Key Note Speakers

An Overview of the Solar Industry from the Past to the Future

Georges Antoun, Chief Commercial Officer, First Solar

Georges Antoun joined First Solar in July 2012 as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Antoun has over 20 years of operational and technical experience, including leadership positions at several global technology companies.

Mr. Antoun most recently served as Venture Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a private equity and venture firm that he joined in July 2011.

Prior to joining TCV, Mr. Antoun was the Head of Product Area IP & Broadband Networks for Ericsson, based in San Jose, California. Mr. Antoun joined Ericsson in 2007, when Ericsson acquired Redback Networks, a telecommunications equipment company, where Mr. Antoun served as the Senior Vice President of World Wide Sales & Operations. After the acquisition, Mr. Antoun was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the Redback Networks subsidiary.

Prior to Redback Networks, Mr. Antoun spent five years at Cisco Systems, where he served as Vice President of Worldwide Systems Engineering and Field Marketing, Vice President of Worldwide Optical Operations, and Vice President of Carrier Sales. He has also held senior management positions at Newbridge Networks, a data and voice networking company, and Nynex (now Verizon Communications), where he was part of its Science and Technology Division.

Mr. Antoun earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Master’s degree in Information Systems Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Sustainable Energy and Transportation Engineering: A Global Perspective

Mehrdad (Mark) Ehsani, Texas A&M College of Engineering

M. Ehsani received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973 and 1974, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981, all in electrical engineering.

Dr. Ehsani has been a member of IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) AdCom, past Chairman of PELS Educational Affairs Committee, past Chairman of IEEE-IAS Industrial Power Converter Committee and past chairman of the IEEE Myron Zucker Student-Faculty Grant program. He was the General Chair of
IEEE Power Electronics Specialist Conference for 1990. He is the founder of IEEE Power and Propulsion Conference, the founding chairman of the IEEE VTS Vehicle Power and Propulsion and chairman of Convergence Fellowship Committees. In 2002 he was elected to the Board of Governors of VTS. He also serves on the editorial board of several technical journals and is the associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He is a Fellow of IEEE, an IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Speaker, IEEE Industry Applications Society and Power Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer. He is also a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.


Challenges and Suggestions toward Developing Full-Scale Commercialization of Transportation Biofuels in the United States

Mark E. Zappi – Energy Institute of Louisiana, University of Louisiana

Dr. Mark Zappi is the Executive Director of the UL Energy Institute of Louisiana. He also holds the Chevron Professorship in Chemical Engineering. Prior to coming to UL, Dr. Zappi was the holder of the Dave Swalm Professorship in Chemical Engineering within the Mississippi State University (MSU) Department of Chemical Engineering. At MSU, he was the Founder and first Director of the US Department of Energy’s Mississippi University Research Consortium for the Utilization of Biomass. Prior to his tenure at Mississippi State University, he served as the Leader of the Bioremediation and Chemical Oxidation Research Team at the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, MS. While with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Dr. Zappi founded and served as the first director of the DoD Federal Integrated Bioremediation Research Consortium, which is one of the largest bioremediation R&D investment programs ever established within the DoD. Dr. Zappi holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from UL and a MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University. His areas of expertise are the production of energy (both fossil fuel-based and alternative), chemical products derived from novel chemical processes, and treatment of contaminated media including petroleum contamination. Dr. Zappi has over 250 technical publications and three patents. He has generated over $40M of R&D funding over this career.

Microgrids Big Data and Grid Future

Robert Hebner, PhD – Director of the Center for Electromechanics at the University of Texas at Austin

Robert E. Hebner is the Director of the Center for Electromechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. The Center develops advanced technology, generally in the areas of power and energy, and teams with companies to get the technology into the market. Before joining the University of Texas, he had been the acting Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. In this position, he had responsibility for the Advanced Technology Program, which was intended to stimulate industrial research and development for the benefit of the U.S. economy. He also worked in the Office of Management and Budget to help prepare the technology portions of the Administration’s 1990 budget and at the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense where he developed programs to stimulate technical advances in semiconductor manufacturing. He has served on a number of government review teams to assess the management of technical programs in other organizations. Throughout his career, Dr. Hebner has been active in technically having received a Ph.D. in physics and having authored or coauthored more than one hundred technical papers and reports. He is a past president of the Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Dr. Hebner is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a member of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Awards he has received include the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals and the 1990 Harry Diamond Memorial Award, given annually by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, for outstanding technical contributions by a government employee.

