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									                 Power Systems Engineering Research Center

                      Industry Advisory Board Meeting
                                       May 11-13, 2011
                       Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

The Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is a university-industry
collaboration focusing on research and education needs in the electric power industry. Its
Industry Advisory Board (IAB), composed of PSERC’s industry members, meets twice per year
with PSERC researchers and students to conduct Center business, and to engage in
discussions about the Center’s research and education activities. This is a stimulating meeting
with presentations on research projects, discussions of research ideas, and conversations on
current issues facing the electric power industry.

The objectives of this IAB meeting are to:
   • Promote interaction among researchers, industry members, and students
   • Communicate the status of current PSERC research projects and education activities
   • Present research results and discuss ideas for new research projects.

Meeting Highlights
Highlights of this meeting include:
   • Presentations research results and posters on continuing PSERC and Consortium for
       Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) research projects
   • Overview of the new PSERC Initiative “The Future Grid to Enable Sustainable Energy
       Systems” funded by DOE
   • Discussions on current and future research and education activities
   • Stem committee meetings

Our speakers from industry and academia bring a wealth of experience in the electric power
industry. With times for formal and informal discussions, this meeting provides an excellent
opportunity for networking as well as for information gathering and dissemination.

Intended Audience
The meeting is for PSERC’s industry and university members, and students at PSERC
universities. We invite individuals from organizations that would like to consider PSERC
membership to join us. Before registering, such individuals are asked contact Dennis Ray,
PSERC Deputy Director, at 608-265-3808 or

 Our local host for the IAB meeting is Carnegie Mellon University.
                         May 2011 IAB Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, May 11
2:30 – 3:00     Registration (Scaife Hall 125)
3:00 – 4:15     T&D Technologies Stem Committee Meeting
                Invited Presentations: “Recent Trends and Future Challenges for Distribution
                Automation” by Mirrasoul Mousavi, ABB Corporate Research; “Laboratory
                Testing for T&D Engineering” by Ward Jewell, Wichita State Univ.
4:15 – 5:30     Systems Stem Committee Meeting
                Invited Presentation: “Frequency Response of the Three U.S. Interconnections
                with Increased Wind Generation” by Peter Mackin, Utility System Efficiencies,
5:30 – 6:45     Markets Stem Committee Meeting
                Invited Presentation: “Market Operation, Renewables Integration, Energy Sto-
                rage in Regulation Markets, and Demand Response in Ancillary Service Mar-
                kets” by Adam Keech, PJM Interconnection
6:45 – 8:00     Reception – Singleton Room (Roberts Engineering Hall)

Thursday, May 12
7:15 – 8:00     Registration and Breakfast (Scaife Hall 125)
8:00 – 8:15     Welcome to Carnegie Mellon Univ.
8:15 – 8:45     Director’s Comments and PSERC Update
                Vijay Vittal, PSERC Director, Arizona State Univ.
8:45 – 10:15    PSERC Project Presentations
                Toward a Systematic Framework for Deploying Synchrophasors and their
                Utilization for Improving Performance of Future Electric Energy Systems
                Marija Ilic (Carnegie Mellon Univ., project leader); Mani Venkatasubramanian
                (Washington State Univ.); Ali Abur (Northeastern Univ.)
                Next Generation On-Line Dynamic Security Assessment (S-38)
                Vijay Vittal (Arizona State Univ., project leader); Jim McCalley (Iowa State)
                Communication Requirements and Integration Options for Smart Grid
                Deployment (T-39)
                Ward Jewell (Wichita State Univ.); Mladen Kezunovic (Texas A&M Univ.);
                Vinod Namboodiri (Wichita State Univ.)

10:15 - 10:30   Refreshment Break
10:30 - 12:00   PSERC Presentations
                PHEVs as Dynamically Configurable Dispersed Energy Storage (T-40)
                Mladen Kezunovic (Texas A&M Univ.); Ross Baldick (Univ. of Texas at Austin);
                Ivan Damnjanovic (Texas A&M Univ.)
                Implications of the Smart Grid Initiative on Distribution Engineering
                Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, project
                leader) Siddharth Suryanarayanan (Colorado State Univ.); Jerry Heydt
                (Arizona State Univ.)
Thursday, May 12 (continued)
12:00 – 1:00      Lunch (Singleton Room - Roberts Engineering Hall)
1:00 – 2:00       Project Presentations
                  Coupling Wind Generation with Controllable Load and Storage: A Time-
                  Series Application of the SuperOPF (M-22)
                  Tim Mount (Cornell Univ.); Judy Cardell (Smith College)
                  New Security Tools for Real-Time Operations (CERTS)
                  Jim McCalley (Iowa State Univ.)

