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Professor Gerard Ledwich

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Power Engineering

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Name
Professor Gerard Ledwich
Position(s)
Prinicpal Research Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Power Engineering
Discipline *
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Phone
+61 7 3138 2864
Fax
+61 7 3138 1516
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Newcastle), BEng(Hons) (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Energy Theme Leader of Institute for Future Environments
  • Fellow Engineers Australia
  • Senior Member IEEE,
  • Member IET,
  • Fellow Inst of Asset Mgmt,
  • RPEQ (Registered Professional Engineer Qld)
Keywords

Electricity industry, interstate electricity links, power electronics, renewable energy, distribution planning

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Areas of expertise

  • Electricity industry
  • Renewable energy
  • Power electronics
  • Interstate electricity links.

Role Prof Ledwich has been at QUT since 1999 and is currently Discipline leader for Power Engineering as well as Theme Leader in the Institute for Future Environments. The Power Engineering Discipline covers the fields of power system with studies in risk managed distribution planning, wide area controls for transmission and in demand management and this is a strong focus for Prof Ledwich’s research. The power electronics area  of his research covers the control of microgrids, power hardware in the loop. The other aspect of his power engineering research is in the equipment area where there is research on the on-line condition monitoring of oil-paper insulation. The power engineering group led by Prof Ledwich is a leading winner of ARC funds nationally and has established good relations with many industries nationally and other universities worldwide.

This information has been contributed by Professor Gerard Ledwich.

Teaching

My teaching experience has covered

  1. power systems ,
  2. control,
  3. power electronics magnetics and machines
This information has been contributed by Professor Gerard Ledwich.

Experience

My experience with industry has included

  • 6 months with Queensland Electricity commission on balancing for rail loads in central Queensland and
  • 4 months with Energex on  fault analysis and investment risk planning.
  • There was a 2 month period in CEPEL, Brazil working on power system controls.
  • Experience in the university sector has covered QUT, UQ, Uni of Newcastle, Uni of Calgary, Uni of Auckland, Uni of Wisconsin.

Most of the current projects are directly linked with Industry or aligned with their interests

This information has been contributed by Professor Gerard Ledwich.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Customer Responsive Risk-Managed Network Planning
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP140100923
Start year
2015
Keywords
Electricity, Planning Optimization, Social Response
Title
Increased power transfer capacity through Static Var Compensator (SVC) control
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP120100302
Start year
2012
Keywords
Electric Power, Angle Measurement, Nonlinear Control, Static Var Compensator
Title
Robust electricity networks accommodating high levels of renewables
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP120101345
Start year
2012
Keywords
Wind, Stability, Electric Energy, Demand Management
Title
Electricity Demand Side Management: Models, Optimisation and Customer Engagement
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP110201139
Start year
2011
Keywords
Electricity, Demand Management, Prediction, Control, Customer Engagement
Title
Operation Control and Energy Management of Grid Connected DG Based on a Micro Grid - Project 7 (Theme -Low Emissions Distributed Energy)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
2008
Keywords
Title
Optimal Siting and Dispatch of Distributed Generators - Project 3 (Theme - Low Emissions Distributed Energy)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
2008
Keywords
Title
Development of Reliability Driven Rural Electricity Supply
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0776898
Start year
2007
Keywords
Electric Power Distribution, Rural Power Supply, Relaibility, Distributed Generation, Energy Management
Title
Advanced Planning Tools for the Prevention of System-Wide Blackouts of Large Power Systems
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0665997
Start year
2006
Keywords
Power System Security, Power Blackout, Electricity Market Security, Power System Dynamics, Power System Stability, Voltage Stability
Title
Emergency Control for Power System Separation
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0559461
Start year
2005
Keywords
power system control emergency control excitation systems load models
Title
Reducing Blackout Risk through Live Modelling and Monitoring
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0455560
Start year
2005
Keywords
power system oscillations; load modelling; controller validation; oscillation damping;

Supervision