Electricity Grid Challenges and Supply Reliability

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This is a technical talk, free and open to the public, but advance registration is encouraged. Please use the link below to register.

Title: Electricity Grid Challenges and Supply Reliability

Speaker: Dr. Richard A. Wakefield

Abstract:  The importance to our nation of a reliable electricity supply has never been greater, and this is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future. Because of its importance, we must take steps to ensure the continuous availability of electricity for all critical needs and the rapid restoration of customer service under all credible contingencies. My talk will describe the current challenges facing our electric power system and the need for a “smarter grid” to meet these challenges. Specifically, I will address 1) current and future threats to our electricity grid and 2) a number of technical changes to the grid’s design that could help to mitigate these threats. Active audience interaction will be encouraged.



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  • 55 New Monmouth Rd.
  • Middletown, New Jersey
  • United States 07748
  • Building: Middletown Public Library
  • Room Number: Community Room

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  • Questions can be directed to the NJ Coast PES Chapter Chair, Mihaela Dinu, at mihaela.dinu.us@ieee.org or 732-939-1543

    Organizers: The Power and Energy Society Chapters of the IEEE NJ Coast Section and IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section

  • Co-sponsored by the NJ Coast Section PES Chapter PE31 and by the Princeton / Central Jersey Section PES Chapter PE31
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  Speakers

Dr. Richard A. Wakefield

Topic:

Electric Grid Challenges and Supply Reliability

Biography:

Dr. Richard A. Wakefield is an Energy System Expert and has over 35 years of experience with energy and utility systems. This includes extensive experience in transmission requirements analysis, development of transmission costs and prices, evaluation of power system expansion plans, the evaluation of utility system restructuring, and analyses of on-site power production technologies and applications. He has provided numerous evaluations of future transmission needs in North America and also has assisted numerous clients in evaluating the cost/reliability trade-offs associated with distributed generation versus transmission expansion. He has testified extensively at the Federal and state levels on transmission issues, and a copy of his testimony experience is available on request.

Dr. Wakefield has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He is a Distinguished Member of CIGRE and a U.S. Expert member of Study Committee C1 – System Development and Economics. He is a Life Senior Member of the IEEE. He served as Chair of the IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee from 1999 to 2000, and again from 2003 through 2004, and continues to be an active member of the committee.

Dr. Richard A. Wakefield

Topic:

Electric Grid Challenges and Supply Reliability

Biography:

Dr. Richard A. Wakefield

Topic:

Electric Grid Challenges and Supply Reliability

Biography:





Agenda

3:00-3:15 PM - Registration, networking, and light refreshments

3:15-4:45 PM Presentation and Q&A