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Peng Zhang

F. L. Castleman Associate Professor
Office: ITE 352
Phone: (860) 486-3075 (Office)
Email: peng.zhang@uconn.edu

Power and Energy Systems Laboratory:
http://power.engr.uconn.edu

Currently Power Lab has one Postdoc and two Ph.D. fellowships, sponsored by NSF and Eversource, to conduct research in microgrids, smart distribution grid and cyber security. Please send me a resume if interested. 

Professional Preparation:
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D.
Tsinghua University, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D.
Shandong University, Electrical Engineering, B.Sc.

Appointments:
Francis L. Castleman Associate Professor, ECE, University of Connecticut, 2017 – Present
Assistant Professor, ECE, University of Connecticut, 2010 – 2017
System Planning Engineer, BC Hydro and Power Authority, Canada, 2006 – 2010

Research Interests:
Power systems, microgrids, power distribution, power electronics.

Memberships:

  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Individual Member, CIGRÉ
  • Registered Professional Engineer, British Columbia, Canada

Professional Service:

  • Editor, Electric Power Components and Systems
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 2008-2015
Journal Publications:
  1. T. Orekan, P. Zhang, and C. Shih, “Analysis, design and maximum power efficiency tracking for undersea wireless power transfer,” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, accepted, Jul. 2017.
  2. L. Ren, Y. Qin, Y. Li, P. Zhang, B. Wang, B. Luh Peter, S. Han, T. Orekan, and T. Gong, “Enabling resilient distributed power sharing in networked microgrids through software defined networking,” Applied Energy, accepted, Jun. 2017.
  3. B. Yan, P. B. Luh, G. Warner, and P. Zhang, “Operation and design optimization of microgrids with renewables,” IEEE Trans. Automation Science and Engineering, , vol. 14, no. 2, 573-585, Apr. 2017.
  4. H. Ye, Y. Liu, P. Zhang, and Z. Du, “Analysis and detection of forced oscillation in power system,” IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 1149 – 1160, Mar. 2017.
  5. Y. Li, P. Zhang, L. Zhang, and B. Wang, “Active synchronous detection of deception attacks in microgrid control systems,” IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 373-375, Jan. 2017.
  6. L. Ren, Y. Qin, B. Wang, P. Zhang, P. B. Luh, and R. Jin, “Enabling resilient microgrid through programmable network,” IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, published online on 11 July 2016, DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2016.2589903.
  7. H. Ye, Y. Liu and P. Zhang, “Efficient Eigen-Analysis for Large Delayed Cyber-Physical Power System Using Explicit Infinitesimal Generator Discretization,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 2361-2370, May 2016.
  8. C. Li, X. Liu, Y. Cao, P. Zhang, H. Shi, L. Ren, and Y. Kuang, “A time-scale adaptive dispatch method for renewable energy power supply systems on islands”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 7, no. 2, pp,1069 – 1078, Mar. 2016.
  9. J. Zhang, X. Xiao, P. Zhang, C. Luo, Y. Wu, J. Lu, and L. Ren, “Suppressing intermittent subsynchronous oscillation via subsynchronous modulation of reactive current,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 2321 – 2330, Oct. 2015.
  10. S. Park, S.-Y. Park, P. Zhang, P. Luh, M. T. J. Rakotomavo, and C. Serna, “Comparative life cycle cost analysis of hardening options for critical loads,” Energies, vol. 9, no. 7, 2016.
  11. J. Zhang, X. Xiao, P. Zhang, J. Lu, and T. Orekan, “Subsynchronous control interaction analysis and a trigger-based active damping control for DFIG-based wind turbines,” Electric Power Components and Systems, Mar. 2016.
  12. W. Kou, D. Wei, P. Zhang and W. Xiao, “A direct phase-coordinates approach to fault ride through of unbalanced faults in large scale photovoltaic power systems,” Electric Power Components & Systems, vol. 43, no. 8-10, pp. 902-913, May 2015.
  13. T. Orekan, Z. Zhao, P. Zhang, J. Zhang, S. Zhou, and J.-H. Cui, “Maximum life cycle tracking for tidal energy generation system,” Electric Power Components & Systems, vol. 43, no. 8-10, pp. 1182-1192, May 2015.
  14. I. Syed, W. Xiao, and P. Zhang, “Modeling and Affine Parameterization for Dual Active Bridge DC-DC Converters,” Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 665-673, 2015.
  15. P. Zhang, H. Xue, and R. Yang, “Shifting window average method for phasor measurement at off-nominal frequencies,” IEEE Trans. Power Delivery,vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 1063 – 1073, Jun. 2014.
