Smart Electric Distribution Systems of the Future

Speaker: Sid Suryanaraynan, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State Univerisity
Host: Energy Graduate Group
Date: 10/27/2017
Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis

Seminar Video

Abstract: Electric distribution systems are transforming from a traditionally passive element to an active component of the Smart Grid enabled by an unprecedented access to new technologies, data, controllability, and options for end-users to participate in the daily operations of the electric network. To realize the full potential of this transformation there is a dire need for new architectures, markets, tools, techniques, and testbeds. In that regard, this talk presents two emerging philosophies, namely the electric microgrid and the next generation of demand response, with new research results from on-going efforts. Topics of resiliency from microgrids during recovery efforts and aggregators-based incentive pricing for peak demand management will be addressed.

Bio: Sid Suryanarayanan is an associate professor and the Rhoden Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU). He received a PhD in electrical engineering from Arizona State University in 2004 with a specialization in electric power systems engineering. He has co-authored over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings and co-edited two books. His recent recognitions include the C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award from the IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu in 2017 and the Outstanding Young Engineer Award from the IEEE-Power and Energy Society in 2015.