TUTORIAL T1: “Energy Storage”

Speaker: David Elizondo, PhD, Vice President, Global Business Development & International Operations, QUANTA TECHNOLOGY.

Short Bio: Dr. David Elizondo has more than 25 years of electric power systems experience, integration of renewable energy into the electric power system and has extensive utility-based project experience with key analysis tools such as PSS/E, PSLF, Power Factory, Power World and ETMSP. Dr. Elizondo works in the transmission team within Quanta Technology and is responsible of managing and conducting studies for interconnections of diverse types of generation into the electric power grid.

Abstract: Application of energy storage technologies in planning, and operations control of electric power systems. The tutorial begins with a review of the background and history of energy storage technologies including a description of the main storage media currently in use. The potential of energy storage applications in the transmission, generation and control centers segments is presented in detail through a description of more than 15 energy storage projects already installed around the world. The tutorial also includes a review of the energy storage market for Latin America, as well as some specific applications that are being evaluated in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Chile. The tutorial presents the regulations that have been designed to stimulate energy storage in the United States of America as well as the current state of regulations in Latin America. The most beneficial applications for the electric power system are presented in detail, such as the use of energy storage to more effectively integrate renewable, solar and wind generation, investment deferral, and congestion relief. The tutorial ends with a review of the state-of-the-art software and hardware of battery-powered energy storage systems and the vision of the future.

TUTORIAL T2: “Optimal Dispatch of High-Penetration Renewable Energy Integrated Power System”

Speaker: Ruben Chaer/ Manager of Technical and National Load Dispatch - ADME and the developer team.

Short Bio: Ruben Antonio Chaer currently works at the Administración del Mercado Eléctrico (ADME) of the Uruguay as Techincal Manager and at the Instituto de Ingeniería Eléctrica (IIE) of the University of the República Oriental del Uruguay. Ruben does research in Electrical Engineering. Their current project is 'SimSEE'

Abstract: The Uruguayan system has incorporated 1500 MW of wind energy and 220 MW of solar energy. The installed capacity of solar plus wind power exceeds the daily peak of the system's Load in 70% of the days of the year. The programming of the optimal operation of the National Integrated System, therefore presents a challenge in that it is not known with certainty what resources will be available for the operation in the coming days.

The Electricity Market Administration (ADME) in cooperation with the Electrical Engineering Institute (IIE) has developed a set of tools, in open-source mode, that allow the calculation of optimal operating policies assimilating the forecasts of the different variabilities (hydro , wind, solar, demand).

In this tutorial, an introduction is made to the problem of optimal operation in a system with high variability in its resources and the tools developed for modeling such variabilities for generation and assimilation of forecasts. It shows how these tools are in operation in Uruguay and how, based on them, the information of the probabilistic dispatch of the following 168 hours is generated continuously every hour. This information has undoubtedly an important value for the operation. As an example that is useful to visualize the probability that the different plants are necessary, it allows estimating possible blocks of exportable energy and evaluating the risk associated with committing said blocks to a price. Another possible application would be to use the Spot price projection of the following hours to encourage the development of Responsive-Demands in the future. 

TUTORIAL T3: “Importance of Partial Discharge Measurement in Electromechanical Assets”

Speaker: Ing. Jorge Fernandez Daher, Director CIEA, President of the Power and Energy Chapter, IEEE PES Uruguay

Short Bio: Jorge Fernandez Daher, egresado de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de la República, Uruguay, en 1987, con el título de Ingeniero Industrial opción Electrónica. Cuenta con 40 años de actividad laboral, siempre relacionado con ensayos, mediciones e investigación y desarrollo en áreas de media y alta tensión. Su actividad principal ha sido y es el diagnóstico del equipamiento eléctrico de media y alta tensión. Ha tenido actividad normativa durante toda su actividad laboral participando en la confección de normas tanto a nivel local en Uruguay como internacional a través del IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). Desde 1987 ha tenido activa participación en diversas posiciones dentro del IEEE tanto a nivel local como internacional. Actualmente es presidente del Capítulo de Potencia e Instrumentación y Medidas en Uruguay, ha sido Presidente de Sección en Uruguay y presidente de la Instrumentation & Measurements Society del IEEE. Ha desarrollado actividad docente tanto en Uruguay como en diversos países de Latinoamérica (Chile, Perú, Bolivia, Argentina, Costa Rica, México, Guatemala y Panamá). Ha trabajado en diversas empresas del ramo eléctrico y actualmente es socio director de CIEA INGENIERIA ELECTRICA.

Abstract: Las instalaciones de alta tensión están sometidos a estrés de diversas fuentes a lo largo de toda su vida útil. Esto daña la aislación que es en la mayoría de los casos el punto débil del equipamiento. Existen varios métodos de diagnóstico dieléctrico que colaboran con el mantenimiento de la seguridad y la confiabilidad del funcionamiento de las instalaciones. La medición de descargas parciales es un método confiable y no invasivo que puede utilizarse en cualquier momento, ya sea con las instalaciones fuera de servicio como en servicio. La actividad de DP puede evaluarse a lo largo del tiempo para tomar decisiones estratégicas con respecto a la oportuna reparación o reemplazo de componentes afectados antes de que ocurra un interrupción inesperada y costosa. En este tutorial se demostrarán las diversas técnicas de detección de descargas parciales, se darán las nociones básicas del fenómeno y se mostrarán ejemplos en casos reales para un mejor entendimiento.


