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  • Webinar on Reliability Considerations in Cyber-Power Dependent Systems - April 17, 2018, 2 p.m. EST - A PSERC Webinar focusing on the interdependent cyber-power reliability modeling under cyber unavailability and cyber threats. The effect of the cyber system on power system performance will be addressed using reliability measures such as energy not served, IEEE Std. 1366 based reliability measures and total cost of operations. To effectively compute the power system reliability in presence of complex communication infrastructure, worst case reliability computation approach will be discussed. Finally, the effect of cyber system on power system operations would be discussed using operations and planning examples especially at the distribution level. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.

  • Webinar on the Status of State Grid Modernization Efforts - March 9, 2018, 1 pm ET - The RPS Collaborative, which is managed by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) with support from the Energy Foundation and the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), hosted a free webinar on the status of state grid modernization efforts. Two presentations discussed the range of activity taking place at the state level. Autumn Proudlove, Manager of Policy Research at the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, discussed key findings from the most recent edition of her organization’s quarterly report on the 50 States of Grid Modernization. Steven Hauser, CEO of the GridWise Alliance, discussed conclusions from the fourth annual Grid Modernization Index, which “assesses and ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based upon the degree to which they are moving toward a modernized electric grid.”

  • Webinar on Real Time Voltage Stability Assessment, Monitoring and Control in the New Environment - March 6, 2018, 2 p.m. EST - A PSERC webinar providing a brief overview of power system voltage stability that includes both short-term and long-term aspects. This talk will present ways to quantify short-term as well long-term voltage stability in real time. For short-term, PMU based model free approach is presented. For long-term, reactive power reserves in the system are related to voltage stability via local linear regression. The talk will also address the recent changes taking place in the distribution system (distributed energy resources) that will impact the overall power grid voltage stability. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.

  • Webinar on Large-Scale Electric Energy Storage Integration in Grids with Integrated Renewable Energy Resources - February 13, 2018, 2 p.m. EST - A PSERC webinar discussing the critical importance of energy storage, its current status and the challenges/opportunities in the push for large–scale storage deployment. The effective resolution of these issues can harness the benefits of storage large–scale deployment and facilitate sustainable paths to meet future energy needs. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Webinar on State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2017 Year in Review - February 13, 2018, 1 p.m. EST - A webinar in which GTM Research shared insights related to recent developments in the U.S. energy storage market, including deployment trends, policy updates, and market outlook. 
    • Presenters: Brett Simon: Analyst, Energy Storage, GTM Research; Dan Finn-Foley, Senior Analyst, Energy Storage, GTM Research; and Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage
    • Moderator: Todd Olinsky-Paul, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance
  • Webinar on Online Intrusion Tolerance and Response in Power Systems - January 23, 2018, 2 p.m. ET. - A PSERC webinar formalizing the roles that distributed controllers play and quantifies how coordinated loss and compromise impacts the system. Based on this analysis, there will be a presentation of strategies for maintaining or regaining system control during such an attack. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Webinar on the Application of Machine Learning to Power Grid Analysis - November 21, 2017, 10 a.m. ET. A PSERC webinar giving a general overview of Machine Learning and its potential application to power grid analysis. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Webinar on the Approximate Economic Dispatch Solutions of Power Networks with Wind and Distributed Storage - November 21, 2017, 2-3 p.m. ET. A PSERC webinar focusing on the economic dispatch problem for a power network coupled with wind farms and energy storage facilities, taking into account the intertemporal constraints of distributed storage. The presentation will provide an overview of the approach and highlight its potential with an illustrative case-study on the IEEE 118-bus network. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Tie-line Scheduling in Electric Power Systems Under Certainty - Nov. 7, 2017, 2-3 p.m. EST - A PSERC webinar presenting an algorithm that seeks a robust tie-line schedule and discussing the market mechanism, coordinated transaction scheduling (CTS), which many system operators utilize to determine tie-line schedules. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.

