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CPSS Coordinator's Report - Spring 2015

Center for Power Systems Studies - Spring Meeting
COORDINATOR'S REPORT
April 23, 2015

To: Members of Center for Power Systems Studies
    Associate Members of Power Systems Studies
    All those in attendance at meeting

We are now at the close the Center for Power Systems Studies’ 47th year of operation. The following is a summary of the last several months of activity within the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science that is related to the CPSS along with plans for the summer and coming years.

Power-Course Update

Spring 2015

  • EE447 (3 cr) Advanced Power Systems, 8 students (School of Mines Faculty)
  • EE792 (3 cr) Power System Dynamics, 18 students (Sun)
  • EE315 (3 cr) Linear Controls, 17 students (Hietpas)
  • EE792/L (3+1 cr) Advanced Power Electronics and Lab, 15 students (Tonkoski)
  • EE790 (1 cr) Seminar - Power and Energy (Tonkoski)

Summer 2015

  • EE438 (1 cr) Power Technology Tour, 10 students (Tonkoski)

Fall 2015

  • EE434/L (3+1 cr) Power Systems/Lab, (Sun)*
  • EE792 (3 cr) Power System Operation and Control (Sun)
  • EE792/L (3+1 cr) Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Systems and Lab (Tonkoski)
  • EE436/L EE536/L (3+1 cr) Photovoltaic Systems Engineering and Lab (Tonkoski)
  • EE790 (1 cr) Seminar - Power and Energy (Tonkoski)

Spring 2016 (tentative)

  • EE447 (3 cr) Advanced Power Systems (School of Mines Faculty)
  • EE792/L (3+1 cr) Advanced Power Electronics and Lab (Tonkoski)
  • EE790 (1 cr) Seminar - Power and Energy (Tonkoski)
  • EE792 (3 cr) Power System Dynamics (Sun)

*This course is also being offered to students from SD School of Mines over the Access Grid

Power Faculty Activities Spring Semester

Tonkoski

  • Students Graduated
    • Pratiksha Tiwari, M.S., Thesis title: Integration of Photovoltaics with Micro-Hydro Power Systems, 2014 – Currently working at Open Access Technology International Inc (OATI), Minneapolis.
  • Currently Supervising:
    • Two PhD students
      • Power Management in Rural PV-Diesel Hybrid Microgrids Considering Stochastic Behavior of PV Generation
      • Voltage Control in LV Rural Feeders with High Penetration of Renewables
    • Ten M.S. EE graduate students
      • Focus Areas:
        • Solar Energy Forecasting for Power Management of Remote Microgrids using Markov Switching Models
        • Fuel Consumption Reduction in PV-Diesel Hybrid Microgrids
        • Operation of Data Center Microgrids as Virtual Power Plants
        • Integration Issues of PV Microhydro Hybrid Microgrids.
    • Two Senior Design Groups
      • Automated Batch Control System (Sponsor: Interstates Inc.)
      • Flyback Transformer Test System (Sponsor: Wurth Electronics/Midcom Inc.)
  • Papers Presented/Accepted
    • Chalise, S., Tonkoski, R., Day Ahead Schedule of Remote Microgrids with Renewable Energy Sources Considering Battery Lifetime. In: IEEE/IAS International Conference on Industry Applications (INDUSCON 2014), Juiz de Fora, 2014. Best paper award in smart grid track.
    • Tamrakar, U., Tamrakar, I.T., Galipeau, D., Tonkoski, R., Load Management for Grid-Connection of Household Photovoltaic Systems without Net-Metering. International Journal on Energy Conversion (IRECON). (Accepted for publication).
    • Tamrakar, U., Tamrakar, I.T., Galipeau, D., Tonkoski, R., Improving Transient Stability of Photovoltaic-Hydro Microgrids Using Virtual Synchronous Machines. In: IEEE POWERTECH 2015, Eindhoven. (Accepted for publication).
    • Chalise, S., Golshani, A., Awasthi, S., Ma, S., Shrestha, B., Bajracharya, L., Sun, W., Tonkoski, R., Data Center Energy Systems: Current Technology and Future Direction to the PESGM2015 Submission Site. In: IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting 2015 (IEEE PES GM 2015), Denver, 2015. (Accepted for publication) .
  • Invited Lectures
    • Renewable Energy Systems Integration and Microgrids at South Dakota State University. Local: NREL. September 30, 2014.
    • Renewable Energy Integration Challenges. Local: PUCRS. December 17, 2014.
  • Served on the EE Scholarship Program Committee
  • Served on the EE UG Curriculum Committee
  • Served on the CPSS 2014 Conference Planning Committee

