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Invited Talk by Prof Anjan Bose
December 30, 2022 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM IST
Title: Maintaining Reliability and Resiliency while Decarbonizing the Power Grid
Abstract: The world has focused strongly, through the Paris Accords, on ridding the electricity generation mix of fossil fuels and replacing that with sustainable non-carbon resources. The emerging new generation mix, however, is changing the characteristics of the grid thus requiring the modification of the ways we plan, design, operate and control the grid. The new engineering tools and procedures must be ready as the penetration of renewable energy resources keeps increasing. These methods to provide highly reliable electricity to society were developed over decades but now must be updated more urgently. In this address we outline where these threats are coming from and how we maintain the highly reliable systems despite the changes. In addition, the increase in extreme weather events is necessitating more efficient ways to recover from grid damage thus increasing the resiliency of the system in addition to maintaining reliability.
Author’s Bio: Prof Anjan Bose (Life Fellow, IEEE) received the B.Tech. degree from IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India, the M.S. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, and the Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA. He has worked for industry, academe, and government for 40 years in electric power engineering. He is currently a Regents Professor and holds an Endowed Distinguished Professor in power engineering at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA, where he also served as the Dean for the College of Engineering and Architecture, from 1998 to 2005. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He received the Herman Halperin Award and the Millennium Medal from the IEEE and was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus by IIT Kharagpur and Iowa State University