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Graduate Exam Abstract


Mayank Panwar

M.S. Final

October 19, 2012, 10AM-12PM

ECE Conference Room C101B Engineering

RELIABILITY QUANTIFICATION AND VISUALIZATION FOR ELECTRIC MICROGRIDS


Abstract: The electric grid in the United States is undergoing modernization from the state of aging infrastructure of the past to a more robust and reliable power system of the future.The primary efforts in this direction have been enabled by the US federal government through the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA07) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).The Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration (RDSI) demonstration projects were launched with the aim of reducing peak electricity demand by 15 percent at distribution feeders. FortZED RDSI aims at 20-30 percent peak load reduction. The reliability is quantified through North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) metrics in North America. Some of the NERC metrics are calculated and interpreted in this work to quantify performance for a single asset and group of assets in a microgrid. Two more metrics are introduced for system level performance quantification. Visualization of data is explored in detail and a graphical user interface (GUI) is developed as a deliverable tool for the operator to make informative decisions.

Adviser: Dr.Siddharth Suryanarayanan
Co-Adviser: N/A
Non-ECE Member: Prof.Daniel Zimmele
Member 3: Dr.Liuqing Yang
Addional Members: N/A

Publications:
[1] M. Panwar, S. Suryanarayanan, D. Zimmerle, P. Bauleo, "Data handling and visualization for microgrid operations," under preparation, IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Jul 2013
[2] M. Panwar, G.P. Duggan, R.T. Griffin, S. Suryanarayanan, D. Zimmerle, M. Pool, S. Brunner, "Dispatch in microgrids: Lessons from the Fort Collins Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration demonstration project", The Electricity Journal (Accepted)


Program of Study:
ECE461
ECE565
ECE568
ECE580A6
ECE680A2
ECE514
ENGR510
ECE699