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Friday, February 23, 2018

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PES Webinar - Integration of Distributed Energy Resources in Power Distribution Systems

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Integration of Distributed Energy Resources in Power Distribution Systems (Spanish Version)

26 September 2017 • 2:00 pm Eastern

Presented by: Julio Romero Agüero, Vice President, Strategy and Business Innovation, Quanta Technology

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This webinar:

Historically, distribution systems have been designed with the objective of supplying customer loads, with electric power flowing in a single direction, from substations through radial primary and secondary lines to end users. The interconnection of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) violates this fundamental assumption and therefore, can lead to a wide variety of impacts that need to be assessed and mitigated. For instance, the variable output characteristic of the most popular renewable distributed generation (DG) technologies, such as solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind, can lead to bidirectional power flows, from substations to end users and vice versa, voltage fluctuations and interaction with voltage regulation and control equipment. Moreover, for large penetration levels of variable DG, distribution feeders can essentially become active sources and inject power beyond distribution substations, into sub-transmission and transmission systems. This webinar will discuss modeling and simulation methodologies to evaluate impacts and solutions for seamless integration of DER, and discuss industry trends and leading practices in this area.

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The Presenter:

Dr. Julio Romero Agüero is Vice President, Strategy and Business Innovation at Quanta Technology. He has 22 years of industry experience and specializes in grid modernization, technology strategy, Smart Grid, planning, reliability, operations, and analysis of power distribution systems, and integration of distributed energy resources and emerging technologies. He has developed solutions in these areas for utilities in the USA, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and Chair of the IEEE Distribution Subcommittee. He has served as Chair of the IEEE Working Group on Distributed Resources Integration, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery and IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and former Commissioner of the National Energy Commission of Honduras.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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PES Webinar - PES Student Activities and Opportunities (Spanish Version)

IEEE Power & Energy Society Membership Webinar Series

PES Student Activities and Opportunities (Spanish Version)

18 October 2017 • 7:00 pm Eastern

Presented by: Luis Felipe Gaitan Cubides, Electrical Engineering Student - Engineering Assistant

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This webinar:

The IEEE Power and Energy Society offers great benefits to its student members. It is of great interest for PES that all IEEE members in the region know, disseminate and participate in their programs, ensuring that the work of their volunteers is visible to the entire IEEE community.ith typical mitigation means and design best practices.

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The Presenters:

Student of Electrical Engineering in the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. He led the PES student chapter during 2014 as vice-chair and in 2015 as president of the chapter and the student branch. During his administration, the IEEE student branch, achieved the Second Place Case of Success Contest in the RRR 2015, Second Place in the TISP Contest IEEE R9, First Place in the Success Contest in the IEEE National Meeting 2015, First Place in the R9 Membership Contest, and the Exemplary Student Branch Award in R9. In addition, the PES chapter was in the top 10 of the PES High Performing Student Branch Chapter Program. He is a member of the IEEE PES Membership Development Committee and editor of the IEEE Magazine “Enlaces”.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:00 pm - 12:00 am
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PES Webinar - Reactive Power Compensation Requirements for Non-synchronous Generation: STATCOM vs Synchronous Condenser Technology

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Reactive Power Compensation Requirements for Non-synchronous Generation: STATCOM vs Synchronous Condenser Technology

24 October 2017 • 1:00 pm Eastern

Presented by: Iman Khosravi, Business Development Manager, Siemens

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This webinar:

This webinar will explore the Synchronous Condenser and STATCOM technologies and how they apply to power systems applications specific to reactive power compensation and short circuit contribution for non-synchronous generation projects to meet FERC requirements.

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The Presenter:

Mr. Khosravi is a Business Development Specialist for Siemens' Energy Management Transmission Solutions business unit. Prior to this, he held various positions at Siemens including: network consulting, technical sales, focusing on power systems planning and flexible AC transmission Systems.

Mr. Khosravi holds a Master’s of Electrical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and is a member of IEEE.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Risk-managed Active Distribution Network Planning

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Risk-managed Active Distribution Network Planning

25 October 2017 • 7:00 am Eastern

Presented by: Ali Arefi, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, Murdoch University
Professor Gerard Ledwich, Chair in Power Engineering, Queensland University of Technology
Anula Abeygunawardana, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow in Distribution Planning, Queensland University of Technology

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This webinar:

The increasing connection of renewable-based distributed generation (DG) in active distribution networks has resulted in high uncertainties associated with generation and demand forecast in long-term planning of such networks. To handle these uncertainties at a lower cost, temporary non-network solutions such as demand response and temporary energy resources are more promising options than network traditional alternatives. This presentation will address:

  • How to model and handle the uncertainties of renewables and demand forecast in long-term planning.
  • How to reduce long-run cost of networks and manage the risk of uncertainties using temporary non-network solutions.
  • How to integrate non-network solutions in a multi-stage distribution expansion planning.
  • How to determine an affordable combination of non-network solutions and network (traditional) solutions.

