Research Interests

My research interests span the areas of operational research, electrical and civil (transportation) engineering. I'm excited to carry out interdisciplinary research that can provide policy makers, researchers, and practitioners with valuable insights on building & managing future sustainable energy systems.

Currently, I've been focusing on interface of power and transportation, grid integration of distributed energy resources, internet of things for smart energy.

Find my full publication list on: Google Scholar, Research Gate.


Journal Papers

Under Review

  1. T. Zeng, H. Zhang, and S. J. Moura, "Solving Overstay and Stochasticity in PEV Charging Station Planning with Real Data," under review in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. (2nd round).
  2. H. Zhang, C. J. R. Sheppard, T. E. Lipman, T. Zeng, and S. J. Moura, "Charging Infrastructure Demands of Shared-Use Autonomous Electric Vehicles in Urban Areas." under review in Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (2nd round).

Accepted or Published

    Year 2019

  1. H. Zhang, C. J. R. Sheppard, T. E. Lipman, and S. J. Moura, "Joint Fleet Sizing and Charging System Planning for Autonomous Electric Vehicles," to appear in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2019.
  2. J. Li, J. Lin, H. Zhang, Y. Song, G. Chen, and L. Ding, "Optimal Investment of Electrolyzers and Seasonal Storages in Hydrogen Supply Chains Incorporated with Renewable Electric Networks," to appear in IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 2019.
  3. Z. Lin, Z. Hu, H. Zhang, and Y. Song, "Optimal ESS allocation in distribution network using accelerated generalized Benders decomposition," IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 13, no. 13, pp. 2738-2746, 2019.
  4. H. Luo, Z. Hu, H. Zhang, and H. Chen, "Coordinated Active Power Control Strategy for Deloaded Wind Turbines to Improve Regulation Performance in AGC," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 98-108, 2019.
  5. B. Zhao, Z. Hu, Q. Zhou, H. Zhang, and Y. Song, "Optimal transmission switching to eliminate voltage violations during light-load periods using decomposition approach," Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, vol. 7, no. 2, pp.297-308, 2019.
  6. H. Zhang, Z. Hu, E. Munsing, S. J. Moura, and Y. Song, "Data-driven Chance-constrained Regulation Capacity Offering for Distributed Energy Resources," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 2713-2725, 2019.
  7. H. Chen, Z. Hu, H. Luo, J. Qin, R. Rajagopal, and H. Zhang, "Design and Planning of a Multiple-charger Multiple-port Charging System for PEV Charging Station," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 173-183, 2019.
  8. Year 2018

  9. X. Chen, H. Zhang, Z. Xu, C. P. Nielsen, M. B. McElroy, and J. Lv, "Impacts of Fleet Types and Charging Modes for Electric Vehicles on Emissions under Different Penetrations of Wind Power," Nature Energy, vol. 3, pp. 413-421, 2018. (equal contribution)
  10. H. Zhang, S. J. Moura, Z. Hu, W. Qi, and Y. Song, "Joint PEV Charging Network and Distributed PV Generation Planning Based on Accelerated Generalized Benders Decomposition," IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 789-803, 2018.
  11. H. Chen, Z. Hu, H. Zhang and H. Luo, "Coordinated Charging and Discharging Strategies for Plug-in Electric Bus Fast Charging Station with Energy Storage System." IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 12, no. 9, pp. 2019-2028, 2018.
  12. H. Zhang, S. J. Moura, Z. Hu, and Y. Song, "PEV Fast-Charging Station Siting and Sizing on Coupled Transportation and Power Networks," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 2595-2605, 2018.
  13. Year 2017

  14. H. Zhang, S. J. Moura, Z. Hu, W. Qi, and Y. Song, "A Second Order Cone Programming Model for Planning PEV Fast-Charging Stations," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 2763-2777, 2017.
  15. W. Qi, B. Shen, H. Zhang, and Z. M. Shen, "Coordinating and Sharing Demand-Side Energy Resources - A Conceptual Design," Energy, vol. 135, pp. 455-465, 2017.
  16. H. Zhang, Z. Hu, Z. Xu, and Y. Song, "Optimal Planning of PEV Charging Station with Single Output Multiple Cables Charging Spots," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 2119-2128, 2017.
  17. H. Zhang, Z. Hu, Z. Xu, and Y. Song, "Evaluation of Achievable Vehicle-to-Grid Capacity Using Aggregate PEV Model," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 784-794, 2017.
  18. Year 2016 and before

