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CPSS Coordinator's Report - Spring 2020

Center for Power Systems Studies - Spring Meeting
COORDINATOR'S REPORT
April 16, 2020

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’ 52nd 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 2020

  • EE216/L (3+1 cr) Linear Circuits, 30 students (Hietpas)
  • EE222/L (3+1 cr) Energy Conversion, 25 students (Hietpas)
  • EE315 (3 cr) Linear Controls, 23 students (Hietpas)
    • Supervising Honors Project
  • EE491 (1 cr) Independent Study – Carbon Neutral Power Systems, 7 students (Hansen)
    • Course offered to ensure power students have enough power system elective credits.
  • EE492 (3 cr) Advanced Power Systems Analysis*, 10 students (Adjunct: Dan Coomes, East River Electric Coop)
  • EE790 (1 cr) Seminar - Power and Energy, 1 student (Tonkoski)
    • Dr. Tonkoski is on sabbatical at Sandia National Laboratories for Spring 2020, this course was limited enrollment and offered remotely for students needing to graduate.

* This course is also being offered to students from SD School of Mines

Summer 2020

  • No summer courses offered

Fall 2020

  • EE218/L (3+1 cr) Linear Circuits II (Hietpas)
  • EE316 (3 cr) Signals and Systems I (Hietpas)
  • EE420/L (3+1 cr) Electronics III (Hietpas)
  • EE434/L (3+1 cr) Power Systems/Lab* (TBD)
  • EE731/L (4+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 2021 (tentative)

  • EE216/L (3+1 cr) Linear Circuits, 30 students (Hietpas)
  • EE222/L (3+1 cr) Energy Conversion, 25 students (Hietpas)
  • EE315 (3 cr) Linear Controls, 23 students (Hietpas)
  • 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

See Appendix for research group summaries.

  1. Hietpas
    • Currently Supervising
      • Two Senior Design Groups, 6 UG EE students
        • Senior Design Project 1: Phase Detection (CPSS)
        • Senior Design Project 2: Raven Smart Fuse
      • Serving as technical advisor to numerous other senior design projects in the areas of controls, electronics, and motor/drives, drones.
    • Board Member of the SDEC
    • Chair EE Scholarship Committee
    • Chair Bennett Undergraduate Research Fellowship Committee
    • Serve on EE UG Curriculum Committee
  2. Tonkoski
    • Graduate Students:
      • 1 PhD student and 2 MS EE graduate students being supervised.
      • 1 MS and 1 PhD students graduated
          • MS student hired at OATI Minneapolis, MN.
          • Ph.D. student expected to be hired as a post-doc at Sandia National Laboratories (process delayed due to COVID-19).
    • Associate Editor IEEE Access (October/2018- current)
    • Editor IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (October/2018- current)
    • Grants:
      • SDSU PI: “Development and Validation of Models to Assess Dynamic Response of Converter-Dominated Power Systems across Multiple Spatiotemporal Scales,” from United States Department of Energy Office of Science, PI: Reinaldo Tonkoski, Grant No. DE-SC0020281, Sep. 15, 2019 to Sep. 14, 2021, Award: $592,899, SDSU sub-contract of a $3,000,000 award with University of Alaska Fairbanks (lead) and University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez.
      • Co-PI: Battery Energy Storage System-based Virtual Inertia for a Resilient Power Grid, PI: Hansen. $32,105 Sponsored by SDSU Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Research and Economic Development: Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA) Challenge Fund, $32,105, (Aug. 19, 2019 to Aug. 18, 2020).
      • Tonkoski, R. (PI), "DCL:MRI: Acquisition of a Microgrid Cyber-Physical Testbed for Advanced Energy Management Systems, (Supplement)" Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $24,973. (September 15, 2019 - August 31, 2020).
        • Supported Travel to Sandia National Laboratories for Dr. Tonkoski and one PhD student.
      • Tonkoski, R., "Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Voltage Regulation Study," Sponsored by Lea+Elliott, Inc., Private, ~$38,000.00/year. (April, 2020 - TBD).
    • Currently on sabbatical at Sandia National Laboratories for Spring 2020 (Returned to SDSU on March 23 due to COVID-19).
  • Hansen
    • Currently supervising:
      • 3 MS EE graduate students, 1 PhD student
        • Focus Areas:
          • Demand response algorithms and markets
          • Advanced management of power electronic converters for distributed energy resources
          • Coordinated home energy management systems
        • 2 MS and 1 PhD students graduated
          • Two MS students hired at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
          • Ph.D. student hired as a post-doc at Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), transitioning to full-time research engineer at NREL.
      • 1 senior design group related to power systems (4 students)
        • Burns & McDonnell substation design
    • Publications and presentations:
      • 3 published journal articles
      • 3 published conference papers
      • 3 invited talks
    • Awards:
      • National society award: 2019 IEEE-HKN C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award, received “for exceptional engagement of undergraduate students in electrical and computer engineering through pedagogical innovations, classroom technologies and curriculum development.”
      • University award: Inaugural 2020 Graduate of the Last Decade, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI.
    • Grants:
      • Co-PI: “Development and Validation of Models to Assess Dynamic Response of Converter-Dominated Power Systems across Multiple Spatiotemporal Scales,” from United States Department of Energy Office of Science, PI: Reinaldo Tonkoski, Grant No. DE-SC0020281, Sep. 15, 2019 to Sep. 14, 2021, Award: $592,899, SDSU sub-contract of a $3,000,000 award with University of Alaska Fairbanks (lead) and University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez.
      • PI: Battery Energy Storage System-based Virtual Inertia for a Resilient Power Grid, Co-PI: Tonkoski. $32,105 Sponsored by SDSU Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Research and Economic Development: Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA) Challenge Fund, $32,105, (Aug. 19, 2019 to Aug. 18, 2020).
    • Committee:
      • Co-Organizer of Panel Session,“Definition, Planning, and Operations of Resilient Electric Grids,” 2020 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2020), Washington, D.C., Feb. 2020.
      • IEEE PES Power Engineering Education Committee (PEEC) Awards Subcommittee Chair
      • IEEE Region 4 Executive Committee, Chair
      • IEEE HKN Gamma Rho Chapter (SDSU) Faculty Advisor

