Reminder: we are looking for members to give a short talk at Community Night! Please message the organizers if you are interested!
6:30 pm: Doors Open
7:00 pm: Talk
The electric power grid is the largest and most complex machine ever built. It represents one of humankind’s most ambitious undertakings. However, current practices for ensuring reliable operation of the grid hamper adoption of renewable energy and other technologies that promise to improve operating efficiency. In order to increase the levels of renewable energy, we need to reevaluate old plans and adopt new planning processes. We need to find robust solutions that incorporate flexible solutions such as distributed generation, demand response, and power flow control. In this talk we discuss how and why the Smart Wires Analytics Team has adopted _reproducibility_ as a core tenet to address some of these planning challenges.
About our speaker:
Tom Nudell is the Manager of Product and Solution Analytics at Smart Wires. He holds a BA in Physics (magna cum laude) from Kalamazoo College and MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He also completed an 18 month postdoctoral research appointment at MIT in the Active-Adaptive Control Lab. Tom's research has ranged from wide-area monitoring and control of power systems to resilient interconnected infrastructure and transactive control of energy system. At Smart Wires, he leads a team of software engineers and transmission planning engineers who are responsible for incorporating Smart Wires field devices into traditional transmission planning methods: including developing device models, optimal sizing, placement and dispatching algorithms, and running planning studies for customers. Tom is a member of the IEEE, CIGRE, and Phi Beta Kappa. His professional goals include realizing the rapid and widespread integration of renewable and energy efficient resources in the electric power grid.