Sponsor: IEEE HAWAII PES CHAPTER DL SEMINAR
Speaker: Dr. Milorad Papic, IEEE Fellow
Meeting Date: December 16, 2020
Time: 6:30PM HAWAII TIME
Power grid today is an automated cyber-physical infrastructure that is growing in complexity and changing rapidly with increased penetration of renewable energy sources and with implementation of new technologies. A strong and resilient power system with all three segments (generation, transmission, distribution) serves as a vital societal function and plays an essential role in the economy and to social wellbeing. Power grid may become increasing vulnerable to extreme events and in particular to High-Impact Low-Probability (HILP) category events. Therefore, power system resilience today is receiving more attention by regulators and the utility industry as a key factor of the defense against HILP events that have significant economical and societal impact. Assessment of reliability and resilience is of vital importance to both actual system operation and adequate planning of the network reinforcements. Maintaining an adequate level of reliability and resilience in the planning and operation of the power grid is a challenging problem that operating entities face today due to frequent extreme events (e.g., failure of multiple physical components, natural disasters, cyber-attacks) and the increasing complexity of energy system infrastructure.
Bio: Dr. Milorad Papic, (M’88, SM’05, F’19) is an independent consultant in the fields of power systems planning, reliability and cascading.