Felipe Wilches-Bernal Ph.D.

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Felipe Wilches-Bernal Ph.D.

Senior Member, Technical Staff

Contact Information

Felipe Wilches-Bernal / 505-845-8292

Biography

Felipe Wilches-Bernal is an electrical engineer with 8+ years of experience in the energy sector with focus on electric power. Principal investigator or key technical contributor of multiple projects on renewable energy integration and control for resilient grid modernization. Expertise in signal processing, control theory and optimization applied to power systems. Recipient of multiple distinctions and awards. Internationally experienced and fluent in English, Spanish, and French.

Education

    Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY – 2015
    Masters of Science, Control Systems and Signal Processing, Université Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France – 2009
    Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia – 2008

U.S. Patents

U.S. Patent No. 10,574,056, Feb. 25 2020, Communication Enabled Fast-Acting Imbalance Reserve

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Key Publications

    2020

    F. Wilches-Bernal, C. Lackner, and J.H. Chow, “Model Reduction of Wind Turbine Generator Models for Control Performance Evaluation.” In Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D), Chicago, IL, Oct. 2020.

    F. Wilches-Bernal, B. Knueven, A. Staid, and J.P. Watson. “Models and Analysis of Fuel Switching Generation Impacts on Power System Resilience.” In Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Montreal (Virtual), QC, Aug. 2020.

    W.H. Balliet, F. Wilches-Bernal, and J. Wold. “A Testbed for Synthetic Inertia Control Design using Point-on-Wave Frequency Estimates.” In Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Montreal (Virtual), QC, Aug. 2020.

    S. Ojetola, J. Wold, D. Trudnowski, F. Wilches-Bernal, and R. Elliot. “A Real Power Injection Control Strategy for Improving Transient Stability.” In Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Montreal (Virtual), QC, Aug. 2020.

    R.H. Byrne, T.A. Nguyen, A. Headley, F. Wilches-Bernal, R. Concepcion, and R.D. Trevizan. “Opportunities and Trends for Energy Storage Plus Solar in CAISO: 2014-2018.” In Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Montreal (Virtual), QC, Aug. 2020.