会议名称:

Utility Week Africa 2019南非公共事业周会议 5月14-16日 南非开普敦

会议时间:

2019年1月 23-25日

会议地点:

非洲南非-开普敦

会议名称:

DistribuTECH 2019美国输配电及电网和储能大会 1月23-25日 美国-圣安东尼奥

会议时间:

2019年1月 23-25日

会议地点:

北美洲美国-圣安东尼奥

会议名称:

Power-Gen International 2018 美国-奥兰多 12月4-6日

会议时间:

2019年1月 23-25日

会议地点:

北美洲美国-奥兰多橘子洲会议中心

1:00 PM-5:00 PM

UU 301: Applying Synchrophasor Technology to Distribution System Operations (#D0149)

Room: 210A

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course. **



Distributed energy resources (DER), microgrid deployments and customer service demands are changing how medium-voltage distribution systems are planned, operated, controlled, protected and managed. Synchrophasor measurement technology, now widely adopted in transmission systems, can be applied to new challenges in distribution systems. This course ...read more...

Instructor+

Eric A.  Udren
Executive Advisor
Quanta Technology LLC
United States

Instructor

Julio Romero Aguero
Vice President, Strategy & Business Innovation
Quanta Technology
United States

Instructor

Yi Hu
Director, WAMPAC
Quanta Technology LLC
United States
Handout(s)

UU-301 Distr PMU ApplicationsUU-301 Distr PMU Applications


1:00 PM-5:00 PM

UU 302: Who's in Your Network and How Long Have They Been There? (#D0148)

Room: 210B

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course. **



This course lays out a foundation of distribution, transmission and generation communications. It identifies the importance of understanding the traffic within a network and how logging and monitoring (network, operating system and applications) provides visibility into a potential attack surface. The course also ...read more...

Instructor

John Biasi
Sr. Cyber Security Specialist
Burns & McDonnell Engineering
United States

Instructor

Kevin Madis, CISSP, CISA
Senior Security Consultant
Burns & McDonnell
United States
Handout(s)

UU 302FINALUU 302FINAL


1:00 PM-5:00 PM

UU 303: Disruption: Technology that will Change the Utility Business Model and how to Prepare for it (#D0145) - SOLD OUT

Room: 214B

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

Evaluate this course. 



Society has done little to modernize energy delivery or take advantage of proven, commonly available technology. In the past, change was driven by regulated entities with an exclusive franchise. Today, however, disruptors come from outside of the power sector—a phenomenon that is changing ...read more...

Instructor+

Robert Sarfi
Partner
Boreas Group LLC
United States

Instructor

Jitesh Parmer
Manager Engineering and Operations
Liberty Utilities
Canada

Instructor

Jonathan Shafer
Senior Engineer
NorthWestern Energy
United States

Instructor

Tammy Zucco
Director, Marketing
Itron
United States
Handout(s)

FINAL Part 1 of 2FINAL Part 1 of 2

FINAL Part 2 of 2FINAL Part 2 of 2

Board Game FINAL Board Game FINAL


1:00 PM-5:00 PM

UU 304: Grid Modernization Program Overview and Lessons Learned (#D0154)

Room: 212A

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

Evaluate this course. 



This practical course should allow a manager to walk out with a better idea of how to structure and sequence a grid modernization program and build a business case that senior management will understand. The course is based on lessons learned in real ...read more...

Instructor+

Doug Houseman
Grid Modernization Lead
Burns & McDonnell
United States

Instructor

Joseph Nichols
Project Manager; Business Consulting, Business &  Technology Services
Burns & McDonnell
United States

Instructor

Lucas McIntosh
Associate & Project Manager
Burns & McDonnell
United States

Instructor

Raiford Smith
Vice President, Energy Technology and Analytics
Entergy Services Inc.
United States

Instructor

Ryan Bercegeay
Manager, Grid Modernization
Entergy
United States
Handout(s)

Final presentation master Final presentation master


1:00 PM-5:00 PM

UU 305: Implementing DERMS to Meet the Challenges of Distributed Resources Integration (#D0144) - SOLD OUT

Room: 212B

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course. **



This course provides background information and utility experience related to distributed energy resources management systems (DERMS)—the emerging computer applications that can help electric utilities better manage the increasing penetration of distributed energy resources (DER), including distributed generation (DG), distributed storage (DS), electric vehicles ...read more...

Instructor+

Terry Nielsen
Executive Vice President
GridBright
United States

Instructor

Alex Portilla
Manager, Grid Integration & Innovation
Pacific Gas and Electric
United States

Instructor

Travis Rouillard
Chief Technology Officer
GridBright
United States
Handout(s)

UU305 - Segment 1 - 8 Jan 2018UU305 - Segment 1 - 8 Jan 2018

UU305 - Segment 2 - 8 Jan 2018UU305 - Segment 2 - 8 Jan 2018

UU305 - Segment 3 - 8 Jan 2018UU305 - Segment 3 - 8 Jan 2018

UU305 - Segment 4 - 8 Jan 2018UU305 - Segment 4 - 8 Jan 2018

UU305 Segment 5 21 Jan 2018UU305 Segment 5 21 Jan 2018


1:00 PM-5:00 PM

UU 306: MDM: Why do I need it? What can I do with It? (#D0139)

Room: 213A

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course. **



Meter data management (MDM) can significantly improve the value of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), or it can increase the complexity and cost of AMI. This course provides a review of functionality and features of MDM, explains what an MDM can and should do ...read more...

Instructor+

John O.  Wambaugh
Executive Consultant
Z2Solutions LLC
United States
Handout(s)

UU306 - MDM-WhatIsIt - Part 1UU306 - MDM-WhatIsIt - Part 1

UU306 - MDM-WhatIsIt - Part 2UU306 - MDM-WhatIsIt - Part 2


1:00 PM-5:00 PM

UU 307: Revised IEEE 1547 DER Interconnection Standard (#D0151)

Room: 213B

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course. **



This course is designed to educate utility engineers and professionals working in the distributed energy resource (DER) area on recent changes proposed in IEEE 1547. Instructors, who facilitated the development of the standard, explain the rationales behind the ...read more...

Instructor+

Aminul Huque
Principal Project Manager
Electric Power Research Institute
United States

Instructor

Babak  Enayati
Lead RD&D Engineer
National Grid
United States

Instructor

Jens Boemer
Technical Leader/Project Manager
Electric Power Research Institute
United States

Instructor

Reigh Walling
Principal
Walling Energy Systems Consulting LLC
United States
Handout(s)

DER Voltage and Frequency Disturbance Response - Reigh WallingDER Voltage and Frequency Disturbance Response - Reigh Walling

Voltage and Frequency Regulation Support - Aminul HuqueVoltage and Frequency Regulation Support - Aminul Huque

Context of IEEE Std 1547, Major Upcoming Changes, and Application Notes (Updated) - Jens BoemerContext of IEEE Std 1547, Major Upcoming Changes, and Application Notes (Updated) - Jens Boemer

New Requirements for Interoperability and Communication Capability - Jens BoemerNew Requirements for Interoperability and Communication Capability - Jens Boemer

IEEE 1547 Power Quality- Babak EnayatiIEEE 1547 Power Quality- Babak Enayati


8:00 AM-12:00 PM

UU 201: AMI Operations: Best Practices for Achieving value from your AMI Solution (#D0140)

Room: 210A

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course. **



This practical course describes the responsibilities and organization of the group that operates the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution. It also details the processes associated with the monitoring and management of this critical infrastructure. The course focuses on operating and maintaining advanced metering ...read more...

Instructor+

John O.  Wambaugh
Executive Consultant
Z2Solutions LLC
United States
Handout(s)

UU201 - AMI Operations - Part 1UU201 - AMI Operations - Part 1

UU201 - AMI Operations - Part 2UU201 - AMI Operations - Part 2


8:00 AM-12:00 PM

UU 202: A Primer on Next Generation in Big Data and Energy/Grid Analytics - Road to the Future (#D0152)

Room: 210B

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course. **



With the advent of the big data, analytics and visualization, utilities (electric, water and gas) have embarked on creating their visions, strategies and multi-generation plans. Some are evaluating the technologies available in the industry against their challenges while others are still ...read more...

Instructor+

Anant Venkateswaran
Director
General Electric Co.
United States

Instructor

Glenn Pritchard
Manager, Advanced Grid Operations & Technology
PECO Energy
United States

Instructor

Mark Carpenter
Senior Vice President, T&D Operations
Oncor Electric Delivery
United States

Instructor

Roy Lum
Director, Business Technology
PG&E
United States
Handout(s)

UU202FINAL- Part 1 of 2UU202FINAL- Part 1 of 2

UU202FINAL- Part 2 of 2UU202FINAL- Part 2 of 2

UU202PritchardFINAL UU202PritchardFINAL


8:00 AM-12:00 PM

UU 203: Line Sensor Deployment for Distribution Automation: Practical Deployment, Data Collection, and Use (#D0141)

Room: 214B

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course.** 



This course covers the practical aspects of line sensor deployment, radio communications, data management and the use of line sensor data in utility operations. This course gives attendees a basis for planning and executing their own line sensor projects. It begins with a ...read more...

Instructor

David Greenly
Software Architect
TAV Networks
United States

Instructor

Jared  Hafer
RF Field Engineering
TAV Networks
United States

Instructor

Jeff Teuscher
Asset Strategist
Dayton Power & Light – Asset Management
United States

Instructor

Joe Tavormina
Principal
TAV Networks
United States

Instructor

Stan Thompson
Data Analyst
TAV Networks
United States
Handout(s)

Thompson UU203 Final 1.31.2018Thompson UU203 Final 1.31.2018


8:00 AM-12:00 PM

UU 204: Planning for Integration of Distributed Energy Resources and Microgrids in Smart Distribution Systems (#D0146) - SOLD OUT

Room: 212A

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course. **



This course covers planning and engineering analysis for smart distribution systems, including modeling, simulation and advanced studies for integration of distributed energy resources (DER), such as distributed generation and distributed energy storage. In addition, it focuses on microgrids ...read more...

Instructor+

Julio Romero Aguero
Vice President, Strategy & Business Innovation
Quanta Technology
United States

Instructor

Farid Katiraei
Senior Director, Renewables, Emerging Technologies & Microgrids
Quanta Technology
Canada
Handout(s)

UU 204 FINAL 01102018UU 204 FINAL 01102018


8:00 AM-12:00 PM

UU 205: Selecting Communications Infrastructure for SCADA, DA, AMI, and DER (#D0142)

Room: 212B

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course. **



This course provides a fresh, unbiased perspective of communications technologies for field applications such as SCADA, distribution automation (DA), distributed generation (DG), advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and others. Instructors introduce a methodology for developing a utility-wide strategic communications plan, including typical ...read more...

Instructor+

Rick Schmidt
Director of Infrastructure Modernization
Black & Veatch
United States
Handout(s)

UU 205 FINAL UU 205 FINAL


8:00 AM-12:00 PM

UU 206: Successful Utility Project Management: The Art and Science (#D0153)

Room: 213A

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course. **



Effective project management for electric, water and gas utilities relies on superior implementation approaches, techniques and skills. Implementation success for utility projects is not a given in the utility industry in general, where as many as 80 percent of projects fail to meet ...read more...

Instructor+

Jim Ketchledge
CEO & President
Excergy Corp.
United States

Instructor

Joel Westvold
Program Manager
Excergy Corp.
United States
Handout(s)

Successful Utility Project Management: The Art and Science UU20601082018finalSuccessful Utility Project Management: The Art and Science UU20601082018final


8:00 AM-12:00 PM

UU 207: The Future of Outage Management Systems (#D0150)

Room: 213B

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course. **



The future of outage management systems (OMS) is exciting and dynamic. Across the industry, changes are driving utilities and vendors to new levels of outage optimization. This includes new approaches to outage predictions, the use of social media, and cloud and data analytics. ...read more...

Instructor+

Terry Nielsen
Executive Vice President
GridBright
United States

Instructor

Scott Thomsen
Communications and Public Affairs Executive
Seattle City Light
United States

Instructor

Zac Canders
Co-founder
DataCapable
United States
Handout(s)

UU207 Future of OMS 21-Jan-2018-final UU207 Future of OMS 21-Jan-2018-final


8:00 AM-12:00 PM

UU 208: Modeling and Simulation for Cybersecurity Research using Open-source Tools (#D0930)

Room: 214C

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course. **



This course is aimed at researchers and engineers interested in learning about the concepts of coupled simulation of communication network and power transmission systems, and how open-source tools for modeling and simulation of communication networks and power systems are used to ...read more...

Instructor+

Brian M. Kelley
Critical Infrastructure Research Scientist
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
United States

Instructor

Philip Top
Research Engineer
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
United States

Instructor

Steven Smith
Computer Scientist, Center for Applied Scientific Computing
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
United States
Handout(s)

UU208 Part 1A (01/20/18)UU208 Part 1A (01/20/18)

UU208 Part 1B (01/20/18)UU208 Part 1B (01/20/18)

UU208 Part 2 (01/20/18)UU208 Part 2 (01/20/18)


8:00 AM-5:00 PM

UU 101: ADMS Solutions for Modern Distribution Systems (#D0147)

Room: Changed to Room 214A

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course. **



The course will provide information electric utilities need to plan, integrate and commission systems. The course covers key terms and definitions and basic and advanced functionality of the latest advanced distribution management systems (ADMS) and outage management systems (OMS); OMS and ADMS architecture ...read more...

Instructor+

Robert (Bob) Uluski
Executive Consultant
ESTA International
United States

Instructor

Cristi Killian
Manager, Grid Operations and Planning
OGE Energy Corp
United States

Instructor

Steve Russell, P.E.
DMS Program Director
Duke Energy
United States

Instructor

Stipe Fustar
Executive Consultant
ESTA International
United States
Handout(s)

UU 101 FINAL - Part 1 of 5UU 101 FINAL - Part 1 of 5

UU 101 FINAL - Part 2 of 5UU 101 FINAL - Part 2 of 5

UU 101 FINAL - Part 3 of 5UU 101 FINAL - Part 3 of 5

UU 101 FINAL - Part 4 of 5UU 101 FINAL - Part 4 of 5

UU 101 FINAL - Part 5 of 5UU 101 FINAL - Part 5 of 5


8:00 AM-5:00 PM

UU 102: Using Standard Communication Protocols for the Grid of Today and Managing Distributed Energy Resources in the Future (#D0143)

Room: 209

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course. **



This course provides background on standard communication protocols used for SCADA and distributed energy resource (DER) applications in the grid. The widely adopted IEC 61850 and DNP3 standards and emerging protocols IEEE 2030.5 and OpenADR are discussed. A high-level view of how the ...read more...

Instructor+

Joe Stevens
Marketing Manager
Triangle MicroWorks Inc.
United States

Instructor

Andrew West
Regional Technical Director
SUBNET Solutions Inc.
Australia

Instructor

James Mater
GM, Smart Grid
QualityLogic Inc.
United States
Handout(s)

UU102 Slide Handouts - Final VersionUU102 Slide Handouts - Final Version

UU102 Slide Handouts Jan22UU102 Slide Handouts Jan22


8:00 AM-5:00 PM

UU 103: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) With Advanced Applications (#D0563)

Room: 211

Format: Utility University Course (4 or 8 hour course)

**Evaluate this course. **



This course provides a comprehensive examination of electric utility supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, as well as the many adjacent technologies, techniques and industry best practices that accompany them. Key topics covered include: SCADA system benefits, building blocks and case studies; ...read more...

