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    2019年亚洲电力展9月3-5日会议,Power-Gen Asia Conference

    会议时间:

    2019年1月 23-25日

    会议地点:

    欧洲马来西亚-吉隆坡

    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

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    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

    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)

    Utility Technology Service Model - A Framework for Operational SuccessUtility Technology Service Model - A Framework for Operational Success


    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

    Handout(s)

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


    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

    Handout(s)

    SDGE Navigant PresentationSDGE Navigant Presentation


    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

    Handout(s)

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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

    Handout(s)

    Potsdam, NY Microgrid and Other New York MicrogridsPotsdam, NY Microgrid and Other New York Microgrids


    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

    Handout(s)

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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

    Handout(s)

    how utilities are enforcing security for workers and contractors in the age of personal mobile devichow utilities are enforcing security for workers and contractors in the age of personal mobile devic


    Speaker

    Geoff Glave
    Product Line Manager
    Clevest
    Canada

    Mobile Device Drop Testing in Action and the Science Behind It

    Handout(s)

    Mobile Device Drop Testing In Action and the Science Behind It - FINAL - January 22 2018Mobile Device Drop Testing In Action and the Science Behind It - FINAL - January 22 2018


    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
    Handout(s)

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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

    Handout(s)

    Short-term Load Forecasting of Distribution Nodes Using AMI DataShort-term Load Forecasting of Distribution Nodes Using AMI Data


    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

    Handout(s)

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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

    Handout(s)

    GM LiDAR for conflation and vegetation analytics for distribution networks-FINAL_012418-Part 1GM LiDAR for conflation and vegetation analytics for distribution networks-FINAL_012418-Part 1

    GM LiDAR for conflation and vegetation analytics for distribution networks-FINAL_012418-Part 2GM LiDAR for conflation and vegetation analytics for distribution networks-FINAL_012418-Part 2


    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

    Handout(s)

    Voltage Sag Measurements for Advance Fault Location and Condition-based Maintenance - MILES (final)Voltage Sag Measurements for Advance Fault Location and Condition-based Maintenance - MILES (final)


    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

    Handout(s)

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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

    Handout(s)

    CyberArkBT_2018_ICSDistributechCyberArkBT_2018_ICSDistributech

    Ransomware4Ways_2018_ICSDistributech_Final_012518Ransomware4Ways_2018_ICSDistributech_Final_012518


    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

    Handout(s)

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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

    Handout(s)

    Advanced PV Facilities_finalAdvanced PV Facilities_final


    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)

    Utility Remote Control of Residential  Inverters Under a Single Platform: APS Solar PartershipUtility Remote Control of Residential  Inverters Under a Single Platform: APS Solar Partership


    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

    Handout(s)

    Carpenter Final Using AMS Analytics for Distribution System Operations and PlanningCarpenter Final Using AMS Analytics for Distribution System Operations and Planning


    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)

    Grayson Mixon FinalGrayson Mixon Final


    Speaker+

    Grayson Mixon
    Computer Engineer
    Southern Company
    United States

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

    Handout(s)

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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?

    Handout(s)

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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

    Handout(s)

    Federated Architecture for Substation and Distribution Intelligent Electronics Device Management UtiFederated Architecture for Substation and Distribution Intelligent Electronics Device Management Uti


    Speaker+

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

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

    Handout(s)

    Owl Advantage - Grid Cyber SecurityOwl Advantage - Grid Cyber Security

    What If You Cant Patch - DistribuTech 2018-Final What If You Cant Patch - DistribuTech 2018-Final


    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

    Handout(s)

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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)

    Handout(s)

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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)

    DTECH-2018-LYTZ-FINALDTECH-2018-LYTZ-FINAL


    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)

    Karcher01192018FINALKarcher01192018FINAL


    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)

    Satellite Imagery and Pruning Management: A Revolutionary ApproachSatellite Imagery and Pruning Management: A Revolutionary Approach

    Satellite Imagery and Pruning Management: A Revolutionary Approach_FINALSatellite Imagery and Pruning Management: A Revolutionary Approach_FINAL


    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)

    Final VersionFinal Version


    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

    Handout(s)

    baughFINAL01202018baughFINAL01202018


    Speaker

    Brad Baugh
    Team Leader
    Alabama Power
    United States

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

    Handout(s)

    Eversource-Dtech 2018 finalEversource-Dtech 2018 final


    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)

    Maintaining Situational Awareness During Major OutagesMaintaining Situational Awareness During Major Outages


    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
    Handout(s)

    SAMBA - Smarter Asset Management with Big dAtaSAMBA - Smarter Asset Management with Big dAta

    AEP Schneider D0190 Meeting the Challenges of Big Data -FINALAEP Schneider D0190 Meeting the Challenges of Big Data -FINAL

    Southern Co. Bray D0190 Making Sense of Sensor Data. dtech 2018 panel discussion -FINALSouthern Co. Bray D0190 Making Sense of Sensor Data. dtech 2018 panel discussion -FINAL

    Statnett Smisethjell D0190 Making Sense of Sensor data - FINALStatnett Smisethjell D0190 Making Sense of Sensor data - FINAL

    AEP - Meeting the Challenges of Big Data - FINALAEP - Meeting the Challenges of Big Data - FINAL


    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)

    Final - Testing of Multi-Megawatt Scale Microgrids Using Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop Techniques Final - Testing of Multi-Megawatt Scale Microgrids Using Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop Techniques


    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)

    Yinfinal02012018Yinfinal02012018


    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)

    Bricker01252018_FinalBricker01252018_Final


    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)

    CochenourFinal_ADMSDataConversionsCochenourFinal_ADMSDataConversions


    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)

    Knudsen01302018final- part 1 of 2Knudsen01302018final- part 1 of 2

    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)

    OsbornFINAL02142018OsbornFINAL02142018


    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)

    HessFINAL02142018HessFINAL02142018


    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)

    Mathew20180122FinalMathew20180122Final


    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)

    New01312018FINALNew01312018FINAL


    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)

    Douglas012218FINAL Douglas012218FINAL


    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)

    Minter01302018FINALMinter01302018FINAL


    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)

    FINAL 01182018FINAL 01182018

    FINAL2 01182018FINAL2 01182018


    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)

    FINAL01182018FINAL01182018


    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)

    Robert Yinger final presentation in widescreen formatRobert Yinger final presentation in widescreen format


    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)

    Dell01192018FinalDell01192018Final


    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)

    Steffel12202017FINALSteffel12202017FINAL


    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

    Evaluate this session.



    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

    Evaluate this session. 



    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

    Evaluate this session. 



    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

    Evaluate this session. 



    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

    Evaluate this session. 



    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

    Evaluate this session. 



    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

    Evaluate this session.



    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

    **Evaluate this session.**



    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)

    **Evaluate this session. **



    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)

    **Evaluate this session.**



    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)

    **Evaluate this session. **



    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)

    **Evaluate this session.**



    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

    **Evaluate this session. **



    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

    **Evaluate this session. **



    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:




    1. <span href=&http://twentythreethirtytwo.com/quot;#" ...read more...

    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

    **Evaluate this breakfast. **



    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