The theme of PES Day 2021 is “Clean Energy Revolution”, which is a timely and important topic for the entire world. By taking advantage of the virtual meetings due to the pandemic, PES Region 2 Representative and PES Day Region 2 Coordinator decided to offer a region-level series of webinars for the entire PES Region 2. Through this effort, we were able to maximize the exposures of the events to more attendees and break the silos among chapters.
As a result, PES Region 2 hosted a webinar series to commemorate PES Day. The webinar series was composed of five sponsored events and three co-sponsored events. Topics include clean energy economics and policies, planning and modeling clean energy resources, and case studies surrounding renewable energy. The following is a brief description of PES Day events held throughout Region 2:
April 7th, 2021
Technical Pathways to and Economic Issues with Decarbonizing Electricity Production
Dr. Ramteen Sioshansi
He 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.
April 13th, 2021
The Impact of the Clean Futures Act and FERC 2222 on T&D Engineering
Mr. Doug Houseman
He is a technical consultant with extensive experience in the energy and utility industry. He is the chair of the IEEE PES Intelligent Grid and Emerging Technology (iGET) Coordinating Committee.
April 21st, 2021
Enabling Operational Resilience for the DER-Rich Active Power Distribution System
Dr. Anurag Srivastava
He is an associate professor of electric power engineering at Washington State University and the director of the Smart Grid Demonstration and Research Investigation Lab (SGDRIL) within the Energy System Innovation Center (ESIC). He also has a joint appointment as a Senior Scientist with the Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL).
April 23rd, 2021
Towards Fully Renewable Power System: Real-world Case Studies and Lessons Learned
Dr. Antonio Conejo
He is a professor in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. He is a fellow of IEEE.
April 29th, 2021
Modeling a Clean Energy Future for the United States
Dr. Yixing Xu
He joined as the Chief Scientist and System Architect of the energy system modeling project at Breakthrough Energy Sciences in 2020.
April 7th, 2021
Kentucky’s Clean Energy Successes, Opportunities, and Challenges
He is the manager of Technology Research and Analysis for LG&E and KU.
IEEE PES University of Kentucky Chapter
Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky (PEIK)
April 23rd, 2021
Hybrid Energy Systems of the Future
Dr. Jennifer King
She is a senior research engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) working at the National Wind Technology Center on hybrid system modeling and control.
IEEE PES Susquehanna Section Chapter
IEEE PES Lehigh Valley Section Chapter
Electric Vehicles for Clean Energy
Dr. Amin Mohammadpour Shotorbani
As seen, the eight listed events were presented by renowned speakers with mixed backgrounds including four from the industry and others from academia. All sponsored events featured professional development hours (PDHs) for attendees who answered to provided poll questions. Furthermore, all events were well received. On average, there were over 50 attendees participating in each event with short gaps between events. Overall, PES Day was a great success for PES Region 2, which will be continuously celebrated in the future.
Xuan Wu, PhD, PE
Representative, IEEE PES Region 2