报 告 人：夏小华，南非比勒陀利亚大学（University of Pretoria）教授
报告题目：Research of CNES - the Centre of New Energy Systems at the University of Pretoria
内容简介：This is a general report about the activities happened over the past 12 years at the Centre of New Energy Systems (CNES), University of Pretoria. CNES is a centre of excellence with a focus of energy efficiency research, service and development. It is the host of the South African National Hub for the Postgraduate Programme in Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management. This talk starts with a review of the organisational structure of CNES, and a brief introduction of the fundamental approach of CNES to energy efficiency in terms of performance, operation, equipment and technology (POET), and a high level demonstration of how the three pillars of activities in research, business and development are organised around POET. The talk then goes into some details in each of the three pillars. On research, the talk will take it through the basic concepts, the tools and techniques, and the research topics of energy systems and optimisation as well as its alignment with a control system approach, with a particular thrust of activities on model predictive control (MPC) applications to operational energy efficiency. On the business front, the talk will introduce the market, policies, standards, regulations, training and professional developments surrounding an emerging commercial opportunity in measurement and verification (M&V) of energy efficiency improvement. Experiences and lessens in the South African context are shared in creating the correct business model and cultivating a sound technical profession against ISO 17020. The talk then moves on to some snapshots on the on-going and future product development platforms based on data capturing, communication, cloud computing and end users' gadgets in service to our industrial and building energy sectors.
报告人简介：夏小华，南非比勒陀利亚大学工程、建筑环境和信息技术学院，电气、电子和计算机系教授，新能源系统中心主任，国家节能减排研究基地主任。南非科学院和工程院院士，IEEE会士。多年来，一直从事控制系统中非线性观测器的理论和设计、非线性和复杂控制理论方面的研究。他成功地为南非Spoornet开发了超长重载火车分布动力纵向运行控制系统，在南非电力总公司Eskom和Exxaro, AngloGold等矿业公司从事重大能源系统优化和节能减排以及能效评估方面理论与多项专题研究工作和工程项目。夏小华现任Applied Energy和Acta Automatic Sinica杂志编委(Editorial Board Member)，自动化学报副主编，曾是Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control和IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II 的副编辑(Associate Editor)，SAIEE Africa Research Journal 的编辑。