Instructor+

Michael Thesing
Manager of Smart Grid Engineering
Patterson & Dewar Engineers Inc.
United States

Instructor

John McDonald
Smart Grid Business Development Leader
GE Power's Grid Solutions business
United States
Handout(s)

UU103 Course OutlineUU103 Course Outline

UU103 Case Study 1UU103 Case Study 1

UU103 Case Study 2UU103 Case Study 2

UU103 Case Study 3UU103 Case Study 3

John McDonald GE BioJohn McDonald GE Bio

Michael Thesing PDE BioMichael Thesing PDE Bio

Power System SCADA and Smart Grids BookPower System SCADA and Smart Grids Book

Chap 1 - SCADA FundamentalsChap 1 - SCADA Fundamentals

Chap 2 - CommunicationsChap 2 - Communications

Chap 3 - Dist SCADA DA-DMSChap 3 - Dist SCADA DA-DMS

Chap 4 - Adv Apps in DA-DMS SystemsChap 4 - Adv Apps in DA-DMS Systems

Chap 5 - System Design and ConfigChap 5 - System Design and Config

Chap 6 - Security ConsiderationsChap 6 - Security Considerations

UU103 ScheduleUU103 Schedule

UU103 Abbreviation GuideUU103 Abbreviation Guide


10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Disruptive and Behind-the-Meter Technologies - Utility Friend or Foe? (#D0268)

Room: 217D

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



Utilities are exploring a range of nontraditional approaches that use multiple DER technologies and could shift the utility business paradigm. This panel discusses cutting-edge research that Xcel Energy, San Diego Gas & Electric and the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) are doing ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Matthew Futch
Strategy and Business Development Director
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States

Session Chair

Julio Romero Aguero
Vice President, Strategy & Business Innovation
Quanta Technology
United States

Session Co-Chair

Bradley R. Williams, PE
Vice President, Utility Innovation Engineering
Oracle Utilities
United States

Panelist

Alice Jackson
VP Strategic Revenue Initiatives
Xcel Energy
United States

Panelist

Colton Ching
SVP Planning and Technology
Hawaiian Electric Co.
United States

Panelist

Daniel Spaizman
Engineer I
San Diego Gas and Electric
United States

Panelist

Mike Hess, PE, LEED Fellow
Vice President, Smart and Sustainable Buildings
Panasonic
United States
Handout(s)

Disruptive and Behind the Meter Technologies_Final Version_Jan 24Disruptive and Behind the Meter Technologies_Final Version_Jan 24


Distribution Automation

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Distribution System Communications, Protection and Control (#D0477)

Room: 214A

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Technology advancements have given utilities many opportunities to upgrade and improve distribution systems operation, efficiency and reliability. The speakers in this session discuss the details of some distribution system projects. Some of the subjects covered include an innovative approach to using ...read more...

Session Chair

Reza Alaghehband, P.E.
Power System Principal Engineer
Austin Energy
United States

Session Co-Chair

Ashok Sundaram
Regional Sales Manager
Coolisys Technologies Inc.
United States

 

Different Protection for Self-healing Feeder Automation Systems: A Report After Six Years in Service

Handout(s)

Report on New Differential Prot Differential Protection Method after 6 Years in ServiceReport on New Differential Prot Differential Protection Method after 6 Years in Service


Speaker

Don Bowman
Don Bowman
Wake Electric Membership Corporation
United States

Co-Author

Andre Smit
Engineering Manager
Siemens Industry Inc.
United States

Deployment of Remote Distribution Automation Functionality Through Wireless Communication

Handout(s)

Deployment of remote Distribution Automation functionality through wireless communicationDeployment of remote Distribution Automation functionality through wireless communication


Speaker+

Jorge Valenzuela
Lead Engineer
National Grid
United States

Distribution PMU Placement at ComEd

Handout(s)

Distribution PMU Placement at ComEdDistribution PMU Placement at ComEd


Speaker+

Sahar Hendabadi
Principal Project Manager
ComEd
United States

Co-Author

Farnoosh Rahmatian
President
NuGrid Power Corp
Canada

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Driving Reliability Improvement Through AMI (#D0436)

Room: 217C

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



From outage detection to identifying and locating faults, AMI provides a valuable data stream and tools to improve system reliability if it’s applied in effective and innovative ways. This session will feature utilities that have successfully leveraged their AMI investments to drive reliability ...read more...

Session Chair

Tim Wolf
TBP
TBP
United States

Session Co-Chair

Howard Scott
Managing Director
Cognyst Advisors
United States

 

Distributed intelligence for OMS

Handout(s)

OGE Distributed Intelligence FINALOGE Distributed Intelligence FINAL


Speaker

Thea Matlock
Sr. Distribution Operations Engineer
Oklahoma Gas and Electric
United States

Co-Author

Louie Vergara
Consulting Analyst
Accenture
United States

Co-Author

Syed Arefin
Sr. Analyst – Intelligent Grid Operations
Accenture
United States

Outage Management Prediction:  AMI Alone Does Not Give You the Answer

Handout(s)

Outage Management Prediction:  Why AMI alone does not give you the answerOutage Management Prediction:  Why AMI alone does not give you the answer


Speaker+

Roger Ersil
Manager, Metering and Operations
Oshawa PUC
Canada

High Impedance Fault Detection Using Waveform Data Analytics: Utility Perspectives

Handout(s)

New approaches to high impedance fault locationNew approaches to high impedance fault location


Speaker

Mark McGranaghan
Vice President
EPRI
United States

Co-Author+

Jay  Ghorbani
Lead Data Scientist
Sentient Energy
United States

Co-Author

Mark Parsons
CTO
Sentient Energy
United States

Co-Author

Surya Santoso
Professor-IEEE Fellow
The University of Texas-Austin
United States

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Ethernet Communications and IEC 61850: Applications, Considerations and Design (#D0473)

Room: 213A

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session.**



Ethernet technology is the foundation for low-latency, real-time communications within substations, between substations and beyond. This has led to the use of varying Ethernet technologies including MPLS, IEC 61850 GOOSE, PRP/HSR, VLANs, and RSTP within communication designs. The presentations in this ...read more...

Session Chair

Anthony Eshpeter
Chief Technology Officer
SUBNET Solutions Inc.
Canada

Session Co-Chair

Ron J.  Farquharson
Principal Consultant
Mount Victoria Consulting Ltd.
Canada

 

Teleprotection Over MPLS Ethernet Development and Testing of Practical Installations

Handout(s)

Final presentationFinal presentation


Speaker

Tariq  Rahman
Principal Engineer
San Diego Gas & Electric Company
United States

Co-Author+

Eric A.  Udren
Executive Advisor
Quanta Technology LLC
United States

Co-Author

James Moralez
Principal Engineer
San Diego Gas & Electric Company
United States

Co-Author

Michael Bryson
Project Engineer
SEL Engineering Services
United States

Co-Author

Solveig Ward
Executive Advisor
Quanta Technology LLC
United States

GOOSEing your Paralleling Scheme

Handout(s)

GOOSEing Your Paralleling Scheme - FinalGOOSEing Your Paralleling Scheme - Final


Speaker+

Craig Preuss
System Architect
Black & Veatch
United States

Addressing the Ambiguities Surrounding the Design of a Substation Automation Network: Myth Busting the IEC 61850 Network

Handout(s)

Tessier FINAL - 61850 Network Design  Tessier FINAL - 61850 Network Design  


Speaker+

Dustin Tessier
Managing Director
Tesco Automation
United States

Energy Storage

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Fast-tracking Energy Storage: An Examination Projects that Fulfilled California's Aliso Canyon Energy Storage RFP (#D0425)

Room: 217B

**Evaluate this session. **



In 2016, the California Public Utilities Commission approved approximately 100 MW of energy storage to be operational by early 2017 as part of the Aliso Canyon Energy Storage request. The projects demonstrate that energy storage can be deployed in less than six months ...read more...

Session Chair

Jennifer Runyon
Chief Editor, Renewable Energy World
PennWell Corporation
United States

Session Co-Chair

Linda Finley
Consultant
United States

 

Fast-tracking Energy Storage to Enhance Grid Reliability: Best Practices in Design Enhance Value

Handout(s)

Vernacchia_01252018_Final_DTech_EatonVernacchia_01252018_Final_DTech_Eaton


Speaker

John Vernacchia
Segment Manager for Alternative Energy
Eaton
United States

Aliso Canyon Energy Storage Mira Loma Battery System

Handout(s)

Gaillac01242017FinalGaillac01242017Final


Speaker+

Loic Gaillac
Senior Manager, Grid Technology & Modernization
Southern California Edison
United States

Integrated Modeling of Distribution-Connected Energy Storage in SCE Service Territory

Handout(s)

Integrated Modeling of Distribution-Connected Energy Storage in SCE Service TerritoryIntegrated Modeling of Distribution-Connected Energy Storage in SCE Service Territory


Speaker

Jorge Araiza
Senior Engineer
Southern California Edison
United States

Co-Author+

Giovanni Damato
Senior Project Manager
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
United States

Enterprise Grid Management

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Importance of Network Model Management for Operational Systems (#D0430)

Room: 209

**Evaluate this session.**



A detailed and accurate electric model is critical to operating real-time systems such as OMS, DMS and SCADA. Determining what data is needed for the smart grid solutions is just the first step. Each utility must then determine if it has that data, ...read more...

Session Chair

Eric Charette, P.E.
Executive Director, Business Development Utilities
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
United States

Session Co-Chair

Gary Rackliffe
Vice President Smart Grids and Grid Modernization
ABB
United States

 

DMS – Hard Road to Remediation…and the Benefit of all that Work

Handout(s)

DMS - Hard Road to Remediation… and the Benefit of all that WorkDMS - Hard Road to Remediation… and the Benefit of all that Work


Speaker

Ryan Boudreau, P.Eng
Distribution General Connection Planning Manager
Hydro One Networks Inc.
Canada

Co-Author+

Alex Bettencourt
Managing Director
Hydro One
Canada

Getting the Most Out of the ADMS Solution – First Things First: Finding and Modeling the Right Data

Handout(s)

"Getting Most Out of the ADMS Solution – First Things First : Finding and Modeling the Right Data""Getting Most Out of the ADMS Solution – First Things First : Finding and Modeling the Right Data"


Speaker

Gregory Brock
Sr. Distribution Support Specialist
Georgia Power Company
United States

Business Processes for Managing ADMS Input Data

Handout(s)

Business Processes for Managing ADMS Input Data InputBusiness Processes for Managing ADMS Input Data Input


Speaker

David Patterson
Sr. Engineer/Dist. Grid Engineer
Xcel Energy
United States

Co-Author

Joe LaCasse
Manager, Distribution Grid Management
Xcel Energy
United States

Co-Author

Tim Taylor
North America Lead - Distribution Operations and Automation
Accenture
United States

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Managing and Extracting Value from Increasingly Complex Communications Network Architecture (#D0446)

Room: 208

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Managing a communications network with multiple communication technologies and a variety of distinct endpoints that service different purposes can be complex. Navigating this complexity is an important step in realizing the most value from a single network. This session includes findings from EPRI ...read more...

Session Chair

Vicki Trees
Marketing Director
Landis+Gyr
United States

Session Co-Chair

Jason Handley
Director, Smart Grid Emerging Technology and Operations
Duke Energy
United States

 

One Network Manager to Rule Them All? Challenges and Opportunities With A “Manager of Managers” for Utility Telecommunication Networks


Speaker+

Scott Sternfeld
Managing Director for Engineering & Technology
ecubed us LLC
United States

Co-Author

Kevin Huff
Manager, Telecom Systems Operations
Salt River Project
United States

Utility Technology Service Model: A Framework for Operational Success

Handout(s)

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Speaker+

Daniel  Belmont
Director, Energy and Utilities Telecommunications
West Monroe Partners
United States

Identifying and Addressing The Problems Arising From Advancements and Trends in Industrial Wireless Data Communications

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Speaker+

Mike Larson
President/Sr. Wireless Systems Engineer
Larson Data Communications Inc.
United States

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Microgrid Economics: Financial and Non-Financial Value Beyond Subsidies (#D0454)

Room: 214D

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



This session explores questions around microgrid business models and financial issues. Speakers look at reconciling financial and engineering concerns, then move into a discussion of microgrids’ role in deferring utility capital expenditures. They wrap up with a summary of key takeaways from an ...read more...

Session Chair

Bob Fesmire
Strategic Communications Mgr.
ABB
United States

Session Co-Chair

Tom Friedman
Managing Partner
AlignResults Consulting LLC
United States

 

Marrying the Engineer and Investor: Optimizing Microgrid Operations for Financial Returns

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Speaker

Frank R.  Goodman, Jr.
Team Lead
San Diego Gas and Electric Co.
United States

Co-Author

Christopher Hayes, P.Eng
Vice President
CEATI International
Canada

Co-Author

Ken Horne
Director
Navigant Consulting Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Sam Crawford, PhD
Senior Consultant
Navigant
United States

Microgrids as High Performance Non-wires Alternative (NWA) Solutions

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Speaker+

Steven Pullins
Vice President
Dynamic Energy Networks
United States

Co-Author

Brian Levite
Microgrid Application Director
S&C Electric
United States

Lessons Learned from Recent Experiences Designing Resilient Community Microgrids in New York State

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Speaker

Jonathan Nickerson
Lead Project Manager
National Grid
United States

Co-Author+

Bahman Daryanian
Director, Smart Power and Power Economics
GE Power
United States

Co-Author

Lavelle Freeman
Manager, Transmission and Distribution
GE Power
United States

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Mobile Devices and the Modern Utility (#D0463)

Room: 210A

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Challenges and opportunities are available for today’s modern utility when it comes to setting a successful mobile device strategy. Consumer grade devices, peripherals, bring-your-own device (BYOD) trends, security, utilization, implementation and adoption all play a part and must be considered. Speakers in this ...read more...

Session Chair

Scott Rogers
Senior Vice President, Technology Integration
Environmental Consultants
United States

Session Co-Chair

Rebecca Kelly
Director of Marketing
Skipping Stone LLC
United States

 

Mobile Workforce Management: Lessons Learned on the Transition to Tablet Initiative

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Speaker

Van Pham
IT Manager, Mobile Workforce Management
Exelon
United States

Co-Author+

Kevin Flynn
Senior Vice President, Energy
Olenick & Associates
United States

Did You Bring Your Own Device? Learn How Utilities are Enforcing Security for Workers and Contractors in the Age of Personal Mobile Devices

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Speaker

Geoff Glave
Product Line Manager
Clevest
Canada

Mobile Device Drop Testing in Action and the Science Behind It

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Speaker

Robert Ashenbrenner
President
Durable Mobility Technologies LLC
United States

Co-Author

John Graff
Vice President of Marketing
Xplore Technologies
United States

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

New Visualization and Intelligent Modeling Drives O&M Excellence (#D0347)

Room: 210B

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



The electric power industry is entering a new world of intelligent digital asset modeling and design, which promises wide-ranging improvements to safety, design efficiency, constructability and operations. By informing and optimizing workflows from concept to design to project execution and subsequent operations ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Peter Manos
Utility Industry Analyst
Peter Manos LLC
United States

Session Chair

Francisco Sarmento
Lead Business and Technical Consultant
Duke Energy
United States

Panelist

Chris Wilson
Substation Design Manager
Beta Engineering
United States

Panelist

John D.  Thomas
Team Leader, Substation Design
Southern Company
United States

Panelist

Mark Nealon
Director
Ameren Missouri
United States

Panelist

Matthew Bauer
Senior Civil Engineer
Burns & McDonnell
United States
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Data Analytics

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Planning and Load Forecasting with DER (#D0462)

Room: 214B

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Many utilities are making efforts to modernize the grid to encourage the growth and integration of solar energy and facilitate customers’ technology choices. The speakers in this session will share experiences and ideas on how load forecasting is enhanced on distribution ...read more...

Session Chair

Greg Robinson
Managing Director
Xtensible Solutions
United States

Session Co-Chair

Sharelynn Moore
Vice President, Global Communications & Public Affairs
Itron Inc.
United States

 

Short-term Load Forecasting of Distribution Nodes Using AMI Data

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Speaker+

Sameer Kalra
Grid Modernization Strategy & Planning
Pacific Gas & Electric
United States

Integrated Grid Analytics Proof of Concept for Control and Value Discovery of DERs


Speaker+

Araya Gebeyehu
Supervising Engineer
Southern California Edison
United States

Co-Author

Anthony James
Data Scientist/Senior Engineer
Southern California Edison - Integrated Innovation & Modernization
United States

Analytics to Drive Hosting Capacity and Location Decisions


Speaker

Josh McIlvoy
DER Development & Operations Manager
Entergy
United States

Co-Author

Cat  Wong
Manager, Customer Product Engineering
Entergy Services Inc.
United States

Asset Management

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Predictive and Proactive Analytics for Improving Asset Management and Operations (#D0441)

Room: 212AB

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Getting ahead of problems is crucial for electric utilities. If they wait too long to maintain their assets and their costs, customers will be impacted. Likewise, failing to analyze utility operations can lead to costly inefficiencies. This session will cover some unique approaches ...read more...

