The Panel Sessions will be held each day in three parallel tracks. Panelists are requested to use the IEEE PES Template for their presentations as well as to fill out a Consent Form releasing their presentations. Panelists are urged to follow PES Guidelines for preparing visuals and presentations.

Panel Program

Day 1 - Monday, April 24, 2017
10:30 to 12:00Recent Trends and Developments in Grid Modernization

Chair: Julio Romero Aguero, Quanta Technology

The electric power systems around the world are undergoing an unprecedented transformation prompted by the need to comply with new technology deployment trends, environmental concerns, new weather patterns, changing consumer needs, and regulatory requirements. In the US, this evolution has been clustered and described under various terms, including smart grid, grid of the future, grid modernization, and utility of the future, which emphasize the need to build an intelligent grid that can be monitored and controlled in real-time to allow for providing a reliable, safe, and secure service and empower customers to actively participate and benefit from greater and more diverse market opportunities and services. Building this intelligent grid is a monumental task (particularly on the distribution and grid-edge sides which are vast and heterogeneous) that has led to the emergence of new concepts, technologies, and paradigms.

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0280, Evolving Our Grid: Technologies and Capabilities Necessary for the 21st Century
    E. TAKAYESU, Southern California Edison

  • 2017ISGT0281, Planning for the Next Generation Grid
    B. CRABLE, Dominion

  • 2017ISGT0279, Energy Storage Roadmap
    S. BAHRAMIRAD, Commonwealth Edison

  • 2017ISGT0282, Smart Grid: A Customer Perspective
    K. LEFKOWITZ, Pepco Holdings Inc

  • 2017ISGT0283, TBD
    K. LYNN, US Department of Energy
10:30 to 12:00
Quasi-Static Time Series (QSTS) Simulations for Distribution System Analysis

Chair: Matthew Reno, Sandia National Laboratories

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0321, Introduction to advanced distribution time-series analysis: research motivations, challenges and applications
    M. RENO, Sandia National Laboratories

  • 2017ISGT0380, New Methods for Rapid Time-Series Analysis
    X. ZHANG, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • 2017ISGT0279, Energy Storage Roadmap
    S. BAHRAMIRAD, Commonwealth Edison

  • 2017ISGT0323, Temporal decomposition of distribution system-level time-series analysis

  • 2017ISGT0324, Distribution power flow computational parallelization using diakoptics (circuit tearing)
10:30 to 12:00
Development and Deployment of Microgrids and Nanogrids

Chair: Ebrahim Vaahedi, OATI

Energy industry is witnessing a proliferation of Microgrids and Nanogrids. This paradigm shift is the result of the benefits such as resiliency, reliability as well as economic and environmental benefits reinforced by such systems.
This panel session will focus on a number of microgrid and Nanogrid projects discussing:

  • Technical challenges developing and deploying
  • Actual derived Benefits
  • Lessons learned

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0333, The development and deployment of a Nanogrid

  • 2017ISGT0332, Transactive Microgrid at OATI's South Campus

  • 2017ISGT0336, The development and deployment of microgrids

  • 2017ISGT0334, Microgrid deployments at Commonwealth Edison
    S. BAHRAMIRAD, Commonwealth Edison

  • 2017ISGT0388, Microgrid Testbed Program at NREL
1:00 to 2:30
Provision of Grid Services from Microgrids: Challenges, Opportunities, and Risks

Chair: Farrokh Rahimi, OATI

The energy industry landscape is changing due to the increased penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), new technologies, and increased demand-side participation in retail and wholesale markets. These lead to operational challenges for bulk power and distribution operators, as well as prosumers, including Microgrid operators. This panel session will address the opportunities, challenges, and risks of using Microgrid capabilities to provide grid services for bulk power and distribution operation. The panelists will cover the following topics:

  • Impact of DERs and Renewable Generation on Bulk Power and Distribution Operations and Utility Business
  • Role of Microgrids in the Changing Energy Landscape: Economics, Reliability, and Resiliency Enhancement
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Provision of Grid Services from Microgrids
  • Illustrative Business Case Examples

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0298, Impediments and opportunities for microgrids to provide grid services for both distribution system and bulk power system

  • 2017ISGT0296, Networked Microgrids for Enhancing Distribution System Operations

  • 2017ISGT0297, Utility perspective on using microgrids and local distributed energy resources for grid services
    S. BAHRAMIRAD, Commonwealth Edison

  • 2017ISGT0299, A Wholesale Market Participation Model for Microgrids
1:00 to 2:30
Grid Edge Resilience and Control Technologies with Microgrids and Self-Healing Functions

Chair: Dongbo Zhao, Argonne National Laboratory

Modern power systems are encountering significant changes due to the emerging of dynamic sources and loads, which further brings about the challenges of reliability, safety and control issues in the operation. The introduction and existence of DERs and DGs in electric grids has enabled but also resulted in problems with microgrid operation. With a vision into the future, these technologies are inevitably becoming critical in the power system: a) microgrid control, b) power system robustness/self-healing, and c) grid edge intelligence. This panel will cover the topics of how to enable a resilient operation of power system with the optimal balancing of these technologies. By covering this, multiple areas are to be discussed under the same scope, including future protection techniques, smart edge devices, microgrid controllers, and self-healing grid architectures.

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0341, Insights on grid architecture evolution
    D. ZHAO, Argonne National Laboratory

  • 2017ISGT0342, Emerging Technologies for Microgrid Protection and Control
    S. MELIOPOULOS, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • 2017ISGT0340, Emerging Technologies in Distribution Automation
    J. ROMERO AGUERO, Quanta Technology

  • 2017ISGT0343, Microgrids at Work: Real-World business case examples of companies utilizing microgrids to achieve their energy strategies for the 21st century
    P. PABST, S&C Electric Company

  • 2017ISGT0344, Distribution Grid Resilience with Microgrids
    Z. WANG, Iowa State University
1:00 to 2:30International Smart Grid Developments

Chair: Nader Farah, Esta International

Speakers from Europe, Asia, and Latin America present the US audience a broad perspective of the international Smart Grid programs in their respective regions. European regulatory and policy initiatives have served as drivers and enablers of Smart Grid programs in Europe. Asian countries have undertaken a spectrum of innovative Smart Grid programs to meet regional needs. Smart Grid programs are at various stages of development and implementation in Latin America.

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0373, European Smart Grid Enabling Regulation and Policies
    K. WIDEGREN, Widegren Energy

  • 2017ISGT0374, Asian Smart Grid Developments and Role of Smart Grid Forums
    R. PILLAI, Global Smart Grid Forum

  • 2017ISGT0375, Smart Grid in Mexico and Latin America
    O. MIRANDA, Smart Grid Mexico
3:00 to 5:00
Industry Best Practices in Using Synchrophasor Technology

This Panel Session, jointly organized by IEEE PES Cascading Failure Working Group and NASPI Task Teams, will bring together a team of industry experts from BPA, ERCOT, PJM, and SDG&E to share their experience in deploying and using synchrophasor technology in order to improve reliability of the smart grid and enhance wide-area situational awareness. The panelists will discuss importance and benefits of synchrophasor technology for wide area real-time monitoring, disturbance detection, prevention of major blackouts, automated real-time controls, integrating renewable resources, and improving power system modeling.

Chairs: Marianna Vaiman, V&R Energy Systems Research, Inc.; and Michael Cassiadoro, Total Reliability Solutions, LLC

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0287, Using Synchrophasors for Detection and Prevention of Major System Blackouts: Framework and Recommendations of IEEE PES Cascading Failure Working Group (CFWG)
    M. VAIMAN, V&R Energy Systems Research, Inc.; M. PAPIC, Idaho Power Co.

  • 2017ISGT0289, NASPI Control Room Solutions Task Team – Advancing the Use of Synchrophasor Data in the Operations Horizon
    M. CASSIADORO, Total Reliability Solutions, LLC; D. BRANCACCIO, BRIDGE Energy Group; R. QUINT, NERC

  • 2017ISGT0291, BPA Experience with Synchrophasors: From Wide-Area Measurements to Wide-Area Control
    D. KOSTEREV, Bonneville Power Administration; S. YANG, Bonneville Power Administration; P. ETINGOV, PNNL; N. LEITSCHUH, Bonneville Power Administration; V. VANZANDT, Former Bonneville Power Administration

  • 2017ISGT0293, ERCOT Post Smart Grid Regional Demonstration Project Roadmap

  • 2017ISGT0294, Synchrophasor Deployment and Synchrophasor Based Applications at SDG&E
    T. RAHMAN, San Diego Gas & Electric

  • 2017ISGT0295, Integrating Synchrophasors in the Control Room at PJM
    E. BERNABEU, PJM Interconnection
3:00 to 5:00
Innovations in Smart Grid Education

Chair: Kenneth Lutz, University of Delaware

Traditional power engineering curriculums for undergraduate and graduate students are changing to incorporate smart grid innovations. Such innovations include new grid technologies, communications and information technologies, cybersecurity, control, and big data.

