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The Impact of Distributed Generation and Microgrids on the Distribution Network
Ron Chebra, Grid Automation Solutions Architect, Schneider Electric
Integrating Legacy Switchgear in a Modern Grid
Bassem Maurice, Feeder Automation Offer Manager, Schneider Electric
A Weather-Readiness Assessment Model for Utilities to Deal with Weather Volatility
Shylesh Muralidharan, Energy Product Manager - Weather Services,
Data Management and Analytics for Online Asset Health Monitoring
Justin Thomas, Business Development Manager, InStep Software
A Framework for Developing and Evaluating Utility Substation Cyber Security
Adam Gauci, Cyber Security Marketing Manager, Schneider Electric
Riel Substation: Taking Interoperability to the Next Level
Claudio Anibal Rimada, Senior Engineering Manager, Schneider Electric
Minimizing Energy Consumption While Meeting Pump Station Operational Constraints and Tracking Pump Health
Perry Steger, President, Specific Energy
Co-authored by Jeff Miller PE, ENV SP, Water Solutions Architect, Schneider Electric
An Approach for Driving the Successful Adoption of a Smart Distribution Solution in an Electric Distribution Utility
Joe Zerdin, Director of Smart Grid Development, Hydro One
Advanced DMS in Theory and Practice
Arthur Gonzalez Jr., Senior Power System Engineer, Austin Energy
Mobile Work Management: What Do Utilities Dream Of?
Darin Warke, GIS Supervisor, UniSource Energy Services
Jon Fairchild, Technical Product Manager, Schneider Electric
Determining the Benefits of Volt-VAR Optimization Projects: Case Studies of Different Methods Available
Dragan Popovic, Executive Vice President Smart Grid IT, Schneider Electric
Live Webcast: Engaging the Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) Marketplace
Rob Hazelbaker, Manager – Business Energy Advisors, Duke Energy
Greg Thompson, General Manager – Utility Demand Side Management Solutions, Schneider Electric
The Distribution Management System Network Model - The Cornerstone of Successful DMS Implementation
Michael B. Johnson, P.E., Project Director, Duke Energy
Thomas Christopher, Vice President, Smart Grid IT, Schneider Electric
Case Study: Analyzing Synchrophasor Data for Improved Reliability
Sean Gregerson, Director of Strategic Development, InStep Software
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As self-generation grows as a viable consumer option, the distribution utility must be equipped with the necessary tools to ensure the safety and integrity of the grid. This session will look at the challenges utilities face now and in the future, and will examine how to manage these interfaces from a business, technical, and process perspective. Topics covered include protection and isolation schemes using automated switching that can be operated under local control or under the direction of an Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS).
A modern grid offers opportunities to increase the life of existing assets while improving reliability and energy efficiency. While these opportunities offer real return, the rate of this return does not always warrant replacing legacy padmount and overhead switchgear in a wholesale manner. In order to increase the IRR value of modernizing the grid, we explore avenues to add intelligence to existing gear.
There has been an increasing trend of weather volatility negatively impacting electric utilities operations and leading to significant economic losses in the recent years. So a weather-readiness model is proposed here that will help utilities assess current status of their systems with respect to weather volatility identifying specific areas of focus on, to incorporate the influence of weather variables and measure how these variables impact their business goals of providing reliable and affordable power, maintaining service levels and limiting operational costs.
When deploying an advanced data analytics program for asset health monitoring, utilities require a secure and scalable data management infrastructure. eDNA enterprise data historian software provides the ability to efficiently collect, archive, display, analyze, and report on real-time operational, smart device and asset health-related data. Further expanding on the historian data management foundation, predictive analytics software solutions monitor the health and performance of critical assets. PRiSM predictive asset analytics software uses advanced pattern recognition to provide early identification of equipment health and performance problems. The software allows users to identify, predict, diagnose, and prioritize impending equipment problems – continuously and in real-time.
Specifically within T&D, the predictive analytics technology can be used to monitor and interpret the behavior of important systems and assets including transformers, breakers, capacitor banks, and other substation equipment and devices. Organizations can use the software to make quick and informed decisions resulting in improved reliability, efficiency, equipment performance, operations, maintenance programs, and the bottom line.
The utility industry is under pressure to improve substation automation cyber security. Manufacturers of substation products use proprietary or product-specific methodologies for managing device security. As a result, standardization and ease of management of these devices is lacking. This paper reviews processes and procedures for securing a substation, offers advice for overcoming substation asset management challenges, and describes some of the tools available.
The Riel Substation initiative is one of the first complete protection and control automation solution using redundant IEC61850. This presentation outlines the challenges encountered during project execution, lessons learned, and recommendations for future implementations.
System Integrators do not have the time or resources to develop a programmable logic controller program satisfying all of the operational constraints of a pump station. This presentation outlines the authors’ six-year journey to develop and continually improve such a controller.
Presenters will share their experiences in the business side of smart distribution management and lessons learned on ADMS, training tools for distribution operators and dispatchers, practical aspects from the trainer’s perspective, and an approach for driving the successful adoption of a smart distribution solution in an electric distribution utility.
This presentation will describe how Austin Energy is using Advanced DMS, provided by Schneider Electric, to re-engineer and advance its control systems. Key components include SCADA, OMS, and DMS.
With the mobile solution of our dreams, crews could deploy intuitive apps to their mobile devices, instantly access the GIS asset record and their assigned work, and bring field data efficiently to enterprise workflows, ultimately lowering a utility’s cost of doing business.
In this session, panelists will describe the various methods used to implement Volt-VAR control and optimization and the keys to identifying which benefits are attributed to VVO as opposed to other factors such as changing weather conditions, random customer behavior, and planned switching.
Learn how Duke Energy, the nation’s largest utility leveraged Voice of Customer insights, incorporated best practices from similar outreach programs, and identified opportunities within its SMB sector to further increase earnings contribution for the utility.
The session will also cover the process Duke Energy used and lessons learned from establishing a cross-functional team to define their idea of Energy Advisors to support SMB market growth, developing the business case, and initiating the project with the support of key partners like Schneider Electric.
This presentation will illustrate the methodology deployed to achieve an accurate Distribution Network Model at Duke Energy Carolinas. It also will dive in to the impact on various stakeholders in the organization, as well as the change management process that drives the successful implementation of the model.
This presentation will explain how to leverage
data historian software to meet synchrophasor
data management and power quality analysis requirements that ultimately lead to more reliable electricity transmission.
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