Presented by: Wilsun Xu 

The worldwide acceptance of renewable energies has led to the emergence of a new type of generators in power systems - the Inverter-Based Resources (IBRs). The IBRs send power into the grid through power electronic interfaces. As a result, there are concerns on IBR’s potential power quality impact especially in the form of harmonic distortions on the interconnected power systems. The IEEE Std. 2800-2022, for example, recommends performing harmonic impact evaluation for any transmission-connected IBR projects. This webinar is to share the latest research findings on how to model IBRs for harmonic studies and the actual industry experiences of conducting IBR interconnection studies. The topics include 1) Characteristics and responses of IBRs at harmonic frequencies; 2) Modeling of IBRs per the requirement of IEEE Std. 2800; 3) The  types of harmonics studies for IBR interconnection projects; and 4) Examples of actual industry interconnection studies. In addition, the webinar will cover (briefly) other power quality issues of IBRs. This webinar is also an opportunity for the presenters to receive industry input as they are actively engaged in the development of IEEE P2800.2 “Recommended Practice for Test and Verification Procedures for Inverter-based Resources (IBRs) Interconnecting with Bulk Power Systems”

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1) Utility engineers and consulting engineers dealing with IBR interconnection studies and power quality issues.

2) Owners, developers, and engineers of renewable power projects.

3) Engineers of IBR manufacturers.

4) Power quality researchers.


WilsunXu photoWilsun Xu is currently a professor at the University of Alberta, Canada. He obtained PhD from the University of British Columbia, Canada, in 1989 and worked in BC Hydro of Vancouver, Canada for 7 years before joined the University in 1996. Dr.  Xu has been conducting power quality research, consulting and education over 30 years and has helped several utility companies to establish harmonic-related interconnection standards. He led the Harmonics Modeling and Simulation Task Force of PES between 1996 and 2001, contributed to the development of IEEE Std. 519, and was elevated to IEEE fellow for contributions to power system harmonics research. At present, Dr. Xu is actively participating in the activities of the IEEE P2800.2 workgroup as its PQTF member. 


Tags & Topics for This Webinar:

Inverter-based Resources; Power quality; Harmonics; Interconnection studies




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Ensuring security is much more difficult in smart grids as compared to the conventional girds as these are extensive and integrated with other networks. As such, Cyber security plays a vital role in Smart Grids. Cyber security offers a protection against cyber attacks and hacking of websites. Cryptography is one of the important components under Cyber security. It aims to protect data from theft, forging and making authorized changes. The proposed webinar covers symmetric and asymmetric and various methods associated. The Python programming is used for writing source code for data communication, encryption and decryption. The source code is executed under Google Colab Platform which will be demonstrated during the webinar. The applications of machine learning are also covered in the proposed webinar.


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Presented by:  Dr. Mathaios Panteli, The University of Manchester, UK

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.

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Presented by: Amanda Long and Christina Catalano,
PJM Interconnection

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Currently batteries in PJM participate in the regulation market as a generation asset, but a number of projects have been proposed that offer the opportunity for batteries to participate as transmission assets. A cross-divisional team at PJM is evaluating the past, present, and future use of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) as a solution to transmission congestion or reliability upgrades. This presentation will discuss considerations for PJM’s cross-functional strategy to model, analyze, and approve energy storage devices as transmission solutions. It will touch on recommendations that span PJM’s Markets, Operations, and Planning divisions.

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Presented by: Neil Kirby, Business Development Manager – HVDC
GE Grid Solutions

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 Creating smarter, more resilient power networks requires the introduction of technologies that can efficiently and reliably transfer large amounts of power over long distances, can adapt to changing conditions, especially with the increasing variability with increasing use of renewable generation sources. This requires management of power flows, stabilizing of voltage and frequency, and making informed decisions in response to normal switching or fault events.

High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) brings intelligence into the power transmission systems which it interconnects, through its’ ability to accurately and quickly manage power flows between networks through a variety of control methods, and a range of additional automated response strategies to network events.

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Presented by Dale Osborn, Consulting Advisor - MISO

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