IEEE PES GM 2018 Tutorial Descriptions, Schedule, Pricing, Instructors


Energy Storage: An Introduction to Technologies, Applications and Best Practices

Date Sunday August 5, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Price Early Bird $295, Regular $395; Student Early Bird $100, Student Regular $150
Lead Instructor Dr. Hamid Zareipour, University of Calgary
Instructors Dr. Sudipta Lahiri, Distributed Energy Resources, DNV GL Energy; Dr. Michael Klinberg, Senior Consultant – Energy Advisory, DNV GL – Energy; Dr. Ramteen Sioshansi, the Ohio State University

Energy storage is becoming an attractive solution for today’s smart grid, either being operated independently as asset or interacting with other resources like wind/solar generation or demand response. This tutorial is a full-day course which will provide participants a solid understanding of the basics and the state-of-the-art energy storage application, its implications on the grid’s reliability and the system’s economics and how-to on evaluating its performance and cost-benefit. Instructors with diverse backgrounds on this subject will bring the field deployment experience of energy storage applications and real-world examples to demonstrate the analytic tools used in assisting utility planning and operation decisions. The course is suitable for non-technical, as well as technical audiences, including regulatory, legislative, and utility staff members.

Smart Inverters for Distributed Generators

Date Sunday August 5, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Price Early Bird $295, Regular $395; Student Early Bird $100, Student Regular $150
Lead Instructor Rajiv Varma, The University of Western Ontario
Instructors Babak Enayati, National Grid, Richard Bravo, Southern California Edison, Mahesh Morjaria, First Solar, Tom Key, EPRI, John Berdner, Enphase Energy Inc.

This proposal is for the third delivery of this Tutorial based on the success of its recent second delivery in the IEEE PES General Meeting at Chicago in July 2017 attended by 36 participants (the third largest attendance among all the Tutorials presented in the PESGM), AND; its first successful delivery at the IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Expo in Dallas in May 2016 with 29 attendees.

Different countries are setting up ambitious targets of PV solar based Distributed Generators (DGs) installations. However, the integration of PV based DGs has led to several challenges, mitigation of which typically require expensive compensating and protection equipment, as well as complex network management strategies. DG inverters primarily produce real power at unity power factor. However, power electronics has now made it possible for inverters to perform multiple functions for grid support, in addition to real power generation. Such inverters are termed Smart Inverters as they are capable of effectively minimizing several grid integration challenges of DGs without additional equipment. Recognizing the significant potential of smart inverter technology, utilities across the globe are actively considering implementation of smart inverters.

This proposed IEEE Tutorial on Smart Inverters holds special significance as the IEEE 1547 Standard in undergoing Full Revision which will hugely accelerate the growth of smart inverters. This Tutorial is being proposed to present a comprehensive and structured knowledge on the need, functions, operation and protection, integration and testing standards, system studies of benefits, demonstration projects and actual installations of this new technology. This Tutorial will be very helpful for academics, utilities, practicing engineers, consultants, system operators and planners, DG developers, and inverter manufacturers for understanding the various facets of this technology and to fully exploit its vast capabilities in their T&D grids.

Transmission System Planning- A Fundamentals Course for Electric Power Engineers, Non-electrical Engineers, and Others Working in the Electric Power Industry

Date Sunday August 5, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Price Early Bird $295, Regular $395; Student Early Bird $100, Student Regular $150
Lead instructor James Feltes, Siemens Power Technologies International
Instructors Michael Henderson, ISO New England, Sundar Venkataraman, GE Energy Consulting, Rafael Ferreira, Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (EPE)

The need for expansion of the electric power transmission system is driven by public policy, the development of remote resources, and the retirement of old generating facilities that are located near load centers. National reliability standards must be respected and the economic performance of the system improved through the judicious development of new transmission facilities. The student will understand transmission system needs and the proper application of new equipment to address those needs.

  • Know the why, what, where, and when of developing new transmission lines and applying technologies that improve the use of existing rights-of-way
  • Learn how to determine and relieve thermal, voltage, and stability constraints through major system improvements and application of special controls and other techniques that better utilize existing infrastructure
  • Use analytical concepts that facilitate decisions for new line expansion, utilization of phase-angle-regulators, and use of transformer taps and both static and shunt elements to provide voltage control.
  • Gain basic understanding of how applying system technologies affect the overall operation and planning of the system.

Dynamic Modelling of Offshore Wind Farms for Transient and Dynamic Analysis and Control System Design

Date Sunday, August 5, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Price Early Bird $195, Regular $240; Student Early Bird $50, Student Regular $75
Lead Instructor Bikash Pal, Imperial College London
Instructors Dr Linash P Kunjumuhammed, Imperial College London, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Strunz, Technische Universität Berlin

The year 2016 witnessed about 50 GW of new installed capacity of wind generation taking the total global capacity to 484 GW. China ranks at the top with a total installed capacity of 173 GW, but 15% of total energy produced from Chinese wind farms in 2015 was wasted because of a weak power grid. Significant operational challenges have also been reported for wind farms connected to the grids of Europe and North America. Normally, the large wind farms (onshore or offshore) are being built at the best wind resource sites. However, these are typically not the locations of a strong transmission network, resulting in poor dynamic interaction and even disconnection from the grid. Unlike those for synchronous machines, the dynamics associated with variable speed wind turbine generators are not well understood.

