ISGT-LA 2021 Schedule

The schedule for the overall program consists of the keynotes, tutorials, seminars and plenary sessions as well as technical paper presentations.
– The virtual conference format will be that the tutorial and seminar presentations will be prerecorded, along with live Q&A sessions.
– The plenary and keynote presentations, including the Q&A, will be live.

Day 1 : Wednesday - 15 September 2021

TIME (GMT-5)

PRESENTATION TITLE

TOPIC

SPEAKER

MODE

09:00 – 09:30Opening Session
[OPE_001]
Jessica Bian (PES President-Elect)
Jorge Lafitte (ISGT LA 2021 Chair)
Rafael Flores (ISGT LA 2021 Technical Program Chair)
Broadcast of pre-recorded
09:30 – 10:30Keynote Talk 1
[KEY_001]
The Grid Modernization Initiative: Resilient Distribution Systems Portfolio ReviewDamir Novosel (President and founder of Quanta Technology)Live | Q&A Live
10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 12:15First Plenary
Panel Session
[PLE_001]
Electrical markets and regulatory challenges for Smart Grid Growth in Latin America
Panelist:
Jaime Mendoza (Chairman in the Supervisory Organization for Investment in Energy and Mines - Osinergmin)
José Fernando Prada (Expert Commissioner, Energy and Gas Regulatory Commission of Colombia - CREG)
Fabiola Sena (CEO & Founder of FSET)

Moderator: Gonzalo Tamayo (Research and professor UP, PUCP and UPC)
Live | Q&A Live
12:15 – 12:45Seminar 1
[SEM_001]
Power Grid Technologies as enabler for the Transition Towards a Sustainable SocietyLina Bertling (Professor at KTH – The Royal Institute of Technology)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
12:45 – 13:15Seminar 2
[SEM_002]
How renewables and HVDC transmission is evolving in the Brazilian Interconnected Power System - The challenges aheadGlauco Taranto (Professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
13:15 - 13:45Break
13:45 - 14:15Seminar 3
[SEM_003]
PV Plants & Fundamentals of Smart GridsJennifer Mejía (Project Manager at Enel Green Power)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
14:15 - 15:45Tutorial 1
[TUT_001]
Aplication of Energy Storage Technologies in Planning, Operations and Control of Electric Power Systems - An International PerspectiveDavid Elizondo (VP Business Development and International Opeations of Quanta Technology)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
15:45 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 16:30Seminar 4
[SEM_004]
Security Perspectives for the North American Bulk Power System – Emerging Focus AreasHugo Perez (Manager of North American Relations at NERC) & Ryan D. Quint (Senior Manager of BPS Security and Grid Transformation at NERC)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
16:30 - 17:00Seminar 5
[SEM_005]
Energy Transition and Smart GridsRik de Buyserie (CEO ENGIE Energía Perú / Country Manager ENGIE Peru)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
17:00 - 17:30Seminar 6
[SEM_006]
Smart Meter-Driven Approaches for PV-Rich Low Voltage Network Modelling, Operation and PlanningLuis Ochoa (Professor at University of Melbourne and University of Manchester)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
17:30 - 18:00Seminar A
[SEM_00A]
Grid Edge Technologies, new brains for the world biggest machineCarlos Gil (Regional Software Portfolio Lead - Smart Infrastructure at SIEMENS)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
18:00 - 18:30Seminar B
[SEM_00B]
Climate Change and Electric Power System Resilience PlanningShay Bahramirad (Vice President of Climate and Resilience at Quanta Technology)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
18:30 - 19:00Hospitality
Session 1
[HOSP_001]
Protect your OT infrastructure Against Modern CybertattacksRoberto Suzuki (Business Development Manager at FORTINET)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
19:00 - 19:30Virtual Happy Hour

Day 2 : Thursday - 16 September 2021

TIME (GMT-5)

PRESENTATION TITLE

TOPIC

SPEAKER

MODE

09:30 - 10:30Paper Session 1
[PS1]
08 papers in paralel every 15 minutes
(view details)
Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 12:15Second Plenary
Panel Session
[PLE_002]
Best practices for bulk Energy Storage Integration in Power System
Panelist:
Jaime Castillo (Specialist Operation Programming at XM SA)
César Butron (Executive President of the National Grid Operator - COES)
Miguel Morales (Power System Analyst of the El Salvador’s independent system operator)
Babu Chalamala (Manager of the Energy Storage Technology and Systems Department at Sandia National Laboratories)

