SMART Wind Electrical Systems Agenda

Electrical Systems Subgroup Meeting

March 25-26 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.

Meeting Registration | Agenda | Hotel | Participants | DW15 Sponsorship

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Objective: For participants of the SMART Wind Electrical subgroup to meet each other, Identify gaps and opportunities, learn about state-of-the art technology and manufacturing methods and capture information for the final Roadmap.

Note: Times in Eastern time; session times subject to change

Wednesday, March 25          DWEA Cocktails and SMART Wind Dinner

5:30-7p                     Cocktails on the Hill, all are welcome | Location: Rayburn Bldg B‐354

7:30-9:30p               “Dutch Treat” cash-only group dinner, all are welcome
                                        Location: Bullfeathers DC 410 First St SE, Washington, DC 20003
                                        Bullfeathers Menu

Thursday, March 26       Electrical Systems Subgroup Meeting

Location:                      Senate Room, JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004

7:30a                            Registration and Full Breakfast

8:00a                            Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:05a                            Electrical Subgroup Opportunities and gaps

Brent Summerville, Summerville Wind & Sun, SMART Wind Technical Co-lead  – Presentation

8:35a                             Self-introductions

What do you hope this project to accomplish?
What are your areas of expertise?

9:00a                             Future of the Grid: Smart Grid and Distributed Wind

Scott Sklar, The Stella Group, Ltd – Presentation 
Robert Preus, NREL
Q&A, Discussion

10:00a                            Break

10:30a                            Alternator Panel Discussion
                                              10-15 min each followed by discussion

Overview in Latest Research in PM Alternators, Dr, Ed Muljadi, NREL – Presentation

Rare Earth Magnets, Jim Sims, Molycorp, Inc.

Opportunities in Alternator Design and Manufacturing, Dr. Greg Mowry, University of St Thomas, School of Engineering

Coil Winding, Dr. Keith Klontz, Advanced Motor Tech. LLC

12:00p                            Lunch

1:00p                              Shock and Fire: Electrical Safety and Standards
                                        Electrical testing and certification, Mike Hudon, Intertek (virtual)
                                        UL6142, Chris Storbeck, UL – Presentation 
                                        Energy Storage, NEC, Dr. Rob Wills, Intergrid Consulting


2:00p                             Power Electronics Panel Discussion
                                        10-15 min on latest greatest followed by discussion

A 20 kW power electronics setup using variable speed drive front end and Power One inverters, Dr. Rob Wills, Intergrid

A Novel Single-phase Inverter with Distribution Static Compensator Capability for Wind Applications, Dr. Ruth Douglas Miller Presentation 

Cost Effective Power Electronics for Low Volume Production, Joshua Kaufman, Pika (virtual) – Presentation 

Power America and Distributed Wind, Dr. John MuthNC State University 

3:30p                             Break

4:00p                             Report from Rapporteur

                                       Ruth Baranowski, Wind Advisors Team

                                        Refine the list of gaps and opportunities
                                        Brainstorm actions regarding listed gaps
                                        List next (virtual) meetings         

5:00p                             Close of meeting

5:30-7:30p                    Invitation-Only for OEMs, Subgroup Leaders & Core Team

Discussion on next steps, thoughts, feedback

Thank You to our SMART Wind Electrical Meeting Sponsors:



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