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Smart Grid Development in China and the United States

May 30-31, 2013
NAS Building
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20418

A bilateral workshop was convened by the leadership of the US and Chinese National Academies of Engineering and Sciences to examine the status, plans, and prospects for the development and deployment of modernized  "smart" grids in China and the United States. The events falls under the auspices of the Academies’ 2013 US-China Strategic S&T Policy Dialogue that brings together the leadership of the US and Chinese Academies of Science and Engineering every 1-2 years for discussions around topics of mutual interest.

Agenda

Day 1: Thursday, May 30, 2013


Welcome – Charles M. Vest, President, U.S. National Academy of Engineering

Overview of Workshop Agenda and Goals
Zhao Zhongxian, Professor, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
M. Granger Morgan, Lord Chair Professor in Engineering, and Head of the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University


Panel 1:  Strategies to Move More Power Through the Bulk Power System

Moderator: John Kassakian, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

U.S. speakers:
Presentation
Anjan Bose, Grid-Tech Team, U.S. Department of Energy Enhancing the U.S. Bulk Power System
Enhancing the U.S. Bulk Power System
Clark Gellings, Fellow, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Verbal Presentation
Clarke Bruno, Anbaric

Chinese speakers: 
Application of Large-Capacity Transmission Techniques
Wang Yimin, Director of Science and Technology Department, State Grid Corporation of China
HVDC in CSG, Challenges and Solutions
Li Licheng, Member of CAE, Professor of China Southern Power Grid
Li Peng, Vice President, China Southern Electric Power Research Institute


Panel 2: Strategies to Improve Control and Stability of the Bulk Power System

Moderator: M. Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University

Chinese speaker:
Analyses and Control of the Bulk Power System based on Synchronized Phasor Measurement System
Han Yingduo, Member of CAE, Professor of Tsinghua University
Lu Chao, Professor of Tsinghua University
Power System Simulation: Challenges and Solutions in China
Zhou Xiaoxin, CAS Member, Professor, China Electric Power Institute

U.S. speakers:  
Strategies to Improve Control & Stability of the Bulk Power System
Le Tang, Vice President; Head, US Corporate Research Center, ABB Inc.
Toward IT-Enabled End-To-End Smarter Electric Energy Systems
Marija Ilic, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy Carnegie Mellon University
Smart Grid Strategies
Michael Taniwha, IT Director, Development & Power System Support, ISO-New England


Day 2: Friday, May 31, 2013

Panel 3:  Strategies to Effectively Integrate a Substantial Amount of Variable Generation into Bulk Power Systems

Moderator: John Kassakian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chinese speaker: 
Wind Power Development & Smart Grid in China
Huang Qili, Member of CAE, Professor of Northeast China Grid Company Limited
Integrating Wind Power Plant via Fractional Frequency Transmission System
Wang Xifan, CAS Member, Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University

U.S. speakers: 
High Penetration Levels of Renewable Electricity: Challenges and Opportunities
Sam Baldwin, Chief Science Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (Note: J. Charles Smith presented on behalf of Sam Baldwin)
Integrating Renewables into the Grid: Lessons Learned in Wind Integration
J. Charles Smith, Executive Director, Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG)


Panel 4: Strategies to Improve the Efficiency and Reliability with Which Primary Input Energy is Converted to Useful End-use Services

Moderator: M. Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University

U.S. speakers: 
Smart Grid Development in China and the United States
Robert Sherick, Manager, Transmission & Distribution – Advanced Technology Power System Technologies/Consulting, Southern California Edison
Smart Grid Development in China and the United States: Status, Prospects and Opportunities for Bilateral Cooperation
M. Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University
      
Chinese speakers:   
Development of Distributed Generation and Microgrids in China
Wang Chengshan, Professor of Tianjin University
China's Smart Distribution Grid Technology –Current and Future Development
Sheng Bingbing, Vice President of Distribution Corporation, State Grid Electric Power Research Institute


Panel 5: Opportunities for Sino-US Cooperation on Smart Grid Development 

Moderator: John Kassakian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chinese speakers:  
The needs and requirements to transform power distribution grids in China
Yu Yixin, Member of CAE, Professor of Tianjin University
Application and Prospect of Smart Grid in China
Wang Yimin, Director of Science and Technology Department, State Grid Corporation of China
Opportunities for Sino-US Cooperation on Smart Grid Development
Zhou Fengqi, Senior Consultant, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission

U.S. speakers:   
Sandra Waldstein, Federal Energy Regulatory Comission (FERC)


Closing Remarks 
Zhao Zhongxian, Chinese Academy of Sciences
John Kassakian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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