IEEC 2019 - Keynotes, Invited Speakers and Their Talks

Prof. Hazlie

Prof. Ir. Dr Hazlie Mokhlis

Deputy Dean (Postgraduate Studies)
Faculty of Engineering
University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About the Talk

Title : Power System Resilience and Research Opportunities from Distribution Perspective.

The high number of extreme weather conditions in the recent years had caused significant problems not only to human daily life but also security and economic of a nation. Among important nation’s infrastructure affected during extreme weather conditions is electrical power supply. Extreme weathers such as flood, hurricane and earthquake are common disasters that damage power system infrastructures. During this disaster, electrical power cannot be supplied effectively or in a worst scenario causing major power outage. Not only domestic customers will be affected but also other nation’s critical infrastructure such health, gas, water supplies, transportation and communication system could be jeopardized. This can lead to a huge problem to the whole nation and human life during disaster events. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure power system is highly resilience so that able to supply electrical power during extreme weather condition. One of the possible approaches is to improve power system resilience at the distribution level. This talk will provide overview on the concept of resilience, its importance and improvement in power system. Research area to improve resilience from the perspective of distribution system will also be presented and discussed. These including microgrid, load shedding and network reconfiguration.

About the Speaker

Hazlie Mokhlis received the Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng. (Hons)) degree and Master of Engineering Science (M. Eng.Sc) in Electrical Engineering from University of Malaya in 1999 and 2003 respectively. He received PhD degree from the University of Manchester in 2009. He is currently Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya and Deputy Dean (Postgraduate Studies). He had held several positions; Deputy Dean Research (2013-2014), Deputy Dean Postgraduate Studies (2014-2015) and Head of Department (2015-2017) at the Faculty of Engineering. Dr Hazlie is actively involved in research as a principle investigator with a total amount of research grant worth more than RM 2 million. He is the author and co-author of more than 200 publications in international journals and proceedings in the area of Power Systems and Energy. Up to now, he had successfully supervised to completion 20 PhD, 7 Master (by research) and 52 Master (by course work project) candidates. He also involves actively as reviewer for international journal such as IEEE transaction on Power Systems, IEEE transaction on Sustainable Energy, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Applied SoftComputing, Energy Conversion & Management, and several international conferences. Besides involve with research, he is also active in the development of Malaysian Standard as a member of Working Group in Development of Malaysian's Power System Analysis and Studies (WG6) and Expert Representative in IEC for project TC 8/PT 62786. His research interest includes fault location, network reconfiguration, islanding operation, islanding detection, and renewable energy. Prof Hazlie is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council UK and a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia. Currently he is Executive Committee for IEEE Power Energy Society Malaysia Chapter.