NM EPSCoR SMART Grid Center Webinar Series

This series is for all project team members and will provide a forum to present research results, increase interdisciplinary and cross-cutting collaborations, and learn more about outside projects related to microgrids, commercialization, and other topics of interest to our project.

Webinar Series Facts

  • Webinars will occur monthly from Noon–1PM MT on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
  • Webinars can be accessed via Zoom.
  • Webinars will be recorded and posted on this website afterward.

Please contact us to suggest topics or speakers.

 

 

Past Webinars

Stefan Ambec

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and Free Allowances

Date/Time: Friday, May 6, 2022/ 2:30PM - 4:00PM MDT

Presenter: Stefan Ambec

Abstract: Carbon leakage is an obstacle to the implementation of carbon pricing, such as emission permit markets in a world open to trade. The greenhouse gas emission reduction induced domestically can be offset by a growing share of imported products with a higher carbon footprint. We investigate two policy… Read More

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Dr. Jovana Milosavljevic Ardeljan

Learning to Communicate your Research Workshop

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 25, 2022/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MST

Presenter: Dr. Jovana Milosavljevic Ardeljan

No matter what job you have in life, your success will be determined 5% by your academic credentials, 15% by your professional experiences, and 80% by your communication skills.-- Stephen Wang This workshop, led by Dr. Jovana Milosavljevic Ardeljan, will equip participants with strategies to clearly and effectively present… Read More

Dr. Chinonye Nnakwe Whitley, NSF EPSCoR

NSF & NASA Opportunities for Early Career Faculty in NM

Date/Time: Monday, January 24, 2022/ 1:00PM - 2:00PM MST

Presenter: Program Officer Dr. Chinonye Nnakwe Whitley

This webinar will cover the most recent solicitation for the research infrastructure improvement Track-4 EPSCoR Research Fellows mechanism.

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Sihua Shao, NMT, NM SMART Grid Center Webinar

Visible Light Communication and Applications in Smart Grids

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 27, 2021/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenter: Dr. Sihua Shao, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, NMT, Electrical Engineering

To support the massive connectivity and diverse energy management of different tier electricity loads, such as smart appliances, IoT sensors, and electric vehicles, etc, relying solely on radio frequency (RF) spectrum may be strained to fulfill the requirements due to the limited bandwidth, the wide interception range, and… Read More

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Dr. Fengyu Wang

Leveraging Energy Storage Resources to Improve Combined Cycle Power Plant Operational Efficiency

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 22, 2021/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenter: Dr. Fengyu Wang, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NMSU

The combined cycle power plants (CCPP) are gaining tractions in recent years due to lower natural gas prices and higher efficiency.  CCPPs can also provide flexibility to relieve variability and uncertainties introduced by rapidly growing intermittent resources. Due to complex structure, CCPPs have nonconvex and nonlinear… Read More

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Dustin Allen, NM EPSCoR

Python Fundamentals with Data Analysis and Visualization

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 25, 2021/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenter: Dustin Allen, NM EPSCoR

Python is a high-level programming language that is leveraged in a wide range of disciplines and fields. This webinar training introduces Python basics and will also familiarize those in attendance with its powerful capabilities for data analysis and visualization. It will be taught using live coding and the audience is… Read More

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Dr. Leo Yazhou Jiang

100% Carbon-Free Energy System

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 21, 2021/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenter: Dr. Leo Yazhou Jiang is an Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at Clarkson University

The recent blackouts in Texas and California have revealed certain vulnerabilities within U.S. energy infrastructure which are not well understood. In particular: (1) a massive winter storm with frigid temperatures caused 4.5 million Texas homes and businesses to lose power for up to 4 days in February 2021; and (2) an… Read More

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George "Rusty" Nail, Graduate Research Assistant at NMSU, NM SMART Grid Center Webinar

Opal RT for beginners

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 26, 2021/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenter: George "Rusty" Nail, Graduate Research Assistant at NMSU

Things we’ll cover in this webinar:

  • How to use MATLAB Simulink Simscape Blocks to build a 2-Node system
  • Building more complex electrical systesms in MATLAB Simulink
  • Debugging MATLAB Simulink and common compilation Issues
  • An overview of OPAL-RT and RT-LAB as it pertains to Simulink… Read More

    RT-LAB Quick Start Guide 
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Dr. Hamed Nademi, Assistant Professor, NMSU Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, SMART Grid Center Webinar

Control/Interoperability Challenges in New Energy and eMobility Systems

Date/Time: Thursday, April 29, 2021/ 12:00PM - 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… Read More

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Claus Danielson March 2021 Webinar Event

Exploiting Symmetry in Large-Scale Optimization and Control

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 24, 2021/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenter: Dr. Claus Danielson, Assistant Professor, UNM Department of Mechanical Engineering

This talk will present theoretical and algorithmic results on exploiting symmetry to reduce the computational complexity large-scale control and optimization problems. First, we will show how symmetry can be used to reduce the memory complexity of explicit solutions of optimization problems. Second, we will show how symmetry… Read More

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