Schedule at Glance

See below for the latest conference agenda – which may be subject to change.  Note that workshops must be registered for individually in addition to the base conference registration.

3 April – Wednesday Schedule (At a Glance)

12:00PM - 5:00PMRegistration Desk Open
12:00PM - 6:00PMOptional Geaux Green Tour

4 April – Thursday Schedule (At a Glance)

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7:00AM - 5:00PM

Registration - Portico Foyer

8:30AM - 9:30AM

Salon C - Welcome
An overview of the Solar Industry from the Past to the Future
Georges Antoun, Chief Commercial Officer, First Solar

9:30AM - 10:20AM

Power and Energy Management in Microgrids/Grids

Track Chair - Magdy Bayoumi, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Louisiana

Salon C

Power Generation & Storage

Track Chair - Terrence Chambers, Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Energy Institute of Louisiana

Salon E

Green Fuels and Other Products

Track Chair Mark E. Zappi, Department of Chemical Engineering and the Energy Institute of Louisiana

Salon F

Sustainability, Green City, Smart City

Track Chair - Corey Saft, School of Architecture and Design, University of Louisiana

Ashland

9:30AM - 9:55AMEconomic and Environmental Advantages of Renewable-Based Microgrids Over Conventional Microgrid (1020)Utility Scale PV+Storage (PVS) Assets for Peaker Applications (IA8)Production of Energy Products from the Digestion of Shrimp Processing Wastewaters (AC25)Production of Sustainable Adhesives from Microalgae (AC23)
9:55AM - 10:20AMRobust Control and Optimal Operation of Multiple Microgrids with Configurable Interconnections (1012)Project Mexico: Coyuchi Solar Power System (1059)Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production from Sugarcane Waste Using a Recombinant E. coli (AC3)Comparison of Recursive and Non-Recursive Anns in Energy Consumption Forecasting in Buildings (1070)

10:20AM - 10:35AM

Break - Salon A-D

10:35AM - 12:15PM

Power and Energy Management in Microgrids/Grids

Salon C

Power Generation & Storage

Salon E

Green Fuels and Other Products

Salon F

Sustainability, Green City, Smart City

Ashland

10:35AM - 11:00AMCoordinated Active and Reactive Power Control of a SOFC System in Droop Controlled AC Microgrid (1065)Field Testing of Manufacturable Advanced Low-Cost Receiver for Parabolic Trough Solar Power (AC1)Sweet Corrosion Inhibition on Carbon Steel Using Waste Activated Sludge Extract (IA2)Sustainability at Scale: Campus Initiatives (IA9)
11:00AM - 11:25AMNetworked Microgrid Security and Privacy Enhancement by the Blockchain-Enabled Internet of Things Approach (1038)Design of a Smart City Utilizing Photopiezoelectric Panels (1072)Applications of Deep Learning Algorithms in Energy Bioprocess Models (IA3)Locally Attuned Alliances for Human-Ecological Innovation (AC11)
11:25AM - 11:50AMArtificial Neural Network Trained with Complementary Quadratic Programming for Realtime Unit Commitment and Dispatch Optimization (1052)Baseline Control Strategy for Maximum Power Tracking for a 5MW Offshore
Wind Turbine (1054)
Torrefaction of biomass and non-lignocellulosic waste to produce biocoal (AC4)Holistic Computational Design: A Biomimetic Investigation of the Natural Cellular Structures (AC12)
11:50AM - 12:15PMOptimal Scheduling of Reconfigurable Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid Under DLR Security Constraint (1036)Emerging False Estimates of Solar Integration Impacts on Power Distribution Feeders Due to Inappropriate Time Resolution (1037)Oxygen enriched air gasification of pine using a 3 ton/day bubbling fluidized bed gasification system (AC5)Materials Sustainability Standards and Energy (AC13)

12:15PM - 1:30PM

Lunch - Salon B

Smart Villages

Joe Lillie, IEEE Foundation Liaison to IEEE Smart Villages

1:30PM - 2:20PM

Microgrids Big Data and Grid Future

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

Salon C

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

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

Salon F

2:20PM - 3:35PM

Power and Energy Management in Microgrids/Grids

Salon C

Power Generation & Storage

Salon E

Green Fuels and Other Products

Salon F

Sustainability, Green City, Smart City

Ashland

2:20PM - 2:45PMVoltage and Frequency Regulation on Isolated AC Three-Phase microgrids via S-DERs (1014)Sustainable Small-Scale Photovoltaic Technology for Poverty Alleviation—a Case Study in Bangladesh (1055)Volatile Acid Platform Using a Combination of Anaerobic and Aerobic Bioprocessing for Microbial Lipids Production (AC6)Constructing Durability: Contemporary Innovations in Load-Bearing Masonry Wall Assemblies (AC18)
2:45PM - 3:10PMTransactive Energy Pricing in Power Distribution Systems (1062Implementing "R" Programming for Time Series Analysis and Forecasting of Electricity Demand for Texas, USA (1025)Anaerobic Biotreatment of Food Processing Wastes for Production of Biogas (IA4)Improving Building Performance: Efficiencies in Museum and Hotel Design (IA7)
3:10PM - 3:35PMDetermination of the Voltage Stability Index in DC Networks with CPLs: a Gams Implementation (P1013)Energy Portfolio Optimization of Data Centers (AC21)Thermal Pretreatment of Sugarcane Bagasse Makes an Attractive Renewable Fuel: Experience from a Small Commercial Plant (IA5)Sustainable Building Design for US Coastal Environments: Stainless Steel Structural Lattice Envelope (AC19)

3:35PM - 4:00PM

Break - Salon A-D

4:00PM - 5:15PM

Power and Energy Management in Microgrids/Grids

Salon C

Power Generation & Storage

Salon E

Green Fuels and Other Products

Salon F

Sustaiability, Green City, Smart City

Ashland

4:00PM - 4:25PMReal-Time Resiliency Assessment of Control Systems in Microgrids Using the Complexity Metric (1035)Wave Excitation Force Prediction Methodology Based on Autoregressive Filters for Real Time Control (1005)Breakthrough Energy Efficiency Technologies for the 21st Century Sugar Industry (IA6)Active PLAY: Designing for Movement in 21st Century Pocket Parks (AC20)
4:25PM - 4:50PMSmart Rural Framework Using IoT Devices and Cloud Computing (1051)Current State of Wind Turbine’s Health Monitoring (1069)Analytical Methods for Tracking Biofuels Conversion During Processing (S15)

Process and Economic Considerations for the Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae to Fuels and Chemicals (AC7)
Developing Sustainable, Biomass-Based Water Treatment Adsorbents (AC14)
4:50PM - 5:15PMResilient Hybrid Energy System (RHES) for Powering Cellular Base Transceiver Station (BTS) During Natural Disasters (1039)An Adaptive Heliostat Control Strategy Responding to Transient Thermal Flux
Using Gossip Algorithm (1021)
A Review of Technologies to Convert Biogas and Landfill Gas into Renewable Natural Gas (AC8)The Future of Wastes to Green Products from Urban Areas – Envisioning Biorefineries of the Future (AC15)

