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CHAN Ka-wing Kevin

Associate Professor & Associate Head

Room: CF614



Dr Kevin K.W. Chan Chan received his BSc(Hons) and PhD Degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Bath (UK) in 1988 and 1992, respectively. His doctoral research study was in the area of real-time power system transient stability simulation using parallel processing techniques.

From 1993 to 1997 Dr Chan was with the Power System and Energy Group at the University of Bath as a research officer. During this period, he successfully completed two EPSRC/ERCOS co-funded research projects. Extensive works has been done in the area of on-line dynamic security analysis, assessment and control of the UK National Grid. A number of industrial strength real-time power system simulators were developed and applied in the National Grid Control Centre, UK for daily monitoring and protection of the UK National Grid.

Dr Chan joined the department of Electrical Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1998 as a lecturer and subsequently promoted to Assistant Professor in 2005. So far, Dr Chan has secured over 37 research projects, including 6 RGC-ERG, 2 RGC-Large Equipment, and 2 NSF projects with total funding over $15.4M. On-going research projects are in the areas of:

(1) transient stability constrained optimal power flow using analytical and/or computational intelligence techniques;

(2) on-line low frequency oscillation monitoring and control based on wide-area measurement system and self-adoptive control;

(3) self-evolution smart power dispatch for future smart grid with automatic generation and automatic voltage control using distributed reinforcement learning, multiple group search optimization, hybrid equilibrium theory, stochastic optimization and vehicle-to-grid technologies;

(4) on-line control and scheduling strategy of massive charging and discharging of plug-in electric vehicles for mitigating the intermittency of renewable energy generations and enhancing frequency regulation.

Competent undergraduate and postgraduate students, who have interests in power system engineering in particular smart grids or areas listed above, are welcome to contact Dr Chan directly via his email ( for the offering of PhD research studentships and post-doctorate research posts.

Refereed Journals

2017 - 2018

1. LUO,Xiao#, XIA,Shiwei#, CHAN,K.W. and LU,Xi#,"A Hierarchical Scheme for Utilizing Plug-In Electric Vehicle Power to Hedge Against Wind-Induced Unit Ramp Cycling Operations". IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp.55-69 (Jan 2018) ISSN 0885-8950(print), 1558-0679(electronic) (

2. XU,Wenzheng#, CHAN,Hon Lung#, OR,S. W., HO,S.L. and CHAN,K.W.,"A New Control Method for a Bi-Directional Phase-Shift-Controlled DC-DC Converter with an Extended Load Range". Energies, Vol. 10, No. 10, pp.1532 (Oct 2017) ISSN 1996-1073(electronic) (

3. YANG,Deyou, CAI,Guowei and CHAN,K.W.,"Extracting inter-area oscillation modes using local measurements and data-driven stochastic subspace technique". Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, Vol. 5, No. 5, pp.704-712 (Sep 2017) ISSN 2196-5625(print), 2196-5420(electronic) (

4. ZHOU,Bin, XU,Da, CHAN,K.W., LI,Canbing, CAO,Yijia and BU,S. Q.,"A two-stage framework for multiobjective energy management in distribution networks with a high penetration of wind energy". Energy, Vol. 135, pp.754-766 (Sep 2017) ISSN 03605442(print) (

5. XIA,Shiwei#, BU,S. Q., LUO,Xiao#, CHAN,K.W. and LU,Xi#,"An Autonomous Real-Time Charging Strategy for Plug-In Electric Vehicles to Regulate Frequency of Distribution System With Fluctuating Wind Generation". IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp.511-524 (Apr 2018) ISSN 1949-3029(print), 1949-3037(electronic) (

6. LIU,Junwei#, CHAN,K.W., CHUNG,Chi Yung, CHAN,Hon Lung#, LIU,Ming# and XU,Wenzheng#,"Single-Stage Wireless-Power-Transfer Resonant Converter With Boost Bridgeless Power-Factor-Correction Rectifier". IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 65, No. 3, pp.2145-2155 (Mar 2018) ISSN 0278-0046(print), 1557-9948(electronic) (


1. YU,T., ZHANG,X.S., ZHOU,Bin and CHAN,K.W., "Hierarchical correlated Q-learning for multi-layer optimal generation command dispatch". International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Vol. 78, pp.1-12 (Jun 2016) ISSN 01420615(print) (

2. CHEN,Chun, WANG,Feng, ZHOU,Bin, CHAN,K.W., CAO,Yijia and TAN,Yi, "An interval optimization based day-ahead scheduling scheme for renewable energy management in smart distribution systems". Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 106, pp.584-596 (Dec 2015) ISSN 01968904(print) (

3. YU,T., WANG,H. Z., ZHOU,Bin, CHAN,K.W. and TANG,J., "Multi-Agent Correlated Equilibrium Q(λ) Learning for Coordinated Smart Generation Control of Interconnected Power Grids". IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp.1669-1679 (Jul 2015) ISSN 0885-8950(print), 1558-0679(electronic) (

4. ZHOU,Bin, CAO,Yijia, LI,Canbing, LIU,Xi, CHUNG,C.Y. and CHAN,K.W., "Optimal scheduling of virtual power plant with battery degradation cost". IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp.712-725 (Feb 2016) ISSN 1751-8687(print), 1751-8695(electronic) (

