IEEE Atlanta PES Lunch Meeting: "Grid 2.0 - Changes and Challenges for the 21st Century Electric Grid"

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Parking:  Free parking will be available in the GTRI parking deck.  Details will be emailed to those who register.


Program: 

“Generally speaking, keeping up with the speed of technological advancement has not been a major challenge for those responsible for the electric grid – until now. Utilities’ historical maintenance-focused approach of ‘If it ain’t broke it, don’t fix it’ no longer applies.  The unique challenges of the 21st century – including cyber threats and global interconnectedness, coupled with an extreme interdependence on technology – necessitate that the Grid change at a faster pace than ever before. This story will take you through a brief history of the electric grid, then dive into the new trends that are being embraced by the grid today – electric vehicles, distributed generation/distributed energy resources, and battery energy storage systems. There have been significant technological innovations, and some of the more recent cutting-edge research will be presented. There will be a brief overview of the challenges to the grid as a result of these changes, discussing such technical topics as: system protection, system stability, and cybersecurity. Ultimately, the talk will lead to the Grid of Tomorrow and what we can expect in a Grid 2.0.”



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  • GTRI Conference Center
  • 250 14th St. NW
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Georgia 30318

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  • atlantapes31@gmail.com

  • Starts 29 December 2018 09:45 AM
  • Ends 11 January 2019 04:45 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
  • Admission fee ?
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  Speakers

Mr. Praveen K. Kumar, P.E. of Commonwealth Associates

Topic:

"Grid 2.0 - Changes and Challenges for the 21st Century Electric Grid"

“Generally speaking, keeping up with the speed of technological advancement has not been a major challenge for those responsible for the electric grid – until now. Utilities’ historical maintenance-focused approach of ‘If it ain’t broke it, don’t fix it’ no longer applies.  The unique challenges of the 21st century – including cyber threats and global interconnectedness, coupled with an extreme interdependence on technology – necessitate that the Grid change at a faster pace than ever before. This story will take you through a brief history of the electric grid, then dive into the new trends that are being embraced by the grid today – electric vehicles, distributed generation/distributed energy resources, and battery energy storage systems. There have been significant technological innovations, and some of the more recent cutting-edge research will be presented. There will be a brief overview of the challenges to the grid as a result of these changes, discussing such technical topics as: system protection, system stability, and cybersecurity. Ultimately, the talk will lead to the Grid of Tomorrow and what we can expect in a Grid 2.0.”

Biography:

Praveen K. Kumar, P.E., earned his bachelor’s degree in EE from R.V. College of Engineering in Bangalore, India, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering – Power Systems from Michigan Technological University. He holds graduate diplomas in ‘Astronomy and Astrophysics’ and in Hybrid Vehicle Engineering. He has worked on hybrid automotive engineering projects with Volvo, General Motors, and the U.S. Department of Energy.  In addition to being a Program Manager for Florida, in his role as a high voltage protection engineer with Commonwealth Associates, Inc., Praveen has worked extensively on system protection, with a special focus on transmission grid and substation protection for major utilities.  His interests include renewable energy interconnections, smart grid, economic analysis, and market research. He has been a student member and now an active member of IEEE for the past 10 years. He is currently serving as the Chair for the IEEE- Young Professionals Affinity Group for Region 4 and has been in an IEEE leadership role since 2012.

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Address:114 Townpark Drive, Suite 150, Kennesaw, Georgia, Georgia, 30144