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CPSS Coordinator's Report - Spring 2017

Center for Power Systems Studies - Spring Meeting
COORDINATOR'S REPORT  
April 20, 2017


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’ 49th 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 2017

EE315 (3 cr) Linear Controls, 22 students (Hietpas)
EE436/L EE536/L (3+1 cr) Photovoltaic Systems Engineering and Lab, 30 students (Tonkoski)
EE447 (3 cr) Advanced Power Systems, 8 students (School of Mines Faculty)
EE732/L (3+1 cr) Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Systems and Lab, 4 students (Tonkoski)
EE751 (3 cr.) Linear Systems Theory, 10 students, (Ni)
EE790 (1 cr) Seminar - Power and Energy, 3 students (Tonkoski, Hansen, Ni)

Fall 2017

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, Hansen, Ni)
 * This course is also being offered to students from SD School of Mines

Spring 2018 (tentative)

EE315 (3 cr) Linear Controls, (Ni)
EE447 (3 cr) Advanced Power Systems (School of Mines Faculty*)
EE751/L (3+1 cr) Computational Intelligence (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, Hansen, Ni)
 * This course will not be accepted from SD School of Mines unless faculty assignment is changed from current instructor to new.


Power Faculty Activities Spring Semester

See Appendix for research group summaries and list of publications.

Tonkoski

Two MS Students Graduated

  • Shaili Nepal, MS., Thesis title: Development of Microgrid Test Bed for Testing Energy Management System – Currently working at Siemens, NJ.
  • Dipesh Shrestha, MS., Thesis title: Virtual Inertia Emulation to Improve Dynamic Frequency Stability of Low Inertia Microgrids – Currently looking for job.

Currently Supervising:

  • Two PhD students
    • Coordination of Virtual Inertia in Microgrids
    • Developing Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems for Low Voltage Distribution Systems
  • Two MS EE graduate students
    • Focus Areas:
      • Fuel Consumption Reduction in PV-Diesel Hybrid Microgrids Operation of Data Center Microgrids as Virtual Power Plants
      • Voltage Control in LV Systems with High Penetration of PV.
  • Three Senior Design Groups
  • Voltage Controller (Sponsor: NorthWestern Energy /CPSS)
  • Daktronics Battery Management System (Sponsor: Daktronics) – Co-supervision with Jason Sternhagen
  • EECS Datacenter Power (DCP) ) – Co-supervision with Tim Hansen

Best Paper award at ICIT 2017 - SHRESTHA, D.; TAMRAKAR, U.; NI, Z, TONKOSKI, R.,
“Experimental Verification of Virtual Inertia in Diesel General based Microgrids,” in 18th IEEE
International Conference on Industrial Technology, Toronto, 2017.

Session chair: “Advanced Power Electronics for Power Quality in Distributed Systems,”
“Renewable Energy Systems,” and “Energy Storage” at the IEEE International Conference on
Industrial Technology 2017, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 2017.

NSF Panel Reviewer
Serving the EE Scholarship Program Committee
Serving the EE UG Curriculum Committee
Serving the IEEE Student Branch
Serving as the IEEE Siouxland Section Chair April 2017-January 2018
Publications:

Hansen

Currently supervising:

  • Three MS EE graduate students, 2 PhD students
  • New Ph.D. student from Brazil
  • Focus Areas:
    • Demand response algorithms and markets
    • Data center virtual power plant management
    • Use of solid-state transformers and smart PV inverters for renewable energy integration and voltage regulation
    • Home energy management systems

Session chair: “Renewable Energy Systems,” IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology 2017, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 2017.
IEEE PES Power Engineering Education Committee (PEEC) Awards Subcommittee Secretary
IEEE Region 4 Executive Committee, Young Professionals Chair

Ni

Current Supervising:

  • Seven MS EE graduate students with 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

Lead organizer: special session "Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning for Smart Power Grid and Sustainable Energy Systems", at IEEE SSCI-ADPRL Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, November 2017
Co-organizer: special session "Novel Distributed Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning Designs for Networked Multi-Agent Systems" at IEEE SSCI-ADPRL Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, November 2017
Served on the EE graduate faculty committee
Served on the EE search committee
Vice Chair, Task Force of ADP and RL in Power and Energy Internets, IEEE, CIS-ADPRL TC
Served on the CPSS 2016 Conference planning committee