Microsoft Artificial Intelligence

David Elizondo – Microsoft Artificial Intelligence, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

David Gorena Elizondo is a Principal Program Manager in the Microsoft Knowledge Graph. He is responsible for infusing AI and Knowledge into Office Core and Outlook products. Previously he was a Program Manager in Microsoft Dynamics, responsible for the CRM online offering. David owned the Microsoft Mobile Advertising SDKs (Windows, iOS and Android platforms). He rounds out his PM and engineering experiences with Team Foundation Server and Microsoft Visual Studio. His experiences as an engineer, program manager, and leader empower him to effectively execute in technology and innovative domains such as Artificial Intelligence. David has also been a speaker in events like StarWest, EuroStar, StarEast, and Scrum Gathering.

Cybersecurity Protection for Green Technologies

Jeffrey Handel – Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Meraki

Jeff Cantin is founder and President of Solar Alternatives, and brings a decade of consulting, engineering and construction experience to the company. He is active locally and regionally in the area’s Renewable Energy trade associations, and currently serves on the board of the Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association, the region’s SEIA chapter. Jeff’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and graduate research in Semiconductors and Astronomy. He holds several statewide Masters Electrical Licenses, NABCEP PV and Thermal Certification, and is a member of the Louisiana Engineering Society, The Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers, and the American Solar Energy Society.

Panel Secession

Opportunities and Issues Surrounding the Large-Scale Integration of Distributed Renewable Energy Generation into the Utility Grid

Terry Chambers, PhD – University of Louisiana College of Engineering

Dr. Terrence L. Chambers currently serves as Professor and Director of the Louisiana Solar Technologies Applied Research and Testing (START) Lab. Prior to that appointment he served as Associate Dean of Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for six years. He has taught in the Mechanical Engineering Department for 17 years, and served twice as the Interim Department Head. His research interests include engineering design and optimization, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and alternative energy. He is the author of numerous technical and pedagogical papers, and has been awarded roughly eight million dollars in externally funded research grants. He regularly teaches classes in the areas of Renewable Energy system Design, Numerical Methods, Finite Element Analysis, and Design Optimization. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Louisiana.

Jeffrey Stewart – Interim Director, Lafayette Utilities System

Jeff joined LUS in 2001 and as a registered professional engineer, has served in a variety of roles within the municipal utilities system. In his role as Engineering & Power Supply Manager, he supervised the day-to-day engineering activities of civil engineering, utility marketing, substation engineering, network operations, environmental compliance related to power generation, and power supply. Stewart gained considerable experience in administration of personnel, project management, budgeting, and customer relationships. On July 28, 2018 Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux appointed Jeffrey Stewart as Interim Director of LUS until a permanent Director is named. Stewart holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University. He and his wife, Raynee, have one daughter, Dylan.

Gregory B. Upton,Jr. – LSU Energy Center

Greg Upton is Assistant Research Professor at the Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies. His research interests are related to the analysis of economic, environmental and public policy issues in the energy industry.

During his tenure at LSU, Dr. Upton has addressed a number of topical energy issues of significance to Louisiana, including the impact of the oil price collapse on Louisiana’s budgetary challenges, solar tax credits and net metering policies, and implications of the crude oil export ban’s lifting on the Louisiana economy, among others. He is author of the chapter entitled “Mineral Revenues in Louisiana” in the book “Exploring Long-Term Solutions for Louisiana’s Tax System.” He has presented research on these topics to more than 80 industry, governmental and academic audiences, and has been cited more than fifty times in local and national media including the Wall Street Journal. He has written guest columns about energy related issues affecting Louisiana appearing in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Acadiana Advocate, Baton Rouge Business Report, New Orleans’ TimesPicayune, Lafayette’s Daily Advertiser, and Public Utilities Fortnightly  magazine.

Dr. Upton holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Louisiana State University where he also received both an M.A. in economics and a B.S. in economics with a concentration in empirical analysis. He is a member of professional organizations such as the American Economic Association (AEA), International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE), and the Southern Economic Association (SEA). He has taught courses the Department of Environmental Sciences and Department of Economics at LSU and is a program faculty member at Michigan State University’s Institute of Public Utilities.

