Special Session 2: Power System Resilience

The occurrence frequency of extreme events (e.g., hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods) and artificial attacks (cyber and physical attacks) has increased dramatically in recent years, and these events have severely impacted power systems ranging from long outage times to major equipment destructions. Building highly resilient power systems can significantly reduce the economic loss and social impact caused by power failure. There is an urgent requirement to increase research on power system resilience analysis and evaluation from disaster modeling to system response, while the critical technologies for improving power system resilience should be explored further.

Special Session Chair

Lei Chen, Wuhan University, China

Biography:  Lei Chen (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 2004 and 2010.
From 2011 to 2013, He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). Since 2013, He has been with Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. From 2016 to 2017, He was a Visiting Scholar at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Wuhan University. His research interests include power system stability and superconducting power applications.
Dr. Chen has published more than 160 papers and was the recipient of four IEEE Prize Paper Awards, and the Excellent Associate Editor for the Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems (PCMP) in 2020, 2021, and 2022. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Access, Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems, and IET Smart Grid.