Dr Charlie   Zhang
Research Associate

Dr Charlie Zhang

Engineering
Sch: Electrical Eng & Telecom

Dr. Cuo Zhang received the B.E. (Hons.) degree in electrical (power) engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia in 2014 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2018. He is now the research associate with the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is also a chief investigator of Australian Research Council - Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions.

His research interests include power system planning and operation, voltage stability and control, microgrids, multi-energy systems, and applications of optimization theory and artificial intelligence in these areas. Until 2020, he has published 9 first-authored IEEE Transactions journal papers (2 of them are “Web-of-Science Highly Cited Papers”) and 3 first-authored IEEE/IET conference best papers.

Dr. Zhang was a recipient of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Best Reviewer for 2019, 2018 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad from China Scholarship Council, Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, and the 2014 University Medal from the University of Sydney.

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Wang B; Zhang C; Dong ZY; Li X, 2021, 'Improving Hosting Capacity of Unbalanced Distribution Networks via Robust Allocation of Battery Energy Storage Systems', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 36, pp. 2174 - 2185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2020.3029532
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Chai Q; Zhang C; Xu Y; Dong Z, 2021, 'PV Inverter Reliability-Constrained Volt/Var Control of Distribution Networks', IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSTE.2021.3065451
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Dong Z; Yang L, 2021, 'A Feasibility Pump Based Solution Algorithm for Two-Stage Robust Optimization with Integer Recourses of Energy Storage Systems', IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSTE.2021.3053143
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Su X; Zhang Z; Liu Y; Fu Y; Shahnia F; Zhang C; Dong Z, 2021, 'Sequential and Comprehensive BESSs Placement in Unbalanced Active Distribution Networks Considering the Impacts of BESS Dual Attributes on Sensitivity', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2021.3051629
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang J; Wang S; Zhang C; Luo F; Dong ZY; Li Y, 2021, 'Planning of electric vehicle charging stations and distribution system with highly renewable penetrations', IET ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS IN TRANSPORTATION, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/els2.12022
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Yang L; Li W; Xu Y; Zhang C; Chen S, 2021, 'Two novel locally ideal three-period unit commitment formulations in power systems', Applied Energy, vol. 284, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.116081
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Wang J; Zhang C; You S; Zong Y; Træholt C; Dong ZY, 2021, 'Multi-timescale coordinated operation of a CHP plant-wind farm portfolio considering multiple uncertainties', International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 125, pp. 106428 - 106428, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2020.106428
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Saberi H; Amraee T; Zhang C; Dong ZY, 2021, 'A benders-decomposition-based transient-stability-constrained unit scheduling model utilizing cutset energy function method', International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2020.106338
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Chai Q; Zhang C; Dong ZY; Xu Y, 2021, 'Operational reliability assessment of photovoltaic inverters considering voltage/VAR control function', Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2020.106706
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Li P; Zhang C; Wu Z; Xu Y; Hu M; Dong Z, 2020, 'Distributed Adaptive Robust Voltage/VAR Control with Network Partition in Active Distribution Networks', IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 11, pp. 2245 - 2256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2019.2950120
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Xu Y; Dong ZY, 2020, 'Robustly coordinated operation of a multi-energy micro-grid in grid-connected and islanded modes under uncertainties', IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 11, pp. 640 - 651, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSTE.2019.2900082
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Wang B; Zhang C; Dong ZY, 2020, 'Interval Optimization Based Coordination of Demand Response and Battery Energy Storage System Considering SOC Management in a Microgrid', IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 11, pp. 2922 - 2931, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSTE.2020.2982205
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Lu S; Gu W; Zhang C; Meng K; Dong Z, 2020, 'Hydraulic-Thermal Cooperative Optimization of Integrated Energy Systems: A Convex Optimization Approach', IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 11, pp. 4818 - 4832, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2020.3003399
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Ashfaq S; Zhang D; Zhang C; Dong ZY, 2020, 'Regionalisation of islanded microgrid considering planning and operation stages', IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 14, pp. 145 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-rpg.2019.0894
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Xu Y; Dong ZY; Zhang R, 2020, 'Multi-Objective Adaptive Robust Voltage/VAR Control for High-PV Penetrated Distribution Networks', IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 11, pp. 5288 - 5300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2020.3000726
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Dong ZY; Yin X, 2020, 'Affinely adjustable robust energy management system for smart homes', IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 14, pp. 2955 - 2965, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-rpg.2020.0186
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Hannan MA; Faisal M; Jern Ker P; Begum RA; Dong ZY; Zhang C, 2020, 'Review of optimal methods and algorithms for sizing energy storage systems to achieve decarbonization in microgrid applications', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 131, pp. 110022 - 110022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.110022
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Saberi H; Amraee T; Zhang C; Dong ZY, 2020, 'A heuristic benders-decomposition-based algorithm for transient stability constrained optimal power flow', Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2020.106380
