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Monday, June 25
7:00am - 4:30pmRegistrationMidway Room 
8:30am - 10:00amTutorial 1: Empower A Billion Lives - Understanding Principles of Energy Access

Deepak Divan and Szilard Liptak

Georgia Institute of Technology

University Suite D & E 
10:00am - 10:15amCoffee BreakLakeshore I & II 
10:15am - 11:45amTutorial 2a: Control for Grid-Friendly Power Converter Systems

Yongheng Yang, Aalborg University

Yi Tang, Nanyang Technological University

University Suite D

Tutorial 2b: Discrete Controller Design and Validation for Grid Connected Smart InvertersHumberto Pinheiro, Federal University of Santa MariaUniversity Suite E 
11:45am - 1:15pmLunch BreakLakeshore III & IV 
1:15pm - 2:45pmTutorial 3a: Real-Time Power Electronic Models for Grid-Connected Solar PV and Microgrids in PLECS RT BoxVitalik Ablaev, Plexim, Inc.University Suite D 

Tutorial 3b: Non-Communication Coordinative Control of Control of Distributed Energy Source ConvertersJinjun Liu, Xi'an Jiatong UniversityUniversity Suite E 
2:45pm - 3:00pmCoffee BreakLakeshore I & II  
3:00pm - 4:30pmTutorial 4a: Time Domain Evaluation of Power Quality for Grid-Tied InvertersAlexander Ruderman, Nazarbayev UniversityUniversity Suite D 

Tutorial 4b: Optimization Techniques for Solar Power PlantsMartin Ordonez and Franciso Paz, University of British ColumbiaUniversity Suite E
5:00pm - 7:00pmSenior Design Posters
Lab Tours
Evening Reception
UNC Charlotte EPIC
Tuesday, June 26
7:00am - 4:00pmRegistrationMidway Room 
7:00am - 8:00amOral Presenter's BreakfastUniversity Suites B & C
8:00am - 8:30amWelcome AddressesMartin Ordonez, Denizar Martins, Johan Enslin, Dean Robert JohnsonLakeshore III & IV 
8:30am - 9:10amKeynote: Bridging the Worlds of Power Electronics, Distributed Generation, and the Planning and Operations of the Electric GridSam Holeman, Duke EnergyLakeshore III & IV 
9:10am - 9:40amKeynote: The Importance of Power Electronics in the Modern Power SystemGeorgios Demetriades, ABBLakeshore III & IV 
9:30am - 4:30pmSponsor ExhibitionLakeshore I & II and Lobby
9:40am - 10:10amCoffee BreakLakeshore I & II  
10:10am - 11:30am

Paper Sessions 


Lakeshore III & IVUniversity Suites D & E 
11:30am - 1:30pmLunch BreakLakeshore III & IV  
1:30pm - 2:50pmPaper Sessions
Lakeshore III & IVUniversity Suites D & E 
2:50pm - 3:20pmCoffee BreakLakeshore I & II  
3:30pm - 4:20pmPaper SessionsLakeshore III & IVUniversity Suites D & E 
6:00pm - 10:00pmNASCAR Banquet DinnerSponsored by Duke EnergyNASCAR Hall of Fame
Wednesday, June 27
7:00am - 6:00pmRegistrationMidway Room 
7:00am - 8:00amOral Presenter's BreakfastUniversity Suites B & C
8:00am - 8:30amKeynote: Latest Semiconductor Devices and Technologies for High-Efficiency Power ElectronicsTaku Takaku, Fuji Electric Co. Ltd.Lakeshore III & IV 
8:30am - 9:00amKeynote: Smart Inverters fror Distributed Resources: 1980 to 2018 Tom Key, EPRILakeshore III & IV 
9:00am - 09:30amInvited Presentation: Power Electronics and Distributed Control for the Future GridDeepak Divan, Georgia TechLakeshore III & IV 
9:30am - 10:00amInvited Presentation: Power Electronics for Utility Grid Edge ApplicationsGary Rackliffe, ABBLakeshore III & IV 
9:30am - 4:30pmSponsor ExhibitionLakeshore I & II and Lobby
10:00am - 10:15amCoffee BreakLakeshore I & II  
10:15am - 10:45amIndustry Presentation: Lessons Learned from Implementing Duke Energy's Mount Holly MicrogridTom Fenimore, Duke EnergyUniversity Suite D 

Industry Presentation: Using Hardware In the Loop (HIL) Technology for Microgrid Lifecycle EngineeringMatt Baker, TyphoonUniversity Suite E 

Industry Presentation: Wide-Bandgap Power Electronics for High-Penetration Distributed GenerationAllen Hefner, DOE/NISTLakeshore III & IV 
10:45am - 11:05amIndustry Presentation: Current Status and Future Perspectives of Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Devices and Applications Jon Zhang, PowerAmerica InstituteLakeshore III & IV 
10:45am - 11:05amIndustry Presentation: Application and Optimization of Real Time Simulators for Distributed Generation SchemesChristian Jegues, RTDS Technologies, Inc.University Suite E 
10:45 am - 12:05 pmPaper SessionsLakeshore III & IVUniversity Suites D & E 
11:05am - 11:25amIndustry Presentation: Potential Applications of SiC MOSFETs in Electric Power Distribution Systems Juan Balda, University of ArkansasLakeshore III & IV 
11:25am - 12:05pmPaper SessionsLakeshore III & IVUniversity Suites D & E 
12:05pm - 1:30pmLunchLakeshore III & IV 
1:30pm - 2:50pmPaper SessionsLakeshore III & IVUniversity Suites D & E 
2:50pm - 3:20pmCoffee BreakLakeshore I & II  
3:20pm - 4:40pmPaper SessionsLakeshore III & IVUniversity Suites D & E 
6:00pm - 9:00pmStudent Poster Session
Social and Networking Event
Co-Sponsored by PELS Young ProfessionalsLakeshore I & II, Foyer 
Thursday, June 28
7:00am - 10:00amRegistrationMidway Room 
7:00am - 8:00amOral Presenter's Breakfast University Suites B & C
8:00am - 8:30amKeynote: DC Technology for Utility Grids and E-mobility - Best Friends in a Clean CO2 Neutral FuturePeter Luerkens, RWTH Aachen UniversityLakeshore III & IV 
8:45am - 9:15amKeynote: Real-Time Digital Simulator - An Indispensable Testing Tool for Deployment of Grid Modernization TechnologiesOm Nayak, Nayak CorporationLakeshore III & IV 
9:15am - 2:30pmSponsor Exhibition
9:15am - 9:45amCoffee BreakLakeshore I & II  
9:45am - 10:15amInvited Speaker: Power Distribution System Modernization with Power Electonics and Integrated RenewablesIqbal Husain, North Carolina State UniversityUniversity Suite D
9:45am - 10:15amInvited Speaker: The Day of Reckoning with Solar Power - What did we learn from the 2017 solar eclipse that is shaping future research at EPIC?Mike Mazzola, UNC Charlotte EPICUniversity Suite E 
9:45am - 11:15amIndustry Panel Session: Operating at The Grid's Edge and BeyondModerator, David Doctor, E4 CarolinasLakeshore III & IV 
10:15am - 11:35amPaper Sessions
11:35pm - 2:30pmAwards LunchSponsored by ABBLakeshore III & IV 
Closing SessionChair, Johan Enslin, Clemson UniversityLakeshore III & IV 
Closing Keynote: A Brief History of a Sag Generator on SteroidsRandy Collins, Clemson UniversityLakeshore III & IV 
Chair of PEDG 2019Jinjun Liu, Xi'an Jiatong University Lakeshore III & IV