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CPSS Coordinator's Report - Spring 2016

Center for Power Systems Studies - Spring Meeting
COORDINATOR'S REPORT
April 21, 2016

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’ 48th 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 2016

  • EE447 (3 cr) Advanced Power Systems, 8 students (School of Mines Faculty)
  • EE315 (3 cr) Linear Controls, 29 students (Hietpas)
  • EE-224L (1 cr) EE Software Tools Lab, 29 students (Tonkoski/Mettler)
  • EE790 (1 cr) Seminar - Power and Energy (Tonkoski)

Fall 2016

  • EE434/L (3+1 cr) Power Systems/Lab*, (Ni)
  • EE733/L (3+1 cr) Advanced Power System Analysis and Lab (Hansen)
  • EE731/L (3+1 cr) Advanced Power Electronics and Lab, (Tonkoski)
  • EE790 (1 cr) Seminar - Power and Energy (Tonkoski)

            * This course is also being offered to students from SD School of Mines
Spring 2017 (tentative)

  • EE447 (3 cr) Advanced Power Systems (School of Mines Faculty)
  • EE751/L (3+1 cr) Linear System Theory (Ni)
  • EE732/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)

Power Faculty Activities Spring Semester

Tonkoski

Students Graduated

  • Santosh Chalise, Ph.D., Thesis title: Power Management of Remote Microgrids Considering Battery Lifetime, 2016 – Currently working at Open Access Technology International Inc (OATI), Minneapolis.

Currently Supervising

  • Two PhD students
    • Coordination of Virtual Inertia in Microgrids
    • Developing Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems for Low Voltage Distribution Systems

Nine MS 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.

One Senior Design Group

  • Electric Vehicle Photovoltaic Charging Station (Sponsor: CPSS)

Invited talk on Microgrid Stability and Modeling at IEEE PES GM Panel Session to be held in Boston on July 2016. Served as advisor of the IEEE Student Branch
Served on the EE Scholarship Program Committee
Served on the EE UG Curriculum Committee
Served on the CPSS 2016 Conference Planning Committee

Hansen

Currently supervising

  • Four MS EE graduate students, 1 PhD student
    • Focus Areas:
    • Demand response algorithms and markets
    • Data center virtual power plant management
    • Spatio-temporal stochasticity in electric vehicles for ancillary services
    • Use of solid-state transformers for renewable energy integration

Invited talk on cyber-physical-social systems in power at the IEEE PES GM 2016
Served on the CPSS 2016 Conference Planning Committee

Ni

Current Supervising

  • Seven MS EE graduate students
    • Focus areas:
      • Power grid security and cyber-physical system
      • Adaptive control for Synchronous Machine
    • Energy storage system in microgrid and smart home
    • Islanded microgrid control and operation

General Chair for IEEE CIS winter school, Washington D.C. in Feb. 2016.
Lead special session organizer for "Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning for Power Grid Security", in IEEE WCCI/IJCNN, Vancouver, Canada, Jul. 2016.
Technical program committee member for IEEE WCCI/IJCNN, Vancouver, Canada, Jul. 2016.
Technical program committee member for IEEE SSCI-ADPRL, Athens, Greece, Dec. 2016.
Served on the EE graduate faculty committee
Served on the CPSS 2016 Conference planning committee

