MIPSYCON09.SmartGrid - SmartGridsandMicrogrids Smart...

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Smart Grids and Micro Smart Grids and Micro grids grids What are they really? What are they really? by Bruce A. Mork, Ph.D., P.E. Wayne W. Weaver, Ph.D., P.E. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Presented at the Minnesota Power Systems Conference Brooklyn Center, MN November 3 5, 2009 Michigan Tech
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Quick Overview of EE Power Six faculty, 35 grad students, 60 UGs Responding to workforce needs: 14 online courses: EE3010 … EE6210 Online MSEE (~40 enrolled) Online certificate, advanced certificate (~25 enrolled) DOE Transportation electrification program State of the art labs Relaying Power Electronics Motor Drives Power & Energy Research Center Multi disciplinary, industry partners
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Motivation for this presentation Steadily increasing media buzz, little substantive information. Only a small subset of possibilities are being discussed. Smart meter smart grid. Little practical sense for what is possible: a) now, and b) in the foreseeable future, and What are the technology and financial bottlenecks? Since this presentation was scheduled, IEEE PES General Meeting in Calgary More useful info recently published Mipsycon, Monday Seminar, Thursday Tutorials How do you define Smart Grid? Wikipedia: delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers using digital technology to control appliances at consumer's homes to save energy, reduce cost and increase reliability and transparency. Green Energy Act (Canada): A nickname for an ever widening palette of utility applications that enhance and automate the monitoring and control of electrical distribution. DOE: The Smart Grid transforms the current grid to one that functions more cooperatively, responsively and organically.
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Engineer’s Definition That depends… Basically: embedded processors + sensors + data sharing, communications & distributed control. Generation 4 or “G4.” Policy makers & media: smart meters and energy marketing. Transmission/operations: wide area monitoring & control & protection, special switching ops. Distribution: automation, reliability, time of day metering, integration of DR, renewables.
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