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The Presenters:

Ali ArefiAli Arefi (SM’14) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2011. He has six years’ experiences with electric distribution industry. He has been the supervisor for 5 industry-funded research projects in different aspects of distribution networks. He was a Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology from 2012 to 2015, developing an automated tool for optimal investment strategy in electric distribution networks over large areas and long planning horizons. Now, he is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. His research interests are in the areas of electric delivery planning, state estimation, power quality, and energy efficiency.

Gerard LedwichGerard Ledwich (SM’89) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, in 1976.

He has been Chair Professor in Electrical Power Engineering at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia, since 1998, and was Head of the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, from 1997 to 1998. Previously, he was with the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, from 1976 to 1994. His research interests are in the areas of power systems, power electronics, and controls. Prof. Ledwich is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Australia

Anula AbeygunawardanaAnula Abeygunawardana received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 2008. She has been a senior research fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia since 2011. Prior to joining QUT, she was with the Center for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM), University of New South Wales, Australia. From 2008 to 2010, she worked for the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. From 2002 to 2006she was with the Asian Regional Research Program on “Energy Environment and Climate”, at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Previously, she worked as a senior lecturer at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Her research interests include power system planning, electricity markets, and energy and the environment.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Awards On-Line Nomination Workshop - October 26, 2017

IEEE Power & Energy Society Membership Webinar Series

Awards On-Line Nomination Workshop

26 October 2017 • 11:00 am Eastern

Presented by: Vahid Madani, Ph.D., Fellow IEEE, and Shanon Nason, IEEE PES Membership Services

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This webinar:

Power & Energy Society (PES) is transitioning to an on-line nomination process for submission and processing of the PES Awards. PES Awards nomination for all Awards will have the same start and end dates to nominate peers.

The on-line submission starts in mid-September 2017, for the class of 2018, and will be aligned closely with the IEEE process.

As the on-line process opens an opportunity for broader membership participation, some background on PES Awards will be covered. At this web-based Workshop, attendees will have opportunity to learn about history and the types of Awards, Awards website enhancements with latest information and critical dates, nomination process and demo for hands-on step-by-step learning, saving an incomplete nomination, getting print out, or to listen to the presenters and participate in the Q & A. An overview of effective nomination will also be reviewed in brief.

There will be ample opportunity to review timeline for nominating a colleague, ask some of the administrative questions related to the Awards nomination such as qualifications, references, endorsements, or to provide feedback as the instructors step through the new nomination form. On-line nomination provides a much greater participation opportunity. Your feedback supports the process become more efficient to recognize membership and colleagues.

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The Presenter:

Vahid Madani, Ph.D.

Vahid Madani, Ph.D., Fellow IEEE is a Principal scientist and technology engineer for advanced power systems applications at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA. His experience spans across System Planning, Operation, Protection and Control, and Instrumentation. He has been responsible for major initiatives with system-wide deployment within PG&E requiring R&D, Proof of Concept demonstrations, Standardization, and Compliance.

Dr. Madani is a contributor to PES both at Technical Council and as a member of the PES Governing Board, and has volunteered as the Chair of technical committees on Standards, PES Fellows, and in providing tutorial lectures in power systems. He has held many technical and leadership positions within the WECC (Western Electricity Coordinating Council) Reliability, the US DOE / North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI), and internationally. Vahid has many publications in professional journals including IEEE Spectrum and Power and Energy magazine, and has co-authored text books and reference handbooks.

Dr. Madani is a Fellow of IEEE and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Adjunct Faculty, a registered Electrical Engineer in California, and holds US and International patents.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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PES Webinar - National Electricity Market (NEM) of Australia: Operation and Future Challenges

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

National Electricity Market (NEM) of Australia: Operation and Future Challenges

1 November 2017 • 4:00 pm Eastern

Presented by: Brian Nelson, Specialist, Electricity Markets, Australian Energy Market Operator, Australia

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This webinar:

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is responsible for operating Australia's largest gas and electricity markets and power systems. The national electricity market (NEM) commenced operation as wholesale spot market in December 1998. It interconnects five regional market jurisdictions — Queensland, New South Wales (including the Australian Capital Territory), Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania. The National Electricity Market (NEM) operates on one of the world's longest interconnected power systems, stretching from Port Douglas in Queensland to Port Lincoln in South Australia and across the Bass Strait to Tasmania — a distance of around 5,000 kilometers.

This presentation will provide an overview of NEM. The presentation will focus on the electricity market dispatch and pricing. Types of ancillary services and its effect on electricity market will also be presented. Finally, the presentation will include future challenges for NEM.

