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Power System Modeling and Simulation: History, State of the Art, Challenges and Applications for Synchrophasor Technology Development
Abstract - Modeling and Simulation tools have a broad set of applications in power systems, from infrastructure planning, through real-time testing of components, and even for operator decision support systems.Open modeling and simulation standards may have a large role to play in the development of the Smart Grid, which will have to overcome challenges related to the design, operation and control of cyber-physical and sustainable electrical energy systems. Efforts in this direction, mostly obtained in the EU FP7 iTesla project, will be discussed during the talk.
In addition, simulation tools are essential to the development of Smart Grid applications - Wide-Area Monitoring, Control and Protection Systems (that is Synchrophasor Technology) are the key to Smart Grid development for the Smart Grid. The speaker has over 10 years of experience developing concepts, methods, and software prototypes of tools that can help in power system operation, monitoring, control and protection. Results from on-going efforts in the STRONgrid project regarding applications in transmission networks, and in the EU FP7 IDE4L project for distribution networks, will be also presented during the talk.
This talk will first provide a context to the audience of the needs for developments in the topics discussed above, while only giving sample results from the aforementioned projects, it aims to provide a platform with discussion with the audience and to give glimpses on how the issues discussed can be addressed.
Bio - Luigi Vanfretti (IEEE S’03, M’10, SM'13) received the Electrical Engineering degree from Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala, in 2005, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electric power engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. For his research and teaching work toward his Ph.D. degree, he was awarded the Charles M. Close Award from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was a Visiting Researcher with The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, in 2005.
He became an Assistant Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in 2010 and was conferred the Swedish title of “Docent” in 2012, and obtained a tenured Associate Professor position in 2013. He has acted a principal investigator at KTH for the FP7 EU projects iTesla and IDE4L, and for the NER-funded project STRONgrid.
In addition to his academic employment, he serves as a Special Advisor in R&D Strategy and International Collaboration for the Research and Development Division of Statnett SF, the Norwegian transmission system operator; where he has previously held positions as Special Advisor in Strategy during 2013 - 2014, and as external scientific advisor during 2011 - 2012.
He has served, since 2009, in the IEEE PES PSDP Working Group on Power System Dynamic Measurements, becoming Chair in 2014. In addition, from 2009 - 2014, he served as Vice-Chair of the IEEE PES CAMS Task Force on Open Source Software.
He is an advocate and evangelist for free/libre and open-source software. His research interests are in the general area of power system dynamics; while his main focus is on the development of applications of PMU data.