Tutorials

ISGT 2016 Tutorials will be given on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. The afternoon track will run from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Tutorials are priced $195 (early bird) and $240 (regular) each. Registration and information on the tutorials and instructors will be posted soon.

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Half-Day Tutorials

Tuesday September 6, 1:00 pm-5:00 pmTUT01- Synchrophasor Technology Applications in Distribution Systems

Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240

Instructors: Yi Hu, Quanta Technology LLC, Julio Romero Aguero, Quanta Technology LLC, Eric Udren, Quanta Technology LLC, Farid Katiraei, Quanta Technology LLC

Major trends occurring in the electric power industry have fundamentally changed the main characteristics of distribution systems. Proliferation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and the emergence of active and dynamic medium and low voltage grids are expected to change the way distribution systems will be monitored, operated, managed, controlled and protected.

Synchrophasor technology has been widely adopted in transmission systems and is starting to be applied in distribution systems to ensure reliable and secure power delivery, and increase real-time awareness and visibility at grid edge.

This tutorial will review synchrophasor technologies, and discuss potential applications to address existing operations and engineering challenges faced by distribution systems nowadays, as well as potential problems that are likely to emerge as a consequence of DER proliferation. Practical case studies and discussions regarding existing products are included to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of applying the technology to resolve real industry problems.
Tuesday September 6, 1:00 pm-5:00 pmTUT 02- SG 204: Introduction to Smart Grid Data and Analytics

Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240

Instructors: 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.
Tuesday September 6, 1:00 pm-5:00 pmTUT 03- DER Integration Course – Impacts on T&D

Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240

Instructors: David Lovelady, Siemens PTI, Hugo Bashualdo, Siemens PTI

DER Integration Course – Impacts on T&D (4hrs): 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. 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.