Department of Mechanical Science and Technology
Title: Development of preview control design methods for EDC and LFC
Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind have been encouraged as alternatives for thermal or nuclear powers.Since their power generation capability is greatly affected by weather conditions,we are facing new challenges for keeping supply and demand power balance.In order to enhance the functionalities of power systems,studies have been devoted to the preview control design methods which utilize future prediction of load variations.Among them, the lecturer will present his research development aimed for the online power generation controls, namely, EDC and LFC.EDC and LFC operate on slower and faster time scales,and cope with long-period and short-period load variations, respectively.As for EDC, he will talk about a robust model predictive control,which keeps operational constraints against a sudden weather change.As for LFC, he will talk about an H2 optimal output-feedback control,which deals with limited information on power plant equipment.
Kotaro Hashikura received the B.S. degree of Mechanical Engineering, the M.S. degree of Informatics, and the Dr. degree of Engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan in 2006, from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan in 2010, and from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan in 2014, respectively. From 2014 until 2018, he had been a Project Research Associate at the Faculty of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Science and Technology, Gunma University.His research interests focus on preview control design methods with applications to robotics and power systems.