IEEE Power and Energy Society

Chicago Chapter 2017-2018

Infrastructure Interdependencies and Resilience Planning

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
(first Wed. of Nov. due to facility availability)


Jim Kavicky

Argonne National Laboratory

About the Topic

Resilience is generally defined as the ability to adapt to changing conditions and withstand and rebound from the impacts of disasters and incidents caused by various hazards and threats. In the context of our interconnected electric infrastructure, electric power and natural gas engineers at Argonne National Laboratory have been funded by the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability to work with ISOs, RCs, NERC Committees, and other industry stakeholders to improve the resilience of our grid.

This presentation will highlight some of the key motivating factors and resilience challenges and gaps identified by industry stakeholders, collaborative projects that address these needs and concerns, and the expected benefits to grid resilience and operator preparedness resulting from these collaborations.

About the Speaker

Jim Kavicky is an Energy Systems Engineer in Argonne National Laboratory's Infrastructure Systems Group and has experience in electric power and in natural gas modeling, simulation, and applications. He also has experience characterizing and modeling interdependencies between the electric power and natural gas infrastructure systems and other dependent infrastructure like communications, water, wastewater, and transportation.

Recent work focuses on infrastructure protection and assurance measures that identify potential threats, mitigate possible impacts, and suggest recommendations in the response and recovery from specific situations. He is the author of numerous publications, including journal articles, reports, and conference papers and has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Location       Time  
ComEd Commercial Center - Auditorium   5:30 PM   Social
1919 Swift Drive (park behind building)   6:00 PM   Dinner (optional)
Oak Brook, IL 60523-1850   6:45 PM   Presentation
(near I-290 & I-294 interchange)   8:00 PM   Adjourn


Please make your reservation by noon on Monday 30 Oct 2017 via the Online Reservation Form.

The cost of the optional family style dinner is $15 for IEEE members, $20 for non-members, payable at the event. Sorry, we are unable to process credit cards. Checks payable to "IEEE-PES Chicago Chapter" and cash are accepted, and receipts will be provided.

Security Procedure

You must present a government issued photo ID to the ComEd Commercial Center guard when you arrive. Please allow a few minutes for the guard to create a custom badge with your photo. ComEd employees and ComEd contractors may use their ComEd ID badges to enter the building.

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