ECE Guest Lecture – Wednesday, November 9 at 10:00 am

November 7, 2022

Experiences in Power Systems Dynamics and Operation

Vahid Madani, Ph.D., Fellow IEEE

Seminar ECE Department

November 9, 2022 at 10:00 am

Simrall 228

AbstractThe Electric power industry continues to transform at an accelerating rate. Power system strength is vital to managing successful integration and energy source transition. Reliability in delivering communicative and high-quality electricity is paramount for sustainable modern electricity grids. Collective minds are required to meet the challenges particularly as proliferation of new energy forms is exponentially rising.

  • Balancing energy sources to efficiency operate the grid, system dynamics and operations, minimizing exposure to cascading events and need for oscillatory stability management are among key operational objectives.
  • Characteristics and behavior of the system are changing. Large scale renewable energy source (RES) plants performance can lead to entire grid underperforming.
  • Forced oscillation and impact on maintaining reliable power systems operations is important. Forced oscillations are the response of power systems to a periodic disturbance. Depending on their frequencies, forced oscillations may be observed across a wide-area.

This seminar will cover recent experiences with dynamic operating system encounters in hybrid systems, impact of largescale deployment of DER on entire interconnected system, subsynchronous and near-resonance forced oscillations, remediation measures based on the system strength, as well as disturbance monitoring sampling and periodicity needed for analysis of system performance.

Vahid Madani, Ph.D., PE, PMP, Fellow IEEE – is Executive Engineer at GridTology, LLC., an international advising corporation and training institution in advanced power systems applications, grid modernization, and deployment of emerging technology in generation, transmission, and distribution.

Madani’s experience spans across system planning, operation, protection and control engineering and is active in grid modernization and deployment of emerging technologies including Wide-area systems and RAS (Remedial Action Scheme).

Dr. Madani is a member of US National Executive Committee Board for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) a US Spaced-Based Program. His industry leadership roles include Regional Reliability at the Western Electricity, advisor to the National Science Foundation for smart grid Research Grants, Chair of the Standards for Synchrophasor systems at NASPI, advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on wide-area systems and on portfolio of energy programs.

Dr. Madani has held many roles including Chair of the IEEE PES Fellows Committee, and Chair of the PES Awards and Recognition. His publications and transactions are frequently cited. He has co-authored text books and reference handbooks, is a Fellow of IEEE, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, a board-certified Electrical Engineer in California, and holds multiple US and International patents.