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Smart Grid Technologies for a Modern Power Grid

Major portions of the U.

S. electric grid are half a century old, and compared to other infrastructure, the adoption of new technology into the U.S. grid has been relatively slow. This slow adoption of technology compared to other sectors such as telecommunications has been attributed to the reason that the existing grid is 99.97% reliable and therefore should not need upgrading. However, its structure and topology are relatively inflexible since its underlying framework was designed assuming unidirectional flow of power, control and information. As a result of this inflexible structure, integrating common renewable energy sources such as solar and wind into the grid is prohibitively expensive and unwieldy. Also, electric vehicles, now having been introduced in several markets of the country, especially California, present major challenges when plugged into the grid. A smart grid would allow two-way power flow, two-way communications flow and two-way control flow. This will allow the grid to be more flexible, smart, self-healing, resilient and efficient. To enable such a grid, a host of advanced technologies such as information technology, wireless and mobile devices, sensor and control systems, etc., have to be architected and integrated into the existing grid. This OnDemand Webinar will present research and technical opportunities and challenges, upcoming market opportunities and their challenges, and current research progress at UCLA's Smart Grid Energy Research Center. You will get an understanding of the challenges and opportunities existing in the modernization of the electric utility grid with a focus on the distribution side of the grid.

Runtime: 65 minutes
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Agenda

Research at UCLA's Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC)

  • Integration Capability of Such Technologies Between the Medium Voltage Distribution Grid and the Consumer's Interface Into the Grid
  • Creation of Smart Grid Services That Are Aggregated From Consumers and Offered Through a Distribution Network in a Smart Grid
  • Fundamental Idea Is to Aggregate Services at the Consumer's Level
  • Wireless Monitoring and Control Platform in the UCLA Smart Grid Living Lab  
  • UCLA SMERC Is a Participant in a DOE-ARRA Regional Demonstration Project 

The Research Platform 

  • Accepts Inputs From Electrical Loads 
  • Provides EV Monitoring, Aggregation and Control Network 
  • Models Aggregation Under Constraints of User, Utility and Facility, Verification of Such Models, Network Architecture and Performance Verification for Regulatory/Market Service, and Wireless-Based Monitoring and Control Systems and Middleware in Smart Grids
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This course was last revised on April 23, 2012.

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Rajit Gadh

UCLA-WINMEC

Dr. Rajit Gadh

  • Founder and director of UCLA’s Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC) and UCLA’s Wireless Internet for Mobile Enterprise Consortium which over a decade received funding from over 100 organizations
  • Serves as advisor to a handful of technology-based startups
  • Received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, NSF Research Initiation Award, and NSF-Lucent Industry Ecology Fellow Award, Society of Automotive Engineers Ralph R. Teetor Educational award, IEEE WTS Second Best Student Paper award, ASME Kodak Best Technical Paper award, AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellow award, Engineering Education Foundation Research Initiation Award, the William Mong Fellowship from University of Hong Kong, and other accolades in his career
  • Research funding - funded by DOE (UCLA is partnered with Los Angeles Department of Water and Power along with USC, and JPL/Caltech for a regional demo grant, Korean Institute for Energy Research (KIER), EPRI (funded by DOE), and the UCLA Smart Grid Industry Partners Program consisting of 18 industry sponsors
  • Lectured and given keynote/distinguished addresses worldwide in countries such as Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Spain, Holland, Hong Kong, Japan, S. Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand
  • Can be contacted at 310-267-4979 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 388664
Published 2012
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