IEEE ET&D 2017

IEEE ET&D 2017
November 7-9, 2017
Aalborg, Denmark
Professor Divan was an invited speaker.

Power electronics is changing from a technology that enables renewable generation and energy-efficiency improvement to the foundational technology for grid modernization. Electronic power transmission and distribution power grids are being envisioned in the near future.

The workshop, jointly sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), is organized by Aalborg University, Denmark. This year’s event will be focused on industry, consisting of 3 Executive sessions, 5 Industry Panel sessions, and 2 Technical E-poster sessions, with over 80 presentations from government, industry, and academia. A tutorial on IEEE Std. 1547 for interconnecting distributed energy resources with electric power systems, and a technical tour on 1.7 GW (LCC- and MMC-) HVDC station will be provided. All presentations will be archived in the IEEE PELS and PES Resource Centers.
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ARPA-E ENERGY INNOVATION SUMMIT

ARPA-E ENERGY INNOVATION SUMMIT
February 27 – March 1, 2017
Washington, D.C.

ARPA-E held its eighth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 27 – March 1, 2017 at the Gaylord Convention Center, right outside of Washington, D.C.

Attendees heard from top leaders, policy and business experts, including Lynn Good, chairman, president and CEO of Duke Energy; L. Rafael Reif, president of MIT; Ajay Royan, co-founder and Managing General Partner of Mithril Capital Management; Thomas Siebel, founder, chairman and CEO of C3 IoT; Thomas Hager, author of The Alchemy of Air; and Saul Griffith, founder and CEO of Otherlab.

Each year at the Summit, ARPA-E Program Directors and Fellows give a “Fast Pitch” – a rapid-paced succession of exciting current program concepts as well as some completely new, “out-of-the-box” ideas.

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2017 Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT)

2017 Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT)
October 24-26, 2017
Singapore
Professor Divan attended as a Plenary Speaker.

The Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT) as a part of Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) is held in conjunction with Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW 2017) and will cooperate with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) to bring together the world leading experts to present emerging topics on energy, power, and transportation electrification.
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ARPA-E: Novel Power Electronic Systems Enabled by Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors

Novel Power Electronic Systems Enabled by Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors
September 13, 2016
Washington, D.C.

ARPA-E hosted a workshop entitled “Novel Power Electronic Systems Enabled by Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors” on September 13, 2016 in the Washington, D.C. area. The workshop convened leading experts in power electronics, power systems, circuit design, wide bandgap materials, semiconductor devices, packaging and module design, and end use applications to identify innovative research paths forward for the development of disruptive advanced circuit topologies that lead to higher efficiency, more reliable, reduced size and weight, and lower cost devices and/or system architectures.
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2016 First International Conference on Sustainable Green Buildings and Communities (SGBC)

2016 First International Conference on Sustainable Green Buildings and Communities (SGBC)
December 18 – 20, 2016
Chennai, India
Professor Divan was an invited speaker for this conference.

Use of DC electricity enhances system –wide efficiency and reduces the overall cost. DC and hybrid microgrids powered by distributed clean energy sources such as wind and solar systems can rapidly contribute to human development around the world. Electric vehicles powered with clean energy technologies have potential to dramatically impact the impending global climate changes.
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2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo

2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo
September 18 – 22, 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The 8th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (ECCE 2016), sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and the IEEE Industrial Application Society (IAS), was successfully held September 18-22, 2016 in Milwaukee, the heartland of North America’s electric drive and electrical equipment industry. As the world’s leading technical conference and exposition for energy conversion solutions, ECCE provides a unique opportunity to engineers, researchers, students, and other professionals from the broad spectrum of energy conversion for exchange of technical knowledge, networking, and exposure to the latest technology trends.
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Presentation 2016 – WEMPEC – Power Electronics Research

WEMPEC is an internationally renowned power electronics research and electric machines research group located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With the support of our 80+ corporate sponsors, our team of professors, graduate students, and international scholars work together to research and develop the newest technologies and techniques in electric machines, power electronics, actuators, sensors, drives, motion control, and drive applications.
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Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC22)

Low-Emissions Solutions Conference
November 13, 2017
Bonn, Germany

This three-day Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) is aimed at problem solving, brainstorming, and global co-creation to inform nations about the latest technology developments. It will bring together technical experts and world-leading scientists, engineers and innovators from business, academia, and cities, to share knowledge, exchange information, identify bottlenecks, discuss best practices, and prioritize future research in order to set common technological trajectories for a decarbonized economy as well as the transformations necessary in each sector.
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