2:00 – 3:30       Poster Session with Discussions on On-Going PSERC Projects (Atrium -
                  Roberts Engineering Hall)
3:30 – 5:15       Closed Industry Meeting (only for IAB members)
6:30 – 9:00       Dinner (Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall)

Friday, May 13
7:30 – 8:00      Breakfast (Scaife Hall 125)
8:00 – 8:15      Feedback from the IAB Business Meeting
8:15 – 9:45      Overview of the PSERC Initiative “The Future Grid to Enable Sustainable
                 Energy Systems” Funded by DOE
                    • Electric energy challenges of the future, Jerry Heydt (Arizona State Univ.)
                    • Control and protection paradigms of the future, Anjan Bose (Washington
                       State Univ.)
                    • Renewable energy integration and the impact of carbon regulation on the
                       electric grid, Shmuel Oren (Univ. of California at Berkeley)
                    • Computational challenges and analysis under increasingly dynamic and
                       uncertain electric power system conditions, Santiago Grijalva (Georgia
                       Institute of Technology)
                    • Engineering resilient cyber-physical systems, Tom Overbye (Univ. of Illi-
                       nois at Urbana/Champaign)
                    • The information hierarchy for the future grid, Pete Sauer (Univ. of Illinois
                       at Urbana/Champaign
                    • Operating standards to enable sustainable energy systems, Jim McCalley
                       (Iowa State Univ.)
                    • Workforce development, Chanan Singh (Texas A&M Univ.)
9:45 - 10:45     CERTS Project Presentations
                 Automated Reliability Reports Research and Implementation
                 Pete Sauer (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign)
                 Market Power Monitoring Metrics with Visualization
                 Bernie Lesieutre (Univ. of Wisconsin – Madison); Tom Overbye (Univ. of Illinois
                 at Urbana/Champaign)
11:00 - 12:30    Executive Committee Meeting (only for PSERC Univ. Site Directors)
      Information for Planning Your Attendance at the IAB Meeting

Registration (On-line registration. Early bird rate ends April 25.)
The early bird registration fee is $200 for all IAB members, faculty, staff, and invited attendees.
After April 25, the registration fee for everyone will be $275. The fee covers your meals, breaks,
lunches, receptions, and materials. There is a $40 charge for your dinner companion on
Thursday night.
       Student Registration: Early bird registration is free for students at PSERC universities.
       After April 25, the registration fee for students will be $275.

General Meeting and Registration Location
All sessions will be on the Carnegie Mellon University campus (map of the CMU campus).

Hotel (Make your reservation by April 15)
Accommodations have been arranged at the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh University Center, 100
Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. To register, you can contact the hotel on-line or by phone
(888-HOLIDAY or 888-465-4329). When making your reservation, use the Group Code “PSE”.
The room rate of $129 per night for a standard room. When you arrive at the hotel, they will do
their best to meet your room bed type and smoking preferences. Bed types are subject to
availability and cannot be guaranteed. All rooms have free wired internet access and a cable
There is a nightly parking charge of $20. Directions to the hotel are available on the hotel’s
website. Please make your room reservations as soon as possible. The hotel will be quite busy
during the time we will be there.

Transportation to Hotel from the Airport
A Super Shuttle is available. For phone reservations call (800) BLUE VAN 1 or 800-258-3826.
Online booking can also be done. The cost is $42.00 round trip.

You can get to the hotel by taxi, but it is expensive (online information). The cost is $40.00 one
way. Reservations: Call toll free, 800-TAXICAB or (800) 829-4222.

Transportation from the Hotel to Campus
It is a 12-15 minute walk from the hotel to the campus location for the meeting. A hotel shuttle is
available should you not be able to make that walk.

Additional Information
Attire for the meeting is business casual. Wireless internet service will be available for everyone.

If you have questions about logistics, contact Joyce Dellovade at or
412-268- 4951. For questions about registration and payment, contact Theresa Herr at or 480-965-1643. For information about the meeting agenda or PSERC,
please contact Dennis Ray, PSERC Deputy Director at or 608-265-3808.
What to visit in Pittsburgh in May

Pittsburgh is a beautiful, dynamic city full of sights and attractions sure to please the avid sports fan,
history enthusiast, culture maven, or outgoing child. Whether you're in town for a visit, or just looking
for something new to try, these must-see Pittsburgh spots offer something for everyone.
Pittsburgh Visitors Guide:

