Energy Systems Engineering Fall Seminar Series: "Using Data to Protect America's Grid"

Tuesday, September 29 at 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Virtual Event

Register today for the next installment of Energy Systems Engineering Fall 2020 Seminar Series.. No person to person, this seminar is available only online via Zoom.
"Using Data to Protect America's Grid"

Presented by: 
Neelanjan Patri of 
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

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DATE: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
TIME: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION - ZOOM MEETING link to be sent prior to the seminar date
CONTACT US: inesei@lehigh.edu  

Abstract:
Maintaining a healthy power grid is essential to keeping the lights on. In this talk on improving Grid Reliability with Data & Analytics, Neelanjan Patri will discuss how TVA is using data in an innovative approach to protect and maintain the Valley’s power grid. Did you know that 34 percent of people lose power based on lightning strikes? By using high resolution data gathered in the field, we can identify where the grid is vulnerable and better predict asset failure so equipment can be fixed before it fails. Often data sets do not get utilized to drive business outcomes, but at TVA, data is crucial to a reliable transmission system and keeping customers out of the dark.   
Bio:
Neelanjan Patri works in the Strategic Operation Solutions group under the Resource Management & Operations Support at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for the Chief Operating Officer’s (COO) organization.
He joined TVA in 2003 and has over 25 years of experience in the Utilities sector. Neelanjan is passionate about the Utility digitization agenda and how technology can play a pivotal role in bringing about transformation, efficiencies and new capabilities. In the technology sphere, he leverages the AI and Analytics capability to make data-based decision to improve the reliability and operations of the Transmission grid and related assets.
Neelanjan has served various roles during his tenure at TVA that includes setting up the Data & Analytics competency, Transmission Planning & Asset Management, Enterprise Architecture, development of the TVA Environmental Policy and being involved in the creation of the 2007 TVA Strategic Plan. He has a B.E in Electronics and Communications and has completed the TVA LMAP program from the Vanderbilt Owens School of Management.