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LIINES wins Best Applied Research Paper Award at GCC CIGRE 2013

In a recent blog post, we shared that Prof. Amro M. Farid and Dr. Aramazd Muzhikyan authored and presented a paper entitled “The Need for Holistic Assessment Methods for the Future Electricity Grid” at this year’s GCC CIGRE conference held in Abu Dhabi.   This work has now received the Best Applied Research Paper Award!   Prof. Farid accepted the award on behalf of the LIINES from Eng. Salem Harithi (Network Service Director of Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority.) The associated monetary prize will be invested back into the laboratory’s research activities.

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Full text of the paper and related work may be found through the LIINES Website  under paper code [EWN-C08] :  http://amfarid.scripts.mit.edu publications page.


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Prof. Amro M. Farid gives invited lecture at the Czech Technical University Department of Cybernetics

In recent months, we at the Laboratory for Intelligent Integrated Networks of Engineering Systems have been arguing for “Enterprise Control” in support of the future developments of the electricity grid.  This work has provoked particular interest from the Artificial Intelligence research community.   To that end, Prof. Amro M. Farid was invited on November 15th to give a lecture entitled “Intelligent Enterprise Control of Future Electric Power Systems” at the Czech Technical University Department of Cybernetics in Prague.  This presentation argues the need for holistic assessment methods and then highlights our recent work on the development of enterprise control strategies.  It draws from multiple LIINES publications lead by Dr. Aramazd Muzhikyan and Dr. Sergio Rivera.

Full text of the background reference papers may be found on the LIINES publication page: http://amfarid.scripts.mit.edu

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Prof. Amro M. Farid presents Power Grid Enterprise Control paper at GCC CIGRE 2013

In recent months, we at the Laboratory for Intelligent Integrated Networks of Engineering Systems have been arguing for “Enterprise Control” in support of the future developments of the electricity grid.  In other words, the power grid’s primary, secondary and tertiary control must be addressed simultaneously to achieve both reliability as well as economic objectives.  These arguments have been presented in various forums.  The most recent of these is an extensive literature review entitled “The Need for Holistic Assessment Methods for the Future Electricity Grid” authored by Prof. Amro M. Farid and Dr. Aramazd Muzhikyan.   Prof. Farid presented this work at the 2013 GCC CIGRE conference held in Abu Dhabi on November 18-20.

Full text of the paper and related work may be found through the LIINES Website  under paper code [EWN-C08] :  http://amfarid.scripts.mit.edu publications page.


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Prof. Amro M. Farid presents paper on Optimal Power and Water Flow at IEEE IWIES 2013

In the middle east, water and electricity utilities are often combined within a single utility due to the presence of conventional desalination facilities that co-produce water and power.   This organizational and physical configuration opens opportunities for the co-optimization in the dispatch of power and water.  In the third of a three paper series, Prof. Amro M. Farid presents the paper entitled:  “Optimal Network Flow for the Supply Side of the Energy-Water Nexus“.  This work specifically addresses the network flow constraints that describe the geographical distribution of the two distribution systems.

The work will be presented at the IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Energy Systems in Vienna, Austria November 14th 2013 which aims to bring researchers from academia, industry, standardization and public authorities together to discuss recent developments in architectures, concepts and algorithms for managing the increasing complexity in energy systems, especially in Smart Grids.  This year, the IEEE IWIES is collocated with IECON 2013 – The 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

Full text of the paper and previous work may be found through the LIINES Website  under paper code [EWN-C05] :  http://amfarid.scripts.mit.edu publications page.


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Prof. Amro M. Farid presents Energy-Water Nexus Research at IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in San Jose, CA

Water and electricity are inextricably linked in what is often called the energy-water nexus.  Yet little work has been done to address this work from an engineering systems perspective.  Towards that end, William Lubega and Prof. Amro M. Farid have authored their second paper of the year on the topic.  Entitled “Powering and Watering Agriculture: Application of Energy-Water Nexus Planning“, the work provides a first look at how the quantitative planning of the energy-water nexus can potentially be applied to systematic planning of agricultural capacity.  This link can ultimately shed greater light on the emerging issue of energy-food-water nexus.  The work presented on Tuesday October 22nd 2013 at the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in San Jose, CA.  The IEEE GHTC is a forum for technologists to share their efforts in research, development and technology deployment to directly benefit humanity especially in the developing world.

Full text of the paper and previous work may be found through the LIINES Website  publications page under paper code [EWN-C06].

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