Program (Click the speaker's name to open the ppt slides)

Short Course 1 - Introduction to Smart Grids and Smart Grid Roadmaps

  • Doug Houseman

Short Course 2 - The Smarts Behind Smart Grid: How Today’s Grid is Evolving for the 21st Century

  • Jim McClanahan, Director of Product Support & Field Services

Short Course 3 - Microgrids – Designing Their Role in Smart Grid


Monday Afternoon, September 24, 2012

4. Introduction and Welcome Remarks (Monday, 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm)

  • Mohammad Shahidehpour, Chair, Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and The New Energy Economy
  • Noel Schulz, President, IEEE Power and Energy Society

5. Plenary Session: Illinois Smart Grid Deployment (Monday, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

  • Chair: Wanda Reder, S&C Electric
  • Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO, ComEd
  • Richard Mark, President and CEO, Ameren Illinois
  • Scott Lang, President and CEO, Silver Spring Networks

6. Panel Session: Military Microgrids (HH Ballroom, Monday, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm)

7. Panel Session: Electric Vehicles and Mobility in Energy Systems (Monday, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm)

8. Panel Session: Smart Grid Cyber Security and Data Management (Monday, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm)

9. Panel Session: Transmission Planning Issues for Variable Energy Resources (Monday, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm)

  • Chair: Paul McCoy, McCoy Energy Consulting
  • Marcelino Madrigal, World  Bank
  • Beth Soholt , Wind on the Wires
  • John Moore, Sustainable FERC Project
  • Julija Matevosyan, ERCOT
  • Scott Deffenderfer, Ameren

10. Paper session: Advanced Distribution Systems (Monday, 3:30 pm -5:15 pm)

  • Chair: Amin Khodaei, University of Houston
  • Electricity Fraud Detection by Incorporating PV System Using Support Vector Machines

_______Yonghe Guo and Chee-Wooi Ten, Michigan Technological University

  • An Analytical Approach for Reliability Evaluation of Aged Distribution Systems

_______Masood Parvania, Mahmud Fotuhi-Firuzabad, Sharif University of Technology

  • Online Management Framework for Distribution System With Wind Generation

_______Bhairavi Pandya and Chee-Wooi Ten, Michigan Technological University

Tuesday Morning, September 25, 2012

11. Keynote Speaker: Michael Polsky, Invenergy (Tuesday, 8:30 am – 9:00 am)

12. Plenary Session: Offshore Wind at Great Lakes (HH Ballroom, Tuesday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am)

13. Panel Session: Wind Turbine Operation and Control (Tuesday, 10:30 am – 12:15 noon)

14. Panel Session: Power System Operations: EV Infrastructure and Smart Distributed Systems (Tuesday, 10:30 am – 12:15 noon)

  • Chair: Kate Tomford, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Stephanie Cox,  Ecotality
  • Ted Bohn, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Johan Enslin, University of North Carolina
  • Paul Myrda, EPRI

15. Panel Session: Smart Homes, Electric Vehicles and Demand Response (Tuesday, 10:30 am – 12:15 noon)

  • Chair: Jianhui Wang, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Vladimir Koritarov, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Marty Cohen, Board Chairman, Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Fund
  • John Finnigan, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Prakash Thimmapuram, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Zhi Zhou, Argonne National Laboratory

16. Panel Session: Solar Energy Integration (MTCC Ballroom, Tuesday, 10:30 am – 12:15 noon)

  • Chair: Mark Handy, KenJiva Energy Systems
  • Jeff Smith, West Monroe Partners
  • Madeleine Weil, SoCore Energy
  • Tom Tansy, SunSpec Alliance

17. Paper Session: Impacts of PHEV on transportation and energy systems (Tuesday, 10:30 am -12:15 noon)

  • Chair: Kuilin Zhang, Argonne National Laboratory
  • An Information System for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Deployment

_______Diego Klabjan and Timothy Sweda, Northwestern University

  • An Analysis of Car and SUV Daytime Parking for Potential Charging of Plug-in Electric Vehicles

_______Yan Zhou, Argonne National Laboratory

  • Dynamics of PEV Driving and Charging Behavior under Intelligent Energy Management Systems

_______Kuilin Zhang, Argonne National Laboratory

18. Luncheon Keynote Speaker (Expo Room, Tuesday, 12:30 -1:30 pm)

  • Chair: Alex Flueck, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Presenter: Mani Venkata, Alstom

Tuesday Afternoon, September 25, 2012

19. Plenary Session: Great Lakes Forum on Regulatory Policy (HH Auditorium, Tuesday, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

  • Chair: Joshu Milberg, Willdan Energy
  • Andre Porter, Ohio Public Utility Commission
  • Eric Callisto, Wisconsin Public Utility Commission
  • Ed Miller, Program Manager, Joyce Foundation

20. Panel Session: Microgrid Planning and Operation (Tuesday, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm)

21. Panel Session: Electric Vehicle Manufacturing in Great Lakes States (Tuesday, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm)

