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SITUATIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN

ELECTRICITY INFRASTUTURE OPERATIONS CENTER


A
THREE
-
HOUR

WORKSHOP


February 28, 2013


Presenter:

Dr. G
.

K
umar

Venayagamoorthy
Senior

Member

-
IEEE
, FIET, FSAIEE


Who should attend?

S
ystem operators, engineers and researchers fro
m the industry
,
academia
and
government organizations.


Abstract:


With the emerging innovations to the
electricity infrastructure

(referred to as the smart
grid), high levels of penetration of renewable energy, and an emphasis on competitive
pricing, it w
ill become necessary to optimize the safety margins presently allowed, and
use existing equipment as optimally as possible. Maintaining reliable service and
implementing emergency defense plans during major unintended disturbances and
intended attacks is c
ritical with the growth of the electric power network and its
information infrastructure. The development of reliable and scalable intelligent
monitoring and control algorithms, and situational
awareness and intelligence

technologies are needed as the smar
t grid is embracing synchrophasor measurement
data for operation analysis, making
-
decisions and implementing controls.


Situational awareness (SA) is the perception of elements in the environment within a
volume of time and space, the comprehension of the
ir meaning, and the projection of
their status in the near future. Situational intelligence (SI) is seeing ahead how the
situations will unfold over time. The report on the Northeast
US
Blackout on August 14,
2003, shows that it was difficult to get reliab
le information from the state estimation
software/simulations, contingency analysis results, and critical status of power lines
relating to the status of systems outside of the individual areas. Intelligent sense
-
making
is essential for maintaining and enh
ancing the stability, security and safety of smart grid.


Data obtained from synchronized phasor measurement units (PMUs) installed at the
transmission system buses can contain measurements including several voltage and
current phasors (each of which has m
agnitude and phase angle), frequency as well as
other analog and digital signals and status flags. Problems in power system data
analytics starts at data acquisition all the way up to knowledge discovery. The problems
are associated with heterogeneity, mul
tiple timescales, scalability, timeliness, and
complexity of data that impedes the ability of current technologies to effectively utilize
them.


The objective of this

workshop

is to expose system operators, engineers and
researchers from the industry
,
acad
emia
and government
to what is situational
awareness (SA), when and why it is needed in control center operations, and the recent
advances and on
-
going research in the development of SA/SI systems

for smart
grid
/power system

control centers
.


PRESENTER

S

BIOGRAPHY


Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy

received his Ph.D. degree in
electrical engineering from the University of Natal, Durban, South
Africa, in 2002. He is the Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of
Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson Univer
sity, Clemson,
USA. Prior to that, he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer
Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology
(Missouri S&T), Rolla, USA. He was a Visiting Researcher with ABB
Corporate Research, Sweden, in 2007. Dr. Ven
ayagamoorthy is
Founder and Director of the Real
-
Time Power and Intelligent Systems
Laboratory (http://rtpis.org). His research interests are in the
development and applications of advanced computational algorithms
for smart grid applications, including po
wer system stability and control,
optimization, operations, intelligent sensing and monitoring and signal processing. He has
published 2 edited books, 6 book chapters, and over 9
5

refereed journals papers and
300

refereed conference proceeding papers.

Dr.

Venayagamoorthy is a recipient of several awards including a 2008 US National Science
Foundation (NSF) Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation Award, the 2010 Innovation
Award from St. Louis Academy of Science, the 2010 IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Mem
ber
Award, and the 2005 S
outh
A
frican
I
nstitute
E
lectrical
E
ngineers

Young Achievers Award. He is
the recipient of the 2012 Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Generation,
Transmission and Distribution Premier Award for the best research paper
published during last
two years for the paper “
Wide area control for improving stability of a power system with plug
-
in
electric vehicles
”.

Dr. Venayagamoorthy is involved in the leadership and organization of many confe
rences
including the
Chair of the 20
13 IEEE Symposium of Computational Intelligence Applications in
Smart Grid (CIASG) to be held in Singapore. He is currently the Chair of the IEEE PES Working
Group on Intelligent Control Systems, the Founder and Chair of IEEE Computational
Intelligence Soc
iety (CIS) Task Force on Smart Grid, and the
past C
hair of the IEEE PES
Intelligent Systems Subcommittee. He is currently an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Smart
Grid.

Dr. Venayagamoorthy is a Senior Member of the IEE
E, and a Fellow of the IET (
UK
)

an
d the
SAIEE.