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IEEE Power & Energy Society 2011 Detroit General Meeting
Held 24-29 July 2011
Theme: The Electrification of Transportation & the Grid of the Future
Host utility: DTE Energy
Co-Facility support: General Motors
This premier power engineering conference will bring together 2500 plus practicing power engineers, executives, policy makers and academics from all over the world. The aim of the conference is to provide international forum for experts to promote, share, and discuss various issues and developments in the field of electrical power engineering.
Super Sessions: Electric Vehicles, Smart Grid, Wind Power & Photovoltaic, Energy Storage, Energy and the Environment.
Energy: Plug-in Electric Vehicles & the Grid, Utility Prespective
Speaker: Mr. Nick Carlson, DTE Energy
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Hall of Fame,
Detroit, MI 48202
DTE Energys electric utility, generates and
distributes electricity to 2.2 million customers in southeastern
DTE Energy has been very active in the electrification of vehicles and is working closely with automotive manufactures to ensure the grid is ready for the commercialization of electric vehicles. In 2008, DTE Energy was awarded a $5 million grant from the MPSC to study Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV). DTE Energy has been analyzing plug-in electric vehicles to understand the near and mid-term vehicle-utility impacts.
Additionally, DTE Energy has been studying the transfer of electricity during peak load times, the environmental impact of PHEVs, and how AMI and demand response strategies will impact electric system load curves and generation mix and capacity requirements.
Nicholas (Nick) Carslon, Detroit Edison DTE Energy, Engineer, Power Systems Technologies Nick Carlson is an engineer in Power Systems Technologies at Detroit Edison. Currently, he is responsible for managing various Smart Grid and PEV activities. In addition, his recent efforts include investigating the impacts of PEV on the electric distribution system. Nick is an active member on DTE Energys internal Smart Grid team.
In his six years at DTE Energy, Nick has also worked as a distributed resource planning (DRP) engineer and a distribution relay engineer. During his time in the DRP group, he project managed multiple installations of distributed generation on the DTE Energy electrical distribution system. As a relay engineer, Nick performed network protection studies and provided system protection recommendations to his management.
Mr. Carlson is also involved in a MPSC PHEV pilot project as well as the DOE FreedomCAR Partnership. The Partnership examines and advances pre-competitive, high-risk research and development to generate the components and fuel infrastructure necessary to enhance the commercialization of a full range of affordable cars and light trucks including fuel cells, hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles.
Wayne State University
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Graduation year: 2008
Michigan Technological University
Bachelor of Science, Engineering Major in Electrical Engineering
Graduation year: 2003
1. N.Carlson and H. Asgeirsson, DTE Energy, A Smart Recloser for the
Smart Grid, Transmission & Distribution World Magazine June 2008
2. N. Carlson, H. Asgeirsson, R. Lascu, J. Benaglio, and M. Ennis,
Application of Cutout Type Reclosers on Distribution Circuit Laterals A
Field Study, Power and Energy Society General Meeting Regulatory and
Public Challenges to Utility Enhancements, 2009 IEEE 26-30 July 2009
3. EPRI Best Practices Guide Book for Integration of DER into the Utility
Energy for the future
A one-day event featuring discussions by industry leaders on the Future of Electric Power, Alternative Energy Sources, and Electrification of the Automobile and a preview of the Public Television program "The Future of Electricity."
For more details visit the following webpage:
This event is free of charge.
Lunch will be provided.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
7:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Institute for Advanced
University of Michigan-Dearborn
MICHIGAN'S FUTURE in RENEWABLE ENERGY
Free - coffee & bagels
Thursday, February 25th,7:30am-9am
Director, DTE Renewable Energy
Jennifer Mefford, Director Business Development, IBEW Local 58, NECA
Rodger A. Kershner, Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC.
Join WWJ Technology Editor Matt Roush on Thursday, February 25th, at the next Unwired Coffee Series for a discussion along with a brief presentation by Christopher J. Webb, JD, and David A. Skiven, PE, FESD,Co-Directors of the Engineering Society of Detroit Institute. Panelists for the discussion include:
Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and the program runs from 8 to 9 a.m.
It's all free - coffee & bagels. Reservations are required.
details to follow:
"Reactive Power Management and Voltage Stability” by Ian Hiskens of UM at DTE Energy
April 15, 2009,
5:30 pm-7 pm
“Direct DC Power Lighting”, by Nextek Power Systems, at Next Energy
“ View of US Wind Markets, and WF Collector Systems & Interconnections"
March 5, 2009 8am-12pm
Wanda K. Reder, IEEE Power&Energy Society(PES) president, Vice President of S&C Electric Company Power Systems Services Division
DTE Energy, Detroit
"Substation Automation and Smart Grid" a Short Course
January 8, 2009; 12pm-4:30pm
John D. McDonald, P.E., IEEE Power&Energy Society (PES) past president, general manager of marketing, GE Energy's transmission & distribution T&D)
DTE Energy, Detroit
December 18, 2008; 5:30-7:30pm
"Alternative and Renewable Energy Issues -- some Perspectives from Asia"
Dr. C.G. Michael Quah, Corporate Technology Fellow with Concurrent Technology Corporation (CTC) www.ctc.com
Albert Kahn Building, 7430 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202-2798
"Matlab for Power Engineers" a short course
November 21, 2008
Dr. Ali Abur, ECE Chair, Northeastern University,
April 2, 2008; 5pm-9pm, S.E. Michigan Spring Conference & Dinner, Chapter VII Presentation (1)
Cascade Analysis: Predicting Failures to Reduce the Frequency of Widespread Blackout
Stephen Miller (M’1976, S’) was born in
Mr. Miller is the Section Manager for Commonwealth Associates, Inc.’s TRANSMISSION 2000 software. He is responsible for sales, development, and support of the TRANSMISSION 2000 programs that include transmission-planning applications for power flow, short circuit, transient stability, and protection analysis. Mr. Miller is also actively involved in innovative studies of the interconnection of generation to the North American power system. Mr. Miller is active in the IEEE PES CAMS Task Force on Understanding, Prediction, Mitigation and Restoration of Cascading Failures.
