Part 1:Keeping the Lights ON - What it Takes to be Taken for Granted, Part 2: More than Engineering – Transmission Planning to Connect

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Joint Chapter Power & Energy Society (PES) and Power Electronics Society (PELS)

 


PART 1:

Abstract: At the forefront of keeping Ontario and the North American power system reliable are engineers that ensure it is planned and operated in a cost-effective, dependable and secure manner. The Independent Electricity System Operator is a leader in power system engineering and continues to look ahead to innovative system analysis and modeling methods.

Speaker: Ahmed Rashwan is a Professional Engineer and the Engineering Manager of the Power System Limits and Engineering Projects teams at the Independent Electricity System Operator. The teams are tasked with determining system stability limits and instructions to be used in real time system and market operations across the province, and leading the integration of cutting-edge power system analysis methods into our toolsets, respectively. Ahmed has over 12 years of experience in Ontario’s power sector in areas of operations planning, near-term and long-term planning and markets. Most recently, he was at the forefront of determining Ontario’s system requirements for high levels of renewable penetration and identifying opportunities for energy storage to provide value to the grid. Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

 

PART 2:

Abstract: There are currently 25 First Nation communities in northwestern Ontario that rely on diesel generators for electricity. Continued use of diesel is financially unsustainable, environmentally detrimental, and unable to meet community needs. The Independent Electricity System Operator has been working with communities to develop solutions to reduce the use of diesel fuel in communities. One of those solutions is supporting the connection of 21 communities to the provincial grid.

Speaker: Christopher Reali is a Professional Engineer and the Engineering Manager, Standards Compliance and Planning Support at the Independent Electricity System Operator where he is responsible for ensuring that Ontario’s power system is designed and planned in accordance with North American standards through engineering studies of the power system. He has nearly ten years of experience in Ontario’s power sector in areas of system planning and engineering, as well as wholesale metering and settlements. He is a Canadian member of the International Council on Large Electric Systems, where he is active on the Study Committee for System Development and Economics. Christopher has a Master of Engineering degree in Electric Power Systems from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree from the University of Toronto.



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  • 1280 Main Street West,
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Canada L8S 4L8
  • Building: Information Technology Building
  • Room Number: ITBA 113

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  Speakers

Ahmed Rashwan, B.Sc. P.Eng

Topic:

Keeping the Lights ON - What it Takes to be Taken for Granted

At the forefront of keeping Ontario and the North American power system, reliable are engineers that ensure it is planned and operated in a cost-effective, dependable and secure manner. The Independent Electricity System Operator is a leader in power system engineering and continues to look ahead to innovative system analysis and modeling methods.

Biography:

Ahmed Rashwan is a Professional Engineer and the Engineering Manager of the Power System Limits and Engineering Projects teams at the Independent Electricity System Operator. The teams are tasked with determining system stability limits and instructions to be used in real time system and market operations across the province, and leading the integration of cutting edge power system analysis methods into our toolsets, respectively. Ahmed has over 12 years of experience in Ontario’s power sector in areas of operations planning, near-term and long term planning and markets. Most recently, he was at the forefront of determining Ontario’s system requirements for high levels of renewable penetration and identifying opportunities for energy storage to provide value to the grid. Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Christopher Reali, MSc. P.Eng

Topic:

More than Engineering – Transmission Planning to Connect

There are currently 25 First Nation communities in northwestern Ontario that rely on diesel generators for electricity. Continued use of diesel is financially unsustainable, environmentally detrimental, and unable to meet community needs. The Independent Electricity System Operator has been working with communities to develop solutions to reduce the use of diesel fuel in communities. One of those solutions is supporting the connection of 21 communities to the provincial grid.

Biography:

Christopher Reali is a Professional Engineer and the Engineering Manager, Standards Compliance and Planning Support at the Independent Electricity System Operator where he is responsible for ensuring that Ontario’s power system is designed and planned in accordance with North American standards through engineering studies of the power system. He has nearly ten years of experience in Ontario’s power sector in areas of system planning and engineering, as well as wholesale metering and settlements. He is a Canadian member of the International Council on Large Electric Systems, where he is active on the Study Committee for System Development and Economics. Christopher has a Master of Engineering degree in Electric Power Systems from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree from the University of Toronto.