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2019 Summer Strategic Planning Meeting

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The CURENT 2019 Summer Strategic Planning Meeting will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 8th and 9th in Atlanta, GA. The meeting will be held Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. During the meeting, faculty and industry will plan and map out center goals, recruitment efforts and sustainability plans. This meeting will also include the student perfect pitch competition. The event will be held at the Atlanta Marriot Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA. 

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Past Retreats

2019 Winter Strategic Planning Meeting

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The CURENT 2019 Winter Strategic Planning Meeting was held on Monday and Tuesday, March 11th and 12th in New Orleans, LA. During the meeting, faculty and industry planned and mapped out center goals, recruitment efforts and sustainability plans. The event was held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA. 



CURENT 2018 Summer Strategic Planning Meeting

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Aug. 9-10, 2019

Doubletree by Hilton Portland

1000 N.E. Multnomah

Portland, OR 97232 



CURENT 2018 Winter Strategic Planning Meeting

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February 5-6, 2018    

Double Tree by Hilton Grand Key Resort

3990 South Roosevelt Blvd.

Key West, FL 33040

305-293-1818 (t)



Dr. Kevin Tomsovic, CURENT - Center Roadmap/Overview

Dr. Fran Li, CURENT - LTB Testbed

Dr. Leon Tolbert, CURENT - HTB Testbed

Dr. Ali Abur, CURENT - Modeling Thrust

Dr. Joe Chow, CURENT - Control Thrust

Dr. Fred Wang, CURENT - Acutation Thrust

Dr. Yilu Liu, CURENT - Monitoring Thrust 

Jon Marmillo, Genscape - LineVision: Transmission Monitoring & Dynamic Line Rating System

Marissa Morales Rodriegues, ORNL - Grid Modernization: Advanced Technologies for Cyber-physical Security

Hongming Zhang, Peak Reliability - Peak Reliability Technology Innovation Roadmap to Assure a Wide Area View in the Western Interconnection


CURENT 2017 Strategic Planning Meeting


July 20-21, 2017    

Chicago, IL 

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CURENT Industry Sustainability Plan, July 20, 2017

CURENT Overview 2017 Summer Retreat Chicago

July 2017 HTB Strategic Planning Meeting


CURENT 2017 Winter Strategic Planning Meeting


April 9-11, 2017    

San Juan, Puerto Rico (PR) 

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Dave Bertagnolli, consultant - Advanced Renewable Technologies: Challenges to Realizing Their Full Benefits

Jack Joyce, Hitachi - Real Time Power Network Optimization and Data Management Solutions

Nicholas Miller, GE – Technology Challenges for Exceeding 50% Wind and Solar Energy

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) - General Overview and Authority

Dr. Kevin Tomsovic, CURENT  - Center Overview

Dr. Fran Li, CURENT - Large-scale Test Bed (LTB)

Dr. Leon Tolbert, CURENT - Hardware Testbed (HTB)

Dr. Ali Abur, CURENT - Modeling and Estimation

Dr. Joe Chow, CURENT - Wide-area Frequency Control

Dr. Yilu Liu, CURENT - Monitoring and Visualization

Dr. Fred Wang, CURENT - Actuation

Dr. Daniel Costinett, CURENT - Education and Diversity


CURENT 2016 Summer Strategic Planning Meeting

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July 21-22, 2016    

Boston, MA


CURENT Overview

Hitachi - Introducing Hitachi RAS Technologies


CURENT 2016 Winter Strategic Planning Meeting

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March 3-4, 2016    

Philadelphia, PA


Dale Osborn, MISO - HVDC Overlay

Tao Xia, Dominion-Virginia Power - Dominion-Virginia Power Historian Initiative

Mahendra Patel, EPRI  - Future High Renewable Operations Issues

Jianzhong Tong, PJM - Automatic Voltage Control

Emanuel Bernabeu, PJM - Resilience Using State-of-the-art Tools and Infrastructure

Kevin Tomsovic, CURENT Director - CURENT Overview

Ali Abur, CURENT - Modeling and Estimation Thrust and Detection of Network Parameter Errors

Fran Li, CURENT - Large Scale Testbed  

Joe Chow, CURENT - Requirements for a Wide Area Damping Control (WADC) Scheme and Real-Time Phasor-only State Estimator Applied to New England and New York Power Systems

Kai Sun, CURENT - Requirements of a Wide-Area Voltage Control (WAVC) Scheme