Testbeds for Smart Grids and Smart Cities:  Means of Learning
What Is / What Might Become in the Changing Electric Energy Industry

Conference Co-Chairs:
Dr. Marija Ilic
Dr. Sebastian Lehnhoff

(Last updated March 4, 2015)

Conference Agenda (Tentative):

Marija Ilic, Carnegie Mellon University
Sebastian Lehnhoff, OFFIS, Germany

Eric Hsieh, U.S. DoE
Sayan Mitra, University of Illinois at Urbana-Chambaign
Janos Sztipanovits, Vanderbilt University
Jonathan Sprinkle, University of Arizona
David Wollman / Paul Boynton, NIST


Pre-Conference Workshop on DYMONDS-Based General Purpose Smart Grid in a Room Simulator (SGRS) – Theoretical Foundations, Modelling and Demonstrations
March 30, 2015 – 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m
Singleton Room, Roberts Engineering Hall, Carnegie Mellon University
Check-in from 11:30 a.m.
Lunch served at 12:00 p.m.

Agenda for Pre-Conference Workshop:

1:00-1:45 p.m. – "Models and Functionality of the SGRS Simulator based on DYMONDS," Marija Ilic

Part I: Examples of applications of the SGRS:

1:45-2:15 p.m. – "Introduction to SGRS Multi-Layered Simulation Platform Design," Martin Wagner, Jovan Ilic, Franz Franchetti
2:15-2:35 p.m. – "Adaptive Load Management/Transactive Energy – Demonstration on the SGRS," Martin Wagner
2:35–3 p.m. – "Simulation of Electric Vehicle Participation in Electric Power Markets Using the ALM Framework and the Smart Grid in a Room Simulator," Jonathan Donadee, Hadi Amini

3-3:15pm – Coffee Break

3:15-3-3:35 p.m. – "Towards Feasible Power Delivery in AC Electric Networks Using Smart Wires; Demonstration," Andrew Hsu, Marija Ilic
3:35-3:55 p.m. – "Enhanced AGC (E-AGC) for Quality of Response (QoR) Control in Dynamic Electric Power Systems," Qixing Liu*, Xia Miao, Marija Ilic
3:55-4:15 p.m. – "Transient Stabilization using FACTS; Demonstration," Milos Cvetkovic**
4:15-4:35 p.m. – "Simulation of Power System Dynamics and Transient Stabilization Using Flywheel Energy Storage; Demonstration," Kevin Bachovchin
*(now at China Southern Power Grid Company)
**(now at Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Part II: Examples of multilayered applications of the SGRS:

4:35-4:45 p.m. – "Multi-layered Simulation using the SGRS Simulator; Interaction of TE and FACTS Controlled Dynamic System," Milos Cvetkovic, Martin Wagner
4:45-4:55 p.m. – "Multi-layered Simulation using the SGRS Simulator; Interaction of TE and Flywheel Controlled Dynamic System," Kevin Bachovchin, Martin Wagner

Part III: Emerging applications:
4:55-5:10 p.m. – "Designing Incentives for Flexibility in the Transmission Sector," Chin Yen Tee
5:10-5:25 p.m. – "Making the Case for Locational Allocation and Pricing of Power Systems Operating Contingency Reserves," Jose Fernando Prada
5:25-5:55 p.m.– "Implications on Standards," Marija Ilic

March 30, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Singleton Room, Roberts Engineering Hall, Carnegie Mellon University

MARCH 31, 2015 — DAY 1 AGENDA:

7:30-8:00 a.m.
– Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:30 a.m. Carnegie Mellon University Welcome

8:30-9:00 a.m. – Marija Ilic and Sebastian Lehnhoff: Objectives of the Workshop

Session A1_D1 Computer Science View of the Problem:

9:00-9:25 a.m. – "Modeling and Simulations for Testbeds: Semantics and Languages," Janos Sztipanovits, Vanderbilt University
9:25-9:50 a.m. – "Testbeds in Cyber-Physical Systems: Interfaces and Time Scales," Jonathan Sprinkle, University of Arizona
9:50-10:15 a.m. – "From Models and Data to Proofs for Improving Cyber Physical Systems," Sayan Mitra, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:15-10:30 a.m. – Coffee Break

Session A2_D1 Dynamical Systems View of the Problem:
Session Chair: Soummya Kar, Carnegie Mellon

10:30-11:00 a.m. – "Smart Grid Intepreted Modeling Hubs Linked to Trade-off Analysis and Validation," John Baras, University of Maryland
11:00-11:30 a.m. – "Demand Response and the Internet of Things," Anna Scaglione, Arizona State University
11:30-11:50 a.m. – "Appropriate Realism in Simulation Testbeds and Models for Power Systems," Ian Dobson, Iowa State University
11:50-12:10 p.m. – "Homeland Security R&D for Multi-User Community Microgrids," Erik Limpaecher, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
12:10-12:30 p.m. "New Modeling for Multi-Layered Interfacing in Complex Dynamical Systems," Marija Ilic, Carnegie Mellon University

12:15-1:15 p.m. – Lunch Speakers, David Corman and Eyad Abed, U.S. NSF (TBC)

Session P1_D1 Examples of Testbeds and Platforms (Part 1):

