IEEE Working Group on Big Data & Analytics for Transmission Systems
The Working Group on Big Data & Analytics for Transmission Systems belongs to the IEEE PES Subcommittee on Big Data & Analytics for Power Systems and is part of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES).
The energy demand is continuously growing as result of a more digital and technological Society and energy transitions are pushing towards more sustainable societies demanding for modern and carbon-free energy grids.
Implementing measures to fulfil the energy demand mainly based on green energy sources involves technical and economic challenges such as dependency on cross border exchange, the reinforcement of the existing transmission capacity and the need of flexibility by means of creating new interconnections with border countries. As a consequence, the transmission system is becoming vulnerable and operates closer to its boundary conditions, hence becoming more difficult to operate in real time. Consequently, utilities require higher degree of observability in the network from of advance measuring infrastructure in order to improve the decision making and situational awareness of the transmission system.
Under this context, big data analytic (data mining, artificial intelligence and machine learning) unfolds new opportunities to develop sophisticated online and offline dynamic security assessment tools, particularly in bulk power systems where transmission system operators are struggling to cope with expanding data flows and computational demands.
Mission and Scope
Our working group pursues several goals. The following points describe what we will do in the coming years:
- Achieve transfer of knowledge between different scientific communities to solve challenging power system problems and bridge the gap between these communities.
- Provide new guidelines in the handling and managing of transmission systems data.
- Create courses and trainings for industry and academia
- Provide a global open access database of PMU measurements
- Built an interconnection of laboratories for testing of algorithms
- Contribute with high quality reports and standards for handling data in transmission systems.
The following activities are planned for the upcoming years:
- Regular Working Meetings
- Panel Sessions and Tutorials in IEEE major Conferences
- Webinars about the topics of our expertise
- International Workshops
- Special Issues on journals
- Dedicated website to share open source data (e.g. PMU measurements)
- High quality technical reports
Upcoming Activities 2022
- June 1st, 2023: Second WG Meeting (Virtual)
- June 25-29, 2023: Panel Session: “The role of Big data and AI for the secure operation of transmission systems”, IEEE PowerTech
- July 17-20, 2023: Panel Session: “Application of Big Data and AI/ML in monitoring, operations, planning and protection”, IEEE PES GM
- July 18, 2023: Third WG Meeting at the IEEE PES GM
- September 25, 2023: DynPOWER 2023, The Oude Bibliothek, TU-Delft, Netherlands.
- October 27, 2023: Forth WG Meeting (Virtual)
- From January 2020 to December 2022, we were the IEEE Task Force on Application of Big Data Analytic on Transmission System Dynamic Security Assessment
|Marcos Netto||National Renewable Energy Laboratory||USA|
|Venkat Krishnan||National Renewable Energy Laboratory||USA|
|Yingchen Zhang||National Renewable Energy Laboratory||USA|
|Yoshihiko Susuki||Osaka Prefecture University||Japan|
|Simon Tindemans||TU Delft||Netherlands|
|Jose Luis Rueda Torres||TU Delft||Netherlands|
|Jochen Cremer||Imperial College London||UK|
|Federica Bellizio||Imperial College London||UK|
|Balarko Chaudhuri||Imperial College London||UK|
|Mingyang Sun||Zhejiang University||China|
|Yajun Wang||Dominion Energy||USA|
|Robert Eriksson||Svenska Kraftnät||Sweden|
|Mats Larsson||ABB Corportate Research||Switzerland|
|Hector Chavez||University of Santiago de Chile||Chile|
Documents, Links and Reports
The following documents are provided by our task force free of charge:
If you are interested in the work of this group and want to receive information about the upcoming activities, please contact any of the officers of the Task Force.
Officers of the Task Force
The management of the Task Force consists of an international team of four people.
- Chair: Dr. Rafael Segundo, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW)
- Vice-Chair: Prof. Yanli Liu, Tianjin University
- Secretary: Prof. Petr Korba, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW)
- Secretary: Prof. Emilio Barocio, Universidad de Guadalajara