Control and Interoperability Challenges in New Energy and eMobility SystemsDate: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 1:00PM MDT
Presenter: Dr. Hamed Nademi, Assistant Professor, NMSU Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The role of distributed real-time control in the future energy and transportation systems is imperative considering large integration of power electronics devices through rapid growth in distributed energy resources (DERs). The requirement for microgrids and electrified transport is being driven for an immediate need for real-time dynamic balancing of an energy production and consumption. The transition to considerably decentralized control and industrial edge computing poses further challenges associated with power electronics deployment and feasible control strategies, the architecture and infrastructure required for future multi-domain energy systems to operate in a reliable manner. This presentation will discuss different control solutions and system architecture for managing such future grid and related electronics loads. This talk explores the key topics include Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing for renewable energy systems, electrified transportation strategies and Grid-following, Grid-forming converters for such applications. In addition, it is of vital importance for universities to reshape teaching and learning approach in Engineering and Technology degrees, to address these challenges for developing uniquely trained and "innovative" graduates that connect the most cross-disciplinary technical problems. I will share my thoughts on new ways to contribute to this mission.
Dr. Hamed Nademi earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics in 2014. In the years since, he has gained experience in the private sector as a Senior Research Scientist at ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB), and more recently in the academic sector as a Research Scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he led industry-sponsored projects focusing on renewable energy resources, autonomous digital power grids, and transportation electrification. Dr. Nademi’s research and teaching interests include power electronics applications in microgrids, electric vehicle charging stations, motor drives, and advanced control methods.