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Smart Grid Seminar Series: Dr. Chen-Ching Liu, Virginia Tech, “Integrating resiliency into system restoration.”

February 7, 2019 - 1:30pm
Y2E2 111

Abstract: Resiliency of a distribution system is concerned with its capability to withstand and adapt to
extreme events when the utility system may or may not be available. A fundamental issue about resiliency is
the metrics to quantify the distribution system’s capability to restore critical load in a timely manner with the
limited generation from microgrids and distributed energy resources. Availability of generation/load
resources and effective system restoration strategies are essential for enhancement of the resiliency. Other
technical issues for the distribution system without the support of the utility system include the optimal
utilization of energy available, uncertainties and risks, and dynamics. This presentation will address these
issues and discuss the future challenges.

Bio: Chen-Ching Liu is American Electric Power Professor and Director, Power and Energy Center, at Virginia
Tech. Chen-Ching received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He was Boeing Distinguished
Professor at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. During 1983-2005, he was a Professor of Electrical
Engineering at University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Liu was Palmer Chair Professor at Iowa State University
from 2006 to 2008. From 2008-2011, he served as Acting/Deputy Principal of the College of Engineering,
Mathematical and Physical Sciences at University College Dublin, Ireland. Professor Liu received an IEEE Third
Millennium Medal in 2000 and the Power and Energy Society Outstanding Power Engineering Educator
Award in 2004. In 2013, Dr. Liu received a Doctor Honoris Causa from Polytechnic University of Bucharest,
Romania. Chen-Ching chaired the IEEE Power and Energy Society Fellow Committee, Technical Committee on
Power System Analysis, Computing and Economics, and Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award
Committee. Dr. Liu is a Fellow of the IEEE and Member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

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