Luigi Vanfretti, an associate professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will serve as a panelist during the 2021 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Green Technologies Conference. The panel, titled Stability of Power Systems with High Levels of Inverter-Based Resources, includes researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, including representatives from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Vanfretti is an expert in power grid modeling, simulation, stability, and control. His research focuses on creating a smarter, cleaner, more reliable power grid that is capable of integrating renewable energy. Within his Analysis Laboratory for Synchrophasor and Electrical Energy Technology (ALSET) Lab, Vanfretti and his team model the power grid and run simulations in order to develop, test, and improve smart inverters, software, and hardware that will be needed to create the smart grid of the future. At the conference, he will present on the deployment and calibration of power plant models in a cloud-based synchrophasor platform.
The conference will be held virtually this year from April 7-9.