Speaker: Austin Tuttle
Title: How to optimize a power grid
Abstract: There are more choices for a career than data scientist!
I will talk about what it is like to work as a software developer, my experience in industry, and how I got here.
Power systems are getting increasingly complex (distributed generation, more interconnections) and automated(more measurements and remote controls). Sifting through all this new data is a very complex problem and with the large diversity of power systems around the world there are many problems that can arise.
We will discuss some of the mathematics that shows up when managing a power grid. And discuss several problems that we solve. At a high level these relate to:
1. How do you provide situation awareness to a grid operator
2. Can you efficiently detect violations and resolve them with minimal intervention
3. Utilize grid components to minimize power losses while maintaining grid stability
4. Detect an outage, restore customers, locate the cause, and dispatch crews.