Agenda - Workshop on Power Systems and Markets

Nittany Lion Inn, 200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803

Thursday, 19th November, 2015

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Session I: Electric Power Markets and Regulation (Boardroom 1)

11:00am – 12:00pm Registration (Outside Boardroom 1)

12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch (Boardroom 2)

1:00 – 1:15pm Welcome - Amr S. Elnashai, FREng, The Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, College of Engineering, Penn State University

1:15 – 1:30pm Welcome - John R. Hellmann, Associate Dean, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn State University

1:30 – 2:30pm Plenary Speaker:  Paul Sotkiewicz, Senior Economic Policy Advisor, PJM Interconnection
   "Technology and Policy Impacts on Electricity Markets"

2:30 –3:00pm Bo Zeng, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
"Study of Advanced Computational Tools for Transmission Topology Control and Robust Unit Commitment Problems"

3:00 – 3:15pm Break

3:15 – 3:45pm Frank A. Felder, Associate Research Professor and Director, Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy, Rutgers University
   "Proposed Research Priorities for Sustainable Power Systems and Markets"

3:45 – 4:15pm Joel R. Landry, Assistant Professor of Energy Economics, Penn State University
   "The New Cooperative Federalism of the Clean Power Plan: How Greater Flexibility in State Policy Choices Affects Efficiency Costs and Wholesale Electricity Markets"

4:15 – 5:00pm Discussion

5:00 – 6:00pm Poster Session (Alumni Lounge lobby)

6:00 – 8:00pm Dinner (Alumni Lounge)

Friday, 20th November, 2015

Session II: Electric Power Systems Design and Control (Faculty Staff Club)

8:00am – 2:00pm Poster Session (Boardroom 2)

8:00 – 9:15am Continental Breakfast & Registration (Outside Boardroom 1)

9:15 – 10:15am Plenary Speaker:  Mohammad Shahidehpour, Bodine Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

   "Interdependency of Constrained Natural Gas and Electricity Infrastructures for Variable Energy Scheduling"

10:15 – 10:45am Minghui Zhu, Dorothy Quiggle Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Penn State University
   "Demand Response Enabled Distributed Control of Power Grid: From Renewable Integration to Secure Computing"

10:45 – 11:00am Break

11:00 – 11:30am Na Li, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, Harvard University
   "Distributed Energy Management with Limited Communication"

11:30am – 12:00 pm Discussion

Session III: Electric Power Market Design and Operation (Faculty Staff Club)

12:00 – 1:15pm Lunch & Plenary Speaker:  Benjamin Hobbs, Theodore M. & Kay W. Schad Professor of Environmental Management, Department of Geography Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (Boardroom 2)
   "Designing Power Markets to Support Optimal Decisions"

1:15 – 1:45pm Alberto J. Lamadrid, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Lehigh University
   "Recourse Decisions in a Stochastic-Robust Program for Electricity Markets with High Penetration of Renewables"

1:45 – 2:15pm Andrew L. Liu, Assistant Professor, School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
   "Implementing Real-Time Pricing in Smart-Grid with High Penetration of Renewable Resources and Plug-in Vehicles"

2:15 – 2:30pm Break

2:30 – 3:00pm Chiara Lo Prete, Assistant Professor of Energy Economics, Penn State University
   "Value Added or Value Removed? Virtual Bidding and Price Manipulation in Wholesale Electricity Markets"

3:00 – 3:30pm Discussion

3:30 – 4:30pm Panel: Grand Challenges for the Next Generation Power Systems

4:30pm Workshop Concludes