  • Webinar on Energy Storage Solutions for Disaster Recovery and Resilience: How to Get Power Back to the Islands - October 24, 2017 – 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST - Energy storage experts discussed solar+storage solutions that could support short-term resilience and recovery in a natural disaster. Speakers included Dr. Imre Gyuk, Program Director of the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s (OE) Storage Program, Dan Borneo of Sandia National Laboratories, Olaf Lohr of sonnen, and Todd Olinsky-Paul of the Clean Energy Group/ Clean Energy States Alliance. This webinar was a presentation of the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) which is supported by OE and Sandia National Laboratories and is managed by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA).

  • Recent Advances in Solving OPF and Robust UC - October 17, 2017 - 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST - A PSERC webinar presenting recent advances in solving large-scale Optimal Power Flow (OPF) problems and robust power systems operations. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Exploring Multiple Solutions to Power Flow and Optimal Power Problems - September 26, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST, - A PSERC webinar presenting research efforts to determine all solutions to the fundemental power flow problem and extension to finding multiple critical points (Including the global optimum) for the optimal power flow problem (OPF). Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Webinar on a recently-commissioned energy storage project in New England. April 27, 2017, 2-3:30 pm EDT. The Sterling (MA) Municipal Light Department’s 2-megawatt/3.9 megawatt-hour battery storage system can isolate from the main grid in the event of a power outage and, with an existing PV array, provide up to 12 days of emergency backup power to the town’s police department and emergency dispatch services. The webinar was presented by the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), which is supported by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) and Sandia National Laboratories and managed by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA). Speakers included Dr. Imre Gyuk, OE’s Energy Storage Program Director, Raymond Byrne of  Sandia National Laboratories, Sean Hamilton of the Sterling Municipal Light Department, and Todd Olinsky-Paul of the Clean Energy States Alliance.  
  • Webinar on the formulation of classic optimization problems in power systems in continuous time, and considering the optimal power flow and the unit commitment problem in particular. April 18, 2017, 2-3 p.m. ET - Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Webinar on Outage Detection from PMU Data, March 28, 2017, 2-3 p.m. ET. A PSERC webinar discussing machine learning approaches to using streaming data from PMUs to detect line outages in real time. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Webinar on Real-Time Synchrophasor Analytics: Data Quality Monitoring and Anomaly Detection - March 7, 2017, 2-3 p.m. ET - A PSERC webinar presenting a real-time data-driven approach for monitoring and mitigating potential data quality issues, as well as exploring the dimensionality reduction of real-world synchrophasor data. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Webinar on The Sharing Economy for the Smart Grid - Feb. 14, 2017, 2-3 p.m. ET - A PSERC webinar exploring sharing economy opportunities in the electricity sector. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by DOE.
  • Webinar on Cyber-physical Interactions and Power Grid Reliability - Nov. 22, 2016, 2-3 p.m. ET - A PSERC webinar discussing how legacy protection systems with hardwired architecture are being gradually replaced by computer and communication networks consisting of multi-functional and smart Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs). Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Webinar on Architectures and Algorithms for Distributed Generation Control of Inertial-Less AC Microgrids - Nov. 15, 2016, 2-3 p.m. ET - A PSERC webinar discussing the problem of frequency regulation in islanded ac microgrids with no inertia (e.g., those consisting entirely of generators interfaced through power electronics). Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Webinar on Hybrid EMTP and Transient Stability Simulation: Application to Power Systems Problems - Oct. 4, 2016, 2-3 p.m. ET - A PSERC webinar discussing the development of a new electronmagnetic transient  (EMT) - transient stability (TS) hybrid simulation platform and its application to a variety of problem in power systems. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Webinar on A Cloud Data Sharing Platform for Real-time PMU Data - Sept. 13, 2016, 2-3 p.m. ET - A PSERC webinar presenting the results of a study conducted by WSU, Cornell, and ISO-NE to understand the practical challenges associated with using cloud computing infrastructure to monitor PMU devices. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Webinar on Measuring Energy Storage System Performance: A Government/Industry-Developed Protocol - June 30, 2016, 1-2 p.m. ET - A  webinar presenting the revisions and enhancement of the updated protocol document, measuring and expressing the performance characteristics for energy storage systems.
