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Tutorials - Monday OCTOBER 5th, 2015


T1A-T2A: "Evolución de los Sistemas de Control en el marco de las Smart Grids"


Renato Cespedes,RCGSAS Consulting Group, Colombia

Este tutorial presenta un enfoque sobre la evolución de los sistemas de control de redes eléctricas para atender los nuevos retos de las Smart Grids con sus componentes de integración de generación con base en recursos renovables, generación distribuida, nuevos sensores, gestión de activos, etc. Se hace una presentación de las arquitecturas que se deben implementar para poder dar un soporte a las diferentes funciones de Smart Grids de manera que se desarrolle un sistema integrado tanto en comunicaciones como en la parte informática y se presentan enfoques de futuro hacia donde se centra el desarrollo con base en nuevas tecnologías. Se discuten los elementos tecnológicos que soportan los sistemas SCADA/EMS/DMS para tratar en detalle los principales componentes de sistemas de supervisión y control de la distribución. Se discuten aplicaciones orientadas a la distribución donde se obtienen mayores beneficios y se discuten algunos ejemplos de implementación.

Dr. Céspedes has extensive experience in the areas of strategic assessment of power system operations and the supporting technologies, regulations, procedures and tools that help governmental institutions and utilities to develop, operate and maintain more reliable and efficient, power systems, in the analysis and related operation issues of power systems, Smart Grid concepts and automation systems with SCADA/energy management systems (EMS) including associated communication systems, distribution management system (DMS) functions, Metering Systems, IT system integration and power system planning as a Consultant or as Project Manager or Project Engineer for systems implementation for several projects in the United States, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Poland, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Togo and Benin (Africa), Thailand, Vietnam, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile, Uruguay, etc.. He has lectured at universities in Colombia on power system analysis, optimization, and control theory. Dr. Céspedes is a Senior Member of IEEE, has published numerous technical papers, and is conversant in Spanish, English, French, and German. Dr. Céspedes has served as Consultant and Expert for various projects financed by the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Latin America Organization for Energy (OLADE).


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T1B: "Evolution of EMS Control Centers - Managing the future Smart Grid PMU Synchrophasor Measurements at Control Centers"


Jay Giri, Alstom Grid, USA

Energy Management Systems (EMS) have been deployed for decades at utility control centers to monitor and manage the electricity grid in real-time. Today these EMS capabilities are poised to be enhanced quite dramatically with growth of synchrophasor PMU measurements.

This tutorial will describe: The history and evolution of the EMS from its digital genesis in the 1970's. The primary functions of a modern EMS. Emerging new industry drivers. Emerging new technology trends. Impact of growth of microgrids, renewables and distributed generation on the EMS. Growth of Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) and synchrophasor measurements worldwide. Wide Area Monitoring (WAMS). Situational Awareness tools. The EMS for the future grid. Integration of synchrophasor PMU data. Monitoring grid dynamics. Island detection and restoration tools. Big Data Analysis. Fast forensic analysis. Training for grid dynamics. Advanced visualization tools. Providing grid operators with "actionable information" for prompt decision-making. Practical examples of utilities where such advanced tools are deployed. Concluding thoughts on the challenges and opportunities to manage the future grid .

Jay is Director of Power Systems Technology and Strategic Initiatives at Alstom Grid's NMS business in Redmond, Washington. He leads a team of power system engineers who deliver market applications and synchrophasor/phasor measurement unit (PMU) applications to control centers. He is a liaison for university research activities and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington. In 1978, Jay and 11 other engineers co-founded Energy System Computer Applications (ESCA). In 2010, ESCA became part of Alstom Grid (then Cegelec). Jay designed and implemented the original software for the ESCA automatic generation control (AGC) and dispatcher training simulator (DTS) power system simulation functions. Alstom DTS is one of the predominant simulators used by control centers worldwide. He has a PhD from Clarkson University in New York and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. In 2002, he was elected IEEE Fellow, is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Governing Board. He is an Alstom Grid Senior Fellow.


