Panel Details

Track 1 – Transmission and Distribution systems planning and analysis

Advanced Distribution Management Systems Research and Development at the U.S. DOE
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Session Chair: Ron Melton, PNNL
ron.melton@pnnl.gov

Session Chair: Eric Lightner, US Department of Energy
This panel will present updates on the U.S. DOE Advanced Distribution Management System Program. This program consists of five projects addressing different aspects of ADMS. The panel will include presentations by the leaders of each project with time for discussion of the collective set of projects and the DOE ADMS program. The projects include: Creation of an open platform for development of advanced distribution system planning and operations applications; an ADMS hardware testbed; demonstration of an advanced distribution system operations tool; creation of a framework for integrating information between EMS, DMS and BMS, and design of advanced control algorithms.

  • 2019ISGT0241, GridAPPS-D™ - an open platform for development of advanced applications for distribution system management and control
    R. MELTON, PNNL

  • 2019ISGT0242, Experience with the NREL ADMS Testbed
    M. BAGGU, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • 2019ISGT0244, Multi-Scale Integration of Control Systems (EMS/DMS/BMS)
    L. MIN, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • 2019ISGT0252, An Advanced Application for Community Control of Distributed Resources for Wide Area Reserve Provision
    D. ARNOLD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • 2019ISGT0245, Advanced Optimization and Control strategies for distribution management with large-scale integration of distributed energy resources
    S. MISRA, Los Alamos National Laboratory


Artificial Intelligence in Power System Operations and Planning
Monday, 18 February 2019 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Session Chair: Feng Qiu, ANL
fqiu@anl.gov
Artificial intelligence (AI) has had significant developments in the past decade, especially in machine learning (ML), and has been applied to many industries, including the energy sector. AI applications in power systems is not a new topic, dating back in early 1950s. However, this new wave of AI applications in power systems is making much more significant impacts, thanks to the recent advancements of machine learning. This panel will discuss how the recent advancement in AI, especially in machine learning, can help the operations and planning in power systems. The panel will discuss how AI can be used to help a number of fundamental optimization problems in power system operations and planning. For example, the panel will cover topics on how AI/ML can be used to help solve operational problems (e.g., unit commitment) faster; how AI/ML can be used to solve power flows better; and how AI/ML can help state estimation and other parameter estimation.

  • 2019ISGT0275, Data-Driven and Machine Learning-based Power Distribution Grid Operation
    Z. WANG, Iowa State University

  • 2019ISGT0276, Machine Learning for Expediting Security Constraint Unit Commitment Solution
    A. SANTOS XAVIER, ANL

  • 2019ISGT0277, Predictive State Estimation – a Step Towards Proactive Coordination of Distributed Resources
    Y. ZHANG, NREL

  • 2019ISGT0278, Joint Learning and Parameter Estimation in Power Distribution Grids
    D. DEKA, LANL


Overhead Lines Monitoring
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Session Chair: Kaveh Aflaki, Ampacimon
Kaveh.aflaki@ampacimon.com
Since Smart Grid during last few years has been developed around the nation for most of the elements of Power System, monitoring overhead line (OHL) technologies is one of the missing puzzle pieces in today's Smart Grid. Here is an opportunity through this panel to start filling this gap for Innovation Smart Grid Technologies.

  • 2019ISGT0322, Enhancing Resiliency, Reliability and Safety of T-lines with Real-time Capacity Monitoring
    K. AFLAKI, Ampacimon

  • 2019ISGT0323, Forecasting Dynamic Thermal Line Ratings
    D. DOUGLAS, Douglas Power Consulting

  • 2019ISGT0324, New York Power Authority’s Experience with Transmission Line Monitoring
    A. ESMAEILIAN, NYPA

  • 2019ISGT0325, Risk-Based Asset Management Approach for Overhead Line Assets
    R. OTAL, METSCO

Distribution System Hierarchical Load Modeling: Needs, Trends and Methodologies
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Session Chair: Dongbo Zhao, Argonne National Laboratory
Dongbo.zhao@anl.gov
With the emerging penetration of renewable/distributed sources and dynamic loads, the distribution systems are becoming more complex and unobservable in terms of modeling and analysis. Traditional models of substations, feeders and loads are no longer sufficient in performing accurate analysis. However, the incorporation of more instrumentations and data points such as smart meters and PMUs have enabled the acquisition of useful information to remodel the load under the distribution hierarchies from substation, feeder to microgrid and device level loads.

