Qixin Chen
  Associate Professor
  Associate Director for Energy Internet Innovation Research Institute, Tsinghua University
  Research Interests: Power Market, Low Carbon Electricity Technology, Power System 
  Operation, Energy Internet, Load Forecast, Big Data Technology.
  West Main Building, 3-206
  Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University
  Beijing, 100084, P. R. China
  qxchen@tsinghua.edu.cn
  +86-10-627894361
  Personal Links: Google Scholar;Research Gate


Qixin Chen, currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He received the Ph.D. degree from the same University in 2010, and won Nominee Honor as National Excellent 100 Doctoral Dissertation by Ministry of Education of China. He had ever worked as a Research Assistant in School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom in 2008. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed top ranked journals and top class international conference, and more than 10 patents in recent years. Citation in Google Scholar is about 1500 times, with an H-index as 16. He had undertook and participated in about 30 research projects, sponsored by World Bank, Royal Society of UK, National Energy Bureau of China, National Scientific Foundation Committee of China (NSFC), State Grid of China, China Southern Power Grid, etc. He has been granted three “Provincial/Ministerial-level Science and Technology Awards” from the Chinese governments for his contributions on the power industry. He was granted the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars by NSFC and the Research Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars by the Fok Ying-Tong Education Foundation. He was recognized by Prosper.net-Scopus as part of its Young Scientist Award in 2011. And he was a winner of TR 35 in 2012 (The World’s Top 35 Young Innovator under the Age of 35) by MIT Technology Review. He was also granted the title of Global Young Scientist Honor (40 under the age of 40 annually) by the World Economic Forum in 2013, and he was invited to present in the Summer Davos Conference.


2005.9-2010.1, Ph.D, Power system automation, Tsinghua University, China. 
2001.9-2005.7 Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

2012.12-Present, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Tsinghua University
2010.1-2012.12, Research Associate, Electrical Engineering Department, Tsinghua University
2008.2-2008.10, Research Assistant, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, the University of Manchester

National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, National Scientific Foundation Committee of China, 2016
Research Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, Fok Ying-Tong Education Foundation, 2015
Beijing New-Star Plan for Young Scholars, Scientific Committee of Beijing City Government, 2015
Young Scientist Honor (40 under the Age of 40), by World Economic Forum (Summer Davos), 2013
Top 35 Young Innovator under the Age of 35 (TR 35), by MIT Technology Review, 2012
First Runner-up, Young Scientist Award, by ProSper.Net, Scopus and Elsevier, 2011
Nominee Honor, National Excellent 100 Doctoral Dissertation, Ministry of Education, China, 2013.
1st prize, Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, by Shandong Province, China, 2008
2nd prize, Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, by Ministry of Education, China, 2010
2nd prize, Prize for Excellent Achievement Award for Science Research, by National Energy Bureau, China, 2016
1st prize, Prize for Promotion and Application of Science & Technology Outcomes, by Tsinghua University, 2010
Paper Author, China's top 5000 scientific journal papers (F5000), 2012 & 2013 & 2016
Annual Award for Publishing a One-hundred Most Influential Chinese Scholar Paper, 2012


Senior Member of IEEE
Member of CIGRE
Member of CSEE (Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering)
Committee Member, CIGRE Working Group C5.21
Committee Member, China Energy Storage Committee
Committee Member, Power System Management and Information Exchange Standardization Technical Committee (IEC TC-57)
Committee Member, Working Group of IEEE P2030.6 International Standard
Committee Member (Third Party Representative), Power Market Member Board of Inner Mongolia
Editorial Board, Power Demand Side Management (China)
Guest Editor-in-Chief for Special Issue “Deregulation and Marketization for Electricity Industry in China”, Sothern Power System Technology (China), 2015


(1)Selected Academic Funds
2016-2017, “Evaluation on the Effects of Residential Electricity Multistep Pricing Policy”, by National Development and Reform Committee of China, PI.
2015-2016, “Mechanism Design for Southern Regional Power Market of China”, by National Energy Bureau of China, PI.
2014-2015, “Research on Power Market Design in China”, by National Energy Bureau of China, PI.
2015-2016, “Mechanism Design and Simulation for Ancillary Service Market in Northeast Regional Power Market”, by National Energy Bureau of China, PI.
2014-2016, “Research on Power Market Mechanism Design towards Reducing the Local Generation from Gas Turbines in Beijing City”, by Development and Reform Committee of Beijing City, PI.
2013-2017, “Fundamental Research on Smart Grid Energy Management and Operation Control towards Generation-Grid-Load synergy”, by National Basic Research Program of China (973 Plan), Major Participant.
2012-2014, “Research on Fundamental Theory and Key Methods for Power System Dispatch towards Low Carbon Target”, by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), PI
2012-2014, “Operation Simulation of Smart Power Distribution System and Evaluation on the Associated Low carbon Benefits, by State Key Lab of Electrical Engineering, China, PI.
2012-2013, “Research on Key Technologies for Expansion Planning of Carbon Capture Power Plant”, by Electrical Engineering Society of China, PI.
2011-2014, “Research and Software Development Supporting Multi-Period and Multi-Location Intermittent Energy Dispatch”, by National High-Tech Research and Development Program (863 Plan), Major Participant.

