The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar that will address the problems with obtaining data from power grid models, and the inadequacies of the power system model data that is available. This presentation will address this problem by discussing the creation of large-scale, geographically-based, fully public synthetic power grid models. It will also address needed characteristics in these models, as well as how they can be created, and why they matter to researchers and to power engineers.

This webinar will be presented by Thomas J. Overbye, Fox Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he has taught since 1991. His current research interests include electric power system analysis, visualization, dynamics, cyber security, and power system geomagnetic disturbance modeling. Dr. Overbye is the original developer of Power World Simulator, an innovative computer program for power system analysis, education, and visualization.

The webinar will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 2-3 p.m. ET. No pre-registration is necessary.

For more information and details on logging into the webinar, please see the announcement (PDF), or visit PSERC's website.