The topics discussed in smart grid engineering education will touch on all three themes of this ISGT conference. A major topic of technologies will cover smart grid enabling technologies, communications and information technologies, and consumer technologies that touch on the Enernet of Things. For utility and service provider topics, there will be discussions of how these new technologies can be used to improve grid operations and control. Cross-cutting topics include cybersecurity, new grid architectures, and grid control under new paradigms, such as transactive energy systems.

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0311, Smart Grids: A new course on smart grids at The University of Texas at Austin
    R. BALDICK, University of Texas at Austin

  • 2017ISGT0310, Smart Grid Education for Next Generation Power Engineers: Lessons Learned
    V. ARAVINTHAN, Witchita State University

  • 2017ISGT0312, Smart Grid - Research and Innovations in Microgrids, Electric Vehicles, Solar PV and Energy Storage
    R. GADH, UCLA - WINMEC & Smart Grid Energy Research Center

  • 2017ISGT0315, Curriculum changes to incorporate smart grid innovations at Illinois
    P. SAUER, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

  • 2017ISGT0313, Smart Grid Education, Research and Innovation at Clemson
    K. VENAYAGAMOORTHY, Clemson University

  • 2017ISGT0314, Emerging technologies and new challenges – smart grids education experience at MIT
    P. VOROBEV, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • 2017ISGT0309, A Holistic View of the Smart Grid
    K. LUTZ, University of Delaware
3:00 to 5:00
Technological Considerations for a Next Generation Distribution System Platform (DSPx)

Chair: Joe Paladino, Technical Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy

Over the past year, the U.S. Department of Energy has sponsored an effort to develop a taxonomy of functional requirements needed to enable the full participation of distributed energy resources with respect to grid planning, operations and market activities. These functional requirements were derived from the policy objectives of several states, including those state commissions involved with the project. The effort has included an examination of the technologies needed to enable these functions, including assessing their state of maturity, and has undertaken a systems architecture approach to develop considerations for rationally implementing DSPx functionality. In this session, the project team and key stakeholders involved with the effort will present their work and how it can be applied.

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0389, TBA
    E. TAKAYESU, Southern California Edison

  • 2017ISGT0390, TBA
    P. DE MARTINI, Managing Director, Newport Consulting Group

  • 2017ISGT0391, TBA
    J. TAFT, Chief Architect for Electric Grid Transformation, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • 2017ISGT0392, TBA
    R. GEIGER, Principal, Rick Geiger Consulting

  • 2017ISGT0393, TBA
    M. TISDALE, Executive Director, More Than Smart
Day 2 - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
10:30 to 12:00
IIoT Analytics for Transmission Grid Asset Management

Chair: John Lauletta, Exacter, Inc.

IIoT sensor technology provide a number of opportunities for enhanced grid maintenance and management. However, there are challenges to address. This Panel will discuss Predictive Analytics, IIoT sensors, and present a case study demonstrating the opportunities conditions-based Predictive Maintenance enables.

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0347, Next Generation Sensors for Grid Management
    J. DE ABRUE-GARCIA, University of Akron

  • 2017ISGT0345, Predictive Maintenance Analytics for Grid Management and Operation
    J. LAULETTA, Exacter, Inc.

  • 2017ISGT0346, Grid Cybersecurity Considerations with accelerating IIoT
    P. FELDMAN, Midwest ISO

  • 2017ISGT0348, Case Study: Analytics for Transmission Grid Predictive Maintenance
    J. REGAN, Pacific Gas & Electric

  • 2017ISGT0349, Integrating Construction and Sensors for Enhanced Transmission Design
    G. HUFFMAN, Burns & McDonnell
10:30 to 12:00Distribution System Planning Analysis Tools – Bridging the Gap between Current Capabilities and Future Needs

Chair: Juliet Homer, PNNL

As technological capabilities increase and distributed energy resources (DERs) become more and more common, new practices and tools are emerging that support increasingly detailed and complex distribution system planning. In this panel we will talk about bridging the gap between current capabilities and future needs when it comes to distribution system planning. The panel will talk about what is currently available, what is available in a developmental or nascent state and what is still on the horizon. Data needs and availability for varying levels of analysis will also be discussed.

