Presented by: Kalyan K. Sen, Chief Technology Officer -
Sen Engineering Solutions, Inc.
Increasing transmission capacity is essential to meet an increased demand of electricity, integration of renewable generation and so on. The power industry’s pressing need for the most economical ways to transfer bulk power along a desired path may be met by building new transmission lines, which is a long and costly process. Alternately, it may be quicker and cheaper to increase the available transfer capacity of the existing transmission lines with a power flow controller.
Power flow control techniques have been practiced, from using inductors, capacitors, transformers and load tap changers in the earlier days of electrical engineering to power electronics-based solutions in recent years. Even though the costs and complexities of the available solutions vary widely, the basic underlying theory of power flow control is still the same as it always has been. To recommend proper solutions, SMART Power Flow Controllers are designed based on functional requirements and cost-effective solutions.
About the Speaker:
Kalyan Sen, CTO, Sen Engineering Solutions, Inc., who specializes in developing SMART power flow controllers is a recently-selected Fulbright Scholar. He spent 30 years in academia and industry and became a Westinghouse Fellow Engineer. He was a key member of the FACTS development team at Westinghouse. He has authored or coauthored more than 25 peer- reviewed publications, 8 issued patents, a book and 4 book chapters in the areas of FACTS and power electronics. He coauthored the book titled, Introduction to FACTS Controllers: Theory, Modeling, and Applications, IEEE Press and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2009, which is also published in Chinese and Indian paperback editions. He received BEE, MSEE, and PhD degrees, all in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA. He is a licensed PE in Pennsylvania.
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