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Webinar on 10/28/2020: Recent Developments in Geomagnetic Disturbance Analysis and the Texas A&M Magnetometer Network

Geomagnetic disturbances (GMDs) caused by solar coronal mass ejections can induce quasi-dc currents in the ac power grid, potentially leading to harmonics, transformer heating, and increased reactive power losses in the system. Voltage collapse has been recognized as the key risk posed by these geomagnetically induced currents (GICs) the grid. This talk will first briefly

Webinar on 9/23/2020: Enabling Power System Cyber-Physical Resilience

The power grid is a vast and interconnected cyber-physical system for delivering electricity. Treating the grid as a cyber-physical system requires new perspectives, including analysis techniques as well as operating procedures. Attacks on the grid could detrimentally affect public health and safety, yet its cyber infrastructure is not currently included in the intense analysis of

Webinar on 8/26/2020: Impact of Distributed Energy Resources on Distribution and Transmission Systems

Worldwide consumption of electricity is expected to nearly double over the next two-and-a-half decades. International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that meeting this demand for power will require over 5,000 GW of new electricity generating capacity (including replacement capacity) at a cost of over $5 trillion. The new plants will require an additional $6 trillion worth

Webinar on 7/29/2020: The Big Data Analytics: An Incremental Improvement or a Transformational Change

The topic of Big Data and associated analytics is relatively new (last 15 years). It became prominent as huge amounts of data became available through space exploration, weather forecasting and medical biogenetic investigations. Social media and outlets such as Google, YouTube, Facebook, Amazon and others have also faced similar problems of handling huge data sets.

Webinar on 6/24/2020: New Developments in the Visualization of Wide-Area Electric Grid Information

An ongoing power system challenge is how best to utilize and ultimately present information to a human user derived from either actual system sensors or engineering studies for large-scale electric grids. In operations this data might come from measurement systems such as SCADA or PMUs, while in a study context it might be generated by

Overbye Appointed Holder of Erle Nye ’59 Chair for Engineering Excellence

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Thomas Overbye holder of the Erle Nye ’59 Chair Professorship for Engineering Excellence in the College of Engineering. Effective January 1, 2020, this endowed professorship appointment is a recognition of his exceptional record as a researcher and educator. Overbye is the director

Tracking and Analyzing the Short-Run Impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. Electricity Sector

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has rapidly spread around the globe in 2020, with the U.S. becoming the epicenter of COVID-19 cases and deaths in late March. In this context, there have been federal and state-level policy interventions aiming at mitigating the public health risks of this pandemic. These social distancing and work-from-home policies, which

Advisory Board Meeting Held on April 27, 2020

The sixteenth meeting of the TEES Smart Grid Center (SGC) was held via Zoom video conferencing on April 27, 2020. In this meeting, achievements of the Center were reported since the last Board meeting held on November 4, 2019, potential new Board members were considered, and feedbacks by the Board were provided to planned future

Last Day for TPEC Early Bird Registration, 1/20/2020

January 20, 2020, is the last day for registering at the Early Bird discount rate for the 4th Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC). This IEEE sponsored and student organized event will be held at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, on February 6-7, 2020. Registration can be directly accessed here. Conference directors are

Student Travel Grant is Available for TPEC 2020 by January 3, 2020

The fourth Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC), a student organized and IEEE sponsored event, will be held at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, on February  6-7, 2020. Travel grant is available for students funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). More information is posted at the conference website. Registration can be accessed