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Steve You and Huangqing Xiao, University of Tennessee, Give CURENT Power and Energy Seminar on Friday, March 13

Steve You and Huangqing Xiao, both from the University of Tennessee, will give the CURENT Power and Energy Seminar on Friday, March 13. The seminar will be in MHK 404 from 12:20pm to 1:10pm. The seminar will be available via ZOOM as well. 

Presenter 1: Steve You, University of Tennessee

Title: Deploying Artificial Intelligence in Smart Grids — an FNET/GridEye Example

Abstract: Data is increasing with the number of sensors deployed in power grids. Large amounts of data provide many opportunities for applying artificial intelligence technologies to improve the reliability of the power grid. In this presentation, the presenter will introduce some artificial intelligence application cases to improve power grid situational awareness, control, and cybersecurity. Most applications were developed and tested on FNET/GridEye, a wide-area power grid monitoring network and one of the largest cyber-physical systems.

Bio: Dr. Shutang "Steve" You is a research faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and CURENT at UTK. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, in 2011 and 2014 and completed his Ph.D. program on power systems at the Power IT lab and CURENT at UTK in 2017. His research interests include power grid minitoring, operation simulation, and planning. (Email Steve or more information about FNET/GridEye) 

Presenter 2: Huangqing Xiao, University of Tennessee 

Title: Hybrid HVDC Systems with Line Commutated Converter (LCC) and Voltage Source Converter (VSC)

Abstract: High voltage direct current (HVDC) system is widely used for long-distance bulk-power transmission due to its high economic efficiency. Generally, HVDC converters can be divided into two main categories: line commutated converter (LCC) and voltage source converter (VSC). LCC and VSC can be incorporated into a hybrid HVDC system which combines the advantages of both converters. This presentation will introduce four hybrid HVDC systems: 1) pole-hybrid, 2) terminal-hybrid, 3) series converter-hybrid and 4) parallel converter-hybrid HVDC systems. Analyses are carried out in terms of DC fault ride-through, power flow reversal and commutation failure.

Bio: Dr. Huangqing Xiao received the B.S. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 2013 and 2018, respectively. He is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. His research interests include high-voltage direct current transmission, DC circuit breaker, and renewable power integration.


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