District Energy Systems and Smart Grid
This focus area mainly covers the topics of smart grid and district energy system planning, design and operation, including predictive analysis of renewable generation and energy demand, supply and demand flexibility, design and optimization of DCS (district cooling system), DHS (district heating system), CCHP (combined cooling, heat and power) and distributed renewable generations, micro grids and other grid control architectures, as well as smart multi-energy complementary operation strategy.
Smart Buildings and Smart Energy Systems
Advanced Energy Storage Technologies
This focus area covers the topics of chemical energy storage, electrical energy storage, and thermal energy storage, including both fundamental science, engineering design and optimization of fuel cells and electrolyzers, rechargeable batteries, supercapacitors and materials for sensible/latent thermal energy storage.