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0354, Time Series Simulations and High Penetrations of PV

  • 2017ISGT0355, Summary of Existing Distribution System Analysis Capabilities and Gaps

  • 2017ISGT0356, Tools for Optimal DER Siting
    J. GROSH, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • 2017ISGT0357, Distribution Planning in the Cloud - transforming customer engagement and system optimization
    B. FITZSIMONS, GridUnity
10:30 to 12:00Distribution System Operator (DSO) Cost Benefit Assessments

Chair: Esa Paaso, ComEd

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0381, DSO Cost Benefit Assessment

  • 2017ISGT0382, DSO Cost Benefit Assessment
    S. BAHRAMIRAD, Commonwealth Edison

  • 2017ISGT0383, DSO Cost Benefit Assessments
    F. FARZAN, Quanta-Technology
1:00 to 2:30
Advances in Transactive Energy Systems and Grid Architecture

Chair:s Ron Melton, PNNL; and Christopher Irwin, DOE

This panel will present results from U.S. Department of Energy projects on transactive energy systems and grid architecture. The material will include an overview of the Transactive Energy Systems road map being prepared by the GridWise Architecture Council and the work on a modeling and simulation environment for evaluating transactive energy systems. Grid architecture work on bulk power system market structure models and layered decomposition leading to a uniform model of transactive nodes will round out the presentations.

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0329, GWAC's Transactive Energy Systems Roadmap

  • 2017ISGT0327, Transactive Market Design Choices and Their Implications

  • 2017ISGT0326, Laminar Decomposition and Grid Codes

  • 2017ISGT0328, Simulation Methods for Transactive Energy Systems
1:00 to 2:30Opportunities and Challenges for PMU Implementation in Distribution Systems and Microgrids

Chair: Sahar Hendabadi, ComEd

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0337, Advanced PMU applications in distribution automation
    J. WANG, Argonne National Laboratory

  • 2017ISGT0338, Distribution PMU applications for ComEd
    E. PAASO, ComEd

  • 2017ISGT0339, Distribution Applications of Synchrophasor Technology – Trends, Experiences and Challenges
    J. ROMERO AGUERO, Quanta Technology
1:00 to 2:30Power Grid of the Future

Chair: Farrokh Albuyeh, OATI

With the proliferation of renewable and variable sources of energy at the transmission level, and the increasing numbers of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) such rooftop solar, storage, EVs, smart communities, as well as end-use customers’ capabilities to manage their demand at the distribution level, transmission and distribution grids are being operated in ways they were not originally designed for. At the system/transmission level, issues such as changing power flow patterns, decreasing inertial frequency response capabilities, and changing load patterns present new challenges to the transmission grid operators. These challenges are further exacerbated by the new regulatory requirements such as FERC NOPRs and orders that aim at breaking barriers for the participation of demand-side assets in wholesale energy markets. At the distribution/retail level, issues such as reversal of power flows, phase imbalances, voltage fluctuations etc., are keeping distribution grid operators occupied. The aging power grid infrastructure that dates back to early part of the 20th century is going through fundamental changes to meet the new requirements of the 21st century and beyond. New communications, and control technologies allowing improved visibility and controllability, along with new analytical and computing technologies providing for coordinated forecasting and scheduling of all conventional and unconventional assets are being rolled out to allow participation of all generation and load assets for the provision of energy and variety of ancillary services in support of transmission and distribution grid operations.

This Panel Session will focus on the technical and operational aspects of the ongoing transmission and distribution grid transformation and discuss the current/future state. Also, the Panel will leverage industry, regulatory, standards, and technology/vendor and utility experiences; review the on-going initiatives, assess requirements and impacts, and present emerging scenarios and their challenges and benefits.

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0368, TBD
    R. SHERICK, Southern California Edison

  • 2017ISGT0369, TBD
    R. MASIELLO, Quanta Technology

  • 2017ISGT0370, TBD
    M. AMIN, University of Minnesota

  • 2017ISGT0371, TBD
    A. STEVEN, GO15

  • 2017ISGT0372, TBD
    C. VILLARREAL, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
3:00 to 5:00
Advanced Distribution Management Systems Research and Development at the U.S. DOE

Chairs: Eric Lightner, DOE; and Ron Melton, PNNL

This panel will present updates on the U.S. DOE Advanced Distribution Management System Program. This program consists of five projects addressing different aspects of ADMS. The panel will include presentations by the leaders of each project with time for discussion of the collective set of projects and the DOE ADMS program. The projects include: Creation of an open platform for development of advanced distribution system planning and operations applications; an ADMS hardware testbed; demonstration of an advanced distribution system operations tool; creation of a framework for integrating information between EMS, DMS and BMS, and design of advanced control algorithms.

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0316, GridAPPS-D - An Open Platform for Developing Advanced Distribution System Planning and Operations Applications

  • 2017ISGT0320, Volt-VAR use case evaluation on ADMS testbed
    M. BAGGU, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • 2017ISGT0317, Community Control of Distributed Resources for Wide Area Reserve Provision
    D. CALLAWAY, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • 2017ISGT0319, Multi-Scale Integration of Control Systems (EMS/DMS/BMS)
    L. MIN, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • 2017ISGT0318, Hierarchical Control of Distributed Energy Resources
    S. BACKHAUS, Los Alamos National Laboratory
3:00 to 5:00
Smart Devices and Interoperability - DOE Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium Projects

Chair: Benjamin Kroposki, NREL

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0358, Overview of the GMLC Devices and Integrated Systems Technical Area

  • 2017ISGT0359, Smart Grid Interoperability Strategy
    S. WIDERGREN, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • 2017ISGT0360, Current status and gaps in Interoperability and Interconnection Standards
    D. NARANG, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • 2017ISGT0361, Development of “drive-cycles” for smart grid devices to provide grid services
    R. PRATT, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • 2017ISGT0362, GMLC Testing Network and Open Model Library
    A. ELLIS, Sandia National Laboratories

  • 2017ISGT0363, Pioneering Partnership to allow PV inverters to provide frequency regulation to improve grid stability in Hawaii
    A. HOKE, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
3:00 to 5:00Creating the Grid Operating System of the Future

Chair: Doug Houseman, EnerNex

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0376, Introduction and Closing Comments
    D. HOUSEMAN, EnerNex

  • 2017ISGT0377, SCE' Grid Management System
    J. BUBB, SCE

  • 2017ISGT0378, The future of OT
    M. STUBBER, Selkirk Insights

  • 2017ISGT0379, OT and the future
    B. WILLIAMS, Oracle
Day 3 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
10:30 to 12:00
The Smart Energy Marketplace of the Future

Chair: Alan Washburn, Burns & McDonnell

This panel session will discuss what changes in technology, regulation, and business will be needed to enable a grid with very diverse distributed energy resources and a more open market. The framework for starting this discussion will be the recent notice of proposed rulemaking from FERC regarding the participation of electric storage resources and distributed energy resource aggregations in the RTO/ISO markets in conjunction with the results of several recent pilot programs. The pilot programs discussed will include PSE&G's Solar 4 All® Grid Security and Storm Preparedness solar plus battery pilot projects and PG&E's Energy Storage for Market Operations pilot program.

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0330, Session Introduction
    A. WASHBURN, Burns & McDonnell

  • 2017ISGT0305, Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators
    M. HERBERT, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

  • 2017ISGT0306, Technical and Commercial Challenges Associated with PSE&G's Solar 4 All® Grid Security Solar Plus Battery Pilot Projects
    A. POWERS, Public Service Electric & Gas

  • 2017ISGT0307, Chaos in the Storage Industry
    S. OSBORNE, Greensmith Energy Management Systems

  • 2017ISGT0308, Integrating Storage and Distributed Energy Resources into Regional Transmission Organization Markets
    S. HERLING, PJM Interconnection
10:30 to 12:00
Innovative Research at the NIST Smart Grid Testbed

Chairs:Chris Greer and Paul Boynton, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) can be described as smart systems that encompass computational and physical components - seamlessly integrated and closely interacting to sense and respond to the changing state of the real world. The Smart Grid is considered an example of a cyber-physical system.