The need to better understand wind farm dynamics and controls will be addressed through this tutorial. It will cover dynamic modelling of variable speed doubly fed induction generators (DFIG) and permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) wind generation system including their controls. The models will be suitable for transient stability and low frequency electromechanical stability analysis and control design. The theory is complemented by worked examples to maximize the educational value to IEEE PES meeting attendees.

Demand Response: Overview, Applications, and Field Experiments

Date Sunday August 5, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Price Early Bird $195, Regular $240; Student Early Bird $50, Student Regular $75
Lead Instructor Farrokh Rahimi, OATI
Instructors Ning Lu, NCSU, Jianming (Jamie) Lian, PNNL, Haiwang Zhong, Tsinghua University

The electric utility operational requirements and business model are changing due to a number of factors, including increasing levels of renewable and distributed energy resources, new technologies, and increasingly savvy consumers/prosumers. Current power grid operation predominantly relies on scheduling and regulating generation resources to supply loads and balance load changes. Increased variability of renewable generation resources, changes the conventional "load following" paradigm to a new "generation following" regime resulting in the need for higher levels of balancing requirements from demand-side participation. With the advancement of information technologies, power system end-use loads are becoming more agile and can participate in provision of balancing energy and other grid services. This tutorial will cover demand response fundamentals and business case, and provide lessons learnt in the DR demo and actual field implantation projects carried out in recent years.

Fundamentals and Best Practices of Energy Management Systems and Automatic Voltage Control

Date Sunday August 5, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Price Early Bird $195, Regular $240; Student Early Bird $50, Student Regular $75
Lead Instructor Vedran S. Perić, GE Energy Consulting
Instructors Qinglai Guo, Tsinghua University, Mike Zhou, InterPSS Systems, Manu Parashar, GE Power, Qinglai Guo, Tsinghua University, Jianzhong Tong, PJM

Energy Management Systems (EMS) play a central role in operation of modern power systems. This tutorial will focus on the architecture, fundamentals, and best practices of a modern EMS system and the overview of most important power system applications enabled by EMS. A special focus will be given to Automatic Voltage Control that is becoming more and more critical in the era of smart grid. Voltage Control will be covered from the perspective of the required architecture, enabling technologies and focus on challenges imposed by integration of large-scale renewable power generation. In addition, the tutorial will benefit from the presentation of the experience gained in China and North America.

Therefore, the goal of the tutorial is to explain and establish a basis for full understating of the current EMS systems as well as applications that are enabled by EMS systems including Automatic Voltage Control.

Power Quality: Distributed Resource Integration

Date Sunday August 5, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Price Early Bird $195, Regular $240; Student Early Bird $50, Student Regular $75
Lead Instructor Surya Santoso, The University of Texas at Austin
Instructors Roger C. Dugan, EPRI, Mark F. McGranaghan, EPRI, Math Bollen, LTU

Distributed energy resources, such as solar photovoltaic, wind turbines, and energy storage, presents opportunities and challenges in planning and operation of utility distribution circuits. This short course presents the following topics: (1) Introduction to distribution system planning strategies and analysis tools for integrating DERs into existing circuits: desired DER grid services, operational use and stacked benefits, sizes and locations, and impacts of the interconnection, particularly voltage regulation. (2) Voltage regulation and control: characteristics and factors influencing voltage regulation, control methods using volt/var, and mitigation options at both at the primary and secondary wires. (3) Harmonics and supraharmonics: low and high-order harmonics, origin, propagation, and resonance. (4) System-wide monitoring: strategies, placements, and applications.

Grid Architecture: Methods and Concepts for Modernizing Electric Power Systems

Date Monday August 6, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Price Early Bird $195, Regular $240; Student Early Bird $50, Student Regular $75
Lead Instructor Ron Melton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
Instructors Jeffrey Taft, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, David Hardin, Smart Electric Power Alliance

Grid Architecture is the application of system architecture, network theory, and control theory to the electric power grid. A grid architecture is the highest-level description of the complete grid, and is a key tool to help understand and define the many complex interactions that exist in present and future grids. Grid architecture can be used to: help manage complexity (and therefore risk); assist communication among stakeholders around a shared vision of the future grid; identify and remove barriers and define essential limits; define interfaces and platforms, identify gaps in theory, technology, organization, regulation; and provide a framework for complex grid-related development activities.

The discipline of grid architecture provides a modern set of methods to assist in thinking about grid complexities, to aid in understanding interactions and technical gaps, to enable new capabilities and remove old unnecessary limits, and to support communication among stakeholders. This is increasingly important as we modernize the electric power system moving to an increasingly distributed system most usefully viewed as a network of structures. This tutorial will introduce the basic tools of grid architecture with examples of how to apply them.