Jeff Cantin – Director, Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association

Jeff Cantin is founder and President of Solar Alternatives, and brings a decade of consulting, engineering and construction experience to the company. He is active locally and regionally in the area’s Renewable Energy trade associations, and currently serves on the board of the Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association, the region’s SEIA chapter. Jeff’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and graduate research in Semiconductors and Astronomy. He holds several statewide Masters Electrical Licenses, NABCEP PV and Thermal Certification, and is a member of the Louisiana Engineering Society, The Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers, and the American Solar Energy Society.

Simon Mahan – Executive Director, Southern Renewable Energy Association

Luncheon Speakers

Smart Villages

Joe Lillie – IEEE Foundation Liaison to IEEE Smart Villages – Smart Villages

Joe Lillie received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering (1974) and the M.S. in Telecommunications (1997) from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now University of Louisiana Lafayette. He has 45 years experience in telecommunications engineering and management and was employed by BellSouth Telecommunications 1973-2002. During these years, Joe held positions of Design Engineer, Planner, Support Manager, Engineering Manager and Planning Manager. When Joe retired in 2002 he was on the Louisiana State Staff providing engineering and construction support. In 2003 Joe joined NorthStar Communications as Director of Corporate Quality. In September 2005 Joe returned to BellSouth working on Hurricane Katrina restoration. Joe currently performs internal audits to the ISO9000, TL9000 and M-1003 standards on a part time basis. During his professional career Joe has attended numerous training sessions on telephony, management, leadership, contract administration, and quality management. Joe has been married to Debbie for 47 years. They have two children, both Electrical Engineers, and five grandchildren.

Joe has been an active IEEE volunteer since joining as a Student in 1972, becoming a Member in 1974 and a Senior Member in 1987. His IEEE activities include past service on the IEEE Board of Directors as the Vice President of MGA, IEEE Treasurer and Region 5 Director. He served on the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Board of Governors as a Member and Treasurer. Joe is a past member of the IEEE Smart Village Steering Committee serving as the Finance Chair. He is an IEEE Foundation Director Emeritus having served on the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors as a Director and Treasurer.

Joe is currently a member of the IEEE Board of Directors serving as the IEEE Treasurer.

IEEE-USA Energy Policy

Aline McNaull – IEEE-USA Legislative Representative – IEEE-USA Energy Policy

Aline works with the science and engineering policy community through the Task Force on American Innovation and the Coalition for National Science Funding. She has worked as a semiconductor engineer at Raytheon and as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Invited Academic Speakers

(AC1) Jonathan R. Raush, Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette – Field Testing of Manufacturable Advanced Low-Cost Receiver for Parabolic Trough Solar Power

(AC2) Dr. Ling Fei, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Louisiana – New Materials and Technology Development for Lithium Ion Batteries

(AC3) Ramaraj Boopathy, Nicholls State University – Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production from Sugarcane Waste Using a Recombinant E. coli

(AC4) Prashanth Buchireddy, Prithvi Morampudi, Timothy Boudreaux, Stephen Dufreche, and Mark Zappi, Energy Institute of Louisiana, University of Louisiana – Torrefaction of biomass and non-lignocellulosic waste to produce biocoal

(AC5) John Guillory, Stephen Dufreche, Prashanth Buchireddy, and Mark Zappi, Energy Institute of Louisiana, University of Louisiana – Oxygen enriched air gasification of pine using a 3 ton/day bubbling fluidized bed gasification system

(AC6) Emmanuel Revellame, Dhan Lord Fortela, Rafael Hernandez, William Holmes, and Mark E. Zappi, Energy Institute of Louisiana, University of Louisiana – Volatile Acid Platform Using a Combination of Anaerobic and Aerobic Bioprocessing for Microbial Lipids Production

(AC7) Tracy Benson – Lamar University – Process and Economic Considerations for the Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae to Fuels and Chemicals

(AC8) Dr. José Ramón Laines-Canepa, Biological Sciences Division, Autonomous University of Juarez, Tabasco, Mexico – A Review of Technologies to Convert Biogas and Landfill Gas into Renewable Natural Gas

(AC9) Todd French, Mississippi State University – Lignocellulosic Biomass from the Field to the Plate to the Engine

(AC10) Devin Peck, Prashanth Buchireddy, John Guillory and Mark Zappi, University of Louisiana – Evaluation of a novel Nickel-Ceramic filter for hot gas removal of tars and particulates from biomass syngas

(AC11) Kari Smith, PhD, UL School of Architecture – Locally Attuned Alliances for Human-Ecological Innovation

(AC12) BoSHeng Liu, UL School of Architecture – Holistic Computational Design: A Biomimetic Investigation of the Natural Cellular Structures

