webinar microgrids planning july 2013

IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series

Strategic Planning for Microgrids - Strategies and Tools

July 10, 2013  2:00 pm eastern

Presented by Hugo Bashualdo of Siemens PTI


Planning the distribution systems strategically will lay a solid corner stone for a Smarter future.

When the integration of distributed energy resources increases, more and more distribution power systems may be capable of operating as a microgrid, with the ability to operate in parallel with the grid or as an island. The challenges that utility planning engineers are facing are like never before. Recent major storms in the US blacking out some of the biggest cities in the world are forcing government agencies and utilities to increase reliability and reduce peak demand at the same time.

Opportunities to electrify rural communities via microgrids are gaining significant interest. Before the detailed engineering design of any microgrid, a power system and economic planning study should be performed to determine the optimal techno economical specifications, i.e. location, type and size of devices, optimal operation methodologies, compliance with standards and regulatory agencies, and cost/benefit analysis etc.


The Presenter:


Hugo Bashualdo , an IEEE member, is the Senior Manager of Smart Grid Consulting, at Siemens Power Technologies International in Schenectady, N.Y. He led various technical areas at Northern Lima Hydro (Edelnor) from 1994 to 2004, and spent more than five years with British Columbia Hydro (2006-2012), as Senior Engineer in T&D Engineering Division. Bashualdo received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Peru, in 1994; an M.B.A. from Peruvian University of Applied Science, Peru, in 2000; and graduated from Humber College, Canada with Honors in Project Management in 2006.