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Jeff Smith, Program Manager for EPRI will speak at the SLC seminar this Fri., Jan. 23rd. Jeff's presentation is entitled "Meeting the Challenges of Integrating Distributed Energy Resources into the Electric Grid." Jeff is a highly respected industry representative and we are excited to have him as our guest speaker. His bio follows. The seminar will be in Rm 525 in the Min H. Kao Building at 12:20.

Biography - Jeff Smith  

Jeff Smith is currently Manager of EPRI’s Power System Studies Group. He has 20 years of experience modeling and simulating power systems, being responsible for performing and managing various modeling and analysis related studies for a wide range of utility customers from distribution planning to transmission planning and generation procurement. The types of studies Jeff has been responsible for include DG interconnection studies, bulk power system stability and load flow analysis, transient switching studies, power quality analysis of inverter-based generation, distribution system efficiency assessments, as well as high-penetration analysis of distributed PV.

Prior to joining EPRI in 2004, Jeff was a Senior Power Systems Engineer at Electrotek Concepts Inc., where his primary responsibilities were focused on power system studies including power quality analysis, distribution planning with distributed generation, and bulk transmission studies. The majority of his efforts, however, were focused on engineering studies related to bulk wind interconnection and integration.

Jeff received his BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University in 1996 and 1998, respectively.  During his time as both a graduate and undergraduate student, Jeff focused on electric machine modeling, developed the motor-starting module for EPRI’s PQDS and modeling and evaluating various flicker meter algorithms.