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Weiqi Hua

Dr

Weiqi Hua BEng MSc DPhil (Durham)

Researcher on Energy System Analytics

Biography

Dr Weiqi Hua received his DPhil and Master degrees at the University of Durham in 2020 and 2017, respectively, and then took the postdoctoral position at Centre for Integrated Energy Generation and Supply (CIREGS), Cardiff University from 2020 to 2021. He was the visiting researcher to the Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (OTE), Greece in 2019, and visiting researcher to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China in 2018 and 2019. He has been with Energy and Environmental Informatics group at the University of Oxford as a postdoctoral researcher in energy system analytics since 2021, working on the EPSRC project: Analytical Middleware for Informed Distribution Networks (AMIDiNe).

Dr Hua has also undertaken research projects collaborating with academia and industries. He was involved in research projects as a researcher, including: i) EPSRC Maximising flexibility through multi-scale integration of energy system (MISSION, with Cardiff University), ii) Integrated heating and cooling networks with heat-sharing-enabled smart prosumers (with Cardiff University), iii) Virtual Power Plant for Interoperable and Smart isLANDS (VPP4ISLANDS, with Cardiff University), iv) EU ERDF Solid Wall Insulation innovation (SWIi, with the University of Durham), and v) Horizon 2020 Testing and Evaluating Sophisticated information and communication Technologies for enaBling scalablE smart griD Deployment (TESTBED, with the University of Durham).

Dr Hua is serving as the lead guest editor for the special issue on the topic of Blockchain based local energy market in IET Smart Grid, and guest editor for the special issue on the topic of energy-water nexus in Water. He has also served as a technical program committee (TPC) member for IEEE SmartGridComm 2020, and TPC member for IEEE International Smart Cities Conference 2021. He has been appointed as the sessional chair for IEEE SmartGridComm 2018, and sessional chair for IEEE International Smart Cities Conference 2017.

Most Recent Publications

Applications of blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies for enabling prosumers in smart grids: A review

Hua W, Chen Y, Qadrdan M, Jiang J, Sun H et al. (2022), Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 161

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Planning integrated energy systems coupling V2G as a flexible storage

Wei H, Zhang Y, Wang Y, Hua W, Jing R et al. (2022), ENERGY, 239

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Consumer-centric decarbonization framework using Stackelberg game and Blockchain

Hua W, Jing J, Hongjian S, Fei T & Goran S (2022), Applied Energy, 309

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Blockchain smart contracts for grid connection management in achieving net zero energy systems

Hua W, Jing R, Zhou Y, Zhang X, Jiang J et al. (2022), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE 2021)

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Blockchain Enabled Decentralized Local Electricity Markets with Flexibility from Heating Sources

Hua W, Zhou Y, Qadrdan M, Wu J & Jenkins N (2022), IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 1-1

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Research Interests

  • Energy system modelling and optimisation
  • Renewable energy integration
  • Energy policy and economics
  • Machine learning for energy system analytics
  • Blockchain for peer-to-peer energy trading

Current Projects

  • Analytical Middleware for Informed Distribution Networks (AMIDiNe)

    (Devising analytics that link point measurement to whole system to address the increasingly problematic management of electrical load on distribution networks as the UK transitions to a low carbon energy system)

Related Academics

Most Recent Publications

Applications of blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies for enabling prosumers in smart grids: A review

Hua W, Chen Y, Qadrdan M, Jiang J, Sun H et al. (2022), Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 161

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Planning integrated energy systems coupling V2G as a flexible storage

Wei H, Zhang Y, Wang Y, Hua W, Jing R et al. (2022), ENERGY, 239

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Consumer-centric decarbonization framework using Stackelberg game and Blockchain

Hua W, Jing J, Hongjian S, Fei T & Goran S (2022), Applied Energy, 309

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Blockchain smart contracts for grid connection management in achieving net zero energy systems

Hua W, Jing R, Zhou Y, Zhang X, Jiang J et al. (2022), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE 2021)

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Blockchain Enabled Decentralized Local Electricity Markets with Flexibility from Heating Sources

Hua W, Zhou Y, Qadrdan M, Wu J & Jenkins N (2022), IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 1-1

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Honours and Awards

  • GBCET Award Funded by Great Britain-China Educational Trust (GBCET).
  • Allowance from European Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions for Secondment at the OTE, Greece.
  • Allowance from European Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions for Secondment at the CAS-IEE, China.
  • PhD Scholarship Funded by Hyundai Motor Company in South Korea and Research Doctoral Scholarship in Durham University.
  • Best Presentation of the 2nd International Conference on Power and Renewable Energy (ICPRE) 2017, Chengdu, China.
  • Jinpeng Scholarship for Visiting Student at the University of Hong Kong.

