The Future of Power and Energy Infrastructure

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The incorporation of distributed renewable energy generation, smart control systems, and
electric/hybrid vehicles into the existing grid infrastructure are challenging but necessary
steps towards a more sustainable future. This presentation will describe key technologies
and techniques that are necessary to modernize electrical generation, distribution and
consumption. The work that is currently ongoing at the University of British Columbia’s
(UBC) campus will be used to illustrate some modern and future implementations.
Techniques such as load shedding, peak shifting, active power factor correction, and
backup will be discussed. The technical challenges and solutions associated with
implementing these sustainable solutions will be addressed.



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  • University of Toronto 40 St. George Street
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Canada M5S2E4
  • Building: Bahen Center of Information Technology
  • Room Number: BA4287

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  Speakers

Dr. Martin Ordonez

Dr. Martin Ordonez

Topic:

The Future of Power and Energy Infrastructure

Biography:

Dr. Martin Ordonez is the Canada Research Chair in Power
Converters for Renewable Energy Systems and Associate Professor
with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is also
the holder of the Fred Kaiser Professorship on Power Conversion and
Sustainability at UBC. He was an Adjunct Professor with Simon
Fraser University and Memorial University of Newfoundland. His
industrial experience in power conversion includes research and
development at Xantrex Technology Inc./Elgar Electronics Corp. (now AMETEK
Programmable Power), where he developed high-density power converters and advanced
controllers.
He is the principal investigator of several power conversion grants and has developed
partnerships with various companies in the sector. With the support of industrial funds
and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), he contributed
more than 140 publications and R&D reports in the power area. Dr. Ordonez is an
Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, a Guest
Editor for IEEE JOURNAL OF EMERGING AND SELECTED TOPICS IN POWER
ELECTRONICS, an Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
serves on several IEEE committees, and reviews widely for IEEE/IET journals and
international conferences. He was awarded the David Dunsiger Award for Excellence in
the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2009) and the Chancellors Graduate
Award/Birks Graduate Medal (2006), and became a Fellow of the School of Graduate
Studies, Memorial University.