Enabling Advanced Power Electronics Technologies

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Enabling Advanced Power Electronics Technologies 2018-07-16T14:35:41+00:00

Sandia National Laboratories is hosting the “Enabling Advanced Power Electronics Technologies for the Next Generation Electric Utility Grid” workshop at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town July 17-18. Participants from government agencies, national laboratories, industry, and universities will meet to gain a broader understanding of power electronics R&D needs—from materials to systems—for the next generation electric utility grid. The workshop includes the following sessions:

  • Session 1: What does the electric utility grid look like if power electronics is readily available?
  • Session 2: What is the state-of-the-art of power electronics today?
  • Session 3: What components are needed to achieve the outcome of Session 1?
  • Session 4: What power electronics topologies are needed to achieve the outcome of Session 1?
  • Session 5: What is the role of power electronics to make the grid smarter?
  • Session 6: What is the role of grid power electronics in regards to economics, standards, and safety considerations?
Click here to view biographies for speakers, presenters, and panelists.

Monday, July 16
5:00 pm Check-in
Tuesday, July 17
7:00 am Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Overview
Stan Atcitty, Sandia National Laboratories
8:10 Sandia National Laboratories Overview, Grid Mod
Carol Adkins, Sandia National Laboratories
8:30 Energy Storage Impact on the Grid
Imre Gyuk, DOE Office of Electricity
8:40 Session 1: What does the electric utility grid look like if power electronics (PE) are readily available (i.e., ultra-low cost, ultra-high reliability, and superior performance PE)?

Chair: Stan Atcitty, Sandia National Laboratories

Panelists:

  • Depak Divan, Georgia Tech
  • Kerry Cheung, DOE Office of Electricity
  • Manuel Avendano, Southern California Edison
  • Dushan Boroyevich, Virginia Tech

10:00 Break
10:15 Session 2: What is the state-of-the-art of power electronics today?

Chair: Kaushik Rajashekara, University of Houston

Presenters:

  • Subhashish Bhattacharya, North Carolina State University
  • Anant Agarwal, Ohio State University
  • Ram Apada, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Madhu Chinthavali, DOE Office of Electricity

11:15 Lunch (onsite)
12:45 pm Session 3: What components are needed to achieve the Session 1 vision?

Chair: Bob Kaplar, Sandia National Laboratories

Panelists:

  • Jim Cooper, Purdue University (retired)
  • Paul Ohodnicki, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Abhijit Gurav, KEMET Corporation
  • Brandon Passmore, Wolfspeed

1:45 Break
1:50 Session 4: What power electronics topologies are needed to achieve Session 1 vision?

Chair: Satish Ranade, New Mexico State University

Panelists:

  • Rajib Datta, GE Global Research
  • Martin Becker, Princeton Power
  • Adel Nasiri, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Kaushik Rajashekara, University of Houston

3:00 Break
3:15 Poster Session
4:15 Reception
6:15 Adjourn
Wednesday, July 18
7:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcome and Recap of Day 1
Babu Chalamala, Sandia National Laboratories
8:45 Session 5: What role do power electronics play in making the grid smarter? (i.e. self-healing, self diagnostics, virtual inertia, etc.)?

Chair: Charlie Hanley, Sandia National Laboratories

Presenters:

  • Leo Casey, X (formerly Google[x])
  • Tom Jahns, University of Wisconsin
  • Hariharan Krishnaswami, DOE Solar Energy Technology Office
  • Brandon Grainger, University of Pittsburgh

9:45 Break
10:15 Session 6: What role do power electronics play in system integration, standards, and safety?

Chair: Adel Nasiri, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Panelists:

  • Charlie Vartanian, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products
  • Andy Rockhill, Eaton Corporation
  • Wei-Jen Lee, University of Texas at Arlington

11:15 Wrap-up and closing comments
Stan Atcitty, Sandia National Laboratories
11:30 AM Lunch (on-site)
1:00 PM Adjourn

The workshop will be held at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, conveniently located in the heart of Old Town. The hotel is easily accessible from I-40 and within 15 minutes of Albuquerque International Sunport Airport. Historic landmarks, restaurants, local shopping favorites, and many other attractions are within walking distance.

Reserve a room at the workshop rate of $93 a night (plus taxes and fees).

Click here to register for this event; select 2018 Power Electronics Workshop from the dropdown menu at the top of the form. The registration fee of $175 per person includes all workshop sessions, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Event Logistics:

Irene Trujillo
(505) 845-9961
itrujil@sandia.gov

Technical Program:

Stan Atcitty
(505) 284-2701
satcitt@sandia.gov