Most Recent Publications

Applications of blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies for enabling prosumers in smart grids: A review

Hua W, Chen Y, Qadrdan M, Jiang J, Sun H et al. (2022), Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 161

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Planning integrated energy systems coupling V2G as a flexible storage

Wei H, Zhang Y, Wang Y, Hua W, Jing R et al. (2022), ENERGY, 239

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Consumer-centric decarbonization framework using Stackelberg game and Blockchain

Hua W, Jing J, Hongjian S, Fei T & Goran S (2022), Applied Energy, 309

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Blockchain smart contracts for grid connection management in achieving net zero energy systems

Hua W, Jing R, Zhou Y, Zhang X, Jiang J et al. (2022), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE 2021)

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Blockchain Enabled Decentralized Local Electricity Markets with Flexibility from Heating Sources

Hua W, Zhou Y, Qadrdan M, Wu J & Jenkins N (2022), IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 1-1

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Speaking Engagements

  • "Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading: Barriers and Opportunities", Dutch Seminar on Digital Energy, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2022.
  • "Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading", MSc in Energy Systems, the University of Oxford, 2022.
  • "A Blockchain Based Peer-to-Peer Trading Scheme Coupling Energy and Carbon Markets", Department of Engineering Research Day, the University of Durham, 2019.
  • "Scientific Innovation and Regulatory Support in Achieving Low Carbon Energy Systems", UK Summer School, China University of Geosciences, 2019.
  • ''Energy Market Transitions Towards Prosumers Era'', Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese academy of sciences, 2018
  • "Carbon Emissions Reduction Technologies for Future Energy Systems", Department of Engineering Research Day, the University of Durham, 2017.

Committees and Reviewing

  • 2022: Guest Editor for Special Issue Low-Carbon, Zero-Carbon and Negative-Carbon Wastewater Treatment Technology and Operation Strategies in Water.
  • 2021: Guest Editor (Lead) for Special Issue Blockchain Technologies Empowering Peer-to-Peer Trading in Multi-Energy Systems: From Advanced Technologies Towards Applications in IET Smart Grid.
  • 2021: Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member of IEEE International Smart Cities Conference 2021.
  • 2020: TPC Member of IEEE SmartGridComm 2020.
  • 2018: Chair on the Session of Operation and Integration of Electric Vehicles in Smart Grid, IEEE SmartGridComm2018, Aalborg, Denmark.
  • 2017: Chair on the Session of Smart Energy Systems, IEEE International Smart Cities Conference 2017, Wuxi, China.
  • Journal Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, IEEE Access, Energy, Applied Energy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, IET Renewable Power Generation, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Energy and AI, Advances in Applied Energy, CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems, Journal of Cleaner Production, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Frontiers in Energy, World Electric Vehicle Journal, Electronics, Sensors, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Complexity.

 

Most Recent Publications

Applications of blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies for enabling prosumers in smart grids: A review

Hua W, Chen Y, Qadrdan M, Jiang J, Sun H et al. (2022), Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 161

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Planning integrated energy systems coupling V2G as a flexible storage

Wei H, Zhang Y, Wang Y, Hua W, Jing R et al. (2022), ENERGY, 239

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Consumer-centric decarbonization framework using Stackelberg game and Blockchain

Hua W, Jing J, Hongjian S, Fei T & Goran S (2022), Applied Energy, 309

Altmetric score is

Blockchain smart contracts for grid connection management in achieving net zero energy systems

Hua W, Jing R, Zhou Y, Zhang X, Jiang J et al. (2022), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE 2021)

Altmetric score is

Blockchain Enabled Decentralized Local Electricity Markets with Flexibility from Heating Sources

Hua W, Zhou Y, Qadrdan M, Wu J & Jenkins N (2022), IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 1-1

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