Scholarship Activity – Power Company Sponsored Scholarships – 2017 - 2018

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 2017 Fall Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration for the CPSS
Serve on the CPSS 2018 SoDaRP Conference planning committee

Tonkoski

Graduate two MS EE Students.
Identify industry partners/collaborators for research proposals
Write proposals to obtain funding from external agencies
Attend REMOO 2017, Venice, Italy
Attend IEEE PES GM 2017, Chicago, IL
Attend IEEE ECCE 2017, Cincinnati, OH.
Serve the EE Scholarship Program Committee
Serve the EE UG Curriculum Committee
Serve the IEEE Student Branch
Serve the SDSU Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Committee
Serve as the IEEE Siouxland Section Chair April 2017-January 2018
Serve on the CPSS 2018 SoDaRP Conference planning committee

Hansen

Graduate 1 MS EE Student
Write proposals to obtain funding from national agencies
Attend REMOO 2017, Venice, Italy
Attend IEEE PES GM 2017, Chicago, IL
Invited faculty to UTBM, France for Summer 2017 to conduct research on Data Center Demand Response
Serve on the CPSS 2018 SoDaRP Conference planning committee

Ni

Graduate 3 MS EE Students
Write proposals to obtain funding from national agencies
Attend IEEE ISGT 2017, Washington DC
Attend IEEE PESGM 2017, Chicago, IL
Attend IEEE IJCNN 2017, Alaska, AK
Serve on the CPSS 2018 SoDaRP Conference planning committee

 

Respectfully submitted,


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

 

Appendix - Power Group

Power Systems Research Group Summaries

Microgrids: Dr. Tonkoski is working on developing energy management systems for remote microgrids
including novel power dispatching algorithms, load and solar forecasting techniques, frequency stability
through inertia emulation and a microgrid testbed.

Smart Grid Markets and Energy Management Systems: Dr. Hansen joined the program in Fall 2015.
He is working on creating new control algorithms for residential and commercial building energy
management systems, focusing on their market integration and economic benefits.

Smart Grid Security and Adaptive Control Systems: Dr. Ni joined the program in Fall 2015. He is working on smart grid security (e.g., cyber-attack and cascading failure) and new intelligent control approaches for modern cyber-physical systems.

