Enabling Advanced Power Electronics Technologies

Sandia National Laboratories is hosting the “Enabling Advanced Power Electronics Technologies for the Next Generation Electric Utility Grid” workshop at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town July 17-18. Participants from government agencies, national laboratories, industry, and universities will meet to gain a broader understanding of power electronics R&D needs—from materials to systems—for the next generation electric utility grid. The workshop includes the following sessions:

  • Session 1: What does the electric utility grid look like if power electronics is readily available?
  • Session 2: What is the state-of-the-art of power electronics today?
  • Session 3: What components are needed to achieve the outcome of Session 1?
  • Session 4: What power electronics topologies are needed to achieve the outcome of Session 1?
  • Session 5: What is the role of power electronics to make the grid smarter?
  • Session 6: What is the role of grid power electronics in regards to economics, standards, and safety considerations?

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