Program for 2020 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference and Exhibition - Latin America (T&D LA)

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Monday, September 28

10:00-10:10 SPONSOR: RTDS Technologies -
10:10-10:20 SPONSOR: UTE Uruguay -
10:30-11:30   T1 A: TUTORIAL: "Transformers for HVDC" (Español, 10:30-12:00 GMT-3) T1 B: TUTORIAL T1: "Energy Storage" (English, 10:30-11:30 GMT-3)  
12:00-12:30   BREAK (RECESO)  
12:30-13:30   T2 A: TUTORIAL: "Importance of Partial Discharge Measurement in Electromechanical Assets" (Español, 12:30-13:30 GMT-3) T2 B: TUTORIAL: "Optimal Dispatch of High-Penetration Renewable Energy Integrated Power System" (Español, 12:30-13:30 GMT-3)  
13:30-14:00   BREAK (RECESO)  
14:00-15:00   T3 A: TUTORIAL: "Internet of things, Models, Protocols and Platforms" (English, 14:00-15:00 GMT-3) T3 B: TUTORIAL : "Risk Assessment in Active Distribution Network Planning" (Español, 14:00-15:00 GMT-3)  
15:00-15:30   BREAK (RECESO)  
15:30-16:30   T4 A: TUTORIAL: "Introducción al Blockchain" (Español, 15:30-16:30 GMT-3)    

Tuesday, September 29

09:00-09:10 Op0: Tuesday Opening (09:00 - 09:10 GMT-3 Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil time)      
09:10-09:30 Op1: Welcome IEEE TDLA 2020 Opening Session: "The Electric Utility of the Future" (English, 09:10-09:30 GMT-3)      
09:30-09:50 Op2:: UTE Uruguay National Grid Presentation (Español, 9:30-9:50 GMT-3 Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil time)      
09:50-10:30 K3: KEYNOTE: "The return of the Jedi: parallel processing revisited with GPUs in power system computation" (English, 09:50-10:30 GMT-3)      
10:50-11:50   VO1A: DEMAND RESPONSE VO1B: Distributed Resources  
11:50-12:30   VO2A: Energy Markets and Customer Engagement VO2B: New Technologies in HV: PMU  
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-13:40       VP1: Communications and Cybersecurity
13:40-13:50       VP2: DEMAND RESPONSE
13:50-14:00       VP3: Planning and Operation
14:00-14:10       VP4: Distributed Generation
14:10-14:20       VP5: ELECTRIC MOBILITY
14:20-14:30       VP6: Energy Markets and Customer Engagement
14:30-14:40       VP7: Impact of Energy Storage in Power Systems
14:40-15:10       VP8: Technical Operation of Energy Storage
15:10-16:30 IP1: INDUSTRY PANEL Discussion 1: ""When things go Wrong: Large Disturbances and Blackstart" (Español, 15:10-16:30 GMT-3)      

Wednesday, September 30

09:00-09:10 Op3: Wednesday Opening (09:00 - 09:10 GMT-3 Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil time)      
09:10-09:50 K2: KEYNOTE: "US Utility Experiences on Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Energy Storage" (English, 09:10-09:50 GMT-3)      
09:50-10:30 K4: KEYNOTE: "Cybersecurity of the Grid - Intrusion Detection in IEC 61850 Based Peer-to-Peer Communications" (English, 09:50-10:30 GMT-3)      
10:50-11:50   VO3A: Modern Distribution Technologies VO4B: Transmission: PROTECTION  
11:50-12:30   VO3B: Renewable Energies  
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-13:40       VP9 a: Power Distribution Control
13:40-13:50       VP9 b: Power Distribution Instrumentation
13:50-14:00       VP9 c: Analysis of Distribution Netwoks
14:00-14:10       VP10: Transmission: PROTECTION
14:10-14:20       VP11: New methods in Operation and Management
14:20-14:30       VP12: Renewable Energies and the Environment
14:30-14:40       VP13 a: Distributed Solar Generation
14:40-14:50       VP13 b: Solar Power in Large Power Grids
14:50-15:00       VP14: Instrumentation and Measurements in the Electric System
15:10-16:30 IP2: INDUSTRY PANEL Discussion 2: "Avances en Redes Inteligente (Smart Grids) en Uruguay" (Español, 15:10-16:30 GMT-3)      
16:30-17:00 IP3: Industry Engagement Committe Panel (Español, 16:30-17:00 GMT-3)      

Thursday, October 1

09:00-09:10 Op4: Thursday Opening (09:00 - 09:10 GMT-3 Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil time)      
09:10-09:50 K1: KEYNOTE: "Voltage Stability Support by Wind Farms" (English, 09:10-09:50 GMT-3)      
09:50-10:30 K5: KEYNOTE: "Scientific advice for the Uruguayan response to the COVID-19 pandemic" (English, 09:50 - 10:30 GMT-3)      
10:50-11:30   VO4A: Modern Distribution Technologies VO5B: New methods in Operation and Management  
11:30-12:10   VO5A: Smart and Micro-grids  
12:10-12:30   VO6A: Renewable Energies: WIND POWER  
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-13:40       VP15 a: Microgrids Operation
13:40-13:50       VP15 b: Microgrids Design
13:50-14:00       VP16 a: Transmission Devices
14:00-14:10       VP16 b: Novel Methods in Transmission
14:10-14:20       VP17 a: Wind Generation
14:20-14:30       VP17 b: Wind Power Influence on Power Systems
14:30-15:10       VP18: Simulation Tools
15:10-15:50 IP5: WiP Speach, Women in Power (Español, 15:10 - 15:50 GMT-3)      
15:50-16:20 IP6: Next Perú IEEE PES ISGT 2021 Latin America Virtual Conference - 15 to 17 September 2021 -      
16:20-16:30 IP6: TDLA 2020 Final Remarks      

Monday, September 28

SPONSOR: RTDS Technologies - Details

SPONSOR: UTE Uruguay - Details

T1 A: TUTORIAL: "Transformers for HVDC" (Español, 10:30-12:00 GMT-3) Details

SPEAKER: Ing. Alvaro Portillo Laurino, CIGRE JWG A2/C4.52 SESSION CHAIR: Horacio Perdomo, UTE

SHORT-BIO: Álvaro Portillo (M'84-SM'01) was born in Uruguay in 1954. He received the graduate degree in electrical engineering from the Uruguay University, Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1979. He was with the Uruguayan electrical utility (UTE), up to 1985, in activities related with transformers acceptance, installation and maintenance. From 1985 to 1999, he was with MAK (Uruguayan manufacturer of transformers); from 2000 to 2007, he was a Consultant with TRAFO (Brazilian manufacturer of transformers); and since 2007, he has been a Consultant in software tools development for transformer design with WEG (Brazilian manufacturer of transformers). Since 1977, he has been a Professor at the Uruguayan Republic University, Uruguay, now responsible for all postgraduation courses about transformers. He also works as a consultant of electric utilities in the elaboration of technical specifications and design review of power transformers. He is a Task Force Leader within CIGRE JWG A2/C4.52.

ABSTRACT: The converters transformers are an integral part of HVDC power systems. More a more are used around the world HVDC systems for the energy transmission in long distances, back-to-back stations to frequency conversion, and networks with long submarine cables. In these systems the converter transformers are one of the most expensive and most critical pieces. The design of converter transformers presents a lot of challenges compared with conventional transformers and converter transformers present a high failure rate in service. The coexistence of high AC and DC voltages put specific requirements on the dielectric insulation design of this type of transformers.

