Joe H. Chow
Administrative Dean, School of Engineering
Professor, Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering
Campus Director, NSF/DOE CURENT ERC (Center for Ultra-wide-area
Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
JEC 7012, 110 Eighth Street
Troy, New York 12180-3590
Office: JEC 7012
Download MATLAB Files for Frederick and Chow’s book (Continuous-Time Systems)
Download MATLAB Files for Chow, Frederick, and Chbat’s book (Discrete-Time Systems)
Wind Farm Design Activity:
A. C. Worcester, V. M. Hickox, J. G. Klimaszewski, F. Wilches-Bernal, J. H. Chow, and C.-F. Chen, “Designing Wind Farms as a Hands-on Activity for High School Students,” IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 18-29, 2013. Download from IEEE Explorer: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6400333.
Download Wind Farm Design Activity Files WindFarmDesign.zip.
Power System Toolbox - this is a suite of MATLAB-based power system simulation code originally developed by me and Dr. Kwok W. Cheung in the early 1990s. It has been substantially upgraded by Dr. Graham Rogers at Cherry Tree Scientific Software (http://www.eagle.ca/~cherry/pst3.htm). If you are interested in getting the software, please visit http://www.eps.ee.kth.se/personal/vanfretti/pst/ to request a free copy.
Current Research (updated January 2013)
CURENT (Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks). Research supported by NSF and DOE (2011-2016).
Voltage-Sourced Converter based FACTS Controllers, including UPFC,
IPFC, CSC, and GUPFC - Loadflow models, voltage and
power dispatch, sensitivity analysis, voltage stability analysis,
rated-capacity operation and dispatch strategies, dynamic models, damping
control, multiple FACTS Controllers, computational tools, web simulator, operator training simulator. Research supported by
NSF, EPRI, NYPA, and KEPCO (2002-2011).
Power System Research Consortium - Rensselaer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, University of Wyoming, and Montana Tech. Phasor Data Analysis and Power System Security Assessment - stability analysis, slow coherency, mode meters, disturbance location estimation. Research supported by several grid operators (2006-2013).
Synchrophasor Implementation Projects - Research and development of phasor data systems and applications at power grid operators. Research supported by NYSERDA, NYPA (2009-2012, 2012-2014).
Power Grid Operations with Large Renewable Penetration - Research supported by the GCEP (Stanford University) (2009-2014).
Power System Voltage Stability Analysis using PMU Data – DOE (2013-2014)
US-Africa Research and Education Collaboration - Washington State University, Howard University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Iowa State University. Research supported by NSF. (2004-present)
Perspective Students for Fall 2013
If you are interested to join my group, please directly apply to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at the Graduate Admission website http://admissions.rpi.edu/graduate/ . Please indicate on your application to route the application materials to me. There is no need to send me separate emails.
Sample recent papers and publications:
(also see Goggle Scholar http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=O54-nGgAAAAJ)
J. H. Chow, editor, Power System Coherency and Model Reduction, Springer, 2013.
Prasanna Kumar Muralimanohar, Advanced Power Plant Modeling with Applications to the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor and the Heat Exchanger, MS Thesis, RPI, 2009
T. D. Younkins, P. K. Muralimanohar, and J. H. Chow, Advanced Power Plant Modeling with Applications to the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor and the Heat Exchanger, unpublished paper, September 2010.
A. Armenia and J. H. Chow, "A Flexible Phasor Data Concentrator Design Leveraging Existing Software Technologies," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 73-8, June 2010.
X. Jiang, J. H. Chow, A.-A. Edris, B. Fardanesh, and E. Uzunovic, "Transfer Path Stability Enhancement by Voltage-Sourced Converter-Based FACTS Controllers," IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 1019-1025, April 2010.
B. H. Chang, B. Lee, and J. H. Chow, "A Novel Operation Strategy for Shunt Type FACTS Controllers in KEPCO System," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 1639-1640, August 2009.
X. Fang, J. H. Chow, A.-A. Edris, X. Jiang, B. Fardanesh, and E. Uzunovic, "Sensitivity Formulation in a Multi-Functional FACTS Controller Training Simulator," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 713-720, 2009.
X. Jiang, X. Fang, J. H. Chow, A.-A. Edris, E. Uzunovic, M. Parisi, and L. Hopkins, "A Novel Approach for Modeling Voltage-Sourced Converter Based FACTS Controllers," IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 2591-2598, Oct. 2008.
J. H. Chow, A. Chakrabortty, L. Vanfretti, and M. Arcak, "Estimation of Radial Power System Transfer Path Dynamic Parameters using Synchronized Phasor Data," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 564-571, May 2008.
J. H. Chow, A. Chakrabortty, M. Arcak, B. Bhargava, and A. Salazar, "Synchronized Phasor Data Based Energy Function Analysis of Dominant Power Transfer Paths in Large Power Systems," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 22, pp. 727-734, May 2007.
J. H. Chow, R. W. de Mello, and K.-W. Cheung, "Reliability in Deregulated Power Systems," Proceedings of IEEE, vol. 93, no. 11, pp. 1956-1969, Nov. 2005.
X. Wei, J. H. Chow, B.
Fardanesh, and A.-A. Edris, "A
Dispatch Strategy for a Unified Power-Flow Controller to Maximize Voltage-Stability-Limited
Power Transfer," IEEE
Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 2022-2029, July
J. H. Chow, F. F. Wu, and J. A. Momoh, editors, Applied Mathematics for Restructured Electric Power Systems: Optimization, Control, and Computational Intelligence, Springer, 2005.
J. H. Chow, G. E. Boukarim,
and A. Murdoch, "Power System
Stabilizers as Undergraduate Control Design Projects," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Special
Issue on Power Engineering Education, vol. 19, pp. 144-151, 2004.
R. M. Johnson, J. H. Chow, and M. V. Dillon, "Pelton Turbine Deflector Overspeed Control in Small Power Systems," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 19, pp. 1032-1037, 2004.
X. Wei, J. H. Chow, B. Fardanesh, and A.-A. Edris, "A Common Modeling Framework of Voltage-Sourced Converters for Loadflow, Sensitivity, and Dispatch Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 19, pp. 934-941, 2004.
N. Lu, J. H. Chow, and A. A. Desrochers, "Pumped-Storage Hydro-Turbine Bidding Strategies in a Competitive Electricity Market," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 19, pp. 834-841, 2004.
"A Virtual Laboratory for Teaching Power System Dynamics and Control at
Undergraduate Level in Developing Nations," Student Poster Presentation, Third Prize. IEEE Power System Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, October 30 -
November 1, 2006. download poster
X. Wei, J. H. Chow, B. Fardanesh, and A.-A. Edris, "A Dispatch Strategy for a Unified Power Flow Controller to Maximize Voltage-Stability Limited Power Transfer," Best student poster presentation, IEEE General Power Meeting, Denver, June 7-10, 2004.
R. M. Johnson, J. H. Chow, and M. Dillon, "Hierarchical Pelton Turbine Control in a Small Power System," 25th North American Power Symposium, University of Missouri-Rolla, October 20-21, 2003. (Best student paper prize)
N. Lu, J. H. Chow, and A. A. Desrochers, "A Multi-layer Petri Net Model for Deregulated Electric Power Systems," Proc. of American Control Conference, pp. 513-518, 2002. (finalist, best student paper contest.)
Xia Jiang, Operating Modes and their Regulations of Voltage-Sourced Converter based FACTS Controllers, March 2007.
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