(AC13) Liane Hancock, PhD, University of Louisiana Lafayette School of Architecture – Materials Sustainability Standards and Energy

(AC14) Ashley Picou-Mikolajczyk, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Louisiana – Developing Sustainable, Biomass-Based Water Treatment Adsorbents

(AC15) Mark E. Zappi and Rafael Hernandez, Energy Institute of Louisiana, University of Louisiana – The Future of Wastes to Green Products from Urban Areas – Envisioning Biorefineries of the Future

(AC16) Wayne Sharp. Mark E. Zappi, Emmanuel Revellame, Dhan Lord Fortela, Rafael Hernandez, Andrei Chistoserdov, William Holmes, Daniel Gang, and Sheila Holmes, University of Louisiana – Development of a Green, Fully Sustainable Water, Air, and Waste Management System for a Human Camp on Mars

(AC17) Dhan Lord B. Fortela, Kyle Farmer, Nicholas Marcil, Jonathan Trahan, Wayne Sharp, Ashley Mikolajczyk, and Mark Zappi, Energy Institute of Louisiana, University of Louisiana – Geospatial and Economic Analysis on the Potential of Urban Food Waste for Biogas Production

(AC18) Cisco Gomes, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin – Constructing Durability: Contemporary Innovations in Load-Bearing Masonry Wall Assemblies

(AC19) Robert Holton, School of Architecture, Louisiana State University – Sustainable Building Design for US Coastal Environments: Stainless Steel Structural Lattice Envelope

(AC20) Ashlie Latiolais,  University of Louisiana – Active PLAY: Designing for Movement in 21st Century Pocket Parks

(AC21) Mahdi Ghamkhari , University of Louisiana – Energy Portfolio Optimization of Data Centers

(AC22) Terrence L. Chambers, University of Louisiana – Hour-ahead Solar Forecasting Using Machine Learning Techniques

(AC23) William Chirdon, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Louisiana – Production of Sustainable Adhesives from Microalgae

(AC24) Yudong Wang, University of Louisiana – How reliable is distribution of relaxation time analysis for the performance of SOFC electrodes?

(AC25) Mark E. Zappi, Energy Institute of Louisiana, University of Louisiana – Production of Energy Products from the Digestion of Shrimp Processing Wastewaters

Invited Industry Speakers

(IA1) Chris Melly, Microgrid and Energy Storage Regional Manager ABB, Inc. – Leveraging Energy Storage to Solve Grid Problems

(IA2) Rafael Hernandez, Liew Go, William Holmes, Energy Institute of Louisiana, University of Louisiana & Tre Bertrand, Coastal Chemical Corp. – Sweet Corrosion Inhibition on Carbon Steel Using Waste Activated Sludge Extract

(IA3) Dhan Lord Fortela, Mark E. Zappi, Wayne Sharp, Emmanuel Revellame, and Rafael Hernandez, Energy Institute of Louisiana, University of Louisiana & Robbyn Cooper, Cleco – Applications of Deep Learning Algorithms in Energy Bioprocess Models

(IA4) Jonathan Trahan, Fourrier and de Abreu Engineers, LLC. & Mark E. Zappi, Dhan Lord Fortela, Wayne Sharp, Rafael Hernandez, and Daniel Gang, Energy Institute of Louisiana, University of Louisiana & Robbyn Cooper, Cleco – Anaerobic Biotreatment of Food Processing Wastes for Production of Biogas

(IA5) Anders Borg, American BioCarbon – Thermal Pretreatment of Sugarcane Bagasse Makes an Attractive Renewable Fuel: Experience from a Small Commercial Plant

(IA6) Jeff LeBlanc and Chung Chi Chou, Dr. Chou Technologies, Inc. – Breakthrough Energy Efficiency Technologies for the 21st Century Sugar Industry

(IA7) Lorey Flick, Flick Engineering Professionals – Improving Building Performance: Efficiencies in Museum and Hotel Design

(IA8) Scott Rackey, Director of PV Plus Storage, First Solar – Utility Scale PV+Storage (PVS) Assets for Peaker Applications

(IA9) Gretchen LaCombe Vanicor, UL Director of Sustainability – Sustainability at Scale: Campus Initiatives

Papers Accepted for Inclusion in the Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Green Technologies Conference

