CAPER 2021 Spring Tutorial & General Meeting

Theme: “Data Analytics for Utility Applications”


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March 25th – 26th, 2021

Hosted By N.C. State University

 (Virtual Meeting)

Deadline to register is March 22nd, 2021

(No registrations can be accepted after this
deadline due to an eCommerce software update)


Update: After closely monitoring COVID-19 updates and due to current travel restrictions that some are still facing, CAPER organizers have decided to provide the presentations virtually.  Thank you again for your continued participation and we look forward to seeing you at the spring meeting!




March 25, 2021 Tutorial:Introduction to Data Analytics

For students, faculty and industry – No cost,
all must pre-register

Mesut Baran
NC State
8:30 – 8:45 am Introduction
8:45 – 10:00 am Basic Concepts in Machine Learning Wenyuan Tang
NC State
10:00-10:15 am BREAK
10:15-11:30 am Deep Learning Applications for Power Systems Wenyuan Tang
NC State
11:30-12:00 noon Q&A
March 25, 2021 General Meeting
1:00 – 1:20 pm Welcome, Safety, Objectives of the meeting and In the News Steve Whisenant
CSC Chair
Plenary Session – Data Analytics – Societal and Utility Applications Mesut Baran
NC State
1:20 – 1:50 pm How Data Analytics Has Transformed Societal Interactions Tim Fairchild
1:50 – 2:20 pm How are Data Analytics Changing the Utility Business John Pressley
Duke Energy
Session ICustomer Driven Analytics and Utility Applications Mike Mazzola
Center Director
2:20 – 2:40 pm Meta-learning Based Distribution System Load Forecasting Model Selection Methods Ning Lu
NC State
2:40- 3:00 pm AMI Based Customer Load Analysis – PJ Rehm
3:00 – 3:15 pm BREAK
3:15 – 4:00 pm Machine Learning for Grid Operation and Control Qiuhua Huang
4:00- 4:15 pm Q&A
4:15 – 5:00 pm Session II – CAPER Sponsored Sr. Design Project Steve Whisenant


NC State Team Mesut Baran
Clemson Team Johan Enslin
UNC Charlotte Team Badrul Chowdhury
March 26, 2021 General Meeting
Session III – Data Analytic Tools Used to Mine
Transmission and Distribution Data
David Lubkeman
NC State
8:30 – 8:50 am Application of Machine Learning and Artificial
Intelligence in Solar Grid Integration
Guohui Yuan
8:50 – 9:10 am Amazon Web Services for Data Science Naumaan Nayyar
9:10 – 9:30 am Analytics Technologies for the Digital
Arnie DeCastro
9:30 – 9:50 am Shipyards and Grids Powered by Digital Twin Sree Rajagopalan
9:50 – 10:00 am BREAK
Session IV – CAPER Project Updates

Base Projects:

Mike Mazzola
UNC Charlotte
10:00 – 10:20 am PD-04: Development and Demonstration for a Power Electronics Assisted Distribution Voltage Regulator Tiefu Zhao
10:20 – 10:40 am DM-02: Identification and Mitigation of Coordinated Attacks on Distributed Energy Management Badrul Chowdhury
10:40-11:00 am PG-01: Distributed Energy Storage and EV Holding Capacity Vale Proposition Development Johan Enslin
11:00 – 11:20 pm PG-02: Incorporating EV and EV Charging Stations into Integrated Resource Planning Linquan Bai
11:20 – 11:40 pm PU-01: Comparative Power Flow Analysis and Power Flow Quality Criteria Valentina Cecchi
11:40 – 12:00 pm EHP-08-PU: Comparative Power Flow Valentina Cecchi
12:00 – 12:45 pm LUNCH BREAK
Enhancement Projects:
12:45 – 1:15 pm EHP-07-PG: Integrated T&D Model David Lubkeman
1:15 – 1:30 pm Wrap up, Research Solicitation, Next Steps, and Next Meeting – Adjourn Steve Whisenant


1:30 – 2:00 pm CLOSED MEETING– IAB Members Meeting
Open to all attendees of companies that are Industry Members of CAPER
2:00 – 4:00 pm 2021 Proposal Presentations Klaehn Burkes
4:00-5:00 pm CLOSED MEETING– IAB Members Meeting
Open to all attendees of companies that are Industry Members of CAPER
Klaehn Burkes



Speaker Biographies


Meeting Highlights


In a great collaboration of effort to provide more content on a broader scale, the CAPER meetings moved to two sessions per year starting in 2019. The meetings will continue to take place each year in the Spring (March) and Fall (November). We look forward to the continuation of exciting and innovative energy discussions of the future!

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