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University of Connecticut School of Engineering Power and Energy Systems Laboratory

Publications

Journal Publications

  1. L. Ren, Y. Qin, Y. Li, P. Zhang, B. Wang, P. B. Luh, S. Han, T. Orekan, and T. Gong, “Enabling resilient distributed power sharing in networked microgrids through software de fined networking,” Applied Energy, UNiLAB Special Issue on “Distributed Energy & Microgrid”, accepted, Jun. 2017.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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, Volume 44, Issue 7, pp. 713-725, Mar. 2016 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. P. Zhang, H. Xue, R. Yang and J. Zhang, “Shifting window average method for phasor measurement at off-nominal frequencies,” IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 1063 – 1073, Jun. 2014.
  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. 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.
  16. 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..
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  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. 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.
  22. W. Xiao and P. Zhang, “Photovoltaic voltage regulation by affine parameterization,” Int. J. Green Energy, vol. 10, pp. 302-320, Feb. 2013.
  23. A. Abdollahi, P. Zhang, H. Xue, and S. Li, “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.
  24. Y. Wang, P. Zhang, W. Li, W. Xiao and A. Abdollahi, “Online overvoltage prevention control of photovoltaic generators in microgrids,” IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 2071-2078, Dec. 2012.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  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, Jul. 2012.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.

Journal Papers under review

  1. Y. Li, P. Zhang, J. N. Debs, D. A. Ferrante, D. J. Kane, S. N. Woolard, R. Kalbfleisch, and K. B. Bowes, “D2NDZ: Evaluating unintentional islanding risks in distribution grid with deep integration of distributed energy resources,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, under review.
  2. 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, under review.

Conference Publications

  1. C. Jin, L. Ren, X. Liu, P. Zhang and M. van Dijk, “Mitigating synchronized hardware trojan attacks in smart grids,” 2nd Workshop on Cyber-Physical Security and Resilience in Smart Grids (CPSR-SG), Pittsburgh, PA, Apr. 21, 2017.
  2. L. Ren, P. Zhang, and A. Dani, “Contraction Analysis for Power System Dynamics Using SOS Programming,” IEEE PESGM, Chicago, Jul. 2017, under revision.
  3. L. Ren, Y. Qin, P. Zhang, B. Wang, P. Luh, “Enabling resilient microgrid through programmable network,’ Niagara 2016 Symposium on Microgrids, Oct. 20-Oct. 23, 2016, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.
  4. Y. Li, P. Zhang, L. Ren, and T. Orekan, “A Geršgorin Theory for Robust Microgrid Stability Analysis,” IEEE PES General Meeting, Boston, July 2016, accepted.
  5. Y. Li, P. Zhang, L. Ren, and T. Orekan, “Microgrid Stability Analysis under Uncertainties,” in preparation for 2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, 2016.
  6. T. Hayslett, T. Orekan, P. Zhang, “Underwater Wireless Power Transfer for Ocean System Applications,” MTS/IEEE OCEANS’16, Monterey, CA, Sept. 19-23, 2016, accepted.
  7. T. Orekan, P. Zhang, “Integrated Dynamic Modeling of a Point Absorber Wave Energy Converter in Regular and Irregular Waves,” MTS/IEEE OCEANS’15, Washington DC, Oct. 19-22, 2015.
  8. A. Arikan, R. Jin, B. Wang, S. Han, K. Suhy and P. Zhang, “Optimal Energy Delivery Scheduling for Electrical Vehicles Using Centralized Energy Transfer,” IEEE SmartGridComm, Miami, FL, Nov. 2-5, 2015.
  9. Y. Qin, L. Ren, B. Wang, P. Zhang and P. Luh, “SDN-enabled highly resilient and efficient microgrids,” GENI Engineering Conference 23, UIUC, June 15-18, 2015.
  10. L. Ren, P. Zhang and H. Ye, “Information Theoretic Index for Regime Shifts in Power Systems”, IEEE PES General Meeting, Denver, July 26-30, 2015.
  11. Y. Qin, L. Ren, B. Wang, P. Zhang and P. Luh, “Enabling highly resilient and efficient microgrids through ultra-fast programmable networks,” US Ignite/GENI Engineering Conference 22, DC, March 23-26, 2015.
  12. Z. Zhao, P. Zhang, J. Cui and S. Zhou, “Life-Oriented Control of Tidal Power Generation,” OCEANS’13 MTS/IEEE, San Diego, 2013.
  13. S.M. Park, S. Y. Park, P. Zhang, P. Luh, M. Rakotomavo, C. Serna, “Comparative Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Hardening Options for Critical Loads,” IEEE ISGT, Submitted.
  14. Y. Wang, P. Zhang, W. Li and N. Kanan, “Comparative analysis of the reliability of grid-connected photovoltaic power systems,” IEEE PES General Meeting, San Diego, 2012.
  15. A. Abdollahi and P. Zhang, “Precise removal of decaying DC in DFT algorithm for power system measurement,” IEEE PES General Meeting, San Diego, 2012.
  16. S. Bu, R. Yu, P. Liu, and P. Zhang, “’Distributed Scheduling in Smart Grid Communications with Dynamic Power Demands and Intermittent Renewable Energy Resources,” IEEE ICC 2011 Workshop on Smart Grid Communications, Kyoto, Japan, June 2011.
  17. M. Li, P. Luh, E. Litvinov and P. Zhang, “Analysis of a partially decentralized framework for operating future power systems,” IEEE PES General Meeting, Detroit, July, 2011.
  18. P. Zhang, W. Li, “Reliability-oriented distribution network reconfiguration,” 2010 IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Washington DC, Jan. 2010.
  19. P. Zhang, J. R. Marti, H. W. Dommel, “Network partitioning for real-time power system simulation,” International Conference on Power Systems Transients (IPST), Montreal, Canada, 2005.
  20. D. Mao, P. Zhang, H. Rahman, and J. R. Marti, “Nonlinear oscillations caused by periodic disturbance between inter-area power systems,” IEEE EPEC’08, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Oct. 2008.
  21. P. Zhang, “Interval-mathematics-based large-scale distribution system reliability analysis,” Proceedings of IEEE PowerCon2002, vol. 4: 2526-2531.
  22. Y. Liu, P. Zhang, “Optimal reactive power and voltage control in radial distribution system,” IEEE PES Summer Meeting 2000, vol. 1: 85-90.
  23. Y. Liu, P. Zhang, D. Xia, “Determination of local transient stability control based on neural networks,” Proceedings of the IEEE EMPD’98, vol 1: 393-398.

