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Sunday, August 19, 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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Thyristor-Bypassed Sub-Module Power-Groups for Achieving High-Efficiency, DC Fault Tolerant Multilevel VSCs

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Thyristor-Bypassed Sub-Module Power-Groups for Achieving High-Efficiency, DC Fault Tolerant Multilevel VSCs

April 5, 2018, • 10:00 am EST

Presented by Professor Dragan Jovcic, Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
Paul Judge, Ph.D., Imperial College

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This Webinar:

This webinar will present the best paper selected from the IEEE Trans. Power Delivery special section “Frontiers of DC technology”. The webinar will also provide an overview the papers published in the special section The paper to be presented introduces a new thyristor-augmented multilevel structure called a Power-Group (PG), which replaces the stacks of SMs in modular converters. Each PG is formed out of a series stack of SMs with a parallel force-commutated thyristor branch, which is used during normal operation as a low loss bypass path in order to achieve a significant reduction in overall losses. The PG also offers negative voltage capability and so can be used to construct high-efficiency DC fault tolerant converters. Estimates indicate that this concept could result in converter topologies with power losses as low as 0.3% rated power while retaining high-quality current waveforms and achieving tolerance to both AC and DC faults.

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The Presenters:

Dragan Jovcic (S'97-M'00-SM'06) obtained a Diploma Engineer degree in Control Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia in 1993 and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1999. He is currently a professor with the University of Aberdeen, UK. In 2008 he held a visiting professor post at McGill University, Canada. Prof Jovcic is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer, and editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. Professor Jovcic is a member several CIGRE working groups and chairman of B4.76. He is founder and director of Aberdeen HVDC research centre. Prof Jovcic has around 120 publications and he is author of a book on HVDC: “High Voltage Direct Current Transmission: Converters, Systems and DC Grids”, Wiley, 2015.

Paul D. Judge (M’13) received the B.Eng. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from the University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree in power converter design for HVDC applications in 2016 from the Control & Power Group in Imperial College London, London, U.K., where he is currently a Research Associate. His research interests include power converter design and control, as well as power system integration aspects of HVDC technology.

Thursday, April 05, 2018 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Real-time Open Smart Meter - Threats and Countermeasures

Real-time Open Smart Meter – Threats and Countermeasures

May 2, 2018 • 11:00 am ET

Presented by: Artemis Voulkidis, Technical Director, Synelixis Solutions SA

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This Webinar:

Security is a fundamental element in smart energy systems. SUCCESS designs therefor a next generation smart meter (NORM) with advanced security options and extra on-field smart functionality. The threats to smart grids and critical infrastructures are identified with the aid of attack trees, which visualize sequences of actions that lead to the malfunction of a utility. The goal of the webinar is to examine certain attacks against the smart grid and how they are mitigated by the inherent features of the NORM. The inhibitory capabilities of the NORM against the evolution of the attacks are depicted through attack trees. Such mitigating factors are Precise Time Protocol used in real-time Situational Awareness, Physical Unclonable Functions used for authentication, encryption and hardware tampering indication, the Local Security Agent, which protects against malware, hardware/ firmware changes and firewall intrusion and the Data Centric Security, which enables authenticity of crucial data.

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The Presenter:

Dr. Artemis Voulkidis holds his Dipl.-Ing. Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering since 2007, his M.S. Degree in Technoeconomics since 2010 and his PhD degree since 2013 on autonomous wireless communications with emphasis on WSNs, all from NTUA. Currently, he works as a Technical Director in Synelixis Solutions SA. He has a background in autonomous, game theoretic optimization and clustering techniques for wireless sensor networks. His main research interests are related to adaptive optimization in cloud computing environments, optimization of next-generation communication technologies and cyber-physical security. The results of his scientific research have been published in high-impact journals of the ACM and IEEE communities, while he also provides reviews for ACM and IEEE journals and conferences.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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PES Webinar- Introduction to OpenDSS Parallel Machine - Parallel Processing with OpenDSS

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Introduction to OpenDSS Parallel Machine – Parallel Processing with OpenDSS

May 5, 2018 • 10:00 am ET

Presented by: Dr. Davis Montenegro Martinez, Engineer/Scientist III, Electric Power Research Institute

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This Webinar:

This webinar introduces the use of OpenDSS-PM (Parallel Machine), which is derived from EPRI’s open-source Distribution System Simulator, OpenDSS, to accelerate QSTS simulations using multi-core computers. It is important since a sequential simulation is a very computationally intensive process.

Modern computing architectures are characterized for introducing the concept of multi-core computing. This feature allows the performance of applications to be improved by distributing tasks on multiple cores to work concurrently. This feature in modern computers created the obvious need for taking OpenDSS into a parallel computing simulation suite.

OpenDSS-PM is used to implement temporal parallelization and Diakoptics based on actors as techniques to reduce the time required in QSTS. Faster QSTS simulations will provide distribution engineers with a more accurate understanding of the impacts of solar variability and high penetrations of PV on the distribution system.