Publications

1.    CHALISE, S.; ATIA, H.R.; POUDEL, B.; TONKOSKI, R., "Impact of Active Power Curtailment of Wind Turbines Connected to Residential Feeders for Overvoltage Prevention," in IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol.7, no.2, pp.471-479, 2016.
2.    T. M. HANSEN, R. KADAVIL, B. PALMINTIER, S. SURYANARAYANAN, A. A. MACIEJEWSKI, H. JAY SIEGEL, E. K. P. CHONG, AND E. HALE, “Enabling Smart Grid Co-Simulation Studies,” IEEE Electrification, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 25–32, Mar. 2016.
3.    Z. Ni, Y. Tang, X. Sui, H. He and J. Wen, “An Adaptive Neuro-Control Approach for Multi-machine Power Systems,” International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 75, pp. 108-116, Feb. 2016.
4.    NEPAL, S.; SHAKYA, A.; FOURNEY, R.; STERNHAGEN, J.; TONKOSKI, R. "Development of Real-time Control of Commercial Off-The-Shelf Inverter/Charger for Energy Management of Microgrids," Accepted for presentation at the IEEE PES General Meeting 2016, Boston, 2016.
5.    BAJRACHARYA, L.; AWASTHI, S.; CHALISE, S.; HANSEN, T.; R. TONKOSKI, " Economic Analysis of a Data Center Virtual Power Plant Participating in Demand Response," Accepted for presentation at the IEEE PES General Meeting 2016, Boston, 2016
6.    SHRESTHA, B.; HANSEN, T.; R. TONKOSKI, "Reliability Analysis of 380 V DC Distribution in Data Centers," Submitted for presentation at the IEEE ISGT 2016, Minneapolis, 2016
7.    SHRESTHA, D.; TAMRAKAR, U.; MALLA, N.; NI, Z.; TONKOSKI, R. "Supplementary Adaptive Dynamic Programming Controller to Improve Performance of Current Controller for Distributed Power Generation Systems," Submitted for presentation at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE) Milwaukee, WI, 2016.
8.    SHAKYA, A.; MICHAEL, S.; SAUNDERS, C.; ARMSTRONG, D.; PANDEY, P.; CHALISE, S.; TONKOSKI, R., " Using Markov Switching Model for Solar Irradiance Forecasting in Remote Microgrids," Submitted for presentation at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE) Milwaukee, WI, 2016.
9.    ULLAH, M. H.; CHALISE, S.;TONKOSKI, R.; “Feasibility Study of Energy Storage Technologies for Remote Microgrid’s Energy Management Systems”, Accepted for presentation at the IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM), 2016.
10.    ATIA, H.; SHAKYA, A.; TANDUKAR, P.; TAMRAKAR, U.; HANSEN, T.; TONKOSKI, R. " Efficiency Analysis of AC Coupled and DC Coupled Microgrids Considering Load Profile Variations," Accepted for presentation at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (IEEE EIT), Grand Forks, 2016.
11.    TAMRAKAR, U.; LAURSEN, E.; MAHARJAN, M.; TONKOSKI, R. " Modeling of Photobioreactors for Remote Microgrids," Submitted for presentation at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (IEEE EIT), Grand Forks, 2016.
12.    SHRESTHA, D.; TAMRAKAR, U.; Ni, Z.; TONKOSKI, R. " Reduction of Energy Consumption in Virtual Synchronous Machine Using Supplementary Adaptive Dynamic Programming," Accepted for presentation at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (IEEE EIT), Grand Forks, 2016.
13.    TAMRAKAR, U.; TONKOSKI, R.; NI, Z.; HANSEN, T.; TAMRAKAR, I. " Current Control Techniques for Applications in Virtual Synchronous Machines," in 6th IEEE International Conference on Power Systems (IEEE ICPS), New Delhi, March 4-6, 2016.
14.    B. PALMINTIER, E. HALE, T. M. HANSEN, BRI-MATHIAS HODGE, AND KYRI BAKER, “Experiences Integrating Transmission and Distribution Simulations for DERs with the Integrated Grid Modeling System (IGMS),” in 19th IEEE Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC) 2016, Genoa, Italy, 7 pages, June 2016, Accepted.
15.    R. KAVADIL, T. M. HANSEN, AND S. SURYANARAYANAN, “An Algorithmic Approach for Creating Diverse Stochastic Feeder Datasets for Power Systems Co-Simulations,” in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2016, Boston, MA, 5 pages, July 2016, Accepted.
16.    S. SHRESTHA AND T. M. HANSEN, “Spatial-Temporal Stochasticity of Electric Vehicles in an Integrated Traffic and Power System,” 2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT’16), 6 pp, Accepted.
17.    S. POUDEL, Z. NI AND W. SUN, “Electrical Distance Approach for Searching Vulnerable Branches During Contingencies”, Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (under review).
18.    N. MALLA, D. SHRESTHA, Z. NI AND R. TONKOSKI, "Supplementary Control for Virtual Synchronous Machine based on Adaptive Dynamic Programming," in Proc. of IEEE Intl. Joint Conf. of Neural Networks (IJCNN'16), Vancouver, Canada, pp. 1-8, Jul. 24-29, 2016.
19.    S. POUDEL, Z. NI, X. ZHONG AND H. HE, "Comparative Studies of Power Grid Security with Network Connectivity and Power Flow Information Using Unsupervised Learning," in Proc. of IEEE Intl. Joint Conf. of Neural Networks (IJCNN'16), Vancouver, Canada, pp. 1-8, Jul. 24-29, 2016.
20.    X. ZHONG, Z. NI, AND H. HE, "Convergence Analysis of GrDHP-based Optimal Control for Discrete-time Nonlinear System," in Proc. of IEEE Intl. Joint Conf. of Neural Networks (IJCNN'16), Vancouver, Canada, pp. 1-8, Jul. 24-29, 2016.
21.    LEKHNATH KAFLE, Z. NI, AND R. TONKOSKI, “Frequency Control of isolated Micro-grid Using a Droop Control Approach," 2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, Grand Forks, ND, USA, May 19-21, 2016. Accepted.
22.    A. DAS, Z. NI, AND T.  HANSEN, “Optimal Operation of Energy Storage System: Case Studies in Deterministic and Stochastic Environments," 2016 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), Minneapolis, MN, September 6-9, 2016. Under review.
23.    S. POUDEL, Z. NI, T. HANSEN AND R. TONKOSKI, “Cascading Failures and Transient Stability Experiment Analysis in Power Grid Security," 2016 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), Minneapolis, MN, September 6-9, 2016. Under review.

