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A New View of AC Power Distribution Systems, Oct 19

Electric power distribution used to be so pleasant and simple: power flowed down the wires from a nice substation to a happy consumer, and if the circuit could handle peak load, it would be okay in all conditions. Today it’s much more mysterious: with solar panels and wind turbines, nobody quite knows which way the power is flowing, and it changes from second to second. Even the stability of distribution systems, taken for granted a decade ago, is now being questioned. Alex McEachern and Sascha von Meier will discuss these problems — opportunities? — and how a proposed new micro-synchrophasor technology could open a window on distribution power flow and stability.


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Webviewing at UC Davis: 1003 Kemper Hall

Webviewing at UC Merced: SE1 100

Webviewing at UC Santa Cruz: SOE E2 Building, Room 595B