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  • On July 15 - 17, 2019, PSERC hosted the Summer Workshop to offer a stimulating and productive time for developing new research and education initiatives.  Meetings focus on the three stem research areas of Markets, Systems, and T&D Technologies to engage attendees in conversations that will influence and help define proposal solicitation, research plans, and specific project ideas.  The workshop was held in Sedona, AZ.

  • Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Tweetup - Mar. 22, 2012 A conversation with leaders and experts from DOE, Education, and more about women in STEM on Twitter.

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  • On October 8, 2019, Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Pesin provided remarks at the GridFWD 2019 conference in Seattle, WA. Mr. Pesin provided the federal perspective on supporting grid R&D on a panel titled, Expanding Early Success into Full Deployment. He was joined on the panel by John Gibson, Chief R&D Engineer, Avista; Carl Imhoff, Manager, Electricity Market Sector, PNNL; and Mark Duvall, Director of Energy Utilization, EPRI.

  • On October 8, 2019, Senior Advisor Doug Little spoke on the current status of DOE’s Critical Energy Infrastructure project at the Joint Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation and Western Interstate Regional Advisory Board Meeting in San Diego, CA.

  • On October 3, 2019, David Wells sat on two panels at the Utility Broadband Alliance Summit in Birmingham, Alabama. The panels included Resiliency and Security in the "Digital" Utility Grid of the Future, moderated by Rachelle Chong, Former CPUC and FCC Commissioner; and Private Broadband: A Spectrum of Possibilities, moderated by Richelle Elberg, Navigant.

  • On September 30, 2019, Kerry Cheung gave a presentation titled “Increasing Grid Security and Resilience through Next-Generation Hardware” at the 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE) held in Baltimore, MD. His session also featured Isik Kizilyalli (ARPA-E), Anil Pahwa (NSF), Lynn Peterson (ONR), Vladimir Blasko (UTRC), Liuchen Chang (University of New Brunswick), and Mark Xu (Zhejiang University).

  • On September 17-20, 2019, Jennifer DeCesaro participated in the Pacific Energy and Transport Ministers Meeting organized by the Pacific Community. The event was held in Apia, Samoa.

  • On September 17, 2019, Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker attended the Microgrids and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Summit Creating a Dynamic, Resilient, and Sustainable Energy Future annual event in Alexandria, Virginia, hosted by the Roosevelt Strategic Council. The prime objective of the forum was to allow for the efficient interchange of knowledge among a variety of stakeholders in the public and private energy sectors. A/S Walker delivered the opening remarks regarding improving reliability and resiliency in an expanding, decentralized grid.

  • On September 17, 2019, Senior Advisor Doug Little spoke at the NASEO Annual Meeting in Manhattan Beach, CA. The panel was entitled “Resilience Frameworks for the Grid, Fuels and Mission Critical Facilities: Supporting States, Communities, and Local Governments.”

  • On September 17, 2019, Joe Paladino presented at the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) 2019 Annual Meeting in Manhattan Beach, CA. Mr. Paladino was speaking on two panels; one on grid-focused analytical work that can be applied at the regional level, and the second on OE-led resilience efforts including NAERM and the Distribution System Resilience Decision Framework.

  • On September 13, 2019, the OE Transmission Planning and Technical Assistance Division (TPTA) organized a second stakeholder workshop on integrated distribution system planning for the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau (PREB) to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The workshop supports a formal regulatory process for the development of an integrated distribution system plan for Puerto Rico. This second workshop will focus on best and emerging practices that can be applied to enable customers and third parties to participate in utility planning and grid operations; the intent is to form stakeholder-driven working groups that will ultimately provide recommendations to PREB on several key topics. PREB specifically requested assistance from the Department based on TPTA’s efforts with many states on advancing integrated planning and grid modernization processes. Joe Paladino from TPTA presented at the workshop.

  • On September 13, 2019, Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker attended the Veterans in Energy National Forum. He participated in a panel on base resiliency moderated by Hal Pittman, Dir. Of Military and Veteran Engagement. The other panelists included Jason Smith, GM Bright Canyon Energy; Jack Surash, Acting - DAS of the Army, Energy and Sustainability; and Mark Correll, DAS of the Air force for Environment, Safety, and Infrastructure. The forum was held at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall Hotel.

