Program

Program

An engaging technical program is under development. It will consist of:

  • Keynote and Plenary Sessions
  • Tutorial Sessions
  • Panel and Special Sessions
  • Presentation of research papers
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Keynote and Plenary Sessions

The keynote speakers are:

Speaker: Alex McEachern, Life Fellow, IEEE, CEO, McEachern Laboratories Inc., USA

Title: Power Quality and Harmonics – Some Research Topics for the Next 20 Year

Abstract: This talk will present 8 different research topics that might, during the next 20 years, produce useful results.

– Supraharmonics: measurement, grid characterization, effects, immunity, regulation
– Microgrid power quality, stability, harmonics, supraharmonics
– Grid source impedance: subsynchronous, fundamental, harmonic, and supraharmonic
– _Active_ measurement methods for electric power grids
– Load immunity techniques: energy storage, and power quality “judo”
– Electric vehicles – technology for immunity techniques, and charger challenges
– Junction between power quality and big data / machine learning / high speed communication paths / new visualization
– Grid cybersecurity – a useful and practical application of our measurement methods

Short bio:  Alex McEachern was elevated to Life Fellow of the IEEE for his work on power quality measurements and immunity.  Beginning in 1975, he participated or led the development of the CBEMA/ITC curve, the SEMI F47 voltage sag immunity standard, the IEC 61000-4-30 power quality measurement method standard, and the IEC 61000-4-11 and 61000-4-34 dip immunity standards.  In 1980 he founded Basic Measuring Instruments, where he produced the first power quality waveform recorder. In 2000 he founded Power Standards Lab, where he developed the Industrial Power Corruptor, and the PQube and micro-PMU instruments. Today he is a Visiting Scholar in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley, and an Affiliate of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.  He continues to develop advanced grid instruments, primarily for U.S. government agencies and laboratories, at McEachern Laboratories Inc. https://McELabs.com

Speaker: Dr.-Ing. habil. Jan Meyer, Senior Member, IEEE, Technical University of Dresden, Germany

Title: “The need for a holistic view: Future perspectives of Power Quality research”

Abstract: The continuous increase of power electronics is one of the main drivers for the ongoing transformation of modern electricity grids. To the same extend, disturbance interactions are becoming more complex across all voltage levels and often a broader view from different perspectives is required to understand and tackle a particular Power Quality phenomenon comprehensively. This talk illustrates the need for such more holistic views using some examples linked to the present challenges in EMC coordination and closes with some thoughts on the role of universities in future Power Quality research.

Short bio: Jan Meyer is working in Power Quality research since more than 25 years. He is currently with Technische Universität Dresden, Germany as Senior Lecturer and Team Leader of the Power Quality Research Team. His research interests include network disturbances and their assessment, especially distortion below and above 2 kHz, all aspects related to the uncertainty in Power Quality measurements as well as the efficient analysis of large data amounts from Power Quality monitoring campaigns. Jan Meyer is member of several national and international working groups on EMC standardization and is also active in several CIGRE working groups and in the Technical Committee of CIRED.

Tutorial Sessions

Tutorial sessions offer an excellent opportunity for training and development in power quality topics ranging from fundamental concepts to state-of-the-art developments. 
Tutorial will be given for free for all registered students.

Panel Sessions

Panel sessions bring together different voices from the power quality community for real time discussion on the key topics and pressing issues on the role of power quality in power systems. Interesting debates are guaranteed, and audience participation is encouraged.

Special Sessions

Preliminary Program

The preliminary program is shown below and available here.