  • Webinar on Physical and Cyber Infrastructure Supporting the Future Grid - May 3, 2016, 2-3 p.m. ET - A PSERC webinar summarizing findings from the PSERC/NSF Executive Forum and Workshop on Physical and Cyber Infrasture to Support the Future Grid final report, which assesses emerging research issues and directions for resolving them in the next 10 years. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • The National Academies of Sciences’ Board of Mathematical Sciences and Their Application webinar: Mathematical Programming for the Solution at ACOPF - April 25, 2016, 2 p.m. ET - A webinar reviewing mathematical techniques based on semidefinite programming, and focusing on analysis of stochastics. 
  • Webinar on Robust Transmission Planning Under Uncertain Generation Investment and Retirement - April 19, 2016, 2-3 p.m. ET - A PSERC webinar presenting a new robust opitimization model for tranmission planning that considers the addition of new renewable generation, and the retirement of existing generation capacity. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • The National Academies of Sciences’ Board of Mathematical Sciences and Their Application webinar: Enhancing Electric Power Reliability, Security, and Resiliency - April 18, 2016, 11 a.m. ET - A webinar providing an overview of smart grid technology developments, and efforts being taken to ensure that they themselves do not introduce any new unanticipated vulnerabilities. 
  • Webinar on Seamless Bulk Electric Grid Management: A Platform for Designing the Next Generation EMS - April 5, 2016, 2-3 p.m. ET - A PSERC webinar demonstrating the feasibility of a flexible platform that is needed when designing the framework for the next generation Energy Management System (EMS) and analytics. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Webinar on Synthetic Power Grid Models: What are They, How They're Made, and Why They Matter - Mar. 15, 2016, 2-3 p.m. ET - A PSERC webinar discussing the problems with obtaining data from power grid models, and the inadequacies of the power system model data that is available, as well as discussing the creation of large-scale, geographically-based, fully public synthetic power grid model. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE. 
  • Webinar on Protection and Control of Systems with Converter Interfaced Generation - Feb. 16, 2016, 2-3 p.m. ET - A PSERC webinar discussing the issues surrounding the protection of converter interfaced generation and associated circuits and components, presenting the Estimation Based Protection (EBP) method, the integration of the method with the inverter controls and supplementary controls for the purpose of increasing the reliability of these systems. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE. 
  • Webinar on Meeting PMU Data Quality Requirements for Mission Critical Applications - Nov. 17, 2015, 2-3 p.m. ET - A PSERC webinar that will present research activities related to development of a PMU performance analyzer (PPA) tool for in-lab and remove, in-field testing; and data mining approaches for data cleansing and for analyzing impacts of data quality on PMU applications. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE. 
  • Webinar on OE's Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure Initiative FOA - April 7, 2015, 1:30-3:00 p.m. ET - Dan Ton, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Dr. Imre Gyuk, Manager of the Energy Storage Program, and Dr. Carol Hawk, Manager of the Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems Program will discuss the REDI FOA which is focused on local and tribal governments that experienced a Presidentially Declared Major Disaster over the past 30 years.
  • Energy Storage for a Greener and More Resilient Grid - Mar. 26,  2015, 1-2 p.m. ET - In IEEE Smart Grid webinar with a presentation by OE’s Dr. Imre Gyuk that discusses multi-megawatt applications of a variety of energy storage technologies, including major storage facilities recently constructed in Texas, California, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico under the Recovery Act. The webinar is free but registration is required.
  • DOE OE Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan - Jan. 14, 2015, 2:30-4 p.m. ET - An ESTAP webinar offering a follow-up to OE's strategic plan, which provides a roadmap for grid energy storage safety. Speakers include Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Promgram Manager in OE, as well as Dr. Sean Hearne from Sandia, Kenneth Willette of the National Fire Protection Agency, and Dr. Vincent Sprenkle of PNNL. The webinar is free but registration is required. The strategic plan is now available for download.
  • Smart Grid Data Privacy: A Voluntary Code of Conduct - Dec. 11, 1-4 p.m. ET - OE, in coordination with the Federal Smart Grid Task Force, conducted a webinar to conclude the development phase of a Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC) related to privacy of customer energy usage data for utilities and third parties.