1:30-1:50 p.m. "TCIPG Testbeds," Tim Yardley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1:50-2:10 p.m. "Laboratory Scale Microgrid Testbed Hardware Implementation," Joyer Lobo and Peter Idowu, Penn State University Harrisburg
2:10-2:30 p.m. "Evaluating and Improving Cybersecurity Capabilities of the Electricity Critical Infrastructure," Pamela Curtis and Nader Mehradavei, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
2:30-2:50 p.m. – "Lamar Renewable Energy Microgrid," Reza Barzegaran, Lamar University
2:50-3:10 p.m. "Transitioning Campus Distribution System Into Networked Microgrids,"
Chee-Wooi Ten, Michigan Technological University

3:15-3:30 p.m. Coffee Break

Session P2_D1 Examples of Testbeds and Platforms (Part 2):

3:30-4:00 p.m. "Smart Grid Co-Simulation with mosaik and the SESA Lab," Sebastian Lehnhoff, OFFIS, Germany
4:00-4:30 p.m. "Mosaik A Flexible Smart Grid Co-Simulation Framework," Sebastian Rohjans, OFFIS, Germany
4:30-4:50 p.m. "Multi-scale Infrastructure Simulation Technology (MIST), Scott Backhaus, Los Alamos National Laboratory

5:00-5:30pm Open Discussion on Day 1 Subjects

Graduate Students Poster Reception and Dinner
(Dinner Speaker: TBD)

APRIL 1, 2015 — DAY 2 (final agenda in progress):

7:30-8:00am - Breakfast

Session A1_D2 Specifications for Simulations Testbeds – Industry Needs:

8:15-9:00 a.m. – "Software Needs for the Changing Power Industry," Terry Boston, PJM CEO
9:00-9:45 a.m. – "Specifications for the Power System Simulator," Anjan Bose, Washington State University
9:45-10:15 a.m. – "Virtual Time Consistency in Smart Grid Testbeds", David Nicol, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:15-10:30 a.m. – Coffee Break

Session A2_D2 Testbeds: Needs and Progress (Part 1):
10:30-10:50 a.m. – "
Virtual Test Beds to Explore Next-Generation Grid Data Architecture and Analytics," Mallikarjun Shankar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
10:50-11:10 a.m. – "Development of Utility Scale Power System Model in Real Time Digital Simulator: Challenges and Opportunities," Joshua Park, Southern California Edison
11:10-11:30 a.m. – [Title TBD], Mark Rice, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
11:30-11:50 a.m. – SmartGidLab+: A Software-Hardware Hybrid Smart Grid Testbed," Song Tan (Georgia State University), Wen-Zhan Song (Georgia State University), Steve Yothment (Panasonic Automotive Systems of America), and Lang Tong (Cornell University)
11:50-12:10 p.m. – "An Overview of Collaborative Testbeds Within the Future Renewable
Electric Energy Delivery and Management Center," Mariesa Crow, Missouri University of Science and Technology
12:10-12:30 p.m. – "Smart City Testbed," Adam Hahn, Washington State University

12:30-1:30 p.m. – Lunch Speakers, Paul Boynton / David Wollman, NIST (TBC)

Session P1_D2 DYMONDS-Based Smart Grid in a Room Simulator at CMU – Theoretical Foundations and Demonstration of General Purpose Testbed:

1:30-1:50 p.m. – "Performance Objectives and Models for General Purpose Multi-layered Testbed Simulators," Marija Ilic, Carnegie Mellon University
1:50-2:15 p.m. – "Demonstration of Using Flywheels and Power FACTS Control for Transient Stabilization; Interactions with Transactive Energy Market" Kevin Bachovchin (Carnegie Mellon University), Milos Cvetkovic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Martin Wagner (CMU)
2:15-2:35 p.m. – "Computer and Communications Platform Design – Aligning Physical, Economic, and Information Interfaces," Martin Wagner and Jovan Ilic, Carnegie Mellon University
2:35-2:55 p.m. – "Demonstration of Transactive Energy SGRS," Jonathan Donadee and Martin Wagner, Carnegie Mellon University
2:55-3:15 p.m. – "Underlying Computing Vision for SGRS at Carnegie Mellon University," Franz Franchetti, Carnegie Mellon University

3:15-3:30 p.m. Coffee Break

Session P2_D2 Testbeds: Needs and Progress (Part 2):

3:30-3:50 p.m. – "Testbed for Mitigation for Power Fluctuation on Micro-Grid," Xin Zhao (University of California at San Diego), Chuck Wells (OSIsoft)
3:50-4:10 p.m. –
"Smart Energy Campus," Xiaochen Zhang and Santiago Grijalva, Georgia Institute of Technology
4:10-4:30 p.m. "A Semantic Testbed for Smart Grid Information Standards," Steve Ray, Carnegie Mellon University (Silicon Valley)
4:30-4:50 p.m. "VSCADA," Yi Deng, Virginia Tech
4:50-5:10 p.m. "Distributed Control of a Swarm of Buildings Connected to a Smart Grid," Baris Aksanli, University of California San Diego

5:10-5:30 p.m. Next Steps and Adjourn


Hands on Demonstration of International Testbeds

(Leads: Sebastian Lehnhoff (OFFIS, Germany) and Martin Wagner (Carnegie Mellon University)