic Transformer for Smart Grid Application, Marcin Morawiec, Arkadiusz Lewicki, Zbigniew Krzemiński — Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
  • P2-11:  Residential Load Management System for Future Smart Energy Environment in GCC Countries, Shady Khalil, Haitham Abu-Rub — Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
  • P2-12:  Proportional Reactive Power Sharing Algorithm in Islanded AC Microgrid, Adam Milczarek, Mariusz Malinowski — Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • P2-13:  Impact of Electric Vehicles on Voltage Profile and Harmonics in a Distribution Network, Carlo Cecati, Abbasi Ehsan, Kai Strunz, Azhar Ul-Haq — University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • P2-14:  Effect of Dust and Weather Conditions on Photovoltaic Performance in Doha, Qatar, Bing Guo, Wasim Javed, Benjamin Figgis, Talha Mirza — Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
  • P2-15:  Sensitivity Analysis to Model Parameter Errors of MPPT by Model Predictive Control for Photovoltaic Applications, Morcos Metry, Mohammad B. Shadmand, Robert S. Balog, Haitham Abu Rub,Texas A&M University, USA