Real-Time Synchrophasor-Based Situational Awareness, Analysis, Monitoring, and Control of Transmission and Distribution Systems

June 18, 2024 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Wentworth Institute of Technology Beatty 426 (Building: Beatty Hall)
550 Huntington Ave
MA 02115

Power & Energy Society

Speaker: Marianna Vaiman, CEO of V&R Energy

Time: Refreshments start at 6:00pm; Talk begins at 6:30pm

(Free Parking at West Parking Lot)

As the electric grid undergoes significant transformations and becomes increasingly affected by more frequent and severe weather events, the resilience and reliability of transmission and distribution systems become extremely important. The advancement of Energy Management Systems (EMS) is crucial for maintaining the reliable operation of power systems. A Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU)-based framework enhances state estimation accuracy, thereby improving the effectiveness of modern EMS applications, such as security assessments. By leveraging synchronized measurements, this framework enhances the reliability and efficiency of EMS, optimizing system operation and performance. The changing energy generation mix, the growth of DERs, and the integration of renewable energy resources at both large scale and individual user level necessitate stronger grid resilience and greater consumer choice. To meet these evolving requirements, enhanced real-time visibility and control of bidirectional energy flows across the distribution grid are essential. The deployment of advanced technologies, such as the Distribution Linear State Estimator (DLSE), is key to addressing these challenges. This presentation will discuss the critical roles of PMU-based EMS and network analysis applications, and DLSE in enhancing the situational awareness, analysis, monitoring, and control of modern transmission and distribution systems, ensuring their resilient and reliable operation.

Biography – Marianna Vaiman

Marianna Vaiman is the Co-founder and CEO of V&R Energy. She has over 30 years of experience in the development and deployment of innovative technologies for the electric utility industry. She has B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and her areas of expertise include stability, resilience, optimization, and control in power systems with high penetration of inverter-based resources; use of synchrophasor measurements for enhanced situational awareness and control; use of machine learning; and analysis of cascading outages. Marianna is an IEEE Fellow and has been recognized as IEEE PES Women Engineers and Achievers in Power & Energy. She is a member of Power & Energy Magazine Editorial Board, the immediate past Co-Chair of IEEE PES Corporate Engagement Program, a member of IEEE PES Industry Technical Support Leadership Committee, a member of Long-Range Planning subcommittee, and a VP of Marketing at CIGRE US National Committee. She’s active in NERC, WECC, and NASPI communities.

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