IEEE Decentralized Energy Access Solutions (DEAS) Workshop Agenda

Dates of the Workshop: February 5-7, 2019

PRELIMINARY AGENDA (Subject to Change)

Feb 5th, 2019 – Georgia Tech Marcus Nano-Technologies Building

IEEE DEAS Workshop IEEE EBL Regional Round
  7:30 am – 8:00 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
  8:00 am – 8:30 am: Welcome & Process Discussion
  8:30 am – 12:00 pm: Judging Starts

12-15 minutes presentation and 15 minutes Q&A

12:00 pm: Registration Starts 12:05 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Energy Access Tutorial

Title: “Fundamentals of Off-Grid Systems”

Henry Louie, Seattle University

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Judging

12-15 minutes presentation and 15 minutes Q&A

Move to Exhibition/Reception at GT Student Success Center
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Networking Reception & Exhibition – EBL Posters + Tech Demo (Judging Continues), also Open to All DEAS Attendees
8:30 pm: Exhibition Ends


Feb 6th, 2019 – Georgia Tech Student Success Center

7:30 am – 8:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am- 9:35 am: Plenary Session

Welcome and Objectives: Deepak Divan, DEAS/EBL Chair

Invited Keynote: Imre Gyuk, DOE

   Ben Kroposki, National Renewable Energy Lab

9:35 am – 10:45 am: Panel – Advanced Energy Communities

Session Chair: Bruce Rogers, EPRI*

Panelists: Joe Gammie, Power Secure

Xuan Zhang, Envision, China

Yi Yang, Eaton

10:45 am – 11:00 am: Break
11:00 am – 12:10 pm: Panel – Resilient Energy Communities

Session Chair: Ben Kroposki, NREL

Panelists: Brian Lindsay, Alabama Power

Shen En Chan, UNCC

Stan Atcitty, Sandia National Labs

12:10 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch & Exhibition
1:15 pm – 2:25 pm: Panel – Off-Grid Energy Access Solutions

Session Chair: Matt Jordan – EA Fellow, CDE GT

Panelists: GrahamPugh, PROPEL Clean Energy

Daniel Estes, IEEE Smart Village

Gary Oppedahl, Emera Technologies

2:25 pm – 3:35 pm: Panel – Ad-Hoc Power Systems

Panel Chair:Deepak Divan, DEAS/EBL Chair

Panelists: Selma Matthews, US Army

Phil Krein, UIUC

Qianwen Xu, Aalborg University, Denmark

3:35 pm – 3:50 pm: Break
3:50 pm – 5:30 pm: Technical Paper Session 1

Session Chair:Sudip Mazumder, University of Chicago

Technical Papers:

–        A Novel Approach for Bump-less Connection of Microgrids with the Grid; Nishant Bilakanti

–        Energy Access in Community Microgrids based on Decentralized Real-Time Pricing; Rohit Jinsiwale

–        Power Smoothing Control Using Spline Function in Photovoltaic Generation System; Akiko Takahashi

–        Intermittent Renewable Energy Source (IRES) Model of Solar Energy in Cipayung Microgrid System; Handrea Bernando Tambunan

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Exhibition, Posters & Reception
8:00 pm: Exhibition Ends


Feb 7th, 2019 – Georgia Tech Student Success Center

7:30 am – 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:30 am: Plenary Session

Session Chair:Frank Lambert, IEEE PES President, GT CDE

Invited Keynote: Shay Bahramirad, Com Ed

Invited Keynote: Deepak Divan, Platinum Sponsor  GT/CDE/GRA

9:30 am – 9:45 am EBL Award Ceremony
9:45 am – 10:35 am: EBL Winning Team Presentations  

Session Chair:Szilard Liptak, CDE GT

10:35 am -10:50 am: Break
10:50 am – 11:40 am: EBL Presentations 2 and Awards

Session Chair:Matt Jordan, CDE GT

11:40 am – 1:00 pm: Technical Papers Session 2

Session Chair: Issa Batarseh, University of Central Florida

Technical Papers: 

–        Implementing Pay-As-You-Go Functionality in Microgrids using Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks; Shreyas Kulkarni

–        Single-Stage PV-Battery Microinverter Energy Solutions with Decentralized Model for Single-Family Homes; Xi Chen

–       Decentralized Energy Access Solutions; Vencat Shiva

–       Self-Organizing NanoGrid; Szilard Liptak

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Integration of Ideas Presented at DEAS

Deepak Divan – CDE GT

Ben Kroposki – National Renewable Energy Lab

Matt Jordan – EA Fellow CDE GT

2:30 pm: DEAS Adjourn
2:30 pm: Visit to GT Center for Distributed Energy (Optional)
2:45 pm: IEEE PELS Energy Access Working Group (EAWG)
5:00 pm: EAWG Meeting Adjourn


  • Due to Government shutdown, the program is likely to change.