T1C: "Standards, RFC and protocols for Smart Grid"


Ing. Gustavo Giannattasio, IEEE Smart Cities Committee

The tutorial deals with actual standards and requests for comments that made possible the development of Communications for Smart Grid application Will cover IEEE as well as IETF Relevant Communications standards at medium difficulty level. Will also explore technology trends and security recommendations for a safe Smart Grid Deployment.
Prerequisite : basic understanding of Communications protocols.

Ing. Gustavo Giannattasio is graduated as Electrical engineer with Telecom specialization at UDELAR University Uruguay with Post Degree in Electronic design engineering at Philips International Institute Eindhoven Holland, MBA with honors at UCUDAL , Holds a PMP certifications provided by the Project Management Institute USA. Professor of Routing and switching at ORT University Uruguay. Former Director of IEEE Latinamerica Ragion, Past Beard member of Engineering Management Council appointed by the Communications Society COMSOC.


T2B: "Volt-VAR Control to Peak Load Relief and Energy Efficiency in Distribution Smart Grids"


Antonio Padilha Feltrin, Universidade Estadual Paulista - campus de Ilha Solteira Contact, Sao Paulo, Brazil, padilha[Q]dee.feis.unesp.br

Darwin Alexis Quijano Rodezno, Universidade Estadual Paulista - campus de Ilha Solteira, Sao Paulo, Brazil, alexisqr[Q]yahoo.es


The approach called Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) can be defined as being the practice of controlling the voltage levels on the network in order to promote a reduction in energy demand, considering that loads in the medium voltage (MV) networks are predominantly voltage dependent. It can be considered a form of demand management, especially in networks with a strong presence of residential and commercial customers.

In this tutorial, we will address concepts of CVR and IVCC settings and present load models in order to better represent the loads in MV networks. Then will be presented and discussed several cases of CVR application performed by different distribution companies in the world. Concluding, case studies will be shown with the presence of OLTC, AVRs, capacitors and distributed generators. Special highlights will be emphasized for models and forms of voltage control in distributed generators. The CVR applications will allow us to describe the positive economic and technical benefits showing significant values of energy savings for a typical day of operation, and peak load relief important in both distribution and the transmission system. Additionally, these advantages are obtained while maintaining the supply voltage quality for all consumers. Other important gains can be noted in reduction of power losses and the maintenance of the power factor within the specified range.

Antonio Padilha Feltrin possui graduação em Engenharia Elétrica pela Universidade Federal de Itajubá (1980), mestrado em Engenharia Elétrica pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1986), doutorado em Engenharia Elétrica pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1991) e pós doutorado na University of Wisconsin-Madison EUA (1997). Atualmente é professor titular da Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Unesp - Ilha Solteira. Revisor dos periódicos: - IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, - IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, - IET Proceedings. Generation, Transmission & Distribution, - Revista IEEE América Latina , - Revista da SBA - International Journal of Energy Technology and policy, - IEEE Power Engineering Society Letters e - IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. Membro do comitê editorial da Revista IEEE América Latina. Consultor Ad-Hoc da FAPESP, CNPq, Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation (EUA) e Fondecyt (Chile). Atuou como presidente da comissão organizadora do XVIII Congresso Brasileiro de Automática, que aconteceu em set. 2010. Tem experiência na área de Engenharia Elétrica, com ênfase em Sistemas Elétricos de Potência, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: sistemas de distribuição de energia elétrica, fluxo de potência, dinâmica de sistemas elétricos, estabilidade transitória e planejamento de sistemas elétricos.

Darwin Alexis Quijano Rodezno possui graduação em Engenharia Elétrica pela Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras - UNAH - (2008). Possui Mestrado em Engenharia Elétrica pela Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho - UNESP - Campus de Ilha Solteira. Atualmente é estudante de doutorado pela Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho - UNESP - Campus de Ilha Solteira. Tem experiência na área de Engenharia Elétrica com ênfase em Sistemas Elétricos de Potência.


T2C: "Transformers for Renewable Energy Applications"


Álvaro Carlos Portillo Laurino, Power Transformers Senior Engineer Consultant, Uruguay-Brazil.

The increasing use of renewable energy has created new requirements and challenges in the design of transformers. The transformers used in installations of wind or solar energy have installation and operating characteristics that strongly affect its design. The presentation will cover these special design and operating aspects of these transformers. The presentation is aimed at professionals working in utilities and are responsible for the specification, design review, acquisition, operation and maintenance of transformers for renewable energy applications.

Álvaro Portillo (M'84-SM'01) was born in Uruguay in 1954. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Uruguayan Republic University, Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1979. He was with the Uruguayan electrical utility (UTE) up until 1985 in activities related to transformers acceptance, installation, and maintenance. From 1985 to 1999, he was with MAK S.A. (a Uruguayan manufacturer of transformers); from 2000 to 2007, he was a Consultant with TRAFO (a Brazilian manufacturer of transformers); and since 2007, he has been a Consultant in the development of software tools for transformer design at WEG (a Brazilian manufacturer of transformers). As Consultant make Design Review for UTE (Uruguay), Iberdrola (Spain) and ISA (Colombia). He has been a Professor at the Uruguayan Republic University since 1977, and is now responsible for post-graduation courses about transformers (specification, design, operation, maintenance, etc.).



T1D-T2D: "Techno-economic optimisation and flexible planning under uncertainty of smart distribution networks, Microgrids and district energy systems"


Dr. Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, The University of Manchester, UK, E-mail: eduardo.martinezcesena[Q]manchester.ac.uk

Emerging environmental concerns and technological developments are leading to an increased penetration of distributed energy resources (DER) in distribution networks. The efficient accommodation of these resources is a grand challenge. However, owing to the rise of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and Demand Side Response (DSR) in a Smart grid context, distributed energy technologies can be more and more readily dispatched and coordinated to meet different needs. This offers unprecedented opportunities to enhance the operation, design and business cases of innovative technologies in smart distribution networks. However, powerful mathematical techniques are needed to deal with different types and levels of uncertainty that characterize future energy systems, from both the operational and planning perspectives.

This tutorial overviews different theoretical frameworks that have been recently developed in various projects at the University of Manchester in the area of techno-economic optimisation and flexible planning of innovative distributed energy systems with large scale penetration of DER in the presence of small scale (short term) and large scale (long term) uncertainties.

Dr. Mancarella received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) from the Politecnico di Torino, in Italy in 2006. He is currently a Reader in Future Energy Networks and part of the Electrical Energy and Power Systems at the University of Manchester. He has co-authored roughly 100 research papers and is currently involved in about 15 research projects sponsored by the EPSRC, the European Commission, and various industrial companies, in the area of techno-economics of multi-energy systems, investment under uncertainty for integrated energy infrastructure, business cases for smart grid technologies, and risk and resilience analysis of future networks.

Dr. Martínez Ceseña received the Ph.D. degree in Power Systems from the University of Manchester, UK, in 2012. Since obtaining the degree, he has worked as a Research Associate in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the same institution. Dr. Martínez Ceseña has co-authored about 20 research papers and has participated in several European and UK research projects including ADDRESS, APS, Capacity to Customers and COOPERaTE; specifically, in work streams related to the integration of new smart network solutions, economic and financial assessment under significant sources of uncertainty, real options theory and business models.


T1E-T2E: "Advanced Modelling of Smart Distribution Networks Using OpenDSS"


Dr Luis(Nando) Ochoa,University of Manchester, UK. E-mail: luis.ochoa[Q]manchester.ac.uk

This tutorial will give researchers, consultants and practitioners interested in modelling Smart Distribution Networks the opportunity to learn about the basic and advanced applications of OpenDSS, an open source state-of-the-art distribution network analysis software package developed by EPRI (USA). The tutorial includes hands on aspects for a direct familiarisation with OpenDSS as well as details of the modelling frameworks used in more advanced studies which will be illustrated with three industrial Smart Grid projects in the UK.

Dr Luis(Nando) Ochoa is Senior Lecturer in Smart Distribution Networks at The University of Manchester, UK. His expertise in network integration of low carbon technologies has led to 100+ publications, 40+ technical reports, and one patent filed by Psymetrix Ltd.