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Sarah Lyden

Senior Lecturer in Electrical Power Engineering

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Sarah Lyden is Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering, in the College of Sciences and Engineering. Her PhD thesis was on the development of modelling and maximum power extraction techniques for photovoltaic systems under non-uniform environmental conditions in early 2015. Her main area of interest is renewable energy and the integration of renewable energy sources into the electricity grid.  Sarah is also currently involved in STEM education and outreach research projects.

Biography

Sarah completed her BSc-BE (Hons) at the University of Tasmania in 2011. From 2012 to 2015 she was a PhD candidate with the School of Engineering and ICT at the University of Tasmania. From March 2015 to February 2018 Sarah was employed as the API Lecturer in the field of power systems and renewable energy. Since 2018, Sarah has been employed as Lecturer in the School of Engineering. Throughout her undergraduate and postgraduate years at the University of Tasmania, Sarah was involved as a casual academic tutor and lecturer and as a member of the School of Engineering and ICT's STEM education and outreach team. The STEM team plans, develops and delivers STEM based hands-on activities to groups of school children to encourage their interest in future studies and careers in the STEM fields.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis titleUniversityCountryDate of award
PhDA Simulated Annealing Global Maximum Power Point Tracking Method for Photovoltaic Systems Experiencing Non-Uniform Environmental ConditionsUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2015 
BSc-BE (Hons) University of TasmaniaAustralia2011

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Engineers Australia
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Teaching

Electric Machines, Renewable Energy, Human centred design, power systems

Teaching expertise

Since 2010, Sarah has been involved as a casual tutor and lecturer with the School of Engineering and ICT.  From 2013, this role involved teaching at Shandong University of Science and Technology as part of a joint teaching program.

Teaching responsibility

  • KNE491 - Renewable Energy Systems
  • ENG102 – Engineering Design 1
  • ENG340 – Technical English Communication

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Expertise

  • Renewable Energy technologies
  • Grid integration of renewable energy
  • STEM education and outreach

Research Themes

Sarah's research aligns to the University's research themes of Environment and Resources and Sustainability. Her research interests include exploring the development of renewable energy systems and the potential impacts of these systems on existing infrastructure. Her PhD thesis involved exploring the limitations of photovoltaic (PV) systems when they are operated in a residential environment.  This research project involved modelling PV systems under non-uniform environmental conditions and shading, and developing a power maximisation strategy.

Fields of Research

  • Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics) (400803)
  • Other engineering (409999)
  • Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy (390113)
  • Photovoltaic devices (solar cells) (400910)
  • Photovoltaic power systems (400808)
  • Civil geotechnical engineering (400502)
  • Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical) (401703)
  • Women's studies (incl. girls' studies) (440509)
  • Entrepreneurship (350704)
  • Industrial electronics (400907)

Research Objectives

  • Solar-photovoltaic energy (170804)
  • Mining and extraction of energy resources (170699)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Teaching and instruction technologies (160304)
  • Management, resources and leadership (160204)
  • Renewable energy (170899)
  • Wind energy (170808)
  • Hydro-electric energy (170803)
  • Teaching and curriculum (160399)
  • Energy storage (excl. hydrogen and batteries) (170304)
  • Energy services and utilities (170303)
  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • Expanding knowledge in engineering (280110)
  • Energy systems and analysis (170305)
  • Management of solid waste from energy activities (170503)
  • Energy transmission and distribution (excl. hydrogen) (170306)
  • Energy storage, distribution and supply (170399)
  • Gender aspects in education (160202)
  • Environmentally sustainable energy activities (170599)
  • Technological and organisational innovation (150306)
  • Equity and access to education (160201)
  • Hydrogen storage (170308)
  • Energy transformation (170499)

Publications

Sarah's publication history involves contributing to publications in the area of maximum power point tracking and modelling of photovoltaic systems and in studying the outcomes of STEM education intervention programs run by the School of Engineering and ICT's STEM education and outreach team.

