The evolving electric utility grid continues to demand more flexible, reliable and profitable operation of the bulk power system and grid infrastructure. The Grid of the Future will require advanced power electronic technologies such as Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) and High Voltage DC (HVDC) to provide solutions for the reliable, secure and efficient utilization of power systems. These advanced grid technologies allow for improved power system operation with minimal infrastructure investment in response to generation retirement, renewable integration, congestion and overall improved system reliability.
This panel at the 2016 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference and Expo will present and explore recent and successful applications of FACTS and/or HVDC to reinforce the aging transmission grid and discuss advancements in topics such as FACTS control systems and coordination, modeling, renewable energy integration and mitigation of generator retirement.
FACTS & HVDC INSTALLATIONS TRANSFORMING THE TRANSMISSION GRID
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. : C140, Wednesday, May 4
Chair: Daniel Sullivan, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.
- D. Mader, Consultant
- G. Reed, University of Pittsburgh
- J. Browning, First Energy
- M. McVey, Dominion Virginia Power
- T. Rosenberger, Oncor Electric