Sun

  • Students Graduated
    • Damber Chaudhary, M.S., Thesis Title: Chance-Constraint Real-Time Volt/Var Optimization Using Simulated Annealing, 2015 – Currently looking for a job
    • Nemica Kadel, M.S., Thesis Title: Accelerating Load Pickup Using Storage Systems in Power System Restoration, 2015 – Currently working at Burns & McDonnell
  • Currently Supervising:
    • One PhD EE graduate student
      • Harnessing Renewables in Power System Restoration
    • Four MS EE graduate students
      • Microgrid self-healing strategy
      • Using PHEVs in distribution system restoration
      • Demand response of data centers
      • Cyber-physical security in power system restoration
    • One Senior EE student (will join SDSU M.S. program and work with me)
      • Communication-assisted protection in microgrid
    • One Senior Design Group
      • Design of Relay-based Portection Scheme for Wind Farm Generator Installations
  • Papers Accepted:
    • IEEE PES GM 2015 (Denver, CO) Title: Chanced-Constrained Real-Time Volt/Var Optimization Using Simulated Annealing
    • IEEE PES GM 2015 (Denver, CO) Title: Data Center Energy Systems: Current Technology and Future Direction
    • EEE Power System Conference (Clemson University), Title: Optimal PMU Placement for Power System Restoration
    • EEE Power System Conference (Clemson University), Title: Voltage Regulation for Energy Conservation: A Utility Case Study
    • Presentations and Talks
    • Presentation, “Renewable Energy Systems Integration and Microgrids at South Dakota State University,” National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
    • Invited talk, “An Intelligent Restoration System for a Self-healing Smart Grid,” Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida.
    • Panel Presentation, “An Intelligent Restoration System for a Self-healing Smart Grid,” Power System Conference, Clemson University.
    • Paper Presentation, “Voltage Regulation for Energy Conservation: A Utility Case Study,” Power System Conference, Clemson University.
  • Lead the Task Force of “Restoration from Cascading Failures” in IEEE Working Group: Understanding, Prediction, Mitigation and Restoration of Cascading Failures
  • Promoted IEEE PES Scholarship, CPSS and power program to SDSU undergraduate students
  • Served on the CPSS Special Project Committee
  • Served as the EE Faculty Search Committee Chair
  • Served in SDSU COE Faculty Advisory Council

Scholarship Activity – Power Company Sponsored Scholarships – 2015 - 2016

The EE Program will award approximately $40,000 in scholarships. Of this total, approximately 60% are a direct result of the power community sponsorship.

Status of Power Students

Graduatepdas Ute (Graduating in Spring 2015)

Student and Place of Employment
Jake Buckmiller*
TSP (Sioux Falls)


Chad Egeberg*
NorthWestern Energy (Huron)


Brendan Metzger*
Grad School, USD


Jungseok (Jason) Hong *†
Grad School, SDSU


Travis Rennich
Grad School


Connor Schuler
Actively seeking


Sean Dunn*
Actively seeking


Eric Rajchel
Vantage Point (Mitchell)


Kody Pataky
AE2S (Sioux Falls)


Jeremy Peterson
Sparton (Watertown)


Spencer Hanson
Banner Engineering (Minneapolis)


Eleven students are scheduled to graduate spring 2015, of which 6 are power students
* Power Graduates
† CPSS Scholarship

Students Interested in Career in the Power Industry (Based on Survey Conducted in March)


Student, Expected Graduation and Summer Place of Employment
Tyler Fletcher+
Spring 2016
Missouri River Energy Services


Mitchell Young +
Spring 2016
Actively looking for Internship


Evan Laursen +
Spring 2016
Actively looking for Internship


Jeremy Laird
Spring 2016
Actively looking for Internship


Chase Heiden
Spring 2016
MidAmerican Energy


Daniel Johnson
Spring 2016
Sanford Underground Research Facility


Lucas Morrow
Spring 2016
Gavins Point Dam


Laura Mokryzycki
Spring 2016
Daktronics


Ryan Douglas Ode
Spring 2016    


Navid Mohammad Imran
Spring 2016
Summer Research, Dr. Qi Hua Fan


Logan Janssen
Spring 2016
Summer Research, Dr. Qi Hua Fan


Andrew Hora+
Spring 2017
East River Electric, Madison SD


Tyler Robertson
Spring 2017
Actively looking for Internship


Grant Rasmussen
Spring 2017
Thompsen Electric


Bradley Penney
Spring 2017
Actively looking for Internship


Willem Hoffman
Spring 2017    

Hendy Syahril
Spring 2017    


Elliot Hunter Sammons
Spring 2017    


Thien Nguyen
Spring 2017    


Mohammad B
Spring 2017    


Jordan Peters
Spring 2017    


Logan Hof
Spring 2017    


Jordan Lamb
Spring 2017
Raven Industries


Tyler Hoffman
Spring 2017    


Samantha Mcbrayer
Spring 2017
Interstates Electric


Jonathan DeNoon
Spring 2018    


Mohamed Nassedin
Spring 2018    


Mathew DeNoon
Spring 2018    


Jacob Archie Gubbard
Spring 2018    


Adam Harms
Spring 2018    


Brian Turner
Spring 2018    


Cole Donahue
Spring 2018    


Sanmati Jain
Spring 2018  

 
Heather Ahlgrim
Spring 2018    


Addebanio Olywanifeni
Spring 2018  

 
Jacob Nomeland
Spring 2018    


Andrew Hddelrant
Spring 2018    


Reece Miller
Spring 2018    


Hareh Dubey
Spring 2018  

 
Collin Bruns
Spring 2018    


Timothy Noble
Spring 2018  

 
Lin Zeng
Spring 2018  

 
MD Monjur Elahi Nahid
Spring 2018    


Naif Bardan
Spring 2018  

 
Saeed Almesari
Spring 2018    


Justin Hofland
Spring 2018    


Nicholas John Debates
Spring 2018  

 
Abderrahman Dason
Spring 2018

    
Trevor Rombough
Spring 2018  

 
Alex Bolme
Spring 2018  

 
Spencer Riddle
Spring 2018    


+ IEEE PES Scholarship Recipient

Summer Power and/or CPSS Activity

Hietpas

  • Prepare for 2015 Fall Meeting
  • Serve on IEEE-PES Scholarship Committee, Region 4
  • Recruit more associate members to the CPSS
  • Go on a much-needed weeklong backpacking trip in the Big Horns of Wyoming

Tonkoski

  • Graduate two MS EE Students and 1 PhD.
  • Identify industry partners/collaborators for research proposals
  • Write proposals to obtain funding from external agencies
  • Attend IEEE Powertech, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • Attend IEEE PES GM 2015 in Denver, MD
  • EE438 – Power Technology Tour

Sun

  • Graduate on MS EE Student
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate students’ research
  • Identify industry partners/collaborators for research proposals
  • Write proposals to obtain funding from external agencies
  • Attend IEEE PES GM 2015 to chair one panel and give two panel presentations
  • Serve the CPSS Special Project Committee

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Steven M. Hietpas, Ph.D., P.E.
Coordinator, Center for Power Systems Studies
Head of EE and CS Dept.
Professor of Electrical Engineering