This panel will discuss the trend, needs, existing and foreseen technologies in deriving and adjusting the load models in different levels, and the visions of the use of such models in distribution systems analysis. The panelists span government, national labs, academic and institutions who will provide insights from various angles and domains. Discussions will be led to reveal the directions and future of distribution load modeling in the USA.


  • 2019ISGT0246, Overview and Needs of Hierarchical Load Modeling for Distribution Systems
    D. ZHAO, Argonne National Laboratory

  • 2019ISGT0247, Bottom-Up Dynamic and Harmonic Load Modeling of Power Electronic-Based Loads
    B. MATHER, NREL

  • 2019ISGT0249, Mathematical Representation of WECC Composite Load Model
    Z. WANG, Iowa State University

  • 2019ISGT0251, Distribution Load Forecasting Using AMI Time Series Data
    M. KONYA, SAS

  • 2019ISGT0251, TBD
    M. KONYA, SAS

  • 2019ISGT0297, Challenges and Advancing the Research in Load Modeling
    P. MITRA, Electric Power Research Institute


Planning and Operating a Flexible and Resilient Grid: Insights of Recent ITS TF Technical Reports
Monday, 18 February 2019 3:30 PM-5:30 PM

Session Chair: Jay Liu, PJM Interconnection
The electric power industry has been working extensively on innovative technologies that can help ensure the resilience of the grid and policies that support resilient system operation. To address the need to provide a strategic vision and coordinate multiple efforts directed toward improving resilience, reliability, security, and stability of the transmission and distribution grids, the IEEE PES formed the Industry Technical Support Task Force (ITS TF). The Task Force works closely with the IEEE Standards Association, IEEE-USA, DOE, FERC, NERC, and other industry, government and regulatory agencies on complex issues impacting the energy sector. In respond to stakeholders’ requests, ITSTF has published a series of technical reports, whitepapers, and testimonies in 2018. At this panel session, the leaders of these publications will provide their insights in these works and share their vision on the out most challenges and opportunities.

  • 2019ISGT0309, Impact of IEEE 1547 Standard on Smart Inverter
    D. HOUSEMAN, Burns and McDonald

  • 2019ISGT0310, Definition and Quantification of Resilience” and Following-up Explorations
    E. BERNABEU, PJM

  • 2019ISGT0311, DER- Models, and Standards
    S. BAHRAMIRAD, ComEd

  • 2019ISGT0312, Impact of Inverter Based Generation Dynamics and Short-Circuit Performance
    G. KOBET, TVA

  • 2019ISGT0313, Managing the New Grid
    B. CHIU, IEEE


Energy Management in a 100% Renewable Grid
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 3:30 PM-5:30 PM

Session Chair: Tu Nguyen, Sandia National Laboratories
tunguy@sandia.gov
As renewable generation, especially wind and solar generation in the grid increase and become more distributed, grid energy management systems (EMS) are becoming increasingly important and complex. In this panel session, we will discuss the research opportunities and challenges related to EMS design and implementation with particular focus on the development of a unified framework for an EMS that can accommodate the additional capabilities that will be required in the 100% renewable energy future.

Specifically, we aim to answer the following questions: What are needed to connect and manage all of these individual systems and components effectively? What software and hardware platforms should be used? Can a standard architecture be developed and used for the majority of applications? What needs to be designed differently for a power system with an increasing number of distributed resources?

  • 2019ISGT0260, Energy Management for Energy Storage Systems
    T. NGUYEN, Sandia National Laboratories

  • 2019ISGT0261, Achieving a 100% Renewable Energy – Operating Challenges
    B. KROPOSKI, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • 2019ISGT0262, Virtual Inertia for Stability in 100% Renewable Grid
    R. TONSKOSKI, South Dakota State University


National Power Grid Resilience Modeling
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Session Chair: Feng Qiu, ANL
fqiu@anl.gov

Session Chair: Zhaoyu Wang, Iowa State University
wzy@iastate.edu
Extreme weather and other natural disasters can threaten lives, disable communities, and devastate electric utilities’ generation, transmission, and distribution systems. In recent years, these extreme events have been more and more frequent and disruptive. The hurricanes in USA coastal areas, wildfires in the western USA, as well as the tornados and winter storms in Midwest in the past three years are the most recent examples indicating significant vulnerability of power grid in the extreme weather events. Since modern power grids are a large interconnected system, it is imperative to build nationwide grid infrastructure models that will capture unique electric and climatic characteristics in different geographical regions. Furthermore, these models should consider and represent interdependencies in different interconnections. This panel contains power system experts from ISOs/RTOs, top-ranked universities, and national labs to present their visions from multiple angles on how the future resilient grid will look like. Our panelists will present their grid resilience modeling works in Western Interconnections, Eastern Interconnection, ERCOT, and Midwest. They will cover high-voltage transmission grids, low-voltage distribution grids with DERs and microgrids, and natural gas systems.

