i-Smart Architectures 1: Overview of Electric Grids
Event ID: P12264
Info: Jul 30 • Mon • 8:30am-12:30pm • 1 mtg • UHM Holmes 389 • $300, limited to first 5 registrants
With: Dora Nakafuji, Anthony Kuh
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).
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.
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.
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