CTI and Chancellor's Professor Director of CURENT - an NSF/DOE ERC
Title: Changing Modeling and Simulations Needs for Grid Modernization
Abstract: Power system analysis has long relied on large scale computer simulations for operation and planning of the grid. These simulations rely on a set of well-understood physical models and generally agreed upon simplifications, such as, the separation of transmission and distribution, ZIP models for aggregate loads, and so on. Recent trends in the grid requires a rethinking of the models and these underlying assumptions. Grid changes include: (a) the increasing number of power electronic interfaced devices both for renewable resources and for new loads; (b) the emerging importance of the analysis of the communication network for understanding operations; (c) a more actively controlled distribution system; and (d) new performance requirements for both reliability and resilience. Their are competing approaches to this need ranging from fully integrated models to independent simulators that share minimal information. This talk will review our approach in the research center CURENT using both software and hardware environments.
Kevin Tomsovic received the BS from Michigan Tech. University, Houghton, in 1982, and the MS and Ph.D. degrees from University of Washington, Seattle, in 1984 and 1987, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. He is currently a Chancellor’s Professor and the CTI Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA, where he also directs the graduated NSF/DOE ERC, the Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT), and earlier served as the EECS Department Head from 2008 to 2013. He was on the faculty of Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA, from 1992 to 2008. He held the Advanced Technology for Electrical Energy Chair with Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan, from 1999 to 2000, and was the NSF Program Director with the Electrical and Communications Systems Division of the Engineering Directorate from 2004 to 2006. He has also held positions at National Cheng Kung University and National Sun Yat Sen University in Taiwan from 1988-1991 and the Royal Instituted of Technology in Sweden from 1991-1992. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He works broadly in the area of energy and power systems.
More details can be found at http://www.ece.utk.edu/~tomsovic/.
Host: Dr. Zongli Lin
Organizer: Dr. Cong Shen