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Intelligent Enterprise Control of Future Electric Power Systems

15 Nov 2013   11:00-12:00

Recently, the academic and industrial literature has coalesced around an enhanced vision of the electric power grid that is responsive, dynamic, adaptive and flexible. As driven by a need for greater environmental sustainability, high reliability and cost-efficiency, this "Smart Grid" will undergo technical, economic and regulatory changes to bring about the incorporation of renewable energy and incentivized demand side management & control. As a result, the power grid will experience fundamental changes in its system structure and behavior that will consequently require enhanced control, automation, and IT-driven management. While these requirements will open a plethora of market of opportunities for new control technologies, many of these solutions are largely overlapping in function. Piece-meal initiatives & limited scope contracts could bring about costly-overbuilt solutions or even worse unintended reliability consequences. This presentation, thus, motivates the need for methods of integrated assessment that manage the diversity of control solutions against their many competing objectives. Furthermore, the concept of integrated enterprise control is proposed as an approach to operate the power grid reliability and economically. The presentation concludes with a summary of relevant ongoing work at the Masdar Institute Laboratory for Intelligent Integrated Networks of Engineering Systems (LIINES).

Prof. Amro M. Farid received his Sc. B in 2000 and his Sc. M. 2002 from the MIT Mechanical Engineering Department. He went onto complete his Ph.D. degree at the Institute for Manufacturing within the University of Cambridge (UK) Engineering Department in 2007. He has varied industrial experiences from the automotive, semiconductor, defense, chemicals and manufacturing sectors. He is currently an assistant professor of Engineering Systems & Management at the Masdar Institute of Science & Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE and leads the Laboratory for Intelligent Integrated Networks of Engineering Systems (LI2NES). The laboratory maintains an active research program in
?Smart Power Grids,
?the Energy-Water Nexus,
?the Energy-Transportation Nexus,
?and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems.
He is also a research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ? Technology and Development Program. He has made active contributions to the MIT-Masdar Institute Collaborative Initiative, the MIT Future of the Electricity Grid Study, and the IEEE Control System Society Smart Grid Vision.

KN:E-112 (Karlovo nám. 13, budova E, Vyčichlova knihovna)
Ing. Pavel Vrba, Ph.D.
Contact person
Ing. Pavel Vrba, Ph.D., pavel.vrba@fel.cvut.cz, 224 35 7694