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16-Jun-2017
IEEE Distinguished Lecture on "Evolution of EMS Control Centers – PMU Synchrophasor Solutions"
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Speaker: Dr. Jay Giri. Ph. D., IEEE PES Fellow, member of National Academy of Engineer. Jay Giri is Director of Power Systems Technology and Strategic Initiatives at GE Grid Software Solutions in Redmond, Washington, USA.
Date: 30 June 2017 (Friday)
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Venue: Room FJ 302, Main Campus, PolyU
 

Abstract


Energy Management Systems (EMS) have been deployed for decades at utility control centers to manage the electricity grid in real-time. Today these EMS capabilities are poised to be enhanced quite dramatically with growth of synchrophasor PMU measurements. Solutions to decentralize management of the grid are also being introduced – these include Distribution Management Systems, Substation Automation and advances in grid control devices. These new solutions will help us manage the uncertainties and challenges of the future smart grid. This presentation will describe:

 

• The history and evolution of the EMS from its digital genesis in the 1970’s.

• The primary functions of a modern EMS

• Emerging new industry drivers & emerging new technology trends

• Impact of growth of microgrids, renewables and distributed generation on the EMS

• Growth of Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) and synchrophasor measurements worldwide

• Wide area monitoring (WAMS) and wide area control (WAMPAC) solutions

• Modern advanced fast-acting grid control devices

• Concluding thoughts on the challenges and opportunities to manage the future grid


Speaker


Dr. Jay Giri. Ph. D., IEEE PES Fellow, member of National Academy of Engineer. Jay Giri is Director of Power Systems Technology and Strategic Initiatives at GE Grid Software Solutions in Redmond, Washington, USA. He is a co-founder of Energy System Computer Applications (ESCA). Jay Giri designed and implemented the original software for the ESCA automatic generation control (AGC) and dispatcher training simulator (DTS).

He was a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Governing Board –Member at Large for Industry Outreach – 2011-2016. He is IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer.


Note


The seminar is jointly organized by the IEEE-HK Joint Chapter of PES/IAS/PELS/IES and EE Dept of PolyU. No pre-registration is required. Certificate of attendance will be issued. For enquiries, please contact Professor XU Zhao at eezhaoxu@polyu.edu.hk.