  • 2019ISGT0258, Integrated Grid Operating Systems for Increased Resilience
    L. MIN, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • 2019ISGT0257, Designing Resilient Puerto Rico Power System with High Penetration of DER
    M. BAGGU, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • 2019ISGT0274, Resilience Modeling of Interdependent Electric Grids and Natural Gas Networks
    S. FOLGA, Argonne National Laboratory

  • 2019ISGT0302, Review of IEEE PES Natural Disaster Mitigation Working Group
    J. LIU, PJM

  • 2019ISGT0259, Resilience Modeling and Enhancement of Power Distribution Systems
    Z. WANG, Iowa State University


Planning and Operating a Flexible and Resilient Grid: Lessons Learned and Vision for the Future
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Session Chair: Tom Pierpoint, IEEE
thomas.pierpoint.us@ieee.org

Session Chair: Marianna Vaiman, V&R Energy
marvaiman@vrenergy.com

The electric industry has been working extensively on innovative technologies that can help ensure the resilience of the grid and policies that support resilient system operation. To address the need to provide strategic vision and coordinate multiple efforts directed to improving resilience, reliability, security, and stability of the transmission and distribution grids, IEEE PES formed Industry Technical Support Task Force (ITS TF). The Task Force works closely with IEEE Standards Association, IEEE-USA, DOE, FERC, NERC, NATF, and other industry, government and regulatory agencies on complex issues impacting the energy sector.

The Round Table discussion with industry leaders from IEEE PES, IEEE USA, ComEd, National Grid, PJM, TVA, DOE, FERC, NATF, NERC and other organizations focuses on lessons learned and effective strategies for planning and operating a flexible and resilient grid.

  • 2019ISGT0263, Impact of IEEE 1547 Standard on Smart Inverters
    B. ENAYATI, National Grid

  • 2019ISGT0264, Managing the New Grid
    D. NOVOSEL, Quanta Technology

  • 2019ISGT0265, Definition and Quantification of Resilience
    E. BERNABEU, PJM

  • 2019ISGT0266, Impact of Inverter Based Generation Dynamics and Short-Circuit Performance
    G. KOBET, TVA

  • 2019ISGT0267, Supporting Global Community: DERs, Microgrids and Related Technology
    D. NIEBUR, Drexel University

Round Table Discussion with Industry Leaders:
  • Shay Bahramirad, ComEd
  • Emanuel Bernabeu, PJM
  • Babak Enayati, National Grid
  • Tom Galloway, NATF
  • Gary Kobet, TVA
  • Mark Lauby, NERC
  • Jay Liu, PJM
  • Dagmar Niebur, Drexel
  • Damir Novosel, Quanta Technology
  • David Ortiz, FERC
  • Michael Pesin, DOE
  • Veronika Rabl, IEEE USA


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Track 2 – Technology applications and supporting tools for Transmission and Distribution system operations

Bending All the Rules: Flexing Demand and Storage to Optimize Building and Grid Efficiencies
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Session Chair: Marcus Jones, VEIC
mjones@veic.org
This panel demonstrates the value of alternative, latent storage mediums to grid efficiency. In particular, it examines thermal storage as a method for responding to electricity demand in buildings, while balancing grid needs for demand reduction. The panel showcases a collaboration between a state’s largest utility and a statewide energy efficiency program, for a hospital that historically used an ice storage system for its summer cooling. The panel discussion frames out the thermal challenges confronting the aging hospital building, explores the electric utility’s grid concerns, and presents the solutions that lowered the hospital’s costs and raised the bar on grid efficiency. Speakers represent the energy efficiency program, the electric utility, and the company that implemented the technological solutions necessary for achieving the effective thermal storage system that resulted in a significant best practice for grid efficiency.

