i-Smart Architectures for the Electric Grid and Renewable Energy Integration
Event ID: P12267
Info: Jul 30, Aug 1 • Mon/Wed • 8:30am-12:30 pm • and Aug 3 • Fri • 10:00am-2:00pm • 3 mtgs • 7/30 & 8/1 UHM Holmes 389, 8/3 Room changed from UHM Holmes 389 to UHM Kuykendall 210 • $900 • A limited number of scholarships, with preference to unemployed individuals and full-time students, are available from the State Energy Sector Partnership & Job Training Program (SESP). Obtain forms from Robert McGehee, email@example.com, and submit completed applications to him by 12:00 noon July 23.
With: Anthony Kuh, Dora Nakafuji, Wayne Lewis
This course series focuses on the smart grid and integration of renewable energy sources. Topics include grid overview discussion; communication, networking, and security for the grid, and renewable energy design integration.
Session 1: Overview of Electric Grids, 8:30am-12:30pm, Jul 30
Introduction to electric power systems, grid infrastructure, generation, transmission, and distribution systems, and a comparison of the mainland US and island power systems. Topics include Hawai‘i energy portfolio, transmission and distribution system concepts and fundamentals, new monitoring and tools for renewable resource management. Motivation for change (economics, security, environment, sustainability) including integration issues and new architectures (smart grid, storage).
Session 2: Grid Communications, Networking, and Security, 8:30am-12:30pm, Aug 1
Digital communication fundamentals (channel coding, source coding, modulation, performance), networks (architectures, routing, multiplexing, performance), wireless networks, optical networks, internet TCP/IP, QoS, sensor networks, cyber security, SCADA ((supervisory control and data acquisition), integrating communications, networking, and security into distribution systems (smart meters, home area networks).
Session 3: Design Thinking for an Integrated Smarter Grid, 10:00am-2:00pm, Aug 3
Introductory class on the Design Thinking process for investigating problem, acquiring information, analyzing knowledge and posing solutions. As part of the electric grid transformation toward more renewables, non-traditional tools and processes will be needed to reliably and seamlessly integrate new and legacy technologies. Concepts include how new tools for modeling, analysis and visualization create situational awareness.
Tony Kuh, PhD, Professor and Chair, Electrical Engineering, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, is director of the College of Engineering's Renewable Energy and Island Sustainability (REIS) program.
Dora Nakafuji, PhD, Aeronautical/Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis, has been the Renewable Energy Planning Director for Hawaiian Electric Company since 2009, and adjunct faculty at UH since 2010. Prior to joining the utility, she served for eight years as a staff researcher with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, National Security Engineering Division.
Wayne Lewis, PhD, Mathematics, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, is a faculty member at Honolulu Community College (HCC). Since 1992, Dr Lewis has served as an HCC math instructor, Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training (PCATT) faculty member, state School-to-Work coordinator, and Cisco Academy manager and legal main contact for the Cisco Academy Training Center (CATC). Dr Lewis will contribute to the session on grid communications, networking, and security.
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