Total publications

37

Journal Article

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Lyden S, Galligan H, Haque ME, 'A hybrid simulated annealing and perturb and observe maximum power point tracking method', IEEE Systems Journal pp. 1-9. ISSN 1937-9234 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2020.3021379 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Hamilton J, Negnevitsky M, Wang X, Lyden S, 'High penetration renewable generation within Australian isolated and remote power systems', Energy, 168 pp. 684-692. ISSN 0360-5442 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2018.11.118 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Hamilton J; Negnevitsky M; Wang X

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2019Lyden S, Haque ME, 'Modelling, parameter estimation and assessment of partial shading conditions of photovoltaic modules', Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, 7, (1) pp. 55-64. ISSN 2196-5625 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40565-018-0454-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 52

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2019Saha S, Haque ME, Tan CP, Mahmud MA, Arif MT, et al., 'Diagnosis and mitigation of voltage and current sensors malfunctioning in a grid connected PV system', International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 115 Article 105381. ISSN 0142-0615 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2019.105381 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

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2018Doe P, Lyden S, Jaikaran-Doe S, Wang X, 'Enhancing Chinese students' learning in an Australian 2+2 undergraduate engineering program', International Journal of Higher Education, 7, (5) pp. 86-96. ISSN 1927-6044 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5430/ijhe.v7n5p86 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Doe P; Jaikaran-Doe S; Wang X

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2016Lyden S, Haque ME, 'A simulated annealing global maximum power point tracking approach for PV modules under partial shading conditions', IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31, (6) pp. 4171-4181. ISSN 0885-8993 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2015.2468592 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 159Web of Science - 142

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2016Ward L, Lyden S, Fitzallen N, ''Egg-streme' egg crashes', Australian Mathematics Teacher, 72, (2) pp. 10-15. ISSN 1839-4779 (2016) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Ward L; Fitzallen N

2016Ward L, Lyden S, Fitzallen N, Leon de la Barra B, 'Using engineering activities to engage middle school students in physics and biology', Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 20, (2) pp. 145-156. ISSN 1325-4340 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/22054952.2015.1130092 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

Co-authors: Ward L; Fitzallen N; Leon de la Barra B

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2015Lyden S, Haque ME, 'Maximum Power Point Tracking techniques for photovoltaic systems: a comprehensive review and comparative analysis', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 52 pp. 1504-1518. ISSN 1364-0321 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.172 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 95Web of Science - 78

Co-authors: Haque ME

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2013Colvin W, Lyden S, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Attracting girls to civil engineering through hands-on activities that reveal the communal goals and values of the profession', Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, 13, (1) pp. 35-41. ISSN 1532-6748 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)LM.1943-5630.0000208 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22

Co-authors: Colvin W; Leon de la Barra BA

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Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Lyden S, 'Maximum power point tracking: a review of the considerations for large scale and small scale photovoltaic installations', Maximum Power Point Tracking: Background, Implementation and Classification, Nova Science Publishers, M Hebert (ed), New York, pp. 137-162. ISBN 9781536182798 (2020) [Other Book Chapter]

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2018Lyden S, Haque E, 'Photovoltaic system maximum power extraction: an application of simulated annealing', Simulated Annealing: Introduction, Applications and Theory, Nova Science Publishers, A Scollen, T Hargraves (ed), New York, United States, pp. 85-109. ISBN 9781536136746 (2018) [Other Book Chapter]

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2016Lyden S, Haque ME, Mahmud MA, 'Maximum Power Point Tracking Methods for PV Systems', Advances in Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants, Springer-Verlag, MR Islam, F Rahman and W Xu (ed), Berlin, pp. 79-105. ISBN 978-3-662-50519-9 (2016) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-50521-2_4 [eCite] [Details]

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Conference Publication

(24 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Lyden S, Ji T, 'A study into the impact of the choice of Maximum Power Point Tracking Technique on the reliability of the power electronics interface for photovoltaic systems', Proceedings from the 2020 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), 29 November - 03 December 2020, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9781922352767 (2020) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2019Lyden S, Henderson A, 'Increasing student satisfaction with teamwork in project-based engineering units', Conference Proceedings of the AAEE2019 Conference - 30th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 08-11 December 2019, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 98. (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Henderson A