  • 2019ISGT0303, The Role of Efficiency
    M. JONES, VEIC

  • 2019ISGT0304, Pulling Everything Together
    M. CASELLA, Dynamic Organics

  • 2019ISGT0305, Transforming the Utility Model
    J. MONDER, Green Mountain Power

Emergency Monitoring and Control through New Technologies and Analytics
Monday, 18 February 2019 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Session Chair: Mallikarjuna Vallem, PNNL
mallikarjuna.vallem@pnnl.gov
As evidenced by recent occurrences such as Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, the 2003 Northeast blackout, extreme events pose an enormous threat to the nation’s electric grid and the socio-economic systems that depend on reliable delivery of power. Despite the economic costs and social hardships of such events, utilities are unable to adequately plan and prepare for them. Power systems are vulnerable to extreme contingencies (like an outage of a major generating substation or transmission line) that can cause significant generation and load loss and can lead to further cascading outages of other transmission facilities and generators in the system. These could put the power system into “Alert” state which the operators restore into normal state with corrective controls. Generally, there is sufficient time to implement these actions. However, the possibility of further contingencies as well as collapse conditions can push the system into an emergency state. The operators need to take less common and faster control actions (like customer power disruptions) to protect the system from further collapse. Prevention of possible power system collapse scenarios needs both long-term planning and operational intelligence that can identify optimal emergency controls to ensure that the system can be operated both reliably and economically. This panel will cover implementation of emergency controls using Dynamic Contingency Analysis Tool (DCAT): DCAT provides a hybrid dynamic/steady-state approach to analyzing cascading outages resulting from an extreme contingencies; modal analysis for inter-area oscillation setection in real time; and detecting and mitigating imminent voltage collapse using steady-state optimization.

  • 2019ISGT0306, Emergency control analysis using Dynamic Contingency Analysis Tool (DCAT)
    M. VELLEM, PNNL

  • 2019ISGT0307, Real-time Power System Inter-area Oscillation Detection using Modal Analysis
    A. GUZMAN, SEL, Inc.

  • 2019ISGT0308, Fast Decision-making for Emergency Control: Using Steady-state Optimization to Detect and Mitigate Imminent Voltage Collapse
    L. ROALD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Improving Power System Reliability and Resilience through the Use of Enhanced Modeling and Advanced On-line Software Tools
Monday, 18 February 2019 3:30 PM-5:30 PM

Session Chair: Marianna Vaiman, V&R Energy
marvaiman@vrenergy.com
Maintaining reliable and resilient operation of the bulk power system is a fundamental aspect of grid operation, and focuses on ensuring the system can withstand sudden disturbances or unanticipated failures of system elements such that instability, uncontrolled separation, or cascading failures will not occur, and in case such events do occur, the system is able to quickly recover. The proposed panel session will feature presentations from four utilities (ERCOT, ISO New England, Peak Reliability, and San Diego Gas & Electric) describing their experience, lessons learned and future work on improving real-time models and advanced online applications that support their extensive efforts to enhance reliability and resilience of the grid in real-time and near real-time environments. The panel will also feature presenters from two National Labs, ORNL and PNNL, describing advanced technologies related to big data analytics (PNNL) and modeling efforts to support recovery work in Puerto Rico (ORNL).

This panel session will address the following topics:
  • Advanced technologies for managing grid stability
  • Advanced technologies and methodologies for wide area operations and awareness
  • Applications of “Big Data” and advanced analytics
  • Development of on-line models, algorithms, and tools to support real-time power system operation


This panel will present utility best practices and technological innovations by National Labs to help power system practitioners and researchers in answering the following two questions:
  1. How to improve reliability in real-time through enhanced power system modeling?
  2. How to improve resilience of the grid through the use of advanced online software tools?


  • 2019ISGT0268
    A. LEE, ERCOT

  • 2019ISGT0269
    S. MASLENNIKOV, ISO-New England

  • 2019ISGT0270
    H. ZHANG, Peak Reliability

  • 2019ISGT0271
    R. MANUGUID, San Diego Gas & Electric

  • 2019ISGT0272
    N. STENVIG, ORNL

  • 2019ISGT0273
    P. ETINGOV, PNNL

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The Evolution of Microgrid Controls: From Early Adoption to Grid of the Future
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Session Chair: Richard Gray, S&C
Controls are one of the key defining features of a true microgrid. From basic islanding and resource management, to sophisticated forecasting and system optimization, microgrid controls have evolved over the last decade to perform a variety of functions. As microgrids penetrate the power grid, utilities and C&I customers are demanding greater control, more advanced features, and strong cybersecurity to deliver safe and reliable power. This panel will explore the evolution of the microgrid control system starting with early days of controls development in military applications to how controls have advanced in the civilian grid of today, concluding with an exploration of how cybersecure microgrid controls will protect and transform the grid of the future.