NIST performs vital research addressing many of the critical elements that make up the Smart Grid. A critical part of this research portfolio is implemented in a newly constructed Smart Grid Interoperability Testbed. The Smart Grid Interoperability Testbed facility creates a unique set of interconnected and interacting labs in several key measurement areas that will accelerate the development of Smart Grid interoperability standards by providing a combined testbed platform for system measurements, characterization of smart grid protocols, and validation of smart grid standards, all organized around the microgrid concept.

In this Panel Session NIST CPS leadership discuss research activities at the Smart Grid Interoperability Testbed.

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0353, Smart Grid Testbed Roadmap
    C. GREER, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

  • 2017ISGT0350, Overview of the Smart Grid Testbed
    P. BOYNTON, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

  • 2017ISGT0351, Smart Grid Sensor Technologies
    G. FITZPATRICK, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

  • 2017ISGT0352, Smart City Applications
    M. BURNS, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
10:30 to 12:00Military Smart Grid Technology

Chair: Thomas Podlesak, U.S. Army (CERDEC)

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0384, The Tactical Microgrid Standard
    T. BOZADA, Army Corps of Engineers

  • 2017ISGT0385, Energy Informed Operations

  • 2017ISGT0386, Vehicular Centric Military Smart Grids

  • 2017ISGT0387, Smart Grid Technology for Expedition Energy and Sustainment Systems
    J. WHITMORE, U,S. Project Management Office E2S2
1:00 to 2:30
Enabling Extreme Real-time Grid Integration of Solar Energy (Energise)

Chair: Guohui Yuan, Department of Energy

The panel will discuss the objectives, approaches, and expected outcomes of the recently launched R&D program by the DOE SunShot Initiative. The program aims to develop and demonstrate highly scalable distribution system planning and real-time operation solutions that seamlessly interconnect and integrate high penetration solar generation in the electricity grid. The envisioned ENERGISE solutions will require the extensive use of sensor, communication, and data analytics technologies to gather up-to-the-minute measurement and forecast data from diverse sources and perform continuous optimization analysis and active control for existing and new PV installations in real time.

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0285, SunShot ENERGISE program overview
    G. YUAN, Department of Energy

  • 2017ISGT0284, Northeastern ENERGISE project
    A. ABUR, Northeastern University

  • 2017ISGT0286, Vermont ENERGISE project
    M. ALMASSALKHI, University of Vermont

  • 2017ISGT0303, PPL ENERGISE project
    M. GREEN, PPL Electric Utilities

  • 2017ISGT0304, SCE ENERGISE project
    R. SHERICK, Southern California Edison
1:00 to 2:30
Strengthening Energy Resilience on Military Installations

Chair: David McGeown, McGeown Associates

This session will be a discussion with the Army, Air Force, and Edison Electric Institute on how the military and the utility industry are developing centers of energy resilience. The conversation will explore how the government and utilities are cooperating to integrate Distributed Energy Resources (both renewable and alternative energy) and energy storage into new smart grid applications that support the Army mission and civilian authorities.

The session will provide the audience with an overview of the Army and Air Force goals for energy security, and the procurements that have resulted in an array of innovative new projects with utilities and the private sector, including a 50MW generation plant at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. The panel will discuss how the utility industry’s cooperation with the Department of Defense is creating new approaches to business, integrated resource planning and distribution operations to meet these new demands.

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0301, Army Initiatives to Strengthen Energy Resilience ons with renewable and alternative energy security projects
    K. STEHN, Army

  • 2017ISGT0302, Utility Initiatives to Support DOD Energy Resilience
    S. KIESNER, Edison Electric Institute

  • 2017ISGT0331, US Air Force Energy Assurance Initiatives
    D. IRWIN, Office of Energy Assurance
1:00 to 2:30Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity Issues for Power Grid Applications

Chair: Jianhui Wang, Argonne National Laboratory

Presentations and Panelists:

  • 2017ISGT0364, An overview of the DOE Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) program
    C. HAWK, Department of Energy

  • 2017ISGT0365, NERC CIP Standards - The Cloud, Virtualization, and CIP

  • 2017ISGT0366, Microsoft Cloud Offerings Architecture
    J. JOYCE, Microsoft

  • 2017ISGT0367, Cloud-based Power Market Explorer
    A. RUDKEVICH, Newton Energy Group