Smart Transmission Technologies


Chair: Peter W. Sauer (University of Illinois, USA)

Peter Sauer is Grainger Chair Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1969 to 1973, he was in the Air Force working on design and construction of airfield lighting and electrical distribution systems.  He obtained the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1974 and 1977 respectively.

From 1991 to 1992 he served as the Program Director for Power Systems at the National Science Foundation.  He is a cofounder of PowerWorld Corporation.  He is a cofounder of the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) and has served as the Illinois site director from 1996 to the present.  He served in the Air Force Civil Engineering reserves at Chanute AFB, Illinois and Scott AFB, Illinois until his retirement as a Lt. Col. in 1998.  He is currently the Grainger Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at Illinois.  He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. 


Panel Abstract

The development of a future-ready grid faces new challenges and those require smart solutions. How to realize the connection of offshore wind parks? What is the potential of power-to-gas in a smart grid? How to monitor and control wide area power systems? What advantages arise with an integration of infrastructures? In this panel, experts from industry will discuss the usage of the gas system as flexibility provider for wind power production, large scale grid connection of offshore wind parks, integration of diverse infrastructures, and wide area power system monitoring and control.




Anders Hansen (Energinet, Denmark)


Fred Wendt (ILF Consulting Engineers, Germany)


Maren Kuschke (TU Berlin, Germany), Kai Strunz (TU Berlin, Germany), Jutta Hanson (TU Darmstadt, Germany), Dirk Westermann (TU Ilmenau, Germany), Martin Pokojski (Vattenfall and VDE, Germany)


Jean-Baptiste Heyberger (RTE, France)


Patrick McNabb (Psymetrix, UK)