Session Chair

Craig Naha
Director, Consulting Services
CGI
United States

Session Co-Chair

Tim Epp
Senior Manager, Work and Asset Management
Snohomish County PUD
United States

 

Asset Management of Electric Power Distribution Cables Using the Non-destructive NRC Depolarization Current Measurements

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Speaker

Bill Bennett
Director Distribution Operations
Hydro Ottawa
Canada

Co-Author

Refat Atef Ghunem
Research Officer
National Research Council Canada
Canada

Manage Vegetation Encroachment and Utility Assets Efficiently and Programmatically

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Speaker+

Randy Rhoads
Geospatial Industry Manager - Utilities
Harris Corporation
United States

Voltage Sag Measurements for Advance Fault Location and Condition-based Maintenance:  Feedback from Canadian Utilities

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Speaker+

Mario Tremblay
Researcher
Hydro-Quebec Research Institute - IREQ
Canada

Co-Author

Jean-Philippe Moreau
Director, Consulting Services
CGI
United States

Co-Author

Troy Martin
Director of BC Projects - Generation, Transmission & Distribution
CIMA+
Canada

Internet of Things/Smart Cities

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Smart City Value Chain (#D0448)

Room: 211

**Evaluate this session. **



This session will focus on the value cities and utilities are extracting from smart city/Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. Speakers representing Eversource, ComEd and the City of Chula Vista discuss how they justified the initiatives and the ...read more...

Session Chair

Edward Kobeszka
Midwest Solutions Director
Advanced Control Systems
United States

Session Co-Chair

Koustuv Ghoshal
Managing Director - Energy & Utilities Practice
Ericsson Inc.
United States

 

Balancing the Triple Bottom Line: Building a Credible and Fundable Smart Grid  Business Case


Speaker+

Robert Sarfi
Partner
Boreas Group LLC
United States

Co-Author

John Simmins, Ph.D.
Technical Executive
ICT/Electric Power Research Institute
United States

Co-Author

Leo Gemoets
Professor
University of Texas El Paso
United States

Co-Author

Thomas Mitchell
Manager, GIS
Public Service of New Hampshire
United States

ComEd's Community of the Future

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Speaker

Sandor Williams
ComEd
United States

Co-Author+

Patrick Graves
Manager, Smart Grid Programs
ComEd
United States

Smart City Planning in Chula Vista, California


Speaker

Dennis Gakunga
Chief Sustainability Officer
City of Chula Vista, California
United States

Co-Author+

Jennifer James
Market Director
Black & Veatch Corporation
United States

Customer Strategies and Technologies

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

The Journey to a Flexible Grid (#D0215)

Room: 214C

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



Developing a modernized, flexible and integrated grid capable of orchestrating two-way power flow takes not only technology planning and IT integration but also business planning and proper policy. In this panel discussion, three senior utility executives share how they are approaching ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Sharon S. Allan
Chief Innovation Officer
SEPA
United States

Session Chair

Rod Litke
CEO
CS Week
United States

Panelist

Michael Britt
Vice President, Energy Innovation Center
Southern Company
United States

Panelist

Raiford Smith
Vice President, Energy Technology and Analytics
Entergy Services Inc.
United States

Panelist

Stuart Nachmias
Vice President, Energy Policy & Regulatory Affairs
Con Edison
United States

Defending the Grid

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Thinking Like the Bad Guys (#D0470)

Room: 213B

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Utilities are constantly working to protect themselves from cyberattacks by reacting to threats. But, maybe they should do more. What about getting proactive by getting into the mind of the attacker? The presenters in this session probe the heart of darkness and show ...read more...

Session Chair

Rod Walton
Senior Editor, POWERGRID International and Electric Light & Power Executive Digest
PennWell Corp.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Richard Corrigan
Information Security Principal
San Diego Gas and Electric
United States

 

Shall We Play a Game?  Planning and Executing a Utility Hybrid Live Fire Exercise


Speaker

Michael Meason
Manager of Technical Services
Western Farmers Electric Cooperative
United States

Co-Author

Mike Prescher, CISSP, CISA,  CISM
Network/Security Architect
Black & Veatch
United States

Ransomware: Four Ways to Combat the Threat

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Speaker

Brandon Traffanstedt
National Director, Systems Engineering
CyberArk
United States

Thirteen Ways Through a Firewall:  What You Don't Know Will Hurt You


Speaker+

Andrew Ginter
VP Industrial Security
Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd.
Canada

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Advanced DER Integration Applications (#D0475)

Room: 217D

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session.**



This session highlights advanced applications three utilities use to support large scale integration of intermittent renewable DERs into the distribution grid. A speaker from PG&E discusses the utility’s residential smart inverters “Grid of Things Feeder” pilot. A National Grid representative discusses its ...read more...

Session Chair

Bradley R. Williams, PE
Vice President, Utility Innovation Engineering
Oracle Utilities
United States

Session Co-Chair

Babak  Enayati
Lead RD&D Engineer
National Grid
United States

 

Smart Inverter Field Trial Demonstration in the San Jose Grid of Things Feeder

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Speaker+

Morgan Metcalf
Product Manager
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
United States

Renewable Energy Integration- How Advanced PV Facilities can Possibly Change the Game

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Speaker+

Samer Arafa
Lead Engineer
National Grid
United States

Co-Author

Justin Woodard
Principal Engineer
National Grid
United States

Case Study: Arizona Public Service Solar Partnership Program and the Powerful SCADA Controller that Made it Possible

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Erik Ellis
Manager, Technology Assessment and Integration
Arizona Public Service
United States

Co-Author+

Farel Becker, III
Product Manager
Siemens Industry
United States

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

AMI Analytics for Distribution Planning and Engineering (#D0435)

Room: 217C

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session.**



Successful AMI implementation allows utilities to leverage information derived from the collective meter data to better plan and engineer the distribution network. The speakers in this session will explain how years of historical, as well as current data is retrieved and analyzed, making ...read more...

Session Chair

Michael Danziger
Managing Director
Deloitte Consulting LLP
United States

Session Co-Chair

Jim Ketchledge
CEO & President
Excergy Corp.
United States

 

Distribution System Modeling Analytics for Improved Operations and Planning

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Speaker

Mark Carpenter
Senior Vice President, T&D Operations
Oncor Electric Delivery
United States

Co-Author

Tim  Weidenbach
SVP Customer Operations
Landis+Gyr
United States

Customer vs. Meter Accuracy: Which is Better at Knowing When the Power Is Out?

Handout(s)

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Speaker+

Grayson Mixon
Computer Engineer
Southern Company
United States

Evaluating Phase Detection on the Distribution System and Lessons Learned from Deployment

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Speaker

Derl Rhoades
AMI Management Systems Manager
Alabama Power Co.
United States

Co-Author+

Jared Gregory
Product Marketing Manager- Electric Solutions
Sensus
United States

Defending the Grid

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Beyond Compliance: Using NERC CIP and Best Practices Across the Grid (#D0469)

Room: 213B

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session.**



Even though many utilities’ assets don’t have to be NERC compliant, some utilities are applying NERC CIP and other best practices to assets across their IT and OT environments. This session explores the areas in which utilities are taking advantage of their NERC ...read more...

Session Chair

Richard Rosenstiel
IT Director
Exelon Corp.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Richard Corrigan
Information Security Principal
San Diego Gas and Electric
United States

 

Why Follow NERC CIP Requirements for Distribution Systems?

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Speaker

Shobhan Kapuganti
Manager, Applications Support – IT/OT Systems
PSE&G
United States

Co-Author

Rob Koziy
Director, Compliance & Cyber Security
Open Systems International Inc.
United States

Federated Architecture for Substation and Distribution Intelligent Electronics Devices Management Utilizing an Enterprise Service Bus

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Speaker+

Robert Lewis
Sr. Solution Architect | Security Technology
Entergy
United States

Defending the Grid: What If You Can't Patch?

Handout(s)

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Speaker+

Scott Coleman
Director of Product Management & Marketing
Owl Cyber Defense
United States

Data Analytics

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Data Analytics Platforms and Technologies (#D0464)

Room: 214B

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session.**



The speakers in this session explore how leading utilities are tackling technology theory and practice to achieve greater results in utility data analytics. Topics covered include: the aggregation of data across data silos to create greater operational value and impact; a ...read more...

Session Chair

Josh Wepman
Vice President, Solution Development
Leidos
United States

Session Co-Chair

Michael Brown
Manager, DSM Services
NV Energy
United States

 

Enterprise Analytics Journey:  A Truly Enterprise Approach

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Speaker

Raiford Smith
Vice President, Energy Technology and Analytics
Entergy Services Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Matthew Croucher
Director, Enterprise Analytics
Entergy
United States

Case Study: Benefits and Lessons from SDG&E on Using Synchrophasor Measurements for Wide Area Situational Awareness (WASA)

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Speaker

Tariq  Rahman
Principal Engineer
San Diego Gas & Electric Company
United States

Co-Author

Daniel Brancaccio
Principal Consultant
BRIDGE Energy Group
United States

Value of Data Quality for Asset Management Decision-making


Speaker+

Ted Zalucki
Director of Western Operations
METSCO
Canada

Co-Author

Robert Otal
Director of Asset Management & Analytics
METSCO Energy Solutions
Canada

Energy Storage

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Distribution System Operators:  A New Way Forward (#D0301)

Room: 217B

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session.**



Distributed energy resources (DER) and the ways in which they can generate, manage and store energy in front of and behind the meter are transformative forces. Couple this with intelligent digital technologies and opportunities exist for energy providers to improve grid ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Paul Feldman
Board Director and Industry Advisor
Opus One Board, EnergySec Board, Indeco Board, Exacter Advisor, Claroty Advisor
United States

Session Chair

Johan Enslin, FIEEE, FSAIEE, PrENG
Executive Director, Energy Systems Program and Duke Energy Endowed Chair in Smart Grid Technology
Clemson University
United States

Panelist

Carlos Nouel
Vice President, New Energy Solutions
National Grid
United States

Panelist

Joshua Wong
President and CEO
Opus One Solutions
Canada

Panelist

Larry Bekkedahl
Vice President, Transmission & Distribution
Portland General Electric
United States

Panelist

Steve Wemple
Director, Utility of the Future
ConEdison
United States

Enterprise Grid Management

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Grid Modernization Projects to Improve Reliability and Operational Efficiency (#D0429)

Room: 209

**Evaluate this session.**



Many utilities are involved in grid modernization projects aimed at improving operations and reliability. The speakers in this session represent three utilities undertaking such projects. Their presentations include project overviews for improving grid reliability by analyzing data from distribution devices, automating the workflow ...read more...

Session Chair

Gary Rackliffe
Vice President Smart Grids and Grid Modernization
ABB
United States

Session Co-Chair

Eric Charette, P.E.
Executive Director, Business Development Utilities
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
United States

 

Data Concentration for 6,000 Distribution Devices to Facilitate Asset Optimization with the PI System

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Alan Lytz
Systems Architect
SUBNET Solutions Inc.
United States

Increasing Outage Life Cycle Processing Efficiency at CenterPoint Energy


Speaker

Ricky Orum
Distribution Control Director
CenterPoint Energy
United States

Co-Author

Ali Reza Mehr
Control Systems Architect
CenterPoint Energy
United States

Co-Author

Richard Morton
Distribution Control Operations Manager
CenterPoint Energy
United States

Co-Author

Richard Zhou
Staff Programmer Analyst
CenterPoint Energy
United States

Why the Grid Model is Fundamental to Grid Modernization


Speaker

Ryan Bercegeay
Manager, Grid Modernization
Entergy
United States

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Improving Utility Networks and Workflows with LiDAR, Satellites and Drones (#D0442)

Room: 210B

**Evaluate this session. **



Speakers in this session explain how Duquesne leveraged LiDAR data and high-resolution imagery to build an accurate electric distribution network model. Attendees will hear how utilities are using high resolution satellite imagery to support vegetation management, sometimes in remote rural areas. Finally, presenters ...read more...

Session Chair

Francisco Sarmento
Lead Business and Technical Consultant
Duke Energy
United States

Session Co-Chair

Gary Wong
Principal, Global Water Industry
OSIsoft LLC
United States

 

Utilizing LiDAR Data and High Resolution Imagery to Create a Highly Accurate GIS Data Model

Handout(s)

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Speaker

James Karcher
Manager of Operation Technology Projects
Duquesne Light Company
United States

Co-Author+

Jordan Kincaid
Sales Executive
GeoDigital
United States

Co-Author

Mark Baustert
Lead Consultant
Utilicast
United States

Satellite Imagery and Pruning Management: A Revolutionary Approach

Handout(s)

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Speaker+

Sirlene Magalhaes
Software Analyst
Concert Technologies S.A.
Brazil

Co-Author

Erika Ferrari Cunha
Project Manager
Energisa
Brazil

Co-Author

Pedro Lemes
Electrical Engineer
Energisa
Brazil

Co-Author

Petrônio Prates
COO
Concert Technologies S.A.
Brazil

Infrastructure Inspection- Moving from Field to Office with Geospatial Products

Handout(s)

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Speaker+

David Day
Executive Vice President
Keystone Aerial Surveys Inc.
United States

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Keeping the Lights On - Using Mobility to Improve Storm Restoration (#D0457)

Room: 210A

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



During this session, attendees will learn how mobile technologies are being used by their utility peers to improve the outage restoration process, increase situational awareness and thereby positively impact customer satisfaction. Practical, real world examples of the impact of mobility on the restoration ...read more...

Session Chair

Carol  Johnston
Vice President, Product Marketing
Clevest Solutions Inc.
Canada

Session Co-Chair

Damon Dougherty
Account Manager
GE Grid Solutions
United States

 

After Major Events, Utilities Assess Damage to Gauge What's Needed for Repairs. Alabama Power's new Mobile Damage Assessment Tool Cuts the Process From Days to Hours, Using GIS, Smartphones and Tablets

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Speaker

Brad Baugh
Team Leader
Alabama Power
United States

Improving the Customer Experience With Improved Field Workflow Using an Enterprise Mobile Solution

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Paul Womelsdorf
IT Product Manager
Eversource
United States

Co-Author+

Terry Nielsen
Executive Vice President
GridBright
United States

Co-Author

Mithun Das
Service Delivery Manager Applications
Infosys
United States

Maintaining Situational Awareness During Major Outages

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Ben Mallen
Business Area Director
Trimble Energy
United States

Co-Author

HEIKKI PAANANEN
OPERATIONS MANAGER
ELENIA OY
Finland

Asset Management

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Making Sense of Sensor Data (#D0191)

Room: 212AB

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



Internet of Things (IoT) for utilities comes in the form of sensors and devices that monitor critical parameters to provide insight into assets’ health, and collectively, systems’ health. The panelists in this session will discuss their experiences with sensors, monitors and centralized and/or ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Debbie Henderson
Utility Solutions Executive
ABB
United States

Session Chair

Tim Epp
Senior Manager, Work and Asset Management
Snohomish County PUD
United States

Session Co-Chair

Paul Yarka
Principal-Client Lead, Energy & Utilities
North HIghland
United States

Panelist

Arne Smisethjell
SAMBA Project Manager
Statnett SF
Norway

Panelist

Carey  Schneider
Manager, Transmission System and Asset Monitoring
American Electric Power
United States

Panelist

Elizabeth Bray, PE
Principal Engineer
Southern Company
United States
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8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Microgrid Innovation: A Look at Boundary-pushing Projects and R&D (#D0453)

Room: 214D

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session.**



The evolution and expansion of microgrids will depend on the future of technology and innovation. A speaker from Duke Energy discusses the utility’s application of OpenFMB, a new communication protocol. A stakeholder discusses the Amtrak transit microgrid being developed in New ...read more...