Mt. Washington and the Inclines
No visit to Pittsburgh is complete without a ride on one of the restored 1800s inclines to the top of Mt.
Washington - just across the river from downtown Pittsburgh. There are plenty of great restaurants to
choose from on top of this former "Coal Hill," and the stunning view of downtown (especially beautiful
at night) was ranked by USA Today as the second best beautiful place in America.
Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
This former ice house has been reborn as a seven-story museum, with interactive exhibits that bring
more than 250 years of Western Pennsylvania history to life. Discover how immigrants shaped the
region, uncover the myths of the Underground Railroad or climb aboard a 1940s Pittsburgh trolley.
Two floors are dedicated to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. After all, what's the history
of Pittsburgh without Franco Harris, Mario Lemieux, Roberto Clemente, Arnold Palmer and the gang?
The National Aviary
Just across the Allegheny River from the History Center is the National Aviary, where over 600 of the
world's most incredible birds are displayed in naturalistic exhibits and walk-through habitats. Marvel at
hummingbirds the size of a thumb or Andean Condors with giant 10-foot wingspans at the nation's
premiere bird zoo!
The Strip
Join locals for a Saturday tour in Pittsburgh's popular warehouse district. Grab a great cup of coffee
and a fresh biscotti, before taking a stroll through this combination farmer's market/street fair.
Vendors, shops and exotic grocery stores offer everything from kitchenware to costumes and Steelers
merchandise to fresh flowers and fish.
Andy Warhol Museum
Campbells soup cans anyone? Continue your exploration of Pittsburgh at the Andy Warhol Museum, an
ultramodern tribute to the founder of pop art. The most comprehensive single artist museum in the
world houses more than 4,000 works of art, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, films,
and videos, from this native Pittsburgh artist. While dedicated to Andy Warhol, the museum also hosts
rotating exhibits by artists who push the boundaries of art, just as Warhol did.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
The Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History combine two world renowned museums in one
unforgettable visit. Same day admission to both museums provides a wide variety of things to
explore, and many sections include hands-on activities where children are encouraged to touch as well
as look. Enjoy one of the best dinosaur exhibits in the world, breathtaking gems and minerals, an
extensive Native American gallery, plus the museum ranked by Child Magazine among the "10 Best
Art Museums for Kids."
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Stroll through one of the largest Victorian "glass houses" in the country to see towering tropical plants
that were the original seedlings at the 1890 Exposition, beautiful orchids, indoor and outdoor gardens,
and a fabulous bonsai collection. Children will revel in the Discovery Garden, where they are invited to
exercise their green thumbs and explore the world of plants and flowers, worms and all. Seasonal
exhibits include a butterfly garden, flower shows, and a miniature railroad display.
Carnegie Science Center & UPMC Sportsworks
It's an "amusement park for the mind" at this large science museum, where more than 250 hands-on,
interactive exhibits bring together science and fun for all ages. Tour a WWII submarine, marvel at a
four-story Omnimax film, or tour Southwestern Pennsylvania via miniature railroad - all under one
roof. Then, race against an Olympic sprinter, try out your fastball, or climb a rock wall, all at the place
where science and sports comes together - UPMC SportsWorks next door!
Pittsburgh Children's Museum - Attractions & Hours at the Childrens Museum of Pittsburgh
in Western Pennsylvania
With the help of Mister Rogers, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh is one of the best children's
museums in the United States. Learn more about the many fun hands-on exhibits, birthday parties,
and indoor and outdoor fun for kids of all ages to be found at the Pittsburgh Children's Museum.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is home to thousands of amazing animals representing more than
four hundred species, including 22 threatened or endangered species.
Take in a Game
Pittsburgh is known for its rich sports history and tradition. Get into Pittsburgh's strong spirit by at-
tending a Pirates baseball game at PNC Park. PNC Park is arguably one of the most beautiful ballparks
in major league baseball.
Can't Miss Point State Park
At this tiny state park in downtown Pittsburgh, on land once coveted by three empires, the Mononga-
hela and Allegheny rivers meet to form the Ohio. The 'glass castle' PPG building dominates the skyline.
And one of the tallest fountains in the nation (a 275-foot geyser that blasts 6,000 gallons of water per
minute)is fed by an aquifer found 53 feet underground (sometimes referred to as Pittsburgh's fourth
river). While there, explore the Fort Pitt Block House & Museum located among the remains of the
famous British fort or just sit and watch the boats go by.
Have A Screaming Good Time at Kennywood
One of only two amusement parks in the country to be designated a National Historic Landmark, Ken-
nywood is, surprisingly, a favorite with roller coaster aficianados worldwide. And this is with only 4
coasters on its roster: the venerable Jack Rabbit and Racer; the 30-year-old Thunderbolt, considered
one of the best wooden coasters in the world; and the fire-breathing Phantom's Revenge. You'll also
find an impressive collection of classic rides, charming buildings and old-fashioned fun.
Experience the South Side When the Sun Goes Down
Enjoy the nightlife of East Carson Street on Pittsburgh's historic South Side, where old buildings have
been converted into trendy bars and local bands provide great entertainment.
Gateway Clipper Fleet Sightseeing Tours & Dinner Cruises
9 Station Square Dock , Pittsburgh, PA 15219 , 412-355-7980
America's premier riverboats, presents an unforgettable experience that truly captures the personality
of a great river city - Pittsburgh. Our magnificent vessels sail day and night, offering a wide variety of
cruises that will let you relax and experience life on the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio Rivers.
Tours of Pittsburgh rivers. Private cruises available. Sailing year 'round from our Station Square Dock,
we can accommodate groups of any size aboard our fleet of climate-controlled riverboats which are
fully staffed by our courteous and experienced crews.

The Rivers Casino (
You could be one of our next big jackpot winners by playing on one of our 3,000 new and exciting slot
machines, e-Blackjack or e-Roulette tables. Rivers Casino also offers up to 86 of your favorite table
games, including a dedicated 24 table poker room! Please your palate with delectable treats from one
of our five award-winning Restaurants. Or, see and be seen at some of the coolest bars in town. As
Sponsor of Penguins Hockey on FSN, watch LIVE Pregame shows in our new Wheelhouse Bar & Grill.
However, you decide to play, Rivers Casino is the premier destination for Pittsburgh entertainment.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Rivers Casino is located next to Heinz Field on the North

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