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The Presenter:

Davis Montenegro Martinez Ph.D., Member, IEEE

Davis Montenegro-Martinez serves as Engineer/Scientist III at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in the areas of power system modeling, analysis and high-performance computing. He received his degree in electronic engineering from Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogotá, Colombia (2004); he is M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia(2012). He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Universidad de Los Andes (2015), and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University Grenoble-Alpes, France (2015).

Before joining EPRI, Davis served for 10 years as a lecturer for Universidad Santo Tomas in Colombia, during this time he was also technology consultant in the areas of industrial automation, software and electronic hardware design focused in the electric power industry specifically in monitoring and control for calibration laboratories.

His expertise in parallel computing techniques is being used at EPRI for incorporating multi-core processing to power system analysis methods such as QSTS, reducing the computational time required to perform these analyses using standard computing architectures.

Saturday, May 05, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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PES Webinar- Finding the Right Grid Model for Your Research in the GRID DATA Repository Using Big Data Semantic Search

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Finding the Right Grid Model for Your Research in the GRID DATA Repository Using Big Data Semantic Search

May 18, 2018 • 11:00 am ET

Presented by: Ali Vojdani, CEO, GridBright

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This Webinar:

The presentation will describe the Big Data technologies evaluated, selected, and deployed (e.g., a hybrid SQL/NOSQL graph database, JSON converters, semantic preprocessing), and will include a live demo of the natural language search capability that researchers can use to find models of interest, by posing natural language queries such as:

  • Search for models with greater than 5,000 buses with over 10,000 miles of total line length of 69kV and above
  • Search for GridLab models that have over 10 PV loads on a single 4KV circuit

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The Presenter:

Ali Vojdani

Ali Vojdani is the Founder and CEO of GridBright (gridbright.com), specializing in grid management and integration of distributed and renewable energy resources. He is also the Founder and the President of BetterGrids Foundation (bettergrids.com), a nonprofit public charity dedicated to support of GRID DATA Repository to benefit grid research and education. Earlier, he was the Founder and CEO of Utility Integration Solutions (UISOL) that was acquired by Alstom in 2011. He has 40 years of experience in the computer application in the utility industry as part of his professional career at GridBright, ALSTOM, UISOL, Vitria Technology, Perot Systems, EPRI, PG&E, and McGill University. Dr. Vojdani has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from McGill, and has authored over 60 technical publications.

Friday, May 18, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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IEEE PES Technical Webinar Series -Contribution to Bulk System Control and Stability by DER connected at Distribution Network

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

IEEE PES Technical Webinar Series -Contribution to Bulk System Control and Stability by DER connected at Distribution Network

June 18, 2018 • 1:00 pm EST

Presented by: Rodrigo Andrade Ramos, Associate Professor, Sao Carlos School of Engineering/University of Sao Paulo
Nikos Hatziargyriou, Professor, National Technical University of Athens
Costas Vournas, Professor, National Technical University of Athens
Thierry Van Cutsem, Research Director FNRS and Adjunct Professor ULiège, FNRS and University of Liege

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This Webinar:

TThe penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) within the Distribution Network (DN) increases worldwide. A DN with high penetration of DERs responds dynamically to system disturbances and therefore affects the overall power system stability and dynamic behavior. The webinar presents the main impacts of high DER penetration at the distribution grid on the bulk power system operation and describes basic elements of DER control in order to ameliorate these impacts. It also presents several case studies illustrating the DER ability to support transmission’s network control and stability. It describes aggregate and equivalent DER models that can be used for steady state and dynamic analysis studies, in order to assess their impact on the overall power system dynamic behaviour, including modeling and control of microgrids. Finally, the report highlights recommended extensions of Regulations and Network Codes in order to improve cooperation of Transmission and Distribution Network operation.

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The Presenters:

Nikos D. Hatziargyriou

Nikos D. Hatziargyriou is Chairman and CEO of the Hellenic Distribution Network Operator. Since 1984 he is with the Power Division of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the National Technical University of Athens and since 1995 he is full professor in Power Systems. From February 2007 to September 2012, he was Deputy CEO of the Public Power Corporation (PPC) of Greece, responsible for Transmission and Distribution Networks. He is Fellow Member of IEEE, past Chair of the Power System Dynamic Performance Committee and past Chair of CIGRE SC C6 “Distribution Systems and Distributed Generation”. He is Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and of more than 200 journal and 500 proceedings papers.

 

Costas Vournas

Costas Vournas

Costas Vournas received the Diploma of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1975, the M.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada in 1978, and the NTUA Doctor of Engineering degree in 1986. He is currently Professor in the Electrical Energy Systems Laboratory of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA. His research interests are in the area of power system dynamics, stability and control and include voltage stability and security analysis, wind generator integration in power systems, novel control applications in the distribution and transmission grid, as well as the effect of deregulation on power system operation and control. He is IEEE Fellow since 2005, Chair of Power Tech International Steering Committee and Vice-Chair of Power Dynamic Performance Committee of PES.

