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Control of Complex Systems Initiative

Third Workshop on Control of Complex Systems (2017)

Experts in the control field gathered for CCSI’s third annual workshop, "Control of Complex Systems: An Integrated Perspective on Modern Power Grid Control." The workshop was held May 22-23, 2017, in conjunction with the American Control Conference in Seattle. Sonja Glavaski, program director for the DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, keynoted the event. Other speakers included representatives from industry, research and academia. The event focused on three technical areas: Dynamics and Control, Analytics and Optimization, and Economics and Market Design, and also included industry-focused sessions and "lightning round" presentations that allowed researchers to discuss their projects and findings.

Day 1, Monday, May 22, 2017

Session 1: Introduction and Keynote Presentation
Chair: Dr. Michael Brambley
8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Workshop Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Michael Brambley, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Challenges and Perspectives
Dr. Sonja Glavaski, Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Tutorial 1
Chair: Dr. Krishnamurthy Dvijotham
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Tutorial: The U.S. Electricity Industry in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities
Prof. Dalia Patiño-Echeverri, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break
Session 2: Industry Perspectives
Chairs: Mr. Paul Ehrlich, Dr. Karanjit Kalsi
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Hawaii's Clean Energy Transformation: Future Opportunities and Challenges
Mr. Michael Champley, Former Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Challenges and Opportunities of Applying Optimization and Analytics for Managing Modern Power Systems
Dr. Kwok Cheung, GE Grid Solutions
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
Session 2: Industry Perspectives (continued)
Chairs: Mr. Paul Ehrlich, Dr. Karanjit Kalsi
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. To Distribute or to Centralize: Architectures for Control of Power Systems
Dr. Holger Kley, SPIRAE
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Challenges of Technology Transfer from Research to an Electric Distribution Utility
Ms. Uzma Siddiqi, PE, Seattle City Light
Tutorial 2
Chair: Dr. Krishnamurthy Dvijotham
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Tutorial: Modeling Frameworks to Enable New Opportunities in Grid Optimization and Control
Prof. Christopher DeMarco, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Break
Session 3: Lightning Talks
Chair: Dr. Thomas Edgar
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. High Level Modeling Language for Developing Co-simulations of Complex Systems
Mr. Thomas Edgar, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Control System Evaluation Through Large-Scale Complex Interconnected Energy System Simulations
Mr. Jacob Hansen, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
4:00 - 4:15 p.m. VOLTTRONTM - An Open Source Distributed Control and Sensing Platform for Buildings, the Grid and More
Mr. Jereme Haack, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Optimal Energy Storage Sizing and Residential Load Scheduling to Improve Reliability in Islanded Operation of Distribution Grids
Mr. Abdulelah Habib, University of California, San Diego
4:30 - 4:45 p.m. Assessing Demand Flexibility in Uncertain Frequency Responsive Loads
Dr. Soumya Kundu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Transactive Energy Systems Using Double-auction Market: Example and Analysis
Dr. Jianming Lian, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
5:00 - 5:15 p.m. Integration of Retail and Wholesale Electricity Markets: Modeling and Stability Analysis
Dr. Thiagarajan Ramachandran, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
5:15 - 6:00 p.m. Poster Viewing and Networking Time
6:00 p.m. Adjourn

Day 2, Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chair: Dr. Michael Brambley
8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Welcome to Day 2
Dr. Michael Brambley, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Session 4: Dynamics and Control
Chairs: Prof. Enrique Mallada, Dr. Soumya Kundu
8:05 - 8:35 a.m. Design, Stability and Control of Ad-hoc Microgrids
Prof. Konstantin Turitsyn, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
8:35 - 9:05 a.m. Performance Tradeoffs of Dynamically Controlled Grid- connected Inverters in Low Inertia Power Systems
Prof. Enrique Mallada, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
9:05 - 9:35 a.m. Realizing Virtual Power Plants
Dr. Changhong Zhao, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
9:35 - 10:05 a.m. Predictive Dispatch and Demand Response for Commercial Buildings
Prof. Colin Jones, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
10:05 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. UTRC Buildings to Grid Research
Dr. Veronica Adetola, United Technologies Research Center
Tutorial 3: Optimization and Analytics
Chair: Dr. Krishnamurthy Dvijotham
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tutorial: Optimization and Control of Energy Systems
Prof. Pascal Van Hentenryck, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
Session 5: Optimization and Analytics
Chair: Prof. Pascal Van Hentenryck, Dr. Draguna Vrabie
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Optimal Control of Battery Storage Under Cycle-based Degradation Models
Prof. Baosen Zhang, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Chance-constrained AC OPF with Probabilistic Guarantees and Scalable Performance
Dr. Maria Vrakopoulou, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Session 6: Economics and Market Design
Chairs: Prof. Subhonmesh Bose, Dr. Draguna Vrabie
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. A Self-Reported Baseline Mechanism for Demand Response Programs
Dr. Deepan Muthirayan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Call-options for Wholesale Electricity Markets
Prof. Subhonmesh Bose, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. DER Coordination at Large Scales: From Mean-Field Games to Social Welfare Optimization
Prof. Wei Zhang, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State University
Session 7: Lightning Talks - Control and Optimization Under Uncertainty
Chairs: Dr. Draguna Vrabie, Prof. Wei Zhang
4:30 - 4:45 p.m. Model Decomposition Methods for Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Systems
Dr. Enoch Yeung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Robust Optimization of Infrastructure Systems
Dr. Krishnamurthy Dvijotham, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
5:00 - 5:15 p.m. Submodular Optimization for Discovery of Key Entities in Complex Systems
Dr. Arun Sathanur, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Session 8: Workshop Closing
5:15 - 5:30 p.m. Workshop Closing Remarks
Dr. Michael Brambley, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
5:30 p.m. Adjourn
7:00 p.m. OPTIONAL: No-host Dinner
Wild Ginger
1401 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

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