5:15PM - 6:30PM

Free Time

6:30PM - 9:00PM

Geaux Green Fais DoDo


5 April – Friday Schedule (At a Glance)

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7:00AM - 9:00AM

Registration - Portico Foyer

8:30AM - 9:15AM

Sustainable Energy and Transportation Engineering: A Global Perspective

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

Salon C

9:15AM - 10:05AM

Power System Operation and Control

Salon C

Power Generation & Storage

Salon E

Green Fuels and Other Products

Salon F

Sustainability, Green City, Smart City

Ashland

9:15AM - 9:40AMAn Approach for Nodal Admittance Matrix Real-Time Estimation on DC Microgrids (1041)New Materials and Technology Development for Lithium Ion Batteries (AC2)Lignocellulosic Biomass from the Field to the Plate to the Engine (AC9)Optimal Planning of Battery-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station Networks (1011)
9:40AM - 10:05AMHow reliable is distribution of relaxation time analysis for the performance of SOFC electrodes? (AC24)Electrical Equivalent Model of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (1018)Evaluation of a novel Nickel-Ceramic filter for hot gas removal of tars and particulates from biomass syngas (AC10)Development of a Green, Fully Sustainable Water, Air, and Waste Management System for a Human Camp on Mars (AC16)

10:05AM - 10:35AM

Break - Salon A-D

10:35AM - 12:15PM

Power System Operation and Control

Salon C

Power Generation & Storage

Salon E

Green Computing and Communications

Salon F

Sustainability, Green City, Smart City

Ashland

10:35AM - 11:00AMThe Importance of Utilizing the Current’s Physical Components Power Theory in Nonsinusoidal Power Systems (1043)Hour-Ahead Solar Forecasting Using Machine Learning Techniques (AC22) Sensor Sequential Data-Stream Classification Using Deep Gated Hybrid 9Architecture (1049)Cyber-Physical System Security of Vehicle Charging Stations (1071)
11:00AM - 11:25AMUncertainity Mitigation in Feeder Level Power Loss Reduction with Distributed Generation (1061)Comparing Values of Second Life Batteries to Different Classes of Prosumers in California (1057)Serverless Edge Computing for Green Oil and Gas Industry (1068)The Role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Revolutionizing Green Energy (1042)
11:25AM - 11:50AMNon-Overparametrized Adaptive Backstepping Control of PWM DC-DC Non-Inverting Buck-Boost Power Converter (1031)A Sustainable, Portable, and Efficient Electricity Delivery (SPEED) System (P1076)A Review of Quantum Computers Energy Efficiency (1056)Aerial Survey of Nonstandard Firewood Consumption in Urban Areas (1045)
11:50AM - 12:15PMH2 Control Approach for Automatic Generation Control with Solar Energy Under BAL-003-1 Standard (1030)Leveraging Energy Storage to Solve Grid Problems (IA1)Towards Green Mobile Networks: Concurrent User Association and Dynamic Switching in Cells (1040)Geospatial and Economic Analysis on the Potential of Urban Food Waste for Biogas Production (AC17)

12:15PM - 1:30PM

Lunch - Salon B

IEEE-USA Energy Policy

Aline McNaull, IEEE-USA Legislative Representative

1:30PM - 3:10PM

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

Salon C

Salon E

Artificial Intelligence & Cybersecurity

Salon F

Sustainability, Green City, Smart City

Ashland

1:30PM - 1:55PMModirator - Terry Chambers, PhD, University of Louisiana College of Engineering (P3)

Jeffrey Stewart, Interim Director, Lafayette Utilities System; Gregory B. Upton,Jr. LSU Energy Center; Jeff Cantin , Director, Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association; & Simon Mahan, Executive Director Southern Renewable Energy Association
Microsoft Artificial Intelligence, David Gorena Elizondo Principal Program Manager, Microsoft (P4)Distributed Model Predictive Control Based on Goal Coordination for Multi-Zone Building Temperature Control (1006)
1:55PM - 2:20PMInnovative Approach Towards Sustainable External Wall System (1048)
2:20PM - 2:45PMArtificial Intelligence Applications to Green Technologies

Cybersecurity Protection for Green Technologies
Sustainable Building Design for US Coastal Environments: Stainless Steel Structural Lattice Envelope (AC19)
2:45PM - 3:10PMDecentralized Computing Techniques in Support of Cyber-Physical Security for Electric and Autonomous Vehicles (1024)Synthesizing Energy Consumption Data Using a Mixture Density Network Integrated with Long Short Term Memory (1026)


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