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2019Semshchikov E, Hamilton J, Wu L, Negnevitsky M, Wang X, et al., 'Frequency control within high renewable penetration hybrid systems adopting low load diesel methodologies', Energy Procedia, 13-15 December 2018, Sydney, Australia, pp. 483-490. ISSN 1876-6102 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2019.02.196 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Semshchikov E; Hamilton J; Wu L; Negnevitsky M; Wang X

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2018Jaikaran-Doe S, Leon de la Barra B, Lyden S, Wang I, Fan F, et al., 'Strategies for promoting cultural diversity within student laboratory groups in an engineering degree course at an Australian university', Proceedings of the 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference (AAEE 2018), 09-12 December 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Jaikaran-Doe S; Leon de la Barra B; Wang I; Fan F; Henderson A; Franklin E; Doe P

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2018Jaikaran-Doe S, Lyden S, Doe P, 'Articulation of Chinese students into an Australian engineering degree', Proceedings of the 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference (AAEE 2018), 09-12 December 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Jaikaran-Doe S; Doe P

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2018Lyden S, Olding W, Darbari Z, 'Bayesian optimization for maximum power point tracking in photovoltaic systems', Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 5-9 August 2018, Portland, Oregon, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-5386-7703-2 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/PESGM.2018.8585890 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Olding W; Darbari Z

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2018Negnevitsky M, Hamilton J, Lyden S, Wang X, 'Achieving high renewable energy penetration in off-grid systems via low load diesel integration: a case study of King Island, Australia', Proceedings of CIGRE 2018, 2018, Paris, France, pp. 1-12. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Negnevitsky M; Hamilton J; Wang X

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2018Ward L, Fitzallen N, Lyden S, Panton L, 'Exploring a STEM education pedagogy: teachers' perceptions of the benefits of an extended integrative STEM learning program', Integrated Education for the Real World 5th International STEM in Education Conference Post-Conference Proceedings, 21-23 November 2018, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 422-429. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fitzallen N

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2017Doe P, Jaikaran-Doe S, Lyden S, Ming L, Bingzhong R, et al., 'Intensive mode teaching for the delivery of engineering content to students at a Chinese university', Proceedings of the 28th Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Annual Conference, 10-13 December 2017, Manly, Australia, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-0-646-98026-3 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Doe P; Jaikaran-Doe S

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2017Dong J, Lyden S, 'Implication of MPPT on converter reliability for PV systems', Proceedings from the Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 19-22 November 2017, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781510846531 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2017.8282454 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Dong J

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2017Galligan H, Lyden S, 'Improving the performance of time invariant maximum power point tracking methods', Proceedings from the Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 19-22 November 2017, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781510846531 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2017.8282452 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Tidey H, Lyden S, 'Coordination of electric vehicle battery charging with photovoltaic generation', Proceedings from the Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 19-22 November 2017, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781538626481 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2017.8282453 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2017Zhang Y, Lyden S, Leon de la Barra BA, Haque ME, 'Optimization of tremblay's battery model parameters for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle application', Proceedings from the Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 19-22 November 2017, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781538626481 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2017.8282405 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Zhang Y; Leon de la Barra BA

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2016Lyden S, Haque ME, 'A comprehensive study of the key parameters of the simulated annealing method for maximum power point tracking in photovoltaic systems', Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 17-21 July 2016, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-5090-4168-8 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741788 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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2016Zhang Y, Lyden S, Leon de la Barra BA, Haque ME, 'A genetic algorithm approach to parameter estimation for PV modules', Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 17-21 July 2016, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-5090-4168-8 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741781 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Zhang Y; Leon de la Barra BA

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2016Zhao X, Lyden S, 'Control strategies for combined Photovoltaic-Energy Storage Systems connected to the grid', Proceedings of the 2016 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 25-28 September 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 522-527. ISBN 9781509014064 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Lyden S, Haque ME, 'Comparison of the perturb and observe and simulated annealing approaches for maximum power point tracking in a photovoltaic system under partial shading conditions', 20114 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 14-18 September 2014, Pittsburgh, Pa, USA, pp. 2517-2523. ISBN 978-1-4799-5776-7 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/ECCE.2014.6953736 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12