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The Presenter:

Brian is with National Electricity Market Management Company (NEMMCo) in Market Development when it was formed in 1997, leading to the commencement of the National Electricity Market (NEM) in December 1998. He moved back into a more technical role in the Planning Department where he managed production of the Statement of Opportunities, the Annual Interconnector Review and the first National Transmission Network Development Plan. Following formation of the Australian Energy Market Commission and Australian Energy Regulator, Brian moved into the new role of Head of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance covering rule changes, rules compliance and participant registration.

When AEMO was formed in 2009, Brian continued to manage rule changes and participant registrations which now covered the gas wholesale and retail markets operated by AEMO. He moved to the Senior Manager Electricity Market Operations Performance, managing development and performance of the central dispatch process and reviewing significant market operation events and incidents. He also managed the Market Analysis team, which was responsible for developing market analytics and insights into the operation of the market.

Brian is currently working in the Market Design team, managing AEMO's input into a number of rule changes and reviews, providing advice and expertise internally and to stakeholders on matters relating to market design, and mentoring the next generation of energy market experts.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Deep Learning and its Application to Power System Analysis

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Deep Learning and its Application to Power System Analysis

21 November 2017 • 10:00 am Eastern

Presented by Dr. Mike Zhou, Chief Scientist, State Grid EPRI China

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This Webinar:

After the AlphaGo winning game, there is a renewed interest in artificial intelligence, especially in the area of Deep Learning. This Webinar will give a general overview of Deep Learning and its potential application to power system analysis. It will include two parts. In the first part, an open platform for exploring the application of Deep Learning to power system analysis will be introduced, including the discussion of its system architecture, and some sample application scenarios. The platform is based on the integration of InterPSS, an open source power system simulation software project, and TensorFlow, Google's Deep Learning engine; In the second part, some of our recent research work in the area of applying Deep Learning to perform fast power system stability assessment will be presented. Different types of neural networks model, both steady-state and dynamic power system operation information as the neural networks model prediction input are studied for the assessment. Some preliminary results of applying Deep Learning to assess the stability of large-scale power networks will be presented.

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The Presenters:

Dr. Mike Zhou

Dr. Mike Zhou obtained his B.S. from Hunan University, M.S. and PhD. from Tsinghua University. He was an assistant professor at University of Saskatchewan 1990-1992, served as the VP in charging of power distribution system software development at EDSA Micro Corporation 1992-1997. He was a Senior Computer System Architect with TIBCO Software Inc. 2000-2014. He joined State Grid Electric Power Research Institute of China as a Chief Scientist in 2014, sponsored by the "Thousand Talents Plan" program. His current research interests include Big Data and deep learning technologies, and their application to large-scale power grid on-line analysis.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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PES Webinar - SmartSacramento, SMUD’s Smart Grid Initiatives Project: Overview and Lessons Learned

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

SmartSacramento, SMUD’s Smart Grid Initiatives Project: Overview and Lessons Learned

28 November 2017 • 2:00 pm Eastern

Presented by Jim Parks, Program Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and Yifan Lu, Project Manager, customer analytic team at SMUD

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This Webinar:

SMUD implemented $350 million worth of smart grid projects that resulted in dramatic increases in the amount of available data. SMUD used the data to implement several initiatives in the areas of workforce and asset management, operational efficiencies, distributed energy resource management and customer programs. SMUD continues to use the data to improve grid performance and to develop programs focused on the customer side—SMUD’s customer analytics team worked on a load disaggregation model to identify customers with large HVAC usage, base loads and variable loads. The model empowered three data products: 1) a rank list of high potential customers who can benefit from SMUD’s offerings; 2) an internal app for energy auditors to provide personalized educational talking points when conduct audits; and 3) personalized marketing messages. By providing relevant and personalized messages and offerings, SMUD is building a better customer experience.

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The Presenters:

Jim Parks

Jim Parks is a program manager in the Energy Research and Development department at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). He just completed a $308 million smart grid initiative (SmartSacramento®) with over 40 individual projects ranging from smart meters and distribution automation to customer programs including demand response and energy efficiency. He currently oversees energy efficiency and smart grid R&D projects. Prior to his current assignment, he worked with emerging energy efficiency technologies, electric transportation, energy efficiency program development, energy efficiency program operations and transmission planning.

