Scheduled Demonstrations

Demonstration will take place Monday afternoon and during the Poster Session Monday evening.

  1. Multi-layered Resilient Microgrid Networks

    Contributors: ABB, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Duke Energy

    Summary: The proposed demonstration will focus on networked microgrids secure communications architecture interconnecting heterogeneous microgrid networks using IEC 61850 and OpenFMB. We will also demonstrate the first principle-based attack mitigation strategies that go beyond the traditional IT measures and utilize the inherent physical properties of energy delivery systems to overcome barriers to DER integration arising from availability, security, and stability.

  2. GridAPPS-D

    Contributors: Pacific Northwest National Lab

    Summary: The project, funded by the U.S. DOE Advanced Research program, is developing an open source, standards-based platform enabling the development of advanced, portable applications for management and control is modern electric power distribution systems.

  3. Non-divergent State Estimator for Multi-Area Very Large Scale Interconnected Power Grids

    Contributors: Northeastern University, PJM Interconnection

    Summary: A large power system which is composed of several control areas or zones, each having its own data base, application programs and measurement scheme may be monitored and operated by a central independent system operator. The purpose of this demo is to show a new approach which will automatically detect issues associated with the affected subsystem and isolate its solution from the rest of the system solution. This way, it will be possible to provide a state estimation solution for the largest possible part of the system even when there are one or more unobservable or unsolvable zones. The demo will showcase the developed estimation software and demonstrate its effectiveness using real life cases which caused PJM’s state estimator to diverge.

  4. Detection, Identification and Correction of Network Model Parameter Errors
    Contributors: Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, ISO-New England

    Summary: There are two main challenges related to the problem of network parameter error detection and identification: (1) Errors in analog measurements and network parameters will both produce similar biases in the estimated state, making it difficult to differentiate between these two sources of error; (2) Existing methods of parameter error estimation require a suspect set of parameters to be identified a priori state estimation. These suspect parameters will then be used to augment the state vector so that they can be estimated along with the system states. This approach will yield an unnecessarily long list of unknowns since the size of the suspect set of parameters may be very large. A method which can detect and identify only those parameters with significant errors, without requiring a long list of suspect parameters, is needed. In this demo, we will show a recently developed approach which addresses both of the above stated challenges.

  5. A Verifiable Framework for Cyber-Physical Attacks and Countermeasures in a Resilient Electric Power Grid

    Contributors: Arizona State University

    Summary: The goal of our project is to identify realistic cyber-threats and vulnerabilities of modern EMSs as well as to propose countermeasures that system operators can implement in their systems. To obtain the most representative and accurate assessments possible, we developed a software platform which very realistically mimics the functions and operation of real world energy management systems. The demo we intend to present at ISGT 2019 showcases the Java-based platform we have developed to study EMS vulnerabilities and countermeasures. The platform is based on an open source software package for power system studies called OpenPA.

Call for Demonstrations

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IEEE PES ISGT 2019 is a forum to discuss the latest issues, trends, and emerging and innovative technologies for grid modernization in the face of challenges of a rapidly changing environment resulting from the dramatic increase in deployments of renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and the emergence of new business and operating concepts and services. This year, the PES would like to invite participants to submit a demonstration to be showcased during the conference. The demonstration must feature a live simulation and/or interactive piece to engage with conference participants. All submittals are expected to feature the latest and most innovative technologies for grid modernization to align with this years’ theme.

Demonstrations can include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  1. Integration of Renewables
  2. Smart Grid Software
  3. Energy Storage
  4. Microgrids
  5. Electric Vehicles
  6. Internet of Things (IoT)
  7. Smart Cities

Application Criteria
Proposals must provide a clear description of the demonstration, the importance of the demonstration to the industry and any other relevant information. The proposals will be reviewed and selected based on relevance to the industry, academic merit, level of interaction and the ability to fit within the desired space. Each demonstration will be showcased on a 4 ft. x 6 ft. table. Space is limited.

Submission Guidelines
Proposals can be submitted to:
Proposals Due: October 31, 2018
Acceptance Notification: November 30, 2018

Please note this is meant to be a technology demonstration from researchers, labs and/or applications in the industry and should be treated as an alternate form of technical knowledge. This is not an avenue for product marketing.