  • 2019ISGT0331
    R. GRAY, S&C Electric Company

  • 2019ISGT0332
    P. CARBERRY, Exelon Corporation

  • 2019ISGT0333
    B. SRINIVASAN, Distributed Sun

  • 2019ISGT0334
    B. HARWIG, IPERC

Improving Small Signal Stability using Wide-Area Measurements
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Session Chair: Felipe Wilches-Bernal, Sandia National Laboratories
fwilche@sandia.gov
Large power systems with dispersed locations of generation and load centers are often affected by electromechanical oscillations that limit their ability to transfer power from one location to another. The adequate damping of these power swings, known as inter-area oscillations, is crucial for preserving the stability of a power system. This session will present advances in research on active damping of inter-area oscillations enabled by wide-area measurements and using different actuator technologies. In particular, it will be shown how modulation of HVDC links, wind turbine generators, and fast-responding load can effectively provide damping to inter-area oscillations and enhance the small-signal stability of the system. The session will also discuss some of the challenges to control system analysis and design posed by the use of these new technologies.

  • 2019ISGT0300, Using the Pacific DC Intertie for Damping Inter-Area Oscillations in the Western Interconnection
    D. TRUDNOWSKI, Montana Tech

  • 2019ISGT0301, Effects of Wind Turbine Generators on Inter-Area Oscillations and Damping Control Design
    J. CHOW, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • 2019ISGT0299, Damping of Inter-Area Oscillations via Modulation of Aggregated Loads
    F. WILCHES-BERNAL, Sandia National Laboratories

Next Phase of Successful Synchrophasor Applications
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 3:30 PM-5:30 PM

Session Chair: Damir Novosel, Quanta Technology
DNovosel@quanta-technology.com
This panel session will focus on next phase of successful application of the synchrophasor technology to address the challenges faced by the electric power industry brought by the major changes occurring in the power systems. On the grid connected generation resources side, increasingly high penetration of large-scale inverter-based renewable generation resources and energy storage systems are forcing a major shift in the grid-connected generation resources landscape. On the grid-connected load side, behind-the-meter distributed energy resources, energy storage devices and systems, microgrids and intelligent load management are becoming “Genload” systems that have very different characteristics and dynamic behavior than the traditional passive load. These changes have fundamentally changed the way how the future transmission grid, distribution systems and energy market will be operated, which will become increasingly rely on the applications of advanced technologies, such as the synchrophasor technology, to address these challenges. This panel will cover a brief review of the progress, successes, and lessons learned thus far in synchrophasor technology deployment and applications by their respective organizations, and a focused discussion of their views and thoughts on high priority areas where next phase of successful synchrophasor applications could help address the above challenges to operate the future transmission grids and energy markets more reliably and efficiently.

  • D. NOVOSEL (Moderator) Quanta Technology

  • Advanced PMU-based applications at ISO New England
    S. MASLENNIKOV, ISO-NE

  • PJM’s Synchrophasor Roadmap
    E. BERNABEU, PJM

  • SDG&E’s Next Generation Wide-Area Situational Awareness System
    S. SANKARAN, SDG&E

  • ComEd Transmission and Distribution PMU System Deployment
    D. SCHOOLEY and S. HENDABADI, ComEd

  • Moving Towards Next Phase of Synchrophasor Applications
    Y HU, Quanta Technology

Grid Resilience with Growing Deployment of Distributed Energy Resources
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Session Chair: Ron Melton, PNNL
ron.melton@pnnl.gov

Session Chair: Mark Knight, Burns&McDonnell
In October 2018 the GridWise® Architecture Council (GWAC) convened a workshop to discuss grid resilience in the presence of growing penetrations of distributed energy resources (DER). This workshop built on work undertaken by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Architecture project to develop a reference architecture for a high resilience grid. This panel will provide a recap of the workshop and a roundtable discussion of the key points and results of the workshop by several of those who attended.

  • 2019ISGT0337, TBA
    R. MELTON, PNNL

  • 2019ISGT0338, TBA
    F. RAHIMI, OATI

  • 2019ISGT0339, TBA
    R. AMBROSIO, Utopus Insights

  • 2019ISGT0340, TBA
    R. BERNSTEIN, RBCG


Grid Connected Buildings as a Transactive Hub
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Session Chair: Farrokh Rahimi, OATI
Farrokh.Rahimi@oati.net
Integrating smart buildings and the smart grid using transactive energy as a core component provides building owners, system integrators, and suppliers with a great opportunity to provide enhanced services. As more building products become “grid aware” and “IoT aware” the opportunity to leverage their intelligence and capabilities is growing. More end devices can provide direct impact into the usage and coordination of distributed energy resources. Connecting these typically disparate systems into a common infrastructure using open interoperable concepts will provide greater costs savings, energy reliability and resilience, and easier management. This panel session will feature subject matter experts presenting these core concepts along with practical use cases and illustrative examples.