  • Chair: Steve Johanns, Eaton
  • John Wirtz, Eaton Business Unit Manager
  • Angela Strand, Chief Marketing Officer, Smith Electric
  • Ron Prosser, CEO, Green Charge Networks and Chair, Smart Grid on the U.S.–China Clean Energy Forum
  • John Shen, University of Central Florida

22. Panel Session: Smart Grid Workforce Training and Education (Tuesday, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm)

  • Chair: Bruce Hamilton, President, Smart Grid Network.
  • Gary Blank, Vice-President, IEEE-USA
  • Marge Anderson, Executive Vice President, Energy Center of Wisconsin,
  • Julie Elzanati, Executive Director, Illinois Green Economy Network
  • Matt Shields, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan

23. Panel Session: Geomagnetic Disturbances on the Power Grid (Tuesday, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm)

24. Paper Session: Smart Grid: Policy, Regulation and Customer Engagement (Tuesday, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm)

  • Chair: Alex Tang, Clean Energy Trust
  • Regulation, Competition, and New Technology Adoption: Applying the Bell Doctrine to Retail Electricity Markets

_______Lynne Kiesling, Northwestern University

  • Customer Privacy & The Smart Grid: Where the Policy Debate Presently Stands & the Strategic Steps Utilities Should be Taking Today

_______Will McNamara, West Monroe Partners

  • Infinite-horizon Economic MPC for HVAC systems with Active Thermal Energy Storage

_______David Mendoza-Serrano and Donald Chmielewski, Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Communicating to Engage the Modern Customer in the New Energy Economy

_______David Tilson, West Monroe Partners

25. Dinner and Keynote Session (Tuesday, 6:15-8:00 pm)

  • Speaker: Alan Wonderf, Chairman, President, and CEO, Sargent and Lundy

Wednesday Morning, September 26, 2012

26. Keynote Speech (Wednesday, 8:30 am – 9:00 am)

27. Plenary Session: Recovery Act Demonstrations of Smart Grid Development (Wednesday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am)

28. Panel Session: Microgrid Storage (Wednesday, 10:30 am – 12:15 noon)

29. Panel Session: Utilizing Smart Grid Test Beds in Illinois (Wednesday, 10:30 am – 12:15 noon)

  • Chair: Robert Greenlee, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition
  • Joseph Clair,Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Timothy Yardley, University of Illinois
  • David Pope, Village of Oak Park
  • Rod Hilburn,  Ameren

30. Panel Session: Customer Engagement and Empowerment (Wednesday, 10:30 am – 12:15 noon)

  • Chair: Scott Binnings, Patton Boggs
  • Michael Murray, Lucid Design Group
  • Val Jensen,  ComEd
  • David Hodgson, UK Trade & Investment
  • Tom Wieser, PaceControls

31. Panel Session: Storage for Power System Operation (Wednesday, 10:30 am – 12:15 noon)

32. Paper session: Smart Grid Monitoring and Cyber Security (Wednesday, 10:30 pm – 12:15 pm) 

  • Chair: Zuyi Li, Illinois institute of Technology
  • Video Monitoring Solutions for Utilities – Using video to make a Grid Smarter

_______John McClean, Powerstream Inc.

_______Anselm Viswasam, Systems With Intelligence, Inc.

_______Dave Loucks, Eaton Corporation

_______Greg Reed, University of Pittsburgh

  • Substation Cybersecurity Architectural Design

_______Pingal Sapkota and Chee-Wooi Ten, Michigan Technological University

33. Luncheon Keynote Speaker (Wednesday, 12:30 -1:00 pm)

  • Chair: Andrew Barbeau, Robert W. Galvin Center, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Presenter: Arlene Juracek, Director, Illinois Power Agency at State of Illinois

34. Plenary Session: Shifting Smart Grid focus to Customer Driven Performance Outcomes (Wednesday, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

35. Panel Session: Smart Grid Innovation in Great Lakes Region (Wednesday, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm)

36. Panel Session: Community Choice Aggregation:  Progress and Promise (MTCC Auditorium, Wednesday, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm)

  • Chair: Mark Pruitt, Power Bureau
  • Ghida Neukirch, Buffalo Grove Deputy Village Manager
  • Maria Fields, Joule Assets
  • David Kolata, Citizens Utility Board
  • Kris Torvik, Wired Group

37. Panel Session: Smart Homes and Distributed Generation (Wednesday, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm)

38. Panel Session: Future of Nuclear (Wednesday, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm)

39. Paper Session: Power system planning (Wednesday, 3:30 pm -5:15 pm)

  • Chair: Lei Wu, Clarkson University

_______Jintaek Lim, Jinhwan Jang and Jaeseok Choi, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea

_______Keonghee Cho, Korea Economic Research Institute (KERI), South Korea

_______Junmin Cha, Daejin University, South Korea

  • A Hybrid Method for Long-Term Transmission Lines Expansion in Large-Scale Electric Grids

_______Mohammad Albaijat, University of California at Davis

_______Kaveh Aflaki , Illinois Institute of Technology

_______Jintaek Lim, Jinhwan Jang and Jaeseok Choi, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea

_______Donghoon Jeon and Yongbeom Yun,  Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), South Korea