Welcome to The 2021 IEEE 12th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG 2021) that will be held virtually between June 28 – July 1, 2021. This international symposium, sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and organized by the PELS Technical Committee on Sustainable Energy Systems, will provide a venue for experts to present the results of their cutting-edge research in power electronics and distributed generation systems. PEDG 2021 will feature all-virtual keynote and invited speeches, tutorials, and regular technical and lightning talk sessions on theory, analysis, design and development, testing, deployment, and impact of power electronics for distributed generation systems, energy storage systems, and sustainable sources.
Spread across these four days of the PEDG 2021 event, we have 11 high-profile keynote and cutting-edge invited lectures from leaders in industry, governmental organizations, national labs, and academia and 8 outstanding and relevant tutorials from the leaders and recognized experts in the field from academia, industry, and national lab. In addition, we have plurality of peer-reviewed technical-paper presentations from subject-matter experts across the globe. A subset of these technical presentations are lightning talks that provide abridged important overview on PEDG 2021 relevant subject matters. PEDG 2021 is a virtual but live event and as such, we hope you will be able to leverage that benefit and attend all of the above sessions. In addition, we also have on-demand service that provides the registered attendees of PEDG 2021 the access to the conference related material repository.
As we collectively participate in this year’s symposium, please be aware of the generous support provided by our platinum sponsor Fuji Electric, gold sponsors Eaton and Typhoon HIL, and exhibitors PowerAmerica, GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems (GRAPES) Center, Smart Grid Center at Qatar (SGC-Q), and Emera & New Brunswick Power Research Centre for Smart Grid Technologies. The technical committee also thanks IEEE PELS for technical and financial sponsorships of this conference, without which the conference would not have been possible.
On behalf of the PEDG 2021 organizing committee, we would like to thank all of the attendees, the reviewers, the speakers, the PELS and IEEE supporting members for their help and assistance. We also express our deep gratitude to the tireless and volunteering efforts of the PEDG 2021 organizing committee colleagues.
Finally, we hope that each and every one of you will find the conference to be enjoyable, stimulating, and enlightening.
Prof. Jinjun Liu, General Chair, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Prof. Željko Jakopović, Co-Chair, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Prof. Sudip K. Mazumder, Co-Chair, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA