IEEE-Northwest Energy Systems Symposium (NWESS)

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195

MARCH 21-22, 2012

NWESS Program

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


8:00-8:30 AM

Registration / Refreshments

8:30-8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Mohamed El- Sharkawi (UW) and Matt O Donnell, Dean of Engineering (UW)

8:45-10:15 AM

Smart Buildings UW and WSU

Matt O Donnell and John Chapman (UW)

Anjan Bose (WSU)

10:15-10:45 AM


10:45-11:45 AM


Gordon Hayslip (Snohomish PUD) and Vicki Marsten (SCL)

11:45-1:00 PM

Lunch, Provided

1:00-3:30 PM

Renewable Resources: Transmission Constraints, Capacity and Ancillary Service Markets, Generation Based Solutions and Overview of Challenges.

Dave Mills (PSE), Laura Beane (IBERDROLA), Elliot Mainzer (BPA),

3:30-4:30 PM

Renewable Resources: Panel Q&A



Thursday, March 22, 2012


8:00-8:30 AM


8:30-10:30 AM

Smart Charging and Energy Storage

Eric Sortomme (ALSTOM Grid), Michael Kintner (PNNL) and Rick Durst (PGE)

10:30-11:00 AM


11:00-12:00 PM

Smart Grid Case Study

Curt Kirkeby (AVISTA)

12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch, Provided

1:00-2:00 PM

Distribution Automation

Will Odell (SNOHOMISH PUD) and John Sell (ALSTOM)

2:00-2:15 PM


2:15-4:15 PM

Volt/Var Optimization: Analysis Tools and Case Studies

Bob Uluski (EPRI), Tom Wilson (PCS UTILIDATA)