Session Chair

Sally Jacquemin
Sr. Director Distribution & Smart Grid
Open Systems International Inc.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Bob Fesmire
Strategic Communications Mgr.
ABB
United States

 

Developing an OpenFMB Compliance Test Harness on ORNL’s Low-Voltage Software-defined Grid


Speaker

Mark Buckner
Group Leader, Power and Energy Systems
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States

Co-Author+

Philip Irminger
Research Associate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States

Co-Author

Ben Ollis
Research Associate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States

Co-Author

Madhav Manjrekar
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
United States

Co-Author

Stuart Laval
Director, Technology Development
Duke Energy
United States

Testing of Multi-megawatt Scale Microgrids Controls and Integration Using Power-hardware-in-the-loop Techniques

Handout(s)

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Speaker+

Przemyslaw Koralewicz
Research Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States

Co-Author

Robb Wallen
Research Engineer
National Renewable Energy Labratory
United States

Co-Author

Vahan Gevorgian
Research Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States

Transportation-based Microgrid Deployment

Handout(s)

Transit Oriented MicrogridsTransit Oriented Microgrids


Speaker

John Tull
Senior Manger, Utilities Management
Amtrak
United States

Co-Author+

Michelle  Isenhouer Hanlin
Lead Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton
United States

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

North American Utilities Explain Advancements in Substation Automation Systems (#D0471)

Room: 213A

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Speakers representing North American utilities will explain what their utilities are doing to modernize their substation, as well as maintain and increase reliability, safety and economic efficiency. Speakers will discuss the IEC 61850 standard and how it is currently being extended ...read more...

Session Chair

John McDonald
Smart Grid Business Development Leader
GE Power's Grid Solutions business
United States

Session Co-Chair

Nenad Uzelac
Industry Affairs and Technology Manager
G&W Electric
United States

 

Standardizing the Building Blocks of the HMI Application via IEC 61850 – From Concept to Reality to Standards

Handout(s)

Tessier FINAL - IEC 61850 HMITessier FINAL - IEC 61850 HMI


Speaker+

Dustin Tessier
Managing Director
Tesco Automation
United States

The Bonneville Power Administration - The Development of Self-Monitoring Substation Protection and Control System Using the IEC 61850 Standard with VLAN Translation as a GOOSE Isolation Tool

Handout(s)

The Development of Self-Monitoring Substation Protection and Control System Using the IEC 61850 StanThe Development of Self-Monitoring Substation Protection and Control System Using the IEC 61850 Stan


Speaker+

Aaron Martin
System Protection Engineer
Bonneville Power Administration
United States

Evolving Time Synchronization at AltaLink

Handout(s)

Evolving Time Synchronization at AltaLinkEvolving Time Synchronization at AltaLink


Speaker+

Randy Kimura
Principal Engineer SCADA
AltaLink
Canada

Customer Strategies and Technologies

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Profiles on the Best of "New" During the Energy Transition (#D0452)

Room: 214C

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



Nearly all aspects of the industry are in transition—new customers, new energy producers and, more importantly, new approaches to a broad range of issues including rate structures, integrating DER, and advanced customer engagement. This panel will profile an array of best new approaches ...read more...

Panel Moderator

Zac Canders
Co-founder
DataCapable
United States

Panelist

Geri Yin
Director, Business and Sales Support
Alectra Utilities
Canada

Panelist

John Radgowski
Vice President, Solutions Product Management
Landis+Gyr
United States

Panelist

Scott Thomsen
Communications and Public Affairs Executive
Seattle City Light
United States
Handout(s)

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Distribution Automation

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Roadmap for Successful Grid Modernization (#D0479)

Room: 214A

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session.**



Grid modernization is on many utilities’ roadmaps, but making it happen can be a daunting task. In this session, three utility speakers share how they are managing the transitions to advanced technology and grid modernization. They discuss development of a systematic ...read more...

Session Chair

Lea Maurer
Automation Systems Application Director
S&C Electric Company
United States

Session Co-Chair

James D. Huss
Director, Distribution Operating
Ameren Missouri
United States

 

Creating a Comprehensive Grid Modernization Program and Strategy


Speaker

Erica Zimmerer
Director of Grid Modernization
Entergy
United States

Co-Author+

Doug Houseman
Grid Modernization Lead
Burns & McDonnell
United States

Managing SCADA Performance Amidst Significant Grid Transformation – PG&E’s Portfolio Approach to Prioritizing Use Cases and Aligning Stakeholders

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Scott Bricker
Sr. Engineer
Pacific Gas & Electric
United States

Co-Author

Glen Sartain
Vice President, Grid Analytics
BRIDGE Energy Group
United States

Automatic Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Display and Database Migration: Decreasing Project Costs and Increasing Situational Awareness

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Grant  Cochenour
Lead Distribution Management System Engineer
Oklahoma Gas and Electric
United States

Co-Author

Emily Valentine
Sr. Analyst – Intelligent Grid Operations
Accenture
United States

Co-Author

Yike Li
Consultant – Intelligent Grid Operations
Accenture
United States

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Testing and Planning for Grid Modernized Utility Communications Systems (#D0207)

Room: 208

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



Those within the energy industry agree that there is a need to improve the performance, reliability, and security of utility communication systems used for distribution automation, telemetry and control. EPRI, in concert with multiple utilities, has been developing open source testing tools and ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Chris Knudsen
President
CDKnudsen & Associates, Inc.
United States

Session Chair

Jason Handley
Director, Smart Grid Emerging Technology and Operations
Duke Energy
United States

Session Co-Chair

Vicki Trees
Marketing Director
Landis+Gyr
United States

Panelist

Jeff Neuenfeldt
SRP Telecom Engineering
Salt River Project
United States

Panelist

Kirby Diller
Consulting Engineer
Ameren
United States

Panelist

Ricardo Montano
Enterprise Architect
Southern California Edison
United States

Panelist

Tim Godfrey
Technical Executive
Electric Power Research Institute
United States
Handout(s)

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Knudsen01302018final- part 2 of 2Knudsen01302018final- part 2 of 2


Internet of Things/Smart Cities

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Utility Role in Smart City Transformation (#D0447)

Room: 211

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



The transition to sustainable solutions using a shared infrastructure is underway.  In this session, speakers from  Xcel, Avista and San Diego Gas & Electric share experiences, new services, business and public partnerships, and project results as they leverage IoT to support the transition ...read more...

Session Chair

Steve Kearney
Regional Manager
E-Mon/Honeywell
United States

Session Co-Chair

Tom Kerber
Director, IoT Strategy
Parks Associates
United States

 

The Smart Streetscape: Transforming Street Lights into a Host for Smart Technologies

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Robert Osborn, Esq.
Director Strategic Revenue Initiatives Corporate
Xcel Energy
United States

Urbanova and Avista: Leveraging a Multipurpose Network Canopy for Smart City Services

Handout(s)

Urbanova and Avista:  Leveraging a multi-service network for smart citiesUrbanova and Avista:  Leveraging a multi-service network for smart cities


Speaker

Jim  Ogle
Senior Manager, Network Engineering
Avista
United States

Beyond Net-zero Energy: Pioneering Carbon-neutral District Planning in Denver

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Alice Jackson
VP Strategic Revenue Initiatives
Xcel Energy
United States

Co-Author

Mike Hess, PE, LEED Fellow
Vice President, Smart and Sustainable Buildings
Panasonic
United States

Co-Author

Shanti Pless
Senior Energy Efficiency Research Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

AMI for Municipal Utilities (#D0431)

Room: 217C

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Every utility has its own reasons for and approaches to performing an AMI project, but certain themes are fundamental: The project must serve the utility’s operational needs and fit its overall goals. In this session, three municipal utilities describe their approaches to AMI ...read more...

Session Chair

Howard Scott
Managing Director
Cognyst Advisors
United States

Session Co-Chair

Glenn Pritchard
Manager, Advanced Grid Operations & Technology
PECO Energy
United States

 

Strategic Planning as a Foundation for AMI Business Cases

Handout(s)

Strategic Planning as a Foundation for AMI Business Cases pdf revisedStrategic Planning as a Foundation for AMI Business Cases pdf revised


Speaker

Mark Rothmier, P.E.
Utility Project Development Manager
Independence Power & Light
United States

Co-Author+

Thomas Kerestes
Senior Principal
West Monroe Partners LLC
United States

OWASA’s AMI Journey:  A Joint Operations and Board Perspective

Handout(s)

FINAL - OWASA DistribuTECH Presentation_1.19.2018FINAL - OWASA DistribuTECH Presentation_1.19.2018


Speaker+

Todd Taylor
General Manager of Operations
Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA)
United States

Co-Author

Heather Payne
Assistant Director and Fellow, CE3
UNC School of Law
United States

Organizational Change Management: Your Employees’ Role in Project Success

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Shiju  Mathew
Manager of Metering and Billing
Halifax Water
Canada

Co-Author+

Rebecca Shiflea
Senior Consultant
Excergy
United States

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Back to the Future Microgrids: Technology, Business and Financial Challenges (#D0449)

Room: 214D

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



The panelists in this session address the continuing evolution of microgrid technology and innovation. They provide insight into the future of microgrids and address key questions, including: What business cases are most likely to develop? What will be the next generation ...read more...

Panel Moderator

Tom Friedman
Managing Partner
AlignResults Consulting LLC
United States

Session Chair

Raj Chudgar
President
Viridity Energy Solutions Inc.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Troy Miller
North American Sales Leader for Energy Storage
GE
United States

Panelist

Gary S. Brinkworth
Director, Enterprise Research & Technology Innovation
Tennessee Valley Authority
United States

Panelist

Ken Horne
Director
Navigant Consulting Inc.
United States

Panelist

Mark Rawson
Manager, Innovation and New Business Development
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
United States

Panelist

Philip Barton
Director, Microgrid Competency Ctr. N.A.
Schneider Electric
United States

Enterprise Grid Management

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Big Ideas and Success with Small Budgets - ADMS for Small to Medium Sized Utilities (#D0428)

Room: 209

**Evaluate this session.**



Smart grid expanded, technology evolved, customers became more demanding, but business size or budgets didn’t increase. You are ready to deploy an advanced distribution management systems (ADMS) but where do you start? How do you rollout and leverage a successful ADMS without breaking ...read more...

Session Chair

Phillip Amaya
Technical Services Division Manager
Magic Valley Electric Cooperative
United States

Session Co-Chair

Otto Marquardt
Area Manager- Major Projects
Wisconsin Public Service/WE Energies
United States

 

Are you Prepared for ADMS? Keys to Deploying the Right Technology and Doing it Successfully

Handout(s)

Are You Prepared for ADMS? Keys to Deploying the Right Technology and Doing it SuccessfullyAre You Prepared for ADMS? Keys to Deploying the Right Technology and Doing it Successfully


Speaker

Lynn McKinstry
Manager, Electric System Operations
Lansing Board of Water & Light
United States

Digital Transformation of Utility Operations at LG&E/KU: The Process of Moving from OMS to Full ADMS Grid Management

Handout(s)

Digital Transformation of Utility Operations at LGE KU_Process of Moving from OMS to ADMSDigital Transformation of Utility Operations at LGE KU_Process of Moving from OMS to ADMS


Speaker

Jason Jones
Manager, Distribution Automation
LG&E and KU Energy
United States

Co-Author+

Bradley R. Williams, PE
Vice President, Utility Innovation Engineering
Oracle Utilities
United States

Co-Author

Mike Sena
Group Leader, Distribution Control Center
LG&E and KU Energy
United States

Moving Toward the Self-healing Grid: Integrating Advanced DMS  Applications to an Existing System

Handout(s)

Jeff Mocha Jan 21 2018 Final PDFJeff Mocha Jan 21 2018 Final PDF

Jeff Mocha Jan 21 2018 Final PowerPointJeff Mocha Jan 21 2018 Final PowerPoint


Speaker

Jeff Mocha
Director of Innovation & Transformative Growth
Oakville Enterprises Corporation
Canada

Co-Author

Daniel Nechay
Product Manager
Survalent Technology
Canada

Distribution Automation

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Distribution Automation and Application Support (#D0476)

Room: 214A

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session.**



Distribution automation has been present within utilities for years and is now being utilized to drive various applications aimed at improving reliability, operating the system safer, and allowing the integration of conservation initiatives. In this session, three utility representatives present their experiences in ...read more...

Session Chair

G. Larry Clark, PE, IEEE Fellow
Principal Engineer - Power Delivery
Alabama Power Company, a Southern company
United States

Session Co-Chair

Reza Alaghehband, P.E.
Power System Principal Engineer
Austin Energy
United States

 

PPL Electric Utilities: Lessons Learned from Deploying an Automated Outage Restoration System

Handout(s)

Final -  PPL Lessons Learned from Deploying an Automated Outage Restoration SystemFinal -  PPL Lessons Learned from Deploying an Automated Outage Restoration System


Speaker

Edward Harakel
Operations Engineering Manager
PPL Electric Utilities
United States

Co-Author+

Avnaesh  Jayantilal
Distribution Product Director
GE Energy Connection
United States

Co-Author

Chris Menges
DMS Business Owner
PPL Electric Utilities
United States

Co-Author

David Quier
Director of Operations
PPL Electric Utilities
United States

Co-Author

Paul Kuntz, Ph.D., PE
Distribution Network Applications Development Manager
GE Digital
United States

Increasing Distribution System Operation Safety and Reliability Using ADMS Switch Order Application

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Neil New
Supervising Engineer, Distribution Operations Engineering
Ameren
United States

Co-Author+

Parag Parikh
Utility Solution Executive
ABB
United States

Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) at Santee Cooper

Handout(s)

Allen_SC_CVR_Final_20180119_pdfAllen_SC_CVR_Final_20180119_pdf

Allen_SC_CVR_Final_20180119_pptxAllen_SC_CVR_Final_20180119_pptx


Speaker+

Hal Allen
Network Analyst III
South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper)
United States

Co-Author

Alan Beard
Principal Project Manager
Schneider Electric
United States

Co-Author

Yin-Ying Lu
Principal Engineer
Schneider Electric
United States

Data Analytics

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Gaining Value from Enterprise Asset Analytics (#D0456)

Room: 214B

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Data is a utility’s most valuable asset. The sources of this data, however, are the myriad of smart assets spread across its network. Increasing penetrations of DER across the grid increases the criticality of the asset and its associated data. This ...read more...

Session Chair

Anant Venkateswaran
Director
General Electric Co.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Greg Robinson
Managing Director
Xtensible Solutions
United States

 

Transformer Health Analysis Using AMS Data)

Handout(s)

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Speaker+

Charles Douglas III, E.I.T.
Engineer
Oncor Electric Delivery
United States

Co-Author

Steven Dennis
Project Manager
Oncor Electric Delivery
United States

Topology Identification in Power Distribution Systems with Big Data Analytics

Handout(s)

Topology Identification in Distribution Systems with Big Data AnalyticsTopology Identification in Distribution Systems with Big Data Analytics


Speaker+

Nanpeng Yu
Assistant Professor
University of California, Riverside
United States

Speaker

Robert (Bob) LoGalbo
Chief Data Scientist
Leidos
United States

Fiber Asset Health Research

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Michael Keres
Engineer III
Duke Energy
United States

Speaker

Steve Minter
Engineer
Arizona Public Power
United States

Co-Author+

Chrissy Carr, PE
Client Strategy Director
Burns & McDonnell
United States

Asset Management

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Innovations in Asset Health (#D0588)

Room: 212AB

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



While popular media highlights the controversy around unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) in public airspace, the drive to establish commercial uses for drone technology has captured the public's imagination and is proceeding at a rapid pace. Transmission and distribution (T&D) operators and ...read more...

Session Chair

Richard W.  Wernsing
Director, Strategic Reliability and System Planning
PSE&G
United States

Session Co-Chair

Craig Naha
Director, Consulting Services
CGI
United States

 

Lessons Learned from Integrating Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) in O&M Activities Within Electric Utilities

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Jason Handley
Director, Smart Grid Emerging Technology and Operations
Duke Energy
United States

Co-Author+

Aleksandar Vukojevic
Manager, Emerging Technologies
Duke Energy
United States

Co-Author

Jacob Velky
Manager - Unmanned Aerial Systems
Duke Energy Aviation Services
United States

Drones and Data Analytics: How They Can be Leveraged to Benefit Power and Utility Companies

Handout(s)

DTECH 2018 Drones & Analytics_Chris Hewlett FinalDTECH 2018 Drones & Analytics_Chris Hewlett Final


Speaker

Christopher Hewlett , CDR USN (Ret)
PwC US Drone Powered Solutions Lead
PwC
United States

3D Design and Asset Models

Handout(s)

3D Design and Asset Models Final3D Design and Asset Models Final


Speaker+

Matthew Bauer
Senior Civil Engineer
Burns & McDonnell
United States

Co-Author

Chrissy Carr, PE
Client Strategy Director
Burns & McDonnell
United States

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Leveraging GIS to Support your Business Transformation (#D0433)

Room: 210B

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Technology has given us self-sufficient systems—some spatial, some non-spatial. To transform business processes, it is imperative for these systems to be able to talk to each other, and communicate seamlessly. As a consequence, integration among different GIS and other intelligent systems is commonplace. ...read more...

Session Chair

Sahadeb De
Principal Consultant
Infosys Ltd.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Gary Wong
Principal, Global Water Industry
OSIsoft LLC
United States

 

Can you Integrate Disparate GIS Systems and Multiple Data Sources Into a Single Map-based Viewing Tool?


Speaker

Ron York
Lead Consultant/ GIS
Duke Energy
United States

Co-Author+

Francisco Sarmento
Lead Business and Technical Consultant
Duke Energy
United States

Transforming Inspection Rotations and Maintenance Using Spatial Work and Asset Management Solutions;The Journey from Paper to Digital Processes


Speaker

Troy Bess
Transmission Construction Engineering
LG&E and KU
United States

Co-Author+

Matt Nugent
Product Manager
Quantum Spatial
United States

Streamlining the Asset Lifecycle Through Systems Integration


Speaker+

Aaron Bowman
Manager, GIS
Cohesive Solutions
United States

Co-Author

Paul Snook
Consultant
Mark Varenhorst Consulting
United States

Co-Author

Robb Titus
Design Supervisor
Westar Energy
United States

Customer Strategies and Technologies

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Leveraging Smart Grid Investments to Enhance Customer Engagement (#D0212)

Room: 214C

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



No matter which phase of its smart grid deployment, utilities must never forget to factor in the positive impacts on their customers. Whether you’re involved in development of the initial business case and the functional requirements or a fully ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

David Elve
Chief Marketing Officer
PayGo
United States

Session Chair

Patty Durand
President and CEO
Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative
United States

Panelist

Duane Pearson
Manager, Customer Program Innovation
Salt River Project
United States

Panelist

Joseph Thomas
Director, Enhanced Customer Solutions
Duke Energy
United States

Panelist

Michel Losier, P.Eng/ing.
Executive Director, Energy Efficiency and Community Engagement
NB Power
Canada

Panelist

Ryan Ellen
Director, AMR
Ameren
United States

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Managing Renewable and Distributed Energy with Open Field Message Bus (#D0196)

Room: 208

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



To meet the challenges and changes confronting 21st century distribution utilities’ transition toward a more renewable and distributed energy future, three forward thinking utilities are utilizing Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB)—a standardized, technology neutral interoperability framework and communications paradigm—to unlock value by connecting ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Aaron Smallwood
Senior Director, Technical Services
Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)
United States

Session Chair

David Foltz
Sales Director
Sensus, a Xylem brand
United States

Session Co-Chair

Daniel Partridge
Principal
Partridge Utility Consulting
United States

Panelist

Frank R.  Goodman, Jr.
Team Lead
San Diego Gas and Electric Co.
United States

Panelist

John Zachary Gibson
Manager, Distribution System Operation
Avista
United States

Panelist

Stuart Laval
Director, Technology Development
Duke Energy
United States
Handout(s)

Managing Renewables and Distributed Energy Resources with Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB)Managing Renewables and Distributed Energy Resources with Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB)


Energy Storage

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Moving Energy Storage from Island Markets to Mass Markets (#D0558)

Room: 217B

**Evaluate this session. **



Alternative sources of energy, especially solar PV, are becoming more economically viable. In addition, policy makers in some states and countries are pushing for more these energy sources. The speakers in this session discuss what it will take to successfully integrate increasing amounts ...read more...

Session Chair

Linda Finley
Consultant
United States

Session Co-Chair

Wendy Prabhu
President
Mercom Capital Group
United States

 

How Platform Thinking is Enabling Intermittent Resources: A Global Perspective

Handout(s)

DTECH 2018 ES1 Tue 23-01-2018 - 1300 - Marco Janssen - Platform ThinkingDTECH 2018 ES1 Tue 23-01-2018 - 1300 - Marco Janssen - Platform Thinking


Speaker+

Marco C. Janssen
CEO
UTInnovation B.V.
Netherlands

Co-Author

Jagoron Mukherjee
Director
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Advisory LLC
United States

Looking Beyond AMI to Build the “Sustainable Utility”

Handout(s)

Looking Beyond AMI To Build A Sustainable UtilityLooking Beyond AMI To Build A Sustainable Utility


Speaker

Hugo Hodge, Jr.
Executive VP & General Manager, Caribbean Basin
Tantalus
United States

Speaker

Niel Vanterpool
Manager Automation and Operations
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
Virgin Islands (US)

Unleashing the Value of Solar Storage

Handout(s)

Unleashing the value of solar+storage FINALUnleashing the value of solar+storage FINAL


Speaker

Benjamin Grunfeld
Managing Director
Navigant
Canada

Co-Author

Jodi Amy
Managing Consultant
Navigant
Canada

Co-Author

Vikram Singh
Manager
Alectra Energy Solutions
Canada

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Pioneers, Experts, and Non-Users Explore Augmented Reality (#D0459)

Room: 210A

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



This diverse panel will define the different terminologies of augmented reality (AR), discuss and explain practical AR technology, primed for utility implementation, while exploring safety and system recovery/integration in case studies throughout the utility ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Zachary Wassenberg
Staff Electrical Engineer
Burns & McDonnell
United States

Session Chair

Rebecca Kelly
Director of Marketing
Skipping Stone LLC
United States

Session Co-Chair

Carol  Johnston
Vice President, Product Marketing
Clevest Solutions Inc.
Canada

Panelist

Aleksandar Vukojevic
Manager, Emerging Technologies
Duke Energy
United States

Panelist

John Simmins, Ph.D.
Technical Executive
ICT/Electric Power Research Institute
United States

Panelist

Mark  Kulchycki
Development Manager
Manitoba Hydro International
Canada

Panelist

Robert Stewart
Manager, Smart Grid and Technology
PEPCO Holdings Inc.
United States
Handout(s)

Pioneers, Experts, and Non-Users Explore Augmented Reality Final DraftPioneers, Experts, and Non-Users Explore Augmented Reality Final Draft


Defending the Grid

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Securing Grid Communications (#D0465)

Room: 213B

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Cyberattacks on industrial control systems (ICS) can significantly impact process, equipment and operations. Secure grid communications must defend against Man-in-the-Middle, Spoofing and Non-Repudiation, Replay and Data Modification, Message Injection and Fuzzing attacks. This session explores emerging technologies that provide authentication, integrity and confidentiality ...read more...

Session Chair

Ali Ipakchi
Senior Vice President, Smart Grid and Green Power
OATI
United States

Session Co-Chair

Rod Walton
Senior Editor, POWERGRID International and Electric Light & Power Executive Digest
PennWell Corp.
United States

 

Using DNP3 to Enhance Security

Handout(s)

Using DNP3 to Enhance SecurityUsing DNP3 to Enhance Security


Speaker+

Randy Kimura
Principal Engineer SCADA
AltaLink
Canada

Co-Author

Ronald Landheer-Cieslak
Senior Developer
EATON
Canada

Secure SCADA Protocol for the 21st Century (SSP21)

Handout(s)

Secure SCADA Protocol for the 21st Century (SSP21)Secure SCADA Protocol for the 21st Century (SSP21)


Speaker+

Richard Corrigan
Information Security Principal
San Diego Gas and Electric
United States

Co-Author

Adam Crain
ICS Security Researcher & Consultant
Automatak LLC
United States

Quantum Cryptography in SCADA/ICS

Handout(s)

Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) using Entangled PhotonsQuantum Key Distribution (QKD) using Entangled Photons


Speaker+

Richard Corrigan
Information Security Principal
San Diego Gas and Electric
United States

Co-Author

Duncan Earl
Chief Technology Officer
Qubitekk
United States

Internet of Things/Smart Cities

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Smart Cities, It Takes a Village (#D0348)

Room: 211

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



The smart cities movement continues to gain momentum, linking connectivity, power, transportation, water, public safety and IoT to bring value to the populous. Establishing a champion who can muster all of the diverse needs of the stakeholders, examining financing options and redefining processes is ...read more...

Panel Moderator

Fred Ellermeier
Vice President
Black & Veatch
United States

Session Chair

Ronald Chebra
Vice President, Grid Modernization
EnerNex, LLC
United States

Session Co-Chair

David Glenwright
Principal Consultant
Black and Veatch Management Consulting LLC
United States

Panelist

Dennis Gakunga
Chief Sustainability Officer
City of Chula Vista, California
United States

Panelist

Paul Carroll
Director of Civic Investment
City of Newport, Rhode Island
United States

Panelist

Robert Phocas
Director of Sustainability
City of Charlotte
United States

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Streamlining DER Interconnection: Lessons Learned from New York (#D0252)

Room: 217D

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



As more distributed energy resources (DER) are adopted, utility distribution planning departments are juggling more project applications—many with the need for deeper, more complex analysis. At the same time, customer service and regulatory relations groups face greater expectations for faster processing, ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Alan Saunders
Vice President, Sales and Business Development
Clean Power Research
United States

Session Chair

Allen Skopp
Executive Consultant
Open Systems International Inc.
United States

Panelist

Andre Wellington
Manager Distributed Generation
Con Edison
United States

Panelist

Brian Conroy
Director - Network Projects & Initiatives
Iberdrola USA - Central Maine Power Company
United States

Panelist

Joe White
Section Manager. Smart Grid Technology Engineering
Orange and Rockland Utilities
United States

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Substation Automation Case Studies (#D0466)

Room: 213A

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Utilities around the world are modernizing their substation automation systems, improving substation efficiency, security and effectiveness through the application of new technologies and standards. Speakers representing three utilities from Canada, Colombia, and the U.S. will share their design choices, real-world implementation experiences, and ...read more...

Session Chair

Dean Craig
Manager, Grid Modernization
ENMAX Power Corp.
Canada

Session Co-Chair

Aaron Smith
Director of Operations
Omaha Public Power District (OPPD)
United States

 

IEC 61850 Digital Substation - Lessons from Hydro One's P and C Moon Shot


Speaker

Amish Bhatt
Senior Network Management Engineer
Hydro One Networks Inc.
Canada

Co-Author+

Alex Bettencourt
Managing Director
Hydro One
Canada

Re-energize your Underground Grid Faster with Self-healing Capability

Handout(s)

Re-Energize your underground grid faster with self-healing capabilityRe-Energize your underground grid faster with self-healing capability


Speaker

Jayesh Shah
Vice President of Engineering and Operations
Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation
Canada

Co-Author

Pratap Revuru
P.Eng., Smart Grid Solution Architect
Schneider Electric
Canada

Arc Flash Mitigation Using IEC 61850 GOOSE Communication in Retrofit Substations at National Grid

Handout(s)

Substation Automation Case Studies (#D0466)Substation Automation Case Studies (#D0466)


Speaker

Dilip Kommineni
Lead Engineer
National Grid
United States

Co-Author

Stefan Nohe
Business Development Manager
Siemens
United States

Energy Storage

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

All the Stacked Values of Energy Storage for the Grid (#D0423)

Room: 217B

**Evaluate this session.**



Some consider energy storage systems to be the “magic glue” for today’s grid. Energy storage comes in different shapes and sizes and can provide value in various places on the grid—from the bulk power distribution system to the distribution system to near the ...read more...

Session Chair

ML Chan
Sr. Vice President
ML Consulting Group
United States

Session Co-Chair

Jennifer Runyon
Chief Editor, Renewable Energy World
PennWell Corporation
United States

 

DER Integration: Strategic in Modernizing our Grid

Handout(s)

DER Integration: Strategic in Modernizing our GridDER Integration: Strategic in Modernizing our Grid


Speaker

Dan Smith, P.E.
Vice President, Electric Service Delivery
Austin Energy
United States

Co-Author+

Lisa Martin
Program Manager, Advanced Technologies
Austin Energy
United States

Evaluation of the Locational Benefits from Energy Storage at Portland General Electric

Handout(s)

Locational Benefits of Energy Storage at Portland General ElectricLocational Benefits of Energy Storage at Portland General Electric


Speaker+

Darin Johnson
President
BIS Consulting LLC
United States

Leverage best Practices from California ISO in Developing Dynamic Distribution Markets for Price Optimization

Handout(s)

CAISO practice and distribution pricing Presentation (Final) PDF FormatCAISO practice and distribution pricing Presentation (Final) PDF Format

CAISO practice and distribution pricing Presentation (Final) 18-Jan-2018CAISO practice and distribution pricing Presentation (Final) 18-Jan-2018


Speaker

Bassem Moukaddem
Power Systems Engineering Support Senior Advisor
California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO)
United States

Co-Author+

Sankaran Rajagpopal
Director, Energy Market Management Systems
Siemens Digital Grid SWS
United States

Co-Author

Auswin Thomas
Power Systems Engineer
Siemens Industry Inc.
United States

Data Analytics

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Data for Integrating DER, Renewables and EV's in the Modern Grid (#D0460)

Room: 214B

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



This panel session addresses a critical challenge for utilities: the information gap between the technologies they understand and those they don’t in regard to the modern grid. Utilities would benefit from a better understanding of the developing DER community as it relates to ...read more...

Panel Moderator

Henry Bailey
Global Vice President, Utilities
SAP America
United States

Session Chair

Josh Wepman
Vice President, Solution Development
Leidos
United States

Panelist+

Bryan Palmintier
Senior Engineer
National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
United States

Panelist

Jamie Dunckley
Engineer Scientist III
Electric Power Research Institute
United States

Panelist

Timothy Heidel
Deputy Chief Scientist
NRECA
United States
Handout(s)

FINAL PresentationFINAL Presentation

Final Presentation - HeidelFinal Presentation - Heidel


Distribution Automation

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Distributed Sensing and Intelligence Modernizes Distribution Grids (#D0478)

Room: 214A

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session.**



In this session, utility representatives discuss how they are layering and distributing intelligence into their distribution grids to drive operational benefits. A speaker from National Grid shares detail of a pilot project incorporating line sensor devices to gain situational awareness, improve load flow ...read more...

Session Chair

Craig Befus
Sales Manager
Eaton
Canada

Session Co-Chair

Carl Goeckeler
Consulting Engineer
Kansas City Power & Light Co.
United States

 

National Grid’s Distribution Line Sensor Experience

Handout(s)

National Grid's Distribution Line Sensor experience_FinalNational Grid's Distribution Line Sensor experience_Final


Speaker+

Casey Hayes
Engineer, Advanced Grid Engineering, New Energy Solutions
National Grid
United States

Will Grid Distributed Intelligence Actually Provide Net Benefits?

Handout(s)

Duke Energy Navigant DTech DIBM FinalDuke Energy Navigant DTech DIBM Final


Speaker

Jessica Hamm
Technology Development Manager
Duke Energy Corporation
United States

Co-Author

Erik Gilbert
Director
Navigant Consulting Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Jonathan Strahl
Managing Consultant
Navigant Consulting Inc.
United States

Regional Resource and Load Aggregators in Modern Distribution Systems

Handout(s)

REGIONAL RESOURCE AND LOAD AGGREGATORS IN MODERN DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMSREGIONAL RESOURCE AND LOAD AGGREGATORS IN MODERN DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS


Speaker+

Farid Katiraei
Senior Director, Renewables, Emerging Technologies & Microgrids
Quanta Technology
Canada

Co-Author

Ali Bidram
Principal Consultant
Quanta Technology
Canada

Co-Author

Amin Zamani
Senior Advisor
Quanta Technology
Canada

Co-Author

Chad Abbey
VP Power Systems
Smarter Grid Solutions
United States

Co-Author

Frank R.  Goodman, Jr.
Team Lead
San Diego Gas and Electric Co.
United States

Co-Author

Marvin Zavala-Iraheta
Senior Electrical Engineer
San Diego Gas & Electric
United States

Co-Author

Prajwal Raval
Senior Electrical Engineer
San Diego Gas and Electric
United States

Asset Management

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Innovations in Asset Management (#D0438)

Room: 212AB

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Like other areas of utility functions, asset management is experiencing a surge in creative solutions. In this session, presenters from Entergy, American Electric Power and Manitoba Hydro will speak about innovative solutions to asset management ...read more...