  • Quantifying and Mitigating the Impacts of PV in Distribution Systems - Nov. 18, 2-3 p.m. ET - Presenting a simulation-based investigation of PV impacts in distribution systems and discussing a new approach for volt-VAR optimization with reactive power capabilities of PV inverters. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • High-Performance Hybrid Simulation/Measurement-Based Tools for Proactive Operator Decision-Support - Nov. 12, 12-2 p.m. ET - A technology transfer webinar from EPRI disseminating results and outcomes of the recently completed project of the same name from OE's Advanced Grid Modeling Research Program.
  • Transforming the Grid from the Distribution System Out - Nov. 4, 2014 2-3 p.m. ET - A PSERC webinar presenting the challenges and opportunities associated with dynamic distribution system architecture. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Flow Battery Basics, Part 2 - Oct. 29, 2014 1-2:30 p.m. ET - Featuring an introduction to flow battery technology by OE's Imre Gyuk and a discussion of flow battery testing and technological readiness by Dan Borneo of Sandia National Laboratories, as well as speakers from Primus Power and Raytheon Ktech using Redflow batteries to discuss their products and answer questions. The second in a series of ESTAP webinars from CESA on battery flow.
  • Phasor-Only State Estimation - Oct. 7, 2014 2-3 p.m. ET - Reviewing state estimation formulation using only phasor measurements, discussing the benefits of phasor measurements, and addressing the issue of random or malicious errors in phasor measurements and solutions to avoid them. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • Protection Based on Dynamic State Estimation (a.k.a. Setting-less Protection): Status and Vision - Sep. 16, 2014 2-3 p.m. ET - "Setting-less" protective relay technology promises to drastically reduce relay misoperations, solve protection gaps, and increase the reliability of power systems. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.
  • A Solar Storage Microgrid for the Energy City of the Future (ESTAP webinar) - Aug. 22, 2014, 1 - 2 p.m. ET - OE is partnering with the State of Vermont Public Service, Green Mountain Power, and Dynapower on a resilience microgrid that will combine 2.5 MW of solar generation with 4MW of energy storage. Presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance, Green Mountain Power, and OE, featuring OE's Dr. Imre Gyuk as one of two guest speakers.
  • Commissioning Energy Storage - May 20, 2014, 2-3 p.m. ET - An ESTAP webinar on the process of commissioning an energy storage system. Speakers include Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, as well as Dan Borneo from Sandia, Matt Galland from Sunpower, and Laurie B. Florence from UL.
  • Testing and Validation of Synchrophasor Devices and Applications - May 6, 2014 2-3 p.m. ET - Part of a series of webinars based on past and ongoing research coordinated by the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) with funding provided by OE.
  • What Investments Should Be Made Now? Long-Run Transmission Expansion Under Uncertainty - April 22, 2013 2-3 p.m. ET - Part of a series of webinars based on past and ongoing research coordinated by the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) with funding provided by OE.
  • The System Benefits of Managing Demand Flexibility and Storage Efficiently - April 1, 2014 2-3 p.m. ET - Part of a series of webinars based on past and ongoing research coordinated by the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) with funding provided by OE.
  • Simulation Modeling of Power Plan Emission Regulations: Why a Detailed Economic-Engineering-Environmental Model is Needed - March 4, 2014 2-3 p.m. ET - Part of a series of webinars based on past and ongoing research coordinated by the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) with funding provided by OE.
  • Controlled Islanding and its Application to Mitigate Impact of Cascading Outages in Large Power Systems - February 18, 2014 2-3 p.m. ET - Part of a series of webinars based on past and ongoing research coordinated by the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) with funding provided by OE.
  • Development of Atribute Preserving Network Equivalents - February 4, 2014 2-3 p.m. ET - Part of a series of webinars based on past and ongoing research coordinated by the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) with funding provided by OE.
  • New Approaches to Balancing Security and Economy: Risk-Based Security Constrained Economic Dispatch - Jan. 21, 2014 2-3 p.m. ET - Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research coordinated by the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) with funding provided by OE.
  • Computational Challenges and Analysis Under Increasingly Dynamic and Uncertain Electric Power System Conditions - Apr. 16, 2013 2-3 p.m. ET - Part of the OE-funded "Future Grid Initiative" webinar series from PSERC.