  • 2019ISGT0254, Evolution of Grid Modernization and Associated Challenges/Opportunities
    R. AMBROSIO, Utopus Insights

  • 2019ISGT0256, Using Transactive Energy/Markets to Integrate DER
    M. KNIGHT, Burns & McDonnell

  • 2019ISGT0290, How Buildings Can Play a Central Role As Transactive Hubs,
    G. GRAY, EPRI

  • 2019ISGT0296, Evolution of Smart Buildings and Grid Edge Technologies
    R. BERNSTEIN, RBCG

Track 3 – Market and policy considerations in facilitating innovation and enabling a flexible and resilient grid

Transactive Energy Blockchain Applications
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Session Chair: Farrokh Rahimi, OATI
Farrokh.rahimi@oati.net
The electric industry landscape is undergoing fundamental changes due to a combination of factors, which include the proliferation of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), new technologies, electrification of transportation, and the emergence of increasingly savvy prosumers (consumers with distributed generation sources such as rooftop solar and energy storage). In this emerging electricity landscape, prosumers are increasingly demanding the freedom to trade electric energy with other prosumers or the utility as they please based on price and other value preferences they may have. The volume, frequency, variety, and variability of these transactions call for new methods for tracking, bookkeeping, settlement, and dispute resolution associated with such transactions. Transactive Energy platforms and Blockchain technology can collectively address these issues if properly designed and deployed.

The initially conceived Blockchain technology has potential drawbacks in terms of processing efficiency and computational burden to be usable in this context. However, the emerging Energy Blockchain methods are not hampered with these inefficiencies. This panel session will address the following topics:
  • The emerging electric industry landscape and peer-to-peer Transactive Energy Systems
  • Blockchain elements, attributes, and functions
  • Potential uses of Blockchain in Transactive Energy systems
  • Use cases and Examples


  • 2019ISGT0238, How Blockchain Could Give Us a Cleaner Electricity Grid
    D. CHASSIN, Stanford University

  • 2019ISGT0239, Keyless Security Infrastructure
    R. BISHOP, Guardtime

  • 2019ISGT0237, Blockchain Revolution: The Good, Bad and Ugly Learned from the Largest Federally Funded Blockchain Project
    M. MYLREA, PNNL

  • 2019ISGT0240, Blockchain Use-Cases in Transactive Energy Systems
    S. NEUMANN, OATI and F. Rahimi, OATI


Data Analytics for Grid Resilience Modeling and Enhancement
Monday, 18 February 2019 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Session Chair: Zhaoyu Wang, Iowa State Universitywzy@iastate.edu

Session Chair: Feng Qiu, ANL
fqiu@anl.gov
Recent extreme weather events have highlighted the importance and urgency of enhancing power grid resilience. Although resilience is generally recognized as the capability to anticipate, absorb, adapt to, and rapidly recover from disruptive events, there is not much consensus on the precise definition and quantitative measures for resilience. In this panel, we attempt to address resilience measures and modeling from a data analytics point of view. It will include a discussion on the fundamentals and some key ingredients in grid resilience by bringing perspectives from academia, research labs, industry, and governmental agencies. We hope to help our audience take the first crack at answering the following questions: What does grid resilience mean exactly? What are the metrics to evaluate resilience? What are the resilience enhancement strategies and how optimization and data analytics can help?

  • 2019ISGT0286, Decision Support Tools for Restoration
    V. SINGHVI, Electric Power Research Institute

  • 2019ISGT0284, Overview of Grid Resilience
    A. PAHWA, Kansas State University

  • 2019ISGT0287, Modeling and Control of Grid-Edge Intelligent Resources to Enhance Distribution Grid Resilience
    F. DING, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • 2019ISGT0285, Analyzing Utility Outage Data for Resilience Enhancement
    Z. WANG, Iowa State University

  • 2019ISGT0288, Analysis and Prediction of Weather-Induced Outages Using Machine Learning
    R. YAO, Argonne National Laboratory, F. QIU, ANL

Energy Storage Valuation
Monday, 18 February 2019 3:30 PM-5:30 PM

Session Chair: Raymond Byrne, Sandia National Laboratories
rhbyrne@sandia.gov
Unfortunately, valuation of the grid services provided by energy storage is often a very difficult task. Different approaches must be employed for market areas versus a vertically integrated utility. For behind the meter applications, the utility rate structure often defines the value of energy storage that can be monetized. In many cases, the entity that accrues the grid benefits of energy storage is not the owner of the energy storage system, further complicating valuation. Because of these factors, the value of an energy storage system is often highly location dependent. The goal of this panel session is to review energy storage applications and the current state of the art in energy storage valuation techniques.