(2)Selected International Collaboration Projects
2014-2016, “Business, Economics, Planning and Policy for Energy Storage in Low-Carbon Energy Futures”, by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Co-PI on China side.
2013-2014, Quantifying the Value of Energy Coupon in Smart Power Distribution Grids, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and Texas A&M University Research Grant Program, Major Participant.
2013-2014, “China-Korea Joint Seminar on Wind Energy Grid-Adaptive Technology”, by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and National Research Foundation of Korea, Major Participant.
2010-2012, “Research on the Flexible Operation of Power System Including Large-scale Wind Farms”, by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and Royal Society of UK, Major Participant.

(3)Selected Industry Projects
2016-2017, “Mechanism Design for Ancillary Service Market in North Regional Power System”, by State Grid of China, PI.
2016-2017, “Coordinated Dispatch Technology for Power System and Natural Gas System”, by China Southern Power Grid of China, PI.
2015-2016, “Research on Power Exchange Management and Analysis Technology Based on Power Generation-Load Resource Synergy”, by State Grid of China, PI.
2015-2016, “Research and Application of Optimal Dispatch Technology towards Heat and Generation Coordination Considering Security and Economic Targets”, by State Grid of China, PI.
2015-2016, “Mechanism Design and Software Development for Ancillary Service Competition in North China Power Grid”, by State Grid of China, PI.
2014-2015, “Research on Power System Green Dispatch Mode Based on Real-time Monitoring of Energy Consumption and Pollutant Emissions from Thermal Power Plants”, by Guangdong Provincial Power Grid Corporation, PI.
2014-2015, “Long-term Power Load Forecasting Based on Big Data Analysis”, by State Grid of China, PI.
2012-2013, “Software Development for Power Exchange Volume and Price Forecasting and Evaluation in North China Power Grid”, by State Grid of China, PI.
2012-2013, “Software Development for Generation Side Resource Management in North China Power Grid”, by State Grid of China, PI.
2011-2012, “Design, Research and Analysis on the Novel Low-carbon Energy Conservation Power Generation Dispatching Mode”, by World Bank, Major Participant.


Prof. Qixin Chen has published more than 70 journal papers and 20 conference papers. The papers has been cited about 200 times in ISI system (SCI), and 1500 times in Google Scholar, with an H index of 16. 