 

 

Thierry Van Cutsem

Thierry Van Cutsem (F' 05) received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Liege, Belgium, in 1979 and 1984, respectively. He is currently a Research Director of the Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) and an Adjunct Professor at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the same university. His research interests include power system dynamics, security, monitoring, control, and simulation. He served as Secretary, Vice-Chair, and Chair of the IEEE Power System Dynamic Performance Committee.

 

Rodrigo A. Ramos

Rodrigo A. Ramos (SM’08) received his B.Sc. (1997), M.Sc. (1999), and D.Sc. (2012) degrees from the Engineering School of Sao Carlos (EESC), a unit of the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of EESC/USP. His research interests include power system stability considering the presence of renewable and distributed generation.

Monday, June 18, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Plain Talk Online June 2018

PLAIN TALK

Plain Talk About the Electric Power Industry

Online Series

 

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(Available On-Demand Through July 13!)

June 26-28, 2018

Early Bird Ends June 12, 2018 - Register Now!

IEEE PES PLAIN TALK courses for the power industry professional will help you to understand technical aspects of the electric power industry, even if you do not have an engineering background. You will gain insights into the concerns of engineers, the demands of regulators and consumer groups, and the factors and trends that impact the operation of today's electric power systems. These courses are also appropriate for new engineers to the industry, or for engineers in other fields who are transitioning to the electric power industry. These courses aim to increase your understanding of the electric power system by providing you with practical knowledge that you can use as you work in or with this important industry.

Topics Include:

  • Power System Basics - Understanding How the Bulk Electric Power System Works (June 26th)
  • Distribution System - Delivering Power to the Customer (June 27th) New Course Material!
  • Transmission System - The Interconnected Bulk Electric System (June 28th)

These courses are eligible for CEU/PDH credit.

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  • LaToya Gourdine, Administrator Education Services, IEEE Power & Energy Society
    l.gourdine@ieee.org • (732) 981-2876
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:00 pm - Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Visualization and Analytics for high penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (VADER)

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Visualization and Analytics for high penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (VADER)

July 6, 2018 • 1:30 pm EST

Presented by: Sila Kiliccote, Staff Scientist and Managing Director, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University

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This Webinar:

Distribution grid is going through a transformation. This transformation is driven partly due to adoption of DERs at the grid’s edge, increasing load flexibility and active control devices, and partly the growing availability of data from smart meters. In this webinar, we will discuss a new data analytics platform and open source analytics for better planning the distribution grid. The talk will cover the growing need for integrated platforms, the software architecture implemented for VADER, explain the choices that were made, and the top analytics developed and under deployment.

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The Presenter:

Sila Kiliccote

Sila Kiliccote

Sila Kiliccote is the managing director of grid innovations at the Stanford and the leader of the Grid Integration, Systems and Mobility research at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. She has worked as a demand response expert at Google and spent over 10 years at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) as a deputy of the Demand Response Research Center leading the grid integration initiatives. At LBNL, she worked with a team to develop OpenADR. Kiliccote holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Building Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Friday, July 06, 2018 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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IEEE PES Technical Webinar Series - Increasing the PV Hosting Capacity of Distribution Networks: The role of Smart Inverters and Storage

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Increasing the PV Hosting Capacity of Distribution Networks: The role of Smart Inverters and Storage

July 18, 2018 • 9:00 am EST

Presented by: Professor Luis (Nando) Ochoa, The University of Melbourne and The University of Manchester

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Presents and discusses different aspects required to assess the residential PV hosting capacity of distribution networks. It explains and demonstrates the benefits but also the potential challenges from exploiting the capabilities of smart inverters (Volt-Watt, Volt-var, export limits) and residential storage systems to increase hosting capacity. Real case studies from Australia are used to demonstrate the quantification of PV hosting capacity considering potential strategies to make the most of smart inverters and storage.

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The Presenter:

Luis(Nando) Ochoa

LuisNando Ochoa

Luis(Nando) Ochoa is Professor of Smart Grids and Power Systems at The University of Melbourne, Australia and part-time Professor of Smart Grids at The University of Manchester, UK. His expertise in network integration of low carbon technologies and his extensive portfolio of industrial and academic projects have led to 140+ publications, 60+ technical reports, and one patent filed by Psymetrix Ltd. Prof Ochoa is an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer and has also several leadership roles within IEEE PES, including Member-At-Large of the Governing Board and Editorial Board Member of the IEEE Power and Energy Magazine. Prof Ochoa is an IEEE Senior Member since 2012. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from UNI (Peru), and a Research MSc and a PhD in Electrical Power Engineering, both from UNESP Ilha Solteira (Brazil).

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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