Scholarship Activity – Power Company Sponsored Scholarships – 2016--2017

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

Power Students

Please see separate report: CPSS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT REPORT

Summer Power and/or CPSS Activity

Hietpas
  • Prepare for 2016 Fall Meeting and 2016 Regional Power Conference
  • Serve on IEEE-PES Scholarship Committee, Region 4
  • Member of campaign for Wanda Reder, who is running for President of IEEE.
Tonkoski
  • Graduate four MS EE Students.
  • Identify industry partners/collaborators for research proposals
  • Write proposals to obtain funding from external agencies
  • Attend IEEE IET 2016, Grand Forks.
  • Attend IEEE SPEEDAM 2016, Italy.
  • Attend IEEE PES GM 2016, Boston.
  • Attend IEEE ISGT 2016, Minneapolis.
  • Attend IEEE ECCE 2016, Milwaukee.
  • Serve the EE Scholarship Program Committee
  • Serve the CPSS 2016 Conference Planning Committee
Hansen
  • Graduate twp MS EE Students
  • Write proposals to obtain funding from national agencies
  • Attend IEEE EIT 2016, Grand Forks, ND
  • Attend IEEE IPDPS 2016, Chicago, IL
  • Attend IEEE PES GM 2016, Boston, MA
  • Attend IEEE ISGT 2016, Minneapolis, MA
  • Attend IEEE ECCE 2016, Milwaukee
  • Serve the CPSS 2016 Conference planning committee
Ni
  • Graduate two MS EE Students
  • Write proposals to obtain funding from national agencies
  • Attend IEEE EIT 2016, Grand Forks, ND
  • Attend IEEE ACC 2016, Boston, MA
  • Attend IEEE PES GM 2016, Boston, MA
  • Attend IEEE ISGT 2016, Minneapolis, MA
  • Serve the CPSS 2016 Conference planning 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