Keynote Speakers

Prof. Danny Sutanto | University of Wollongong, Australia

Danny Sutanto received his B.Eng. and Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia in 1978 and 1981 respectively.
Following his graduation he joined GEC Projects, Australia as a Power System Analyst. In 1982 he joined the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of New South Wales. In 1996 he joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Professor in Electrical Engineering. In 2006, he joined the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Wollongong as the Professor of Power Engineering.
His main areas of research are power system analysis, power system economics, voltage stability, harmonics, power electronics and computer aided education. He has published numerous papers in the areas of electromagnetic transient analysis, power system analysis, voltage instability, design of harmonic filters, FACTS, Battery Energy Storage Systems, computer aided teaching systems, power system expansion planning, electrical machines and power electronics, in total over 170 papers.
He was awarded the N. Svennson's Award for Teaching Excellence in the Faculty of Engineering in 1994. In 2000, he was awarded the HK Polytechnic University President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching. He has extensive consultancy experience both in Australia and Hong Kong covering areas such as power system planning, fault analysis and harmonic filter design. While at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he received grants from the RGC, Learning and Teaching Development Committee (LTDC), British Council, various research studentship and grants from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University totalling more than HK$15 million. He was appointed as the Regional Representative of the Power Engineering Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Electronic) for Region 10, Asia -Pacific from 2001-2004. He has been invited to be the members of International Advisory Board for several international conferences. He is also a member of the International Editorial Advisory panel of the International Journal "Electric Power Systems Research".

Prof. Toshihisa FUNABASHI | University of the Ryukyus, JAPAN

Toshihisa FUNABASHI received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan, in 1975. He received the Doctor degree in electrical engineering from Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, in 2000. In 1975, he joined Meidensha Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, where he had been engaged in research on power system analysis and also distributed generation applications in power systems. From April 2014, he was a professor of IMaSS, Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan. Since April 2018, he is a visiting professor of University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. His current interest are operation and control of power systems with renewable energy sources, and optimization of generation, transmission, and distribution systems considering large integration of renewable energy sources and power electricity markets. He has published over 100 journal papers and over 150 international conference papers in these technical areas. Prof. Funabashi is a Chartered Engineer in the U.K, a member of IET, a senior member of IEEE and a senior member of IEE Japan. Academic press has published his book titled “Integration of Distributed Energy Resources in Power Systems, -Implementation, Operation and Control-” on March, 2016.

Prof. Nopbhorn Leeprechanon | Thammasat University, Thailand

Dr. Nopbhorn Leeprechanon, Ph.D., M.A. (Pol.&Gov.), M.Eng.(EE), B.Eng.(EE), is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Thammasat University. He has been an active researcher in the area of electrical power systems planning and economics for over a decade. He experienced in the power engineering industry, Chaired many conferences such as IEEE PES ISGT ASIA 2015, IEEE PES GTD ASIA 2019, etc. He was invited as key note speaker and presented his research papers related to his research interests in four continents. He published over 50 papers internationally. He has worked in the power engineering and related industries before joining Thammasat University in 1996. He held many executive positions in education and engineering sectors, including Deputy Dean of Engineering, Board of Directors of Thammasat University, President of Council of Faculty Senate, Thammasat University, He is currently the Inspector of the Council of Engineer of Thailand, Executive Committee, IEEE PES Thailand Chapter and Smart Grid Subcommittee, Energy Policy Office, Ministry of Energy of Thailand. Nopbhorn received the 2018 Outstanding Engineering Award from the IEEE PES Head Quarter, USA.