Special Session 1: Large-scale ESS(Energy Storage System) for power grid
Organizer Byunghoon Chang (General Manager, KEPRI, Korea)
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Recently the penetration level of the renewable energy(RE) resources supplying the electricity has been expected to increase rapidly in several years as government has strongly encouraged those through various policies such as the renewable portfolio standards and Feed-in Tariffs.
However, the performance of power system is sometimes critically constrained by stability characteristics, it is very challenging for system operator to realize such a high penetration of the RE resources in bulk power system.
Therefore, it has been proposed that the large-scale Energy Storage System(ESS) of which power output can be controlled very fast and exactly can be applied to bulk power system for securing the stability of the system even with a very high penetration of the RE resources while RE resources deteriorate the dynamic performance of power systems. As the power system stability is about the transient period when a disturbance occurs, a very responsive and efficient control algorithm is required to use such a high performance of ESS.
<Scope of Special Session>
- Applications of large-scale ESS in power grid
- PMS(Power Management Systems) for large-scale ESS operation
- Economic evaluation method for determination optimal sizing of ESS
- Demonstration of large scale Li-ion Test-bed
Special Session 2: Concept, Modeling, Algorithm and Implementation of Future Power System Health
Organizer Jaeseok Choi (Professor, Gyeongsang National University, Korea)
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This session will be opened for Power System Health Index(PSHI) relative topics. Power System Health Index(PSHI), model and algorithm etc will be taken a discussion as panel session style. Four or Five academic-industrial cooperative papers will be presented. The papers comes from Gyeongsang National University and Kunkook University, KPX and BNF Technology Inc and Sharif University of Technology etc. This session is very creative and innovative.
In recent, fusion style reliability system is required for power system control center. The control center is too complex operator to identify in emergency. Specially, it will go more complex in future grid system, smart grid. Therefore, the new identify system of power system inspection of main items as like as radar system of aircraft control center. The items may be two following categories. One is adequacy and another is security. In adequacy, four kinds of health indices of Frequency, Voltage(154kV, 345kV, and 765kV), Reserve(Operating Reserve Power and Frequency Regulation Reserve Power) and Overload of lines and transformers are proposed. In security, four kinds of health indices of Voltage(154kV, 345kV, and 765kV), Overload of lines and transformers, Power flow constraint among areas and SPS are proposed. Firstly, all indices are mapped with three domains, which are Health, Margin and Risk, defined from interviewing with expert. The new proposed PSHI domains are categorized also three domain of Health, Marginal and Risk as same as conventional Wellbeing Analysis. But, the definition of domain of health, margin and risk is different from conventional well being analysis of power system. The definition of the domain proposed in this session comes from expert system based on expert interview. Instead of conventional definition of the three domains used for wellbeing analysis, we have done various of interview with actual operators and EMS experts in KPX. And also this is based on reliability criterion of Korea Power System Operation Rules of Ministry of KS and IEEE NERC state domain in order to define the definition of the three domains newly. Therefore, this newly proposed PSHI proposed in session may be called an expert system based the domain definition.
It will be expected that the session can yield operator to control power system more successfully and also prevent power system from accident as like as black out in future because operator can make a decision immediately based on more easily visual information of system condition from too much indices acquisition of complex power system.
Special Session 3: Electric Vehicles Demand Management
Organizer Mahmud Fotuhi-Firuzabad (Head of EE, Sharif University of Technology, Iran)
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The crude oil crisis along with the increased Co2 pollution has caused expeditiously rising energy prices and also political issues about future energy security. In most countries, the transportation sector is a major consumer of fossil energies. In order to alleviate the strong dependence of this sector on crude oil and its products, new transportation technologies working with alternate source of energies have to be introduced. As a result, the Battery Vehicles (BVs) in the form of either plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) or all-electric vehicles (EVs) have been made to directly addressing these issues. The presence of these electricity-based technologies shifts the required energy for transportation targets from crude oil to electricity. As an increasing number of EVs are adopted in transportation sector, more electrical energy is required. The power demand for charging electric vehicles creates multiple concerns including increased loading, power quality problems, higher losses, voltage issues and so on. Consequently, this calls for charging control and management techniques for this new and growing demand of electricity.
The goal of this session is to provide a forum in which to discuss the economical and technical impacts of PHEVs on power systems especially distribution networks and present methods of PHEV charging control. In this regard, home and municipal public deck-based charging methods will be put under debate considering the possible charging control frameworks. Also, feasible and novel charge controlling algorithms to simultaneously provide customers and operators satisfactions will be presented. Vehicle to grid (V2G) capability, designing advanced batteries and charging facilities are other interesting issues incorporated in this special session.
Special Session 4: Panel Session on “International Smart Grid Deployments”
Organizer Bruce Hamilton (President, Smart Grid Network, Inc., USA)
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While a smart grid covers the entire energy value chain, from turbines to thermostats, it takes on a variety of flavors in different countries around the world. Bruce Hamilton respectfully proposes to organize a special panel session on "International Smart Grid Deployments" to share lessons learned from a variety of successful smart grid initiatives.

As an introduction, Mr. Hamilton is President of Smart Grid Network, an online media firm that operates SmartGrid.com as a global knowledge sharing and communication platform. He is a member of the ADB Regional Smart Grid Task Force for Southeast Asia, served as lead technical consultant for the organization of the 2012 US-China Smart Grid Dialogue, served on the technical organizing committee for the IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technology Conferences in 2012-2013, facilitated establishment of a smart grid collaborative between Korea and the state of Illinois, and is the IEEE Power and Energy Society’s designated contributor to the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter.

For the International Smart Grid Conference & Exhibition 2013 in Korea, during July 8-11, Mr. Hamilton proposes to organize a Panel Session with the following intended presentations:

Country Organization Presentation Topic
International SGIP 2.0, Inc. Interoperability Standards
Brazil LIGHT National AMI Deployment
China State Grid Smart Power Grid
India tbd Smart Renewables
Philippines Department of Energy Smart Grid Roadmap Development
USA Smart Grid Network Statewide Smart Grid Deployment in Illinois
Special Session 5: Wind energy Grid-Adaptive Technology
Organizer Yong-Cheol Kang (Professor, Chonbuk National University, Korea)
of Session
Wind energy has become the most promising renewable resource due to its significant technical advances and demonstrated financial viability over the last decade. However, the lack of its controllability and reliability causes difficulties in interconnecting a large scale wind power plant (WPP) into a power grid.
Especially the session has a major focus on the control of WPPs as well as wind generators (WGs) to enhance grid-adaptive performance of WPPs with increased wind power penetration.
<Scope of Special Session>
- Operation technologies for a grid adaptive wind power plant (WPP)
- Intelligent control/diagnosis technologies for a wind generator (WG)