Mini-Tutorial: IEEE Standards Association (Sunday, October 22, 3:00 pm)

Topic: What is the Future of Renewable Energy Standards?

IEEE Standards Association Overview
Mary Lynne Nielsen, Global Operations and Outreach Program Director, IEEE Standards Association

Mary Lynne has worked in the technology standards field for over 25 years, supporting the creation of industry consensus at the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). Currently, she is the IEEE-SA’s Global Operations and Outreach Program Director, developing and leading effective coordination and collaboration for successful IEEE-SA outreach efforts with national, regional, and global organizations. Her particular geographic areas of focus are North, Central, and South America. Mary Lynne also assists in developing IEEE’s programs focusing on the intersection of technology and policy, and is a knowledge source on IEEE’s processes and procedures.
Mary Lynne acts as a catalyst for collaboration within IEEE and between IEEE and others in advancing emerging and converging technologies and supporting multi-stakeholder discussions, serving as a speaker at multiple conferences. A graduate of Indiana University, Mary Lynne also completed executive education at Cornell University. She received an IEEE Computer Society Certificate of Appreciation as well as an Appreciation Award from the IEEE-SA Standards Board.


IEEE 1547, IEEE Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems
Charlie Vartanian, Generation Sales Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.; Secretary, IEEE 1547 Working Group

Charlie Vartanian is a Generation Sales Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI). MEPPI is a US-based provider of power equipment and turnkey power projects for clients in North America. His current focus is on advanced grid products, including energy storage and grid-scale PV solutions.
Charlie has over 25 years of power industry experience working with advanced grid technologies, performing electric system studies, and contributing to technical standards development. He previously worked for DNV KEMA, Enron Energy Services, the California Energy Commission, and Southern California Edison. During his 15 years at Southern California Edison, Charlie’s activities spanned traditional T&D planning through R&D. He is a Senior IEEE member and currently serves as secretary of the IEEE 1547 Revision Working Group and co-chair of the IEEE Energy Storage Task Force. Charlie received his BSEE from Cal Poly Pomona and his MSEE from USC.


IEEE Transactive Energy Standards
Shawn Chandler, Director, Energy, Navigant; Chair, IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Smart Buildings, Loads and Customer Systems (SBLC) Technical Committee

Shawn Chandler is a Director within Navigant’s global Energy Practice on the Operations and Performance Excellence team. He brings more than twenty-five years of experience to developing and managing complex technology and system integration projects for industry clients worldwide. His focus is on distributed systems development, with an emphasis on communications, analytics, intelligent system architecture, and market integration. Mr. Chandler is the chair of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Smart Buildings, Loads and Customer Systems (SBLC) technical committee, and he is the IEEE PES Technical Council’s liaison and co-chair of the IEEE Smart Cities steering committee.


IEEE 1815.1, IEEE Standard for Exchanging Information Between Networks
Implementing IEC 61850 and IEEE Std 1815TM Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3)
Grant Gilchrist, System Engineer, Tesco Electric Ltd.; Technical Editor, IEEE 1815.1

Grant Gilchrist is a System Engineer specializing in grid modernization for Tesco Electric Ltd. He is a member of several utility data communications standards groups, including the IEC working groups for SCADA, substation automation, protocol security, and interoperability. He is a founding member of the Technical Committee for the Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3). He has helped several major utilities develop technical requirements for their advanced metering infrastructures and other grid modernization programs. He was editor of the IEC 62351-5 standard for security of the IEC 60870-5 and DNP3 protocols and the award-winning IEEE 1815.1 standard for gateways between IEC 61850 and DNP3. He specializes in visualizations of the Smart Grid and developed the NIST Smart Grid Framework “cloud” diagrams.
Before joining EnerNex, Grant spent a total of 17 years developing embedded data communications software for GE Energy and Nortel Networks. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in systems engineering from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan and is a registered professional engineer (P. Eng.) in Canada.

Tutorial: Simulation of Power System Transients and Protection Systems using EMTP-RV (Monday, october 23, 1:20 pm)

Instructor: Jean Mahseredjian

Jean Mahseredjian (Fellow IEEE, 2013) received his Ph.D. degree from Polytechnique Montreal, Canada, in 1991. From 1987 to 2004, he was with IREQ (Hydro-Quebec), involved in research and development activities related to the simulation and analysis of electromagnetic
transients. In 2004, he joined the faculty of Electrical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal, where he is currently a Professor and holds a Hydro-Quebec/Opal-RT/EDF/RTE NSERC Industrial Chair.


Instructor: Ilhan Kocar

Ilhan Kocar (SM’13) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnique Montreal (University of Montréal), QC, Canada in 2009.   He worked as a Project Engineer at Aselsan Electronics Inc. (1998-2004) and as an R&D Engineer at CYME International T&D (2009-2011). He joined the faculty at Polytechnique Montreal in 2011. His research is on the development of concepts, models and methods for power systems analysis and simulation in a wide spectrum: from steady state to electromagnetic transients.


Instructor: Henry Gras

Henry Gras received the M.A.Sc. degree from Polytechnique Montréal, Canada in 2014. He is currently working as research associate at Polytechnique Montréal where he is engaged in research and development activities related to the simulation of power systems in time-domain. He is highly involved in the development of new models in the simulation software EMTP-RV. In parallel of his R&D works, Henry is also responsible for worldwide technical support of EMTP on behalf of the EMTP distributor (Powersys). He conducts many public webinars and trainings for utilities and consultants on the topic of power system simulations.

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