The 2022 IEEE PES Grid Resilience Workshop brings together experts from academia, government, industry, and national labs to discuss and present the most recent research and development and real-world implementation activities to enhance the cyber-physical resilience of power grids. The workshop will discuss the need for intersectoral collaboration and highlights the need for a diverse workforce to support communities in enhancing their grid resilience.

The 2022 IEEE PES Grid Resilience Workshop is organized by the Utah Smart Energy Laboratory (U-Smart), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, and co-sponsored by the IEEE PES Utah Chapter, the IEEE PES Bulk Power Systems Operation Subcommittee, and the IEEE PES Task Force on Operational Tools for Enabling Resiliency. 

  When: September 8, 2022, 7:30-17:00 MDT

  Where: Sorensen Molecular Biotechnology Building (SMBB) Auditorium, the University of Utah. (36 S Wasatch Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84112)

  Live Broadcast: The event will be broadcasted live as a PES Webinar (through Webex).


Registration (free, limited capacity) is required to attend the workshop.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be offered through the IEEE PES Resource Center after the workshop.


September 7, U-SMART Cyber-Physical Resilience Testbed Tour*

Time (MDT) Event
13:00 – 14:00 Time Slot #1 (max. 6 people)
14:00 – 15:00 Time Slot #2 (max. 6 people)
15:00 – 16:00 Time Slot #3 (max. 6 people)
16:00 – 17:00 Time Slot #4 (max. 6 people)

*Registration required , imited capacity.

September 8, Grid Resilience Workshop

Time (MT) Event
7:30 – 8:30 Check-in and Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome Address – (Masood Parvania, U-Smart)
8:45 – 9:15 Keynote Speaker 1Towards Energy Resilience (David Walter – DOE  SETO)

9:15– 9:40 Session 1 Cyber-Physical Security of Distribution Systems (Jairo Giraldo – U-Smart)

9:40 – 10:00 Session 2 Visualization for Cyber-Physical State Awareness of Distribution Grid (Bjorn Vaagansmith, Idaho National Laboratory)

10:00 – 10:15

Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:00 Session 3 

– Cyber-Physical Power System Resilience (CPSR) Testbed and its Application (Mohammed Masum Siraj Khan, U-Smart)

– AWR Metrics for Operational Resilience Monitoring using RT-RMOD (Anurag Srivastava, West Virginia University )

11:00 – 11:30 Session 4 – Metrics to Quantify Resilience of Interdependent Power and Water Distribution Systems (Luis Rodriguez-Garcia, U-Smart)

11:30 – 12:00 Session 5 – Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Resilient Grid Operation (Mehdi Hosseini, U-Smart)

12:00 – 12:15 Session 6 Grid Resilience in Real-world Applications (Rohit Nair, PacifiCorp)
12:15 – 13:00


13:00 – 13:30 Keynote Speaker 2 Resilience of the Western Interconnection to Extreme Weather Events (Branden Sudduth, Western Electricity Coordinating Council)

13:30 – 14:45 Panel 1 Energy Equity and the Obstacles to Energy Resilience in Vulnerable Communities

Moderator: Dr. Tabitha Benney, Department of Political Science, The University of Utah


  • Energy Resilience while Ensuring Security – Milind Deo, Energy and Geoscience Institute, The University of Utah
  • Reducing Energy Insecurity through the Deployment of Distributed Energy Resources – Miguel Heleno, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Tribal and Rural Settings – Scott Collingwood, The University of Utah
  • Centering Equity in University Climate Change Planning – Kerry Case, Chief Sustainability Officer, The University of Utah


14:45 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:30 Keynote Speaker 3 Modeling Summer Drought Impacts for Resilience Assessment – Prof. Fangxin Li, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

15:30 – 16:45 Panel 2 Intersectoral Collaboration for Grid Resilience

Moderator: Dr. Divya Chandrasekhar, Department of City and Metropolitan Planning, The University of Utah


  • Matt Anderson, Acting Director, Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development
  • Rohit Nair, PacifiCorp
  • Rob Hovsapian, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Rahul Anilkumar, Quanta Technologies
  • Kathy Holder, Utah Division of Emergency Management
16:45 – 17:00

Concluding Remarks




Visitor parking lots are available within the walking distance of the venue at the University of Utah (shown by V in the map below). For more information please visit here.

For any question about the workshop, please contact Dr. Alba Gonzalez.