Mr. Blake Lundstrom, NREL, to give SLC Industry Seminar on Thursday, June 15

Posted by wksmith on June 8, 2017

Mr. Blake Lundstrom will present an SLC Industry seminar on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in MHK Room 124 from 12:20 pm to 1:10 pm.

Presenter: Mr. Blake Lundstrom, NREL

Title: Leveraging Hardware-in-the-Loop for Energy Systems Integration Research

Where: MHK 124 and WebEx

Time: Thursday, June 15th, 12:20 PM - 1:10 PM EST

Click to access the webpage and get WebEx info.  

Abstract: The continued integration of distributed energy resources (DERs)—such as solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery inverters—in electric power networks worldwide presents new opportunities and risks for grid modernization. New DER device capabilities, coordinated control approaches, and information and communication technology (ICT) offer innovative solutions for enabling a more efficient and resilient grid, but also require sophisticated validation techniques to ensure successful integration with existing integrated energy systems. Real-time Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation techniques offer a comprehensive validation approach that can leverage large-scale power system models, simulated and physical ICT infrastructure, and physical controller and power hardware under test. Blake will present approaches and results from a variety of NREL projects leveraging HIL techniques to evaluate integrated energy systems including advanced PV inverters, industrial distribution management systems, microgrid controllers and systems, and megawatt-scale wind turbines.

BioBlake Lundstrom is a Senior Research Engineer and the Acting Group Manager for the Integrated Devices and Systems Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. His research is focused on integration of distributed and renewable energy resources into the electric distribution system and involves distribution system modeling, advanced power electronics development, design of control techniques for managing large-scale deployments of DER, and the use of real-time hardware-in-the-loop techniques for energy systems integration research. Blake is the Secretary for IEEE P2004: Recommended Practice for Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Based Testing of Electric Power Apparatus and Controls and a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado