Prof. Chen Shen, Tsinghua University


As the increase of energy consumption in both quantity and type, the multi-carrier energy system, including cold, heat, electricity and others is gradually replacing conventional simple energy system. By the coordination of multiple energy, including energy conversion and energy storage/releasing, a multi -carrier energy system becomes an integrated energy system (IES), where electricity which can convert into cold and heat is the hub of the conversion of multiple energy carriers. With the optimization of coordination, higher economic performance can be obtained in the IES. However, due to the complexity of IES and the randomness of environment, it’s hard to optimize the operation of an IES.
A digital twin can be defined, fundamentally, as an evolving digital profile of the historical and current behavior of a physical object or process that helps optimize business performance. The digital twin is based on massive, cumulative, real-time, real-world data measurements across an array of dimensions. These measurements, together with the physical equations, can create an evolving profile of the object or process in the digital world that may provide important insights on system performance, leading to actions in the physical world such as control of the object or process.
This talk introduces how the digital twin concept is applied to optimize the operation of a heat-pump-based heating supply system.

Tuesday, June 16th
Italian time: 9:00-10:00
Chinese time: 15:00-16:00

Chen Shen received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1993 and 1998, respectively. He was a postdoctoral research fellow with the University of Missouri-Rolla from 1998 to 2001. He served as a senior application developer in ISO New England, USA, during 2001-2002. He has been a professor of the Electrical Engineering Department of Tsinghua University since 2009. He is currently the Director of Research Center of Cloud Computing and Intelligent Decision-making, Sichuan Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua University. He was supported by the Ministry of Education’s Program for New Century Excellent Talents in Universities in 2009. His researches focus on power system analysis and control, including fast modeling and simulation of smart grids, cloud computing and AI application in power systems, stability analysis of power systems with renewable energy generation, emergency control and risk assessment of power systems, operation and control for micro-grids. He has led more than 20 projects, such as National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National High-Tech Research and Development Program (863) of China, Key Project of Chinese National Programs for Fundamental Research and Development (973), National Key Research and Development Program of China, etc. Chen Shen has more than 170 journal and conference publications, owns 29 patents and has authored 1 book.