Research Perspectives on Smart Electric Distribution Systems [SLAC-Stanford SmartGrid]

Research Perspectives on Smart Electric Distribution Systems
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
Y2E2 101
Sid Suryanarayanan (Colorado State University)
Abstract / Description: 

Electric distribution systems are transforming from a traditionally passive element to an active component of the Smart Grid with a hitherto unprecedented availability of new technologies, data, control, and options for end-users to participate in the daily operations of the grid. To realize the full potential of this transformation there is a dire need for new architectures, markets, tools, techniques, and testbeds. In that regard, this talk presents a comprehensive approach based on cyber-physical-social system to energy management in the emerging smart distribution system with new research results from on-going efforts. Topics of aggregators, incentive pricing, customer-side intelligence, and sustainability metrics as well as aspects of current and future trends in this research will be addressed.


Sid Suryanarayanan is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU). He received the PhD in electrical engineering from Arizona State University in 2004 with a specialization in power systems engineering. He has co-authored over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings and co-edited two books. He has designed, developed, and taught four graduate courses as well as an online graduate certificate program in power engineering at CSU. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to research, education, and service, in 2016, Prof. Suryanarayanan was named the inaugural recipient of the Lisa and Desi Rhoden Endowed Chair, the first-ever endowed professorship in the 100+ years history of the ECE department at CSU.