Liuxi (Calvin) Zhang is the Manager of Emerging Technologies at Commonwealth Edison, the electric utility serving Northern Illinois and Chicago, where he leads efforts to evaluate and demonstrate technologies that can enable smart grids and smart cities, including microgrids that provide enhanced resilience during disruptive events, smart inverters that support efforts to interconnect renewable energy to mitigate the effects of climate change, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure which support the mobility of community members. He is currently leading the installation of the Bronzeville Community Microgrid, the first utility-operated microgrid cluster. He has extensive expertise in not just understanding how technologies can be used to make cities more sustainable and resilient, but in implementing these projects, and has a deep understanding in how different parties can collaborate to making these ambitious projects a reality. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), has completed his PhD in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, and published widely on topics related to smart grids.
May 7, 2019
2:00 - 3:00
Microgrids, as a small-scale power system with the ability of supplying independently in islanded or grid connected mode, offers a variety of benefits both to the end-users and the distribution system itself. As part of Bronzeville Community Microgrid (BCM) project, a microgrid controller is being developed, tested and will be deployed into the field by … Continued