Publications

1. N. MALLA, U. TAMRAKAR, D. SHRESTHA, Z. NI, R. TONKOSKI, “Online Learning Control
for Harmonics Reduction based on Current Controlled Voltage Source Power Inverters,” IEEE/CAA
Journal of Automatica Sinica, accepted 2017, to appear.
2. A. SHAKYA, S. MICHAEL, C. SAUNDERS, D. ARMSTRONG, P. PANDEY, S. CHALISE, R.
TONKOSKI, "Solar Irradiance Forecasting in Remote Microgrids using Markov Switching Model,"
IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, accepted 2016, to appear.
3. M. MAHARJAN, P. TANDUKAR, A. BAJRACHARYA, D. SHRESTHA, U. TAMRAKAR,
TONKOSKI, R., “Wide Bandgap Semiconductor based SEPIC Converter for PV Charger,”
Submitted for IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (ECCE), Cincinnati, Ohio, 2017.
4. U. TAMRAKAR, N. MALLA, D. SHRESTHA, Z. NI, R. TONKOSKI, “Design of Online
Supplementary Adaptive Dynamic Programming for Current Control in Power Electronic Systems,”
Submitted for IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (ECCE), Cincinnati, Ohio, 2017.
5. D. SHRESTHA, U. TAMRAKAR, Z. NI, R. TONKOSKI, “Experimental Verification of Virtual
Inertia in Diesel General based Microgrids,” in 18th IEEE International Conference on Industrial
Technology, Toronto, 2017. Best paper award ICIT 2017.
6. S. POUDEL, Z. NI, N. MALLA, "Real-Time Cyber Physical System Testbed for Power System
Security and Control," International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 90, pp.
124-133, Sept. 2017.
7. S. POUDEL, Z. NI, W. SUN, "Electrical Distance Approach for Searching Vulnerable Branches
During Contingencies," IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid (TSG), In
press, DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2016.2631622.
8. M. MAHARJAN, U. TAMRAKAR, N. MALLA, Z. NI, T. HANSEN, R. TONKOSKI, "Adaptive
Droop-Based Active Power Curtailment Method for Overvoltage Prevention in Low Voltage
Distribution Network," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology
(EIT'17), Lincoln, NE, USA, pp. 1-6, May 14-17, 2017.
9. Z. NI, N. MALLA, X. ZHONG, "Towards Enabling Deep Learning Techniques for Adaptive
Dynamic Programming," in Proc. of IEEE Intl. Joint Conference of Neural Network
(IJCNN), Anchorage, AK, pp. 1-8, May 14-19, 2017.
10. S. PAUL, Z. NI, "Vulnerability Analysis for Simultaneous Attack in Smart Grid Security," in Proc.
of IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Conference, Washington D.C., pp. 1-5,
Apr. 23-26, 2017.
11. T. ROY, A. DAS, Z. NI, "Optimization in Load Scheduling of a Residential Community Using
Dynamic Pricing," in Proc. of IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Conference,
Washington D.C., pp. 1-5, Apr. 23-26, 2017.
12. S. CHALISE, J. STERNHAGEN, T. M. HANSEN, R. TONKOSKI, “Energy Management of
Remote Microgrids Considering Battery Lifetime,” The Electricity Journal, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 1–10,
July 2016.
13. T. M. HANSEN, E. K. P. CHONG, S. SURYANARAYANAN, A. A. MACIEJEWSKI, H. J.
SIEGEL, “A Partially Observable Markov Decision Process Approach to Residential Home Energy
Management,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, accepted 2016, to appear. DOI:
10.1109/TSG.2016.2582701.
14. B. PALMINTIER, E. HALE, T. M. HANSEN, W. JONES, D. BIAGIONI, H. SORENSEN, H. WU,
B. HODGE, “IGMS: An Integrated ISO-to-Appliance Scale Grid Modeling System,” IEEE
Transactions on Smart Grid, special issue on High-Performance Computing Applications for a More
Resilient and Efficient Power Grid, accepted 2016, to appear. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2016.2604239.
15. S. SURYANARAYANAN, R. ROCHE, T. M. HANSEN, eds., Cyber-Physical-Social Systems and
Constructs in Electric Power Engineering, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET),
London, UK, 2016.
16. T. M. HANSEN, R. ROCHE, S. SURYANARAYANAN, A. A. MACIEJEWSKI, H. J. SIEGEL, E.
K. P. CHONG, “Customer modeling and pricing-mechanisms for demand response in smart electric
distribution grids,” in Cyber-Physical-Social Systems and Constructs in Electric Power Engineering
(Siddharth Suryanarayanan, Robin Roche, and Timothy M. Hansen, eds.), ch. 6, pp. 135–160, The
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), London, UK, 2016.
17. S. SURYANARAYANAN, R. ROCHE, T. M. HANSEN, “Introduction to cyber-physical-social
systems and their applications in power systems engineering,” in Cyber-Physical-Social Systems and
Constructs in Electric Power Engineering (Siddharth Suryanarayanan, Robin Roche, and Timothy M.
Hansen, eds.), ch. 1, pp. 3–14, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), London, UK,
2016.
18. S. SHRESTHA, T. M. HANSEN, “Distribution Feeder Impacts of Electric Vehicles Charging in an
Integrated Traffic and Power Network,” in IEEE North American Power Symposium 2016, Denver,
CO, 6 pages, Sep. 2016.
19. V. DURVASULU, T. M. HANSEN, “Classifying Day-Ahead Electricity Markets using Pattern
Recognition for Demand Response,” in IEEE North American Power Symposium 2016, Denver, CO,
6 pages, Sep. 2016.
20. F. A. ELDALI, T. M. HANSEN, S. SURYANARAYANAN, E. K. P. CHONG, “Employing
ARIMA Models to Improve Wind Power Forecasts: A Case Study in ERCOT,” in IEEE North
American Power Symposium 2016, Denver, CO, 6 pages, Sep. 2016.
21. V. DURVASULU, T. M. HANSEN, R. TONKOSKI, “Classification of Generators Participating in
the Bulk-Power Market,” in 18th International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), Toronto,
Ontario, Canada, pp. 575–579, Mar. 2017.
22. M. MAHARJAN, U. TAMRAKAR, S. BAJAGAIN, T. M. HANSEN, R. TONKOSKI, “A Steady-
State Equivalent Model of Solid State Transformers for Voltage Regulation Studies,” in IEEE Power
and Energy Society General Meeting 2017, 5 pages, accepted, to appear.
23. V. DURVASULU, H. SYAHRIL, T. M. HANSEN, “A Genetic Algorithm Approach for Clearing
Aggregator Offers in a Demand Response Exchange,” in IEEE Power and Energy Society General
Meeting 2017, 5 pages, accepted, to appear.
24. S. CHALISE, H.R. ATIA, B. POUDEL, R. TONKOSKI, "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.
25. T. M. HANSEN, R. KADAVIL, B. PALMINTIER, S. SURYANARAYANAN, A. A.
MACIEJEWSKI, H. JAY SIEGEL, E. K. P. CHONG, E. HALE, “Enabling Smart Grid Co-
Simulation Studies,” IEEE Electrification, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 25–32, Mar. 2016.
26. Z. NI, Y. TANG, X. SUI, H. HE, 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.
27. S. NEPAL, A. SHAKYA, R. FOURNEY, J. STERNHAGEN, R. TONKOSKI, "Development of
Real-time Control of Commercial Off-The-Shelf Inverter/Charger for Energy Management of
Microgrids," in IEEE PES General Meeting 2016, Boston, 2016, 5 pp.
28. L. BAJRACHARYA, S. AWASTHI, S. CHALISE, T. M. HANSEN, R. TONKOSKI, "'Economic
Analysis of a Data Center Virtual Power Plant Participating in Demand Response," in IEEE PES
General Meeting 2016, Boston, 2016, 5pp.
29. B. SHRESTHA, T. HANSEN, R. TONKOSKI, "Reliability Analysis of 380 V DC Distribution in
Data Centers," in IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference
(ISGT), Minneapolis,MN, 2016, 5 pp.
30. D. SHRESTHA, U. TAMRAKAR, N. MALLA, Z. NI, R. TONKOSKI, "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.
31. A. SHAKYA, S. MICHAEL, C. SAUNDERS, D. ARMSTRONG, P. PANDEY, S. CHALISE, R.
TONKOSKI, "Using Markov Switching Model for Solar Irradiance Forecasting in Remote
Microgrids," in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE) Milwaukee, WI, 2016, 7 pp.
32. M. H. ULLAH, S. CHALISE, R. TONKOSKI, “Feasibility Study of Energy Storage Technologies
for Remote Microgrid’s Energy Management Systems”, in 23rd International Symposium on Power
Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM), 2016, pp. 689-694.
33. H. ATIA, A. SHAKYA, P. TANDUKAR, U. TAMRAKAR, T. M. HANSEN, R. TONKOSKI,
"Efficiency Analysis of AC Coupled and DC Coupled Microgrids Considering Load Profile
Variations," 2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology (EIT), Grand
Forks, ND, 2016, pp. 0695-0699.
34. U. TAMRAKAR, E. LAURSEN, M. MAHARJAN, R. TONKOSKI, " Modeling of
Photobioreactors for Remote Microgrids," 2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro
Information Technology (EIT), Grand Forks, ND, 2016, pp. 0686-0689.
35. D. SHRESTHA, U. TAMRAKAR, Z. Ni, R. TONKOSKI, "Reduction of Energy Consumption in
Virtual Synchronous Machine Using Supplementary Adaptive Dynamic Programming," 2016 IEEE
International Conference on Electro Information Technology (EIT), Grand Forks, ND, 2016, pp.
0690-0694.
36. U. TAMRAKAR, R. TONKOSKI, Z. NI, T. M. HANSEN, I. TAMRAKAR, "Current Control
Techniques for Applications in Virtual Synchronous Machines," in 6th IEEE International
Conference on Power Systems (IEEE ICPS), New Delhi, 2016, pp. 0695-0699.
37. B. PALMINTIER, E. HALE, T. M. HANSEN, B. HODGE, K. 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.
38. R. KAVADIL, T. M. HANSEN, 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.
39. S. SHRESTHA, 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.
40. N. MALLA, D. SHRESTHA, Z. NI, 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.
41. S. POUDEL, Z. NI, X. ZHONG, 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.
42. X. ZHONG, Z. NI, 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.
43. L. KAFLE, Z. NI, R. TONKOSKI, “Frequency Control of isolated Micro-grid Using a Droop
Control Approach," in IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology (EIT),
Grand Forks, ND, 2016, pp. 0690-0694.
44. A. DAS, Z. NI, T. M. 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.
45. S. POUDEL, Z. NI, T. M. HANSEN, 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.