Attendees of IEEE Transportation Electrification Community webinars have the opportunity to earn one (1) Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificate! Once the webinar is complete, a link will be provided for you to complete a form to receive a certificate.

For live webinars, you do not need to be a member of the IEEE TEC.   Please note to access past webinars you will need to be a member of TEC.


Upcoming Webinars -  

Advanced Linear Induction Machines and Drive Systems for Transportation 

Presenter:  Wei Xu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST, China
Date:  Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 8:00am New York Time

Abstract: The seminar aims to share the advancements in the linear induction machine topologies, integrated modeling, multi-objective optimization techniques, and high-performance control strategies applied in transportation, such as linear metro, low-speed maglev, and so on. Researchers and engineers from electrical, mechanical, and information fields may find it useful when dealing with transportation motor and drive related design, optimization and control development, etc., which can be extended to other industrial applications. 


Wei Xu (M’09-SM’13) One Full Professor with Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China. His research topics focus on design and control of linear machines and drive systems. He made Postdoctoral Fellow with UTS, Vice-Chancellor Fellow with RMIT, JSPS Invitation Fellow with Meiji Univ. during 2008-2013, respectively. He has 100+ papers accepted or published in IEEE Transactions Journals, three books published by Springer or China Machine Press, and 130+ Invention Patents granted or pending. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Chapter Chair for IEEE IES Wuhan Chapter, and Associate Editor for 6 IEEE Journals, and will serve as General Chair for LDIA 2021 and PRECEDE 2023, Wuhan, China, respectively.


Is the Electrical Distribution Ready for a Revolution?
Challenges for a real massive integration of distributed resources and electric vehicles in the low voltage distribution system.

Presenter:  Prof. Pablo Arboleya, University of Oviedo, Spain
Date:  Thursday, November 12, 2020, 10:00am New York Time

Abstract: Low voltage electrical distribution systems are suffering these days a change of paradigm, we started introducing the term microgrid 20 years ago and this was the starting point for a major change. In the new distribution systems, all agents can take active roles in the network and it is possible the interactions between different levels of the whole power system by means of the so-called Aggregators.  

In order to implement these solutions that allow high levels of penetration of flexible technologies as electric vehicles, energy storage, heat pumps, … the grid should be ready to be monitor and operated in real time and incorporate transactive energy tools enabling the active participation of all agents or devices. The role of the aggregator will be in charge of this coordination between agents allowing the coordination between different power system agents and levels (transmission, distribution, market …). 

In this webinar we will review the current situation of the network, describing the difficulties and barriers that exist for the implementation of this disruptive concept and motivating its necessity. We will look in depth at existing catalysts that will make the development of this paradigm critical in the short term and the enabling technologies that will make it viable.



Pablo Arboleya received the M.Eng and Ph.D. (with distinction) degrees from the University of Oviedo, Gijon, Spain in 2001 and 2005 respectively, both in electrical engineering. Nowadays, he Works as an associate professor at the University of Oviedo. He is co-founder of the LEMUR research group in which he carries out his research activities related to the modelling and analysis of electrical systems and the implementation of operation and energy management techniques.

Pablo is holding the SmartCities Chair at the University of Oviedo funded by the city of Gijón. Aligned with the target of this chair he participated in the development of the Gijón DemoLab in which an IoT infrastructure at city level is being tested and developed. He is also co-founder of Plexigrid, a University of Oviedo spin-off technology-driven company, that develops software tools specially designed for grid operators, aggregators and energy communities.

He is managing editor of the International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems from ELSEVIER a top ranked journal in the power systems field, and associated editor of eTransportation journal, a newly created magazine that aims to be ELSEVIER's flagship for transport electrification in which he has participated since its very creation in 2019. 


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Eric Cheng
Education Committee Chair


TEC is currently looking for webinar presenters for 2020 and 2021.  A webinar is typically 45 minutes long with approximately 15 additional minutes for Q&A.  

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