Below is a listing of the Tutorials available at ISGT 2017.
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

8:00 am- 12:00 pmManaging Uncertainties in the Future Grid: Evolution of EMS Control Centers - Synchrophasor Solutions
Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240
Instructors: Jay Giri, GE Grid Solutions, Mark Adamiak, GE Grid Solutions

Managing Uncertainties in the Future Grid
Evolution of EMS Control Centers – Synchrophasor Solutions
Keeping the Lights On – yesterday, today, tomorrow

Managing the future grid will require creative, innovative solutions. This is because of uncertainties being introduced by the growth of less predictable & reliable renewable generation resources, demand response programs, distributed generation, microgrids, potential cyber-security issues and the aging infrastructure. Energy Management Systems (EMS) have been deployed for decades at utility control centers to manage the electricity grid in real-time. Today these EMS capabilities are poised to be enhanced quite dramatically with growth of synchrophasor PMU measurements. Solutions to decentralize management of the grid are also being introduced – these include Distribution Management Systems, Substation Automation and advances in grid control devices. These new solutions will help us manage the uncertainties and challenges of the future smart grid.
This presentation will describe:

  • The history and evolution of the EMS from its digital genesis in the 1970's.

  • The primary functions of a modern EMS

  • Emerging new industry drivers & emerging new technology trends

  • Impact of growth of microgrids, renewables and distributed generation on the EMS

  • Growth of Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) and synchrophasor measurements worldwide

  • Wide area monitoring (WAMS) and wide area control (WAMPAC) solutions

  • Modern advanced fast-acting grid control devices

  • Concluding thoughts on the challenges and opportunities to manage the future grid

8:00 am- 12:00 pmDER Integration Course - Impacts on T&D
Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240
Instructors: David Lovelady, Siemens PTI, Hugo Bashualdo, Siemens PTI

DER is not only impacting the distribution system but with increasing levels of penetration the transmission planners are now concerned. This course will discuss the planning studies and considerations required to capture the impacts of DER on the T&D system. Firsthand experience from Siemens PTI project experience will be shared with the students.

DER Integration Course - Impacts on T&D: The course will cover the following major subjects:

  • Distribution Planning Process with DG

  • Impact of distributed generation and the new challenges they represent

  • The shortcoming of traditional planning process in this new era and the need for new enhanced planning methodologies.

  • How enhanced planning methodologies can provide a better understanding of how, where, or to what intent to increase or limit distributed generation integration.

8:00 am- 12:00 pmIEEE 1547 Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems
Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240
Instructors: Babak Enayati

This tutorial will introduce the IEEE 1547 "Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems".

Due to the increasing amount of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) interconnections with the Electric Power System, the IEEE 1547 standard is going through a major revision to address some of the technical issues associated with high penetration of DERs i. e. grid support functionalities, etc.

The participants will learn about the major changes to the IEEE 1547 i. e. voltage regulation, response to abnormal system conditions (including voltage and frequency ride through), power quality, islanding, interoperability, etc.

The participants will also learn about the utility concerns/solutions to adopt the revised IEEE 1547 standard.
1:00 pm- 5:00 pmSG 204: Introduction to Smart Grid Data and Analytics
Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240
Instructor: Anant Venkateswaran, GE, Ali Ipakchi, OATI

This is an introductory level course to look at smart grid data and analytics, the focus is on the distribution and customer domains of the NIST model. The course covers the following key topics:

What data is available from which devices, from the in home controller to meters to relays and substation automation.
What applications can be done with the data, with a heavy focus on AMI and line devices.
What is the value of each of the applications to the various stakeholders that are associated with the grid, using the Illinois Collaborative definitions of stakeholders.

The course will look at the process of collecting and verifying data, including all of the pitfalls that may occur and provide a 20 step process to go from no data to running analytics. The course is suitable for non-technical, as well as technical audiences, including regulatory, legislative, and utility staff members. The course will also compare and contrast the two major privacy contenders and the impact each would have on the ability to perform the analytic applications based on the principles of each contender. Included in the course will be a summary of the ARRA analytics that have been highlighted by the EPRI and DOE reports.

  • Introduction to Big Data, Analytics and Visualization & link to IoT

  • Big Data - What and Why?

  • Difference between traditional Analytics and Big Data

  • Classification of Analytics (From the field to the back-office)

  • Tools for Big Data
  • The Process & things to consider when setting up for Analytics

  • Introduction to Data Science

  • Data Science and Big Data Value generation

  • Big Data Modeling, Case study of Migrating relational data modeling to big data modeling

  • Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

  • Cost/Benefit analysis & ROI

  • Utility Analytics Areas

  • Case Studies

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