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Tim Fritch, TVA, Gives CURENT Power and Energy Seminar on Friday, April 1

Tim Fritch, Manager of Reliability Analysis at TVA, will present the CURENT Power and Energy Seminar on Friday, April 1 from 1:00pm - 1:50pm via ZOOM. Please join him for this informative seminar.   

Time: Friday, April 1 from 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM EST

Location: Via ZOOM ,  download calendar file

Presenter: Tim Fritch, Manager of Reliability Analysis, TVA

Title: TVA Overview of Renewables and Electric Vehicles Strategy 

Abstract:  TVA’s strategy and efforts with integration of renewable energy and electric vehicles. Lesson’s learned on some of the implantation and testing of recent solar plants.

Biography: Tim Fritch is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University in Electrical Engineering and holds a PE license in the state of TN. He started his career at TVA in 2004 in Transmission Planning where he served as the lead engineer on several large transmission projects. In 2013, he moved to Transmission Operations to support Transmission Operators and Reliability Coordinators in outage coordination and special studies. He also became more involved with PMUs at TVA to help gain more knowledge on this technology and how it could be implemented more across the industry to increase reliability and compliance strength. He now manages over 10 engineers that support transmission operations on outages and tools such as oscillation monitoring for operators. Tim has been very involved in the NERC Synchronized Measurement Subcommittee (SMS) and NASPI, focusing on the reliability benefits and uses of synchrophasor technology. He has served as the vice-chair of the SMS for the past two years and now holds the chair position. He is a member of IEEE.  Outside of work, Tim loves spending time with his family camping, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors. 

Watch the recorded seminar

Upcoming CURENT Power and Energy Seminars

April 8 - Le Xie, Texas A&M - An Open-access Cross-domain Approach to Analyzing the Impact of Extreme Events on the Electricity Sector: What We Learned from COVID-19 and 2021 Texas Winter Outage

April 15 - Spring Break, no class

April 22 - Agasthya Ayachit, Mercedes Benz - eDrive Platforms and Power Electronics

April 29 - Natt Praisuwanna & Pay Kritprajun, University of Tennessee - Fault detection in inverter based grids / reactive power allocation among PV inverters

May 6 - Rupy Sawhney, University of Tennessee - People-Centric Operational Excellence Model

May 10 - Joe Zhou, Kettering University - Energy Storage Systems