4th IEEE Workshop on Interconnections of Renewables & Energy Storage to Electric Grids

#power #energy #grid #smart #batteries

This one-day workshop focuses on planning, operations, modeling, analysis, and implementation of transmission & distribution connected renewables & energy storage, and their impacts on the system. There will be 4 utility executives and 2 members from the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to participate along with over a dozen of renowned speakers and panelists from utilities, vendors, consultants, universities, and national labs. Seven PDHs will be provided to attendees who attend the entire workshop in person. Remote attendees are welcome (without PDH certificates). This is a great and uncommon opportunity for you to learn & discuss those cutting-edge technologies with experts from various perspectives. Please RSVP before April 21st with the correct email address. Look forward to seeing you at Dayton!

Logistic Notes:

Free parking will be available in the AES Ohio facility following guidance.

Lunch, morning refreshments, and coffee will be provided to in-person attendees and covered by the registration fees. 

Students and invited panelists/speakers can send an email to xuan.wu@aes.com for registration by waiving the registration fees. 

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  • Date: 25 Apr 2024
  • Time: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 1065 Woodman Drive
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • United States 45432
  • Building: AES Ohio Office
  • Room Number: DT-LL-1 & DT-LL-2

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  • Starts 10 February 2024 05:00 PM
  • Ends 22 April 2024 09:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Tentative Agenda:

9:00 – 9:10 AM:

Opening Speech

Ken Zagzebski, President, AES US Utilities

9:10 – 9:20 AM:

Opening Speech

Dr. Shay Bahramirad, IEEE PES President, Senior Vice President, Luma Energy

9:20 – 9:40 AM:

Keynote Talk

Raiford Smith, Chief Utility Innovation Officer, AES US Utilities

9:40 – 10:10 AM:

Grid Modernization: Technological Advancements Beyond Smart Grid

John McDonald, Consultant, IEEE Fellow, NAE Member

10:10 – 10:40 AM:

Improving Resiliency with Batteries & others

Dr. Antonio Conejo, Professor, OSU, IEEE Fellow, NAE Member

10:40 – 11:40 AM:

Innovating Grid Constraints: Modernizing Interconnection, Grid Technologies, and Models

Alexina Jackson, Vice President, AES Next (Chair)

11:40 – 12:20 AM

                                                                       Lunch Break

12:20 – 11:20 PM:

Microgrid Analysis, Controls, and Operations

Dr. Calvin Zhang, Director, Eaton R&D Center (Chair)

Dr. Farid Katiraei, VP, Quanta Technology

Wade Malcolm, CEO, Open Energy Solutions

1:20 – 2:20 PM:

Engineering Consideration for Renewable & Storage Interconnections

Dr. Xuan Wu, Sr. Manager, AES US Utilities (Chair)

Ben Echeverria, Energy Storage Expert, Burns & McDonnell

Prudhvi Bhattiprolu, Senior Engineer, AEP

2:20 – 2:30 PM

                                                                       Coffee Break

2:30 – 3:45 PM:

Inverter Responses to Contingencies

Mike Simpson, Director, AES Clean Energy (Chair)

Pending Panalist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Dr. Xiaonan Lu, Associate Prof., Purdue University

Dr. Deepak Ramasubramanian, Sr. Technical Leader, EPRI

3:45 – 5:00 PM:

High DER-penetrated Distribution System Modeling, Analysis, and Operations

Dr. Zhaoyu Wang, Professor, Iowa State University (Chair)

Barry Feldman, Director, Smart Grid, AES US Utilities

Dr. Feng Qiu, Section Manager, Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Farnaz Farzan, Manager, Quanta Technology