  • On September 10, 2019, Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker attended the House National Laboratory Caucus Lunch Briefing on Capitol Hill. Assistant Secretary Walker provided the keynote on energy storage. There was then a panel on storage with Jud Virden (PNNL), Joe Zhou (Quidnet), Jason Houck (Form Energy), and Kyle Davis (ENEL). The meeting location was Rayburn House Office Building.

  • On August 21, 2019, Dr. Imre Gyuk participated in a webinar entitled "New York’s Energy Storage Roadmap and Other Initiatives." Other panelists included representatives from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), NY Department of Public Service, and Clean Energy States Alliance. The webinar was hosted by the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), an OE-funded project that aims to accelerate the deployment of electrical energy storage technologies in the U.S.

  • On August 14-15, 2019, Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker spoke at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Member Representatives Committee meeting and Board of Trustees meeting.  He provided updates regarding DOE efforts with NERC, including GridEx, and his plans/activities related to reliability, security and resilience.  Attendees included over 150 people including NERC Board of Trustees and NERC management staff, NERC’s registered entities (owners, operators and users of the bulk power system) electricity trade association representatives, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff and representatives from the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).  The meetings were held in Quebec City, Canada.

  • On August 13-14, 2019, OE’s Transformer Resilience and Advanced Components (TRAC) Program held a peer review.  External reviewers from industry and academia reviewed the projects under this program and maderecommendations on how to improve the program.  This event was held at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility in Oak Ridge, TN. 

  • On August 12, 2019, Senior Advisor Doug Little delivered remarks on the reliability and resilience of the bulk power system at the Transmission and Wholesale Markets school sponsored by EEI and the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin.

  • On July 30, 2019, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman spoke at the Dentons Global Energy Horizons Summit.  She discussed the sea of changes facing the energy sector.  The audience included about 70-100 people and other summit speakers included Former National Security Advisor Gen. James. L. Jones, Former Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz, CEO of CPS Energy Paula Gold-Williams, and Former CTO of the USDOE Pete Tseronis.  The Summit was held in Washington, DC.

  • On July 25, 2019, Eric Hsieh participated on a panel titled “The Future of Energy Storage” at Hydrovision in Portland, Oregon. The panel discussed market conditions and drivers that currently affect the interplay of the economics of energy storage, carbon-free flexible capacity and ancillary services.

  • On July 21-23, 2019, Senior Advisor Doug Little represented the Office of Electricity at the NARUC Summer Policy Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • On July 8-10, 2019, Kerry Cheung, Program Manager, and Sandy Jenkins, Engineer, represented OE at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. There was a government networking session and a booth to showcase OE’s R&D activities. The Summit was held in Denver, CO.

  • On June 26, 2019, Michael Pesin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Advanced Grid R&D, discussed OE's priorities and his insights gained from managing OE’s R&D portfolio at the Roosevelt Strategic Council's Digital Intelligence for Energy Summit.  The 2019 Summit focused on issues related to the use of big data in the energy sector:  This event was held in Alexandria, VA.

  • On June 24, 2019, Kerry Cheung, Program Manager, serve on a panel at the IEEE 14th International Conference on Transmission and Distribution Construction, Operation, and Live-Line Maintenance.  Hel discussed OE’s activities in grid security and resilience with an emphasis on physical security and hardware solutions.  The conference was held in Columbus, OH.

  • On June 19-21, 2019, Senior Advisor Doug Little attended the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates Mid-Year Meeting.  This conference  provided a venue for discussion of national and regional issues of interest to electric, water, and gas utilities.  The meeting was held in Portland, OR.

  • On June 19, 2019, Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker provided an update on OE programs and initiatives at the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) meeting.  Other topics includeed an update by Assistant Secretary Daniel Simmons on EERE programs relevant to the EAC and a presentation on the Electric Power Research Institute’s Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) report.  This meeting was the second of the three EAC meetings held annually.  A Federal Register Notice announcing the meeting was published on May 24.  The two-day meeting was held in Arlington, VA.

