Building the Grid of the Future Through Innovation & Collaboration
Online| Wednesday 12th April 2023 | 12:30 – 13:30
ABOUT THIS EVENT:
The energy transition is accelerating with four key drivers: Decarbonization policies, digitalization technologies, decentralization of generation, and electrification of energy demands. This energy transition will have profound implications on existing and future grid infrastructure. The grid can be an enabler or a bottleneck for balancing the energy trilemma of affordability, reliability, and sustainability. Learn about the grid of the future – what are the problems worth solving, new emerging trends, and potential opportunities to innovate, collaborate, and partner within this new ecosystem.
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This Webinar series is kindly sponsored by Burns & McDonnell
SPEAKER – MITAL KANABAR
Dr. Mital Kanabar is a senior director of innovation and Office of Innovation leader in Grid Automation (GA) business at GE Grid IQ Center in Ontario, Canada. Office of Innovation is customer-centric to incubate and accelerate Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) and validating Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) using innovation tools to align internal/external/Govt funded initiatives and has domain expertise participation at international standards (IEC/IEEE). The team builds Grid of the Future ecosystem partnership with power utility/industry customers, university collaborations/consortiums, and 3rd party partners.
Mital has 15+ years of power industry R&D experience and holds holds 15+ international patent applications; and published more than 50+ journal/conference papers; 5 industrial magazine articles, and a book chapter. He holds an honorary Adjunct Professor position at OntarioTech University, Canada. Mital is also serving as a Chair and Vice-Chair of three Working Groups (WGs) at IEEE PES Power System Relaying Committee (PSRC). And, he is an active member of several technical working groups at IEEE, IEC, NERC and NASPI.
Mital earned his PhD degree from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada; and joined GE’s protection R&D application team. Since then, he has led R&D and applications designs of several Grid Automation’s products and solutions, including IEC 61850 based Digital Substations & software systems; Proactive protections with equipment condition monitoring and industrial Asset Performance Management; Renewable integration algorithms for System Integrity Protection Schemes (SIPS) incl. Routable-GOOSE; Synchrophasors solutions and applications (i.e. PMU and PDC); impact of renewable energy resources on the grid protection, DER and microgrid control & protections, Electric Machines Protection & Controls. He also worked at Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Ltd, as a power station design and commissioning engineer.