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Dr. Jay Liu, PJM, Gives CURENT Power and Energy Seminar on Friday, November 13

Dr. Jay Liu, PJM, will give the CURENT Power and Energy Seminar (ECE 496 and 691) on Friday, November 13, from from 12:20 pm to 1:10 pm. The seminar will be available via ZOOM and the link will be sent to CURENT students and faculty through email. Contact Wendy if you need a link.

Presenter: Dr. Jay Liu, Senior Lead Engineer, PJM

Title: "Infrastructure Transformation Toward a Reliable and Resilient Power Grid” Jay Liu.jpg

Abstract: The electric power industry is under transformative changes toward high efficient, service oriented, and sustainable future. Climate change has induced increasing risk to power grids with higher frequent natural hazards which are threats to power grid resilience. High penetration renewables and DERs, along with the rapid growth of natural gas generation, have not only aggressively changed the fuel mix in our grids, but also have brought in new challenges and opportunities in the system and market operation. For example, Inverter-based Resources (IBRs) could induce low inertia and low-fault current into the power system, larger scale natural gas generation would need extensive Gas-Electric coordination, etc. On the other side, the aging infrastructures in our power grids would need to be hardened and rebuilt to meet the transitional supply-demand patterns. Competitive Transmission Planning is a new battle ground in the US power system developments which aims for a more cost and technical effective infrastructure investment and operation model. At this presentation, we will have a holistic review on the above transitional trends in the industry, and discuss the call of technology innovation and researches to meet these challenges. The most recent published IEEE PES Technical Reports and the IEEE PES Industry Survey result will be referenced.

Bio: Dr. Jay Liu is a Senior Lead Engineer at PJM. He has near 30 years experiences in power industry working on infrastructure planning, implementation and operation. He has developed, coordinated and integrated more than 20GW conventional and renewable energy resources into the power grids. He also participated and coordinated more than 2000 transmission and distribution projects through the planning and implementation phase, including the recent competitive planning projects at PJM. He obtained his B.E. and M.E. degrees both in power system from Southeast University in Nanjing China, in 1992 and 1996 respectively. He got his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 2004. He also obtained his MBA degree from Penn State University in 2010. Prior to PJM, he worked at ISO New England as Lead EMS Engineer.  Dr. Liu is a Senior member of IEEE.