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The 4 R’s of an Advanced Grid: Resiliency, Reliability, Response & Repair

In this smartgridnews article, Doug Housseman argues that an advanced grid actually requires 4 R’s:  Resiliency, Reliability, Response & Repair.  The four properties are defined and rationalized for the future grid.

 

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Prof. Amro M. Farid gives invited lecture at U.of Connecticut Mechanical Engineering Department

On September 24th, Prof. Amro M. Farid gave an invited lecture at the University of Connecticut Mechanical Engineering department.  The goal of the lecture entitled “Applications of Axiomatic Design for Large Flexible Systems” strove to demonstrate how Axiomatic Design may be practically applied.  After a tutorial on the subject, the lecture highlighted the recent LIINES research on the application of Axiomatic Design to Temporary Housing and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems.

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Prof. Sameh El-Khatib and Prof. Amro M. Farid promote the IEEE CSS Vision for Smart Grid Controls

On September 24th, Prof. Sameh El-Khatib and Prof. Amro M. Farid delivered a presentation entitled:  “Smart Grid:  The Path Going Forward” at the 3rd Annual Smart Grid and Smart Meters conference in Abu Dhabi organized by Fleming Gulf.  This presentation was based upon the recently published IEEE CSS Vision for Smart Grid Controls: 2030 and Beyond document in which Prof. Farid is also an author.  The presentation will be posted on the Fleming Gulf website shortly and the first chapter of the IEEE CSS Vision document is freely available.

The 3rd Annual Smart Grid and Smart Meters Conference is an industrially facing meeting allowing for leaders in the power industry to speak about emerging trends.

Further publication on the topic can be found on the LIINES Website under the Smart Power Grids research page.

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How Unsynchronized Metronomes are the like the power grid.

If you ever wondered how the power grid works with all of its oscillations and attempts to synchronize power generation and power demand over such a wide area, consider this:

32 Metronomes synchronize together on their own over the span of 5 minutes.  Truly remarkable.

In much the same way, synchronous generators and motors all over the power grid can eventually find synchronicity — that is if you wait long enough without disturbing them.  But then if you can’t wait that long then…well…smart grid of course.

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IEEE Spectrum Features LIINES Research on Power Grid Enterprise Control Systems

Following the recent publication of the 2013 September Edition of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter where Prof. Amro M. Farid advocates the concept of power grid enterprise control, the IEEE Spectrum Magazine has also promoted the concept amongst its readership.  There, Bill Sweet discusses Power Grid Enterprise Control in the context of “Completely Self-Controlled Power Systems“.

Further publication on the topic can be found on the LIINES Website under the Smart Power Grids research page.

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LIINES Research on Power Grid Enterprise Control Systems Featured in IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter

Since the inception of LIINES, research in smart power grids has been a fundamental theme.  One important concept advocated by this work is power grid enterprise control; where the multiple layers of power operations and control are assessed and designed not just individually but together in a holistic fashion.  In the 2013 September Edition of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, Prof. Amro M. Farid continues his advocacy of Power Grid Enterprise control.

Further publication on the topic can be found on the LIINES Website under the Smart Power Grids research page.

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Research Theme Highlight Part I: Smart Power Grids

The Laboratory for Intelligent Integrated Networks of Engineering Systems maintains a research program composed of four complementary themes.  In the third of a four part series on the LIINES website,  the laboratory’s Smart Power Grid Research Theme is highlighted.  This work proposes the concept of Power Grid Enterprise Control as means of designing and assuring the holistic dynamic properties of power grids.

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Research Theme Highlight Part III: Smart Power Grids

The Laboratory for Intelligent Integrated Networks of Engineering Systems maintains a research program composed of four complementary themes.  In the third of a four part series on the LIINES website,  the laboratory’s Smart Power Grid Research Theme is highlighted.  This work proposes the concept of Power Grid Enterprise Control as means of designing and assuring the holistic dynamic properties of power grids.

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Research Theme Highlight Part IV: Industrial Energy Management

The Laboratory for Intelligent Integrated Networks of Engineering Systems maintains a research program composed of four complementary themes.  In the second of a four part series on the LIINES website,  the laboratory’s Industrial Energy Management Research Theme is highlighted.  This work brings together Axiomatic Design for Large Flexible Systems, Graph Theory  and Design Structure Matrices to develop quantitative measures of reconfigurability.

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Research Theme Highlight Part II: Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems

The Laboratory for Intelligent Integrated Networks of Engineering Systems maintains a research program composed of four complementary themes.  In the second of a four part series on the LIINES website,  the laboratory’s Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems Research Theme is highlighted.  This work brings together Axiomatic Design for Large Flexible Systems, Graph Theory  and Design Structure Matrices to develop quantitative measures of reconfigurability.

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