(1005) Md Rakib Hasan Khan{2}, Bora Karayaka{2}, Yanjun Yan{2}, Peter Tay{2}, Yi-Hsiang Yu{1}, {1}National Renewable Energy Laboratory; {2}Western Carolina University – Wave Excitation Force Prediction Methodology Based on Autoregressive Filters for Real Time Control

(1006) Roja Eini, Sherif Abdelwahed, Virginia Commonwealth University – Distributed Model Predictive Control Based on Goal Coordination for Multi-Zone Building Temperature Control

(1011) Hassan Hayajneh, Muath Naser Bani Salim, Srikanth Bashetty, Xuewei Zhang, Texas A&M University-Kingsville – Optimal Planning of Battery-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station Networks

(1012) Maximiliano Lainfiesta Herrera, Sreelatha Aihloor Subramanyam, Xuewei Zhang, Texas A&M University-Kingsville – Robust Control and Optimal Operation of Multiple Microgrids with Configurable Interconnections

(1013) William Amin, Oscar Montoya, Universidad Tecnolagica de Bola­var, Colombia – Determination of the Voltage Stability Index in DC Networks with CPLs: a Gams Implementation

(1014) William Amin{1}, Oscar Montoya{1}, Victor Garrido{1}, Walter Gil{2}, Alejandro Garces{2}, {1}Universidad Tecnolagica de Bolavar, Colombia; {2}Universidad Tecnolagica de Pereira, Colombia – Voltage and Frequency Regulation on Isolated AC Three-Phase microgrids via S-DERs

(1018) Yaswanth Reddy Challapuram{2}, Gina Muatoz Quintero{2}, Stephen B Bayne{2}, Anitha Sarah Subburaj{3}, Mark A Harral{1},  {1}Group NIRE; {2}Texas Tech University; {3}West Texas A&M University – Electrical Equivalent Model of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery

(1020) Sohad Abu-Elzait, Robert Parkin, University of Massachusetts – Economic and Environmental Advantages of Renewable-Based Microgrids Over Conventional Microgrid

(1021) Chengwei Lei{1}, Weisong Tian{3}, Fernando Herrera{1}, Guodong Wang{2}, {1}California State University Bakersfield; {2}Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; {3}Widener University – An Adaptive Heliostat Control Strategy Responding to Transient Thermal Flux Using Gossip Algorithm

(1024) Paul Darby, Raju Gottumukkala, University of Louisiana – Decentralized Computing Techniques in Support of Cyber-Physical Security for Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

(1025) Robert Ngabesong, Lifford McLauchlan, Texas A&M University – Kingsville – Implementing “R”  Programming for Time Series Analysis and Forecasting of Electricity Demand for Texas, USA

(1026) Jonathan Sarochar, Ipsita Acharya, Hugo Riggs, Aditya Sundararajan, Longfei Wei, Temitayo Olowu, Arif Sarwat, Florida International University – Synthesizing Energy Consumption Data Using a Mixture Density Network Integrated with Long Short Term Memory

(1030) Muthanna Alsarray, University of Arkansas – H2 Control Approach for Automatic Generation Control with Solar Energy Under BAL-003-1 Standard

(1031) Khalid Alharbi, University of Arkansas – Non-Overparametrized Adaptive Backstepping Control of PWM DC-DC Non-Inverting Buck-Boost Power Converter

(1035) Farzad Ferdowsi{2}, Masoud Barati{3}, Chris S. Edrington{1}, {1}Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University; {2}University of Louisiana at Lafayette; {3}University of Pittsburgh – Real-Time Resiliency Assessment of Control Systems in Microgrids Using the Complexity Metric

(1036) Farzad Ferdowsi{3}, Morteza Dabbaghjamanesh{1}, Shahab Mehraeen{1}, Mohammad Rastegar{2}, {1}Louisiana State University; {2}Shiraz University, Iran; {3}University of Louisiana – Optimal Scheduling of Reconfigurable Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid Under DLR Security Constraint

(1037) Farzad Ferdowsi{2}, Shahab Mehraeen{1}, Gregory B Upton{1}, {1}Louisiana State University; {2}University of Louisiana at Lafayette – Emerging False Estimates of Solar Integration Impacts on Power Distribution Feeders Due to Inappropriate Time Resolution

(1038) Morteza Dabbaghjamanesh{1}, Boyu Wang{1}, Shahab Mehraeen{1}, Peyman Khazaei{2}, Abdollah Kavousi-Fard{3}, {1}Louisiana State University, {2}Shiraz University of Technology, Iran; {3}University of Michigan – Networked Microgrid Security and Privacy Enhancement by the Blockchain-Enabled Internet of Things Approach