Co-authors: Haque ME

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2015Lyden S, Haque ME, 'A hybrid simulated annealing and perturb and observe method for maximum power point tracking in PV systems under partial shading conditions', 2015 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) Proceedings, 27-30 September, Wollongong, NSW, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781479987252 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2015.7324803 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

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2014Lyden S, Haque ME, Xiao D, 'Application of a simulated annealing technique for global maximum power point tracking of PV modules experiencing partial shading', IECON 2014 - 40th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 29 October - 01 November 2014, Dallas, TX USA, pp. 1977-1983. ISBN 978-1-4799-4031-8 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2014.7048773 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Haque ME

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2014Tavakoli A, Negnevitsky M, Lyden S, Haruni O, 'A decentralized control strategy for multiple distributed generation in islanded mode', Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 27-31 July 2014, National Harbor, USA, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-4799-6415-4 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/PESGM.2014.6938789 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Tavakoli A; Negnevitsky M

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2013Lyden S, Haque ME, Gargoom A, Negnevitsky M, 'Review of maximum power point tracking approaches suitable for PV systems under partial shading conditions', Proceedings of the Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2013, 29 September - 3 October 2013, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-86295-913-2 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2013.6725344 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Haque ME; Gargoom A; Negnevitsky M

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2012Lyden S, Colvin W, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Work in Progress: Putting Control Engineering in Middle School Girls' Futures', 2012 Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 3-6 October, Seattle, Washington, USA, pp. 884-885. ISBN 978-1-4673-1351-3 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Colvin W; Leon de la Barra BA

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2012Lyden S, Haque ME, Gargoom A, Negnevitsky M, 'Modelling photovoltaic cell: Issues and operational constraints', Proceedings of the IEEE PES International Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON 2012), 30 October - 2 November, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-6. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/PowerCon.2012.6401428 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7

Co-authors: Haque ME; Gargoom A; Negnevitsky M

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2012Lyden S, Haque ME, Gargoom A, Negnevitsky M, Muoka PI, 'Modelling and parameter estimation of photovoltaic cell', Proceedings of the 2012 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 26-29 September, Bali, Indonesia, pp. 1-6. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Citations: Scopus - 12

Co-authors: Haque ME; Gargoom A; Negnevitsky M; Muoka PI

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$2,073,143

Projects

Power Quality Assessment in Electricity Networks with New Energy Sources and Energy-Efficient Equipment (2019 - 2022)$2,019,643
Description
Penetration of new energy sources including solar and wind is on the rise in electricity grids around the world. These sources are connected through power electronics-based interfaces leading to new challenges requiring greater attention. A significant challenge is the generation of unwanted harmonics which pollutes the grid and has become a concern to all stakeholders as the harmonic levels have to managed below stipulated limits to ensure power system security. Measurement and assessment of harmonics and their impact on connected equipment are crucial where there are deficiencies in the existing technologies and knowledge, thus necessitating new work which forms the basis of this project.
Funding
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science ($2,019,643)
Scheme
Grant-Global Innovation Linkages programme
Administered By
University of Wollongong
Research Team
Perera S; Negnevitsky M; Lyden SL; Robinson DA; Zare F
Period
2019 - 2022
Low to no load diesel technology in isolated power systems (2016)$50,000
Description
Development of a novel power system model to investigate the performance of isolated renewable power systems.
Funding
Energy Networks Association Ltd ($50,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Negnevitsky M; Wang X; Lyden SL
Year
2016
Investigation of Solar penetration in Tasmania (2015)$3,500
Description
The objective of this research is to investigate major factors contributing to solar penetration in Tasmania, and potential impacts of electricity consumption.
Funding
Goanna Energy Consulting ($3,500)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lyden SL; Negnevitsky M
Year
2015

Research Supervision

Current

2

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDMethods and Algorithms of Dynamic State Estimation for Improving Reliability of Cyber-Physical System in Smart Electric Power Grid2017
PhDHeat and Mass Transfer Enhancement with Magnetic Nanofluids (Micro Magnetofluidics)2019

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
MastersControl and Power Management of Photovoltaic Systems with Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles as Energy Storage
Candidate: Yuchuan Zhang
2018