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Xu Y; Dong ZY; Yang LF, 2020, 'Multitimescale Coordinated Adaptive Robust Operation for Industrial Multienergy Microgrids with Load Allocation', IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 16, pp. 3051 - 3063, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TII.2019.2907710
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Xu Y, 2020, 'Hierarchically-Coordinated Voltage/VAR Control of Distribution Networks Using PV Inverters', IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 11, pp. 2942 - 2953, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2020.2968394
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Wang J; Cai H; You S; Zong Y; Zhang C; Træholt C, 2020, 'A framework for techno-economic assessment of demand-side power-to-heat solutions in low-temperature district heating', International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2020.106096
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Xu Y; Li Z; Dong ZY, 2019, 'Robustly Coordinated Operation of a Multi-Energy Microgrid with Flexible Electric and Thermal Loads', IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 10, pp. 2765 - 2775, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2018.2810247
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Xu Y; Dong Z; Ravishankar J, 2019, 'Three-Stage Robust Inverter-Based Voltage/Var Control for Distribution Networks with High-Level PV', IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 10, pp. 782 - 793, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2017.2752234
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Xu RP; Zhang C; Xu Y; Dong ZY, 2019, 'Rolling horizon based multi-objective robust voltage/VAR regulation with conservation voltage reduction in high PV-penetrated distribution networks', IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 13, pp. 1621 - 1629, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-gtd.2018.5940
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Xu Y; Dong ZY, 2018, 'Probability-weighted robust optimization for distributed generation planning in microgrids', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 33, pp. 7042 - 7051, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2849384
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Xu Y; Dong ZY; Wong KP, 2018, 'Robust Coordination of Distributed Generation and Price-Based Demand Response in Microgrids', IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 9, pp. 4236 - 4247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2017.2653198
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Xu Y; Dong ZY; Ma J, 2017, 'Robust Operation of Microgrids via Two-Stage Coordinated Energy Storage and Direct Load Control', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 32, pp. 2858 - 2868, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2016.2627583
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Liu H; Zhang C; Guo Q, 2020, 'Data-driven robust voltage/var control using PV inverters in active distribution networks', in Proceedings - 2020 International Conference on Smart Grids and Energy Systems, SGES 2020, pp. 314 - 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SGES51519.2020.00062
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Wang J; You S; Zong Y; Traholt C; Zhang C; Dong ZY, 2020, 'Multi-timescale coordinated operation of an integrated energy system considering multiple uncertainties', in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Online, presented at 2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Online, 02 August 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESGM41954.2020.9281697
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Wang B; Zhang C, 2020, 'Adaptive robust operation for battery energy storage systems with soc management in a three-phase unbalanced microgrid', in Proceedings - 2020 International Conference on Smart Grids and Energy Systems, SGES 2020, pp. 332 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SGES51519.2020.00065
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Liu B; Meng K; Wong PKC; Dong ZY; Zhang C; Wang B; Ting T; Qi Q, 2019, 'Improving operation feasibility of low-voltage distribution network by phase-switching devices', in IET Conference Publications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cp.2019.0343
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Wang B; Zhang C; Meng K; Liu B; Dong ZY; Wong PKC; Ting T; Qi Q, 2019, 'Improving Hosting Capacity of Unbalanced Distribution Networks via Battery Energy Storage Systems', in Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/APPEEC45492.2019.8994587
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Dong ZY; Xu Y, 2019, 'Multi-Objective Robust Voltage/VAR Control for Active Distribution Networks', in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESGM40551.2019.8973680
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Liu D; Zhang C; Dong ZY, 2019, 'Stochastic Optimal Power Flow for Islanded Microgrids Considering Droop Control', in 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Asia, ISGT 2019, pp. 3156 - 3161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2019.8881100
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Dong ZY; Xu Y, 2018, 'Two-stage robust operation for islanded multi-energy micro-grids', in IET Conference Publications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cp.2018.1775
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Dong Z; Xu Y; Chen Y, 2017, 'A two-stage robust operation approach for combined cooling, heat and power systems', in 2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration, EI2 2017 - Proceedings, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EI2.2017.8245255
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Dong Z; Xu Y; Chen Y, 2017, 'A Two-Stage Robust Operation Approach for Combined Cooling, Heat and Power Systems', in 2017 IEEE CONFERENCE ON ENERGY INTERNET AND ENERGY SYSTEM INTEGRATION (EI2), IEEE, Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA, pp. 272 - 277, presented at IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration (EI2), Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA, 26 November 2017 - 28 November 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000427701300051&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Xu Y; Dong ZY; Ma J, 2016, 'A composite sensitivity factor based method for networked distributed generation planning', in 19th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PSCC.2016.7540822
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Dong Z; Ma J; Xu Y; Zhang R, 2016, 'Robust dispatch of multiple energy resources and flexible loads in energy internet', in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741405
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Charlie Zhang
    Zhang C; Chen G; Dong ZY; Lu C, 2015, 'Topology-based injection shift factors for reactive power flow subject to load surges', in IET Seminar Digest

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