AIChE Workshop on Smart Grid for the Chemical Process Industry
September 25-27, 2013
Evening – Welcoming Reception
Morning & Afternoon – Invited Speakers from Academia & Industry (single track)
Evening – Dinner with Keynote Speaker
Morning – Breakout Sessions & Panel Discussion
Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy
Afternoon – Smart Grid Tutorial (part of the Great Lakes Symposium program)
The detailed technical program is actively being developed by the programming committee and will contain a mix of application and algorithm focused presentations.
Application focused presentations are expected in the following areas:
- Industrial processes that consume large amounts of non-electric energy, but can be converted to flexibly use electricity.
- Conversion of process utilities from steam based to flexible steam/electric based.
- Case study experience with real-time electricity prices and power system operators (ISOs and RTOs).
- Case study experience with co-generation facilities
- Massive energy storage technologies, especially high temperature thermal.
- Industrial processes that are large electricity consumers, but can be made flexible through material storage.
- Non-industrial process, but with smart grid coordination (Smart Buildings, Smart Homes, EV to Grid, Generation Dispatch)
Algorithm focused presentations are expected in the following areas:
- Development of operating policies that respond to electricity prices.
- Methods to calculate reductions in operating cost due to demand response operating policies.
- Estimation of additional equipment fatigue resulting from cyclic operation.
- Optimal design of demand responsive processes, with the objective of minimizing total annualized costs
- Methods to assess risk associated with the uncertainty of future energy market characteristics and governmental policies.