  16. G. Li, P. Zhang, P. Luh, W. Li, Z. Bie, C. Serna, and Z. Zhao, “Risk analysis for distribution systems in the Northeast U.S. under wind storms,” IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 889-898, Mar. 2014.
  17. S. Wang, L. Han, and P. Zhang, “Affine Arithmetic-based DC power flow for automatic contingency selection with consideration of load and generation uncertainties,” Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 42, no. 8, pp. 52–860, May. 2014.
  18. P. Zhang, N. Zhou, and A. Abdollahi, “A Generalized Subspace-Least Mean Square Method for high-resolution accurate estimation of power system oscillation modes,” Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 41, no. 12, pp. 1205-1212, 2013.
  19. X. Wang, P. Zhang, Z. Wang, V. Dinavahi, G. Chang, J. A. Martinez, A. Davoudi, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and S. Abhyankar, “Interfacing issues in multi-agent simulation for smart grid applications,” IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 1918-1927, Jul. 2013.
  20. W. Xiao, and H. Zeineldin, and P. Zhang, “Statistic and parallel testing procedure for evaluating Maximum Power Point Tracking algorithms of photovoltaic power systems,” IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 1062-1069, Jul. 2013.
  21. P. Zhang, W. Li, S. Li, Y. Wang, and W. Xiao, “Reliability assessment of photovoltaic power systems: Review of current status and future perspectives,” Applied Energy, vol. 104, pp. 822–833, Apr. 2013.
  22. Y. Wang, P. Zhang, W. Li and W. Xiao, “Online overvoltage prevention control of photovoltaic generators in microgrids,” IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 2071-2078, Dec. 2012.
  23. W. Xiao and P. Zhang, “Photovoltaic voltage regulation by affine parameterization,” Int. J. Green Energy, vol. 10, pp. 302-320, Feb. 2013.
  24. R. Jin, B. Wang, P. Zhang and P. Luh, “Decentralized online charging scheduling for large populations of electric vehicles: a cyber-physical system approach,” Int. J. Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 29-45, Feb. 2013.
  25. A. Abdollahi, P. Zhang, and H. Xue, “Enhanced Subspace-Least Mean Square for fast and accurate power system measurement,” IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 383-393, Jan. 2013.
  26. Z. Bie, P. Zhang, G. Li, B. Hua, M. Meehan, and X. Wang, “Reliability evaluation of active distribution system including microgrids,” IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 2342-2350, Nov. 2012.
  27. Y. Wang, W. Li, P. Zhang and B. Wang, “Reliability analysis of Phasor Measurement Unit considering data uncertainty,” IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 1503-1510, Aug. 2012.
  28. H. Xue and P. Zhang, “Subspace-Least Mean Square Method for accurate harmonic and interharmonic measurement in power systems,” IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 1260 – 1267, Jul. 2012.
  29. P. Zhang, Y. Wang, W. Xiao, and W. Li, “Reliability evaluation of grid-connected photovoltaic power systems,” IEEE Trans. Sustainable Energy, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 379-389, Jul. 2012.
  30. Y. Cao, S. Tang, C. Li, P. Zhang and Z. Zhang, “An optimized EV charging model considering TOU Price and SOC curve, ” IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 388-393, Mar. 2012.
  31. P. Zhang, W. Li and S. Wang, “Reliability-oriented distribution network reconfiguration considering uncertainties of data by Interval Analysis,” Int. J. Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 138-144, Jan. 2012.
  32. P. Zhang, H. Xue and R. Yang, “Shifting window average method for accurate frequency measurement in power systems,” IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 2887-2889, Oct. 2011.
  33. R. Yu, P. Zhang, W. Xiao and P. Choudhury, “Communication systems for grid integration of renewable energy resources,” IEEE Network, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 22-29, Sept./Oct. 2011.
  34. P. Zhang, J. R. Marti and H. W. Dommel, “Shifted Frequency Analysis for EMTP simulation of power system dynamics,” IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems I, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 2564 – 2574, Sept. 2010.
  35. P. Zhang, W. Li, “Boundary analysis of distribution reliability and economic assessment,” IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 714-721, May 2010.
  36. P. Zhang, J. R. Marti and H. W. Dommel, “Induction machine modeling based on Shifted Frequency Analysis,” IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 157-164, Feb. 2009.
