ICSGCE 2020 Virtual Conference

The International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies 2020 (ICSGCE 2020) was successfully held online from 9 to 11 October 2020 despite of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

The local organising committee consists of UTAR Centre for Power Systems and Electricity (CPSE) Chairperson Professor Lim Yun Seng, Professor Eng Yoke Kee, Dr Wong Jianhui, Dr Karen Wong, and Dr Chua Kein Hui. The conference aimed to create a platform for researchers and engineers to exchange their latest findings and knowledge regarding the Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies. It also provided a good opportunity to meet virtually with several well-known researchers in the field of Smart Grid and Clean Energy for potential collaboration in research projects.

The sponsors of the conference were UTAR, IEEE, and University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). There were participants from Switzerland, France, Germany, Norway, China, Taiwan, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia. A
ll sessions, oral presentations, discussions and other activities are available online
 on IEEE Xplore, and indexed by Ei Compendex, and Scopus. The following are some pictures of the keynote speeches presented by speakers from Italy, Japan, and Malaysia.

Professor Alberto Borghetti (IEEE Fellow)
University of Bologna, Italy

Sharing on the topic of "Neighbourhood Energy Trading and Renewable Energy Communities"

Professor Masakazu Kato (IEEE Fellow)
Tokyo Denki University, Japan

Sharing on the topic of "Power System Planning with a Large Amount of Renewable Energy"

Professor Lim Yun Seng (Senior Member of IEEE)
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Sharing on the topic of "Multifunctional Grid-Integrated Energy Storage as an Innovative Solution to Supply Electricity Cheaply, Effectively and Reliably under Renewable Energy and Flexible Loads"

Professor Omar bin Yaakob 
(Associate of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Sharing on the topic of "Ocean Renewable Energy Initiatives in South East Asia"

Besides, there are 6 parallel online oral sessions during the conference. One best presentation was selected by session chair in each session. Some pictures are recorded by conference assistant as below:

Session 1
Electronic Technology and Batteries

Session 2
Energy and Power Engineering

Session 3
Power System Dispatching and Control

Session 4
Power Market and
Power Demand Side Management

Session 5
Building Energy Management and
Energy Conservation

Session 6
Power and
Energy System Management

Past Activities Organized by CPSE in 2020


Standby Power for Railway Systems (1 OCT and 13 NOV)
Transient Stability in Railway Systems (7 DEC)
High Voltage in Railway Systems (1 OCT, 21 NOV, and 4 JAN 21*)

Introduction to Power Quality Issues for Railway Systems (17 NOV, 15 DEC, and 28 JAN 21*)
ETAP and ETrax Training (13 JAN, and 9 JUN)
Introduction to Railway Electrification Systems (18 AUG, 16 OCT, 21 DEC)


Green Technology and Energy Efficiency (11 MAY)
Industry 4.0 - Challenges and Opportunities (21 MAY)
Understanding Electrical Safety (25 JUN)


Workshop with Sarawak Energy Berhad (13 JAN)