ICEMS2017 Keynote Presentation


Medium Voltage Power Electronics in the Smart Grid Applications



Medium voltage applications of power electronics have gained significant momentum in recent years as the demand of high capacity of power conversion soars, like utility-grade renewables and energy storages, smart grid infrastructures, and etc. to tackle the challenges of carbon reduction.

Taiwan's power electronics industries explore these opportunities by integrating their low voltage converter products into medium voltage high power conversion systems.  This presentation will share the experience of the collaboration between our academic research laboratory and the corporate research of industries as they evolve from component suppliers to system solution providers.



Prof. Po-tai Cheng

Chair, Industrial Power Conversion Systems Dept., IEEE-IAS

Professor, Center for Advanced Power Technologies

Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University

Hsinchu 30013 Taiwan



Po-tai Cheng received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. His research interests include high-power converters in industry and smart grid applications.

He received IAS Transactions Prize Paper Award in 2009 and IAS Industrial Power Converter Committee paper award in 2012 and 2014. He is the chairperson of the Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department (2016-2017), and a member-at-large of the Executive Board (2018-2019) of IEEE-IAS.  He also serves as a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE PELS for 2014-2017, and an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.