The short-circuit design is critical in the case of a failure in the thyristors of the converter and the thermal design and hot-spot determination require detailed thermal-hydraulic models. Also, non-sinusoidal currents give rise to additional losses which are to be considered. The non-sinusoidal currents that flows in the windings present greater demands than the usual ones in the on-load tap-changer that must be considered in their design and selection. The dielectric connection from the valve windings to the HVDC bushings, that connect the transformer with the converter, are highly complex and are developed and tested one by one for each different design. From the manufacturing point of view the drying and impregnation of pressboard barriers between windings is of paramount importance to avoid partial discharges. Finally, the testing also presents a lot of particularities including a lot of tests to probe the DC dielectric withstand of the transformer insulation structure that require very special test equipments.

T1 B: TUTORIAL T1: "Energy Storage" (English, 10:30-11:30 GMT-3) 1 Details

David Elizondo, Vice President, QUANTA TECHNOLOGY.

SHORT-BIO: Dr. David Elizondo has more than 25 years of electric power systems experience, integration of renewable energy into the electric power system and has extensive utility-based project experience with key analysis tools such as PSS/E, PSLF, Power Factory, Power World and ETMSP. Dr. Elizondo works in the transmission team within Quanta Technology and is responsible of managing and conducting studies for interconnections of diverse types of generation into the electric power grid.

ABSTRACT: Application of energy storage technologies in planning, and operations control of electric power systems. The tutorial begins with a review of the background and history of energy storage technologies including a description of the main storage media currently in use. The potential of energy storage applications in the transmission, generation and control centers segments is presented in detail through a description of more than 15 energy storage projects already installed around the world. The tutorial also includes a review of the energy storage market for Latin America, as well as some specific applications that are being evaluated in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Chile. The tutorial presents the regulations that have been designed to stimulate energy storage in the United States of America as well as the current state of regulations in Latin America. The most beneficial applications for the electric power system are presented in detail, such as the use of energy storage to more effectively integrate renewable, solar and wind generation, investment deferral, and congestion relief. The tutorial ends with a review of the state-of-the-art software and hardware of battery-powered energy storage systems and the vision of the future.

El tutorial inicia con una revisión de los antecedentes y el historial de la tecnología de almacenamiento de energía incluyendo una descripción de los principales medios de almacenamiento existentes en la actualidad. El potencial de aplicaciones de almacenamiento de energía en los segmentos de transmisión, generación y centros de control es presentado a detalle a través de una descripción de más de 15 proyectos de almacenamiento de energía ya instalados alrededor del mundo. El tutorial también incluye una revisión del mercado de almacenamiento de energía para Latinoamérica, así como algunas aplicaciones específicas que están siendo evaluadas en México, Brazil, Colombia y Chile. El tutorial presenta las regulaciones que han sido diseñadas para estimular el almacenamiento de energía en Estados Unidos de America así como el estado actual de las regulaciones en Latinoamérica. Las aplicaciones de mayor beneficio para el sistema eléctrico de potencia son presentadas en detalle, tales como el uso del almacenamiento de energía para integrar de forma más efectiva la generaciónrenovable, solar y eólica, diferimiento de la inversión, y alivio de la congestión. El tutorial finaliza con una revisión del estado del arte del software y hardware de sistemas de almacenamiento de energía con baterías y la visión hacia el futuro.

TUTORIAL: "Energy Storage"


T2 A: TUTORIAL: "Importance of Partial Discharge Measurement in Electromechanical Assets" (Español, 12:30-13:30 GMT-3) Details

SPEAKER: Ing. Jorge Fernandez Daher, Director CIEA - SESSION CHAIR: Leonardo Trigo, UTE

SHORT-BIO: Jorge Fernandez Daher, egresado de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de la República, Uruguay, en 1987, con el título de Ingeniero Industrial opción Electrónica. Cuenta con 40 años de actividad laboral, siempre relacionado con ensayos, mediciones e investigación y desarrollo en áreas de media y alta tensión. Su actividad principal ha sido y es el diagnóstico del equipamiento eléctrico de media y alta tensión. Ha tenido actividad normativa durante toda su actividad laboral participando en la confección de normas tanto a nivel local en Uruguay como internacional a través del IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). Desde 1987 ha tenido activa participación en diversas posiciones dentro del IEEE tanto a nivel local como internacional. Actualmente es presidente del Capítulo de Potencia e Instrumentación y Medidas en Uruguay, ha sido Presidente de Sección en Uruguay y presidente de la Instrumentation & Measurements Society del IEEE. Ha desarrollado actividad docente tanto en Uruguay como en diversos países de Latinoamérica (Chile, Perú, Bolivia, Argentina, Costa Rica, México, Guatemala y Panamá). Ha trabajado en diversas empresas del ramo eléctrico y actualmente es socio director de CIEA INGENIERIA ELECTRICA.

ABSTRACT: Las instalaciones de alta tensión están sometidos a estrés de diversas fuentes a lo largo de toda su vida útil. Esto daña la aislación que es en la mayoría de los casos el punto débil del equipamiento. Existen varios métodos de diagnóstico dieléctrico que colaboran con el mantenimiento de la seguridad y la confiabilidad del funcionamiento de las instalaciones. La medición de descargas parciales es un método confiable y no invasivo que puede utilizarse en cualquier momento, ya sea con las instalaciones fuera de servicio como en servicio. La actividad de DP puede evaluarse a lo largo del tiempo para tomar decisiones estratégicas con respecto a la oportuna reparación o reemplazo de componentes afectados antes de que ocurra un interrupción inesperada y costosa. En este tutorial se demostrarán las diversas técnicas de detección de descargas parciales, se darán las nociones básicas del fenómeno y se mostrarán ejemplos en casos reales para un mejor entendimiento.

T2 B: TUTORIAL: "Optimal Dispatch of High-Penetration Renewable Energy Integrated Power System" (Español, 12:30-13:30 GMT-3) Details

SPEAKER: Ruben Chaer, Manager ADME Uruguay

SHORT-BIO: Ruben Antonio Chaer currently works at the Administración del Mercado Eléctrico (ADME) of the Uruguay as Techincal Manager and at the Instituto de Ingeniería Eléctrica (IIE) of the University of the República Oriental del Uruguay. Ruben does research in Electrical Engineering. Their current project is 'SimSEE'

ABSTRACT: The Uruguayan system has incorporated 1500 MW of wind energy and 220 MW of solar energy. The installed capacity of solar plus wind power exceeds the daily peak of the system's Load in 70% of the days of the year. The programming of the optimal operation of the National Integrated System, therefore presents a challenge in that it is not known with certainty what resources will be available for the operation in the coming days. The Electricity Market Administration (ADME) in cooperation with the Electrical Engineering Institute (IIE) has developed a set of tools, in open-source mode, that allow the calculation of optimal operating policies assimilating the forecasts of the different variabilities (hydro , wind, solar, demand).

In this tutorial, an introduction is made to the problem of optimal operation in a system with high variability in its resources and the tools developed for modeling such variabilities for generation and assimilation of forecasts. It shows how these tools are in operation in Uruguay and how, based on them, the information of the probabilistic dispatch of the following 168 hours is generated continuously every hour. This information has undoubtedly an important value for the operation. As an example that is useful to visualize the probability that the different plants are necessary, it allows estimating possible blocks of exportable energy and evaluating the risk associated with committing said blocks to a price. Another possible application would be to use the Spot price projection of the following hours to encourage the development of Responsive-Demands in the future.

