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Session 3: Advances in Switching Technology


Session 3

Advances in Switching Technology “开断技术研究进展”

Switching equipment is a vital equipment for the control and protection of power system, ensuring the safe and reliable operation of AC and DC power system. SF6, which is widely used in switching equipment, has been strictly restricted for using in the power equipment and banned from emissions due to its strongest greenhouse effect and longer atmospheric lifetime. Investigation focusing on its eco-friendly alternatives is in urgent need for the development of switchgear. With the increasing demand for renewable energy connected, the rapid development of flexible DC power system has an urgent need for high-performance, economical and reliable DC circuit breakers. Intelligent sensing, condition monitoring, life assessment, etc. are important ways to improve the reliability of switching equipment. Recently, switching equipment is gradually developing in the direction of environmental protection, intelligence and integration, and the application scenarios include AC and DC power transmission and distribution systems. With the rapid development of high voltage and capacity transmission, there is an urgent need for high-capacity intelligent switching technology to provide protection for the safe operation of the system.

To share the important achievements and advancements in the research of switching equipment and switching technology, this special session aims to highlight the latest advancements in such research fields with interests include but not limited to:

  • (1) Eco-friendly switching technology using vacuum and eco-friendly insulating gas medium.
  • (2) Application of new electrical materials in switching equipment.
  • (3) Design of interrupting structure and driving mechanisms.
  • (4) DC and intelligent switching technologies.
  • (5) Conditioning monitoring and diagnosis for switching equipment.
  • (6) Design, manufacturing, simulation and testing technologies for switching equipment.

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Xiaolong Li, Shenyang University of Technology, China

Dr. Xiaolong Li received his Ph.D. degree from Tianjin University in 2017. He worked as a Research Fellow at The University of Liverpool from 2018 to 2019. He is currently an associate professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, Shenyang University of Technology. He is also the director of The Institute of High Voltage and Power System, Deputy Director of Department of Electrical Engineering at this university. His major research interests include gas discharge, plasma physics, arc quenching technology, intelligent monitoring and fault diagnosis of switching equipment. He is a young member of the CSEE High Voltage Technical Committee and the CES Plasma and Applications Technical Committee. He is also the Deputy Secretary-General of the Sub-Technical Committee on Basic Theory of Electric Arc in IEEE PES (China).

Co-chair: Dr. Wen Wang, China Electric Power Research Institute, China

Dr. Wen Wang received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Liverpool in 2017 and completed her postdoctoral research at China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) in 2022. She is currently employed at the High Voltage Department of CEPRI. She is a member of CIGRE B3.A3.60 working group and also the member of the team involved in the technological research of environmentally-friendly alternatives and development of the low-carbon electric power equipment, under the construction of SGCC New-Type Power System. Dr. Wang has been actively engaged in research on key technologies for environmentally friendly alternatives and also the development of green and low-carbon equipment, condition assessment of the transmission and transformation equipment, and also the switching technologies for intelligent development of the equipment. She also makes advancements in the fields of plasma physics and computational fluid dynamics.

Co-chair: Senior Engineer Zhijun Wang, Pinggao Group Co., Ltd, China

Zhijun Wang, Director of the Research Institute of Pinggao Group. Senior Engineer, Academic Leader of Pingdingshan City. He has won 7 provincial and ministerial science and technology awards, published more than 30 papers and more than 40 authorized patents. Mainly engaged in high voltage circuit breaker arcing simulation, development of SF6-free switchgear and development of GIS digital twin.

Call for Papers Timeline / 征稿时间

  • Submission of Full Paper: December 10th, 2024
    投稿截止日: 2024年12月10日 

  • Notification Deadline: January 10th, 2025
    通知书发送: 2025年1月10日 

  • Registration Deadline: January 30th, 2025
    注册截止日期: 2025年1月30日