  19. Z. Hu, K. Zhan, H. Zhang, and Y. Song, "Pricing Mechanisms Design for Guiding Electric Vehicle Charging to Fill Load Valley," Applied Energy, vol. 178, pp. 155-163, 2016.
  20. H. Zhang, Z. Hu, Z. Xu, and Y. Song, "An Integrated Planning Framework for Different Types of PEV Charging Facilities in Urban Area," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 2273-2284, 2016.
  21. Z. Xu, W. Su, Z. Hu, Y. Song, H. Zhang, "A Hierarchical Framework for Coordinated Charging of Plug-in Electric Vehicles in China," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 428-438, 2016.
  22. K. Zhan, Z. Hu, Y. Song, Z. Xu, L. Jia, H. Zhang, "A Coordinated Charging Strategy for Electric Vehicle Three-phase Load Balance," Automation of Electric Power Systems, vol. 39, no. 17, pp. 201-207, 2015. (in Chinese)
  23. Y. Guo, Z. Hu, H. Zhang, W. Su, K. Zhan, Z. Xu, "A Statistical Method to Evaluate the Capability of Residential Distribution Network for Accommodating Electric Vehicle Charging Load," Power System Technology, vol. 39, no. 9, pp. 2458-246, 2015. (in Chinese)
  24. Z. Hu, K. Zhan, Z. Xu, D. Xiang, H. Zhang, "Analysis and Outlook on the Key Problems of Electric Vehicle and Power Grid Interaction," Electric Power Construction, vol. 36, no. 7, pp. 6-13, 2015. (in Chinese)
  25. H. Luo, Z. Hu, H. Zhang, "Effect Analysis of Ambient Temperature on Electric Vehicle Charging Load," Electric Power Construction, vol. 36, no. 7, pp.69-74, 2015. (in Chinese)
  26. Y. Zhang, W. Zhao, Y. Xiao, G. Lin, X. Chen, Z. Hu, H. Zhang, Z. Xu, "A Hierarchical Architecture Based Simulation Platform for Coordinated Charging of Large-Scale Electric Vehicles," Power System Technology, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 55-62, 2015. (in Chinese)
  27. Z. Xu, Z. Hu, Y. Song, H. Zhang, X. Chen, "Coordinated Charging Strategy for PEV Charging Stations Based on Dynamic Time-of-use Tariffs," Proceedings of the CSEE, vol. 33, no. 22, pp. 3638-3646, 2014. (in Chinese)
  28. H. Zhang, Z. Hu, Y. Song, Z. Xu, L. Jia, "A Prediction Method for Electric Vehicle Charging Load Considering Spatial and Temporal Distribution," Automation and Electric Power Systems, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 13-20, 2014. (in Chinese)

Conference Papers

Accepted or Published

  1. Z. Zhou, S. Moura, H. Zhang, X. Zhang, Q. Guo, H. Sun, "A Game-Theoretic Approach to Analyzing Equilibria in Coupled Power and Transportation Networks," IEEE PES Gen. Meeting 2019, Atlanta, GA, 2019, pp. 1-5.
  2. H. Zhang, S. J. Moura, Z. Hu, W. Qi, and Y. Song, "Joint PEV Charging Station and Distributed PV Generation Planning," IEEE PES Gen. Meeting 2017, Chicago, IL, 2017, pp. 1-5.
  3. H. Zhang, W. Qi, Z. Hu, and Y. Song, "Planning Hydrogen Refueling Stations with Coordinated On-Site Electrolytic Production," IEEE PES Gen. Meeting 2017, Chicago, IL, 2017, pp. 1-5. (equal contribution with W. Qi)
  4. S. Bae, H. Zhang, D. Wang, C. Sheppard, and S. Saxena, "Optimal Bidding Strategy for V2G Regulation Services under Uncertainty," IEEE PES Gen. Meeting 2017, Chicago, IL, 2017, pp. 1-5.
  5. H. Zhang, Z. Hu, S. J. Moura, Y. Song, "Coordination of V2G and Distributed Wind Power Using the Storage-like Aggregate PEV Model," 2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), Minneapolis, MN, 2016, pp. 1-5.
  6. H. Zhang, W. Tang, Z. Hu, Y. Song, Z. Xu, L. Wang, "A Method for Forecasting the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of PEV Charging Load," 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting - Conference & Exposition, National Harbor, MD, 2014, pp. 1-5.

Talks

Date Title Location
July 2019 Autonomous electric vehicle fleet sizing for mobility on demand systems Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Shenzhen, China
July 2018 Harness EVs as flexibility sources to power grids Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Shenzhen, China
Oct 2018 Data-driven approach to harnessing flexibility of large-scale distributed energy resources for power grids 2018 CROSS SYMPOSIUM & OKTOBERFEST, UC Santa Cruz, USA
July 2018 Harness EVs as flexibility sources to power grids Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Shenzhen, China
Nov. 2017 Harness EVs as flexibility sources to power grids and an introduction to SGOOL's research on EV SGOOL, Tsinghua, China
March 2018 Harness EVs as flexibility sources to power grids eCAL, UC Berkeley, USA
June 2017 EVs in Energy Internet British Petroleum, Beijing, China
May 2017 THU-IET Forum on Electrical Engineering: Regulation services with distributed energy resources Tsinghua Univ., Beijing, China
May 2017 Tutorial on "Duality Theory and Its Applications" SGOOL, Tsinghua, China
April 2017 Tutorial on "Optimal Power Flow and Its Conic Relaxation" SGOOL, Tsinghua, China
Jan. 2017 PEV Charging Network Planning on Coupled Transportation and Power Networks Haining, Zhejiang Univ., China
Oct. 2016 PEV Charging Network Planning on Coupled Transportation and Power Networks eCAL, Davis Hall, UC Berkeley, USA
Apr. 2016 Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Demand Forecasting, Modeling and Facility Planning China Energy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Feb. 2016 Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Demand Forecasting, Modeling and Facility Planning V2G-Sim Team, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Feb. 2016 Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Demand Forecasting, Modeling and Facility Planning eCAL, Davis Hall, UC Berkeley, USA
Jan. 2016 Utilization of Grid-scale Vehicle-to-Grid Flexibility Using Aggregate PEV Model eCAL & Bosch LLC, Davis Hall, UC Berkeley, USA