TUTORIAL: "Optimal Dispatch of High-Penetration Renewable Energy Integrated Power System"


T3 A: TUTORIAL: "Internet of things, Models, Protocols and Platforms" (English, 14:00-15:00 GMT-3) Details

SPEAKER: Ing. Gustavo Giannattasio, MBA, SMIEEE SESSION CHAIR: Irene Pazos, IEEE Uruguay

SHORT-BIO: Ing. Gustavo Giannattasio, MBA, PMP Senior Member de IEEE, Member of the Board of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society, Member of the Board. IEEE IoT Standardization committee. IEEE Smart Cities initiative P2784 editorial team. Invited expert to ITU U4SSC Smart Cities working group, IEEE TEMS Uruguay Chapter Chair, IEEE COMSOC Chapter Chair, Session Chair COMSOC WF5G , Session Chair ITU AI4G, Technical Program Chair IEEE International Smart Cities Conference Trento IT, Tutorial Chair International Smart Cities Conference Wuxi CN , Past IEEE region Latinamerica Director,

ABSTRACT: Participants will have access to the development models and platforms and a technological update that includes protocols, communications with an emphasis on 5G and Low Power Wide Area. Information will be available on options to venture into various areas of application development. Some relevant protocols for IoT will be compared after the first part of detailed architectures. Novel Protocols like QUIC will be detailed and the importance of the DTLS protocol for IoT applications using UDP. Finally a chapter on IoT security and details the IOTA Architecture of Distributed Ledger for IoT Applications with examples on the electric market and Industry 4.0 will be presented.

T3 B: TUTORIAL : "Risk Assessment in Active Distribution Network Planning" (Español, 14:00-15:00 GMT-3) Details

SPEAKER: Dr. Ing. Mauricio E. Samper

SHORT-BIO: Associate Researcher, Professor and Consultant at the Institute of Electrical Energy (IEE), UNSJ - CONICET, Argentina. Chair of the "Smart Distribution Grid" R+D+I Group and the "Caucete Smart Grid" Project at IEE. Docente de capacitación; "REGULACION EN MERCADOS DE ENERGIA ELECTRICA Y REDES INTELIGENTES", Curso de Posgrado 2020

ABSTRACT: The challenges of planning active distribution grids will be presented, taking into account the uncertainties of distribution energy resources as well as some modern techniques for risk assessing. They will be seen from a conceptual point of view and with some practical application cases. Presentación resumen, de la capacitación Virtual de Posgrado 2020: "REGULACION EN MERCADOS DE ENERGIA ELECTRICA Y REDES INTELIGENTES". CONSULTAS por el curso al Dr. Ing. Mauricio Samper, E-MAIL: PAGINA WEB:


T4 A: TUTORIAL: "Introducción al Blockchain" (Español, 15:30-16:30 GMT-3) Details

SPEAKER: Ing. Ignacio Varese. BlockFashion Co-founder SESSION CHAIR: Gustavo Giannatassio, IEEE Uruguay

SHORT-BIO: Ignacio Varese is a Computer Science Engineer, PMP with a Master of Business Administration (MBA). More than 20 years of experience in technology projects in Uruguay and in several Latin American countries. Co-founder of Blockbear Software Solutions, Co-founder of BlockFashion and Co-founder Uruguay Blockchain Summit UY.

ABSTRACT: The course is taught by professionals in the sector with the aim of acquiring knowledge of the fundamentals of Blockchain, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, in turn knowing in depth Blockchain technology and the different existing platforms and learning Smart Contracts and their applications. Examples of use cases in different industries will be seen.

Tuesday, September 29

Op0: Tuesday Opening (09:00 - 09:10 GMT-3 Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil time)

Ing. Jorge Fernandez Daher, IEEE PES Uruguay Chapter Chair

SHORT-BIO: Jorge Fernandez Daher received the degree in Electronic Engineer from the Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay in 1987. He currently owns an engineering company providing test and measurement services in medium and high voltage networks. In the past he has worked in the national electrical utility laboratory where he developed a number of testing technicques. He has served in a number of positions in IEEE, both in his country and internationally. He has been Chair of the local IMS Chapter and Section Chair in Uruguay, Vice President Membership and President of the Instrumentation and Measurement Society. He is also a Distinguished Lecturer in the Power and Energy Society. He has been involved in standards development for over 20 years. He holds a patent for partial discharge measurements. His technical interests are in the areas of testing, diagnostic and measurements in medium and high voltage equipment.

Op1: Welcome IEEE TDLA 2020 Opening Session: "The Electric Utility of the Future" (English, 09:10-09:30 GMT-3) Details

SPEAKER: Frank C. Lambert, IEEE PES President 2020 - SESSION CHAIR: Ing. Jorge Fernandez Daher, IEEE PES Uruguay Chapter Chair

SHORT-BIO: Frank Lambert is a Principal Research Engineer and the Associate Director of the National Electric Energy Testing, Research and Applications Center (NEETRAC) at Georgia Tech. He has more than 43 years of experience in transmission / distribution system design, construction, operation, maintenance, automation, and R&D and is responsible for interfacing with NEETRAC's members to develop and conduct research projects dealing with transmission and distribution issues. Frank was part of NEETRAC's management team at its launch in 1996. Previously, he was Distribution Manager at Georgia Power Company responsible for AM/FM/GIS, Distribution Automation, and Construction Management Systems. During his career with Georgia Power, he served as a field Distribution Engineer, field Transmission Engineer, Research Engineer, Network Underground Test Supervisor, Research Manager, and Manager of Network Underground. Frank received his BEE and MSEE degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia.

Op2: UTE Uruguay National Grid Presentation (Español, 9:30-9:50 GMT-3 Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil time) Details

SPEAKER Ing. Silvia Emaldi, UTE President, Uruguay - SESSION CHAIR: Ing. Jorge Fernandez Daher, IEEE PES Uruguay Chapter Chair

SHORT-BIO: Silvia Emaldi Ficcio, egresó de la Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de la República en diciembre de 1988 con el título de Ingeniero en Sistemas de Computación. Ingresó a UTE en el año 1986 como Programadora en la División Sistemas de Información. Posteriormente se desempeñó como Analista de Sistemas y en el año 1988 se integró al Proyecto de Mejora de la Gestión de UTE donde se especializó en administración de bases de datos, pasando luego a gestionar también los sistemas operativos, las comunicaciones y los Centros de Cómputos de UTE. En el año 1993 accedió a la Subgerencia de Base de Datos y Soporte Técnico, luego a la Gerencia de Sector Técnicas de Sistemas y en 1998 al cargo de Gerente de División Sistemas de Información, unidad que ha recibido en dos ocasiones (1998 y 2005) el Premio Nacional de Calidad. Participó desde el año 1993 en distintos proyectos de mejora de la gestión, destacándose su participación en ANTEL, BROU, OSE, Aduanas, Presidencia de la República. Desde 2008 ocupa el cargo de Gerente de Área de Servicios Corporativos de UTE. En el año 2011 obtuvo el título de Master en Dirección y Administración de empresas (MBA), IEEM-Universidad de Montevideo. Actualmente ocupa la Presidencia de UTE.

ABSTRACT: UTE, Uruguay National Grid, faces a new challanges for 2020-2025 period; new tariffs to the customers and new regulations, to reach; overall efficiency, improve electric mobility, renewable energy blockchain certificates, smart grids, and infractrusture like the 500KV North ring.

