Distributed Energy Resource Control and Network Optimization

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 3:55pm

Event Calendar Category

LIDS Seminar Series

Speaker Name

Duncan Callaway


University of California, Berkeley

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In this talk I'll discuss a variety of theory, simulation and experimental work aimed at understanding how distributed energy resources (DERs; such as batteries, flexible loads and photovoltaic generators) impact distribution networks and how these impacts can be managed.  I will also briefly discuss a new approach to engaging DERs in providing transmission level services.  


Duncan Callaway is an Associate Professor of Energy and Resources with an affiliate appointment in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  He received his PhD from Cornell University and subsequently worked in the energy industry, first at Davis Energy Group and later at PowerLight Corporation. He was a member of the research faculty of the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan before joining UC Berkeley.  Dr. Callaway’s teaching covers energy systems with a focus on the electrical grid and energy efficiency.  His research group focuses on emerging energy technologies by quantifying their impacts on power system operations and developing control, optimization and data analysis tools to facilitate their integration into power systems.