2024 10th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications (PESA)



KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. Richard Cheung
P.Eng., Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University,Canada.

Incorporating Power Conversion Technology and SMR Nuclear Power Generation Technology

Power conversion technology has been used in the carbon-free nuclear power generations over several decades but mainly in the original configurations. Recently, the power conversion technology has advanced tremendously and various configurations of power conversions have been rapidly developed. However, they are rarely incorporated in the nuclear power generations. Why? The first part of this talk is to provide some insights as to why the application of modern power conversion configurations have been lagging or incompatible with nuclear power generations. This is based on the expertise and experience of working on-site at all Ontario Nuclear Generating Stations (NGS) (Bruce Power NGS 6500MW, Pickering NGS 3100MW, Darlington NGS 3500MW), as a senior designer, commissioner, and consultant in these NGS. Small Modular Reactor (SMR), the next-generation of nuclear technology, can produce clean, reliable and affordable power to entire communities and industries. Will this new nuclear generating technology provide a window for incorporating modern power conversion technology for operational and safety enhancement? The second part of this talk is to point out some directions for researching for potential incorporation of modern power conversion technology with SMR, to the extent without violating any contractual confidentiality. The SMR technology is new. Canada is at the planning stage for the SMR development in Darlington NGS, and China is at the forefront globally in terms of SMR construction. No operating record for the SMR is available, and very few literatures for SMR characteristics can be found. In the world of nuclear power generations, all operational aspects must be carefully assessed and all potential risk situations must be analyzed, detailed, and fully controlled. Is there any potential operational discrepancy for the SMR compared to a regular large nuclear reactor for electricity generation? The third part of this talk is to offer some insights of potential operational discrepancies and propose a study on the stability of the SMR generator if the existing station configurations are to be used with no changes. An investigation is proposed for the potential incorporation of the modern power conversion technology and the SMR technology for the enhancement on the operational stability and safety.

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TUTORIAL SPEAKERS

Single-Stage AC-DC Wireless Power Transfer Converters 

   

Dr. Junwei Liu
  The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China  

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Prof. Patrick Wheeler, FIEEE
  University of Nottingham, UK  

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