Live Webinar Events

The Smart Grid describes a next-generation electrical power system that is typified by the increased use of communications and information technology in the generation, delivery, and consumption of electrical energy worldwide.

IEEE Smart Grid hosts a series of complimentary webinars on varying aspects of global grid modernization.  


Structural Resilience of the Electric Power Grid: Model & Measures- Presented by: Amro Farid, Dakota Thompson & Wester Schoonenberg
Replay Saturday, August 24 9AM UTC+8 Bejing (Friday, August 23 9PM EDT) REPLAY: 
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Modern life has grown to be extremely dependent on electric power. As the world’s services increasingly electrify, the resilience of the electric power grid is more important than ever. Current methods of studying electric power grid resilience generally fall in one of two categories: (1) N-1 type contingency analysis, and (2) network science methods based upon graph connectedness. The latter use “lightweight” graph models while the former is particularly computationally intensive. Though these methods provide valuable complementary insights, there is a new need for analytical tools that balance analytical insight with computational complexity. This webinar discusses a set of new resilience measures based upon the application of hetero-functional graph theory to electric power systems. These measures are of particular relevant to the grid’s architectural transformation as it comes to accommodate distributed generation at the grid periphery. Furthermore, the webinar will discuss some of the key differences between existing resilience measures and the newly introduced measures. Read more.

Measuring the Value of Resilience- Presented by: Daniel Kushner
Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:00AM EDT  LIVE: Click Here to Register NOW
Replay Saturday, August 31 9AM UTC+8 Bejing (Friday, August 30 9PM EDT) REPLAY: 
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What is resilience and how do we measure it? This talk will explore the interconnections between electrical and community resilience, and benchmark efforts to evaluate levels of resilience, as well as endeavors to improve it. It will go into depth on metrics that have been identified that describe portions of resilience, as well as ways to think through the causal, direct and indirect relationships between different metrics. It will also discuss potential paths to quantify the impact of these metrics in monetary terms. Read more. 

A Framework to Quantify Resilience Built from the Customer Perspective- Presented by: Sean Morash, Aaron Snyder
Thursday, Sept 12, 2019 11:00AM EDT  LIVE: Click Here to Register NOW
Replay Saturday, Sept 14 9AM UTC+8 Bejing (Friday, Sept 13 9PM EDT) REPLAY: 
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Investments in the electric grid have long focused on improving the reliability of the system to meet the needs of existing and new customers. Customers expect reliable electricity service, but understand the need to suspend that expectation in extreme weather events. Though not ideal, people have grown to realize that high winds can wreak havoc upon exposed power lines, as one example. Having multiple, redundant paths to serve the end customers, or for end-use loads to be served by a plethora of potential sources, is a solution that improves reliability, but it also ultimately improves the resilience of the system. Reliability and resilience are linked and the definitions of each are often reliant upon the other. This webinar will present a summary of modern thinking on the linkage between reliability and resilience before introducing a metric to define system resilience building up from each customer. Read more. 

Experiences with International Projects on Power Grid Resilience- Presented by: Mathiaos Panteli
Thursday, Sept 26, 2019 11:00AM EDT  LIVE: Click Here to Register NOW
Replay Saturday, Sept 28 9AM UTC+8 Bejing (Friday, Sept 27 9PM EDT) REPLAY: 
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Recent climate-change driven extreme weather events and natural hazards have placed resilience in the spotlight of key stakeholders and policy-makers in the power system community worldwide. There is a growing concern over the critical need to address and boost resilience to such black sky hazards. This webinar will share experiences and applications from relevant national and international research projects in the area of resilient power systems planning and operation. It will cover conceptual frameworks for better understanding the multi-faceted concept of resilience and advanced quantitative techniques based on specifically designed resilience metric systems, as well as risk-based and integrated planning approaches to support the decision-making on designing resilient power grids. The webinar will conclude with insights on activities from national and international professional bodies, further highlighting the recognition by the global power system community of the pressing need to move towards a more resilience-oriented engineering. Read more.