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Optimized Distribution Systems for Renewables

April 25, 2012
Stanford University

Some of the leading companies, venture firms, and Stanford researchers who are pioneering smart grid technologies discuss the latest smart grid research and offer insights into architectures that could improve grid reliability and reduce the stress caused by the intermittency of renewables.

Agenda

  • 9:00 Welcome
    Stacey Bent, Director, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Stanford University
    Amit Narayan, Director, Smart Grid Research in Modeling & Simulation, Stanford University
    Ram Rajagopal, Assistant Professor Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
    Intro Slides (PDF)
  • 9:15 The Smart Grid Ecosystem
    Paul De Martini, Managing Director, Newport Consulting Group
    Slides » (PDF)
  • 9:45 State of the Art of Smart Grid
    Robert Sherick, Manager of Power System Technologies & Consulting Services, Southern California Edison
  • 10:05 Role of ISO/RTO in Distribution Management; Overview of DR Markets and New Emerging Markets
    Paul Sotkiewicz, Chief Economist, Market Services Division, PJM Interconnection
    Slides » (PDF)
  • 10:45 GridSpice
    Amit Narayan, Director, Smart Grid Research in Modeling & Simulation, Stanford University
    Slides » (PDF)
  • 11:10 Wide Area Control of the Power Grid
    Kevin Tomsovic, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Slides - Part 1 (PDF)
    Slides - Part 2 (PDF)
  • 11:35 Sensors, Wind Modeling & Stochastic Dispatch
    Ram Rajagopal, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
  • 1:00 Panel: Killer Apps for the Smart Grid
    Panel moderator: Chris Knudsen, Chief Technology Officer, AutoGrid Systems
    Panelists:
    • Kannan Tinnium, Power Systems Platform Leader, GE Global Research
    • Robert Sherick, Manager of Power System Technologies & Consulting Services, Southern California Edison
    • Steve Vassallo, General Partner, Foundation Capital
  • 1:45 Gridonomics: An Holistic Overview on the Interaction of Economics, Policy and Technology in the New Energy Ecosystem
    Leonardo von Prellwitz, Strategy & Business Development - Smart Grid, Cisco
    Slides » (PDF)
  • 2:05 Measuring the Competitiveness Benefits of a Transmission Investment Policy: The Case of the Alberta Electricity Market
    Frank Wolak, Director, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University
    Slides » (PDF)
  • 2:45 Panel: Big Data Analytics for the Smart Grid
    Panel moderator: Paul De Martini, Managing Director, Newport Consulting Group
    Panelists:
    • Christopher Couper, Distinguished Engineer, Energy and Utilities Industry, IBM
    • Jeffrey Taft, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Smart Grid Architect, Cisco Systems
    • Marianne Dickerson, Sr. Director, Electric T&D Business Technologies, PG&E, IT organization
  • 3:30 Will Distributed Generation Make the Electrical Distribution Systems Unstable?
    Dimitry Gorinevsky, Electrical Engineering, and Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
  • 3:50 Smart sensing, state estimation, and control for enhanced smart grid reliability
    Andrea Goldsmith, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
    Slides » (PDF)
  • 4:10 Operation Planning for Electrical Power Networks
    Javad Lavaei, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
    Slides » (PDF)
  • 4:30 Optimization
    Stephen Boyd, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • 4:50 Student Presentation and Poster Session
    Bethany Corcoran, Geroid O' Brien, Junjie Qin, Raffi Sevlian, Eric Stoutenberg, Han-I Su, Nicole Taheri, Yue Zhao