Keynote 1: Maximizing Transmission Network Potential with Modular Power Flow Control

Frank C. Lambert, IEEE PES President-Elect

National Electric Energy Testing, Research and Applications Center (NEETRAC)

 Virginia Tech, USA

 Biography: Professor Frank Lambert is a Principal Research Engineer and the Associate Director of the National Electric Energy Testing, Research and Applications Center (NEETRAC) at Georgia Tech. He has more than 43 years of experience in transmission / distribution  ... (Read more) 

 Table of Contents:  Modular Power Flow Control, NEETRAC & Smart Wires Collaboration, Building a Dynamic Grid: Example Use Cases

Areas of Focus: System monitoring, Asset health, Artificial intelligence, Data aggregation, Conservation voltage reduction (CVR), Volt/VAR control, Distributed generation Failure analysis, Power flow control... (Read more)


Keynote 2Photovoltaic and water:  submerged and floating solutions

Giuseppe M. Tina 

Giuseppe Marco TINA (D.I.E.E.I, University of Catania, Italy)

Biography:MS, Electrotechnics Engineering, 1988 University of Catania (UdC) Italy; Ph.D., Electrotechnics Engineering, 1992, UdC. Currently he is associate Professor of Electric Energy Systems at UdC. National Academic Qualification as Full Professor (2013). Electrical engineer in Agip Refineries and ST Microelectronics, Italy (1993-1996). ... (Read more) 

AbstractThe use of photovoltaic systems in a water context creates positive synergy by increasing the cost effectiveness of PV systems, satisfying local demand for energy and creating positive effects on water (e.g. by limiting evaporation and the algae bloom problem). It is usually systems installed on the mainland that are considered, but nowadays the need to further exploit PV technology requires the search for new solutions. The aim of this keynote speech is to present the main issues that can attract the interest  ... (Read more)

 Keynote 3: The great promise of single-wall carbon nanotubes as an effective nanomaterial for photovoltaic applications

Prof. My Ali El Khakani 

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique(INRS), Centre-Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Université du Québec, Canada

Biography: My Ali El Khakani is a Full-Professor and the Leader of the “NanoMat” Group, he founded in 1998 at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS-Energie, Materiaux et Telecommunications, Varennes, Qc, Canada). He is an internationally recognized expert in the inter-related fields of laser/plasma based synthesis, modification,   ... (Read more) 

Abstract: The unique combination of highly attractive optoelectronic properties of single-wall Carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) makes them the most appropriate nanomaterial for photovoltaic applications. Before discussing the effective integration of SWCNTs into PV devices, we will briefly recall some of our work on their synthesis by means of the KrF  ... (Read more)


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