(1)Selected International Journal Papers
Qixin Chen, Chongqing Kang, Qing Xia, Daniel. S. Kirschen. Optimal Flexible Operation of a CO2 Capture Power Plant in a Combined Energy and Carbon Emission Market. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2012, 27(3): 1602-1609.
Qixin Chen, Chongqing Kang, Qing Xia. Modeling the Flexible Operation of CO2 Capture Power Plant and Its Effects on Power System Operation. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 2010, 25(3): 853-861.
Qixin Chen, Chongqing Kang, Qing Xia, Jin Zhong. Power Generation Expansion Planning Model towards Low-carbon Economy and Its Application in China. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2010, 25(2): 1117-1125.
Qixin Chen, Chongqing Kang, Qing Xia, Dabo Guan. Preliminary Exploration on Low-Carbon Technology Roadmap of China's Power Sector. Energy, 2011, 36(3):1500-1512.
Qixin Chen, Chongqing Kang, Hao Ming, Zeyu Wang, Qing Xia, Guoxin Xu. Assessing the Low-carbon Effects of Inter-regional Energy Delivery in China's Electricity Sector. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2014, 32: 671–683.
Qixin Chen, Qing Xia, Chongqing Kang. Novel Transmission Pricing Scheme based on Point-to-point Tariff and Transaction Pair Matching for Pool Market. Electric Power Systems Research, 2010, 80(4): 481-488.
He, Guannan, Chen, Qixin, Kang, Chongqing, Pinson, Pierre, Xia, Qing. Optimal Bidding Strategy of Battery Storage in Power Markets Considering Performance-Based Regulation and Battery Cycle Life. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2016, 7(5): 2359-2367.
Zou, Peng, Chen, Qixin, Xia, Qing, He, Guannan, Kang, Chongqing. Evaluating the Contribution of Energy Storages to Support Large-Scale Renewable Generation in Joint Energy and Ancillary Service Markets. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. 2016, 7(2): 808-818.
He, Guannan, Chen, Qixin, Kang, Chongqing, Xia Qing. Optimal Operating Strategy and Revenue Estimates for the Arbitrage of a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery Considering Dynamic Efficiencies and Capacity Loss. IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, 2016, 10(5): 1278-1285.
He, Guannan, Chen, Qixin, Kang, Chongqing, Xia, Qing. Optimal Offering Strategy for Concentrating Solar Power Plants in Joint Energy, Reserve and Regulation Markets. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 2016, 7(3): 1245-1254.
Kang, Chongqing, Zhou, Tianrui, Chen, Qixin, Wang, Jianhui, Sun, Yanlong, Xia, Qing, Yan, Huaguang. Carbon Emission Flow From Generation to Demand: A Network-Based Model. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2015, 6(5): 2386-2394.
Zou, Peng, Chen, Qixin, Xia, Qing, He, Chang, Kang, Chongqing. Incentive Compatible Pool-Based Electricity Market Design and Implementation: A Bayesian Mechanism Design Approach. Applied Energy, 2015, 158: 508-518.
Sijie Chen, Qixin Chen, Qing Xia, Chongqing Kang. Steady-state Security Assessment Method based on Distance to Security Region Boundaries. IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, 2013, 7(3): 288-297
Chongqing Kang, Qixin Chen, Weiming Lin, Yuanrui Hong, Qing Xia, Zhixu Chen, Yue Wu, Jianbo Xin. Zonal Marginal Pricing Approach based on Sequential Network Partition and Congestion Contribution Identification. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 2013, 51: 321-328
Chongqing Kang, Tianrui Zhou, Qixin Chen, Qianyao Xu, Qing Xia, Zhen Ji. Carbon Emission Flow in Networks. Scientific Reports. 2, 479; DOI:10.1038/srep00479 (2012).
Zhen Ji, Chongqing Kang, Qixin Chen, Qing Xia, Changming Jiang, Zhixu Chen, Jianbo Xin. Low-Carbon Power System Dispatch Incorporating Carbon Capture Power Plants. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2013, 28(4):4615-4623.
Kang, C.Q., Chen, Q.X., Lin W.M., Hong Y.R., Xia Q., Chen Z.X., Wu Y., Xin J.B. Zonal Marginal Pricing Approach Based on Sequential Network Partition and Congestion Contribution Identification. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 2013, 51:321-328.
Geng, Zhaowei, Chen, Qixin, Xia, Qing, Kirschen, Daniel S., Kang, Chongqing. Environmental Generation Scheduling Considering Air Pollution Control Technologies and Weather Effects. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (Accepted)
Wang, Yi, Chen, Qixin, Kang, Chongqing, Xia, Qing, Luo, Min. Sparse and Redundant Representation- Based Smart Meter Data Compression and Pattern Extraction. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. (Accepted)
Wang, Yi, Chen, Qixin, Kang, Chongqing, Xia, Qing. Clustering of Electricity Consumption Behavior Dynamics Toward Big Data Applications. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. (Accepted)

