Dr. Babak Fahimi and the Renewable Energy and Vehicular Technology lab would like to present Professor Mohammad Shahidehpour of Illinois Institute of Technology as one of our Distinguished Speakers on Energy for this semester. Group question and answers are welcome after his talk. A reception and informal one-on-one time follows.
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MICROGRID: A NEW HUB IN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
Microgrids are small-scale versions of centralized electric power systems. They achieve specific goals of distributed power systems, such as reliability and self-healing, sustainability and diversification of energy sources, and energy efficiency and cost reduction, established by communities in various parts of a large power system. Microgrids integrate renewable resources at the community level and allow for customer participations in the operation of an electricity infrastructure. Microgrids form the building blocks of perfect power systems which promote real-time pricing and demand response, and applications of smart grid to the distributed control of electric power systems. This presentation will highlight some of the key issues with the design and operation of microgrids and discuss the role of recent innovations and, in particular, the significance of smart grid applications to power system operations and control. The presentation will also discuss the development of a microgrid which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and implemented at Illinois Institute of Technology. The global IEEE activities for promoting smart grid technologies will also be discussed.