IEEE Smart Distribution Working Group

Task Force on Volt-VAR Control 

Vision

Look at how volt/var control needs to change for the smart grid. Start by looking at how volt/var control is presently implemented with and without DAC for example and how it needs to change for the smart grid.

Scope

We need to understand how new technologies such as distributed resources, renewables, plug-in hybrids and their increased penetration in the distribution system will impact volt/var control and how it needs to change for the future. Also, the smart grid can benefit from technologies such as smart inverters that can not only provide active power but also non-active power control and thus provide volt/var control. Along with the technology issues, we need to drive how the standards need to evolve or shift to account for needed technology and system changes..

Officers

Chair
Larry Conrad, P.E.

Conrad Technical Services LLC
7609 Williamsburg Dr.

Plainfield, IN, USA 46168

Telephone: 317.431.1866
E-Mail: l.conrad@ieee.org

 

Vice Chair
Bob Uluski

UISOL

VP, DMS & DA Systems
1027 Stevens Drive

Fort Washington, PA 19034

Telephone: 215.539.7484
E-Mail: Ruluski@uisol.com

Secretary
Le Xu
, Ph.D., P.E.

Quanta Technology

4020 Westchase Blvd, Suite 300

Raleigh, NC 27607

Telephone: 919.334.3064
E-Mail: lexu@ieee.org

List of members

For any change in the list, please contact the secretary (The VVTF mailing list will be updated accordingly)

Reference documents, reports and presentations relative to Volt VAR Control 

The above link gives access to public documents, Panel session or Working group presentations, utilities' roadmap and vision related to Volt VAR control

Next Meeting

The working group regularly meets with the IEEE Distribution Subcommittee. See the schedule for the subcommittee's next meetings.

Meetings agendas and minutes

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Memphis, January 2013 January 2013
San Diego, July 2012 July 2012
Garden Grove, January 2012 January 2012
Detroit, July 2011 July 2011

Atlanta, January 2011

January 2011 (draft for Review)

Minneapolis, July 2010

July 2010

Orlando, January 2010

January 2010

Please forward any suggestions or comments to D. Tom Rizy 

Upcoming Conferences related to Volt-VAR Control

NORTH AMERICA

  • DistribuTECH, San Diego, January 29-31, 2013; includes “Utility University” Course on Smart Control Centers

EUROPE

·         Information to come

ASIA

·         Information to come

 

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