by: Sairaj-

unifi team members were hosted by Brian Johnson at the University of Texas Austin on February 6-7 for our annual meeting. This latest gathering featured in-depth technical presentations from consortium members, big-picture viewpoints from invited speakers across academia and industry, and posters from our student researchers. Early results from the 1 MW multi-vendor experiment coming together at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) drew a lot of discussion, as did unifi’s latest endeavor to set up agile teams focusing on cross-cut topics relevant across the wide spectrum of the consortium’s activities including: control under constraints, stability limitations/interactions of GFM technology with multiple devices, scalability in simulation and control architectures, and certification.  Congrats to Ashwin Venkataramanan from Virginia Tech for winning the best poster award for his work: “Black and Model-Free Transient Response Shaping for Inverter-Based Resources.”