IEEE PEDES 2016 will include one full-day tutorials (Dec. 14 at hotel Uday Samudra, Kovalam, Trivandrum) on topics related to power electronics, drives and energy systems. There will be about six plenary talks (will be updated soon) also on subsequent days of the conference.
Tutorial I: Predictive Control of AC Machine Drives
Joachim Holtz, Life Fellow, IEEE
University of Wuppertal , Germany
Predictive control has increasingly attracted the interest of the researchers. Many specific conferences have been organized on this novel topic.
The presentation focuses on predictive control as applied to variable speed drives. The predictive algorithm directly generates the firing pulses of the inverter as part of a closed loop current control system, thus eliminating the pulsewidth modulator. A method is discussed that ensures a predefined current error, taken as the difference between reference and actual current space vector. The gate pulses of the devices are generated to achieve maximum time intervals between any two inverter commutations. This minimizes the switching frequency and also the switching losses. Overmodulation and a smooth transition to full-wave operation produces maximum inverter output voltage. This is achieved by representing the error vector in a rotor field oriented coordinate system while permitting different error magnitudes in the respective axes. Preferred applications of predictive current control are medium voltage drives. Their switching losses are only tolerable when operated at very low switching frequency.
About the Speaker
Joachim Holtz graduated in 1967 and received the Ph.D. degree in 1969 from the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany. In 1969 he became Associate Professor and, and in 1971 Full Professor and Head of the Control Engineering Laboratory, Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India. He joined the Siemens Research Laboratories in Erlangen, Germany in 1972. From 1976 to 1998, he was Professor and Head of the Electrical Machines and Drives Laboratory, Wuppertal University, Germany. He is presently Professor Emeritus and a Consultant. His publications include 2 invited papers in the PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE, 17 invited papers in IEEE Journals, and 27 single-authored IEEE Journal papers. He is the recipient of 17 Prize Paper Awards, a coauthor of seven books. He holds 33 patents. Dr. Holtz is the recipient of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Dr. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award, the IEEE Industrial Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award, the IEEE Power Electronics Society William E. Newell Field Award, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Award, and the IEEE Lamme Gold Medal. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE. Dr. Holtz is Past Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Industrial Applications Society and of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.
Tutorial II: Defining and Enabling Microgrid Resiliency
Anurag K Srivastava
Professor & Director of Smart Grid Demonstration and Research Investigation Lab School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Washington State University
This tutorial will present number of alternative algorithms and tools to study the resiliency of the microgrid. Resiliency metrics will be defined to measure the physical resiliency
of the microgrid using graph theoretic approach, power system constraints, analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and Choquet Integral. These metrics will be further extended to include
supporting cyber systems to define metrics for cyber-physical resiliency, in particular the effect of cyber events on the microgrid's resiliency for planning phase and operation phase. A Common
Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) based metrics will be discussed to analyze possible cyber events. Cyber Asset Impact Potential (CAIP) will be used in the planning phase, and Cyber
Impact Severity Score (CISS) will be introduced in the operation phase to study the system vulnerability. The information from these two phases is provided to the operator to make
informed and proactive decisions to ensure the resilient operation of the microgrid. Number of algorithms will be discussed in context of enabling resiliency using power electronics based
advanced control, switching for reconfiguration and managing resources to enable microgrid resiliency. Example of number of microgrids will be taken including CERTS microgrid, WSU
microgrid and synthetic network microgrids.
About the Speaker
Anurag K. Srivastava is an associate professor of electric power engineering at Washington State University and the director of the Smart Grid Demonstration and Research Investigation Lab (SGDRIL) within the Energy System Innovation Center (ESIC). He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2005. He has worked as an assistant professor at Washington State University from 2010-2015, as an assistant research professor at Mississippi State University from 2005-2010, as a senior research associate at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and as a research fellow at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. His research interests include power system operation and control using smart grid data. Dr. Srivastava is a senior member of the IEEE, secretary of IEEE Power & Energy Societys (PES) power and energy education committee, cochair of the microgrid working group, and past vice-chair of the IEEE synchrophasor conformity assessment program. He also served as past-chair of the IEEE PES career promotion subcommittee and IEEE PES student activities committee. He is the recipient of the best paper award from the IEEE Industry Applications Society and is working closely with number of electric power companies. Dr. Srivastava is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and an associate editor of IET generation, Transmission and Distribution. He has authored more than 200 technical publications including a book on power system security, and has given more than 50 presentations as an IEEE distinguished lecturer.
