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Description: PES Region 2 is hosting a series of webinars celebrating PES Day 2021 and its theme of the Clean Energy Revolution. Please join us for these webinars featuring speakers from academia and industry. Topics include clean energy economics and policies, planning and modeling clean energy resources, and case studies surrounding renewable energy. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be offered for each webinar.

Registration and detailed information regarding each event can be found by following the associated hyperlink. The bios of speakers can be found at the bottom of the page.

Sponsored Events:

April 7th, 2021 –

Technical Pathways to and Economic Issues with Decarbonizing Electricity Production – Dr. Ramteen Sioshansi

More details and registration can be found at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/267709

April 13th, 2021 –

The Impact of the Clean Futures Act and FERC 2222 on T&D Engineering – Mr. Doug Houseman

More details and registration can be found at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/267712

April 21st, 2021 –

Enabling Operational Resilience for the DER-Rich Active Power Distribution System – Dr. Anurag Srivastava

More details and registration can be found at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/266319

April 23rd, 2021 –

Towards Fully Renewable Power System: Real-world Case Studies and Lessons Learned – Dr. Antonio Conejo

More details and registration can be found at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/267717

April 29th, 2021 –

Modeling a Clean Energy Future for the United States – Dr. Yixing Xu

More details and registration can be found at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/267713

Co-sponsored Events:

April 7th, 2021 –

Kentucky’s Clean Energy Successes, Opportunities, and Challenges – IEEE PES University of Kentucky Chapter, Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky (PEIK)

More details and registration can be found at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/267051

April 23rd, 2021 –

Hybrid Energy Systems of the Future – IEEE PES Susquehanna Chapter, IEEE PES Lehigh Valley Chapter

More details and registration can be found at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/266008

Speaker List & Bios:

Dr. Ramteen Sioshansi is a professor in and associate department chair of Department of Integrated Systems Engineering and an associate fellow in Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on the integration of advanced energy technologies, including renewables, energy storage, and electric transportation, into energy systems. He works also in energy policy and electricity-market design, especially as they pertain to advanced energy technologies. He served three two-year terms on Electricity Advisory Committee, a federal advisory committee to U.S. Secretary of Energy, and chaired its Energy Storage (Technologies) Subcommittee. Dr. Sioshansi is an IEEE Fellow.

Mr. Doug Houseman is a technical consultant with extensive experience in the energy and utility industry. During his 40+ years in this space, he has worked on projects in more than 70 countries. He is an industry leader in grid modernization, and he has authored or revised significant portions of IEEE’s GridVision 2050, DOE’s QER, and CEATI’s Distribution Utility Technology Roadmap. He is a NIST fellow and a member of the GridWise Architecture Council. He has substantial experience working with a number of investor-owned utilities to update their distribution engineering standards.

Dr. Anurag K. Srivastava received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA, in 2005.,He is currently an Associate Professor of Electric Power Engineering with the Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA, and the Director of the Smart Grid Demonstration and Research Investigation Lab, Energy System Innovation Center. He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, and the Co-Author of more than 300 technical publications. His research interests include data-driven algorithm for the power system operation and control.,Dr. Srivastava is an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

Dr. Antonio J. Conejo received the M.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in 1990. He is currently a professor in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. His research interests include control, operations, planning, economics and regulation of electric energy systems, as well as statistics and optimization theory and its applications. Prof. Conejo is a fellow of IEEE and INFORMS.

Dr. Yixing Xu joined Breakthrough Energy as the Chief Scientist and system architect of the energy system modeling project at Breakthrough Energy Sciences in 2020. His research focuses on clean energy technology and energy policy. Yixing has spent the entirety of his academic and industrial career working in clean energy field, starting in 2014 at Intellectual Ventures where he founded the grid modeling project, and led a diverse team of experts to build a high-resolution electric grid model to support large scale clean energy integration. Yixing has published over 10 papers, book chapters, and technical reports in top journals and conferences, and delivered invited talks. Yixing finished his PhD and postdoc at Texas A&M University, bachelor’s degree at Tsinghua University, all focusing on clean energy. Yixing is based in Seattle, Washington.