Power Seminar with Anjan Bose: Evolution of Grid Operation and Control


April 16, 2024    
1:10 pm - 2:00 pm


3043 ECpE Building Addition
Coover Hall, Ames, Iowa, 50011

Event Type

Title: Evolution of Grid Operation and Control

Abstract: The digitalization of grid operation and control occurred in the 1960s with the hard-wired measurement, communication and control being replaced by digital measurements and control signals being communicated on microwave channels. The SCADA-AGC systems were further augmented with analytical applications to develop the complete EMS in the 70s. These EMS have evolved into very large systems because of the continuing development of computation and communications. With the cost reductions of digitalization, these grid operation and control technologies are now being applied to the distribution systems. These sophisticated DMS today are facilitating the proliferation of distributed generation, storage and active loads. The advancement of computation technologies has also improved the capabilities of operator training simulators thus facilitating the training of operators.

Anjan Bose is a Regents Professor and the Distinguished Professor of Electric Power Engineering at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, where he also served as the Dean of the College of Engineering & Architecture from 1998 to 2005. In 2012-13 he served as a Senior Advisor to the US Department of Energy on the electric power grid during the Obama Administration. He is a leading researcher on the operation and control of the electric power grid. He has worked in the electric power industry as well as academe for over 50 years.

Dr. Bose is a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a Foreign Member of both the Indian and the Chinese National Academies of Engineering. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the CSEE and a Distinguished Member of CIGRE. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, the Third Millenium Medal, and the Herman Halperin Electric Transmission & Distribution Award from the IEEE. He was also awarded the Philip Sporn Award and the CIGRE Medal from CIGRE. He has been recognized by both Iowa State University and the Indian Institute of Technology with their distinguished alumnus awards. He has served on several editorial boards and on many technical committees and conference organizations. He was appointed by the governor to the board of directors of the Washington Technology Center, and by the US Secretary of Energy on the committee to study the 1999 and 2003 power blackouts. He has served on several committees of the US National Academies and serves on its Governing Board. He was a founding member of the Governing Board of the Washington State Academy of Sciences and served as its President. He has consulted for many electric power companies and related government agencies throughout the world.

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