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Space Coast Chapter Meeting - May 5 - Design of Power Micro-Grids

  • Date:
    May 05, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (ET)
  • Address: Spacecoast Fab Lab 2475 Palm Bay Road NE
  • Location: Melbourne, FL USA
  • Venue:
    Spacecoast Fab Lab, 2475 Palm Bay Road NE, Melbourne, FL
  • Contact: Linda Maness
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This will be our regular Chapter meeting for April 2016. Food & drink provided at no charge - just let us know you are coming.
NOTE LOCATION: At The SPACECOAST FAB LAB 2475 Palm Bay Road NE, across the street from the Harris.  See directions below.

Topic: Design of Power Micro-Grids
Speaker: Dr. Aldo Fabregas
About the Presentation:
Recently, there is vast inclination toward using renewable energy in rural areas away from the main electricity generation plants. Small airports located in rural areas are good candidates to apply   sustainable energy for electrical power needs. Because of the intermittency of the renewable sources, it is important to have energy storage to guarantee an uninterrupted and stable power supply for end users.  In this presentation a high level micro grid model is discussed with considerations for decisions about various factors such as different renewable sources capacity, storage and system capacity. A multi-objective model of a microgrid high-level design is used to formulate design alternatives. This can enable engineering teams to refine requirements for subsequent stages of the system engineering process. 
About the Speaker:
Our speaker is Dr. Aldo Fabregas an assistant professor in the Engineering Systems Department at the Florida Institute of Technology where he teaches courses on decision analysis, quality engineering and engineering systems requirements. His research interests involve Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and renewable energy applications. He is also a faculty researcher at Florida Tech's National Center for Hydrogen Research. He has a Ph.D. in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from the University of South Florida and MS and BS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Universidad del Norte, Colombia.

Location - The SpaceCoast Fab Lab
From U.S. 1 turn West onto Palm Bay Road.  The address is 2475 Palm Bay Road NE, across the street from the Harris Corporation. Google Map at :,+Palm+Bay,+FL+32905/@28.0354623,-80.6040388,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x88de125b4bbe97cf:0x3e8824364e913e47