As the electric power system evolves and the threat environment changes, there are new and pressing challenges that face the electricity delivery network, especially for substations. On the path towards grid modernization, there are opportunities to improve the performance of substation components and to rethink the design of these critical nodes of the system.

The Solid State Power Substation (SSPS) Roadmapping Workshop was held on June 27-28, 2017 at the Clemson University Graduate Education Center in Charleston, South Carolina. A SSPS is defined as a substation with strategic integration of high voltage power electronics for enhanced capabilities that can provide system benefits and support evolution of the grid. The purpose of this workshop was to outline pathways to realize the SSPS vision, identify gaps for research and development (R&D), and highlight priorities and metrics. The workshop materials are available below for downloading.