INDUSTRY PANEL 1: "When things goes Wrong: Large Disturbances and Black Start"

Abstract: Uruguay Black Start experience, after Argentina-Uruguay Power System Collapse, last June 16 2019 07:07. Best Practices, lessons learned, vision for the future.

Hugo F. Perez is a Reliability professional with 20 years of experience in regulatory matters and Bulk Electric System maintenance, planning and operations. Hugo has in depth knowledge of the electric regulatory compliance construct in North America, with a background that includes direct involvement in regulatory processes with entities across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Currently, he is the Manager for North American Relations at NERC, acting as a key liaison between this organization and non-U.S. reliability stakeholders, including interaction with international government entities in this sector in several countries. His technical experience includes working as an engineer in the areas of planning, operations and maintenance of power systems.

Hugo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Colombia (Bogota, Colombia) and a Certificate in Power Systems from The Georgia Institute of Technology. He is registered as a Professional Engineer in the state of Georgia and is a NERC Certified System Operator.

Esteban Nizovoy holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Buenos Aires University, Argentina. He is a specialist in power systems, with 11 years of experience in power systems simulations, focusing on the system’s operations, fault and post-operative analysis and technical feasibility studies to allow new accesses or network reconfigurations.

Nowadays he develops his professional career in the Electrical Studies unit at Binational Salto Grande Hydro Power Plant. He has also worked in the Power Energy Transportation Company Transener/Transba and as assistant professor at Buenos Aires University.

 INDUSTRY PANEL 2: "Avances en Redes Inteligente (Smart Grids) en UTE-Uruguay"

SPEAKER: Ing. Eduardo Bergerie Pagadoy. Director del Proyecto de Redes Inteligentes de UTE, Uruguay

SESSION CHAIR: Dr. Ing. Luciana Canha, Especialista en Redes Inteligentes de la UFSM, Brasil

Abstract: Redes Inteligentes (Smart Grids) avances en UTE Uruguay. El actual proyecto desarrollado por UTE, presenta avances a destacar si comparamos con otros países de la región y el mundo. Como que el despliegue de la infraestructura de medición alcanza el 20 % del total de los clientes. La funcionalidad de esta infraestructura permite darle visibilidad de la red de BT a los operadores de la Red de Distribución. Esto es un paso notable que nos diferencia de los que solo usan estos sistemas para facturación. También se ha desarrollado la plataforma de control activa de demanda en clientes residenciales.

Avances como la gestión de termotanques para un conjunto de clientes. Una nueva APP para teléfonos celulares inteligentes, que permite visualizar los puntos de carga de Vehículos eléctricos en todo el país. Hoy son 67 puntos disponibles. Un fuerte avance en el desarrollo de un sistema de reconfiguracion automática de la red de Distribución.

Ing. Eduardo Bergerie Pagadoy. Ingeniero Electricista, egresado en 1981 de la École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Suiza. Ha realizado tareas de consultoría en varias empresas de agua y electricidad en África, América y Asia, en proyectos financiados por el Banco Mundial, la Unión Europea y otros organismos públicos y privados del sector energético. Actualmente dirige el proyecto de Redes Inteligentes y Movilidad Eléctrica, en UTE, Uruguay.