K3: KEYNOTE: "The return of the Jedi: parallel processing revisited with GPUs in power system computation" (English, 09:50-10:30 GMT-3) Details

SPEAKER: Dr, Ing. Vladimiro Miranda SESSION CHAIR: Dr. Claudio Fuerte, UMICH

SHORT-BIO: Vladimiro Miranda was born in Porto, Portugal. He graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1977 and received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from FEUP, the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, in 1982. He joined FEUP in 1981 and joined INESC in 1985, a top R&D institute in Portugal where he came to be coordinator of the area of Power Systems during the 90's. Prof. Miranda is an IEEE Fellow and member of the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program. He was a member of the Board of directors of INESC TEC Portugal an R&D private non-profit organization recognized by the Ministry of Science and with the University of Porto as the main associate for 18 years until June 2018. He has been responsible for many research projects at international level, in the European Union, United States and Brazil, and has authored or co-authored over 200 publications, especially in areas related with Power Systems and the application of Computational Intelligence to Power Systems.

ABSTRACT: Parallel processing, and for a reason, twenty years ago, was a promising technique but the expectations were never fulfilled, the idea never delivered in industrial applications and environments. Yet, the idea of speeding up computing by having multiple processes computed in parallel, instead of in series, has undeniable merits. Theoretical or academic proposals on how to achieve parallelization of algorithms never found a feasible way into the market, because of costs, maintenance, specialized training of human resources, etc. However, the pressure to speed up calculations remained relentless - and became aggravated in recent times with the progressive decentralization of system operation and control and the enlarged share of responsibilities at the distribution level, the growing penetration of Artificial Intelligence tools, the increasing need to have real time assessment of the dynamic evolution of the power system and other reasons. A new option has been emerging in recent times, however: the application of Graphic Processing Units (GPU) to scientific calculation. In a way, with GPUs we witness parallel processing reborn from the ashes. The reasons for why GPU may be a game changer will be discussed in the keynote address, and examples of success will be discussed. One example will be on the application of Convolutional Neural Networks to power system problems, and how they can be trained and retrained in real time in a GPU environment - two cases will be visited, related to the classification of dynamic events in transmission networks and to the recognition of breaker statuses in distribution networks; a third significant example will be presented, the implementation in a GPU of sequential Monte Carlo power system reliability analysis, accelerated with Cross-Entropy, with remarkable speed-up gains. Finally, speculations will be advanced on further uses of GPUs in power system simulation and control, together on a discussion on why GPU is different from all previous attempts to speed up computing in power systems.


VO1A.1 Optimal Demand Side Management for the Sparse Scheduling of Smart Charge of EVs mp4 file
VO1A.2 Forecasting Hourly Electricity Demand of Uruguay for the Next Day Using Artificial Neural Networks mp4 file
VO1A.3 Design of Demand Response Programs: Customer Preferences Experiences in Colombia mp4 file

VO1B: Distributed Resources

VO1B.1 Recloser - Fuse Coordination on Rural Feeders Having Distributed Generation by Using Specific Energy mp4 file
VO1B.2 Probabilistic Analysis Based on Steady-state Voltage Level Compliance Indicators for LV Distribution Networks with High PV and EV Penetration mp4 file
VO1B.3 Stochastic Analysis of Hosting Capacity in Low-Voltage Networks with PV-plus-Storage Systems mp4 file

VO2A: Energy Markets and Customer Engagement

VO2A.1 Analysis of Consumer-Centric Market Models in the Brazilian Context mp4 file
VO2A.2 Unified Power Quality Index Method Using AHP for Consumers Sensitivity Evaluation mp4 file

VO2B: New Technologies in HV: PMU

VO2B.1 Distributed Parametric Identification of Low Frequency Oscillatory Modes in Multiple PMU mp4 file
VO2B.2 Towards a Colombian Power System Fully Supervised With PMU: Scalability Test of the iSAACnet Communications Network mp4 file

Lunch Break


VP1: Communications and Cybersecurity

VP1.1 Disaggregation of Cold Appliance Loads from Smart Meter Data Processing mp4 file png file
VP1.2 Cybersecurity for Smart Substation mp4 file png file
VP1.3 A Customer Journey Mapping Approach to Improve CPFL Energia Fraud Detection Predictive Models mp4 file png file


VP2.1 Smart Charging Solution to Mitigate Electric Vehicles Recharge Demand Impacts on the Electric Grid mp4 file png file
VP2.2 Demand Response Program for Supercomputing and Datacenters Providing Ancillary Services in the Electricity Market mp4 file png file
VP2.3 Estimating National End-Use Demand Curves Through Sub-measurements and Energy Surveys mp4 file png file
VP2.4 Impact of Demand Response on Generation Expansion Planning in the Brazilian Interconnected Power System mp4 file png file
VP2.5 Multi-Level Optimization Model for Electrical Energy Demand with User-Supplier Interaction mp4 file png file
VP2.6 Review of Deep Learning Application for Short-Term Household Load Forecasting mp4 file png file

VP3: Planning and Operation

VP3.1 Aplicación Del Método Point Estimation Para El Cálculo De Flujo De Carga Probabilístico En La Red De Transmisión Uruguaya png file
VP3.2 Planning Energy Distribution Systems in an Environment That Accelerates the Use of Distributed Energy Resources mp4 file png file
VP3.3 Optimal Allocation of Distributed Generation and Reactive Power in Simplified Distribution Systems mp4 file png file
VP3.4 Prioritization of Isolated Communities for the Development of Renewable-Energy Projects in Wide Geographical Areas mp4 file png file

VP4: Distributed Generation

VP4.1 Necessary Characteristics of a Modern Fuse for a Smart Grid, with Distributed Generation mp4 file png file
VP4.2 Fault Behavior of Power Distribution Networks with Distributed Generation and Uncertainties mp4 file png file
VP4.3 Computational Modeling of Excitation Systems in ATPDraw mp4 file png file


VP5.1 Methodology to Economic Evaluation of an Electric Vehicle Parking Lot Equipped with PV and Storage mp4 file png file
VP5.2 Impact of Electric Vehicles Penetration in the Interconnected Urban Environment of a Smart Cities
VP5.3 An Evaluation of the Actual Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure in Uruguay and Possible Designing Approaches mp4 file png file
VP5.4 Technical and Economic Feasibility of a PV Charging Station for E-bikes Considering a Lead-Acid Battery Degradation Model mp4 file png file
VP5.5 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Through the Introduction of Electric Vehicles in Urban Zones mp4 file png file
VP5.6 Energy Autonomy of Electric Vehicles in Topologically Irregular Cities: Case Study Cuenca - Ecuador mp4 file png file

VP6: Energy Markets and Customer Engagement

VP6.1 Modern Energy Consumers Representation Perspectives in the Energy Sector mp4 file png file
VP6.2 Towards a Coupled Regulation and Flexible Ramp Product Marginal Pricing mp4 file png file

VP7: Impact of Energy Storage in Power Systems

VP7.1 Application of Energy Storage in Systems with High Penetration of Intermittent Renewables mp4 file png file
VP7.2 Pumped Storage Case Study in Uruguay: Simulation and Value mp4 file png file
VP7.3 Battery System Service to Reduce PV-Farm Operating Costs mp4 file png file
VP7.4 A Technical Economical and Regulatory Analysis of Storage Systems Incorporation in the Uruguayan Electricity Market mp4 file png file
VP7.5 Análise Técnica e Simulação Econômica Para Aplicações De Sistemas De Armazenamento De Energia Com Baterias Nos Sistemas Elétricos De Potência mp4 file png file
VP7.6 Stability Effects After Massive Integration of Renewable Energy Sources on Extra-Large Power Systems mp4 file png file

VP8: Technical Operation of Energy Storage

VP8.1 Analysis of Battery Energy Storage System Sizing in Isolated PV Systems Considering a Novel Methodology and Panel Manufacturers Recommended Methodology mp4 file png file
VP8.2 Bat and Grey Wolf Techniques Applied to the Optimization of the Inverse Time Overcurrent Relays Coordination Problem
VP8.3 Analysis of an Industrial-Residential Off-Grid Electrical System Supplied with a Mix of Thermal Renewable and Battery in the Northeast of Haiti
VP8.4 Customer Buses Ranking for Battery Energy Storage System Installation Through Pairwise Analyses: a Study of Case mp4 file png file
VP8.5 Quadratic Approximate Dynamic Programming for Scheduling Water Resources: a Case Study mp4 file png file
VP8.6 The Impact of Equalization Cycle on the Storage System Lifetime in PV-based Isolated Microgrids mp4 file

IP1: INDUSTRY PANEL Discussion 1: ""When things go Wrong: Large Disturbances and Blackstart" (Español, 15:10-16:30 GMT-3) Details

"Grandes Perturbaciones y Arranque en Negro" PANELISTS: Dr. Ing Hugo Perez, NERC - Ing. Esteban Nizovoy CTM - Ing. Jesús Eugui UTE DNCU SESSION CHAIR: Ing. Hugo Perez, NERC

SHORT-BIO: HUGO F. PEREZ (NERC), Hugo is a Reliability professional with 20 years of experience in regulatory matters and Bulk Electric System maintenance, planning and operations. Hugo has in depth knowledge of the electric regulatory compliance construct in North America, with a background that includes direct involvement in regulatory processes with entities across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Currently, he is the Manager for North American Relations at NERC, acting as a key liaison between this organization and non-U.S. reliability stakeholders, including interaction with international government entities in this sector in several countries. His technical experience includes working as an engineer in the areas of planning, operations and maintenance of power systems. Hugo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Colombia (Bogota, Colombia) and a Certificate in Power Systems from The Georgia Institute of Technology. He is registered as a Professional Engineer in the state of Georgia and is a NERC Certified System Operator.

SHORT-BIO: ESTEBAN NIZOVOY (CTM), Esteban holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Buenos Aires University, Argentina. He is a specialist in power systems, with 11 years of experience in power systems simulations, focusing on the system's operations, fault and post-operative analysis and technical feasibility studies to allow new accesses or network reconfigurations. Nowadays he develops his professional career in the Electrical Studies unit at Binational Salto Grande Hydro Power Plant. He has also worked in the Power Energy Transportation Company Transener/Transba and as assistant professor at Buenos Aires University. Today he works in CTM; Comisión Técnica Mixta de Salto Grande Argentina-Uruguay.

SHORT-BIO: JESUS EUGUI (UTE DNCU), Jesús Eugui graduated in electrical engineering from Universidad de la República, Uruguay. Since 2011 he has been with Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas at National Dispatch Center. From 2011 to 2017 as a dynamic studies expert, and from 2017 as Real Time Operation support engineer working in the development of isolation and restoration policies against system collapse. Jesús Eugui se graduó en ingeniería eléctrica de la Universidad de la República, Uruguay. Desde 2011 está con Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas en el Centro Nacional de Despacho. Desde 2011 hasta 2017 como experto en estudios dinámicos, y desde 2017 como ingeniero de soporte de Operación en Tiempo Real trabajando en el desarrollo de políticas de aislamiento y restauración contra colapso del sistema.

ABSTRACT: This discussion panel will show and discuss, Uruguay Black Start experience, after Argentina-Uruguay Power System Collapse, last June 16 2019 07:07. Best Practices, lessons learned, vision for the future.

Wednesday, September 30

Op3: Wednesday Opening (09:00 - 09:10 GMT-3 Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil time)

Ing. Marcelo Brehm, Laboratorio de UTE, Uruguay

SHORT-BIO: Marcelo Brehm (M'14) was born in Paysandú, Uruguay, in 1982. He received the Electronics Engineer degree from Universidad ORT Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay, in 2010. Since 2011 he has been with the Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas, Montevideo. He is currently a Laboratory Development Specialist with the Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas, Montevideo, where he is involved in high voltage tests and measurements. He has participated in research and development projects, as well as consultancy commissions for high voltage testing.

K2: KEYNOTE: "US Utility Experiences on Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Energy Storage" (English, 09:10-09:50 GMT-3) Details

SPEAKER: Dr. Ing. Babak Enayati - SESSION CHAIR: Dr. Gonzalo Casaravilla

SHORT-BIO: Babak Enayati received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, USA in 2009. He joined National Grid, USA in 2009 and is currently the Manager of the Technology Deployment team, which is responsible for the implementation of the new technologies to meet National Grid's Intelligent Transmission Network objectives. Babak serves as the Vice Chair of the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 21 (SCC21), IEEE 1547-Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems, and IEEE P2800- Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Inverter-Based Resources Interconnecting with Associated Transmission Electric Power Systems.

ABSTRACT Many countries have implemented renewables portfolio standards (RPSs) to accelerate the pace of deployment of renewables generation, which are distributed across the distribution and transmission power system. As the penetration of renewable power generation increases, electricity grids are beginning to experience challenges, which are often caused by intermittent nature of some renewable generation types, sudden changes of the output power due to grid disturbances, low short circuit duty of the inverter based generators, and impact on the transmission and distribution system protection. Energy storage is being considered as a tool in the toolbox to resolve some grid reliability issues that are caused either by intermittent distributed energy resources or grid disturbances. This presentation will give an overview of the distributed energy resources and energy storage integration targets and challenges in the US. A brief overview of the IEEE 1547 standard will also be presented.

K4: KEYNOTE: "Cybersecurity of the Grid - Intrusion Detection in IEC 61850 Based Peer-to-Peer Communications" (English, 09:50-10:30 GMT-3) Details

SPEAKER: Dr. Alexander Apostolov - SESSION CHAIR: Priscila Silveira, UTEC Durazno

SHORT-BIO: Dr. Alexander Apostolov received MS Electrical Engineering, MS Applied Mathematics and PhD from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has 44 years' experience in power systems protection, automation, control and communications. He is presently Principal Engineer for OMICRON electronics in Los Angeles, CA. He is IEEE Fellow and serves on many IEEE PES Working Groups. He is member of IEC TC57 working groups 10, 17, 18 and 19. He is Distinguished Member of CIGRE and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He holds four patents and has authored and presented more than 500 technical papers. He is Editor-in-Chief of PAC World.

ABSTRACT: One of the main characteristics of the modern electric power systems is their digitization based on the IEC 61850 standard. High-speed peer-to-peer communications improve the protection and automation systems functionality and performance, but at the same time they expose it to cyber threats.

The presentation first gives an overview of the GOOSE and sampled values communications defined in IEC 61850 and their role in the digitization of the grid. It then analyzes the cyber security threats and identifies the ones with the highest potential impact on the stability of the electric power system. Methods for intrusion detection based on monitoring of the GOOSE and sampled values messages are later presented.

