GRAPES Spring 2017 Meeting – Project Presentations

Below is the agenda with links to each presentation in the agenda.
For a complete agenda, please click here.
GRAPES Spring 2017 Meeting Minutes

8:00 AM 8:30 AM Welcome & Introductions Adel Nasiri, UWM Site Director, GRAPES
Brett Peters, Dean, College of Engineering & Applied Science
Alan Mantooth, Executive Director, GRAPES
8:30 AM 8:45 AM GRAPES Center Alan Mantooth
8:45 AM 9:00 AM Instituto nacional de Electricidad y Energias Limpias
(INEEL) Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Joaquin Rodriguez
Julio Cervantes
9:00 AM 9:15 AM GRAPES-Korea: Gilsoo Jang (Korea University), Yong-June Shin (Yonsei University) Gilsoo Jang
Yong-June Shin
9:15 AM 9:30 AM Picture
9:30 AM 9:45 AM Break
9:45 AM 9:55 AM LIFE Form (Project Evaluation) Connection Don Davis
9:55 AM 10:40 AM Technology and Project Roadmaps
9:55 AM 10:10 AM Strategic Planning Session T.A. Walton
10:10 AM 10:30 AM Power Systems and Applications – Technical Focus Updates Roy McCann
10:30 AM 10:40 AM Power Technologies – Technical Focus Updates Simon Ang
10:40 AM 11:25 AM New Project Proposals
10:40 AM 10:55 AM GR-17-11: Multi-Port Solid State Transformer Design and Implementation for Microgrids and Distribution Systems Adel Nasiri
10:55 AM 11:10 AM GR-17-14: Decentralized Energy Management and Robust Decisions for Networked Microgrids in Next-Generation Distribution Systems Lingfeng Wang
11:10 AM 11:25 AM GR-17-16: SiC Power Module for CSC Converters Simon Ang
Rob Cuzner
11:25 AM 12:25 PM Lunch
12:25 PM 1:40 PM New Project Proposals (Continued)
12:25 PM 12:40 PM GR-17-12: Extensive Comparative Study on High Power Inverters Using Various Switching Devices Rob Cuzner
Adel Nasiri
12:40 PM 12:55 PM GR-17-15: Comprehensive Assessment of Reliability and cybersecurity for FACTS and HVDC Related Power Grids Lingfeng Wang
12:55 PM 1:10 PM GR-17-13: SiC Medium Voltage Motor Drive for Volt-VAR Optimization Roy McCann
Alan Mantooth
1:10 PM 1:25 PM GR-17-17: SiC High Voltage Stacked Module with Active Gate Control Simon Ang
Enrico Santi
1:25 PM 1:40 PM Q&A
1:40 PM 2:05 PM NSF I/UCRC Cluster on High-Efficiency Hybrid AC/DC Power Delivery and Conversion Systems for Data Centers: Project 5, Project 6, Project 7&8 Juan Balda
Ram Kotecha, Yuzhi Zhang, Soheil Nouri
2:05 PM 2:15 PM Project Updates: Power Technologies Simon Ang
2:15 PM 2:55 PM Project 1-5 Posters (including Cluster Hybrid AC/DC Posters)
GR-17-04 Optimized Gate Drivers for High Voltage Power Devices Alan Mantooth
Audrey Dearien
GR-16-02 High Step-Up/Down Resonant SiC Transformerless Modular Roy McCann
Hybrid AC/DC Data Center (Project 5) Alan Mantooth
Juan Balda
Data Center Project 6: Integration of Distributed Energy Sources in 400 V, DC-Powered Data Centers Alan Mantooth
Juan Balda
Solid-State Technologies for Fault Protection & Fast Arc Detection in DC-Powered Data Centers Juan Balda
2:55 PM 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM 3:25 PM Project Updates: Power Technologies & Power Systems and Applications Roy McCann
3:25 PM 4:05 PM Project 6-10 Posters
GR-15-03 Mobile Power Substation Juan Balda
Tao Yang
GR-14-08 Future Hybrid Microgrids Alan Mantooth
Juan Balda
Yusi Liu
GR-17-02 Development of Protective Relaying Methods for Microgrids Rob Cuzner
Herb Ginn
Andrea Benigni
GR-16-04 High Power Real-Time Photovoltaic Source Simulator Yue Zhao
GR-17-03 SiC-Based Direct Power Electronics Interface for Battery Energy Storage System into Medium Voltage Distribution System (13.8 kV) Alan Mantooth
Janviere Umuhoza
4:05 PM 4:15 PM Project Updates: Power Systems and Applications Roy McCann
4:15 PM 4:55 PM Project 11-15 Posters
GR-14-05 PV Inverter Control to Sustain High Quality of Service Andrea Benigni
Yan Chen
GR-16-03 Distributed Power Quality Improvement Using Power Electronics and Digital Signal Processing Herbert Ginn
Amin Ghaderi
GR-15-05 PMU Role in Evaluating PV Generation Impact on Transmission Grid Andrea Benigni
Roy McCann
GR-16-06 Multi-Port Bi-Directional Resonant Solid State Transformer Adel Nasiri
NSF-15-06 Physics-Based Compact Modeling of GaN Devices for Advanced Power Electronics Alan Mantooth
Ram Kotecha
4:55 PM 5:05 PM Project Updates: Power Systems and Applications Roy McCann
5:05 PM 5:45 PM Project 16-20 Posters
GR-14-01 Transmission Planning Improvements with Probabilistic Convex PCH Models Roy McCann
GR-16-05 Fault Protection and Coordination in a DC Community Microgrid Robert Cuzner
GR-17-08 Coordinated Optimal Voltage Regulation for the Next-Generation Distribution Grids with Extremely High Penetration of PV Generation Yue Zhao
GR-17-10 Distributed Energy Resources; A Distributed Autonomous Control Concept and Architecture for Microgrids-University of Arkansas Adel Nasiri, Juan Balda
David Carballo, Edgar Escala
GR-17-10 Distributed Energy Resources; A Distributed Autonomous Control Concept and Architecture for Microgrids-University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Adel Nasiri, Juan Balda
David Carballo, Edgar Escala

Latest News

$100,000 Grant from NASA for Electric Aircraft Research

$100,000 Grant from NASA for Electric Aircraft Research

The U of A receives $100,000 from NASA to support cutting edge research project, the project will be led by Han Hu. The UA Power Group will use acoustics emissions sensing to detect electrical forces. The goal is to develop a diagnostic tool that can help ensure...

read more