Li Wenyuan, professor, born in February 1946; Li has made original contribution to the power system reliability and probabilistic programming area, and is an internationally well-known expert in this area. He has won a number of international prizes. He currently serves as a foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, an academician of Canadian Academy of Engineering and an IEEE fellow, and the chairman of Roy Billinton Power Reliability Prize Review Committee of IEEE PES.
As one of the top scholars in the international power system risk evaluation area, Li has proposed a number of original models for power element and system risk evaluation, and improved and enriched the power system risk evaluation theory, and applied such theory to the power engineering. Besides a great number of papers, Li has also published 4 English monographs globally, 2 of which have been translated into a number of other languages.
Li has gradually formed a complete set of theories and methods of power system probabilistic programming, and applied them to the practical engineering. Over the years, those theories and methods have been creating tremendous technical and economic benefit for power investment and assets management projects. The software package and databases developed by Li enjoy a high reputation in the world. Li has provided frequency technical consultancy, delivered lectures or offering training classes for professors, engineers and technological managers of more than 10 countries including the USA, Canada and China with regard to the above achievements.
Professor Li has also made outstanding contribution to the power reliability and probabilistic programming area of China, and has guided and participated in a number of applied projects of engineering projects and research subjects, guided the compilation of the power industry reliability standard of China and initiated and presided over the “International Forum on Power and Energy Reliability 2014” sponsored by China as a co-chairman; guided the researchers of many universities in China; co-authored a lot of articles; and co-obtained the invention patents of the USA and Canada; scientific and technical professionals frequently use his theory and technology, which have been applied and developed in a number of reliability analyses of power projects, and have resulted in considerable economic benefit.