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AGI-ESIC FA20 Seminar Series ~ “Citadels–Co-simulation of power, communication, and control wystems”


About the event

The WSU-PNNL Advanced Grid Institute and Energy Systems Innovation Center presents “Citadels–Co-simulation of Power, Communication, and Control Systems” by Drs. Kevin Schneider (PNNL) and Anamika Dubey, (WSU/ESIC)


As part of the Department of Energy Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been tasked with leading the project titled “CITADELS.” The objective of Citadels is to enable the operation of networks of microgrids to support bulk system operations, the continuous operation of critical end-use loads when the bulk system fails, and to support bulk system restoration. The operation of networked microgrids will coordinate centralized operations with distributed edge operations enabled using the Open Field Message (OpenFMB) reference architecture. PNNL is engaging with several team members and WSU is primarily tasked with coordinating centralized and distributed control for different modes of networked microgrid operations. WSU is also developing a comprehensive power-communication-controls co-simulation model to support the testing and validation activities. This talk will discuss the project’s overall vision and our preliminary results in enabling networked’ microgrid operations.


Dr. Kevin Schneider received his BS in Physics and his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. His main areas of research are distribution system analysis and power system operations. He is currently a Chief Engineer at the PNNL and Manager of the Distribution and Demand Response Sub-Sector. Dr. Schneider is a Research Professor at Washington State University as part of the PNNL/WSU Advanced Grid Institute (AGI), an Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington, and a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington State. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and Chair of the Analytic Methods for Power Systems (AMPS) Committee.

Dr. Anamika Dubey received her PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (2015). She is currently an Assistant Professor at Washington State University. Her research focus is on the operation and planning of the modern power distribution systems characterized by distributed energy resources and responsive loads. She is the recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. She serves as the Secretary of IEEE Distribution Systems Analysis Subcommittee, Secretary of IEEE University Education Subcommittee, and PES Chapter Chair for the IEEE Palouse Section.