  • On June 11-13, 2019, OE’s Transmission Reliability Program hold a Peer Review.  External reviewers from industry and academia  reviewed the projects under this program and make recommendations on how to improve the program.  This event was held in Washington, DC.

  • On June 10-12, 2019, Senior Advisor Doug Little attended the American Public Power Association Annual Meeting and delivered remarks on state trends in their energy generation portfolios.  This meeting was an opportunity for public power utilities to learn more about the complex issues they face in both the near term and long term.  The meeting was held in Austin, TX.

  • On June 10, 2019, Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker participated in a panel at the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) Convention in Philadelphia, PA.  Assistant Secretary Walker  discussed the strategic importance of energy storage for DOE and the Nation, and OE’s R&D efforts.  Attendees included over 1,000 senior executives and electric company CEOs.

  • On June 10, 2019, Dr. Imre Gyuk participated in EPA’s Green Chemistry Challenge Awards ceremony where Urban Electric Power (UET), City College of New (CCNY), and Sandia National Laboratories received an award for the development and commercialization of an advanced Zinc Manganese (Zn-MnO2) battery. While Zn-MnO2 batteries are commercially available, the work funded by OE has resulted in a rechargeable battery. This is the second Green Chemistry Challenge Award received by an OE-funded project. PNNL and UniEnergy Technologies received the award in 2017 for developing an advanced vanadium flow battery. This event was held at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

  • On June 10, 2019, Dr. Imre Gyuk participated in a webinar entitled “Massachusetts' Municipal Utility Energy Storage Projects: Examples from Sterling, Templeton, and Wakefield”. Other panelists included representatives from the Sterling Municipal Light Department, Templeton Municipal Light & Water, and Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light. The webinar was hosted by the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), an OE-funded project that aims to accelerate the deployment of energy storage technologies in the U.S.

  • On June 7, 2019, Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager, attended the commissioning of a new OE-funded energy storage facility in Cordova, AK. The 1MW/1MWh hour Li-Ion battery will support hydroelectric development by the Cordova Electricity Cooperative, absorbing electricity during low load periods and discharging when there is high demand. Batteries will also provide frequency regulation and back-up for maintenance outages of the hydro system. Senator Lisa Murkowski was a guest of honor at the ceremony.

  • On June 4, 2019, Michael Pesin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Advanced Grid R&D (AGR&D), discussed the strategic objectives of the AGR&D technology portfolio and how it supports OE's mission to strengthen America's energy resilience during a panel at the Mexican Energy Forum.  The forum brought together thought leaders and key decision makers from across North America to discuss regional energy issues.  This event was held in in Mexico City, Mexico.

  • On June 3-5, 2019, Senior Advisor Doug Little attended the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners Annual Meeting.  This event provideed a venue for dialogue on regional energy, transmission planning, water, and communications issues.  It was held in Cheyenne, WY.

  • May 24, 2019, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transmission Permitting and Technical Assistance (TPTA) Katie Jereza moderated a panel of Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Ambassadors and Awardees on advancing women in clean energy at the IEEE Women in Energy International Leadership Conference. The event was held in Austin, TX.

  • May 8-9, 2019, Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker attended the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Member Representatives Committee and Board of Trustees meeting and provided an update on DOE priorities and activities. Attendees included over 150 representatives from the NERC Board of Trustees, NERC management, NERC-registered entities (owners, operators, and users of the bulk power system), electricity trade associations, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). The event was held in St. Louis, MO.

  • April 30, 2019, Dan Ton, Microgrid R&D Program Manager, discussed OE’s microgrid program and activities for enhanced grid reliability and resilience at the United States Energy Association.

  • April 16, 2019 - Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman provided the keynote at the Gulf Coast Power Association Spring Conference in Houston, TX.  She discussed her responsibilities leading OE, future challenges (e.g., cybersecurity and gas supply disruptions), and ways in which different technologies address reliability. 

  • April 16, 2-3 pm EST – The Power Systems Engineering Research Center, sponsored by the Department of Energy, hosted a webinar titled “PMU Data Analytics for the Resilient Electric Grid.” Anurag K. Srivastava, associate professor of electric power engineering at WSU and the director of the Smart Grid Demonstration and Research Investigation Lab (SGDRIL), discussed how data from phasor measurement units (PMUs) is generated and monitored ubiquitously in smart grids, but largely unexploited in discovering knowledge and new solutions for critical power grid applications to enhance the resiliency of the smart grid.

