PEC 2023 Preliminary Program

KEYNOTE SESSION (Moderator: Dr. Chen-Ching Liu)



9:15 am - 10:30 am

9:15 am - 10:30 am Engagez Platform

Room 457 A/B, Whittemore Hall Virginia Tech, Blacksburg Campus


Dr. Kevin P. Schneider Laboratory Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Topic: Architecting the Grid Edge to Ensure a Reliable and Resilient Electrical Infrastructure Abstract: The nation’s electrical infrastructure has been evolving since the first central power plant went into operation in 1882. Changes in technology, customer needs, and regulatory policy drove the transition from small isolated systems, through regional consolidation, to the

continent spanning interconnected system that currently supports the nation, and those changes continue today. Technological advancements have enabled local generation, advanced sensing and controls, and new operating strategies. Customers’ expectations and level of engagement are expanding from energy delivery to the ability to be an active participant. Business models and regulatory structures are changing to reflect these new interactions. A major outcome of these driving forces is that a system that once operated with a centralized approach, is having to adapt to the changing role of the “grid edge”. As the grid edge becomes a more active portion of the system, it will be essential to coordinate it with the bulk power system to ensure reliable, efficiency, cost-effective, and safe operations under normal and abnormal conditions. Bio: Kevin P. Schneider received his B.S. degree in Physics and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. His main areas of research are distribution system analysis and power system operations. He is currently a Laboratory Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sub-Sector Manager for Office of Electricity, and a Research Professor at Washington State University as part of the PNNL/WSU Advanced Grid Institute (AGI). Dr. Schneider is an Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington and a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington State. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, past chair of the Power & Energy Society (PES) Distribution System Analysis (DSA) Sub-Committee, and the past Chair of the Analytic Methods for Power Systems (AMPS) Committee.

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