Building Grid of the Future – A Deep Dive into the Development of the First U.S. Microgrid Cluster

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Date(s) - 11/08/2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

CWRU - White Building 411

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Microgrids were primarily introduced to address the emergence of a large number of distributed energy resources (DERs) through local integration at distribution level. Current developments, however, have presented microgrids as potential core components of future power grids which would be able to further address ongoing energy, economics and environmental challenges by creating smarter modular power grids. This talk provides an overview of microgrids definition, benefits, and deployment challenges, and further reviews various components and development phases of one of the most ambitious microgrid projects in the U.S.
Dr. Amin Khodaei is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Denver. He received the Ph.D. degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, in 2010. His primary research areas are smart electricity grids, microgrids, and modern power systems design. Dr. Khodaei has authored/co-authors 154 peer-reviewed technical papers and has been the technical chair of 2016 and 2018 IEEE PES T&D Conferences