  • April 9, 2019, David Meyer, Senior Advisor, discussed the Department’s Report to Congress on net energy metering during a webinar hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) entitled “Net Energy Metering, Distributed Solar, and Rate Design”. The other speakers were Steve Fine, Vice President of Distributed Energy Resources at ICF, who discussed ICF’s analysis for DOE entitled “Review of Recent Cost-Benefit Studies Related to Net Metering and Distributed Solar” and Tom Stanton, Principal Researcher for Energy and Environment at the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI), who discussed NRRI’s “Review of State Net Energy Metering and Successor Rate Designs”. The presentations were followed by a Q&A moderated by Warren Leon, Executive Director at CESA. The webinar was recorded and posted on the CESA website.

  • April 3-5, 2019, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) Task Force on Comprehensive Electricity Planning held its first workshop in Denver, CO. The objective was to assess current planning approaches and begin to define the essential components for integrated planning practices. Task Force members represent public utility commissions and state energy offices of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Utah, and Virginia. The Task Force was recently formed to better align the practices of resource planning with distribution system planning. OE is working with NARUC and NASEO to organize the effort and provide technical assistance.

  • March 28, 2019 - Security Investments for Energy Infrastructure Technical Conference – DOE and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) co-hosted a technical conference to discuss security practices to protect energy infrastructure.  The technical conference was held at FERC Headquarters and was open and free to the public.

  • March 26, 2-3 pm EST – The Power Systems Engineering Research Center, sponsored by the Department of Energy, hosted a webinar titled “Opportunities and Challenges for Probabilistic Models of Cascading Line Outages Driven by Historical Utility Data.” Ian Dobson, professor of electrical engineering at Iowa State University, discussed how to use probabilistic models describing cascading outages to direct mitigation efforts. The webinar was free and did not require registration.

  • March 26, 1-2pm ET Energy Storage 101, Part 1: Battery Storage Technology, Systems and Cost Trends. This first in a multi-part energy storage webinar series covered the state of the technology, energy storage systems and cost trends. The energy storage team at Sandia National Laboratories has combined lessons learned from numerous battery deployment projects and analyses to create this webinar series overview. Future installments in the series will cover such topics as applications and economics, policy and regulations, safety and reliability, and project development, commissioning and deployment. Presenters include, Dr. Imre Gyuk, Director of Energy Storage Research, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity and Dan Borneo, Engineering Project Manager, Sandia National Laboratories; moderated by Todd Olinsky-Paul, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA). Register here.

  • March 20-21 2019, OE, along with the Electric Power Research Institute and the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech, will held a Future Distribution Grid R&D Workshop in Charlotte, NC to examine current trends and their impact on distribution system planning and operations over the next 15 years.

  • March 19, 2019 1 - 2pm ET - Evaluating Technology Impacts on the Distribution System: PNNL’s GridLAB-D Simulation Tool. Historically, the inability to effectively model and evaluate smart grid technologies has been a barrier to adoption. GridLAB-D, a distribution technology simulation software tool developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity, aims to help users overcome this challenge by providing valuable modeling information to those that want to take advantage of smart-grid technologies. During this webinar, Frank Tuffner, a Research Engineer at PNNL, presented the GridLAB-D simulation software tool and shared its potential applications.

  • March 18, 2019 - Chatham House Energy Transitions Conference - Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman participated in a panel at the Chatham House Energy Transitions Conference.  The focus of the panel trended towards electrification in terms of heating, industry, and transportation; whether full electrification was realizable and/or desirable in specific cases; and implications for efficiency and emissions reduction.  The other panelists will include Laura Cozzi, Chief Energy Modeller at the International Energy Agency; Morten Bæk, Vice Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate in Denmark; and Rikard Gaarder Knutsen, Deputy Minister of  the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

  • March 14, 2019 - North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Reliability Leadership Summit –  Assistant Secretary Bruce J. Walker discussed OE’s modeling and critical electric infrastructure priorities, and reliability challenges facing the bulk power system.  More than 100 members of the reliability community attended the Summit, including senior industry leaders from electric utilities, generators, market operators, state and federal officials, NERC executives, and board members.
     
