CCECE 2021 Panel 4 - Power System Transformation World-wide


The changing nature of electric Power systems world wide -Talking about what is new and exciting in power system transformation

Moderator:  Maike LUIKEN, IEEE MGA VP

Panelists and Topics:

Juan Carlos MONTERO, Electrical Operational Planning Coordinator, Costa Rican National Power Control Center (CENCE) An Overview of Global Power Systems Transformation (G-PST) Consortium

Jianwei (Jay) LIU, PJM, IEEE System Operator Survey (Part 1) System Operator Strategic Technical Priorities

Jianwei (Jay) LIU, PJM, IEEE System Operator Survey (Part 2) – Localized Technology Adoption and Standards

Wei-Jen LEE, The University of Texas at Arlington, Power System Transformation - The Role of Industrial Sector

 Juan Carlos MONTERO, Electrical Operational Planning Coordinator, Costa Rican National Power Control Center (CENCE), Global Power System Transformation Practices: Central America


Maike Luiken, PhD, SMIEEE, IEEE-HKN, FEIC, is 2021 IEEE Vice President - Member & Geographic Activities. She served as President of IEEE Canada in 2018 - 2019 and, in 2018, as Chair, Policy Track, IEEE Internet Initiative.  Currently Adjunct Research Professor at Western University, she was the founding Director of the Bluewater Technology Access Centre (now Lambton Manufacturing Innovation Centre) following eight years as Dean at Lambton College with a number of portfolios: School of Technology and Applied Sciences, Business Development, Sustainable Development and Applied Research. Her strategic leadership in the development of the applied research & innovation capacity and portfolio led to Lambton College becoming one of the three top Research Colleges in Canada.

Her areas of interest and expertise span diverse technical areas from ICT, energy and water to advanced manufacturing and nanotechnologies as well as technology design principles, ethics in design and policy associated with their implementation. She has particular interest in how progress in one area, e.g., in ICT, enables advances in other disciplines and in how deployment of various technologies contributes – or not - to achieving sustainable development.  Maike has experience in the public and private sectors in Canada and has worked in the USA and Germany. She owns a small technology consulting practice and is a co-owner and a managing director at a start-up company.

Juan Carlos Montero is the Former IEEE Power & Energy Society Vice President of Membership & Image. He has previously held several other volunteer leadership roles within the IEEE Power & Energy Society at the local and international levels. Mr. Montero received the Bachelor and Licentiate degree on Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica. He is the Electrical Operational Planning Coordinator  in the Costa Rican National Power Control Center (CENCE). He is also Part-Time Lecturer Professor at the University of Costa Rica. Mr. Montero is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Dr. Jay Liu has 30 years experiences in transmission and generation project development, integration and operation. He has successfully developed and integrated more than 25,000MW conventional and renewable energy resources into power grids globally since 1990's. Dr. Liu is a senior member of IEEE.

Wei-Jen Lee (S’85-M’85-SM’97-F’07) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas, Arlington, in 1978, 1980, and 1985, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering.
In 1985, he joined the University of Texas at Arlington, where he is currently a professor of the Electrical Engineering Department and the director of the Energy Systems Research Center. He has been involved in the revision of IEEE Std. 141, 339, 551, 739, and dot 3000 series development. He is the President Elect of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IEEE-IAS), a prominent lecturer of the IEEE-IAS, a member of IEEE Fellow Committee, the associate editor of IEEE/IAS, and International Journal of Power and Energy Systems. He is the project manager of IEEE/NFPA Collaboration on Arc Flash Phenomena Research Project.
Prof. Lee has been involved in research on Utility Deregulation, Renewable Energy, Arc Flash Hazards and Electrical Safety, Smart Grid, MicroGrid, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Virtual Power Plants (VPP), AI for Load, Price, and Wind Capacity Forecasting, Power Quality, Distribution Automation, Demand Response, Power Systems Analysis, Short Circuit Analysis and Relay Coordination, Distributed Energy Resources, Energy Storage System, PEV Charging Infrastructure Design, AMI and Big Data, On Line Real Time Equipment Diagnostic and Prognostic System, and Microcomputer Based Instrument for Power Systems Monitoring, Measurement, Control, and Protection. He has served as the primary investigator (PI) or Co-PI of over one hundred funded research projects. He has published more than one hundred eighty journal papers and two hundred ninety conference proceedings. He has provided on-site training courses for power engineers in Panama, China, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Singapore. He has refereed numerous technical papers for IEEE, IET, and other professional organizations.
Prof. Lee is a Fellow of IEEE and registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

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  • Date: 15 Sep 2021
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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  • Co-sponsored by Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) 2021
  • Starts 27 August 2021 04:07 PM
  • Ends 15 September 2021 10:40 AM
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