Bio: Dr. Ömer Usta received his BEng and MSc in Electrical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) and received his PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Bath. He joined to ITU in 1993 where he is presently a Professor of Power System Protection and Monitoring. He has been responsible for developing and running highly successful courses on Smart Grid. Dr. Usta’s research interests include smart grid protection, monitoring and control. He has published numerous conference and journal papers. He is currently an investigator and primary consultant on a number of research projects funded by TUBİTAK, ITU and Turkish Industry. Dr. Usta was the Head of the Electrical Engineering Department between 2007 and 2010, and the Dean of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Faculty between 2010 and 2013. He was also the General Chair of IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2014 held in Istanbul. He is the General Chair of IEEE PES GT&D Conference and Exhibition 2021 which will be held in Istanbul.
Tutorial Content: After the decision on devolution of electric power generation, a great number of dispersed storage and generation (DSG) units, which is mainly driven by renewable energy sources, has been connected to the power distribution networks. Existing of DSG units in the distribution systems has converted the traditional distribution systems into active distribution networks. These are called micro-grids, and have created several technical difficulties from the operation points of view. Therefore, the conventional protection and control systems need to be improved to overcome these difficulties, and provide a reliable protection and control for micro-grids operating in both grid connected and islanded modes. Today it is realized that partially developments in protection and control systems will not provide an ideal solution for the operation of future microgrids. Therefore, a full automated distribution network is certainly required for a proper integration, protection and operation of dispersed storage and generation (DSG) units. This speech will be deal with the full automation requirements of the microgrids and recent developments in the related fields.
Bio: Dr. Davarzani received her PhD degree from Brunel University, London, UK. She was with industry in various positions and then joined Brunel University as a research scholar. She is now a Smart Grid Technology Engineer and Technical Integration Lead at UK Power Networks. Her topic of expertise are demand side participation in power system operation and distribution operation enhancement.
Tutorial Content: This tutorial will consider the increased distribution system operation complexity regarding the nondispatchable distributed generation and new loads integration to the distribution system, increased customer satisfaction levels, etc. Upcoming smarter solutions in this area will be discussed from the perspective of a widely-known DSO in the world.
Bio: Prof. Erdinç received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Istanbul, Turkey, in 2007, 2009, and 2012, respectively. Until May 2013, he worked in the private sector in different positions including electrical installations, renewable energy investments and as procurement expert. In June 2013, he became a Postdoctoral Fellow in Portugal, under the EU-FP7 funded Project “Smart and Sustainable Insular Electricity Grids Under Large-Scale Renewable Integration”. I was also a Researcher with the INESC-ID, Lisbon, Portugal with FCT PostDoctoral Grant Award.. On January 2015, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, YTU, Istanbul, where in April 2016 I obtained the title of Associate Prof. Dr. with the national habilitation exam. He is currently the Director of Energy Application and Research Center of YTU and Head of Alternative Energy Based Electric Systems Division at the Department of Electrical Engineering (YTU).
He is currently the Chair of IEEE Power&Energy Society (PES) Turkey Chapter. He is also a Senior Member of IEEE, an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, and Editor of IEEE Power Engineering Letters, Editor of IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy and an Associate Editor of the IET Renewable Power Generation. His research interests are hybrid renewable energy systems, electric vehicles, power system operation, and smart grid Technologies.
Tutorial Content: This tutorial will give perspectives for the grid integration of different scale E-Mobility solutions to provide a broad perspective for the possible challenges and opportunities each scale may lead/provide.