Session Chair

Scott Sidney
Consultant
United States

Session Co-Chair

Richard W.  Wernsing
Director, Strategic Reliability and System Planning
PSE&G
United States

 

Harmonizing Standards to Optimize Asset Management

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Erica Zimmerer
Director of Grid Modernization
Entergy
United States

Real-time Circuit Breaker Health Diagnostics

Handout(s)

Real Time Circuit Breaker DiagnosticsReal Time Circuit Breaker Diagnostics


Speaker

Carey  Schneider
Manager, Transmission System and Asset Monitoring
American Electric Power
United States

Co-Author

Isaac West
Power Engineer
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Jason Byerly
Principal Engineer, Transmission Station Protection Engineering
American Electric Power
United States

Co-Author

Robert Schloss
Development Lead Engineer
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
United States

Knowledge Transfer and Capacity Building:  Using Augmented Reality and Wearable Technology to Bridge the Gap


Speaker

David Enns
Emerging Technologies Officer
Manitoba Hydro International
Canada

Co-Author

Mark  Kulchycki
Development Manager
Manitoba Hydro International
Canada

Internet of Things/Smart Cities

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Innovative Applications of IoT - Utility Case Studies (#D0445)

Room: 211

**Evaluate this session. **



Utilities are leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to engage customers, improve operational efficiencies and increase overall satisfaction. This session presents three case studies that include Southern California Edison, Commonwealth Edison and municipal utility Conway Corporation. These innovative utilities are using technology to deliver ...read more...

Session Chair

Robert Duval
Director, Operations
Itron Inc.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Ross Malme
Partner
Skipping Stone
United States

 

Enabling Increased Customer Participation in Utility Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing Programs Through “If This Then That” Technology

Handout(s)

ComEd IoT Enablement through IFTTT "If This Than That"ComEd IoT Enablement through IFTTT "If This Than That"


Speaker+

Brian Kirchman
New Product Program Manager
ComEd
United States

Co-Author

Alan Mellovitz
Consultant
Accenture
United States

Co-Author

Rachel Charow
Consultant
Accenture
United States

Co-Author

Tony Bustamante
New Product Development Technology Manager
ComEd
United States

Southern California Edison’s EASE Project: Use Cases and IoT Framework

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Robert Yinger
Consulting Engineer
Southern California Edison
United States

Co-Author

Chad Abbey
VP Power Systems
Smarter Grid Solutions
United States

Co-Author

Le Xu
Project Manager
Southern California Edison
United States

Co-Author

Pete Maltbaek
General Manager
Smarter Grid Solutions
United States

Smartest IoT City in the US - Conway Corp or How to Implement a Full-scale IoT Program for Smart Grid

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Greg Dell
Chief Operating Officer
Conway Corp.
United States

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Interoperability in Practice - Lessons Learned (#D0468)

Room: 213A

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



The IEC 61850 standard offers advanced functions for interoperable station and process bus applications. In this session, speakers from three large investor-owned utilities share experiences from different tests and pilot projects in multi-vendor ...read more...

Session Chair

Dean Craig
Manager, Grid Modernization
ENMAX Power Corp.
Canada

Session Co-Chair

Anthony Eshpeter
Chief Technology Officer
SUBNET Solutions Inc.
Canada

 

Substation Protection Strategies with IEC 61850 Standards

Handout(s)

Protection_Strategies_with_61850_FinalProtection_Strategies_with_61850_Final


Speaker

Kirsten Petersen
Engineer I
San Diego Gas & Electric
United States

Co-Author

Joe White
Sr. Project Engineer
POWER Engineers Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Marvin Zavala-Iraheta
Senior Electrical Engineer
San Diego Gas & Electric
United States

Co-Author

Phil Ricker, PE
Senior Project Engineer
POWER Engineers Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Prajwal Raval
Senior Electrical Engineer
San Diego Gas and Electric
United States

Co-Author

Richard Liposchak
Senior Project Engineer
POWER Engineers Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Zoltan Kertay
Project Technical Lead
San Diego Gas & Electric
United States

IEC 61850 Process Bus Testing and Lessons Learned

Handout(s)

SILVA012218FINALSILVA012218FINAL


Speaker+

Jesse Silva
Engineer
Southern California Edison
United States

Co-Author

Mehrdad Vahabi
Project Manager
1980
United States

IEC 61850 Process Bus Testing via Real-time Simulator for a Greenfield Substation

Handout(s)

DasariFINAL02012018DasariFINAL02012018


Speaker+

Venkata Siddartha (Sid) Dasari
Transmission Protection Engineer
Entergy
United States

Co-Author

Chan Wong
Senior Engineer
Entergy Transmission
United States

Co-Author

Dean Ouellette
Manager, Protection and Automation
RTDS Technologies Inc.
Canada

Co-Author

Eric Stranz
Business Development Manager
Siemens Industry
United States

Co-Author

Evandro Oliveira
Senior Application Engineer
Siemens Industry
United States

Co-Author

Huynh Vo
Engineer
Entergy
United States

Customer Strategies and Technologies

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Legal Cannabis: A Discussion on its Electrical Impact and Emerging Solutions (#D0213)

Room: 214C

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



Cannabis is legal in 31 states. The grow houses that produce it use 1 kW high pressure sodium grow lights and large HVAC installations. With demand levels reaching 500 W per square foot, grow houses are among the most energy dense loads coming ...read more...

Panel Moderator

Phil Davis
Vice President
Sterling Planet
United States

Session Chair

Rod Litke
CEO
CS Week
United States

Panelist+

Jim  Parks
Program Manager
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
United States

Panelist

Jeff Kaspar
Area Engineer
Xcel Energy
United States

Panelist

Ty Kearns
President
SEVENLEAVES
United States
Handout(s)

Session D02123, Legal Cannabis...Session D02123, Legal Cannabis...


Defending the Grid

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Lessons Learned:  Defending the Grid from the Unintended Consequences of DERs (#D0237)

Room: 213B

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



The growing proliferation of distributed energy resources (DERs), such as solar PV, electric vehicles, and other distribution-connected grid technologies, such as microgrids, challenge reliability of a grid designed for centralized generation. Considering this, utilities are working to deliver safe, reliable power to end-users ...read more...

Panel Moderator

Alex McEachern
Founder
Power Standards Lab
United States

Session Chair

Richard Corrigan
Information Security Principal
San Diego Gas and Electric
United States

Session Co-Chair

Ali Ipakchi
Senior Vice President, Smart Grid and Green Power
OATI
United States

Panelist

David Santiago
Sr. Specialist
ConEdison
United States

Panelist

Emma  Stewart
Deputy Associate Program Leader
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
United States

Panelist

Fred Oshiro
Engineer III
Maui Electric Company
United States

Panelist

Mack Grady
Professor Emeritus of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Josey Centennial Professor Emeritus in Energy Resources, U.T. Austin
Baylor University
United States

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Physical and Application Layer Protocols From the Edge to the DMS (#D0443)

Room: 208

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



The three utilities represented in this session have taken innovative approaches to address interoperability and communications management. The presenters cover the gambit of interfaces including edge communications to distributed energy resources (DER’s) through the WAN and to the DMS. Attendees will hear from ...read more...

Session Chair

Daniel Partridge
Principal
Partridge Utility Consulting
United States

Session Co-Chair

David Foltz
Sales Director
Sensus, a Xylem brand
United States

 

PG&E Communication Approaches for Monitoring and Control Behind-the-meter DERs  (Distributed Energy Resources)

Handout(s)

PG&E Communication Approaches for Monitoring and Control Behind-the-meter DERsPG&E Communication Approaches for Monitoring and Control Behind-the-meter DERs


Speaker+

Sameer Kalra
Grid Modernization Strategy & Planning
Pacific Gas & Electric
United States

Energy Management System Communication Network Insights

Handout(s)

Energy Management System Communication Network Insights 1/22/2018 finalEnergy Management System Communication Network Insights 1/22/2018 final


Speaker+

Ryan Kleinik
Cybersecurity Analyst II
Ameren
United States

Co-Author

Matt  Morris
VP, Product and Strategy
NexDefense
United States

Implementing Distributed Intelligence by Utilizing DNP3 Protocol for Distribution Automation Application

Handout(s)

Stinskiy_FinalStinskiy_Final


Speaker

Christopher Huff, P.E.
Engineer
Southern California Edison
United States

Co-Author+

Alexandr Stinskiy
Application Engineer
Siemens Industry Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Andre Smit
Engineering Manager
Siemens Industry Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Bryan Pham
Sr. Engineering Manager, Grid Tech. & Modernization Safety & Reliability Demonstrations
Southern California Edison
United States

Co-Author

Nick Vendittis
Engineer
Southern California Edison
United States

Co-Author

Suraj Chanda
Application Engineer
Siemens Industry Inc.
United States

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Project Stories of Challenge and Innovation: Utility Distribution Microgrid (#D0450)

Room: 214D

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Regulated utilities are beginning to shift their microgrid thinking and exploration from spreadsheets and one-lines out to their systems in the field. This session will present project stories from three regulated utility pioneers in utility microgrid development: Duke, ComEd and Ameren. ...read more...

Session Chair

Ken Horne
Director
Navigant Consulting Inc.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Sally Jacquemin
Sr. Director Distribution & Smart Grid
Open Systems International Inc.
United States

 

Lessons Learned from the Implementation of Two Islandable Microgrids at Duke Energy

Handout(s)

Lesson Learned from Duke Energy’s Mount Holly Microgrid SiteLesson Learned from Duke Energy’s Mount Holly Microgrid Site


Speaker+

Aleksandar Vukojevic
Manager, Emerging Technologies
Duke Energy
United States

Co-Author

Javier Mendoza
System Engineer
ABB
United States

Microgrid-Integrated Solar-Storage Technology in a Utility Microgrid


Speaker+

Liuxi Zhang
Principle Project Manager
ComEd
United States

Co-Author

Aleksi Paaso
Manager, Emerging Technologies
Commonwealth Edison
United States

Co-Author

Juan Rodriguez
Principal Project Manager
COMED
United States

Co-Author

Muhidin (Dino) Lelic
Director, Program Management and Applied R&D
Quanta Technology
United States

Co-Author

Shay Bahramirad
Director of Distribution Planning and Smart Grid
Commonwealth Edison
United States

Planning for the Future: The Nation's First Cyber-Secure Utility Microgrid at Ameren

Handout(s)

Planning for the Future: The Nation's First Cyber-Secure Utility Microgrid at AmerenPlanning for the Future: The Nation's First Cyber-Secure Utility Microgrid at Ameren


Speaker

Tamer Rousan
Supervising Engineer, DA Technology
Ameren
United States

Co-Author

Michael Higginson, P.E.
Project Engineer
S&C Electric Co.
United States

Co-Author

Paul Pabst
Assistant Manager
S&C Electric Co.
United States

Co-Author

Peter Curtiss, Ph.D., P.E.
Technical Director
IPERC
United States

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Real World Experiences Streamlining DER Interconnection Studies (#D0472)

Room: 217D

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Three utility representatives present their experiences building tools and processes to streamline DER interconnection. This includes the development of new software tools, integration of different systems, and the development of new processes. In areas where DER penetration is increasing at a ...read more...

Session Chair

Terry Nielsen
Executive Vice President
GridBright
United States

Session Co-Chair

Jill Feblowitz, Feblowitz
President
Feblowitz Energy Consulting
United States

 

Big Data Analytics at Pepco Holdings:  Integrated System Model

Handout(s)

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Speaker

Stephen Steffel
Manager, DER Integration
Pepco Holdings
United States

Co-Author

Robert Broadwater
Chief Technical Officer
Electrical Distribution Design Inc.
United States

Planning For Customer DER Adoption

Handout(s)

McCoyFinalMcCoyFinal


Speaker+

Patrick McCoy
Strategic Business Planner Solar PV
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
United States

Co-Author

Morgan Putnam
Director of Business Development
Clean Power Research
United States

Hosting Capacity Analysis: Supporting System Planning and Interconnection Processes at Southern California Edison


Speaker+

Nery Navarro
Systems Engineer
Southern California Edison
United States

Enterprise Grid Management

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Successfully Implementing Large ADMS-OMS-Mobile Projects (#D0427)

Room: 209

**Evaluate this session. **



The speakers in this session will present results of actual large advanced distribution management systems (ADMS) project implementations designed to improve situational awareness, outage response and coordination with field crews. Topics to be covered include utility business challenges to be overcome with ...read more...

Session Chair

Bennie Fussell
Smart Grid Solution Architect
Schneider Electric
United States

Session Co-Chair

Eric Charette, P.E.
Executive Director, Business Development Utilities
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
United States

 

Benefits of ADMS with Integral SCADA, DMS, OMS and Mobile Applications

Handout(s)

Benefits of ADMS with Integral SCADA, DMS, OMS and Mobile ApplicationsBenefits of ADMS with Integral SCADA, DMS, OMS and Mobile Applications


Speaker

Bijoy Chattopadhyay
NV Energy
United States

Co-Author

John Barnick
Industry Solution Executive
ABB, Inc.
United States

ADMS Platform Roll-out: What it Took to Transform and Prepare APS for a Successful ADMS Project


Speaker

Tony J.  Tewelis
Director, Distribution Operations and Maintenance
Arizona Public Service (APS)
United States

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

The Business Side of Mobility (#D0455)

Room: 210A

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



When considering a mobility project, there are a number of perspectives that must be addressed—from data security and business case development to deployment planning and change management. During this session, presenters will discuss the business fundamentals related to developing a mobility ...read more...

Session Chair

Scott Rogers
Senior Vice President, Technology Integration
Environmental Consultants
United States

Session Co-Chair

Damon Dougherty
Account Manager
GE Grid Solutions
United States

 

Utilities Data Security and Regulatory Compliance in the Cloud

Handout(s)

Novkovic - FINALNovkovic - FINAL


Speaker+

Goran Novkovic, MSc, ITIL, CQA, CSQE, PMP, APM, PEng
Director, Cyber - Kinetic Security
PwC
Canada

So You Bought Smart Meters – Now What? How to Manage the Data From and Maintenance of Smart Meters After an AMI Deployment - A Case Study on FortisBC

Handout(s)

FortisBC - Chernikhowsky - DTECH 2018 - FINALFortisBC - Chernikhowsky - DTECH 2018 - FINAL


Speaker

Paul Chernikhowsky
Director, Engineering Services
FortisBC Inc.
Canada

The Case for TETRA for Electric Cooperatives


Speaker

John Vranic
CEO and General Manger
Dixie Electric Membership Corp.
United States

Co-Author+

Christopher Ramsden
President and CEO
DAMM Cellular Systems, Inc.
United States

Co-Author

Ed Gelsone
President
Microtel Source, LLC
United States

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

The Future Vision of Geospatial Technology for Utilities (#D0437)

Room: 210B

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Utilities are undergoing a transformation—in many ways a digital transformation. What will they look like five, 10, 15, 25 years from now? How will geospatial technology support that transformation today and into the future? This panel will discuss trends and challenges, and craft ...read more...

Panel Moderator

Bill Meehan
Director, Utility Solutions
Esri
United States

Session Chair

Francisco Sarmento
Lead Business and Technical Consultant
Duke Energy
United States

Panelist+

Tom Helmer
Executive Solution Architect
UDC
United States

Panelist

Peter Batty
CTO, Geospatial
Ubisense
United States

Panelist

Robert Sarfi
Partner
Boreas Group LLC
United States

Panelist

Sahadeb De
Principal Consultant
Infosys Ltd.
United States

Panelist

Zac Canders
Co-founder
DataCapable
United States

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Utility Experience in Planning, Implementing and Managing AMI (#D0432)

Room: 217C

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session.**



Three utilities present their experience in maintaining and pushing the envelope in planning and implementing AMI. They will discuss their respective utility’s vision, strategy, AMI implementation plan and lessons ...read more...

