2018 Grid of the Future Workshop

//2018 Grid of the Future Workshop
2018 Grid of the Future Workshop 2018-08-16T15:28:48+00:00

The Grid of the Future is a one-day workshop to discuss a resilient grid for the 21st and 22nd centuries.

This workshop gathers experts from various fields to explore the electric power grid of the future, with an emphasis on improving resilience. Co-sponsored by the Albuquerque IEEE Section, the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, and the Santa Fe Institute, the workshop will discuss radical changes to the grid occurring over the next 25-50 years and the role of resilience. In addition, the workshop will feature presentations from invited speakers on multiple grid-of-the-future topics.

Join your peers who study grid resiliency and see how your concepts could inform the grid of the future. Register soon for this event where you will make connections, identify collaborative opportunities, and learn about Sandia’s ongoing grid modernization efforts.

Attendees are also encouraged to meet with Sandia Technical Staff before or after the workshop to further establish or continue existing collaborations. If attendees would like assistance meeting possible collaborators, contact Brian Pierre at bjpierr@sandia.gov.

Co-Sponsors:

  • The Santa Fe Institute
  • The University of New Mexico
  • New Mexico State University
  • Albuquerque IEEE Section

New Mexico State University

Albuquerque IEEE Section

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the agenda.

8:00 – 8:30 am Registration, coffee and continental breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 am Welcome – Dr. Christos Christodoulou
Jim and Ellen King Dean of Engineering and Computing, The University of New Mexico
8:40 – 8:50 am Introductory Remarks – Dr. Carol Adkins
Director, Energy, Earth, and Complex Systems, Sandia National Laboratories
8:50 – 9:20 am Keynote Speaker – Mr. Robert Cummings
North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Grid Reliability
9:20 – 10:35 am Grid Interdependencies with Critical Infrastructure

Moderator: Dr. Brian Pierre

Dr. Russell Bent; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gas-Grid Resilient Design

Dr. Seth Blumstack; Penn State University; Identifying Vulnerable Critical Infrastructure

Dr. Charles Macal; Argonne National Laboratory; Grid-Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies

10:35 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 – 12:00 pm Resilient Distribution Systems

Moderator: Dr. Matthew Reno

Dr. Sukumar Brahma; New Mexico State University; Power System Protection in the Era of Smart Grid

Dr. Satishkumar Ranade; New Mexico State University; R2- Risk Aware,
Resilience Aware Management of Energy Delivery

Dr. Chen-Ching Liu; Virginia Tech University; Resilient Distribution Systems

12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 pm Evolution of Control Centers and Integrating Renewables

Moderator: Dr. Ali Bidram

Dr. Reinaldo Tonkoski; South Dakota State University; Voltage Control Strategies for Distribution Systems with High Penetration of Photovoltaics

Dr. Anjan Bose; Washington State University; Evolution of Control Centers for the Future Grid

Dr. Babak Enayati; National Grid; DER Interconnection Requirements in Islanded Distribution Systems

2:15 – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 – 3:45 pm EMP Resilience

Moderator: Dr. Jason Neely

Dr. Jane Lehr; The University of New Mexico; EMP Resilience at the Grid of the Future

Dr. Olga Lavrova; Sandia National Laboratories; EMP Grand Challenge

Mr. Charles Bayless; The Climate Institute; The North American Super Grid Project

3:45 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 5:15 pm Grid Stability

Moderator: Dr. David Schoenwald

Dr. Daniel Trudnowski; Montana Tech University; Passive versus Active Grid Reliability

Dr. John Undrill; Arizona State University; Power and Frequency Control in the Grid of 2050

Mr. Ross Guttromson; Sandia National Laboratories; Mapping Power System Stability Using Machine Learning

5:15 – 5:20 pm Closing Remarks – Mr. Charles Hanley

Senior Manager, Grid Modernization & Resilient Infrastructure, Sandia National Laboratories

5:20 – 7:30 pm Reception @ The University of New Mexico Hodgin Hall

Invited Speakers

  • Christos Christodoulou, The University of New Mexico, Welcome and Introduction
  • Carol Adkins, Sandia National Laboratories, Opening Remarks
  • Robert Cummings, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Grid Reliability
  • Russell Bent, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Gas-Grid Resilient Design
  • Seth Blumstack, Penn State University, Identifying Vulnerable Critical Infrastructure
  • Sukumar Brahma, New Mexico State University, Protecting Distribution Systems in the Era of Smart Grid
  • Satishkumar Ranade, New Mexico State University, R2- Risk Aware, Resilience Aware Management of Energy Delivery
  • Chen-Ching Liu, University of Vermont, Resilient Distribution Systems
  • Reinaldo Tonkoski, South Dakota State University, Voltage Control Strategies for Distribution Systems with High Penetration of Photovoltaics
  • Anjan Bose, Washington State University, Evolution of Control Centers for the Future Grid
  • Babak Enayati, National Grid, DER interconnection requirements in islanded distribution systems
  • Jane Lehr, The University of New Mexico, EMP Resilience at the Grid of the Future
  • Olga Lavrova, Sandia National Laboratories, EMP Grand Challenge
  • Charles Bayless, The Climate Institute, The North American Super Grid Project
  • Daniel Trudnowski, Montana Tech University, Passive versus Active Grid Reliability
  • John Undrill, Arizona State University, Power and Frequency Control in the Grid of 2050
  • Ross Guttromson, Sandia National Laboratories, Mapping Power System Stability Using Machine Learning

The 2018 Grid of the Future Workshop will be held at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, USA.

The specific workshop location is:
The Centennial Engineering Center at the University of New Mexico
300 Redondo W Dr.
Albuquerque, NM 87106

The reception to follow is also at the University of New Mexico Hodgin Hall and will include dinner and refreshments.

The conference has blocked off a limited number of rooms at the Albuquerque Marriott for a low rate of $93 a night plus fees.
Albuquerque Marriott
2101 Louisiana Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Book at the Albuquerque Marriott with SANDIA NATIONAL LABS – GRID OF THE FUTURE

Free parking is provided at the Cornel Parking Structure. A parking validation code will be emailed prior to event. Please use this code in the pay station machine to waive the fee. Please allow yourself 10-15 minutes extra time to walk from the structure to the engineering building.

2401 Redondo Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Closer parking is available for $8 for the day across the street from the Engineering building at the Central United Methodist Church:
1703 Copper Ave NE Parking
Albuquerque, NM 87111

We look forward to seeing you there!

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How to Register

Registration is open to technical staff in the field of energy resilience and/or the electric grid.

Click here to register for this event; select 2018 Grid of the Future Workshop from the dropdown menu at the top of the form. The registration fee of $100 per person includes all workshop sessions, breakfast, lunch, and the post-workshop reception.

Registration deadline: Thursday, August 16th, 5:00 pm Mountain Time

Questions to bjpierr@sandia.gov.