"Ultra-Wide-Area Control of the Power System"

Event Date/Time: 
November 7, 2013 - 3:00pm
Event Location: 
2250 EB
Prof. Kevin Tomsovic, University of Tennessee
ECE Seminar Series


In order to integrate significant levels of renewables into the power system without sacrificing reliability, the grid requires coordination on a broad geographic scale. New technology developments allowing for synchronized monitoring, more flexible transmission use and greater controllability of loads across wide areas shows promise for achieving such coordinated operation. This talk will overview our on-going work on wide area control and discusses two specific applications: 1) wide-area frequency regulation and control using concepts of flat differential systems; and 2) damping oscillations under a distributed control approach.



Kevin Tomsovic is currently CTI Professor in the Dept. of EECS at University of Tennessee, and director of CURENT, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center. He received the BS from Michigan Tech. University, Houghton, in 1982, and the MS and Ph.D. degrees from University of Washington, Seattle, in 1984 and 1987, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1992-2008, he was a Professor at Washington State University in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Visiting university positions have included National Cheng Kung University, National Sun Yat-Sen University and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He held the Advanced Technology for Electrical Energy Chair at Kumamoto University in Japan from 1999-2000 and was a Program Director at the National Science Foundation in the Electrical and Communications Systems division of the Engineering directorate from 2004-2006. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.  

Faculty Host:  Joydeep Mitra <mitraj@msu.edu>

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