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GRAPES Spring 2017 Meeting Minutes

8:00 AM 8:30 AM Welcome & Introductions Adel Nasiri, UWM Site Director, GRAPES
Brett Peters, Dean, College of Engineering & Applied Science
Alan Mantooth, Executive Director, GRAPES
8:30 AM 8:45 AM GRAPES Center Alan Mantooth
8:45 AM 9:00 AM Instituto nacional de Electricidad y Energias Limpias
(INEEL) Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Joaquin Rodriguez
Julio Cervantes
9:00 AM 9:15 AM GRAPES-Korea: Gilsoo Jang (Korea University), Yong-June Shin (Yonsei University) Gilsoo Jang
Yong-June Shin
9:15 AM 9:30 AM Picture
9:30 AM 9:45 AM Break
9:45 AM 9:55 AM LIFE Form (Project Evaluation) Connection Don Davis
http://iucrclife.chass.ncsu.edu/lifeforms/
9:55 AM 10:40 AM Technology and Project Roadmaps
9:55 AM 10:10 AM Strategic Planning Session T.A. Walton
10:10 AM 10:30 AM Power Systems and Applications – Technical Focus Updates Roy McCann
10:30 AM 10:40 AM Power Technologies – Technical Focus Updates Simon Ang
10:40 AM 11:25 AM New Project Proposals
10:40 AM 10:55 AM GR-17-11: Multi-Port Solid State Transformer Design and Implementation for Microgrids and Distribution Systems Adel Nasiri
10:55 AM 11:10 AM GR-17-14: Decentralized Energy Management and Robust Decisions for Networked Microgrids in Next-Generation Distribution Systems Lingfeng Wang
11:10 AM 11:25 AM GR-17-16: SiC Power Module for CSC Converters Simon Ang
Rob Cuzner
11:25 AM 12:25 PM Lunch
12:25 PM 1:40 PM New Project Proposals (Continued)
12:25 PM 12:40 PM GR-17-12: Extensive Comparative Study on High Power Inverters Using Various Switching Devices Rob Cuzner
Adel Nasiri
12:40 PM 12:55 PM GR-17-15: Comprehensive Assessment of Reliability and cybersecurity for FACTS and HVDC Related Power Grids Lingfeng Wang
12:55 PM 1:10 PM GR-17-13: SiC Medium Voltage Motor Drive for Volt-VAR Optimization Roy McCann
Alan Mantooth
1:10 PM 1:25 PM GR-17-17: SiC High Voltage Stacked Module with Active Gate Control Simon Ang
Enrico Santi
1:25 PM 1:40 PM Q&A
1:40 PM 2:05 PM NSF I/UCRC Cluster on High-Efficiency Hybrid AC/DC Power Delivery and Conversion Systems for Data Centers: Project 5, Project 6, Project 7&8 Juan Balda
Ram Kotecha, Yuzhi Zhang, Soheil Nouri
2:05 PM 2:15 PM Project Updates: Power Technologies Simon Ang
2:15 PM 2:55 PM Project 1-5 Posters (including Cluster Hybrid AC/DC Posters)
GR-17-04 Optimized Gate Drivers for High Voltage Power Devices Alan Mantooth
Audrey Dearien
GR-16-02 High Step-Up/Down Resonant SiC Transformerless Modular Roy McCann
Hybrid AC/DC Data Center (Project 5) Alan Mantooth
Juan Balda
Data Center Project 6: Integration of Distributed Energy Sources in 400 V, DC-Powered Data Centers Alan Mantooth
Juan Balda
Solid-State Technologies for Fault Protection & Fast Arc Detection in DC-Powered Data Centers Juan Balda
2:55 PM 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM 3:25 PM Project Updates: Power Technologies & Power Systems and Applications Roy McCann
3:25 PM 4:05 PM Project 6-10 Posters
GR-15-03 Mobile Power Substation Juan Balda
Tao Yang
GR-14-08 Future Hybrid Microgrids Alan Mantooth
Juan Balda
Yusi Liu
GR-17-02 Development of Protective Relaying Methods for Microgrids Rob Cuzner
Herb Ginn
Andrea Benigni
GR-16-04 High Power Real-Time Photovoltaic Source Simulator Yue Zhao
GR-17-03 SiC-Based Direct Power Electronics Interface for Battery Energy Storage System into Medium Voltage Distribution System (13.8 kV) Alan Mantooth
Janviere Umuhoza
4:05 PM 4:15 PM Project Updates: Power Systems and Applications Roy McCann
4:15 PM 4:55 PM Project 11-15 Posters
GR-14-05 PV Inverter Control to Sustain High Quality of Service Andrea Benigni
Yan Chen
GR-16-03 Distributed Power Quality Improvement Using Power Electronics and Digital Signal Processing Herbert Ginn
Amin Ghaderi
GR-15-05 PMU Role in Evaluating PV Generation Impact on Transmission Grid Andrea Benigni
Roy McCann
GR-16-06 Multi-Port Bi-Directional Resonant Solid State Transformer Adel Nasiri
NSF-15-06 Physics-Based Compact Modeling of GaN Devices for Advanced Power Electronics Alan Mantooth
Ram Kotecha
4:55 PM 5:05 PM Project Updates: Power Systems and Applications Roy McCann
5:05 PM 5:45 PM Project 16-20 Posters
GR-14-01 Transmission Planning Improvements with Probabilistic Convex PCH Models Roy McCann
GR-16-05 Fault Protection and Coordination in a DC Community Microgrid Robert Cuzner
GR-17-08 Coordinated Optimal Voltage Regulation for the Next-Generation Distribution Grids with Extremely High Penetration of PV Generation Yue Zhao
GR-17-10 Distributed Energy Resources; A Distributed Autonomous Control Concept and Architecture for Microgrids-University of Arkansas Adel Nasiri, Juan Balda
David Carballo, Edgar Escala
GR-17-10 Distributed Energy Resources; A Distributed Autonomous Control Concept and Architecture for Microgrids-University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Adel Nasiri, Juan Balda
David Carballo, Edgar Escala