April 2, 2008; 5pm-9pm, S.E. Michigan Spring Conference & Dinner, Chapter VII Presentation (2)
Basic Energy Auditing and Resources, Robert P Fegan, Jr. DTE Energy
Power Point presentation with extensive photographic descriptions of how to complete an energy audit on a commercial/ industrial facility. Both a D-I-Y project and using an outside resource are covered. The first part of the presentation covers the step-by-step process of performing an energy audit, including defining the project scope, what to look for while performing the audit, common measures, and basic reporting. The second part of the presentation defines the types of energy audits commonly performed, their cost range and resources for getting help from outside auditors.
Robert ‘Bob’ Fegan has over 25
years experience in the energy utility field. He began performing
energy audits in 1981 and has held various utility positions in the
Marketing and Customer Services departments of gas and electric
utilities since 1983. Bob’s experience has involved the introduction
and study of numerous new and conventional energy using technologies
for residential, commercial and industrial sectors. He has created many
software based evaluation tools and completed hundreds of specific
technology analyses. Bob is the author of a web site at www.EnergyTechPro.com
that is subscribed to by utilities across the
automotive Steering Systems
Wayne State University College of Engineering
Date: Feb 20, 2008
Chief Scientist and Principal Technical Fellow, Delphi Steering Systems
Industry Application Society Distinguished Lecturer
Tomy received the B.S.E. degree from Regional Engineering College Calicutta, India in 1979; the MS from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, M.A.Sc and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto, Canada 1982, 1984, and in 1986 respectively all in Electrical Engineering. From 1979 to 1980, he was with the Research & Development Center of KELTRON,
At Black&Decker, Dr. Sebastian was instrumental in initiating the research in employing brushless motors in the power tool applications. During this period, he has given invited lectures at several workshops and conferences on topics related to the application of permanent magnet motors in power tools. He was also an Adjunct Faculty at the
Dr. Sebastian has published more than 40 papers in the areas of motors and drives and their application in automotive components in IEEE Transactions, conferences, and other International Journals. He is a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, and KIEE (The Korea Institute of Electrical Engineers) International Transactions on Electrical Machinery and Energy Conversion Systems. He holds eighteen
Dr. Sebastian was a member of Technical Program Committee, session Chair, and session organizer for several IEEE conferences. He held positions of Secretary, Vice Chair for Programs, Vice Chair for paper reviews and Chairman of the IEEE IAS Industrial Drives Committee. He was also the Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department of the IEEE IAS. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the IGATECH Pvt. Ltd,
Solar Inverters, Impact on Power System Safety and
January 16, 2008, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Anil Tuladhar,Control Systems & Software Engineer, Distributed Generation
Siemens VDO Automotive AG
Developments in the photovoltaic (PV) industry over the last several decades have significantly lowered the cost of solar arrays and power inverters. Recent government incentive programs such as rebates and tax credits have made electricity generation from PV arrays cost effective and feasible. Implementation of measures like Net Metering, Feed In Tariffs (FITs), and Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPSs) could further revolutionize the solar industry. The utility interactive inverters are at the heart of this revolution. Though solar panels are the most expensive component of a PV system, these grid interactive inverters are the most sophisticated equipments which dictate the behavior of the PV system. The efficiency, reliability and safety aspects of these inverters are crucial for the success of a PV system. These inverters should extract the maximum available power from the PV arrays and efficiently export the power to the utility grid without compromising the safety and integrity of the grid. In order to guarantee these grid interactive qualities, all grid interactive inverters must meet IEEE 1547 requirements. This lecture covers the design aspect of a solar inverter to meet IEEE 1547 requirements. Key control features such as handling abnormal grid conditions (over/under voltage/frequency conditions), anti-islanding control, ground fault detection/interruption, and current harmonics control will be covered in some detail. This lecture will also touch/ponder on the future potential of these inverters in improving the grid security and stability.
Warming and Greenhouse Gas and
Date: Wednesday Nov. 28, 2007
Dr. Saifur Rahman, Joseph Loring Professor at Virginia Technical University
Director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech.
Directs the Center for Energy and the Global Environment at the University
IEEE-PES Distinguished Lecturer
Levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from major industrialized and developing countries are first discussed. This leads to a presentation on some of the signs of global warming as seen around the world today. This is followed by some data on agreements reached at