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Successful IEEE International SGSMA Conference, May 2019

The first Conference on Smart Grid Synchronized Measurement and Analytics (SGSMA 2019), sponsored by IEEE, was held at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station on May 21-23, 2019. This inaugural event attracted 180 attendees to the conference and the pre-conference tutorial and workshops from the United States as well as Canada, Brazil, Germany, India, Ireland, and The Netherlands. The participants included 10 TAMU faculty, 53 students, 46 representatives of industry, and 6 governmental organizations in lively discussions. To offset travel expenses, 27 participants received NSF travel grants relevant to the Smart Grids Big Data Spoke project.  The agenda of the conference included keynote speakers, invited speakers, panel discussions, and technical paper sessions. The per-reviewed technical papers are published and available through an IEEE Xplore digital library.

The panel discussions were focused on “Lessons Learned“, “Time Dissemination Technologies for Synchronized Measurement“, “Research Challenges“, “Cross-Disciplinary Issues“, “End User Needs and Requirements“, and “Vision and Business Opportunities“.

The pre-conference events included two tutorials and two workshops held on May 20, 2019. These events were the following:

  • Morning Tutorial titled “Synchrophasor Data Analytics” was instructed by Vassilis Kekatos, Ph.D. (Virginia Tech), Hamed Mohsanian-Rad, Ph.D. (University of California at Riverside), Le Xie, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University), Meng Wang, Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Yang Weng, Ph.D. (ASU), and Hao Zhu, Ph.D. (UT at Austin).
  • Afternoon Tutorial titled “Synchrophasor Standards” were instructed by Allen Goldstein (National Institute for Standards and Technology), Kenneth Martin (Electric Power Group), and Veselin Skendzic (Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories).
  • Morning Workshop titled “Use of Synchrophasors and Synchronized Sampling in Protection” was chaired by Sukumar Brahma, Ph.D. (Clemson University), co-chaired by Xinzhou Dong, Ph.D. (Tsinghua University), and moderated by Vahid Madani, Ph.D., P.E. (GridTology), Matthew Rhodes (Salt River Project), Suresh Chandra Srivastava, Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur), Glauco Taranto, Ph.D. (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro/COPPE), and Murty V.V.S. Yalla, Ph.D.  (Beckwith Electric).
  • Afternoon Workshop titled “Implementation of Synchrophasor Data Analytics” was chaired by Zhenyu (Henry) Huang, Ph.D., P.E. (PNNL), Cco-chaired by P.R. Kumar, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University), and moderated by Zhenyu (Henry) Huang, Ph.D., P.E. (PNNL), Igor Alvarado (National Instruments), Rachna Handa (OSIsoft), Innocent Kamwa, Ph.D., P.E. (Hydro-Quebec Research Institute), and Le Xie, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University).

More news posted by Texas A&M Engineering News can be viewed here.

Here are photos from the pre-conference tutorials, workshops, and the conference: