LBNL's microgrid team participated in this year's edition of the Northwest Energy Systems Symposium, where both Dr. Gonçalo Cardoso and Dr. Miguel Heleno attended as invited speakers.
The Northwest Energy Systems Symposium is organized every two years by the Seattle chapter of IEEE PES, and the 2018 edition took place at the University of Washington during April 4 and 5. This event was attended by roughly 130 engineers, utility representatives, researchers, and energy experts.
LBNL presented its work on optimal microgrid sizing, focusing on applications such as remote off-grid community microgrids, or the use of retail rates to support resiliency and reliability targets in distribution grid planning. In addition, LBNL presented its on-going work on the development of supervisory microgrid control algorithms, and different supporting models and methods.