FENS Seminars – Prof. Dr. Aydoğan Özdemir

12 January 2024
14:00 - 15:00
Fener Hall

Prof. Dr. Aydoğan Özdemir (İstanbul Technical University) will be the next guest of the KHAS Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences seminar series with his speech “The Resilience of Active Electric Power Distribution Systems” on Friday, January 12 at 2 PM in Fener Hall. The event is open to anyone interested.

Abstract: Power system reliability refers to the probability of the satisfactory provision of power and energy to meet load demands and the ability to withstand disturbances. It is related to lowimpact/high-frequency events and is generally measured by several interruption indices defined by relevant standards. Power system resilience is the ability to limit the extent, severity, and duration of system degradation following extreme (lowfrequency/high-impact) events. Initial resiliency concerns were generally focused on the transmission system. On the other hand, large-scale penetration of renewable energy resources and energy storage systems into the distribution grid has increased the role of electric distribution systems in the power delivery network. In this regard, planning and operation of distribution system resilience are getting more interest from utilities and researchers with the dramatically increasing number of natural extreme events (e.g., hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods) and man-made attacks (cyber and physical attacks). There are several efforts for developing control and operation methods and planning strategies to improve grid resilience against such events. This presentation aims to provide a detailed overview of active electric distribution system resilience, the classification, assessment, metrics for measuring resilience, possible methods for enabling resilience, and the associated challenges.

About the Speaker: Aydogan Ozdemir was born in Artvin, Turkey, in January 1957. He received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1980, 1982, and 1990, respectively. Besides 2.5 years of visiting Professorship at Texas A&M University, Texas-USA, he has spent all his academic life at the same university until his retirement on January 3, 2024. His research interests are electric power systems and high-voltage engineering, emphasizing asset management, reliability/resiliency analysis, intelligent method applications in power system modeling, simulation, analysis and control, and smart grids. He has published over 200 technical papers and conducted several national and international research projects. He is still a Technical Advisory Committee Member of the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation. He is a Member of the National Chamber of Turkish Electrical Engineering and a Senior Member of IEEE PES.

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