IEEE PES/IAS Joint Chapter Serving Northern Alberta IEEE

Edmonton Event “Dynamic Thermal Line Rating”

IEEE-NCS, PES/IAS Chapter in conjunction with the University of Alberta ECE Group Presents
Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, 6:00 to 8:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm


As more renewable generation is being added to the grid, utilities are looking for solutions to integrate the new generation without adding new infrastructure.  One potential solution is to use Dynamic Thermal Line Rating (DTLR).  DTLR uses actual weather conditions to calculate a real-time thermal rating, compared to using conservative assumptions to calculate a static rating. This presentation will provide a brief overview of what DTLR is and the current state of the art, along with the DTLR research presently being conducted at the University of Calgary.

Speakers (Bio): Leanne Dawson, M.Sc.

She received her BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary in 2013 and 2016, respectively. She is currently a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary. Both her MSc and PhD have been focused on researching the implementation of Dynamic Thermal Line Rating, and she has multiple publications on this subject.


  • University of Alberta
  • 9211 116 St NW
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Canada T6G 1H9
  • Building: Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering (DICE)
  • Room Number: 8-207