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A New View of AC Power Distribution Systems: Peering at power flow and stability with micro-synchrophasors

Lecture | October 19 | 1-2 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

Alex McEachern, President, Power Standard Lab; Alexandra von Meier, Co-Director of Electric Grid Research, CIEE

CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society), i4Energy Center

Electric power distribution used to be so pleasant and simple: power flowed down the wires from a nice substation to a happy consumer, and if the circuit could handle peak load, it would be okay in all conditions. Today it's much more mysterious: with solar panels and wind turbines, nobody quite knows which way the power is flowing, and it changes from second to second. Even the stability of distribution systems, taken for granted a decade ago, is now being questioned. Alex McEachern and Sascha von Meier will discuss these problems -- opportunities? -- and how a proposed new micro-synchrophasor technology could open a window on distribution power flow and stability.
All talks may be viewed on our YouTube channel

The schedule for the semester can be found on the CITRIS site.

Webviewing at UC Davis: 1003 Kemper Hall
Webviewing at UC Merced: SE1 100
Webviewing at UC Santa Cruz: SOE E2 Building, Room 595B


Available Now: Webcast