Yifan Lu is a project manager leading the customer analytic team at SMUD.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Analytics Use Cases and Foundational Components

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Analytics Use Cases and Foundational Components

5 December 2017 • 10:00 am Eastern

Presented by Frank M Gonzales Jr, Senior Engineer, Southern California Edison

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This Webinar:

In this talk, we will share results from a study which performed phase identification using supervised and un-supervised learning and I will provide analytics use cases for difference areas in a utility and then go through in more detail. We will first talk about voltage analytics. For example, we will discuss Distribution Engineers, Distribution System Operators, and Planners will evaluate voltage data at customer meter end points and at several strategic bellwether locations along a circuit. The analysis will help to facilitate several proactive decisions Planners, Distribution Engineers, and Distribution System Operators need to undertake such as customer voltage complaints and circuit voltage criteria violations. The second topic is about energy and power analytics capability. For example, Distribution Engineers will evaluate the energy consumption data starting with the end-point customers and aggregating it to the transformer, sub-circuit, circuit, and substation bank level. The data will then be analyzed to (1) understand the asset loading conditions of the electrical network, (2) provide comparisons to nameplate ratings of the assets, (3) provide comparisons to the SCADA data recorded at substations and primary network, and (4) present loading status in the form of heat map visualization. The detailed power flow of the entire network will be utilized by various enterprise planning tools including System Modelling Tools, Long Term Planning Tools, and Grid Management Systems. Finally, we will talk about asset health analytics with 5 use cases.

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The Presenter:

Frank M. Gonzales, P.E. received a B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering with a minor in scientific computer programming from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2002. He received a M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California in 2010. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of California. He is currently a Senior Engineer at Southern California Edison in Rosemead, CA.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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PES Webinar - Big Data, Enterprise Data Management and IT/OT Convergence

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Big Data, Enterprise Data Management and IT/OT Convergence

11 January 2018 • 2:00 pm Eastern

Presented by John McDonald, Smart Grid Business Development Leader, GE Grid Solutions

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This Webinar:

In the past, Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) systems were kept fairly separate. IT was traditionally associated with back-office systems including accounting, billing, HR records, and customer data. OT was traditionally associated with field devices and the systems to monitor and control them such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and distribution management systems (DMS). These technologies were developed in silos because they were managed by separate departments that had different objectives. However, with technological advancements over the years, convergence of IT and OT has been taking place and there are quantifiable benefits to utility companies as well as customers.

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The Presenter:

John D. McDonald, P.E., is Smart Grid Business Development Leader for GE Grid Solutions. John has 43 years of experience in the electric utility transmission and distribution industry. John received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. (Power Engineering) degrees from Purdue University, and an M.B.A. (Finance) degree from the University of California-Berkeley. John is a Life Fellow of IEEE, and was awarded the IEEE Millennium Medal, the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering Award, the IEEE PES Substations Committee Distinguished Service Award, and the IEEE PES Meritorious Service Award. John is Past President of the IEEE PES, the Past Chair of the IEEE PES Substations Committee, and the IEEE Division VII Past Director. John was on the Board of Governors of the IEEE-SA. John teaches Smart Grid courses for various IEEE PES local chapters as an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer.

Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Energy Integration Assessment of Renewable-Dominated Regions Based on Stochastic Co-Optimization of G,T and Probabilistic Reserves

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Energy Integration Assessment of Renewable-Dominated Regions Based on Stochastic Co-Optimization of G,T and Probabilistic Reserves
A South American Case Study

22 March 2018 • 10:00 am Eastern

Presented by Ricardo Cunha Perez, Operation and Planning specialist, PSR SOLUÇÕES E CONSULTORIA EM ENERGIA LTDA

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This Webinar:

One of the most effective ways of managing the variability of renewable sources is through the portfolio effect of interconnecting regions with diverse production patterns. The economic assessment of these new regional interconnections requires the following enhancements of planning and operation analytical tools: (i) probabilistic simulations of regional system operation with hourly resolution; (ii) stochastic modeling of the spatial dependence of inflows and wind; (iii) calculation of probabilistic generation reserves; and (iv) because renewables usually affect the countries’ power flow patterns in a significant way, it becomes necessary to carry out integrated (co-optimized) generation, transmission and generation reserve planning studies.

The proposed IEEE PES Webinar includes: (a) description of the new multistage stochastic optimization methodologies for planning (Benders-based joint generation-transmission-probabilistic reserve) and operation (SDDP-based multistage G&T stochastic optimization with hourly resolution, including unit commitment and ramping); (b) description of the analytical schemes for evaluating multi-country probabilistic reserve sharing and other interconnection benefits; and (c) presentation of the recent South American interconnection study, sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), which includes nine countries with a 350 GW capacity (planned for 2036), 6-thousand node HV network and a surface area similar to the European Union (or the USA).

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The Presenters:

Ricardo Cunha Perez

Ricardo Cunha Perez has a B.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Power Systems from Itajubá Federal University and earned his Master's Degree (M.Sc.) in the fields of Electrical Engineering and Optimization by the Rio de Janeiro Federal University. Mr. Perez has been working for PSR since 2009 as a member of the generation & transmission consulting group; responsible for many studies, including the development of a model for power transmission expansion planning used by the WECC in US. Mr. Perez works with the following models: (i) OPTGEN (for optimizing the expansion of generation systems and regional interconnections), (ii) NETPLAN (for optimizing the transmission system expansion) and (iii) the dispatch model SDDP used in more than 60 countries.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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