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SmartGrid Seminar: Spyros Chatzivasileiadis, Semidefinite Programming for Power System Stability and Chance-Constrained Optimization

April 13, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Shriram 104

Open to all Stanford students, faculty and staff.

Event Sponsor: 
SLAC NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY, PRECOURT INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY, TOMKAT CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT AFFILIATES PROGRAM, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Contact Email: 
wenyuant@stanford.edu

Spyros Chatzivasileiadis, Technical University of Denmark

Abstract: Semidefinite Programming is met with increasing interest within the power systems community. Its most notable application to-date is a convex formulation of the AC optimal power flow problem. At the same time, semidefinite programs can be applied on LMI conditions to derive Lyapunov functions that guarantee power system stability. In this talk we will report on recent work both on power system stability and optimization. First, we will present a novel robust stability toolbox for power grids with its extensions to inertia mimicking and topology control. In that, the quadratic Lyapunov functions approach is introduced for transient stability assessment. Second, we will propose formulations for the integration of chance constraints for different types of uncertainty in the AC optimal power flow problem. We demonstrate our method with numerical examples, and we investigate the conditions to achieve zero relaxation gap.

Bio: Spyros Chatzivasileiadis is an Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Denmark. Prior to that he was a postdoc at MIT, and at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Spyros holds a PhD from ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2013) and a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece (2007).

We invite you to join us in this quarter’s Stanford SmartGrid Seminar. The theme of the seminar series is on smart grids and energy systems, scheduled to be held on Thursdays at 1:30, with speakers from academic institutions and industry.

This seminar is offered as a 1 unit seminar course, CEE 272T/EE292T for interested students. The course can be repeated for credit.