(2)Selected Conference Papers
Peng Zou,Qixin Chen,Jianxiao Wang,Qing Xia,Chongqing Kang,Peiran Shi,Jun Liu,Evaluating the Impacts of Flexible Ramping Products on the Market Equilibrium,IEEE PES General Meeting, July, 2016, U.S.
Zhaowei Geng, Qixin Chen, Xinyu Chen, Qing Xia, Jialong Li, Yi Wang and Yuguo Chen. Environmental Economic Dispatch towards Multiple Emissions Control Coordination Considering a Variety of Clean Generation Technologies. IEEE PES General Meeting, July, 2015, U.S.
Peng Zou, Qixin Chen, Qing Xia, Chongqing Kang, Guannan He and Xinyu Chen. Modeling and Algorithm to find the Economic Equilibrium for Pool-based Electricity Market with the Changing Generation Mix. IEEE PES General Meeting, July, 2015, U.S.
Zhaowei Geng, Qixin Chen, Xinyu Chen, Qing Xia, Jialong Li, Yi Wang and Yuguo Chen. Unit Commitment Model including Detailed Modeling of Combined Cycle Gas Turbine concerning Weather Impacts. POWERTECH 2015, Eindhoven.
Peng Zou, Qixin Chen, Haiwang Zhong, Qing Xia, Chongqing Kang and Rui Ge. Reformulation for Nash-Cournot Equilibrium in Pool-based Electricity Market Supported by Introducing the Potential Function. POWERTECH 2015, Eindhoven.
Chang He, Qixin Chen, Haiwang Zhong, Qing Xia, Lei Shi, Jing Zhang and Jianxun Song. A Homogenized-overload Model Applied for Infeasible Security-Constrained Unit Commitment (SCUC) Problem. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015, Canada.
Xiangyu Zhao, Qixin Chen, Qing Xia, Chongqing Kang, Hao Wang. Multi-Period Coordinated Active-Reactive Scheduling of Active Distribution System. IEEE PES General Meeting, July, 2013, Canada.
Sijie Chen, Qixin Chen, Qing Xia, Chongqing Kang, Ming Jing, Qiang Ma. Active Boundary Identifying Technique for Steady-state Security Distance Assessment. IEEE PES General Meeting, July, 2013, Canada.
Tianrui Zhou, Qixin Chen, Wentao Zhu, Li Zhang, Chongqing Kang. A Comprehensive Low-carbon Benefits Assessment Model for Power Systems. POWERCON, December, 2012, New Zealand.
Qixin Chen, Chongqing Kang, Qing Xia, Jin Zhong. Real Option Analysis on Carbon Capture Power Plants under Flexible Operation Mechanism. IEEE PES General Meeting, July, 2010, U.S.
Zhen Ji, Qixin Chen, Bingyao Sun, Xibo Geng, Kexin Song. Analysis on Coordinated Operation Benefits of Wind Power with Carbon Capture Power Plant. IET Renewable Power Generation Conference, September, 2013, China.

(3)Selected Chinese Journal Papers
Qixin Chen, Chongqing Kang, Qing Xia. Operation Mechanism and Peak-load Shaving Effects of Carbon Capture Power Plant. Proceedings of the Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering, 2010, 30(7): 22-28.
Qixin Chen, Chongqing Kang, Qing Xia, Daniel. Kirschen. Mechanism and Modeling Approach to Low-carbon Power Dispatch. Automation of Electric Power Systems, 2010, 34(12): 19-23.
Qixin Chen, Tianrui Zhou, Chongqing Kang, Qing Xia. An Assessment Model of Low-carbon Effect and Its Application to Energy Saving based Generation Dispatching. Automation of Electric Power Systems, 2009, 33(16): 24-29.
Qixin Chen, Chongqing Kang, Qing Xia, Yicheng Zhou, Ryuichi Yokoyama. Key Low-carbon Factors in the Evolution of Power Decarbonisation and Their Impacts on Generation Expansion Planning. Automation of Electric Power Systems, 2009, 33(15): 18-23.
Qixin Chen, Chongqing Kang, Qing Xia, Jun Ge. Analysis on Reduction Mode of CO2 Emission in Power Sector based on Emission Trajectory Model. Power System Technology, 2009, 33(19): 44-49.
Qixin Chen, Chongqing Kang, Xudong Cheng, Haichang Qi, Zhibo Ma. Generation Rights Trade Model and Its Network Flow Algorithm Considering Congestion Management. Proceedings of the Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering, 2008, 28(34), 106-111.
Peng Wang, Qixin Chen, Qing Xia, Xuanyuan Wang. Correlation Analysis and Forecasting Method on Industrial Electricity Demand based on Vector Error Correction Model. Proceedings of the Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering, 2012, 32(4), 100-107.
Chongqing Kang, Qixin Chen, Qing Xia. Innovation Incurred by Carbon Capture Technologies Utilized in Power Systems. Automation of Electric Power Systems, 2010, 34(1): 1-7.
Chongqing Kang, Qixin Chen, Qing Xia. Prospects of Low-carbon Electricity. Power System Technology, 2009, 33(2): 1-7.
Chongqing Kang, Zhen Ji, Qixin Chen. Review and Prospects of Flexible Operation of Carbon Capture Power Plant. Automation of Electric Power Systems, 2012, 36(6): 1-10.


(1)Undergraduates Courses
Low-carbon Electricity Technology, 2012-2016
Introduction to Power Market, 2015

(2)Postgraduates Courses
Introduction to Energy Internet, 2016
Power Grid Corporation Operation and Management, 2014-2016
Fundamental on Power Market Sales, 2009-2010
Challenge and Opportunity on Power System Incurred by Lower Carbon Economy, 2011-2013