  • March 14, 2019 - NAATBatt 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference – Dr. Imre Gyuk, Office of Electricity Director of Energy Storage Research, moderated a panel discussion entitled “Can Zinc, Sodium and Redox Flow Batteries Challenge Lithium-Ion in the Market?” Panelists included Randy Moore, ZAF Energy Systems; Erik Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratories; and Gary Yang, UniEnergy Technologies.
  • March 13-14, 2019 - DOE Electric Advisory Committee – Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker provided an update on OE programs and initiatives to members of DOE and EAC Leadership.  The meeting was held in Arlington, VA and was the first of three EAC meetings held annually.  The mission of the EAC is to provide advice to DOE in implementing the Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and modernizing the nation's electricity delivery infrastructure.  

  • March 7-8, 2019 - OE hosted a two-day workshop in Washington, DC for officials representing the energy offices and public utility commissions of the Mid-Atlantic States and the District of Columbia on the fundamentals of distribution system operations and emerging practices in integrated planning.  This workshop was the fifth in a series which has provided distribution system training to officials from over 40 states.  The training intends to provide fundamental technical information to state officials who are responsible for providing guidance to utilities, as well as oversight, on distribution system plans that often need to address advancements in technology and policy.

  • March 6, 2019 - 2019 Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Safety and Reliability Forum – Dr. Imre Gyuk, Office of Electricity Director of Energy Storage Research, provided opening remarks at the OE-sponsored event in Albuquerque, NM.  The Forum provided a venue for discussing the current state of ESS safety and mitigation strategies for improving cell to system-level safety and reliability.

  • March 5, 2019 - WIRES Winter Meeting – Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker discussed transmission, the hardening of the grid, technology needed for an electrified economy, and the future of the grid.  The event was held in Washington, DC and included members of the WIRES Trade Association.

  • State of the U.S Energy Storage Industry: 2018 Year in Review - February 28, 2019, 1-2:30pm ET. Dr. Imre Gyuk, Office of Electricity Director of Energy Storage Research, discussed recent developments in the U.S. energy storage market. Hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), in a joint-partnership with OE, the webinar also included Dan Finn-Foley, Senior Analyst of Energy Storage at Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables, and Dan Borneo, Engineering Project Manager at Sandia National Laboratories.  CESA Director Todd Olinsky-Paul will moderate the discussion.

  • February 21, 2019 - Designing Solar+Storage to Power Critical Loads: New Features in NREL’s REopt Lite Tool – The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has added important new features to its free solar+storage (and now +wind) online optimization tool, REopt Lite, that will help building owners, energy managers, and emergency planners assess a building’s technology needs to power essential services with onsite resources during grid disruptions. Kate Anderson, who leads the Modeling and Analysis Group at NREL, will provide an overview of REopt Lite and Andrew Jeffery, REopt Lite user interface developer, will introduce the new features. This will be followed by a demonstration of the Critical Load Builder by Clean Energy Group vice president and project director, Seth Mullendore.

  • Exploring the Outcomes of New Grid Projects on the Power System: PNNL's GridPIQ Tool - January 31, 2019, 1-2pm ET - Insight about how grid technology performs can be tough to get quickly. Results – like cost and energy savings, peak shaving, ramping requirements, and fossil fuel usage – depend heavily on usage, energy mix, geography, and consumer behavior. GridPIQ, a screening tool from the U.S. Department of Energy and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), helps users approximate the impact of adding a grid project, whether in the form of a technology or a new policy, to an existing system.On this webinar, Karen Studarus, the tool developer from PNNL, will provide an overview of GridPIQ and step through some use cases to demonstrate how GridPIQ can provide a first-pass assessment as you evaluate technology and policy options. Karen and her team are also interested in hearing your feedback on the tool as well as your input into what you wish it could do in the future!

  • 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.

  • 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 (OE), hosted a free 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 (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.

  • 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 (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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 transmission 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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  the process of commissioning an energy storage system. Speakers include Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager in the Office of Electricity, 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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