Room 2 East 2.29
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 383547
Interested in supervising students studying;
- AI applications in power systems
- Integration of renewables into power systems
- Real time digital simulation of power systems
- Optimisation of building energy usage
Dr Simon Le Blond
Dr Simon Le Blond is a lecturer in power and energy systems at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
Simon holds a BSc (Hons) Physics from the University of Southampton. He completed his PhD in power system protection at the University of Bath in 2011.
He worked as a research engineer for Toshiba Research Europe Ltd before joining the University of Bath as a lecturer in 2012.
Simon's research interests include power system protection, power system modelling and simulation, integration of renewable generation, smart grids and building energy management.
His research focuses mainly on the application of artificial intelligence to these areas.
Simon's PhD involved real time digital simulation of power systems at high frame rates. This was to investigate the effect of modern wind farms on power quality, specifically their influence on novel, transient-based system protection.
This led to the development of a robust adaptive autoreclosing algorithm for overhead transmission lines using artificial neural networks. This algorithm was demonstrated in real time using a bespoke, dedicated relay prototyping platform and Bath's real time digital simulator.
While at Toshiba, Simon worked on a smart metering project, using ICT for energy monitoring in social housing. This led to an interest in future building energy management and infrastructure.
Le Blond, S. P. and Aggarwal, R. K., 2010. Design of adaptive autoreclosure schemes for 132kV network with high penetration of wind:Part 1 - Real time modeling. In: 2010 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition: Smart Solutions for a Changing World. IEEE Computer Society.
Le Blond, S. and Aggarwal, R., 2010. A review of artificial intelligence techniques as applied to adaptive autoreclosure, with particular reference to deployment with wind generation. In: Proceedings of the 44th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2009. IEEE Computer Society, pp. 855-859. (Proceedings of the Universities Power Engineering Conference)
Le Blond, S. P., Aggarwal, R. K., Abdulhadi, I. F. and Burtf, G. M., 2010. Impact of DFIG windfarms and instrument transformers on transient based protection. In: 10th IET International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection, DPSP 2010 - Managing the Change.Vol. 2010. Institution of Engineering and Technology. (IET Conference Publications)
Litovski, V. B., Le Blond, S. P. and Ross, B. P., 2017. Transient circuit implementation of arc models with particular focus on arcs in low-voltage power cables. Electric Power Systems Research, 147, pp. 105-114.
Wang, X., Yu, D., Le Blond, S., Zhao, Z. and Wilson, P., 2017. A novel controller of a battery-supercapacitor hybrid energy storage system for domestic applications. Energy and Buildings, 141, pp. 167-174.
Le Blond, S., 2017. Forthcoming. Design and application of superconducting fault current limiter in a multi-terminal HVDC system. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Li, J., Wang, X., Zhang, Z., Le Blond, S., Yang, Q., Zhang, M. and Yuan, W., 2017. Analysis of a new design of the hybrid energy storage system used in the residential m-CHP systems. Applied Energy, 187, pp. 169-179.
Santos, R. C., Le Blond, S., Coury, D. V. and Aggarwal, R. K., 2016. A novel and comprehensive single terminal ANN based decision support for relaying of VSC based HVDC links. Electric Power Systems Research, 141, 333–343.
Yang, Q., Li, J., Le Blond, S. and Wang, C., 2016. Artificial Neural Network Based Fault Detection and Fault Location in the DC Microgrid. Energy Procedia, 103, pp. 129-134.
Le Blond, S., Bertho Jr, R., Coury, D. V. and Vieira, J. C. M., 2016. Design of protection schemes for multi-terminal HVDC systems. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 56, pp. 965-974.
Zhou, L., Li, F., Gu, C., Hu, Z. and Le Blond, S., 2014. Cost/Benefit Assessment of a Smart Distribution System With Intelligent Electric Vehicle Charging. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, 5 (2), pp. 839-847.
Le Blond, S. P. and Aggarwal, R. K., 2012. Design of adaptive autoreclosure schemes for 132 kV with high penetration of wind - Part I:Real-time modelling. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 27 (3), pp. 1055-1062.
Le Blond, S. P. and Aggarwal, R. K., 2012. Design of adaptive autoreclosure schemes for 132 kV with high penetration of wind - Part II:Real-time development and testing. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 27 (3), pp. 1063-1070.
Conference or Workshop Items
Huo, D., Liu, Y., Gu, C. and Le Blond, S., 2015. Optimal flow of energy-hub including heat pumps at residential level. In: 50th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2015, 2015-09-01 - 2015-09-04. IEEE Computer Society Press.
Yu, D., Robinson, F., Zha, W. and Le Blond, S., 2015. Using historical data processing method to optimize energy hub. In: 50th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC2015), 2015-09-01 - 2015-09-04, UK. IEEE.
Mourinho, S., Motter, D., Vieira, J. C. M., Monaro, R. M., Le Blond, S. P., Zhang, M. and Yuan, W., 2015. Modeling and analysis of superconducting fault current limiters applied in VSC-HVDC systems. In: IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015, 2015-07-26 - 2015-07-30. IEEE.
Yang, Q., Gu, C., Le Blond, S. and Li, J., 2014. Control scheme for energy storage in domestic households. In: 49th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2014, 2014-09-02 - 2014-09-05. IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 1-6.
Li, R., Wang, Z., Le Blond, S. and Li, F., 2014. Development of time-of-use price by clustering techniques. In: PES General Meeting/ Conference & Exposition, 2014 IEEE, 2014-07-27 - 2014-07-31. IEEE.
Le Blond, S.P., Deng, Q. and Burgin, M., 2014. High frequency protection scheme for multi-terminal HVDC overhead lines. In: 12th IET International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection, DPSP 2014; Copenhagen, 2014-03-31 - 2014-04-03.
Lian, B., Yu, D., Wang, C., Le Blond, S. and Dunn, R. W., 2014. Investigation of energy storage and open cycle gas turbine for load frequency regulation. In: 49th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2014, 2014-09-02 - 2014-09-05. IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 1-6.
Yu, D., Lian, B., Dunn, R. and Le Blond, S., 2014. Using control methods to model energy hub systems. In: 49th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2014, 2014-09-02 - 2014-09-05. IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 1-4.
Le Blond, S., Holt, A. and White, P., 2012. 3eHouses:A Smart Metering Pilot in UK Living Labs. In: IEEE PES ISGT: Innovation in Smart Grid Technologies Europe 2012, 2012-10-14 - 2012-10-17.
Aggarwal, R.K., Le Blond, S., Beaumont, P., Baber, G., Kawano, F. and Miura, S., 2012. High frequency fault location technique for transmission lines based on artificial neural networks and genetic algorithms using current signals only. In: 11th International Conference on Developments in Power Systems Protection, 2012, DPSP 2012, 2012-04-22 - 2012-04-25.
Le Blond, S. P., Lewis, T. and Sooriyabandara, M., 2011. Towards an integrated approach to building energy efficiency:Drivers and enablers. In: 2nd IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) International Conference and Exhibition on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Europe), 2011-12-05 - 2011-12-07.
Le Blond, S. P. and Aggarwal, R. A., 2009. Impact of wind farms on electro-magnetic transients on 132kV network, with particular reference to fault detection. In: The 20th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution: CIRED 2009, 2009-06-08 - 2009-06-11.
Le Blond, S., 2011. Intelligent autoreclosing for systems of high penetration of wind generation with real time modelling, development and deployment. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Bath.