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Dr. Ben York, EPRI, and Mr. Cameron Riley, EPRI, to give Power and Energy Seminar on Friday, October 19th

Dr. Ben York, EPRI, and Mr. Cameron Riley, EPRI, present the CURENT Power and Energy Seminar on Friday, October 19, 2018 

Presenters: Dr. Ben York, EPRI, and Mr. Cameron Riley, EPRI 

Time: Friday, October 19th, 12:20 PM - 1:10 PM EST

Location: Min H. Kao Building, Room 404

(This seminar will be available through ZOOM.  See info near bottom of this email.)

Title: Integrating Distributed Renewables and Shaping the Future of Electricity

Abstract: EPRI is a research institution which helps bridge the gap between academia and the electric utility industry. Its non-profit status and global presence help it to provide objective, impactful research findings primarily to electric utilities, while also benefitting the public. Within EPRI, the integration of distributed energy resources (DER) group works to improve and simplify DER’s connection to the grid. To do so, it considers everything from hardware (such as smart inverters for photovoltaics and batteries), controller strategies, and policies and standards. By working with many utility partners, local and national governments, and other research institutions, EPRI and its employees play a significant role in helping to shape the future of electricity. 

Presenter: Dr. Ben York, Technical Leader, EPRI

Bio: Dr. York got his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in Power Electronics in 2013. He is now a Technical Leader at EPRI where he runs research projects and field demonstrations onsite with member utilities around the world from New Orleans to Tokyo.

Presenter: Mr. Cameron Riley, Engineer III, EPRI

Bio: Mr. Riley got his M.S. from University of Tennessee in Power Electronics in 2014. He is now Engineer III at EPRI where he studies data analytics and visualization of solar and utility distribution measurements.

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Upcoming Seminars

Friday, October 26th - 12:20 pm to 1:10 pm in MHK 404 – Industry Seminar

  • Dr. Pratap Mysore, Pratap Consulting Services - Switching issues associated with shunt compensated transmission lines - CAPX 2020 Project    


Friday, November 2nd - 12:20 pm to 1:10 pm in MHK 404

  • Mr. Arthur Mouco, Northeastern University - Fault Location using Sparse Estimation
  • Mr. Horacio Silva, University of Tennessee - Chance-constrained optimal location of damping control actuators under wind power variability

See the CURENT calendar for more news and seminars.