5. ZHOU,Bin, LI,Wentao, CHAN,Ka Wing, CAO,Yijia, KUANG,Yonghong and LIU,Xi, "Smart home energy management systems: Concept, configurations, and scheduling strategies". Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 61, pp.30-40 (Jun 2016) ISSN 1364-0321(print)


1. Luo,Xiao#, Xia,Shiwei# and CHAN,Ka Wing, "A decentralized charging control strategy for plug-in electric vehicles to mitigate wind farm intermittency and enhance frequency regulation". Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 248, pp.604-614 (Feb 2014) ISSN 03787753(print) (

2. Xia,Shiwei#, CHAN,Ka Wing and Guo,Zhizhong, "A novel margin sensitivity based method for transient stability constrained optimal power flow". Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 108, pp.93-102 (Mar 2014) ISSN 03787796(print) (

3. Ma,Haomin, CHAN,Ka Wing and Liu,Mingbo, "An Intelligent Control Scheme to Support Voltage of Smart Power Systems". IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp.1405-1414 (Aug 2013) ISSN 1551-3203(print), 1941-0050(electronic) (

4. Zhou,B.#, CHAN,K.W., Yu,T. and CHUNG,C.Y., "Equilibrium-Inspired Multiple Group Search Optimization With Synergistic Learning for Multiobjective Electric Power Dispatch". IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp.3534-3545 (Nov 2013) ISSN 0885-8950(print), 1558-0679(electronic) (

5. Zhang,Fang, CHAN,Ka Wing and Fang,Da-Zhong, "Optimal coordinated voltage emergency control against voltage collapse". International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Vol. 53, pp.442-449 (Dec 2013) ISSN 01420615(print) (

6. Huang,Huazhang#, CHUNG,C.Y., CHAN,K.W. and Chen,Haoyong, "Quasi-Monte Carlo Based Probabilistic Small Signal Stability Analysis for Power Systems With Plug-In Electric Vehicle and Wind Power Integration". IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp.3335-3343 (Aug 2013) ISSN 0885-8950(print), 1558-0679(electronic) (

7. Luo,Xiao# and CHAN,Ka Wing, "Real-time scheduling of electric vehicles charging in low-voltage residential distribution systems to minimise power losses and improve voltage profile". IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp.516-529 (Mar 2014) ISSN 1751-8687(print), 1751-8695(electronic) (

8. Zhou,Bin, CHAN,Ka Wing, YU,Tao, Wei,Hua and Tang,Jie, "Strength Pareto Multigroup Search Optimizer for Multiobjective Optimal Reactive Power Dispatch". IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp.1012-1022 (May 2014) ISSN 1551-3203(print), 1941-0050(electronic) (


1. YU, T., LIU, J., CHAN, K.W. and WANG, J.J., " Distributed Multi-Step Q(λ) Learning for Optimal Power Flow of Large-Scale Power Grids ". International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp.614-620 (Nov 2012)

2. YU, T., ZHOU, B.#, CHAN, K.W., YUAN, Y., YANG, B. and WU, Q.H., " R(λ) Imitation Learning for Automatic Generation Control of Interconnected Power Grids ". AUTOMATICA J. IFAC, Vol. 48, No. 9, pp.2130-2136 (Sept 2012)

3. ZHANG, P.# and CHAN, K.W., " Reliability Evaluation of Phasor Measurement Unit Using Monte Carlo Dynamic Fault Tree Method ". IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp.1235-1243 (Sept 2012)


1. MENG, L.C.#, CHENG, K.W.E. and CHAN, K.W., " Systematic Approach to High-power and Energy-efficient Industrial Induction Cooker System: Circuit Design, Control Strategy and Prototype Evaluation ". IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, Vol. 26, No. 12, pp.3754-3765 (2011 Dec) (Project Code: PolyU 5133/08E)

2. MENG, L.C.#, CHENG, K.W.E., CHAN, K.W. and LU, Y, " Variable turn pitch coils design for heating performance enhancement of commercial induction cooker ". IET POWER ELECTRONICS (NEW JOURNAL TO LAUNCH IN MARCH 2008), Vol. 5, No. 1, pp.134-141 (2012 Jan) (Project code: PolyU 5133/08E)

3. YU, T, ZHOU, B#, CHAN, K.W. and LU, E, " Stochastic Optimal CPS Relaxed Control Methodology for Interconnected Power Systems Using Q-learning Method ". JOURNAL OF ENERGY ENGINEERING -ASCE, Vol. 137, No. 3, pp.116-129 (2011 Sep)

4. YU, T, WANG, Y.M., YE, W.J., ZHOU, B# and CHAN, K.W., " Stochastic Optimal AGC Generation Command Dispatch Based on Improved Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning Approach ". IET GENERATION TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION (FORMERLY IEE PROCEEDINGS-GENERATION TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION), Vol. 5, No. 8, pp.789-797 (2011 Aug)

5. YU, T, ZHOU, B#, CHAN, K.W., CHEN, L and YANG, B, " Stochastic Optimal Relaxed Automatic Generation Control in Non-Markov Environment Based on Multi-step Q(λ) learning ". IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp.1272-1282 (2011 Aug)

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