IEEE 1547 Interconnection Standard

Date Monday August 6, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Early Bird $195, Regular $240; Student Early Bird $50, Student Regular $75
Lead Instructor
Babak Enayati, National Grid,
David Narang, NREL, Jens Boemer, EPRI Leo Casey, Google X, Mark Siira, ComRent, Bob Fox, Sunspec, Charlie Vartanian, MEPPI, Andy Hoke, NREL

Due to the increasing amount of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) interconnections with the Electric Power System, the IEEE 1547 standard is going through a major revision to address some of the technical issues associated with high penetration of DERs i.e. grid support functionalities, etc.

The participants will learn about the major changes to the IEEE 1547 i.e. voltage regulation, response to abnormal system conditions (including voltage and frequency ride through), power quality, islanding, interoperability, etc.

Synchronous Compensator (Condenser) Design and Applications

Date Wednesday August 8, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Price Early Bird $295, Regular $395; Student Early Bird $100, Student Regular $150
Lead Instructor Jim Lau
Instructors Arthur Depoian, General Electric, Sergey Kynev, Siemens, Gary Gottung, GE, James Lau, Siemens, Nils Nilsson, Consultant, James Feltes, PTI, Pierre Boheme, General Electric

This tutorial will teach the attendees how synchronous compensators (commonly called "synchronous condensers") are designed and applied, with particular emphasis on renewable applications. Presently, several vendors offer synchronous compensators as a separate product line, with unique features. But many synchronous compensators are retired synchronous generators that are adapted for use as synchronous compensators. This tutorial will describe the design and attributes of both the new unit application as well as conversion of existing synchronous generators as synchronous compensators.

Managing Uncertainties in the Future Grid- Evolution of EMS Control Centers – Synchrophasor Solutions

Keeping the Lights On – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Date Wednesday August 8, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Price Early Bird $195, Regular $240; Student Early Bird $50, Student Regular $75
Lead Instructor Jay Giri, GE Grid Solutions
Instructors Mark Adamiak, GE Energy Connection

Managing the future grid will require creative, innovative solutions. This is because of uncertainties being introduced by the growth of less predictable & reliable renewable generation resources, demand response programs, distributed generation, microgrids, potential cyber-security issues and the aging infrastructure. Energy Management Systems (EMS) have been deployed for decades at utility control centers to manage the electricity grid in real-time. Today these EMS capabilities are poised to be enhanced quite dramatically with growth of synchrophasor PMU measurements. Solutions to decentralize management of the grid are also being introduced – these include Distribution Management Systems, Substation Automation and advances in grid control devices. These new solutions will help us manage the uncertainties and challenges of the future smart grid.

21st Century Distribution Management and Operation: The Future is Now!

Date Thursday August 9, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Price Early Bird $295, Regular $395; Student Early Bird $100, Student Regular $150
Lead Instructor Larry Clark, Alabama Power Company
Instructors Anil Pahwa, Kansas State University, Chad Abbey, Smarter Grid Solutions, Robert Uluski, UISOL, Ethan Boardman, GE Grid Solutions, Julio Romero Aguero, Quanta Technology, Grant Gilchrist, Enernex, Terry Saxton, Xtensible Solutions

The Future is Now for the 21st Century Distribution Management and Operation systems. The 21st Century smart grid systems involve the complete chain of energy delivery from generation to transmission to distribution to the customers. Many of the smart grid applications will occur at the distribution level since this is where new communication infrastructure will enable new automation schemes, integration of distributed generation, and integration of customer systems with the operation of the power delivery system. Smart grid applications such as VVO and FLISR will incorporate Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to improve the functionalities. Distributed Energy Resources Management systems (DERMs) with the growing use of storage are advancing the 21st Century smart grid systems. New emerging technologies include electric vehicles and EV Management to supplement the improved system efficiencies. The modern power system organizations will exploit these technologies in concert with the impact of microgrids and potential TSO/DSO interactions.

Smart Distribution: DA/DMS Systems and ADMS Integration with DERs and Microgrids

Dates Thursday August 9, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Early Bird $295, Regular $395; Student Early Bird $100, Student Regular $150
Lead Instructor
Jiyuan Fan, PhD, Southern States LLC,
John D. McDonald, P.E GE Power’s Grid Solutions Business

This course introduces the intuitive concepts, fundamental theories, practical technologies on distribution system modeling, analysis, automation and management, including the core functionalities and real use cases of the Distribution Automation and Management Systems (DA/DMS) and the advanced applications in Smart Distribution, as well as the integration with Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and Microgrids. The potential audience would include power system planning/operation engineers, project/product managers, business leaders in power utilities, smart grid solution providers, system developers, research institutes, as well as individual researchers, college students and other individuals working on or interested in the Smart Distribution Solutions. The course will cover the following break-down topics: Overall Framework and Architecture of DA/DMS Systems in Smart Distribution, Distribution System Modeling for operation analysis, automation and management, Static and Dynamic Data management, Advanced Real-time and Analytic Applications in DMS, integration with other systems (OMS, AMI, DRM) in Smart Distribution, integration with DERs and Microgrids in Advanced DMS (ADMS), including DERs/Microgrids connection and disconnection to/from the Distribution Grid; and New Trends in ADMS Development.