Tutorial III: Generating System Reliability Assessment and Cost / Benefit Evaluation
LalitGoel, Fellow IEEE
Professor of Power Engineering & Director of Office of Global Education & Mobility Nanyang Technological University Singapore
This tutorial will discuss the fundamental concepts of power system reliability at all levels, namely generating capacity, generation and transmission combined capacity, as well as distribution systems.
The use of quantitative stochastic reliability indices as opposed to deterministic rule-of-thumb indices will also be discussed. The tutorial will also cover aspects of customer interruption costs for
cost-benefit analyses to support decisions on investments and maintenance for enhancing supply reliability. Basic concepts of generating system reliability assessment will be covered in greater detail.
About the Speaker
Professor LalitGoel was born in New Delhi, India, in 1960. He obtained his B. Tech. Degree in electrical engineering from the Regional Engineering College, Warangal, India in 1983, and his MSc and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1988 and 1991 respectively. He joined the School of EEE at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 1991 where he is presently a professor. He served as the Head of the Division of Power Engineering from July 2005 to August 2008. From July 2008 until June 2012 he served as the Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid. He served as Director, Undergraduate Education (Projects) in the Presidents Office, Nanyang Technological University, from Oct 2012 to Sept 2014. He is currently appointed Director of the Office of Global Education and Mobility at NTU. He has received 18 teaching awards at NTU. DrGoel has chaired several IEEE conferences in Singapore. DrGoel received the IEEE PES Singapore Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award in 2000, and the IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award in 2009. DrGoel is the Editor for the International Journal of Electric Power Systems Research. DrGoel served as the IEEE Singapore Section Chair from January 2007 to December 2008, and is currently the Asia-Pacific Representative on the IEEE PES Governing Board. DrGoel is a Fellow of the IEEE. His research interests are power system reliability, cost/benefit assessment, power markets and renewables.
Tutorial IV: Design of Onboard Chargers for Electric Vehicles
Professor & Director of the MPEL, University of Maryland, College park, USA
This tutorial will cover detailed design procedure for onboard chargers for plug-in electric vehicles. The onboard battery charger of a plug-in electric vehicle typically consists of two power stages; front-end stage for rectification of ac input voltage and power factor correction, and second-stage dc/dc converter for voltage regulation and galvanic isolation. The tutorial will outline various power factor correction circuits such as boost, interleaved-boost and bridgeless boost type converters. In addition, different isolated dc/dc converters such as LLC converter and phase shift full bridge converter will be discussed and their design procedures will be outlined. Furthermore, a new technique to track the maximum efficiency point of a LLC converter over a wide range of the battery State-of-Charge (SoC) will be introduced. Moreover, this tutorial will put forward some of the current research areas such asintegrated power electronic converters for plug-in electric vehicles, which are being pursued in the Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory (MPEL).
About the Speaker
Prof. Alireza Khaligh is the Director of the MarylandPower Electronics Laboratory (MPEL) at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) in the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP). He is an author/co-author of more than 140 journal and conference papers as well as two books. He is a recipient of various recognitions including the 2015 Inaugural Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) at UMCP, 2013 George Corcoran Memorial Award from the ECE Department of UMCP, a three times recipient (2015, 2013, 2012) of the Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Awards from IEEE Vehicular Electronics Society (VTS), and 2010 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers. Prof. Khaligh was the General Chair of the 2016 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) in Long Beach, CA, and the General Chair of the 2013 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Exposition(ITEC), Dearborn, MI. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) and IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS).