IEEE
July 2nd, 2014

Upcoming Events:

Minnesota Technical Symposium 19-March-2015

MinnTS is an annual joint meeting of area technical and scientific organizations. The first meeting occurred in March 2003. The 2003 meeting was sponsored by four participating groups (MMS, SEMI, AVS and ASM). By 2005, the number of participating groups had doubled to eight.

Date: March 19, 2015, 5:00 to 9:00 PM

Location: Medtronic Headquarters at 694 & Hwy 65 in Fridley, MN. Map
Attendance: All interested persons are welcome to attend. Because there are a limited number of seats, sponsoring organization members and guests of members will be given preference if registrations exceed available seating.

Cost: $30.00

Reservations: Please visit: http://www.minnts.org/

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IEEE Twin Cities Metro Area Workshop

Our Twin Cities Section is hosting a two-day workshop – Information Tracks include:

  • Internet of Things
  • Power & Energy
  • Cyber Security
  • Developing your career

When:

Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18. 8:30AM-5:00PM

Where:

Earle Brown Heritage Center

6155 Earle Brown Dr

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 5543

Register:

Please visit the section website for additional information and registration.

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Power & Energy Topics

Introduction to Transmission System Planning

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Transmission system planning is ever more important as new technologies get connected to the grid, equipment ages, and populations evolve. Through all of this we need to ensure there is a plan for delivering reliable and affordable electrical power. A thorough understanding of the fundamentals is vital to ensuring a sound plan for future developments to the electric grid. It is also important to know how to explain these concepts to nontechnical audiences.

Transmission system planning ensures we can identify the drivers of transmission and generation expansions, and successfully apply new technologies. After reviewing the fundamentals of power flow and defining the planning function, a set of metrics will be described from which the grid can be evaluated. We will cover the three foundations of a sound transmission system planning study; thermal analysis, voltage stability, dynamic stability. Finally we will discuss real-time operations, study outputs, and documentation of results.

If time allows, Jeff has volunteered for a question and answer session covering the following topics:

  • Transmission planning
  • Operationalizing NERC compliance
  • Inherent Risk Assessments
  • Internal Controls

Presenter Profile: Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman is with the Midwest Regional Operator as a Senior Risk Assessment & Mitigation Engineer. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Jeff is a licensed PE with 12 years of experience in the electric utility industry. His expertise is in power system studies including power flow, dynamic stability, and voltage stability. Jeff is also experienced in compliance auditing, business strategy, processes improvement, project management, engineering management, and customer relations.

Introduction to Power Systems Protection using Relays

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The presentation focuses on introducing concepts and terms associated with power system protection using relays. The presentation starts with a simple electric network showing different equipment and methodically introduces terms and principles pertaining to protecting the network and isolating only those faulted elements in a network. The need for a redundant/back up protection, zones of protection, equipment failure protection will be discussed. Future trends are also discussed.

Presenter Profile: Pratap Mysore

Pratap Mysore is with HDR, Minneapolis as Systems Protection Director. He has nearly forty years of experience in the field of substation controls and protection. He is actively involved in IEEE and is the Vice-Chair of Power Systems Relaying Committee under IEEE Power and Energy Society. He is an adjunct faculty at The University of Minnesota where he teaches a graduate level course on protection in the spring semester. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Minnesota.

Electricity Market Pricing: Marginal vs. Convex Hull Pricing

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

In the United States, most Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) use a method called locational marginal pricing (LMP) to establish the price of electricity bought and sold in electricity markets. Recently, some ISOs/RTOs have planned to implement an alternative to the LMP methodology based on a system called Convex Hull Pricing.

This presentation offers a tutorial on the fundamentals of Convex Hull Pricing. With the aid of several simple examples, the presentation will summarize what Convex Hull Pricing is, how it differs from LMP, and briefly discuss how some electricity markets are planning to implement modified versions.

Presenter Profile: Anthony Giacomoni

Anthony Giacomoni is an Associate Market Analyst in the Internal Market Monitoring group at ISO New England in Holyoke, MA. His background includes power system optimization, communication, control, and economics.

Anthony earned a B.S. degree in electric power engineering and economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY in 2007; and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering with a concentration in electric power systems from the University of Minnesota in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Anthony’s research interests include electricity markets, optimization, distribution automation, microgrids, and complex interactive networks.

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Upcoming Event

Critical Power 2015, May 13-14

More Information will be posted later.