By Masood Parvania, Director of Utah Smart Energy Lab and Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah
As increasing number of natural disasters (e.g., hurricanes) is causing prolonged power outage for millions of customers around the world, grid resilience against these large-scale events is becoming more and more important for the power industry. In the United States, two major hurricanes in the past few weeks, Florence and Michael, caused devastating damage to coastal communities and urban power infrastructure.
With the increasing attention of the power industry stakeholders, from utilities and vendors, to governments and policy makers, ISGT NA 2019 features “grid resilience” as the theme of the conference. The goal of the conference is to bring together experts, policy makers and practitioners from utilities, vendors, government agencies, national labs, and academia to discuss and present the most recent innovative solutions to enhance the resilience of power grids.
The conference has received, and is reviewing, several papers presenting innovative ideas for grid resilience. The accepted papers will be presented at the conference through a poster session (new this year), and posted in IEEE Xplore®.
In addition, ISGT NA 2019 will feature multiple panel sessions with power industry leaders discussing the challenges of, and solutions for, studying, quantifying and enhancing grid resilience.
This year’s conference will also feature demonstrations from industry, utilities, and academia presenting the newest technological solutions to enhance grid resilience.
Join us in Washington, D.C. on February 17 – 20, 2019, and engage and discuss with the presenters and attendees on the latest research and development, on the important and trending topic of power industry, grid resilience.