Friday, July 25, 2014 — 10:30 AM EDT


Professor Anjan Bose, Fellow IEEE, Regents Professor,
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA


Evolution of Control for the Smart Transmission Grid


The smart transmission grid is a major topic of discussion but a comprehensive description of such a grid is still developing. It is expected that such a transmission system will have significantly more measurements, communications and control than the present grid but no consensus has been reached on what the specifications of such new functionality should be. Of course, the technical specifications depend on the new applications of monitoring and control that we would like to see for the operation of the grid. Matching the available technology of measurement, communication and control to our wish-list of applications is the way to develop this technical vision of the smart grid. In this presentation, we will develop a specific view of what the smart transmission grid will look like and what new monitoring and control functions will be feasible with existing technologies of measurements, communications, computers and controllers. The new development will be mainly in software which will be covered.

Speaker's biography

Anjan Bose received his B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, M.S. from University of California, Berkeley, and Ph.D. from Iowa State University. He has worked for industry, academe and government for 40 years in electric power engineering. He is a Regents Professor and holds the endowed Distinguished Professorship in Power Engineering at Washington State University, where he has also served as the Dean of the College of Engineering & Architecture during 1998-2005. He has served as a consultant and advisor to utilities and governments on grid issues. He served as a Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary at the US Department of Energy for 18 months. Professor Bose is a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering, a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and Fellow of the IEEE. He is the recipient of the IEEE Herman Halperin Award and the IEEE Millennium Medal, and has received Distinguished Alumni Awards from IIT Kharagpur and Iowa State University.

Invited by Professor Kankar Bhattacharya

DWE building
Room 1501


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