“Efficient and Resilient Operation of Modernized Distribution Grids”
When: Monday, March 2, 2015 at 3:05 p.m.
Where: Warnock Engineering Building (WEB) 1230


The ever-developing economy, environmental concerns, and costly outages make it essential to build the next-generation modernized power distribution grid which is more efficient and resilient. For the efficient operation, this talk will focus on the implementation and assessment of conservation voltage reduction (CVR). A load modeling-based method is presented to assess the load-reduction effects of CVR. For the resilient operation, this talk will discuss a self-healing strategy to optimally sectionalize the on-outage portion of a distribution system into networked self-supplied microgrids so as to provide reliable power supply to the maximum loads continuously. This talk will also introduce future research topics including coordinated and resilient operation of distribution grids with multiple microgrids, cyber-secure networked microgrids, and implementation of advanced Voltage/VAR control.