KEYNOTE: Cybersecurity of the Grid - Intrusion Detection in IEC 61850 Based Peer-To-Peer Communications

VO3A: Modern Distribution Technologies

VO3A.1 Optimal Placement of Aggregators in Distribution Networks Using ZigBee Wireless Communication Technology mp4 file
VO3A.2 Power Quality Study of Fixed Capacitor Selection for Rotary 1Ph-3Ph Converters in Rural Facilities mp4 file
VO3A.3 Distribution Network Voltage Controller in Presence of Lost Measurements mp4 file
VO3A.4 Comparing Chi-square-Based Bad Data Detection Algorithms for Distribution System State Estimation mp4 file
VO3A.5 On Evaluating Single-Phase Tripping on Distribution Networks mp4 file

VO4B: Transmission: PROTECTION

VO4B.1 Protection Relay for Secondary Ferroresonance Suppression in Coupling Capacitor Voltage Transformers mp4 file
VO4B.2 A New Approach for Directional Overcurrent Relays Coordination in Interconnected Power Systems mp4 file
VO4B.3 Current Transformer Modeling for Electromagnetic Transient Simulation in Protection Systems mp4 file

VO3B: Renewable Energies

VO3B.1 A REFLEX Algebraic Reserve Constraint Model mp4 file
VO3B.2 Mixture Density Networks Applied to Wind and Photovoltaic Power Generation Forecast mp4 file

Lunch Break


VP9 a: Power Distribution Control

VP9 a.1 Optimized Voltage and Reactive Power Control in the Context of Advanced Distribution Automation mp4 file png file
VP9 a.2 Voltage Regulation of Active Distribution Networks Considering Dynamic Control Zones mp4 file png file
VP9 a.3 Towards Distribution Feeders Frequency Response via Solid State Transformers mp4 file png file
VP9 a.4 Ranking of Priorities for the Management of Distribution Transformers: a Multicriterial Approach mp4 file png file
VP9 a.5 An Approach to Advanced Distribution Automation in the Context of Smart Grid mp4 file png file

VP9 b: Power Distribution Instrumentation

VP9 b.1 Analysis of Loss Measurements on Distribution Networks Using Relaying Equipment mp4 file png file
VP9 b.2 Distribution System State Estimation: A Primer for Application Based Research mp4 file png file
VP9 b.3 Reproduction of a High Impedance Double Line-To-Ground Fault Using Real Oscillography Data mp4 file png file
VP9 b.4 Power Quality Meters Allocation Considering Strategic Positions in Distribution Systems and Using Genetic Algorithms mp4 file png file

VP9 c: Analysis of Distribution Netwoks

VP9 c.1 Characteristics of High Impedance Faults in Overhead Distribution Networks in Bamboo Branches mp4 file png file
VP9 c.2 Short-term Electric Load Forecasting Using Neural Networks: A Comparative Study mp4 file png file
VP9 c.3 Risk Mitigation Approaches for Improved Resilience in Distribution Networks mp4 file png file
VP9 c.4 Evaluation of Power System Resilience Improvements in Low-Income Neighborhoods mp4 file png file
VP9 c.5 Assessment of Harmonic Distortion Associated with PV Penetration in a Low Voltage Distribution Network mp4 file png file
VP9 c.6 Assessment of the Technical Loss Calculation Method Used in Brazilian Distribution Systems mp4 file png file

VP10: Transmission: PROTECTION

VP10.1 New Adaptive Protection Algorithm for Online Overcurrent Relay Setting in Interconnected Power Systems mp4 file png file
VP10.2 Analyzing Short-Circuit Current Behavior Caused by Inverter-Interfaced Renewable Energy Sources. Effects on Distance Protection mp4 file png file
VP10.3 Fault Location in HVDC Grids by ANN and Wavelet Transform

VP11: New methods in Operation and Management

VP11.1 Islanding Detection and Resynchronization Based upon Wide-Area Monitoring and Situational Awareness in the Dominican Republic mp4 file png file
VP11.2 A Single Busbar Model for Dynamic Studies of Power Systems Frequency mp4 file png file
VP11.3 Short-term Dispatch of Renewable Sources Considering Minimization of Active Losses and Generation Costs mp4 file png file
VP11.4 Impact of Electrodes Configuration on Incident Energy Analysis Using IEEE Std 1584 mp4 file png file
VP11.5 Excedentes Estructurales En Sistemas Con Alta Incorporación De Energías Renovables mp4 file png file
VP11.6 Probabilistic Optimal Power Flow Using a Matheuristic Solution Approach

VP12: Renewable Energies and the Environment

VP12.1 Alternativas De Expansión Del Parque De Generación Eléctrica En Uruguay Según Diferentes Modelos mp4 file png file
VP12.2 Early Detection of Gearbox Damage, Development of ANN Forecast Maintenance Tool mp4 file png file
VP12.3 Potential Induced Degradation (PID): Review mp4 file png file
VP12.4 Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Potential of Northwest Mesoregion of the State of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil mp4 file png file

VP13 a: Distributed Solar Generation

VP13 a.1 Avaliação Probabilística Dos Impactos Técnicos Da Inserção De Microgeradores Fotovoltaicos e Veículos Elétricos Em Uma Rede De Distribuição mp4 file png file
VP13 a.2 Impacts of Photovoltaic Systems in Distribution Networks Using Droop Control mp4 file png file
VP13 a.3 Optimal Sizing of Distributed Photovoltaic Generation in a MV Network mp4 file png file
VP13 a.4 Transport Route Planning for Operation and Maintenance of Off-grid Photovoltaic Energy Systems in the Pantanal of Mato Grosso Do Sul mp4 file png file
VP13 a.5 Impacts of Photovoltaic Insertion on Distribution Losses in the Amazon mp4 file png file

VP13 b: Solar Power in Large Power Grids

VP13 b.1 Linear Fresnel Concentrator: A Review of Its Implementation in South American Countries mp4 file png file
VP13 b.2 Transitórios Eletromecânicos Em Sistemas Elétricos Com Forte Geração Fotovoltaica e STATCOMs Para Suporte De Resposta Inercial mp4 file png file
VP13 b.3 Co-Optimization in the Operation of Hydroelectric and Solar Generation in the Province of San Juan: Methodology mp4 file png file
VP13 b.4 Study of the Effect of SCR and Controller Gains on System Stability in a Grid Connected Solar Plant mp4 file png file

VP14: Instrumentation and Measurements in the Electric System

VP14.1 Rogowski Coil Design for the Measurement of High Voltage Harmonics mp4 file png file
VP14.2 Current Transformer Model Validation on EMTP-ATP Software mp4 file png file
VP14.3 Uncertainty Estimation in Luminous Flux Measured with Goniophotometers Using Monte Carlo Method mp4 file png file

IP2: INDUSTRY PANEL Discussion 2: "Avances en Redes Inteligente (Smart Grids) en Uruguay" (Español, 15:10-16:30 GMT-3) Details

SPEAKER: Ing. Eduardo Bergerie Pagadoy. Coordinador del Proyecto de Redes Inteligentes UTE, Uruguay - SESSION CHAIR: Dr. Ing. Luciane Canha, Especialista en Redes Inteligentes de la UFSM, Brasil

SHORT-BIO: Eduardo Bergerie Pagadoy, Ingeniero Electricista, egresado en 1981 de la École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Suiza. Ha realizado tareas de consultoría en varias empresas de agua y electricidad en África, América y Asia, en proyectos financiados por el Banco Mundial, la Unión Europea y otros organismos públicos y privados del sector energético. Actualmente es el Coordinador del Proyecto de Redes Inteligentes en UTE, Uruguay.

