SmartGrid Seminar

Future Cities, Future Grid
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Y2E2 300
Bin Shu (State Grid Corporation of China)
Abstract / Description: 

This talk addresses challenges for distribution grids in a city area. A key point is to enable bi-directional interactions between the customers and the power systems within distribution grids. For such interactions, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) defines 12 areas for significant investment and technology innovation. We give examples about Beijing distribution grid modernization process, including planning, design, management, and supervision in metropolitan power systems. Field experiences will be discussed, e.g. indoor/underground substation and high voltage overhead/cable transmission line.


SmartGrid speakers will discuss exciting new ideas and technologies that are changing the electricity industry. The theme of the seminar series is on smart grids and energy systems, with speakers from academic institutions and industry. The hour-long seminars, including ample time for discussion, are held at 1:00 pm or 1:15 pm approximately every Thursday.


Mr. Bin Shu got his MBA degree in power economy management from Tsinghua University. He currently is the Director of the Smart Grid Research Office and Executive Director of the Modern Distribution Grid Key Technology Laboratory of Beijing Electric Power Economic and Technological Research Institute (BEPETRI). He is also the distinguished expert for the grid planning of Beijing Grid. He has rich experience in grid dispatching and operation management, and has presided over the dispatching automation system planning, development and operation work of Beijing Electric Power Company. He is currently in charge of two key projects of the National High-tech R&D Program (863 Program), and his main research focus is the planning and development of the smart grid.