Tutorial Descriptions, Schedule, Pricing, & Instructors

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Pricing for each session: PES Member $50, IEEE Member $74. Non-member $99 (per session)


Battery Safety for Utilities

Dates & Sessions:

Session 1: Understanding the compliance requirements
Date: July 8, 2021 – Access the online video - Access the presentation 
(Session #1 & #2)

Session 2: Going Beyond Compliance – Lessons Learned and Tips to Being Safe
Date: July 9, 2021 – Access the recorded video
Access the presentation (Session #1 & #2)

Price: PES Member $50, IEEE Member $74. Non-member $99 (per session)
Instructor: Douglas Houseman, Burns & McDonnell

If you take the time to do research on stationary batteries, you will find articles on over 100 stationary battery fires that completely destroyed the facilities. Having been involved in the review of 40 of them, there are things that can be done to reduce the possibility of fires. IEEE, NFPA, and others have created a robust set of compliance standards that can reduce the risk of fire and create installations that are fairly safe. Lessons learned from these situations can further reduce the danger to fire fighters, workers, and the neighborhood. Each Kilowatt hour stored in the system is approximately 1 kilogram of TNT energy potential, how you design and specify your storage system is the difference in safe that system is.


Introduction to Behind the Meter Storage - Safety, Control, and Options

Dates & Sessions:

Session 1: Options for Behind the Meter Storage, SWOT
Date:
July 13, 2021  - Access the online video - access the presentation
 

Session 2: Safety, Control, Maintenance and Operations
Date:
July 15, 2021 
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Price: PES Member $50, IEEE Member $74. Non-member $99 (per session)
Instructor: Douglas Houseman, Burns & McDonnell

Putting storage at the premise is the goal of many customers. No need to worry about the grid, no waiting to charge vehicles, and no worries, right? It solves a number of issues with large rooftop arrays and grid constraints, it can solve issues with outage durations as well. Storage at a premise can lead to all sorts of issues, from maintenance to fires. It is not that storage at a premise is a bad idea, it just needs to be done right. Choosing the right storage, working with first responders to teach them what to do with storage. Following the rules for design and location and even picking the right storage is important to longevity and other issues.

Once storage is installed inspection, maintenance, and operation can make a huge difference in the safety and life of the storage.


Pathways of Synchrophasor Technology to Control Centers

Dates & Sessions:

Session 1: Introduction to Synchrophasor Technology
Date: July 19, 2021 
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Instructors:  
Arun G Phadke;  Jeff Dagle - North America SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI);  Dan Brancaccio -Quanta Technology; Kenneth Martin - Electric Power Group; Ryan Quint - NERC

Session 2: Important Use cases of Synchrophasor Technology
Date: July 20, 2021  - Access the online video - access the presentation
Instructors: 
Sarma NDR Nuthalapati - Dominion Virginia Power; Mani Venkatasubramanian Washington State University; Aftab Alam - California ISO; Anurag Srivastava - Washington State University

Session 3: Experiences on Implementation of Synchrophasor Technology in Operations – Part 1
Date: July 21, 2021 11 AM EDT – Register Now
Instructors:  
Ashley D Donahoo - Bonneville Power Administration (BPA); Qiang “Frankie” Zhang - ISO New England;  Aftab Alam - RC West/California ISO; Ryan Lott - Southwest Power Pool (SPP)

Session 4: Experiences on Implementation of Synchrophasor Technology in Operations – Part 2
Date: July 22, 2021 11 AM EDT – Register Now
Instructors:  
Marlu N Deverick - Dominion Virginia Power; Patrick Gravois - ERCOT; Shi Bonian - Beijing Sifang Automation Company, China; Rahul Shukla and Abdulla Siddique - Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO), India

Price: PES Member $50, IEEE Member $74. Non-member $99 (per session)

Lead Instructor: Sarma NDR Nuthalapati, Dominion Energy; Ashley D Donahoo, Bonneville Power Administration; Anurag Srivastava, West Virginia University

This multi-presenter tutorial provides a basics of SynchroPhasor Technology and provides details on how this technology can be taken to control centers and grid operations. This tutorial, taught by cutting-edge researchers and frontline engineers, is suitable for academics, students, engineers, grid operators and regulators.


Laying the Groundwork for Creating Utility Analytics

Dates & Sessions:

Session 1: Field Sensors and Instrumentation
Date:
July 20, 2021 10 AM EDT – Register now

Session 2: OT, Analytics and Data
Date:
July 22, 2021 10 AM EDT – Register Now

Price: PES Member $50, IEEE Member $74. Non-member $99 (per session)
Instructor: Douglas Houseman, Burns & McDonnell

Utility analytics do not start with buying an analytic package and hiring a data scientist or two. Instead, they start in the field with the decisions on what data to capture, how much of it is transmitted, where it is processed and storage. Relays and other sensing equipment in the field have many inputs, and some are only connected to a few of these inputs, meaning data is not possible to capture, should those inputs be connected? How do you create a simple diagram that allows the discussion of the inputs and their value? Why are field walk downs needed and what can I do about fixing my topology in my systems – which is the basic requirement for most analytics?

Once the right field data is flowing into the enterprise, what do I do with it, and why can’t I just drop it into an analytics package or an AI system and be done with it? What do you mean there is hard work between raw data and actionable analytics? What are the hard won lessons of real insight?


Unlocking Future Grid Capacity – Capacity Analysis for Distribution Systems

Dates & Sessions:

Session 1: Capacity Analysis Fundamentals and Industry Trends
Date:
July 23, 2021 11 AM EDT – Register Now

Session 2: Preparing Data Models and Interpreting Results
Date:
July 26, 11 AM EDT – Register Now

Price: PES Member $50, IEEE Member $74. Non-member $99 (per session)

Lead Instructor: Brad Jensen, PE, Senior Advisor, Quanta Technology LLC

Instructors: Ahmed Y. Saber, PhD, Principal Power Engineer (R&D), Manager of Smart Power System Optimization Group (T&D), ETAP Global Research

How do we integrate higher DER penetration, EV chargers and dynamically changing loads?  Capacity Analysis can be an essential tool for modernizing our grid and finally unlocking the value of distribution grid capacity.  This class will provide updates on many recent utility planning policies for publishing Integration or Hosting Capacity Analysis. Capacity analysis also becomes an important dataset in evaluating Non-Wires Alternatives.  Data can be used to tackle big picture challenges and location specific needs of the grid. In addition, the rapid electrification of transport depends on the utilities' ability to forecast capacity and meet the demand under ever-changing mix of generation resources. This is why the concepts of capacity analysis should be promoted and developed to achieve a stronger, smarter, and greener electric grid.


Advancements in Protection, Automation, Control and Communication (PACC)

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Dates & Sessions:

Session 1: Introduction and Protection Impacts with Inverter based Resources  
Date: August 2, 2021 10 AM EDT – Register Now

Instructors: Dr. Mohindar S. Sachdev, University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Ratan Das, GE Energy Consulting, Dr. Sukumar Brahma, Clemson University, Dr. Mukesh Nagpal, BC Hydro Engineering

Session 2: Communication Technologies and Line Protection
Date:
August 3, 2021 10 AM EDT – Register Now

Instructors: Mr. Mark Adamiak, Adamiak Consulting LLC., Dr. Alex Apostolov, OMICRON electronics, Dr. Galina S. Antonova, Hitachi Power Grids, Dr. Normann Fischer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc, Mr. Pratap Mysore, Pratap Consulting Services, Mr. Russell W. Patterson, Patterson Power Engineers

Session 3: Generator Protection and Microgrid Protection
Date:
August 4, 2021 10 AM EDT – Register Now

Instructors: Dr. Murty Yalla, Beckwith Electric Co. Inc., Mr. Dale Finney, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc, Dr. S. S. (Mani) Venkata, Venkata Consulting Solutions Inc. and University of Washington, Dr. Sukumar Brahma, Clemson University

Session 4: Synchronized Phasor Measurements, Testing of PAC Systems and Summary
Date:
August 6, 2021 10 AM EDT – Register Now

Instructors: Dr. Arun Phadke, Virginia Tech, Dr. Vahid Madani, GridTology, Dr. Alex Apostolov, OMICRON electronics, Dr. Ramakrishna Gokaraju, University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Mohindar S. Sachdev, University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Ratan Das, GE Energy Consulting

Price: PES Member $50, IEEE Member $74. Non-member $99 (per session)

Integration of renewable energy sources are changing the characteristics of power systems at a time when utilities are focusing on improving customer service and resiliency of the grid, by using advanced monitoring and control technologies including the use of synchrophasors. Invertor based resources and microgrids are challenging protection engineers. Communication technologies are also advancing, and related international standards are maturing for deployments in substations. Renewed attention is required on protection and control strategies that build on the available and emerging technologies. This tutorial discusses the advancements of protection, automation, control, and communication technologies to address the challenges posed by the changing grid.

The tutorial will update the knowledge base of practicing protection engineers as well as other young engineers. They will learn about the recently developed approaches that they can leverage to enhance the operation of power systems and improve the quality of service provided to customers.


Modeling and Simulation of Large-Scale Power Electronics in Grid

Dates & Sessions:

Session 1: Advanced Simulation of Power Electronics, Use of Real-Codes, and Hybrid Simulation
Date: August 5, 2021, 11 AM EDT - Register Now

Session 2: Simulation of Power Electronics in Large Power Grids: Advanced Control Functionalities Use Cases and Methods
Date: August 12, 2021, 11 AM EDT - Register Now

Session 3: Subtopic of “Simulation of Power Electronics in Power Systems: Advanced Power Electronics Integration Use Cases and Methods
Date: August 19, 2021, 11 AM EDT - Register Now

Price: PES Member $50, IEEE Member $74. Non-member $99 (per session)
Lead Instructor: Suman Debnath, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Instructors: Garth Irwin, Electranix Corporation, Marcelo Elizondo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Modeling and simulation of large power electronic systems and their complex control methods presents a significant challenge (eg, Canyon 2 fire related disturbance affected PV plants). The challenge is associated with developing high-fidelity models of such systems with an acceptable representation of the complete system and simulating the system in a reasonable timeframe. In this tutorial, advanced simulation techniques are discussed to speed-up the simulation of high-fidelity electromagnetic transient (EMT) models of power electronics. The advanced methods include separation of systems utilizing numerical stiffness, time-constants, parallel-in-time methods, and high-performance computing algorithms. To evaluate the performance of the advanced complex control methods associated with the power electronic systems, detailed ac grid models are required of the surrounding region (known as buffer zones) where the power electronics is integrated. The tools that can assist such developments are introduced in this tutorial. Additionally, to identify the impact of such power electronics in large systems, hybrid simulation of EMT- transient stability (TS) models are required with TS models representing the transmission grid. These simulation methods and tools are described with example studies.


Planning Beyond Reliability - Economics Driven Transmission Planning Under Market Environment: Fundamentals, Applications, Benchmark and Challenges

Dates & Sessions:

Session 1: Introduction of Economic Transmission Planning and International Experiences
Date: August 10, 2021 11 AM EDT – Register Now

Session 2: Production Cost Modeling, Simulation and Benchmark
Date: August 11, 2021 11 AM EDT – Register Now

Lead Instructor: Rui Bo, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Instructors: Rui Bo, Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology; James Okullo, Lead Policy Studies, Mid-continent Independent System Operator (MISO); Tao Guo, R&D manager, Hitachi Power Grids; Clayton Barrows, Senior Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

This tutorial will provide a comprehensive overview of economic transmission planning process, methodology, and applications using production cost simulation tool. It will firstly introduce the economic transmission planning principles and process, and review fundamentals of production cost simulation tools. Electricity market fundamentals will also be reviewed and its significance in economic transmission planning will be explained. The challenges brought by high renewable penetration and the role of transmission planning will be discussed in detail. Industry study processes and resulting real world transmission investment will be reviewed. Next, the tutorial will go in-depth to discuss model building assumptions, process, quality control, and benchmark. In addition, the interdependency between load, wind, solar, and storage will be discussed. Lastly, challenges facing economic transmission planning and production cost simulation will be discussed. The tutorial will use MISO as the primary example, supplemented with contents from other ISO/RTOs.


 

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