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PNNL Research Sparks Discussions at 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting

Two PNNL-authored papers selected as "Best Paper" finalists

July 2016
PNNL Research Sparks Discussions at 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting
Research Engineer Jacob Hansen is among the contingent of PNNL presenters at the 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting in Boston.

With strong national support for cleaner and more reliable electricity, attendees at this year's 2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) General Meeting are rallying around the theme "Paving the Way for Grid Modernization." Approximately 3,200 participants from around the world are expected at this year’s meeting in Boston from July 17-21, including about 30 PNNL scientists and engineers as presenters, panelists, session chairs, and other leadership roles.

More than 20 PNNL papers and presentations cover a range of power system-related subject matter—from transactive control, smart grid, and advanced computing topics, to energy storage and an examination of transmission reinforcements in the Central American regional power system. Notably, two PNNL papers were selected as "Best Paper" finalists:

  • “Quantifying the Emissions Impacts of Smart Grid Projects with a Publically Available Web Calculator,” is one of 18 best paper finalists in the Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Microgrids, and Demand Response category. The paper was authored by Karen Studarus, Trevor Hardy, Brandon Thayer and Rob Pratt. See the PNNL press release for more details.
  • “Dealing with Non-Stationary Signals: Definitions, Considerations and Practical Implications,” is among 19 best paper finalists in the Power System Modeling and Analysis category. Authors are PNNL’s Harold Kirkham and Riga Technical University’s Artis Riepnieks.

During the conference, judges will select one paper from each of four categories to receive a "best-of-the-best" award.

Throughout the meeting, PNNL researchers are involved in working group and committee meetings, invited panel presentations, poster sessions, and tutorials.

"Our expertise in power systems engineering, advanced controls, transactive energy, high-performance computing and related disciplines is more relevant than ever, and technical societies are a critical forum for the exchange of new ideas and information," says Henry Huang, a PNNL chief engineer.

For more news and information about PNNL power grid research, visit the Electricity Infrastructure webpage.

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