Session Chair

Hahn Tram
Principal
Energy IT-OT Consulting
United States

Session Co-Chair

Glenn Pritchard
Manager, Advanced Grid Operations & Technology
PECO Energy
United States

 

Transforming the Customer Experience with AMI at Duke Energy

Handout(s)

Duke Energy - Tranforming the Customer Experience with AMI- FinalDuke Energy - Tranforming the Customer Experience with AMI- Final


Speaker

Don Schneider
General Manager, AMI Program
Duke Energy
United States

Co-Author

Joseph Thomas
Director, Enhanced Customer Solutions
Duke Energy
United States

Leveraging a Common Field Area Network for Smart Metering and Smart City Applications


Speaker

David Lukcic
Director - AMI Strategic Solutions
Tampa Electric Company (TECO)
United States

Case Study of Transitioning Projects to Sustained Mode for AMI

Handout(s)

Case Study of Transitioning Projects to Sustained Mode for AMICase Study of Transitioning Projects to Sustained Mode for AMI


Speaker+

Milton Omoto
Senior Principal Consultant
DNV GL
United States

Co-Author

Andrew Ober
Manager, Smart Metering and Technology
Baltimore Gas and Electric
United States

Co-Author

Clay Tutaj
Technical Consultant
DNV GL
United States

Co-Author

James Thurber, P.E.
Principal Engineer
Baltimore Gas and Electric
United States

Co-Author

Pearl Fackler
Sr. Project Coordinator
DNV GL Operational Excellence, Energy North America
United States

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Keynote Session (#D1170)

Room: Stars at Night Ballroom

**Evaluate this session. **



Join thousands of industry professionals from around the world for this dynamic session! The DistribuTECH 2018 keynote session will continue the tradition of featuring highly-respected industry experts who will share their views on the challenges ...read more...

Moderator

Teresa Hansen
Program Chair, DistribuTECH
Editor in Chief, PowerGrid International
United States

Speaker

Gil Quiniones
President and Chief Executive Officer
New York Power Authority
United States

Speaker

Michael Webber
Deputy Director of the Energy Institute, Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources
Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator at the Austin Technology Incubator, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin
United States

Speaker

Paula Gold-Williams
President & CEO
CPS Energy
United States

Speaker

Tamara McCleary
Social Influencer
Thulium
United States

Mega Session

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Award-Winning Demand Response Initiatives (#D0550)

Room: 214D

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

Evaluate this session. 



Attendees to this mega session will gain insight from the winners of the 14th Annual Peak Load Management Association (PLMA ) awards, which recognized the best demand response programs, initiatives and achievements from calendar year 2016. Winners included: Program Pacesetters AEP ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Edward Thomas
Executive Director
Peak Load Management Alliance
United States

Panelist

Brett Feldman
Principal Research Analyst
Navigant
United States

Panelist

Dain  Nestel
Senior Director
CLEAResult
United States

Panelist

Neetika Sathe
Vice President, Advanced Planning
Alectra Inc.
Canada

Panelist

­Richard  Philip
Manager, Products & Services, Midwest Demand Response Operations
Duke Energy Corporation
United States
Handout(s)

Award Winning Panel - finalAward Winning Panel - final


Mega Session

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Big Data and Energy-Grid Analytics (#D0512)

Room: 214A

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

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With the advent of the big data, analytics and visualization, utilities (electric, water and gas) have embarked on creating their visions, strategies and solutions. They base these decisions on a variety of use-cases that are already delivering significant benefits across their ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Glenn Pritchard
Manager, Advanced Grid Operations & Technology
PECO Energy
United States

Panelist

Christopher Carriero
Senior Enterprise Architect
Xcel Energy
United States

Panelist

Mark Carpenter
Senior Vice President, T&D Operations
Oncor Electric Delivery
United States

Panelist

Sameer Kalra
Grid Modernization Strategy & Planning
Pacific Gas & Electric
United States
Handout(s)

Oncor's Road to Analytics: Carpenter (Final) 1.24.18Oncor's Road to Analytics: Carpenter (Final) 1.24.18

FINAL (V2) Carriero - DistribuTECH 2018 - Big Data and Energy-Grid Analytics  FINAL (V2) Carriero - DistribuTECH 2018 - Big Data and Energy-Grid Analytics  


Mega Session

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Building the Transactive Energy Marketplace (#D0549)

Room: 214C

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Building the infrastructure and processes to support a transactive energy marketplace in which people both generate and purchase energy from one another on a transactional basis is a formidable technical and process challenge. The expert panelists in this mega session provide ...read more...

Panel Moderator

Michael Danziger
Managing Director
Deloitte Consulting LLP
United States

Panelist

Abhinav Jain
Senior Manager
Wipro Technologies
United Kingdom

Panelist

Jim Waight
Sr. Manager, Smart Grid Integration and Security
OMNETRIC Group
United States

Panelist

Steven Eisenberg
CEO
SRECTrade Inc.
United States

Panelist

Stina Brock
Senior Director of Utility & Grid Solutions
Sunverge Energy Inc.
United States
Handout(s)

Building the Transactive Energy Marketplace (#D0549) J. WaightBuilding the Transactive Energy Marketplace (#D0549) J. Waight


Mega Session

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Demonstration of Transactive Load Management Signals and Systems for California’s Integrated Transmission and Distribution Grid (#D0511)

Room: 217B

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

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The transformation of the electric grid contributes to a need for expanded balancing, which may be provided by demand response (DR) resources responding to system needs in real time. Information and communication technologies that leverage consumer load flexibility can provide a ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

H. Walter Johnson
Technical Executive
EPRI
United States

Session Chair

Forrest Small
Senior Managing Director
Black & Veatch Management Consulting LLC
United States

Panelist

Edward Cazalet
CEO
TeMix Inc.
United States

Panelist

Girish Ghatikar
Technical Executive
Electric Power Research Institute
United States

Panelist

Jill E. Powers
Infrastructure and Regulatory Policy Manager
California Independent System Operator
United States

Panelist

John Anderson
Director of Energy Markets
OhmConnect
United States

Panelist

Mark S.  Martinez
Senior Portfolio Manager
Southern California Edison
United States
Handout(s)

Transactive Load SIgnals for California’s Integrated GridTransactive Load SIgnals for California’s Integrated Grid


Mega Session

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Disruptive Forces and the Business of Power Delivery (#D0548)

Room: 214B

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There are distinct and unmistakable signs that point to the traditional power delivery business being forced to rethink its business models and practices. Some might call such forces disruptors. From utility-scale battery storage becoming a clear disruptor in the frequency regulation ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Koustuv Ghoshal
Managing Director - Energy & Utilities Practice
Ericsson Inc.
United States

Panelist

John Zahurancik
President
The AES Corporation
United States

Panelist

Mark Derry
Vice President of Strategic Planning
Exelon
United States

Panelist

Ram Sastry
Vice President - Infrastructure & Business Continuity
American Electric Power
United States

Panelist

Steve Lowe
Head of Energy/Utilities and IoT
AT&T
United States

Mega Session

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Harvey, Irma and Maria: How the Grid Responded to a Hurricane Season for the Ages (#D1297)

Room: 212AB

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

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The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is considered one of the worst ever, with the highest accumulated cyclone energy and number of storms since 2005. The impacts of Harvey, Irma and Maria struck different regions, but echoed similar devastations: lives lost, millions without power, ...read more...

Panel Moderator

Gregg Edeson
PA Consulting Group
United States

Session Moderator+

Rod Walton
Senior Editor, POWERGRID International and Electric Light & Power Executive Digest
PennWell Corp.
United States

Panelist

Frank Espinoza
Director of Communications
AEP Texas
United States

Panelist

Iliana Rentz
Manager of Emergency Preparedness
Florida Power & Light
United States

Panelist

Julienne Sugarek
Regional Operations Director
CenterPoint Energy
United States

Panelist

Luis Herrera
BD Director AES Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
AES MCAC
United States
Handout(s)

Final_Irma_Iliana Rentz01242018Final_Irma_Iliana Rentz01242018

DTECH FINAL Harvey Presentation 01_18_2018DTECH FINAL Harvey Presentation 01_18_2018

GridResiliencyGridResiliency


Mega Session

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

The Digital Utility Relationship with Innovation and Reliability (#D0551)

Room: 217C

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

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It took 45 years for the electric utility industry to reach 50 million users. Compare that to Twitter, which took two years to reach the same number of users. What do these adoption rates mean to utility grid operations? Distributed energy ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Bradley R. Williams, PE
Vice President, Utility Innovation Engineering
Oracle Utilities
United States

Panelist

Bryan Pham
Sr. Engineering Manager, Grid Tech. & Modernization Safety & Reliability Demonstrations
Southern California Edison
United States

Panelist

Doug Houseman
Grid Modernization Lead
Burns & McDonnell
United States

Panelist

Matthew Ketschke
Vice President of Distributed Resource Integration
ConEdison
United States

Mega Session

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

The Role of Innovation (#D0510)

Room: 217D

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

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Across the United States, innovation is building the digital grid. From the beaches of Hawaii to the hills of Vermont, utility leaders are collaborating with vendors, customers, cities and organizations to drive innovation at rapid speeds. While processes and visions of ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Zac Canders
Co-founder
DataCapable
United States

Panelist

Dirk Mahling
VP Technology
Alliant Energy
United States

Panelist

Raiford Smith
Vice President, Energy Technology and Analytics
Entergy Services Inc.
United States

Panelist

Roy Lum
Director, Business Technology
PG&E
United States

Panelist

Vibhu Kaushik
Director of Grid Technology & Modernization
Southern California Edison
United States

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Advancing DNP3 - Easier to Configure, More Interoperable and More Secure (#D0410)

Room: 213A

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

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Important updates have been made to address ease of configuration, interoperability and security of DNP3 (IEEE 1815TM) as well as mapping and migration between DNP3 and IEC 61850. One panelist presents valuable utility insights and guidance from AltaLink, an experienced utility ...read more...

Panel Moderator

Ron J.  Farquharson
Principal Consultant
Mount Victoria Consulting Ltd.
Canada

Session Chair

Heiko Englert
Director, Product Portfolio Management
Siemens AG
Germany

Panelist

Andrew West
Regional Technical Director
SUBNET Solutions Inc.
Australia

Panelist

Herbert Falk
Senior Solutions Architect
SISCO
United States

Panelist

Randy Kimura
Principal Engineer SCADA
AltaLink
Canada

Panelist

Ronald Landheer-Cieslak
Senior Developer
EATON
Canada
Handout(s)

Using IEC 61850 and CIM to Configure DNP SystemsUsing IEC 61850 and CIM to Configure DNP Systems

Mapping and TestingMapping and Testing

DNP XML Use CasesDNP XML Use Cases

DNP3 Secure Authentication: Why? What? How?DNP3 Secure Authentication: Why? What? How?


Data Analytics

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Big Data Predictions of Storm Damage, Outages and Faults Lead to Less Down Time (#D0458)

Room: 214B

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

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Speakers in this session explain how the utilities they represent predict outages, faults and storm damage to reduce momentary and sustained outages. Presentation will cover a statistical analytics tool that helps predict storm damage and geographic outages, allowing effective mobilization and ...read more...

Session Chair

Mike Caranfa
Senior Director
Honeywell
United States

Session Co-Chair

Anant Venkateswaran
Director
General Electric Co.
United States

 

Outage Prediction Model to Forecast Damage and Proactive Personnel Distribution

Handout(s)

FINAL DRAFTFINAL DRAFT


Speaker+

Victoria White
Engineer
Oncor Electric Delivery
United States

Predictive Analytics Using Smart Line Sensors:  Utility Practices


Speaker+

Jay  Ghorbani
Lead Data Scientist
Sentient Energy
United States

Co-Author

Mario Tremblay
Researcher
Hydro-Quebec Research Institute - IREQ
Canada

Project Update: PG&E's Optimizing the Benefits of FLISR with a Near Real-time Management Dashboard

Handout(s)

Anderson01192018_FINALAnderson01192018_FINAL


Speaker

Eric Anderson
Manager, SCADA/FLISR
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
United States

Co-Author

Jessica Cropley
Business Systems Analyst
BRIDGE Energy Group
United States

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Business Benefits Achieved Through AMI (#D0434)

Room: 217C

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

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Advanced metering is a foundational technology that enables a host of post-deployment business operations’ improvements. In this session, utilities explain how they leveraged AMI to expand the operational capabilities for their organizations and increase their returns on ...read more...

Session Chair

Jim Ketchledge
CEO & President
Excergy Corp.
United States

Session Co-Chair

Michael Danziger
Managing Director
Deloitte Consulting LLP
United States

 

Leveraging AMI Infrastructure for Extended Business Capabilities


Speaker+

Tim Lynch
Electric Program Manager
Silicon Valley Power
United States

Co-Author

Abel Daffo
Principal Data Systems Manager
Silicon Valley Power
United States

This Changes Everything: Leveraging AMI Deployment to Drive Business Transformation at Vectren


Speaker

Brian Gower
Director, Revenue Management
Vectren Corporation
United States

CPS Energy Operationalizing AMI for an Electric and Gas Municipality

Handout(s)

CPS Energy Operationalizing AMI for an Electric & Gas UtilityCPS Energy Operationalizing AMI for an Electric & Gas Utility


Speaker+

Krista Davis
Senior Manager Grid Modernization
CPS Energy
United States

Co-Author

Andy Barajas
Manager, Gas Measurement
CPS Energy
United States

Co-Author

Guillermo De Hoyos
Senior Manager
CPS Energy
United States

Co-Author

Mark  Ellis
Principal Consultant
Black & Veatch
United States

Co-Author

Patrick Rush
Solution Team Lead - Operational Technologies
Black & Veatch
United States

Customer Strategies and Technologies

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Consumer Platform of the Future: E-commerce Marketplaces, Utilities and Consumer Engagement (#D0214)

Room: 214C

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session.**



Many utilities focus on customer platforms as an important new contribution for deeper consumer engagement. The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) shares findings from new consumer research called Consumer Platform of the Future: E-commerce Marketplaces, Utilities and Consumer Engagement. This research focuses ...read more...

Panel Moderator

Patty Durand
President and CEO
Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative
United States

Session Chair

David Elve
Chief Marketing Officer
PayGo
United States

Panelist

Dan Nygaard
Vice President, Customer Solutions
Xcel Energy
United States

Panelist

Gregory Knight
Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer
CenterPoint Energy
United States

Panelist

Val Jensen
Senior Vice President, Customer Operations
ComEd
United States
Handout(s)

Consumer Platform of the Future: E-commerce Marketplaces, Utilities and Consumer Engagement (#D0214)Consumer Platform of the Future: E-commerce Marketplaces, Utilities and Consumer Engagement (#D0214)


Defending the Grid

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Defense is More Than Firewalls and VPNs (#D0467)

Room: 213B

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

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More than firewalls and VPNs are needed to defend the grid. This session highlights some considerations that might not be at the frontline but are surely actionable in grid ...read more...

Session Chair

James Evans
Executive Consultant
The St. Claire Group LLC
United States

Session Co-Chair

Richard Rosenstiel
IT Director
Exelon Corp.
United States

 

Culture as Your First Line of Defense


Speaker

David Fishel
Vice President
Entergy
United States

Co-Author+

Sharon Chand
Principal
Deloitte
United States

Co-Author

Debbie Merovitz
Specialist Leader
Deloitte
United States

Drones Drive Asset Insights and Innovation

Handout(s)

Drones Drive Asset Insights and InnovationDrones Drive Asset Insights and Innovation


Speaker

Boe Svatek
Program Director-Advanced Technologies
Rockwell Collins
United States

Co-Author

Jamare Bates
Drone Team
Black & Veatch
United States

Ransomware and the Grid:  Are you Defenseless?

Handout(s)

FINAL - Littmann - Ransomware and the Grid - Are You Defeneless?FINAL - Littmann - Ransomware and the Grid - Are You Defeneless?


