Santiago 2013 Symposium on Microgrids


The Santiago 2013 Symposium on Microgrids took place in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday & Thursday, 11 & 12 September 2013.

The purpose of the symposium is to exchange information internationally on the current state of research on microgrids and to identify key technical, economic, and policy issues that should be addressed by future work.

The presentations are linked in the agenda below, or as a zip file at the bottom of the page.
The final attendee list can also be downloaded here or via PDF at the bottom of the page.

Monday & Tuesday, 9 & 10 September
08:00 – 18:30 IEEE ChileCon 2013 (same hotel)
Wednesday 11 September: Morning Session, San Cristobal Ballroom A+B
08:00 – 09:00 registration & continental breakfast (San Cristobal C)
09:00 – 09:15 Maria Paz de la Cruz, Chilean Renewable Energy Centre
Welcome to Santiago
09:15 – 09:30 Chris Marnay (symposium chair), Berkeley Lab ;
Johan Driesen (deputy symposium chair), Catholic University, Leuven
The Microgrid Symposium Tradition
Americas 1 – Chair: Rodrigo Palma, University of Chile
(deputy chair: Guillermo Jimenez)
09:30 – 09:50 Guillermo Jimenez, University of Chile
Survey of Microgrid R&D in Latin America
09:50 – 10:00 discussion
10:00 – 10:20 Antonio Sarasua, National University of San Juan, Argentina
Battery Model for Microgrid Studies
10:20 – 10:30 discussion
10:30 – 11:00 break (San Cristobal C) *please take this time to view the posters
11:00 – 11:20 Nicanor Quijano, University of the Andes, Colombia
SILICE: A Colombian Smart Microgrid Pilot
11:20 – 11:30 discussion
11:30 – 11:50 Nelson Stevens, Wireless Energy Chile
Wireless Energy: A Microgrid Electric Utility Service
11:50 – 12:00 discussion
backup speaker Franco Fernando Yanine, Catholic University of Chile
Homeostatic Control of Microgrids
12:00 – 13:30 lunch in Quijote Ball Room
Wednesday 11 September: Afternoon Session
Americas 2 – Chair: Jim Cale, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
(deputy chair: Reza Iravani)
13:30 – 13:50 Jim Reilly, Reilly Associates
U.S. Smart Grid Program
13:50 – 14:00 discussion
14:00 – 14:20 Lisa Dignard-Bailey, Natural Resources Canada
Status of Microgrid R&D in Canada
14:20 – 14:30 discussion
14:30 – 14:50 Bobby Sagoo, GE
Holistic Energy Management for Urban Microgrids
14:50 – 15:00 discussion
15:00 – 15:20 Anurag Srivastava, Washington State University
The WSU Microgrid
15:20 – 15:30 discussion
backup speaker Jim Cale, NREL
Energy Systems Integration Facility
backup speaker Chris Marnay, Berkeley Lab
LA Air Force Base V2G Pilot Project
15:30 – 15:45 group photo shoot at the hotel pool
15:45 – 16:00 Break (San Cristobal C) *please take this time to view the posters
Europe – Chair: Miky Albu, Politehnica U. Bucharest
(deputy chair: Stathis Tselepis)
16:00 – 16:20 Nikos Hatziargyriou, ETP on Smartgrids
Overview of European Smartgrids Initiatives
16:20 – 16:30 discussion
16:30 – 16:50 Gonçalo Mendes, Instituo Superior Tecnico
Microgrid Adoption Scenarios
16:50 – 17:00 discussion
17:00 – 17:20 Alexandre Oudalov, ABB
New Technologies for Microgrid Protection
17:20 – 17:30 discussion
17:30 – 17:50 Vincenzo Antonucci, ITAE
CNR-ITAE Microgrid Research
17:50 – 18:00 discussion
18:00 – 18:20 Olimpo Anaya-Lara, Strathclyde University
Microgrid Research Lessons for Future Smart Grids
18:20 – 18:30 discussion
backup speaker Angel Diaz, Tecnalia
Microgrid Opportunities within Spain’s Smart Grid Initiatives
20:30 Dinner in Sheraton Restaurant