TUTORIAL T4: “Internet of things, Models, Protocols and Platforms”

Speaker:  Ing. Gustavo Giannattasio, MBA, PMP Senior Member de IEEE, IEEE Technology and Engineering Management  Society, Member of the Board. IoT Standardization committee. Smart Cities initiative P2784 editorial team.

Short Bio: Ing. Gustavo Giannattasio, MBA, PMP Senior Member de IEEE, Member of the Board of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society, Member of the Board. IEEE IoT Standardization committee. IEEE Smart Cities initiative P2784 editorial team. Invited expert to ITU U4SSC Smart Cities working group, IEEE TEMS Uruguay Chapter Chair, IEEE COMSOC Chapter Chair, Session Chair COMSOC WF5G , Session Chair ITU AI4G, Technical Program Chair IEEE International Smart Cities Conference Trento IT, Tutorial Chair International Smart Cities Conference Wuxi CN , Past IEEE region Latinamerica Director,

Abstract:Participants will have access to the development models and platforms and a technological update that includes protocols, communications with an emphasis on 5G and Low Power Wide Area. Information will be available on options to venture into various areas of application development. Some relevant protocols for IoT will be compared after the first part of detailed architectures. Novel Protocols like QUIC will be detailed and the importance of the DTLS protocol for IoT applications using UDP. Finally a chapter on IoT security and details the IOTA Architecture of Distributed Ledger for IoT Applications with examples on the electric market and Industry 4.0 will be presented.

TUTORIAL T5: “Introduction to Blockchain”

Speaker: Ing. Ignacio Varese. Co-founder de BlockFashion y Co-founder Uruguay Blockchain Summit UY

Short Bio: Ignacio Varese is a Computer Science Engineer, PMP with a Master of Business Administration (MBA). More than 20 years of experience in technology projects in Uruguay and in several Latin American countries. Co-founder of Blockbear Software Solutions, Co-founder of BlockFashion and Co-founder Uruguay Blockchain Summit UY.

Abstract: The course is taught by professionals in the sector with the aim of acquiring knowledge of the fundamentals of Blockchain, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, in turn knowing in depth Blockchain technology and the different existing platforms and learning Smart Contracts and their applications. Examples of use cases in different industries will be seen.

TUTORIAL T6: “Transformers for HVDC”

Speaker: Ing. Alvaro Portillo Laurino, Independent Consultant in Transformers

Short Bio:Álvaro Portillo (M'84–SM'01) was born in Uruguay in 1954. He received the graduate degree in electrical engineering from the Uruguay University, Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1979. He was with the Uruguayan electrical utility (UTE), up to 1985, in activities related with transformers acceptance, installation and maintenance. From 1985 to 1999, he was with MAK (Uruguayan manufacturer of transformers); from 2000 to 2007, he was a Consultant with TRAFO (Brazilian manufacturer of transformers); and since 2007, he has been a Consultant in software tools development for transformer design with WEG (Brazilian manufacturer of transformers). Since 1977, he has been a Professor at the Uruguayan Republic University, Uruguay, now responsible for all postgraduation courses about transformers. He also works as a consultant of electric utilities in the elaboration of technical specifications and design review of power transformers. He is a Task Force Leader within CIGRE JWG A2/C4.52. 

Abstract: The converters transformers are an integral part of HVDC power systems. More a more are used around the world HVDC systems for the energy transmission in long distances, back-to-back stations to frequency conversion, and networks with long submarine cables. In these systems the converter transformers are one of the most expensive and most critical pieces.
The design of converter transformers presents a lot of challenges compared with conventional transformers and converter transformers present a high failure rate in service.
The coexistence of high AC and DC voltages put specific requirements on the dielectric insulation design of this type of transformers.

The short-circuit design is critical in the case of a failure in the thyristors of the converter and the thermal design and hot-spot determination require detailed thermal-hydraulic models.
Also, non-sinusoidal currents give rise to additional losses which are to be considered. The non-sinusoidal currents that flows in the windings present greater demands than the usual ones in the on-load tap-changer that must be considered in their design and selection.
The dielectric connection from the valve windings to the HVDC bushings, that connect the transformer with the converter, are highly complex and are developed and tested one by one for each different design.
From the manufacturing point of view the drying and impregnation of pressboard barriers between windings is of paramount importance to avoid partial discharges.
Finally, the testing also presents a lot of particularities including a lot of tests to probe the DC dielectric withstand of the transformer insulation structure that require very special test equipments.

TUTORIAL : “Risk Assessment in Active Distribution Network Planning”

Speaker:Dr. Ing. Mauricio E. Samper, PhD in Electrical Engineering, Senior Member IEEE.

Short Bio: Associate Researcher, Professor and Consultant at the Institute of Electrical Energy (IEE), UNSJ – CONICET, Argentina. Chair of the “Smart Distribution Grid” R+D+I Group and the “Caucete Smart Grid” Project at IEE. www.iee-unsjconicet.org/reid

Abstract: The challenges of planning active distribution grids will be presented, taking into account the uncertainties of distribution energy resources as well as some modern techniques for risk assessing. They will be seen from a conceptual point of view and with some practical application cases