Speaker

Chuck Littmann
Manager - Cyber Risk Services
Deloitte & Touche LLP
United States

Co-Author+

David Nowak
Senior Manager
Deloitte & Touche LLP
United States

Co-Author

Bradley Singletary
Senior Manager
Deloitte & Touche LLP
United States

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Demand Response Case Studies from Leading Utilities (#D0474)

Room: 217D

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

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Demand response (DR) programs have changed and advanced considerably in recent years. In this session, speakers representing three large utilities—Central Hudson Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and American Electric Power—explain the reasons their companies’ created DR programs, the technologies used ...read more...

Session Chair

Thomas Artau
Wholesale Renewable Manager
Duke Energy
United States

Session Co-Chair

Edward Thomas
Executive Director
Peak Load Management Alliance
United States

 

Inside Look at New York’s First Production-scale Targeted Demand Response Program at Central Hudson Gas and Electric

Handout(s)

Inside Look at Central Hudson’s Targeted Demand Response ProgramInside Look at Central Hudson’s Targeted Demand Response Program


Speaker

Mark  Sclafani
Senior Program Analyst
Central Hudson
United States

Responding to Aliso: SCE and Nest's Virtual Power Plant

Handout(s)

BerndtFINALBerndtFINAL


Speaker+

Aaron Berndt
Head of Central Partnerships
Nest Labs
United States

Co-Author

David Kaintz
Senior Manager - Customer Programs & Services
Southern California Edison
United States

Demand Response System Management at AEP


Speaker

Michael L. Weinstein
Technology Business Development Lead
American Electric Power
United States

Co-Author

Behnam Danai
Sr. Program Manager
OATI
United States

Energy Storage

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Getting to Scale: Grid Integration Approaches for Utility-scale Battery Storage (#D0424)

Room: 217B

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Integrating energy storage into the grid is critical if the grid is going to adapt to the energy transformation. This session will offer technical insights and lessons learned for integrating battery storage into the electric grid. Topics will include lessons learned ...read more...

Session Chair

Alan Saunders
Vice President, Sales and Business Development
Clean Power Research
United States

Session Co-Chair

ML Chan
Sr. Vice President
ML Consulting Group
United States

 

Battery Energy Storage System Integration on the DC Bus of Solar Farm Photovoltaic Inverter

Handout(s)

Battery Energy Storage System Integration on the DC Bus of the PV Farm InverterBattery Energy Storage System Integration on the DC Bus of the PV Farm Inverter


Speaker+

Aleksandar Vukojevic
Manager, Emerging Technologies
Duke Energy
United States

Co-Author

Apurva Somani
Research and Development Lead Engineer
DynaPower
United States

Co-Author

Somasundaram Essakiappan
Teaching Professor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
United States

Managing a Fleet of Utility-integrated Energy Storage Systems at Snohomish PUD

Handout(s)

ESS Fleet ManagementESS Fleet Management


Speaker+

Arturas Floria
Engineer, Substation Engineering
Snohomish County PUD
United States

Co-Author

Dan Sowder
Vice President, Power Systems Integration
Doosan GridTech
United States

Grid Services with the World’s Largest Second-Life Energy Storage System

Handout(s)

Grid Services with the World's Largest Second-Life Energy Storage SystemGrid Services with the World's Largest Second-Life Energy Storage System


Speaker

Candice Yu
Strategic Planning
Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas LLC
United States

Asset Management

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Linking Asset Health to Failure Probability (#D0439)

Room: 212AB

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session.**



Growing interest in asset management has been mirrored by growth in applying asset health indices to rank and prioritize assets for maintenance, refurbishment and replacement options. The presenters in this session will highlight innovative efforts being used to integrate utilities’ asset management systems ...read more...

Session Chair

Paul Yarka
Principal-Client Lead, Energy & Utilities
North HIghland
United States

Session Co-Chair

Scott Sidney
Consultant
United States

 

Taking AHI to the Street

Handout(s)

Seewald 2018-01-17 FinalSeewald 2018-01-17 Final


Speaker+

Stephen Seewald
Manager, Asset Performance Management
EPCOR Utilities
Canada

Co-Author

David Crozier
Director, AssetWise Reliability
Bentley Systems
United States

The Team of One's Approach in Managing Substation Assets


Speaker+

Elizabeth Bray, PE
Principal Engineer
Southern Company
United States

Distribution Grid Asset Condition and Their Capabilities are Critical

Handout(s)

Asset Management Integration in Control Rooms - FinalAsset Management Integration in Control Rooms - Final


Speaker

Carey  Schneider
Manager, Transmission System and Asset Monitoring
American Electric Power
United States

Co-Author+

Stephan Amsbary
Senior Technical Leader
EPRI
United States

Co-Author

Eric Hatter
Business System Technology and Strategy Manager
AEP
United States

Enterprise Grid Management

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Managing and Leveraging DERs for Utility Distribution System Operations (#D0426)

Room: 209

**Evaluate this session. **



The increasing number of distributed energy resources (DERs) on distribution systems challenges distribution planners, engineers and designers. Higher interconnections of DERs can create operating problems related to voltage limit violations, reverse power flow, power quality and unintentional islanding. Utility engineers are ...read more...

Session Chair

Tim Taylor
North America Lead - Distribution Operations and Automation
Accenture
United States

Session Co-Chair

Otto Marquardt
Area Manager- Major Projects
Wisconsin Public Service/WE Energies
United States

 

Impacts on Distribution System Operations When Integrating DER

Handout(s)

Impacts on Distribution System Operations When Integrating DER (updated)Impacts on Distribution System Operations When Integrating DER (updated)


Speaker+

Alex Mogilevsky
Manager, Transmission & Distribution
CEATI International Inc.
Canada

Co-Author

Joe Zerdin
Manager, Large Customer Accounts Distribution
Hydro One
Canada

Co-Author

Marvin Zavala-Iraheta
Senior Electrical Engineer
San Diego Gas & Electric
United States

Co-Author

Terry Nielsen
Executive Vice President
GridBright
United States

Implementing the DERMS (Distributed Energy Resources Management System) Module of an ADMS (Advanced Distribution Management System): Integration and Security Considerations

Handout(s)

Implementing the DERMS (Distributed Energy Resources Management System) Module of an ADMS (Advanced Implementing the DERMS (Distributed Energy Resources Management System) Module of an ADMS (Advanced


Speaker+

Sameer Kalra
Grid Modernization Strategy & Planning
Pacific Gas & Electric
United States

The Shared Energy Economy: A Win-Win for Utilities and Consumers

Handout(s)

The Shared Energy Economy: A Win-Win for Utilities and ConsumersThe Shared Energy Economy: A Win-Win for Utilities and Consumers


Speaker

Curt  Kirkeby
Fellow Engineer
Avista Utilities
United States

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Mobile Workforce Management (#D0461)

Room: 210A

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session. **



Implementation of mobile workforce management (MWM) solutions is a standard practice in most utilities, providing proven efficiency and productivity gains. Enterprise system integrations, mobile devices and connectivity provide real-time data to office managers, schedulers and ...read more...

Session Chair

Damon Dougherty
Account Manager
GE Grid Solutions
United States

Session Co-Chair

Scott Rogers
Senior Vice President, Technology Integration
Environmental Consultants
United States

 

Building a Better Outage Management Response by Modernizing the Entire IT Ecosystem, Including OMS, CIS, GIS, Asset and Workforce Management

Handout(s)

Building a Better Outage Management ResponseBuilding a Better Outage Management Response


Speaker

Mathew Wells
Operations Superintendent
Colorado Springs Utilities
United States

Mobile Workforce Management


Speaker

Lorne Poindexter
Director of Innovation
Ameren
United States

Co-Author+

Richard Lack
Utilities Consulting Manager
World Wide Technology
United States

Got Contractors? Learn How Utilities Are Going Mobile to Manage External Workers – Without Compromising Their Enterprise Systems or Security

Handout(s)

Got contractors? How utilities are going mobile to manage external workers without compromising enteGot contractors? How utilities are going mobile to manage external workers without compromising ente


Speaker

Julien Marin
Vice President
Clevest
Canada

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Project Stories of Challenge and Innovation: Site Owner Microgrids (#D0451)

Room: 214D

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session.**



A reality that all innovators and first adopters face is that results are always different than those that were anticipated—sometimes quite markedly. In this session, speakers representing several project owners/beneficiaries discuss how their microgrids have performed and how those results meet, exceed and/or ...read more...

Session Chair

Robert (Bob) Uluski
Executive Consultant
ESTA International
United States

Session Co-Chair

Raj Chudgar
President
Viridity Energy Solutions Inc.
United States

 

Lessons Learned from a Microgrid at the Joint Base San Antonio

Handout(s)

Boston012218FinalBoston012218Final


Speaker

James Boston, PE
Manager of Market Intelligence, Strategy and Innovation
CPS Energy
United States

Co-Author

Jim Waight
Sr. Manager, Smart Grid Integration and Security
OMNETRIC Group
United States

Co-Author

Shailendra  Grover
Senior Manager, Smart Grid Integration and Security
OMNETRIC Group
United States

Lessons Learned and Benefits Realized from the First Full Year of Operations at the Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid

Handout(s)

Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid Lessons Learned and Benefits Year OneBlue Lake Rancheria Microgrid Lessons Learned and Benefits Year One


Speaker+

Jana Ganion
Sustainability Director
Blue Lake Rancheria
United States

Microgrid Operations: Lessons on Both Sides of the Meter

Handout(s)

Oncor SOSF Microgrid: 10 Things That I wish I Knew a Year AgoOncor SOSF Microgrid: 10 Things That I wish I Knew a Year Ago


Speaker+

Randy Boys
Manager, Strategy and Technology
Oncor Electric Delivery
United States

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Real Utility Experiences Optimizing Hybrid FAN Communications (#D0444)

Room: 208

Format: Individual Abstract Presentation (20 minutes)

**Evaluate this session.**



Diverse and aging network technologies, including microwave radios, fiber optic cables, licensed and unlicensed MAS based systems, leased lines and cellular modems are costly to maintain, outdated and can no longer meet many utility needs. Presenters from three utilities—PG&E, National Grid ...read more...

Session Chair

Scott Sternfeld
Managing Director for Engineering & Technology
ecubed us LLC
United States

Session Co-Chair

Sharon S. Allan
Chief Innovation Officer
SEPA
United States

 

A Hybrid Communications Network Approach for Advanced Applications on the Modern Grid

Handout(s)

Mark A. Carella - A Hybrid Communications Network Approach - FINALMark A. Carella - A Hybrid Communications Network Approach - FINAL


Speaker+

Mark Carella
Lead Engineer - Distribution Control and Integration
National Grid
United States

Optimizing a Field Area Network by Incorporating Modern Wireless Field Area Communication Technologies at PG&E

Handout(s)

Optimizing a FAN by Incorporating Modern Wireless Field Area Communication TechnologiOptimizing a FAN by Incorporating Modern Wireless Field Area Communication Technologi


Speaker

Chris Vana
Director, IT Gas Technology
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
United States

Co-Author

Emma Ritch
Global Business Development Manager
ABB
United States

Real-world Experience with a Private LTE FAN

Handout(s)

Ameren Private LTE FINALAmeren Private LTE FINAL


Speaker+

Cole Crews
Engineer
Ameren Services
United States

Distribution Automation

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Recent Experiences and Trends in Grid Modernization (#D0279)

Room: 214A

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

**Evaluate this session. **



Electric power systems around the world are undergoing an unprecedented transformation prompted by the need to comply with new technology trends, environmental and societal concerns, changing consumer needs, and regulatory requirements. In the U.S., this evolution has been clustered and described under various ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Julio Romero Aguero
Vice President, Strategy & Business Innovation
Quanta Technology
United States

Session Chair

Joe Zerdin
Manager, Large Customer Accounts Distribution
Hydro One
Canada

Session Co-Chair

G. Larry Clark, PE, IEEE Fellow
Principal Engineer - Power Delivery
Alabama Power Company, a Southern company
United States

Panelist

Erica Zimmerer
Director of Grid Modernization
Entergy
United States

Panelist

Erik Takayesu
Managing Director, Grid Modernization, Planning & Tech
Southern California Edison
United States

Panelist

Jay Oliver
General Manager, Grid Solutions Engineering & Technology
Duke Energy
United States

Panelist

Russell DeSalvo
Sr. Manager
ComEd
United States
Handout(s)

FinalFinal

Recent Experiences and Trends in Grid Mod - Oliver FinalRecent Experiences and Trends in Grid Mod - Oliver Final


10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Spatially Enabling Electric T&D (#D0440)

Room: 210B

**Evaluate this session. **



Through real world examples, learn how GIS is enabling transmission and distribution utilities to address outages, planning, standards, and to increase network efficiency. A speaker representing Duke Energy gives an overview on how the utility uses GIS to model its transmission system. A ...read more...

Session Chair

Gary Wong
Principal, Global Water Industry
OSIsoft LLC
United States

Session Co-Chair

Bill Meehan
Director, Utility Solutions
Esri
United States

 

Benefits Derived from Modeling an Electric Transmission System in a GIS

Handout(s)

Benefits of Modeling Duke Energy’s Electric Transmission System in GIS FINALBenefits of Modeling Duke Energy’s Electric Transmission System in GIS FINAL

Benefits Derived from Modeling an Electric Transmission System in a GIS (FINAL)Benefits Derived from Modeling an Electric Transmission System in a GIS (FINAL)


Speaker+

Tom Henderson
Senior Engineer
Duke Energy
United States

Transitioning GIS from Visual Maps to an OMS Network Model


Speaker+

Jim Weikert
Director of Utility Automation
Power System Engineering Inc.
United States

San Carlos Irrigation and Power and Colorado River Agency - Electric Utility Design: Variable Standards and Reusable Solution for DOI - Bureau of Indian Affairs National Power Systems


Speaker+

Thomas Whitehouse
IT Architect - GIS Utility Specialist
Managed Business Solution
United States

Internet of Things/Smart Cities

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Stakeholder Engagement for Energy Transformation of Cities (#D0353)

Room: 211

Format: Panel (Moderator + 3-4 Panelists) 1.5 hour session

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As cities commit to aggressive energy and sustainability plans, strategic stakeholder engagement is essential for breakthrough results to seemingly unattainable goals on unrealistic timelines. Come listen to key energy stakeholders from New York and Boston discuss the following questions:




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Panel Moderator+

H.G. Chissell
Founder and CEO
Advanced Energy Group
United States

Session Chair

Tom Eyford
Master Principal Solution Architect
Oracle Utilities
United States

Session Co-Chair

David Glenwright
Principal Consultant
Black and Veatch Management Consulting LLC
United States

Panelist

Doug Staker
VP Global Business Development
Demand Energy
United States

Panelist

James Cater
City Liaison, Energy Efficiency
Eversource
United States

Panelist

Michelle  Isenhouer Hanlin
Lead Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton
United States

Panelist

Mike DeSocio
Senior Manager, Market Design
New York Independent System Operator
United States

Panelist

Steve Wemple
Director, Utility of the Future
ConEdison
United States
Handout(s)

Our Energy Future - Mike DeSocioOur Energy Future - Mike DeSocio

Critical Role of Cyber Security in Energy Transformation of CitiesCritical Role of Cyber Security in Energy Transformation of Cities

Stakeholder Engagement - Chissell FINALStakeholder Engagement - Chissell FINAL

Stephen Wemple - DSP Enabling Smart CitiesStephen Wemple - DSP Enabling Smart Cities


8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Breakfast Roundtables (#D0552)

Room: 007, River Level



Enhance your DistribuTECH conference experience - add a breakfast roundtable to your registration! Each roundtable focuses on an industry hot topic and provides attendees the opportunity to discuss challenges and share best practices over breakfast in an informal setting. ...read more...


8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Women in Utilities Networking Breakfast (#D0553) - SOLD OUT

Room: 006AB, River Level

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When you want to connect with other women in your industry, where do you go? When you’re searching for a mentor, how do you find one? By attending the Women in Utilities Networking Breakfast, you will get to know ...read more...

Panel Moderator+

Teresa Hansen
Program Chair, DistribuTECH
Editor in Chief, PowerGrid International
United States

Panelist

Carolyn Shellman
Chief Legal and Administrative Officer
CPS Energy
United States

Panelist

Lisa Ann Pinkerton
Founder and President
Technica Communications
United States

Panelist

Nancy Bui-Thompson
Member of the Board of Directors
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
United State



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