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2nd Workshop on Control of Complex Systems: Distributed and Hierarchical Control for Power Grids

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 7 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 7 a.m. – 4:20 p.m.
World Trade Center Portland
Portland, Oregon

About the workshop

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The 2nd Workshop on Control of Complex Systems, and its focus on distributed and hierarchical control for power grids, promises to be a signature advanced controls event for researchers, regulators, policy makers, utility managers, system implementers, vendors, academics and others. Participants will identify obstacles to—and potential solutions for—unlocking the true potential of distributed and hierarchical power control systems. The workshop will foster a broad exchange of ideas and facilitate future partnerships. This two-day, invitation-only event is limited to a maximum of 70 participants.


The workshop's four technical sessions will focus on:

  • Transforming the Power Grid Through Customer Resource Engagement
  • Control Architecture: Framing the Future Grid
  • Test Beds for Modernizing the Electric Power Grid
  • Buildings as Intelligent and Reliable Grid Energy Resources.

The workshop is the second in a series hosted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Control of Complex Systems Initiative (CCSI), which is expanding advanced controls capabilities. The initiative is divided into three Focus Areas: Theory, Tools, and Test Beds, and is developing capabilities for large infrastructures, including but not limited to the electric power grid and commercial buildings.