Program

2018 ISGT North America
General Info Panel Sessions
Tutorials Plenary Paper Sessions
Monday, February 19, 2018
7:30–5:00 Conference Registration
Columbia West Foyer
Tutorials: 8:00-12:00pm Data-Driven Tools for Cyber Physical Security and Resiliency Assessment
Columbia 1&2
Managing Uncertainties in the Future Grid: Evolution of EMS Control Centers – Synchrophasor Solutions
Columbia 3&4
Tutorials: 1:00-5:00pm Efficient Electrification – A Modern Approach to Modernizing an Aging Grid
Columbia 1&2
Smart Grid 308 – Distributed Energy Resources
Columbia 3&4
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
7:30-5:30 Conference Registration
Terrace Foyer
7:15-8:00 Continental Breakfast
Columbia NorthWest
8:00-8:30 Opening Session
Columbia 5 & 7
Michael Pesin, Conference Chair, 2018 ISGT Conference
PEPCO, Representative – Welcome to DC
Saifur Rahman, IEEE PES President
Jerry FitzPatrick, Technical Chair, 2018 ISGT Conference
8:30-10:00 Plenary Panel Session
Columbia 5 & 7
Topic: Planning the Grid of the Future – Technology, Regulatory, and Market Trends, Challenges and Solutions
Moderator: Julio Romero Agüero
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
Columbia NorthWest
10:30-12:00 Why Microgrids? A Discussion on System Design Practicality and Benefits
Columbia 3&4
Smart Grid Testing and Certification Needs and Challenges
Columbia 8
Techno Bros and Soccer Moms – The Role of Customer Side Engagement in Grid Innovation
Columbia 6
Paper Session: Microgrids I
Columbia 9
Paper Session: Energy Storage I
Columbia 10
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break (lunch on own)
1:00-2:30 Advances in Integrated System Planning
Columbia 3&4
Strategic Insight on Grid Modernization from a Diverse Mix of Utilities and Consultants
Columbia 8
Incentive-Compatible Transactive Energy Market Design and Operation under Grid Transformation
Columbia 6
Paper Session: PV Models I
Columbia 9
Paper Session: Energy Storage II
Columbia 10
2:30-3:00 Coffee Break
Columbia NorthWest
3:00-5:00 IEEE Initiatives to Strengthen Grid Resiliency and Reliability
Columbia 3&4
The Addictive Qualities of a Connected Grid: Tales for Interoperability Junkies
Columbia 8
Cutting Edge Energy Delivery System Cyber R&D Projects
Columbia 6
Paper Session: System Security
Columbia 9
Paper Session: Microgrids II
Columbia 10
5:00-7:00 Poster Session and Reception
International Terrace
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7:30-6:30 Conference Registration
Terrace Foyer
7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast
Columbia NorthWest
8:30-10:00 Plenary Panel Session
Columbia 5 & 7
Topic: Grid Operation Evolution and Technology Requirements
Moderator: Ebrahim Vaahedi, Associate Vice President, OATI
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
Columbia NorthWest
10:30-12:00 Innovations in Planning Analysis Tools
Columbia 3&4
Advanced Distribution Management Systems Research and Development at the U.S. DOE
Columbia 8
Use of Blockchain in Peer-to-peer Transactive Energy Systems: Possibilities and Limitations
TBD
Paper Session: Smart Meters
Columbia 9
Paper Session: Protection and Sensors
Columbia 10
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break (lunch on own)
1:00-2:30 Utility Perspectives & Experience with DER Integration
Columbia 3&4
Rethinking DER Integrations: Lessons Learnt and Upcoming Challenges
Columbia 8
The Road to a Transactive Energy World
Columbia 6
Paper Session: Demand Management
Columbia 9
Paper Session: Electric Vehicles I
Columbia 10
2:30-3:00 Coffee Break
Columbia NorthWest
3:00-5:00 Deployment of Smart Inverter Functionality
Columbia 3&4
Assessing the Impact of Communication Networks on Power System Reliability
Columbia 8
NIST Transactive Energy (TE) Challenge –TE System Simulation Results for DER Integration on the Distribution Grid
Columbia 6
Paper Session: Voltage Control
Columbia 9
Paper Session: DER Integration and Analysis
Columbia 10
6:00-8:00 Attendee Reception
Come meet your fellow attendees over drinks and food.
Opportunity to win some awesome techy prizes!
Columbia 5 & 7
Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:30-12:00 Conference Registration
Terrace Foyer
7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast
Columbia NorthWest
8:30-10:00 Plenary Panel Session
Columbia 5 & 7
Topic: Creating a Roadmap to Cybersecurity Compatible with Distributed Resources
Moderator: Bill Hederman
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
Columbia NorthWest
10:30-12:00 ISGT NA 2019 Planning Event– all are welcome!
Columbia 3&4
Edge Computing for a More Adaptive and Manageable Grid
Columbia 8
Considerations for a Distribution System Platform
Columbia 6
Paper Session: PV Models II
Columbia 9
Paper Session: Control Systems
Columbia 10
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break (lunch on own)
1:00-3:00 Flexible Operation of Water Infrastructure to Provide Electricity System Services
Columbia 3&4
UAV Power Line Inspection – Current and Prospective Technologies
Columbia 8
Application of Grid-Scale Energy Storage
Columbia 6
Paper Session: Forecasting Applications
Columbia 9
Paper Session: Electric Vehicles II
Columbia 10
3:00 Conference Ends