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Alberta Power Grid Operations & Systems – Part II

Monday, April 16th, 2018

 

Title: Alberta Power Grid Operations & Systems – Part II
Date: May 3, 2018
Time: 5:15-9pm
Location: TransAlta Building Atrium 1, 110 – 12 Ave SW
Details: Registration

 

AESO is the independent system operator of the Alberta power grid and market, who also plays the critical roles of Balancing Authority (BA) and Reliability Coordinator (RC) in operating the Alberta Interconnected Electric Systems (AIES). As a continuation of the speech given on Feb 1st 2018, the presentation will first briefly review the Grid and Market structures of Alberta and how AESO is equipped to balance the supply and demand in real-time (the BA role). Subsequently, the on-line Network Applications in EMS which are crucial for AESO to fulfill its role as RC will be explained in detail, including the modeling of AIES, the function of State Estimator (SE), Real-Time Contingency Analysis (RTCA), and Voltage Stability Analysis (VSA). How the market tools and EMS applications are utilized at AESO to help achieve reliability and efficiency in system operations will also be discussed.

Artificial Intelligence Applications in Power Systems

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

 

Title: Artificial Intelligence Applications in Power Systems
Date: May 7, 2018
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: University of Calgary Downtown Campus, Event Center B and C
Details: Flyer – Registration

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has recently emerged as a science even though it may still be considered in its early stages of development. Depending on the goals and methods employed in research, its definition varies. As a broad description, it may be described as the science of making machines do things that would require intelligence if done by humans.

Although AI applications are now being considered in a very wide variety of disciplines, ranging from humanities to natural and applied sciences, this seminar will focus on AI applications in electric power systems. In this context, application of artificial neural networks (ANNs) and fuzzy logic is commonly referred to in the literature as AI applications in power systems.

Over the past 25 years or so, feasibility of the application of AI for a variety of topics in power systems has been explored by a number of investigators. Topics explored vary from load forecast to real-time control and prote! ction. In addition to providing a brief introduction to ANNs and fuzzy logic, a number of examples of their application, that have been proposed, will be outlined and discussed in the seminar.

Roadmap for Implementing a Safety System

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

 

Title: Roadmap for Implementing a Safety System
Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 5:15-9pm
Location: T1-Auditorium at TransAlta, 110 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Details: Registration

International standards IEC 61511 and IEC 61508 provide guidance for implementing the safety system life-cycle phases. Armed with this knowledge safety design engineers may feel that they can tackle any project. However, the scope of a safety system project can vary considerably.  The SIS may be part of a new multibillion dollar process plant, a facility revamp or just involve the addition of a few safety functions to an existing installation. The execution will vary considerably depending on the overall scope and makeup of the project even though the basic steps will be similar in concept.

Most importantly, the overall project schedule and resourcing is often governed by scope other than the safety system. A large project may take four to seven years from conception to startup. Essentially the safety engineer must navigate many interfaces in order to formulate a solid SIS design basis (i.e. safety requirements specification). It is important to understand! the complexity that arises from these interfaces; they need careful management.

Grid Energy Storage: Policies and Applications

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

 

Title: Grid Energy Storage: Policies and Applications
Date: November 20, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: T1-Auditorium at TransAlta, 110 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Details: Flyer Registration (registration closes November 16)

Low Cost DC Microgrids

Friday, August 25th, 2017

 

Title: Low Cost DC Microgrids
Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 5:15-9pm
Location: T1-Auditorium at TransAlta, 110 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Details: Flyer Registration

Overview of PLC/DCS

Monday, May 29th, 2017

 

Title: Overview of PLC/DCS
Date: June 6, 2017
Time: 5:15-9pm
Location: SAIT, 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB; Building: Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre, Room: KA-12
Details: Flyer Registration

IEEE Recommended Practice for Motor Protection in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems: Overview and What’s New

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

 

Title: IEEE Recommended Practice for Motor Protection in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems: Overview and What’s New
Date: May 15, 2017
Time: 5:15-9pm
Location: T1-Auditorium at TransAlta, 110 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Details: Flyer Registration (Registration closes May 11, 2017)

13 Ways to Break a Firewall

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

 

Title: 13 Ways to Break a Firewall
Date: May 4, 2017
Time: 5:15-9pm
Location: T1-Auditorium at TransAlta, 110 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Details: Flyer Registration

Functional Safety & CSA B149.3 Compliance

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

 

Title: Functional Safety & CSA B149.3 Compliance
Date: March 2, 2017
Time: 5:15-9:00 pm
Location: TransAlta, T1 auditorium (map)
Details: Flyer

 

Nanotechnology for Cancer Screening [NEW DATE]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

 

Title: Nanotechnology for Cancer Screening
Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 7pm
Location: ICT 114, University of Calgary
Details: Flyer