Selected Technical Reports

  1. Microgrid Restoration, in Assessment of the GridLink Technology: Interim Report, Mar. 11, 2015.
  2. Reliability Evaluation and Enhancement of Synchronized Phasor Network, Feb. 1, 2014.
  3. P. Zhang, G. Li, and P. Luh, Reliability Evaluation of Selective Hardening Options, State of Connecticut, May 31, 2013 (400 pages).
  4. Operational Solutions for Steady State Voltage Improvement in Gavin Lake Area, Report No. SPA 2009-151, BCTC, Aug. 2009.
  5. A Preliminary Investigation of Voltage Dips in Gavin Lake Area, Report No. SPA 2009-132, BCTC, Jun. 2009.
  6. Bear Mountain Wind Limited Partnership Bear Mountain Wind Farm Interconnection Impact Re-Study, Report No. SPA 2008-18M, BCTC, May 2009.
  7. Feasibility Study for Aeolis Wind Power Corp. Hackney Hills Wind Park (A049-T05), Report No: SPPA2009-09, BCTC, Feb. 2009.
  8. Supplemental Appendices Supporting Feasibility Study for Aeolis Wind Power Corporation Hackney Hills Wind Project (T05/A049), Report No: SPPA2009-09s, BCTC, Feb. 2009.
  9. Feasibility Study for Aeolis Wind Power Corp. Thunder Mountain Wind Project (A050-T06), Report No: SPPA2009-10, BCTC, Feb. 2009.
  10. Supplemental Appendices Supporting Feasibility Study for Aeolis Wind Power Corporation Thunder Mountain Wind Project (T06/A050), Report No: SPPA2009-10s, BCTC, Feb. 2009.
  11. Feasibility Study for AXOR Group Inc. Bergeron Wind Farm Project (A067-T042), Report No: SPPA2009-43, BCTC, Jan. 2009.
  12. Supplemental Appendices Supporting Feasibility Study for Finavera Renewables Inc. Bergeron Wind Farm Project (A067-T042), Report No: SPPA2009-43s, BCTC, Jan. 2009.
  13. Feasibility Study for North Coast Wind Energy Corp. Banks Island 500 MW Wind Farm (A159-T085), Report No: SPPA2009-55, BCTC, Feb. 2009.
  14. 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.
  15. Feasibility Study for Finavera Renewables Inc. Meikle Wind Energy Project (A110-T026), Report No: SPPA2009-28, BCTC, Jan. 2009.
  16. Supplemental Appendices Supporting Feasibility Study for Finavera Renewables Inc. Meikle Wind Energy Project (A110-T026), Report No: SPPA2009-28s, BCTC, Jan. 2009.
  17. 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.
  18. A Preliminary Study on the Natal 138 kV Transmission System Overload and Possible Solutions, Report No. SPA 2007-84, BCTC, Dec. 2007.
  19. Brilliant Expansion (120 MW) Operational Planning Study, BCTC-PP-2007-BRX, Mar. 2007.
  20. Katabatic Power Corporation Mount Hays Wind Farm Interconnection Impact Re-Study, Report No. SPA 2007-83, BCTC, Aug. 2007.
  21. RAS Functional Requirements for 5L91 & 5L98 Series Capacitors, Report No. SPA 2007-59, BCTC, Jul. 2007.
  22. Compliance Energy Corporation Princeton Generation Project Interconnection Impact Study, Report No. SPA-2007-008, BCTC, Apr. 2007.
  23. Innergex II Inc. Kwoiek Creek Hydroelectric Project Interconnection Impact Study, Report No. SPA-2007-019, BCTC, Apr. 2007.
  24. 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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