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RGEI - Power Grid Connection and its Technical Issues

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CEM work stream event

The fourth in a 2020 series of webinars from the Clean Energy Ministerial Regional and Global Energy Interconnection Initiative


The webinar will address:
➢ What are the current status and challenges of power grid connection in Japan and the rest of the world?
➢ Which technical performance is better in High Voltage Direct Current transmission regarding Line Commuted Converter (LCC) or Voltage Source Converter(VSC) ?
➢ What impacts does the COV-19 have on the development of energy interconnection in future?


Ryuichi Yokoyama is a Professor Emeritus of Waseda University, a Life Fellow of IEEE, a Senior Life Member of IEE of Japan, a member of CIGRE. He is also Chairman of Standardization Commissions of Electric Apparatus in METI Japan. He received the degrees of B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1968, 1970, and 1974 respectively. After working in Mitsubishi Research Institute, from 1978 through 2007, he was a professor in the Faculty of Technology of Tokyo Metropolitan University. Since 2007, he had been a professor of the Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering in Waseda University. His fields of interests include planning, operation, control and optimization of large-scale environment and energy systems, and economic analysis and risk management of deregulated power markets.


About the Regional and Global Energy Interconnection (RGEI) Initiative
The RGEI Initiative was established at the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in Copenhagen/Malmö in May 2018. RGEI’s objectives are to:
* Discuss conducive policy and regulatory framework regarding regional and global power system integration
* Build consensus on facilitating energy transition via increased proportion of renewable energy in energy consumption and enhanced grid interconnection
* Encourage CEM member countries to engage in the process of RGEI and seize collaborative opportunities CEM Members: China, Chile, Finland, Korea, South Africa, United Arab Emirates. RGEI works with other regional and national technical organizations in the field of power system integration including State Grid Corporation of China, the Korea Electric Power Corporation, and others.
Operating Agent: Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO)