TEES Smart Grid Center to host third Smart Grid Workshop April 21

April 9, 2015
| By: Deana Totzke

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Smart Grid Center will host the third Smart Grid Workshop at the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University on April 21. Previous workshops were attended by more than 150 professionals, faculty and students, as well as visitors from Brazil, Qatar and Mexico.

The theme of this year's workshop is “Challenges in Evaluating Smart Grid Solutions: Metric, Testing, Certification, Modeling and Simulation, and Testbeds.” Invited speakers will elaborate on the topic. Two panel sessions on testbeds will include one on the existing modeling, simulating, testing and calibration facilities, and another one on future developments of testbeds.

Representation is expected from industry such as ABB, Alstom, Austin Energy, CenterPoint Energy, Esri, Honeywell, IBM, IncSys, National Instruments, Oncor, OsiSoft and Siemens, and from several federal labs (ORNL, LBNL, PNNL and LLNL). 

In break-out sessions the following topics will be discussed: 

• Big Data, Weather Impacts, Asset and Outage Management;

• EMS, DMS, Cybersecurity, and Substation Automation;

• Demand-Side Management, Ancillary Services and Electricity Markets;

• Building Energy Management, Smart Meters and Sensors;

• Synchrophasor Systems, PMUs and PDCs and GPS;

• Microgrids, EVs, Distributed Generation and Energy Storage.

In addition, Texas A&M students will present posters associated with their research. 

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