  37. P. Zhang, J. R. Marti and H. W. Dommel, “Synchronous machine modeling based on Shifted Frequency Analysis,” IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 1139-1147, Aug. 2007.
  38. Y. Liu and P. Zhang, “Optimal volt/var control in distribution systems,” Int. J. Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 271-276, May. 2002.
Patents:
  • Robust High Resolution Spectrum Estimation Method for Accurate Phasor, Harmonic and Interharmonic Measurement in Power Systems, U.S. Patent 20,130,173,189.
Member, Technical Program Committee:
  • IEEE SmarGridComm 2012, Tainan, Nov 5-8, 2012.
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2012 Workshop on Smart Grids and Green Networks.
  • IEEE ICC’12 Workshop on Green Communications and Networking.
  • 2011 CIGRÉ Canada Conference on Power Systems,Halifax, Canada, Sept 6-8, 2011.
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2011Workshop on Green Communications and Networking, Shanghai, China, Apr 10-15, 2011.
  • 2010 CIGRÉ Canada Conference on Power Systems, Vancouver, Canada, Oct 17-20, 2010.
  • IEEE Electrical Power& Energy Conference 2008, Vancouver, Canada, Oct 6-7, 2009.
Selected Technical Reports:
  • Microgrid Restoration, in Assessment of the GridLink Technology: Interim Report, Mar. 11, 2015.
  • Reliability Evaluation and Enhancement of Synchronized Phasor Network, Feb. 1, 2014.
  • Reliability Evaluation of Selective Hardening Options, Submitted to Northeast Utilities, May 31, 2013 (400 pages).
  • Operational Solutions for Steady State Voltage Improvement in Gavin Lake Area, Report No. SPA 2009-151, BCTC, Aug. 2009.
  • A Preliminary Investigation of Voltage Dips in Gavin Lake Area, Report No. SPA 2009-132, BCTC, Jun. 2009.
  • Bear Mountain Wind Limited Partnership Bear Mountain Wind Farm Interconnection Impact Re-Study, Report No. SPA 2008-18M, BCTC, May 2009.
  • Feasibility Study for Aeolis Wind Power Corp. Hackney Hills Wind Park (A049-T05), Report No: SPPA2009-09, BCTC, Feb. 2009.
  • Supplemental Appendices Supporting Feasibility Study for Aeolis Wind Power Corporation Hackney Hills Wind Project (T05/A049), Report No: SPPA2009-09s, BCTC, Feb. 2009
  • Feasibility Study for Aeolis Wind Power Corp. Thunder Mountain Wind Project (A050-T06), Report No: SPPA2009-10, BCTC, Feb. 2009.
  • Supplemental Appendices Supporting Feasibility Study for Aeolis Wind Power Corporation Thunder Mountain Wind Project (T06/A050), Report No: SPPA2009-10s, BCTC, Feb. 2009.
  • Feasibility Study for AXOR Group Inc. Bergeron Wind Farm Project (A067-T042), Report No: SPPA2009-43, BCTC, Jan. 2009.
  • Supplemental Appendices Supporting Feasibility Study for Finavera Renewables Inc. Bergeron Wind Farm Project (A067-T042), Report No: SPPA2009-43s, BCTC, Jan. 2009.
  • Feasibility Study for North Coast Wind Energy Corp. Banks Island 500 MW Wind Farm (A159-T085), Report No: SPPA2009-55, BCTC, Feb. 2009.
  • Supplemental Appendices Supporting Feasibility Study for North Coast Wind Energy Corp. Banks Island 500 MW Wind Farm (T85/A159), Report No: SPPA2009-55s, BCTC, Feb. 2009.
  • Feasibility Study for Finavera Renewables Inc. Meikle Wind Energy Project (A110-T026), Report No: SPPA2009-28, BCTC, Jan. 2009.
  • Supplemental Appendices Supporting Feasibility Study for Finavera Renewables Inc. Meikle Wind Energy Project (A110-T026), Report No: SPPA2009-28s, BCTC, Jan. 2009.
  • Validating New Dynamic Model and Data for MCA G2, G3 and G4 under the System Condition of 5L76 & 5L79 OOS and 5L81&5L82 OOS, SPA2008-74, BCTC, Jul., 2008.
  • A Preliminary Study on the Natal 138 kV Transmission System Overload and Possible Solutions, Report No. SPA 2007-84, BCTC, Dec. 2007.
  • Brilliant Expansion (120 MW) Operational Planning Study, BCTC-PP-2007-BRX, Mar. 2007.
  • Katabatic Power Corporation Mount Hays Wind Farm Interconnection Impact Re-Study, Report No. SPA 2007-83, BCTC, Aug. 2007.
  • RAS Functional Requirements for 5L91 & 5L98 Series Capacitors, Report No. SPA 2007-59, BCTC, Jul. 2007.
  • Compliance Energy Corporation Princeton Generation Project Interconnection Impact Study, Report No. SPA-2007-008, BCTC, Apr. 2007.
  • Innergex II Inc. Kwoiek Creek Hydroelectric Project Interconnection Impact Study, Report No. SPA-2007-019, BCTC, Apr. 2007.
  • 3986314 Canada Inc. Company Duncan Dam Area Power Project (Glacier, Howser and East Creek Hydroelectric Project) Interconnection Impact Study, Report No. SPA-2007-021, BCTC, Apr. 2007.
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