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Colloquium - Suryanarayanan

Realizing the Smart Grid through Smart Interfaces, Microgrids, and Active Distribution Networks
Siddharth (Sid) Suryanarayanan
Colorado School of Mines
7/19/2010
3:00pm-4:00pm

The electricity infrastructure in the US is poised to undergo unprecedented modernization aided by the "Smart Grid Initiative" for achieving high levels of reliability, efficiency, and interconnection of "green" resources. While the advantages of achieving the Smart Grid Initiative appear bountiful, there are concomitant challenges to realizing this transformation. This talk will describe the present state and future trends of the electricity infrastructure, and the need for Smart Grid legislation. The crux of the seminar will focus on how to realize the Smart Grid Initiative's full impact by innovative research and development on

Siddharth (Sid) Suryanarayanan is from Chennai, India. He received the PhD in electrical engineering from Arizona State University (ASU) in May 2004. Since January 2008 he has held an Assistant Professor position in the Division of Engineering at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden, Colorado. From fall 2010, he will begin an Assistant Professorship in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Colorado State University. Prior to that he held research appointments in the faculties of Florida State University and ASU. Sid currently performs sponsored research in the areas of electric power microgrids and the impact of the Smart Grid Initiative on electric power systems.

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