The IEEE Region 4 Smartgrid DER-CAM Workshop will be held on Aug. 18, 2016, at IIT Chicago, IL Galvin Center and is structured to consider microgrid solutions within the framework of the smart grid. The first part of the workshop will feature smart grid technologies and focus on communication networks for smart grid implementations, wireless sensors, controls, switches, and database management. An expert panel will explore smart grid solutions that bring these technologies and solutions together.
The second part of the workshop will introduce tools for microgrid implementation. The focus will be on applications of the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM), a tool for the optimization of microgrid assets. Examples will be given from feasibility studies of New York Prize projects and IIT’s Microgrid Expansion Planning Study. A major workshop activity will be the application of the DER-CAM model and practical training on its use for community leaders as well as technical experts. The program will conclude with a tour of the IIT Microgrid, one of the first and most successful deployments of microgrid and distributed energy resources in the U.S.
Registration is now open at http://www.ewh.ieee.org/reg/4/SmartGridWorkshop.php. Speakers include: Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour Bodine Chair, Wanda Reder CSO S&C Electric both of whom were recently elected as NAE members, Dr. Charles Wells-OSIsoft, Dr. Mehdi Ganji VP Willdan Energy, Jim Reilly CEO MEPA, Dr. Jianhui Wang Argonne National Laboratory, Nipesh Patel SilverSpring Networks, and Michael Stadler Berkley Lab Staff Scientist among others.