  • Engineering Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems - Apr. 2, 2013 2-3 p.m. ET - Part of the OE-funded "Future Grid Initiative" webinar series from PSERC.
  • Education for Workforce Development - Mar. 5, 2013 2-3:15 p.m. ET - Part of the OE-funded "Future Grid Initiative" webinar series from PSERC.
  • Renewable Energy Integration: Technological and Market Design Challenge - Feb. 19, 2013 - Part of the OE-funded "Future Grid Initiative" webinar series from PSERC
  • Control and Protection Paradigms of the Future - Feb. 5, 2013 - Part of the OE-funded "Future Grid Initiative" webinar series from PSERC
  • Electric Energy Challenges of the Future - Jan. 22, 2013 - Part of the OE-funded "Future Grid Initiative" webinar series from PSERC
  • Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids - Nov. 7, 2012 - Presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance, Connecticut DEEP, Sandia National Lab, and OE, featuring OE's Dr. Imre Gyuk as one of four guest speakers.
  • 2012 National Electric Transmission Congestion Study Preliminary Findings (state focus) - Aug. 21, 2012, 2-3:30 pm
  • 2012 National Electric Transmission Congestion Study Preliminary Findings (industry and other stakeholder focus) - Aug. 16, 2012, 2-3:30 pm
  • 2012 National Electric Transmission Congestion Study Preliminary Findings (state focus) - Aug. 7, 2012, 2-3:30 pm
  • Information and Computation Structures for the Smart Grid - June 5, 2012 (moved from May 1, 2012) - Part of the OE-funded "Issues in Designing the Future Grid" webinar series from PSERC.
  • Standards Associated with Power System Dynamics - May 22, 2012 - Part of the OE-funded "Issues in Designing the Future Grid" webinar series from PSERC.
  • Distributed and Centralized Generation - Apr. 17, 2012 - Part of the OE-funded "Issues in Designing the Future Grid" webinar series from PSERC.
  • Networked Information Gathering and Fusion of PMU Measurements - Apr. 3, 2012 - Part of the OE-funded "Issues in Designing the Future Grid" webinar series from PSERC.
  • Primary and Secondary Control for High Penetration Renewables - Mar. 20, 2012 - Part of the OE-funded "Issues in Designing the Future Grid" webinar series from PSERC.
  • Integration of Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMDs) Modeling into the Power Flow - Mar. 13, 2012 - Part of the OE-funded "Issues in Designing the Future Grid" webinar series from PSERC.
  • AMI: Communication Needs and Integration Options - Mar. 6, 2012 - Part of the OE-funded "Issues in Designing the Future Grid" webinar series from PSERC.
  • Future Grid: The Environment - Feb. 21, 2012 - Part of the OE-funded "Issues in Designing the Future Grid" webinar series from PSERC.
  • Lessons from Iowa: The Economic, Market, and Organizational Issues in Making Bulk Energy Storage Work - Feb. 9, 2012 - Valuable insights on the development of facilities from the OE-funded Iowa Stored Energy Park for use by other entities exploring utility-scale bulk energy storage
  • Cyber-Physical Systems Security for the Smart Grid - Feb. 7, 2012 - Part of the OE-funded "Issues in Designing the Future Grid" webinar series from PSERC.
  • High Capacity Interregional Transmission Design: Benefits, Risks and Possible Paths Forward - Jan. 24, 2012 - The first in a series of OE-funded webinars offered by PSERC entitled "Issues in Designing the Future Grid"
  • Federal Regulatory Energy Storage Policy - Jan. 25, 2012 - The second in a series on energy storage presented by the State-Federal RPS Collaborative and the Clean Energy States Alliance and featuring OE's Dr. Imre Gyuk as one of five guest speakers
  • Energy Storage in State RPSs - Dec. 19, 2011 - Presented by the State-Federal RPS Collaborative and the Clean Energy States Alliance and featuring OE's Dr. Imre Gyuk as one of four guest speakers
  • Smart Grid Development in the US - Dec. 1, 2011 - A live video presentation by Dan T. Ton

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