  • 2019ISGT0316, Overview of Energy Storage Applications
    R. BYRNE, Sandia National Laboratories

  • 2019ISGT0317, Quantifying the Value of Services Provided by Energy Storage in Various Applications, with an Emphasis on Services That Are Not Yet Easily Compensated
    P. BALDUCCI, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • 2019ISGT0314, Assessing Storage + Solar applications
    D. COPP, Sandia National Laboratories

  • 2019ISGT0318, A Tool for Estimating Maximum Potential Revenue from Energy Storage in Market Areas, QuEST
    R. CONCEPCION, Sandia National Laboratories

  • * 2019ISGT0315, Assessing Behind-the-meter Applications for Energy Storage
    T. NGUYEN, Sandia National Laboratories

Integration of Distributed Energy Resources in Retail Markets
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Session Chair: Anu Annaswamy, MIT
aanna@mit.edu
This panel will discuss some of the emerging ideas in the participation of retail customers and distributed generation with the power system at large. Dr. Anuradha Annaswamy (moderator) from MIT speak to advances in dynamic market mechanisms that allow for better integration of distributed resources. Henry Yoshimura from ISO-NE will present on the newly implemented Price-Responsive Demand Program which improves the participation and compensation mechanisms for demand resources in wholesale markets. He will highlight the types of demand resources and aggregations that are challenging or too costly for an ISO to handle in the wholesale market and the limitations of a wholesale-only market environment. Toby Hyde who works in the National Grid “utility of the future” regulatory strategy team will provide a Utility perspective. He’s been deeply involved with NY REV (Value of DER, net energy metering reform, Distribution System Platform efforts) as well as the n next generation thinking and analysis on dynamic pricing in the context of their business cases for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) investment in NY and RI. Finally, Ian Schneider, from MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS), will capture an academic perspective on tariff deign, incentives and the value of distributed resources.

  • Towards Retail Markets: Why and How?
    A. ANNASWAMI, MIT

  • Distributed Energy Resources in New England: An Evolving Marketplace
    H. YOSHIMURA, ISO-NE

  • Steps Toward Distribution Markets
    T.HYDE, National Grid

  • Fair, Equitable, and Efficient Tariffs in the Presence of Distributed Energy Resources
    I. SCHNEIDER, MIT

Enhancing Smart Grid Resilience through Coordinated Transmission and Distribution Restoration
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Session Chair: Wei Sun, University of Central Florida
sun@ucf.edu
Critical energy infrastructure has to operate against extreme events, like long-term climate change, natural hazards and disasters, cyber intrusion, etc. Fast recovery and successfully adapting to extreme events are critical to build a resilient power grid. The rapid development of smart grid technologies and the increasing penetration level of distributed energy resources (DER) provide opportunities to reevaluate the restoration process of transmission and distribution (T&D) systems, through appropriate modeling and simulation of T&D systems and their interactions. Traditionally, power system restoration studies simply treated distribution networks (DNs) as load injections into buses, without considering power flows or DER capabilities inside DNs. When performing the transmission restoration, the boundary substation buses are assumed not to be affected by the actual pick-up load capability of DNs. This assumption makes the restoration of bulk power system easier, but fails to reflect the actual operation of power systems and may cause inaccurate planning solutions. On the other hand, emerging smart grid technologies provide capabilities for deploying distribution management systems (DMS) and advanced communication infrastructures, which enables the capability of integrating T&D system restoration.

  • 2019ISGT0279, Distributed Restoration for Integrated Transmission and Distribution Systems with DERs
    W. SUN, University of Central Florida

  • 2019ISGT0280, Parameterization of Aggregated DER Model for Bulk Power System Transient Stability Analysis to Enhance Grid Resilience
    D. RAMASUBRAMANIAN, Electric Power Research Institute

  • 2019ISGT0289, Improving System Restoration Efficiency and Reliability: Blackstart Study in Dominion Energy
    R. LIU, Dominion Energy

  • 2019ISGT0282, Coordination of Transmission, Distribution and Communication Systems for Prompt Power System Recovery after Disasters
    A. TBAILEH, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • 2019ISGT0283, Enhancing Resilience with Power-Electrics Based Demand Response
    Y. HOU, The University of Hong Kong

