|Our Past Monthly Dinner|
20 June 2012 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
The Role of Distributed Power Systems in the U.S. Electricity Sector
Presentation: The US power sector is undergoing the largest overhaul in its history. Despite significant public and private investment in large-scale renewable-energy installations and enthusiasm for an electric vehicle fleet, the U.S. grid infrastructure looks very similar to its 19th century design, unsuited for 21st century supplies and demands. The integration of information technology into the power system will also make the electricity supply more vulnerable to network-wide cyber-attacks or infiltration by adversaries. Policymakers have shown increased interest in Distributed Power Systems (DPS), a combination of distributed generation sources and grid storage. DPS technologies include rooftop solar-cell systems, and combined heat and power applications. They also incorporate distributed energy storage systems, including advanced batteries and vehicle to-grid systems. By using localized sources of generation, electricity consumers in the commercial and residential sectors have an opportunity to bypass the centralized system of generation and dispatch and to meet their own electricity needs and play a role in stabilizing and supporting the grid. DPS also has the potential to decrease electricity-supply vulnerability through the “islanding” of generation and distribution.
Location: Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University;
11100 Johns Hopkins Rd Laurel MD 20723 (Main Entrance – Lobby 1)
Meal: Soft flour tortillas and corn tortillas; Seasoned ground beef; Sour cream guacamole assorted salsas; and Black Beans and Rice with garden salad dressing, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and iced tea.
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Presentation ONLY: FREE at 7pm in Parsons Auditorium
But please register for Lecture Only Option: There could be a big turnout for this event, for planning purposes please RSVP via our registration webpage even if you don’t plan on joining us for dinner.
The purpose of the Chesapeake Chapter is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government. In light of that goal, every month at our dinner meeting we have a drawing for the latest in Systems Engineering literature. So come on out for a chance to win.
June’s door prize is:
Smart Grid: Fundamentals of Design and Analysis
by James Momoh