2019 IAB Fall Meeting

Theme: “The Future of System Protection in a Distributed Environment”

November 13th-15th, 2019

Hosted by: UNC Charlotte; Located at EPRI

9625 Research Dr. Charlotte, NC 28262 (Building 2)

 

Wednesday November 13th, 2019EPRI Bldg. 2, Room # 2-188

Tutorial – For students, faculty and industry – no cost, but all must Pre-register

The Challenges of Existing Protection Systems with Regards to Decreased Fault Current as well as a Lack of Asymmetrical
Currents in Systems with Inverter-based Resources”
– presented by Rich Bauer, Associate Director of NERC

11:00 am                   REGISTRATION

11:30 – 12:30 pm    LUNCH

12:30 – 3:15 pm      Tutorial

3:15 – 3:30 pm         BREAK

3:30 – 4:30 pm         EPRI Tour

 

Thursday November 14th, 2019EPRI Bldg. 2, Room # 2-179

7:30 – 8:00 am       REGISTRATION

8:00 – 8:30 am       Welcome, Safety, Introductions, Objectives of the meeting and In the News – Steven Whisenant, CSC Chair

8:30 – 9:15 am       Keynote Presentation – Past, Present and Future of System Protection – David Costello, SEL

9:15 – 10:15 am     Session I – New Technologies in System Protection – Steven Whisenant, CSC Chair

  • – Microgrid Protection in a Distributed Environment – Mehmet Cintuglu, ABB
  • – Deployment of New Technologies and Challenges Surrounding Communications – Andre Smit, Siemens

10:15 – 10:30 am BREAK

10:30 – 12:00 pm Session I (cont’d)– New Technologies in System Protection – Mike Mazzola, CSC Director

  • – Significant Shift in Transmission Line Protection, Location, and Fault Prevention – Richard Kirby, SEL
  • – Application of the New SEL T400L Relay – Taylor Raffield, Duke Energy
  • – Solid-State Circuit Breakers-A Unified Platform for Power Distribution – Ryan Kennedy, Atom Power

12:00 – 1:00 pm     LUNCH

1:00 – 2:30 pm       Session II – CAPER Sponsored Sr. Design Project – Initial Presentation – Steve Whisenant, CSC Chair

  • – Problem Statement – Aleksandar Vukojevic, Duke Energy
  • – UNC Charlotte Team
  • – NC State Team
  • – Clemson Team

 2:30 – 2:45 pm       BREAK

2:45 – 4:15 pm       Session III – Protection Issues in a Distributed Environment – Mike Mazzola, CSC Director

  • – IEEE PSRC WG C32 Protection Challenges and Practices For Interconnecting Solar or Other Inverter-based Generation to Utility
    Transmission Systems – Jim O’Brien, Duke Energy
  • – IEEE PSRC WG C24 Modification of Commercial Fault Calculation Programs for Wind Turbine Generators and Detecting Mis-operations
    in a Distributed Environment – Sukumar Brahma, Clemson
  • – Challenges with Inverter-based Generator Interconnections – Alek Vukojevic, Duke Energy

4:15 – 5:15 pm       Session IV– Future of System Protection – Steve Whisenant, CSC Chair

  • – IEEE PES PSRC WG K15 Centralized Substation Protection and Control – Sakis Meliopoulos, Ga Tech
  • – Setting-less Protection – Sakis Meliopoulos, Ga Tech                               

5:15 – 6:30 pm       RECEPTION – EPIC Entrance Hall 

  • – EPIC Lab Demos
  • – Parking: CRI Parking Deck – UNC Charlotte 8700 Phillips Rd. Charlotte, NC 28223

 

Friday November 15th, 2019 – EPRI Bldg. 2, Room # 2-179

7:30 – 8:00 am       REGISTRATION and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 am       Highlights from Day 1 and Objectives for today – Steven Whisenant, CSC Chair

8:15 – 9:15 am      Session V – CAPER Project Updates – Mike Mazzola, CSC Director                                                   

Base Projects:

  • – PD-04: Development and Demonstration for a Power Electronics Assisted Distribution Voltage Regulator
    (UNC Charlotte and NC State) – Tiefu Zhao, UNC Charlotte
  • – DM-02: Identification and Mitigation of Coordinated Attacks on Distributed Energy Management
    (UNC Charlotte and NC State) – Badrul Chowdhury, UNC Charlotte
  • – PG-01: Distributed Energy Storage and EV Holding Capacity with Value Proposition Development
    (Clemson and UNC Charlotte) – Johan Enslin, Clemson

9:15 – 10:15 am     CAPER Project UpdatesMike Mazzola, CSC Chair

Enhancement Projects:

  • – EHP-02-PG:  Development and Demonstration of a 40 kW Photovoltaic Synchronous
    Generator (PVSG) – (NC State and Clemson) –  Ramtin Hadidi, Clemson
  • – EHP-04-PG: Smart Battery Gauge –  (Clemson and NC State) – Johan Enslin, Clemson
  • – EHP-05-PD: Fundamentals Course (Clemson, NC State and UNC Charlotte) – Ramtin Hadidi, Clemson
  • – EHP-06-PD: Workshop on Distribution Power Flows –  Valentina Cecchi, UNC Charlotte

10:15-10:30 am     BREAK

10:30–12:00 pm   Session VI 2019 Research Planning Session – Steven Whisenant, CSC Chair

                              Breakout Groups – By Research Theme                   Group #

Power Delivery Infrastructure and Systems             1                                       Drew Clarke

Energy Policy, Markets and Economics                    2                                       Mesut Baran

Data Management, Analytics and Security              3                                       Klaehn Burkes

Power Generation, Storage and Integration             4                                      Johan Enslin

Power Utilization and Energy Efficiency                   5                                       Ning Lu

Location of Breakout Groups:

Group 1: Front left of room

Group 2: Front right of room

Group 3: Left back of room

Group 3: Left back of room

Group 4: Right back of room

Group 5: Lobby or outside

(The number on your name tag corresponds to the Breakout Group  you are assigned.)

12:00–12:45 pm   Working LUNCH – Break Out Reports

12:25 – 1:15 pm    Breakout Group Reports – Five leads

1:15 –  1:45 pm     Research Solicitation Process – Notice of Intent – Steven Whisenant, CSC Chair

1:45 –  2:00 pm     Wrap up, Next Steps, 2020 Additional Projects and Next Meeting – Steven Whisenant, CSC Chair

2:15 – 3:15 pm       CLOSED MEETING– IAB Members Meeting – Klaehn Burkes, IAB Chair

(IAB meeting is open to all attendees of companies that are Industry Members of CAPER.)