Research Needs for Transforming the Grid Edge
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 3:30 PM-5:30 PM

Session Chair: David Copp, Sandia National Laboratories
dcopp@sandia.gov
Transformational changes in the future energy systems are driving changes in multiple sectors including the electric power grid, transportation, and buildings. The intersection of the electric power grid with these other sectors is often called the “Grid Edge.” The common themes of change in the Grid Edge are electrification, decentralization, and digitalization. The way in which emerging technologies will affect the Grid Edge, how these sectors will interact in the future, and the associated challenges and opportunities are the topics of this panel session. Specifically, we aim to answer the questions: What currently emerging technologies will be prevalent in the next ten years? What changes need to take place in the Grid Edge to accommodate and effectively utilize these new technologies? What are the research questions that need to be answered before these changes can take place?

Of particular interest will be the future developments, and interactions between, the following topics:
  1. Electrification of the transportation sector
  2. Behind-the-meter technologies with bi-directional communication (smart meters, smart loads, rooftop solar, EVs, battery storage)
  3. Distributed control, sensing, data, computation challenges and opportunities
  4. Foundational changes required for off-grid and micro-grid scenarios


  • 2019ISGT0291, Accelerating Electric Transportation: The Role of the Electric Company in Meeting Customer Needs and Managing Charging
    K. SCHEFTER, Edison Electric Institute

  • 2019ISGT0292, Challenges to Integrating Widespread and High Power EV Charging with the Grid
    L. SLEZAK, U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office

  • 2019ISGT0293, Cybersecurity Threats and Research Needs for Edge DER
    A. HAHN, Washington State University

  • 2019ISGT0294, Power System Architectures and Power Conversion for Subsea Grid
    K. RAJASHEKARA, University of Houston

  • 2019ISGT0298, Dynamic Droop Control for Low Inertia Power Systems: Performance Trade-offs and Controller Design
    E. MALLADA, Johns Hopkins University

Cyber Security - Late Breaking Developments at NIST
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Session Chair: Tom Pierpoint, IEEE
thomas.pierpoint.us@ieee.org

Threats are constantly evolving in the area of Cyber Security. For utilities these threats include potential attacks of traditional IT systems, OT (operational technology) and increasingly IoT (Internet of Things) as these technologies proliferate.

NIST has a number of initiatives that can be used to help an organization address these threats. These initiatives are both Utility specific as well as cross-industry. These include the Cyber Security Framework (CSF), the Smart Grid Security Standards and the Smart Grid Interoperability Framework as well as the more recent IoT Cybersecurity and the Privacy Framework.

This Panel Session will provide:
  • An overview and the latest information on these initiatives.

  • Some high-level examples of implementation at organizations

  • Information that would be useful for conference attendees that might wish to adopt these approaches at their organization.

  • Ways that IEEE USA and the IEEE Societies might further support and advocate these critical NIST initiatives


  • E. MILLER, Director of National Security & Infrastructure Programs, Mocana

  • D. WEBER, CTO, Mocana Corporationion

  • A. McNAULL, Legislative Representative, IEEE-USA

  • TBA, NIST Cybersecurity Program representative


Developments in Advanced Analytics Applications in Smart Grid
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Session Chair: Arnie de Castro, SAS
Arnie.deCastro@sas.com
The smart grid initiative was conceived as a system that accommodates all supply options and enables customer participation, optimizes asset utilization and operation, and provides power quality and resilience. Significant utility projects in the last ten years have given the means to monitor the grid and to track usage at the customer meter level at much higher frequencies. Advanced analytics of the large volumes and velocity of the data from these monitoring and metering systems are allowing utilities to significantly improve their planning, operations, customer insights and risk management. This panel discusses the advances made in analytics technology and how they are being applied in the utility industry.

  • 2019ISGT0326, New Developments in Smart Meter Analytics
    M. KONYA, SAS

  • 2019ISGT0327, Transmission: Health & Risk Management (HRM)
    M. MATTHEWS, Duke Energy

  • 2019ISGT0328, Practical Applications of Advanced Analytics and IA for Transactive Energy Deployments
    C. ROMERO, ABB

  • 2019ISGT0329, Advanced Data Analytics for Power System Outage Management Support
    B. CHOWDHURY, UNC Charlotte

  • 2019ISGT0330, Analytics for the Smart Grid
    M. CROUCHER, Entergy and B. LAWSON, SAS Institute