IEEE Power and Energy Society

Chicago Chapter 2018-2019

Inverter-Based Resources During a Cascading Failure

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Mohit Singh


About the Topic

Renewable generation has many characteristics that differ from conventional generation. What effects will these characteristics have during a cascading failure? In the case of the South Australia blackout, inverter protection settings played a critical role in loss of generation - in effect initiating the blackout. Have we enough awareness of other settings which can compromise the bulk electric system (BES)? And in future, can we avoid these pitfalls and leverage the advanced inverter controls for our benefit to avoid cascading failure?

About the Speaker

Dr. Mohit Singh is currently a Sr. Engineer in the System Studies group at ComEd where he has worked since 2015. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher and subsequently as an engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO from 2011 to 2015. Dr. Singh received his PhD (2011) and MS (2007) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is one of the recipients of the IEEE PES Power Engineering Education Committee Prize Paper Award in 2015.

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


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