(1039) Md Rakib Ur Rahman, Payam Niknejad, M.R. Barzegaran, Lamar University – Resilient Hybrid Energy System (RHES) for Powering Cellular Base Transceiver Station (BTS) During Natural Disasters

(1040) Luhao Wang, Wenling Yang, Massoud Pedram – Towards Green Mobile Networks: Concurrent User Association and Dynamic Switching in Cells

(1041) Alejandro Garcas{2}, Luis Rodriguez-Garcia{1}, {1}Universidad de La Salle, Colombia; {2}Universidad Tecnolagica de Pereira, Colombia – An Approach for Nodal Admittance Matrix Real-Time Estimation on DC Microgrids

(1042) Seema Mallavalli, Afef Fekih, University of Louisiana at Lafayette – The Role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Revolutionizing Green Energy

(1043) Abdulraheem Alobaidi{2}, Hamzeh Davarikia{1),  {1}Louisiana State University; {2}Southern Methodist University – The Importance of Utilizing the Current’s Physical Components Power Theory in Nonsinusoidal Power Systems

(1045) Otacilio Santana, Raquel Melo, Carla Duarte, Clodoaldo Lima, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil – Aerial Survey of Nonstandard Firewood Consumption in Urban Areas

(1048) Feremnet Amha, Ethiopian Construction Design and Supervision Works Corporation,Addis Ababa University – Innovative Approach Towards Sustainable External Wall System

(1051) Shristi Shrestha, Benjamin Drozdenko, Louisiana Tech University – Smart Rural Framework Using IoT Devices and Cloud Computing

(1052) Nadia Panossian, Dustin McLarty, Matthew Taylor. Washington State University – Artificial Neural Network Trained with Complementary Quadratic Programming for Realtime Unit Commitment and Dispatch Optimization

(1054) Afef Fekih, Sina Ameli, Mohamad Javad Morshed, University of Louisiana at Lafayette – Baseline Control Strategy for Maximum Power Tracking for a 5MW Offshore Wind Turbine

(1055) Kala Meah{2}, Md. Hasan Ali{1}, {1}Local Government Engineering Department, Bangladesh; {2}York College of Pennsylvania – Sustainable Small-Scale Photovoltaic Technology for Poverty Alleviationca Case Study in Bangladesh

1056) Nelly Elsayed, Anthony S. Maida, Magdy Bayoumi, University of Louisiana – A Review of Quantum Computers Energy Efficiency

(1057) Carmen Bas Domenech, Miguel Heleno, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Comparing Values of Second Life Batteries to Different Classes of Prosumers in California

(1059) Nicholas Martinez, California State University, Los Angeles – Project Mexico: Coyuchi Solar Power System

(1061) Arun-Kaarthick Manoharan, Anton Hettiarachchige Don, Visvakumar Aravinthan, Wichita State University – Uncertainity Mitigation in Feeder Level Power Loss Reduction with Distributed Generation

(1062) Mahdi Ghamkhari, University of Louisiana at Lafayette – Transactive Energy Pricing in Power Distribution Systems

(1065) El Hassane Margoum{1}, Hassan Mharzi{2}, Samy Faddel{1}, Osama Mohammed{1},  {1}Florida International University, United States; {2}Ibn-Tofail University, Morocco – Coordinated Active and Reactive Power Control of a SOFC System in Droop Controlled AC Microgrid

(1068) Razin Hussain, Mohsen Salehi, Omid Semiari – Serverless Edge Computing for Green Oil and Gas Industry

(1069) Majdi Chaari, Abdennour Seibi, University of Louisiana at Lafayette – Current State of Wind Turbine’s Health Monitoring

(1070) Abdulaziz Almalaq, George Edwards, University of Denver – Comparison of Recursive and Non-Recursive Anns in Energy Consumption Forecasting in Buildings

(1071) Raju Gottumukkala, Rizwan Merchant, Adam Tauzin, Kaleb Leon, Andrew Roche, Paul Darby, University of Louisiana at Lafayette – Cyber-Physical System Security of Vehicle Charging Stations

(1072) Michael Davis, Mohammad Madani, University of Louisiana at Lafayette – Design of a Smart City Utilizing Photopiezoelectric Panels

(1076) Sanka Liyanage, Yeqin Wang, Yiting Dong, Beibei Ren –  Texas Tech University – A Sustainable, Portable, and Delivery (SPEED) System