ABSTRACT: Redes Inteligentes (Smart Grids) avances en UTE Uruguay. El actual proyecto desarrollado por UTE, presenta avances a destacar si comparamos con otros países de la región y el mundo. Como que el despliegue de la infraestructura de medición alcanza el 20 % del total de los clientes. La funcionalidad de esta infraestructura permite darle visibilidad de la red de BT a los operadores de la Red de Distribución. Esto es un paso notable que nos diferencia de los que solo usan estos sistemas para facturación. También se ha desarrollado la plataforma de control activa de demanda en clientes residenciales. Avances como la gestión de termotanques para un conjunto de clientes. Una nueva APP para teléfonos celulares inteligentes, que permite visualizar los puntos de carga de Vehículos eléctricos en todo el país. Hoy son 67 puntos disponibles. Un fuerte avance en el desarrollo de un sistema de reconfiguracion automática de la red de Distribución.

Presentación De Redes Inteligentes De UTE Uruguay
Uruguay UTE Smart Grids Presentation

IP3: Industry Engagement Committe Panel (Español, 16:30-17:00 GMT-3) Details

SPEAKERS: Susana Lau, IEEE R9 / EtyaLab, Marcelo Bobadilla, IEEE R9 / Guatemala, Carlos Torres Hernández / Monterrey Institute of Technology, Gustavo Chávez / Hydroelectric Comission of the Lempa River (CEL) in El Salvador

Thursday, October 1

Op4: Thursday Opening (09:00 - 09:10 GMT-3 Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil time)

Ing. Jorge Fernandez Daher, IEEE PES Uruguay Chapter Chair

K1: KEYNOTE: "Voltage Stability Support by Wind Farms" (English, 09:10-09:50 GMT-3) Details

SPEAKER: Dr. Engineer Constantine Costas Vournas - SESSION CHAIR: Lorenzo Reyes, UACH, Chile

SHORT-BIO: Constantine (Costas) Vournas received the Diploma of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1975, the MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada in 1978, and the NTUA Doctor of Engineering degree in 1986. He was Professor until 2019 and is currently Professor Emeritus in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA. He has published 190 papers in International Journals and Conferences and has co-authored the book "Voltage Stability of Electric Power Systems". His research interests are in the area of power system dynamics, stability and control and include voltage stability and security analysis, wind generator integration in power systems, novel control applications in the distribution and transmission grid, as well as the effect of deregulation on power system operation and control.

ABSTRACT: This presentation focuses on harnessing reactive support from distributed resources and in particular from Wind Farms connected to Medium Voltage distribution feeders, in order to increase the maximum power transfer to a weak area, and thus the Voltage Stability margin of the power system. The method used is based on an emergency control signal issued when the transmission voltage falls below a specified threshold. The model used incorporates distributed resources, such as variable speed wind farms, as well as existing distribution feeder controls such as Load Tap Changer on the HV/MV transformer, and switched capacitors. Case studies using the Hellenic Interconnected System to assess the reactive support WFs can provide will be discussed.

K5: KEYNOTE: "Scientific advice for the Uruguayan response to the COVID-19 pandemic" (English, 09:50 - 10:30 GMT-3) Details

SPEAKER: Dr. Ing. Fernando Paganini, IEEE UY Fellow Member, SESSION CHAIR: Ing. Marcelo Brehm, Laboratorio de UTE

SHORT-BIO Fernando Paganini received degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Universidad de la República, Uruguay (1990), and his MS (1992) and PhD (1996) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. From 1996 to 1997 he was postdoctoral associate at MIT. Between 1997 and 2005 he was on the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA, reaching the rank of Associate Professor. Since 2005 he is Professor of Engineering at Universidad ORT Uruguay, and since 2019 Associate Dean of Research. Dr. Paganini has received the 1995 O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, the 1999 Packard Fellowship, the 2004 George S. Axelby Best Paper Award, and the 2010 Elsevier Scopus Prize. He is a member of the Uruguayan National Academies, both in Science and in Engineering, and a member of the Latin American Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has served in the Editorial board of IEEE Transactions in his fields of interest: control and networks.

ABSTRACT Uruguay has so far been successfully managing its coronavirus outbreak, an outlier in a region badly hit by the pandemic. The Uruguayan President summoned in this juncture an Honorary Scientific Advisory Group, one of whose members is Dr. Paganini, coordinating the efforts in modeling and data for the epidemic. The talk will provide an overview of the different aspects of Uruguay´s response: the timeliness and strength of the initial voluntary confinement, and the subsequent enhacement of testing, tracing and isolation capabilities. These actions, in the Uruguayan demographic, geographical, and sanitary context, have enabled a situation of relative control during the last six months. We will comment on the lessons and limitations of mathematical models for the epidemic, and remark on what lies ahead for the country.

KEYNOTE Scientific Advice for the Uruguayan Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

VO4A: Modern Distribution Technologies

VO4A.1 Practical PV Hosting Capacity Determination Using Load Factor of the Distribution Transformer mp4 file
VO4A.2 Application of Hardening Strategies and DG Placement to Improve Distribution Network Resilience Against Earthquakes mp4 file

VO5B: New methods in Operation and Management

VO5B.1 Real-time Health Condition Monitoring of SCADA Infrastructure of Power Transmission Systems Control Centers mp4 file
VO5B.2 Integrated Analysis of Electrical and Gas Transmission Networks Considering Primary Frequency Control mp4 file
VO5B.3 Stochastic Assessment and Risk Management of Transient Stability Based on PowerFactory and Python Interface mp4 file
VO5B.4 Planning of Generation Investments with Risks of Severe Infrequent Events mp4 file
VO5B.5 Linear Model for Dynamic Studies of Power System Frequency mp4 file

VO5A: Smart and Micro-grids

VO5A.1 Analysis of Decentralized Control Techniques for Multigenerator Microgrid Islanded Operation with Traditional Controllers mp4 file
VO5A.2 Quantification of the Impact of GHG Emissions on Unit Commitment in Microgrids mp4 file

VO6A: Renewable Energies: WIND POWER

VO6A.1 Analysis of Gibara 1 Wind Farm from 2015 to 2019 mp4 file

Lunch Break


VP15 a: Microgrids Operation

VP15 a.1 Fuzzy Logic-Based Controller for BESS and Load Management in a Microgrid Economic Operation mp4 file png file
VP15 a.2 Security-Constrained Energy Management System for Microgrids Under Uncertainty mp4 file png file
VP15 a.3 A Microgrid Islanding Performance Study Considering Time Delay in Island Detection mp4 file png file
VP15 a.4 A Load Prioritization Model for a Microgrid Operation in the Islanded Mode mp4 file png file
VP15 a.5 Comparison Between Black Start and Islanding Process for the Establishment of a Rural Microgrid with Biogas Generator mp4 file png file
VP15 a.6 Control Possibilities for Community Microgrids Considering Small Production Processes and Its Benefits to the Whole System mp4 file png file

VP15 b: Microgrids Design

VP15 b.1 Resilient Microgrids with FACTS Technology mp4 file png file
VP15 b.2 Enabling Communications in Microgrids: A Comparison of Fiber-Optics, LoRa, and WI-SUN mp4 file png file
VP15 b.3 Design Characteristics of a Microgrid Controller for an Uninterruptible Power Supply with a Photovoltaic Generator mp4 file png file

