Towards an Interoperable and Equitable Distribution Operation Framework

Dr. Honghao Zheng


This presentation will review several interesting ComEd Smart Grid investments in the past decade, share the learnings and hint on a series of future challenges. The topics span from distributed energy resources management system (DERMS), electric vehicle demonstration pilots, microgrid management system (MGMS), advanced sensor deployment and grid-edge intelligence.

Speaker Bio

Honghao Zheng is the Manager of Grid Strategy & Analytics in Smart Grid Emerging Technology at Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), where he supports new technology ideation, industrial R&D, and complex project execution. Currently he is leading Smart Grid DOE portfolio, Microgrid Deployment, Distributed Intelligence, Quantum Computing and several other strategic initiatives. Prior to ComEd, he worked as a technical lead of Spectrum Power Operator Training Simulator and Transmission Network Applications modules for Siemens Industry. Zheng received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015 and he is a registered professional engineer.