Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Smart Grid Technologies

1 PDH Hour will be awarded


About the Topic:

Smart grid technologies are digital technologies that allow for two-way communication between the utility and its customers, monitoring

and sensing along the transmission and distribution lines, and implementation of advanced control strategies that can enhance the reliability

 and resiliency of the overall energy system. Smart grid technologies are transforming the today’s energy system to a system that enables

 informed participation by customers, accommodates centralized and distributed generation options, enables new products, services and

 markets, and optimizes assets and operating efficiency. This talk will present some benefits, challenges and opportunities for these evolving

systems and will present several case studies to illustrate the key concepts.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Maya Prica received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Novi Sad in 2000 and 2005, respectively, and Ph.D.

 degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA in 2010.  She is an Assistant Professor at

 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (CWRU), OH.  Her interest is in distribution system planning and protection; integration of advanced technologies

 and control; decision-making for future electricity systems; and optimization of energy storage operation.  She recently spent one year as a visiting scholar at

 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) advising FERC staff on the impact of distributed energy resources on the bulk power system. 

Before joining CWRU, Dr. Prica was a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton supporting National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh, Department of Energy

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and Advanced Research Power Agency – Energy (ARPA-E).  She also was a software developer for DMS Group,

Novi Sad working on analytical functions for distribution system planning and operation.


Social                                     5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner                                  6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Technical Program           7:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Tavalo 72 Ristorante at Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport:
7230 Engle Rd;  Middleburg Hts;  OH 44130 (near Bagley Rd. exit from I-71).  Tel: 440-243-4040



Choice of Sirloin Steak , Glazed Salmon , Chicken Parmesan, or Eggplant Parmesan.  All entrees served with a salad , fresh bread and butter, coffee, tea, or soft drinks.


Program: $5 in support of ISA Cleveland Section Seminar Fee--waived for full time students
Dinner:   Individual Check



Call or E-mail Phil Bisesi at 440-268-6485 or  no later than Friday, February 2, 2018.