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 SessionJessica Bian (Georgia Tech/IEEE PES HQ)
Jorge Lafitte (ISGT 2021 Chair)
Rafael Flores (ISGT 2021 Technical Program Chair)
Broadcast of pre-recorded
09:30 – 10:30Keynote Talk 1The 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
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)
Geovanny Pardo Salazar (Regulation Specialist at Agency for the Regulation and Control of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources - ARCERNNR)
Fabiola Sena (CEO & Founder of FSET)

Moderator: Gonzalo Tamayo (Research and professor UP, PUCP and UPC)
Live | Q&A Live
12:15 – 12:45Seminar 1Power Grid Technologies as enabler for the Transition Towards a Sustainable Society Lina Bertling (Professor at KTH – The Royal Institute of Technology)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
12:45 – 13:15Seminar 2How 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 3Pending to be definedJennifer Mejía (Project Manager at Enel Green Power)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
14:15 - 15:45Tutorial 1Energy Storage Applications in USA and Latin America: 2021 updateDavid Elizondo (VP Business Development and International Opeations of Quanta Technology)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
15:45 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 16:30Seminar 4Security 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 5Energy Transformation and Smart GridsRik de Buyserie (CEO ENGIE Energía Perú / Country Manager ENGIE Peru)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
17:00 - 17:30Seminar 6Smart 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 - 18:00
18:00 - 18:30
18:30 - 19:00Hospitality
Session 1
Protect your OT infrastructure Against Modern CybertattacksFORTINETPresentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
19:00 - 19:30Virtual Happy Hour

Day 2 : Thursday - 16 September 2021

TIME (GMT-5)

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TOPIC

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09:30 - 10:30Paper Session08 papers in paralel every 15 minutesPresentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 12:15Second Plenary
Panel Session
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 7The 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 8Digitizing the Smart GridAlexander Apostolov (Principal Engineer for OMICRON electronics)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
13:15 - 13:45Break
13:45 - 14:15Seminar 9Next Generation Advanced Energy and Distribution Management Systems (AEMS/ADMS)David Caceres (Executive Consultant at ESTA International)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
14:15 - 15:45Tutorial 2Modeling 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 Session08 papers in paralel every 15 minutesPresentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
17:00 – 18:00Keynote Talk 2Texas 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 10The 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
Pending to be definedPresentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live

Day 3 : Friday - 17 September 2021

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09:30 – 10:30Keynote Talk 3From 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
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)

Moderator: Hans Candia (Vice President for the Energy Sector at Quanta Service Latin America)
Live | Q&A Live
12:15 – 12:45Seminar 11NERC-CIP and Advancing Cyber-Security MaturityChristopher Blauvelt (Global Enablement Engineer - Operational Technology at Fortinet)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
12:45 – 13:15Seminar 12Future 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 13Half-Wavelength Transmission System: Is it a feasible alternative for a very long transmission trunkCristina Tavares (Associate Professor at the University of Campinas)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
14:15 - 15:45Tutorial 3Smart Grid in Substations - Process Bus DigitizationEduardo Palma (Regional Technical Manager LatinAmerica at SEL)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
15:45 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:00Paper Session08 papers in paralel
every 15 minutes
Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
17:00 - 18:00Paper Session08 papers in paralel
every 15 minutes
Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
18:00 - 18:30Seminar 14Wild Fire MitigationMazana Amstrong (Senior Manager at High Power Lab)Presentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
18:30 - 19:00Hospitality
Session 3
Pending to be definedPresentations pre-recorded | Q&A Live
19:00 - 19:30End of ConferenceLive