Topic: Emerging Distribution Management Technologies II
Abstract: Smart Grid is being driven by a new paradigm of enabling active consumer participation in electric grid management through the adoption of Distributed Energy Resources (electric vehicles, energy storage, demand response and distributed generation). DER will bring a new level of complexity and benefits to the management of electric distribution grid, and will require enhanced solutions and devices to operate DER in a real-time environment. This panel will focus on the improvements in Distribution Management System operations incorporating advanced technological solutions for the emerging Smart Grid. The primary objective of this panel is to present the state-of-the-art and the vision for the future of the emerging smart grid from real-time operations point of view. The participants will have an opportunity to engage in an active dialog of challenges and solutions for achieving improvements for real-time distribution operations.
Moderator: A. Jayantilal, Alstom Grid.
List of speakers:
- Volt/Var Control for Distributed Generation (Ellen Diskin, ESB Networks and Andrew Keane, University College Dublin)
- Online Intelligent Performance Analysis of Distribution Automation (Stephen McArthur, University of Strathclyde)
- Andrew Jones, S&C Electric
Affiliation: Alstom Grid | Activity Manager
Biography: Avnaesh Jayantilal joined Alstom Grid in 1999 and is the Global Activity Manager for the Distribution Management Systems (DMS) product line, and prior to this he was the Global Activity Manager for the Market Management Systems (MMS). He received his B.Eng. (Hons) from The Royal Military College of Science (Cranfield), MSc. and PhD. degrees from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), England. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is also a member of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). He has published numerous papers in journals and conferences, and has served as a panelist in various industry forums. His interests include empowerment of consumer choice and enhancing grid performance through innovative new technologies and solutions.