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


New Mexico’s Climate Strategy and Electricity Sector Implications

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 22, 2020/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenters: Laura Tabor and Jacqueline Waite, NM Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD)

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued Executive Order 2019-003 on climate change in January 2019. This order established the New Mexico Interagency Climate Change Task Force and included several policy directives for state agencies to implement. This presentation will give an overview of the 2019 New Mexico Climate Strategy… Read More

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Siemens DEOP – Distributed Energy Optimization Webinar

Siemens DEOP – Distributed Energy Optimization Webinar

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 24, 2020/ 9:00AM - 10:00AM MDT

Presenters: Bill Kipnis, Philipp Dolch, Marcello Pomponi, and Paul Bennison, Siemens

An overview of the development of smart read microgrids from around the world.

Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for… Read More

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Christine Pfung - May Webinar Presenter

Optimizing Mentorship for your Research Teams

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 27, 2020/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenter: Christine Pfund, Senior Scientist, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison

This webinar will feature a presentation by Christine Pfund, PhD, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who studies the science of mentoring in STEMM(science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine). In this webinar, Dr. Pfund will present the current landscape of mentoring in science, summarize the recent… Read More

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CURENT NSF/DOE Engineering Research Center Overview

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 22, 2020/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenter: Kevin Tomsovic, Director of CURENT, CTI Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Tennessee

CURENT, Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks, is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center that is jointly supported by NSF (National Science Foundation) and the DoE (Department of Energy). The Center’s vision is a nation-wide or continent-wide transmission grid that is… Read More

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NM SMART Grid Center Student Research Spotlight

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 25, 2020/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Jeewon Choi, PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico (Research Goal 1),
Jacob Marks, Masters Student, Computer Science, New Mexico Tech (Research Goal 2),
Adnan Bashir, PhD Candidate, Computer Science, University of New Mexico (Research Goal 3),
Shubhasmita Pati, PhD Candidate, Electrical & Computer Engineering, New Mexico State University (Research Goal 4)

Abstract: In this webinar, graduate students from the NM SMART Grid Center’s four research goals will present on aspects of their current research.

Research Group 1: Jeewon Choi will present on the application of an event-triggered and finitetime control methods to the… Read More

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NM SMART Grid February Webinar

High Performance Computing and Data Management Resources

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 26, 2020/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MST

Diana Dugas, CyberInfrastructure Architect, NMSU
Karl Benedict, Director of Research Data Services/ Director of IT, UNM

High Performance Computing (HPC) Presentation:
This presentation will cover how to access high performance computing resourcesfor your work in the NM SMART Grid Center, including NMSU’s Discovery Cluster, UNM’s CARC resources, and regional/nationalHPC resources such as Summit (CU Boulder) and XSEDE. All… Read More

Dryad Data Deposit
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Seed growing in coins


Date/Time: Monday, February 10, 2020/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MST

Presenter: Anne Jakle, Associate Director, NM EPSCoR

NM EPSCoR is currently soliciting proposals for Infrastructure Seed Awards and Collaboration Innovation Working Groups (C-IWGs). Find out more about these opportunities and have an opportunity to participate in a Q&A about the request for proposals.

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SNL LANL Webinar

NM National Laboratories & NM SMART Grid Center–Related Research

Date/Time: Friday, November 22, 2019/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MST

Arthur Barnes, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL),
Jay Johnson, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)

LANL presentation: Protection of inverter-interfaced microgrids is a challenging problem because many of the assumptions made in traditional protection breakdown. The difficulties in protecting such microgrids include:1) lack of fault current from inverter-interfaced generation, 2)varying fault current… Read More

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Gary Oppedahl

Networked & Nested Grid-Tied Microgrids

Date/Time: Friday, October 25, 2019/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenter: Gary Oppedahl, Emera Technologies

Emera Technologies is currently pursuingmultiple demonstration projects of DC microgrids, two of which are in Albuquerque,New Mexico. The first, at Kirtland Airforce Base, networks six duplex buildings, a community center,and a Sandia National Laboratories facility with renewable generation, battery storage, power… Read More

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The NM SMART Grid Center Research Overview

Date/Time: Friday, September 27, 2019/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Olga Lavrova, David Mitchell, Manel Martinez-Ramon, Ali Bidram, Anne Jakle

We will kick off Year 2 of our project and our first webinar with an overview of the four research focus areas of the NM SMART Grid Center: Research Goal 1: Architecture; Research Goal 2: Networking; Research Goal 3: Decision-Support; and Research Goal 4: Deployment. After a short overview of the NM SMART Grid Center mission… Read More

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