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ECE Seminar Series - Power Lecture

What Happens When You Turn on a Light?
Peter W. Sauer
Pete Sauer obtained his BSEE from the University of Missouri at Rolla in 1969, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1974 and 1977 respectively. He served as a facilities design engineer in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 to 1973. He is currently the Grainger Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His main work is in modeling and simulation of power system dynamics with applications to steady-state and transient stability analysis. He served as the program director for power systems at the National Science Foundation from 1990 to 1991. He was a cofounder of PowerWorld Corporation and the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC). He is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia and Illinois, a Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
This talk will discuss what happens in a power system when a load is switched on. It will talk about the various stages of response from the very fast to the very slow. It will include the initial speed of light response followed by the speed of inertia response. It will discuss the modeling and simulation requirements of these responses. It will continue with the speed of governor response and the speed of load frequency/automatic generation control response. It will also discuss how economics and electricity markets might enter into the responses.
February 14, 2013
234 Larsen

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