Spring Forum

Event Schedule

       Microgrid Interconnections and Energy Storage

                               Hosted by the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy  &                                                   The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

 08:00-9:00  am                      

   Registration and Continental Breakfast - networking opportunity    

 9:00 - 9:10 am  

   Welcome and Introduction

  • Dr. Peter J. Schubert, Director, Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy, IUPUI
 9:10 - 10:00 am

   Keynote speaker

  • Pending, details are being finalized
 10:00 -10:20 am       Networking break - Poster and Model Displays
 10:25 - 11:00 am

   Guest Speaker - "Back-up Power for Sochi"

        Mr. Sean Hendrix, Chief of Engineering, EnerDel

 11:00 -12:00 pm

   Panel Discussion - The Impact of Microgrids and Distributed Generation on Utility Grid Stability

        Moderator: Mr. Joe Bentley, Sr. VP Transmission & Distribution Ops, Indianapolis Power and Light

  •  Mr. Gary Gengenbach, Principal, MES
  •  Mr. Stephen Kozey, Sr. V.P. Legal and Compliance Serv., MISO
  •  Dr. Steven Rovnyak, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, IUPUI
  •  Mr. Steve Tolen, President and CEO, Indy Power Systems
  12:00 -1:15 pm     Lunch with Keynote Speaker – Mr. Ken Geisler, VP Business Strategy, Smart Grid Division, Siemens Infrastructure and Cities Sector.

        *Note:  Vegan and dietary restriction lunch options are available upon request. 

  1:15 - 1:45 pm

    Special Topic Speaker - Dr. Afshin Izadian, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, IUPUI  

  1:45 - 2:15 pm

   Special Topic Speaker - Dr. Fu Yongzhu, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI, Advanced Materials for Rechargeable Lithium-Sulfur Batteries”

  2:15 - 2:30 pm


  2:30 - 3:10 pm

  Special Guest Speaker - Go Electric, “Blinkless Microgrid Technology, Seamless Integration of Renewable Power, Batteries & Generators to Improve Efficiency/Security and Reduce Costs”

 3:10 - 4:10 pm

         Panel Dicussion - Benefits of Microgrid Deployment: System Robustness, Security to Critical Loads, Renewable Integration and Economics

       Moderator:  Mr. Dusty Wilson, Director of Energy Systems, SAIC

  • Dr. David Goodman, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology, IUPUI
  • Dr. Scott Sudhoff, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
  • Dr. Elena Timofeeva, Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois
 4:10 - 5:30 pm         

    Microgrid Walking Tour on Campus  -  total walk time 22 minutes                               

  • Solar Panel Installation, Roof of Business/SPEA
  • Energy Systems and Power Electronics Laboratory, ET 204
  • Computer Engineering and Research Lab;  SL113  


                               To register: lugarenergycenter.org 

                      Click on "Spring Forum", Then  "Registration"

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