University of California, Riverside

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Emergent Research Issues on Smart Grid and Grid Modernization

Emergent Research Issues on Smart Grid and Grid Modernization

Emergent Research Issues on Smart Grid and Grid Modernization

March 3, 2014 - 11:00 am
Winston Chung Hall, 205/206


In this presentation, the current status, issues and challenges of today’s power system grid will be discussed, with the emphasis on renewable energy requirements across the nation. I will then describe about developing the new transmission design to solve congested grid problem, potentially to be created by massive amounts of growing renewable energy resources. Then, the presentation will lead to the discussion about grid of the future (so-called Smart Grid) and their variations. And I will present about some of the key developments (and their characteristics) related to Smart Grid. Some of my research projects, completed and ongoing, will also be presented.  I will conclude the presentation by outlining future research topics.



Jeremy Lin received his B.Eng in electrical power engineering from Rangoon Institute of Technology (Burma/Myanmar) in 1993 and M.Eng in electric power system management from Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand) in 1997.  He also received his M.S.E.E in power and energy system from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999, M.B.A in finance from Villanova University in 2010 and recently a PhD from Drexel University with the dissertation entitled as “Pricing of Electricity: Network Optimization and Stability”. For more than a decade, he has been working in the electric power industry in various technical assignments, previously at Mid-America Interconnected Network (MAIN) Inc., GE Energy/Energy Consulting, and currently at PJM Interconnection.  At MAIN, his work included power system security operation and engineering support, power flow analysis, and calculation of available transfer capability.  At GE and PJM, he worked on evaluation of restructured electricity markets, asset valuation for generation and transmission in restructured electricity markets, cost/benefit and reliability analysis, forecast of energy and capacity prices, and market monitoring.  His recent assignments included economic valuation and reliability analysis of major transmission projects in PJM and neighboring regions.  He is also leading some research projects at PJM, funded by DOE and other research consortium. He published his work in journals, conference proceedings and industry reports. He also won numerous academic awards, scholarships and honors. He is a senior member of IEEE (since 2005) and active in IEEE activities while being occasionally invited for seminars. For the upcoming 2014 IEEE PES (Power Engineering Society) General Meeting, as a Vice-Chair of local technical committee, he will be chairing the panel on “Grid Modernization and Infrastructure Replacement in the US Capital region under an Uncertain Regulatory, Economic, and Generation Mix Environment”.



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