Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Bexell 322

Speaker Information

Anurag K Srivastava
Director, Smart Grid Demonstration and Research Investigation Lab (SGDRIL)
Assistant Professor, The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Washington State University


With the ongoing investments in the smarter electric grid, several new algorithms and devices have been developed and being implemented. Adoptions of microgrid, distribution automation and demand response are critical smart grid technologies, which lead to active distribution systems. Smart meters devices, smart switches and coordinated volt/var control helps in realizing higher efficiency and reliability of distribution system as well as in enabling number of new applications. Microgrid helps in increased penetration of renewable distributed energy sources and high reliability. This talk will present research activities related to distribution automation, microgrid control and related specific applications.

Speaker Bio

Anurag K. Srivastava is working as an Assistant Professor of electric power engineering and director of the Smart Grid Demonstration and Research Investigation Lab (SGDRIL) within Energy System Innovation Center (ESIC) at Washington State University since August 2010. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA in 2005. In the past, he worked as Assistant Research Professor at Mississippi State University during 2005-2010, as Senior Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India and as Research Fellow at Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. His research interest includes power system operation and control using smart grid data. Dr. Srivastava is a senior member of the IEEE, past-chair of the IEEE PES career promotion subcommittee, chair of the IEEE PES student activities and co-chair of the microgrid working group within IEEE power and energy society. He is also past co-chair of the IEEE synchrophasor conformity assessment committee. He is the recipient of the best paper award form the IEEE industry application society and is working closely with number of electric power companies. Dr. Srivastava is an associate editor of the IEEE transactions on smart grid, IEEE distinguished lecturer and author of more than hundred technical publications including a book on power system security.