"Enabling Smart Energy Communities with Proactive Demand Participation and Distribution System Operator Market" Dr. Nanpeng Yu, UC Riverside Wednesday, November 2, 2016 2:00 - 3:00PM EEB 248 Abstract: This talk focuses on proactive demand participation and distribution system market design. An innovative customer interaction scheme called proactive demand participation is developed. Under the proactive demand participation framework, an intelligent energy scheduling agent take initiative to convert control models for flexible loads and customer preferences into price sensitive demand bids. This new scheme allows customers to actively express and communicate their electricity consumption preferences to the distribution system/market operators and participate in the wholesale market dispatch and price formation process. A distribution system market design, a three-phase iterative direct current optimal power flow algorithm with fictitious nodal demand and three-phase LMP decomposition method will be presented. Bio: Dr. Yu received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2006. Dr. Yu also received his M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics and Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University in 2010. Before joining University of California, Riverside, Dr. Yu was a senior power system planner and project manager at Southern California Edison from Jan, 2011 to July 2014. Currently, he is a tenure track assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Riverside, CA.