The Department has funded an effort at the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) to investigate the requirements of an electric grid with high penetrations of sustainable energy systems and heavy reliance on cyber systems for sensing and communication. The goal of the effort is to stimulate discussion among the academic, industry, and government communities on what it will take to shape the future grid for the mid-21st Century.
PSERC is offering a free, public webinar series beginning this month and running through May 2012 entitled “Issues in Designing the Future Grid.” The webinars will focus on the information hierarchy for the future grid and grid enablers of sustainable energy systems.
Schedule of webinars:
January 24: High Capacity Interregional Transmission Design: Benefits, Risks and Possible Paths Forward
February 7: Cyber-Physical Systems Security for the Smart Grid
February 21: Future Grid: The Environment
March 6: AMI: Communication Needs and Integration Options
March 13: Integration of Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMDs) Modeling into the Power Flow
March 21: Primary and Secondary Control for High Penetration Renewables
April 3: Networked Information Gathering and Fusion of PMU Measurements
April 17: Distributed and Centralized Generation
May 22: Standards Associated with Power System Dynamics
June 5: Information and Computation Structures for the Smart Grid (moved from May 1)
Additional information is available on PSERC’s website.