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CPSS Coordinator's Report - Spring 2018

Center for Power Systems Studies
Spring Meeting
COORDINATOR'S REPORT
April 19, 2018

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’ 50th 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 2018

  • EE222/L (3+1 cr) Circuits and Machines, 29 students (Hietpas)
  • EE315 (3 cr) Linear Controls, 27 students (Ni)
  • EE436/L EE536/L (3+1 cr) Photovoltaic Systems Engineering and Lab, 15 students (Tonkoski)
  • EE492 (3 cr) Advanced Power Systems Analysis, 16 students (Hansen)
  • EE792(3 cr) Computational Intelligence, 11 students (Ni)
  • EE790 (1 cr) Seminar - Power and Energy, 3 students (Hansen, Ni)

Fall 2018

  • EE101L (1 cr) 3 Sections, Intro to EE (Hietpas)
  • EE420/L (3+1 cr) Electronics III (Hietpas)
  • EE434/L (3+1 cr) Power Systems/Lab* (Ni)
  • 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 2019 (tentative)

  • EE222/L (3+1 cr) Circuits and Machines (Hietpas)
  • EE315 (3 cr) Linear Controls, (Hietpas)
  • EE492 (3 cr) Advanced Power Systems Analysis (Hansen)
  • EE792/L (3+1 cr) Computational Intelligence (Ni)
  • EE751 (3 cr) Linear Systems Theory (Ni)
  • EE436/L EE536/L (3+1 cr) Photovoltaic Systems Engineering and Lab (Tonkoski)
  • EE790 (1 cr) Seminar - Power and Energy (Tonkoski, Hansen, Ni)

Power Faculty Activities Spring Semester

See Appendix for research group summaries.
New NSF MRI Grant:

Tonkoski

Currently Supervising:

  •  Two PhD students
    • Coordination of Virtual Inertia in Microgrids
      • Developing Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems for Low Voltage Distribution Systems
  • Three MS EE graduate students
    • Focus Areas:
      • Energy Forecasting
      • Voltage Control and Frequency in Systems with High Penetration of PV
      • Modeling and Control for an Agricultural Sprayer Boom System (Partnership with Raven Industries)
  • One UG EE student
    • Focus Area:
    • Virtual Inertia in Microgrids

Consultant on integration of the Honolulu Rail Transit System in HECO Grid (Lea+Elliot Consultants)

Publications and presentations

  • 2 published journal articles
  • 3 published conference papers
  • 2 accepted conference manuscripts
  • 3 invited talks 

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-December 2018

 Hansen

Currently supervising

  • 3 MS EE graduate students, 2 PhD students
    • New Ph.D. student from India coming in Fall 2018 (to be 3 Ph.D. students)
    • Focus Areas:
      • Demand response algorithms and markets
      • Use of solid-state transformers and smart PV inverters for renewable energy integration and voltage regulation
      • Home energy management systems
  • Three undergraduate students
    • Best Engineering Poster, SDSU Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day (URSCAD) 2018
      • Best use of library resources in research, URSCAD 2018

Best honors poster, URSCAD 2018

Publications and presentations:

  • 1 published journal article (IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid)
  • 4 published conference papers
  • 2 accepted conference manuscripts
  • 5 invited talks (including one plenary panel at an international conference)

Best paper award: “Metrics-Based Assessment of Sustainability in Demand Response,” in 15th IEEE International Conference on Smart City, Dec. 2017

Program Committee

  • IEEE International Conference on High-Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC'18)
  • HPCC'17
  • 15th IEEE International Conference on Smart City (SmartCity 2017)

IEEE PES Power Engineering Education Committee (PEEC) Awards Subcommittee Co-chair

IEEE Region 4 Executive Committee, Young Professionals Chair

IEEE HKN Faculty Advisor

Referee

  • IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
  • IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Applied Energy

Ni

Current Supervising

  • Two PhD students and 4 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
  • Two undergraduate students
    • Won Best Showcase of Advancement in Technology at Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day (URSCAD).

New grant from SDBOR Competitive Research Grant, $80,000

Associate Editor on IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine

Guest Editor, IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications. Special Issue on: Cyber Physical Power Systems: Advanced Intelligent Technologies and Applications, 2018.

Lead organizer: special session "Computational Intelligence for Smart Grids Security and Cyber-Physical Power Systems Security", at IEEE WCCI/IJCNN, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July, 2018

Served on the EE graduate faculty committee

Vice Chair, Task Force of ADP and RL in Power and Energy Internets, IEEE, CIS-ADPRL TC

Scholarship Activity – Power Company Sponsored Scholarships – 2018 - 2019

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 one MS EE Students.
  • Identify industry partners/collaborators for research proposals
  • Write proposals to obtain funding from external agencies
  • Attend SPEEDAM 2018, Amalfi, Italy
  • Attend IEEE PES GM 2018, Portland, OR
  • Attend IEEE ECCE 2018 Portland, OR
  • Serve the EE Scholarship Program Committee
  • Serve the EE UG Curriculum Committee
  • Serve the IEEE Student Branch
  • Serve as co-chair of 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
  • Serve as the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative Reviewer

Hansen

  • Graduate two M.S. EE Students
  • Write proposals to obtain funding from national agencies
  • Attend IEEE PES GM 2018, Portland, OR
  • Serve on the CPSS 2018 SoDaRP Conference planning committee

Ni

  • Graduate two MS EE Students
  • Write proposals to obtain funding from national agencies
  • Attend IEEE PESGM 2018, Portland, OR
  • Attend IEEE WCCI 2018, Brazil
  • 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 microgrids including novel power dispatching algorithms, load and solar forecasting techniques, voltage control methods for grid integration of renewables and large loads, frequency stability through inertia emulation and a microgrid testbed. This summer the Microgrid lab will receive an upgrade in the power hardware-in-the-loop infrastructure through the acquisition of a new real time digital simulator. The system will be available to the group in June 2018.

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 is working on smart grid security (e.g., cyber-attack and cascading failure), smart home energy optimization and new intelligent control approaches for modern cyber-physical systems.