Webinar: Hardware, Software and Applications for Real Time Evaluation & Testing of The Evolving Smart Power Grid

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IEEE South Saskatchewan Section, Young Professionals South Saskatchewan and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are pleased to present the webinar on "Hardware, Software and Applications for Real Time Evaluation & Testing of The Evolving Smart Power Grid"

Abstract: “Keeping the lights on”, an axiom in power systems engineering has taken on a new level of complexity with increasing pressure on the existing network to deliver more power over existing infrastructure. The RTDS Real Time Digital Simulator is a powerful tool in adapting new technology to the power grid, through control hardware, and power (CHIL, PHIL) hardware in the loop testing in real time. The custom-developed hardware allows simulation to de done in parallel with maximum speed and efficiency. Combined with the user-friendly GUI and industry-approved simulation results, engineers can validate the performance of the evolving power system and de-risk deployment. The first component of this presentation will take the audience through the hardware and software that provides this simulation platform, then applied to various power systems applications in real time. The second presentation presents the development and testing of a wide-area measurement based transient stability prediction system using the RTDS system and applying intentional islanding to prevent large-scale blackouts.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 15 Jun 2021
  • Time: 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Saskatchewan
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  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Canada

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  • Starts 21 May 2021 08:00 AM
  • Ends 15 June 2021 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Saskatchewan
  • No Admission Charge


Shane Jin Shane Jin of RTDS Technologies Inc.


Shane Jin received his B.Eng. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Beijing, China. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, in 2012 and 2020, respectively. In 2017, he joined RTDS Technologies Inc. as an Engineer, Protection & Automation. His work focuses on research, design, and development of protection and automation products using smart grid technologies. He actively participates in various IEC/IEEE working group activities regarding IEC 61850, PTP, PMU, DNP standard development.

Address:Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Rama Gokaraju Rama Gokaraju of Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at University of Saskatchewan


Ramakrishna Gokaraju received his Bachelor of Engineering degree (with Distinction) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India in April 1992. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, in 1996 and 2000, respectively. During 1999-2002, he was a Research Scientist with the Alberta Research Council and a Staff Software Engineer with IBM Toronto Lab. He joined the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan as an Assistant Professor in 2003 and is currently a professor in the department. His current research works are in high speed digital relaying, controlled islanding, fault detection in ac-dc systems, impact of inverter-based resources on protection, and sustainable energy systems (including SMR based generation).

Address:Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


When: Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm (Regina Time)

Where: Zoom Presentation (Link will be provided to registrants only - Free registration)


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