Moderator: Juan Carlos Montero (Coordinator of Electrical Operational Planning of the National Electricity Control Center of Costa Rica - CENCE)
Live | Q&A Live
12:15 – 12:45Seminar 7
[SEM_007]
The Benefits and Costs of Decarbonizing the Energy Sector in developing countries: The case of Costa Rica and PerúJairo Quiros (Director of the Energy Systems Department at the School of Electrical Engineering of the University of Costa Rica)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
12:45 – 13:15Seminar 8
[SEM_008]
Digitizing the Smart GridAlexander Apostolov (Principal Engineer for OMICRON electronics)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
13:15 - 13:45Break
13:45 - 14:15Seminar 9
[SEM_009]
Next Generation Advanced Energy and Distribution Management Systems (EMS/ADMS)David Caceres (Executive Consultant at ESTA International)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
14:15 - 15:45Tutorial 2
[TUT_002]
Modeling and Simulation to Support the Resiliency of the Electric Grid with RenewablesFrancisco Gonzalez-Longatt (Professor in Electrical Power Engineering at University of South-Eastern Norway)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
15:45 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:00Paper Session 2
[PS2]
08 papers in paralel every 15 minutes
(view details)
Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
17:00 – 18:00Keynote Talk 2
[KEY_002]
Texas Power Grid under Extreme WeatherRoss Baldick (Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin)Live | Q&A Live
18:00 - 18:30Seminar 10
[SEM_010]
The Role of Electric Transmission in the Energy TransitionRamon Leon (Program Manager of the Intelligent Energy Management initiative at ISA)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
18:30 - 19:00Hospitality
Session 2
[HOSP_002]
WAMPAC: A Real Time Solution for Contingencies in Electrical SystemsJosé Sánchez (Technical Support in Digital Grid at SIEMENS)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live

Day 3 : Friday - 17 September 2021

TIME (GMT-5)

PRESENTATION TITLE

TOPIC

SPEAKER

MODE

09:30 – 10:30Keynote Talk 3
[KEY_003]
From state estimation to system awareness in the era of Smart GridsVladimiro Miranda (President of INESC P&D Brasil)Live | Q&A Live
10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 12:15Third Plenary
Panel Session
[PLE_003]
New Technologies Impact on Smart Grids
Panelist:
Alejandro Duque (Lead Power System Analytics Engineer at Smart Wires Inc.)
Gustavo Valverde (Professor in Power Systems at the University of Costa Rica)
Farid Katiraei (Vice President and Head of Advanced Technology Integration Area at Quanta Technology)
Don Von Dollen (Senior Technical Executive at the Electric Power Research Institute)

Moderator: Hans Candia (Vice President for the Energy Sector at Quanta Service Latin America)
Live | Q&A Live
12:15 – 12:45Seminar 11
[SEM_011]
NERC-CIP and Advancing Cyber-Security MaturityChristopher Blauvelt (Global Enablement Engineer - Operational Technology at Fortinet)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
12:45 – 13:15Seminar 12
[SEM_012]
Future Smart Grid in Chile: Study and AnalysisEduardo Morales (Head of Product Development of Cybersecurity Corp of the VP Corporations at Entel S.A.)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
13:15 - 13:45Break
13:45 - 14:15Seminar 13
[SEM_013]
Single-Phase Auto-Reclosing AlgorithmCristina Tavares (Associate Professor at the University of Campinas)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
14:15 - 15:45Tutorial 3
[TUT_003]
Smart Grid in Substation - Process Bus DigitizationEduardo Palma (Regional Technical Manager LatinAmerica at SEL)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
15:45 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:00Paper Session 3
[PS3]
08 papers in paralel
every 15 minutes
(view details)
Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
17:00 - 18:00Paper Session 4
[PS4]
08 papers in paralel
every 15 minutes
(view details)
Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
18:00 - 18:30Seminar 14
[SEM_014]
Role of Sensors in Condition Based Asset Management and Wildfire MitigationMazana Amstrong (Principal Engineer and Senior Manager of the High Power Lab at Powertech) & Vidya Vankayala (Director of Grid Modernization at Powertech)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
18:30 - 19:00Hospitality
Session 3
[HOSP_003]
Opportunities for Involvement in the Power and Energy SectorSimay Akar (Chief Commercial Officer & Co-Founder at Innoses & IEEE PES YP Chair)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
19:00 - 19:30End of ConferenceLive