The research group aim to assume a leadership role in the research of internet of things for energy systems, develop cutting-edge theory and key technologies to build clean, low-carbon, safe and high-efficient smart energy systems for cities. With smart power grid as its core research field, the group have been actively extending its research to generalized multi-energy systems (e.g., electric power, natural gas, heat and cold etc), focusing on application areas such as renewable energy integration, distributed energy resource utilization, and urban multi-energy system operation and optimization. The group have achieved remarkable research outputs in relevant key technologies such as energy data sensing and communication, advanced optimization and controlling for large-scale distributed energy resources, and flexible distribution system based on modern power electronics.

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