Structural Resilience of the Electric Power Grid: Model & Measures

 

Presented by: Prof. Amro M. Farid, Associate Professor of Engineering at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, Dakota Thompson, LIINES Ph.D Candidate in Systems Engineering, and Wester C.H. Schoonenberg, Doctoral Research Assistant in the Laboratory for Intelligent Integrated Networks of Engineering Systems (LIINES), at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 - 11:00AM EDT LIVE: Click Here to Register  

Saturday, August 24th, 2019- 9:00AM UTC+8 Bejing  (Friday, August 23rd, 2019 - 9PM EDT) REPLAY: Click Here to Register

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.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Grid Planners, Utility Investment Decision Makers, and Reliability Engineers


 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Webinar PresenterProf. Amro M. Farid is an Associate Professor of Engineering at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, where he leads the Laboratory for Intelligent Integrated Networks of Engineering Systems (LIINES). He is also a Research Affiliate at the MIT Mechanical Engineering Department and the U. of Massachusetts Transportation Research Center. He has made active contributions to the MIT-Masdar Institute Collaborative Initiative, the MIT Future of the Electricity Grid Study, and the IEEE Vision for Smart Grid Controls. He currently serves as Chair of the Council of Engineering Systems Universities (CESUN), Chair of IEEE Smart Cities Technical Activities Committee, and Co-Chair of the IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Intelligent Industrial Systems. Dr. Farid is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ASME and INCOSE.






 

Webinar PresenterDakota Thompson graduated from Colby College in 2018 receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Physics with a Computer Science Minor. As an undergraduate researcher Dakota worked on several projects with the LIINES at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. He is now continuing his involvement with the LIINES as a Ph.D Candidate in systems engineering. His Research interests include power grid resilience and renewable energy integration.











Webinar PresenterWester C.H. Schoonenberg is a Doctoral Research Assistant in the Laboratory for Intelligent Integrated Networks of Engineering Systems (LIINES), at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. His research interests include Integrated Smart City Infrastructure Modeling, and Industrial Energy Management & Demand Response. Wester received his B.Sc. in 2014 from the department of Systems Engineering and Policy Analysis Management at Delft University of Technology, and joined the LIINES directly thereafter.

AFTER THE WEBINAR IS PRESENTED

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