Scholarship Activity – 2020-2021

  • Total COE Scholarships all students: $444,000
  • Total EE Student Awards: $91,600
    • COE: $11,750
    • EECS: $79,850
      • Power Related: $40,700 (44.4% of EE Student Scholarship Awards)
  • Notable Scholarship Recipients
    • CPSS Scholarship
      • TBD
    • CPSS General Scholarship
      • TBD
    • Wayne E. Knabach Memorial
      • TBD
  1. IEEE PES (2019-2020) Report

School

# of Recipients

University of Missouri – Kansas City 

8

Arizona State University 

6

University of Pittsburgh 

6

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

5

North Carolina State University 

4

South Dakota State University 

4

University of Idaho 

4

University of Washington 

4

City College of New York 

3

Stevens Institute of Technology 

3

Washington State University 

3

Bradley University 

2

Georgia Institute of Technology 

2

Gonzaga University 

2

Iowa State University 

2

Kansas State University 

2

Kettering University 

2

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

2

Michigan Technological University 

2

Mississippi State University 

2

Pennsylvania State University 

2

Rowan University 

2

University of Houston 

2

University of Kentucky 

2

University of Tennessee Chattanooga 

2

University of Wisconsin Madison 

2

University of Wisconsin Platteville 

2

Valparaiso University 

2

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

2

Power Students

  • Stats for this year and coming summer

Year

1st

2nd

3rd

Enrollment

30

26

23

Power

9

11

16

% Power

30%

42%

70%

Summer Internship

3

9

12

  • 18 Graduating Seniors
    • 6 in power (33%)
    • 5 have job lined up
      • Burns and McDonnell, Kansas City
      • Burns and McDonnell, Centenial, CO
      • ECI, Billings
      • Interstates, Sioux Falls
      • Minnesota, Duluth

Summer Activity

  1. Hietpas
    • New Student Orientation
    • Prepare for 2020 Fall Meeting
    • Serve on the CPSS 2020 SoDaRP Conference planning committee
    • Coordinate EE 494 Internship Experience
  2. Tonkoski
    • Complete research tasks associated with DOE, NSF, and SDSU research grants
    • Develop collaborations with Sandia National Laboratories
    • Write proposals to obtain funding from national agencies
    • (Remotely) Attend SPEEDAM 2020, Serrano, Italy
    • Attend IEEE PES GM 2020, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (tentative)
    • Given the current COVID-19 status, travel is restricted and had to cancel multiple speaking events scheduled. 
  3. Hansen
    • Graduate 1 M.S. EE Students, 1 Ph.D. EE Student
    • Complete research tasks associated with DOE, NSF, and SDSU research grants
    • Write proposals to obtain funding from national agencies
    • (Remotely) Attend SPEEDAM 2020, Serrano, Italy
    • Attend IEEE PES GM 2020, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

Respectfully submitted,

Steven M. Hietpas, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, Coordinator, Center for Power Systems Studies