VP16 a: Transmission Devices

VP16 a.1 Use of DC/DC Converters Modeled as AC-DC Converters in HVDC Grids mp4 file png file
VP16 a.2 Power Transformers Assessment Applying Health Index and Apparent Age Methods mp4 file png file
VP16 a.3 Power Transformers with PCB-Contaminated Mineral Oil: The Natural Ester Fluid as a Replacement Alternative mp4 file png file
VP16 a.4 Dissolved-Gas Analysis for Nitrogen-Blanketed Transformers mp4 file png file
VP16 a.5 Structures in Power Lines and Ice Overload on Cables mp4 file png file

VP16 b: Novel Methods in Transmission

VP16 b.1 Influence of HVDC Systems Operation on the Out of Step Protection of Synchronous Generators mp4 file png file
VP16 b.2 Potential Benefits of Implementing Ambient Adjusted Rating in the Argentinean Transmission System mp4 file png file
VP16 b.3 Optimal Allocation of PMU and PDC in Electrical Power Systems mp4 file png file
VP16 b.4 Hardware in the Loop Design and Testing of a PMU-Based Special Protection Scheme: Case Study of Colombia-Ecuador Interconnection mp4 file png file
VP16 b.5 Computing Transient Voltages on Grounding Grids Buried in Homogeneous and Stratified Soils mp4 file png file
VP16 b.6 Faster-than-Real-Time Simulation of a Large Brazilian AC/DC Grid to Analyze Electromagnetic & Electromechanical Transients as Well as Commutation Failures mp4 file png file
VP16 b.7 Simulation Tutorial in ATPdraw Software -IEEE 4 Nodes Test Feeder - Part 1 mp4 file

VP17 a: Wind Generation

VP17 a.1 Generation of Wind Energy with Kites: a Review of the Airborne Wind Energy Technology mp4 file png file
VP17 a.2 Simplified Analytic Procedure to Calculate the Electric Variables at Steady State of Type-III and Type-IV Wind Generators mp4 file png file
VP17 a.3 A Review of Limitations of Wind Synthetic Inertia Methods mp4 file png file
VP17 a.4 Analysis of the Technical and Operational Availability of a Wind Farm in Uruguay mp4 file

VP17 b: Wind Power Influence on Power Systems

VP17 b.1 Assessement of LVRT Requirements and Dynamic Behavior of a Mixed PMSG/DFIG Wind Power Plant mp4 file
VP17 b.2 Propagation of Supraharmonics Generated by PMSG Wind Power Plants into Transmission Systems mp4 file png file
VP17 b.3 Short Review of the Evaluation Impacts of the Implementation of Wind Power Plants in the Interconnected Electric Systems mp4 file
VP17 b.4 Power Reserve Dispatch to Mitigate Variability of Generation Output Due to Wind Ramps mp4 file

VP18: Simulation Tools

VP18.1 Accuracy Analysis of Pvsyst Software for Estimating the Generation of a Photovoltaic System at the Polo De Inovação Campos Dos Goytacazes mp4 file png file
VP18.2 Correlation Between Insulation Resistance and Dissolved Gas Analysis Tests in Power Transformers mp4 file png file
VP18.3 Hourly Model of a Combined Cycle Power Plant for SimSEE mp4 file png file
VP18.4 Introduction of Ensemble Based Forecasts to the Electricity Dispatch Simulator SimSEE mp4 file png file

IP5: WiP Speach, Women in Power (Español, 15:10 - 15:50 GMT-3) Details

Lisien Leon, IEEE PES WiP Region 9 SESSION CHAIR: Ing. Rafael Flores, ISGT-LA 2021 Technical Chair

SHORT-BIO: Lisien Leon is BSc in electrical engineering by "National University of Engineering - Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería" from Perú. She is working in Business Development area to introduce green mobility and others solutions made to measure that include smart, energy-efficient equipment, powered using carbon-free energy. She is an active IEEE volunteer since 2016 and has been leadership positions such as Chair WiE & Secretary PES from her university, then she became a professional she was Chair Membership Development and currently Secretary PES from IEEE Peru Section. During this time, she mainly has organized educational activities according to spread WiP objectives and to promote gender equality. Also, she was a speaker from different kind of events such as "Reunión Nacional de Ramas Estudiantiles - National Meeting of Student Branches Perú" and participate in webinars and meetings to explain mission and vision WIE for new students and encourage them to open a WIE in their respective universities. She is also interested in energy solutions friendly to environment for consumers and to work in 7th Sustainable Development Goal - Affordable and Clean Energy with IEEE SIGHT.

ABSTRACT: "Empowerment of WiP volunteers around Latin America and The Caribbean" to promote the increase of women in power & energy area, motivate them to acquire leadership positions that they execute properly: Become a leader in their PES chapter to engage responsibilities about making and spreading activities related to WiP mission and vision. (

IP6: Next Perú IEEE PES ISGT 2021 Latin America Virtual Conference - 15 to 17 September 2021 - Details

SPEAKERS; Jorge Laffitte (General Chair), Lisien Leon, Karina Huanqui, Rafael Flores (Technical Chair), Ricardo Arias

SHORT-BIO: Conference Chair Jorge Laffitte Mechanical Electrical Engineer from the National University of Engineering with a master's degree in Business Administration from the Universidad del Pacífico, both from Lima, Peru. With a doctorate in Electrical Energy Systems from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has 25 years of experience in the electric power sector. He is currently Chief of Operations of the company Red de Energía del Perú of the ISA group, Vice President of the IEEE Peru Section and Leader of the Southern Council of the IEEE PES Region 9.

SHORT-BIO: Technical Chair Rafael Flores He is an electrical engineer, graduated from Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Perú. He pursued a Master of Science degree at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Rio de Janeiro; Brazil, y held PhD studies in Chalmers Technical University, Gothemburg, Sweden. He also attended an Energy Management Systems specialization course in Georgia Tech, Georgia United States, and followed a General Management Program in CEDEP- European Center for Executive Development/INSEAD, Fontainebleu, Paris, France. Today, he is Chairman of Power and Energy Society - PES of IEEE Peru section for 2019-2020; and he is Head of Customer Solutions - Solutions to Mining for Latam and Business Development for Networks. He owns a diverse experience in energy utilities in commercial, regulation, business development and services in electricity and natural gas. He also led many M&A.


  1. Palabras de presentación e invitación, presentación del LOC 7 min Jorge Laffitte.
  2. Presentación del video de invitación 7 min Lisien Leon/Karina Huanqui
  3. Presentación de la página web ISGT La 2021 y los tópicos del evento 5 min Rafael Flores
  4. Lanzamiento del Call for papers ISGT La 2021 y fechas clave 5 min Ricardo Arias
  5. Q&A 5 min

Next Conference of the serial T&D-LA and ISGT-LA will be in Perú; IEEE PES ISGT 2021 Latin America will be a virtual event, from 15 to 17 September 2021. WEB PAGE:

IMPORTANT DATES: Full Paper Submission 30 January, 2021 Notification of Acceptance 30 April, 2021 Camera-ready manuscript submission 30 May, 2021 Panel proposals 1 April, 2021 Registration open 1 April, 2021 Early bird deadline 1 August, 2021 Main Conference 15-17 September, 2021

IP6: TDLA 2020 Final Remarks

Jorge Fernandez Daher, Juan Carlos Miguez, Daniel Slomovitz, Marcelo Brehm, Rogelio Sandler, Irene Pazos, Carlina Bada, Pablo Thomasset
TDLA 2020 Conference Zip Papers File