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 pmSmart Grid 303 – Smart Grid and OT/IT
Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240
Instructor: Doug Houseman, EnerNex

This tutorial will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of typical existing OT/IT systems in a utility

  • Overview of new conceptual /OTIT systems for smart grid

  • Issues and lessons learned with the conventional stack of OT systems

  • Introduction to the concept of a Grid Management System (GMS)

  • Introduction to data requirements and volumes

  • Introduction to standards for smart grid IT systems

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

1:00 pm- 5:00 pmSmart Grid 405 – Asset Management with Smart Grid
Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240
Instructor: Doug Houseman, EnerNex

This tutorial will cover the following topics:

  • Introduce storage types and topology

  • Use cases for storage (aka needs)

  • Mapping storage types to needs

  • Consideration in storage management systems

  • Considerations in siting storage

  • Lessons learned from storage projects

  • Considerations in sizing storage units

  • Considerations in writing and evaluating RFI's and RFPs

1:00 pm- 5:00 pmBasics of Grid Architecture
Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240
Instructors: Jeffrey Taft, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Ron Melton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, David Hardin, Smart Grid Interoperability Panel

Grid Architecture is the application of system architecture, network theory, and control theory to the electric power grid. A grid architecture is the highest level description of the complete grid, and is a key tool to help understand and define the many complex interactions that exist in present and future grids. Grid architecture can be used to: help manage complexity (and therefore risk); assist communication among stakeholders around a shared vision of the future grid; identify and remove barriers and define essential limits; identify gaps in theory, technology, organization, regulation; and provide a framework for complex grid-related development activities.
The discipline of grid architecture provides a modern set of methods to assist in thinking about grid complexities, to aid in understanding interactions and technical gaps, to enable new capabilities and remove old unnecessary limits, and to support communication among stakeholders. This is increasingly important as we modernize the electric power system moving to an increasingly distributed system most usefully viewed as a network of structures. This tutorial will introduce the basic tools of grid architecture with examples of how to apply them.
Summary of Topics and Brief Description of What is covered by Each Topic:

  1. Basic terms and principles including basic definitions and core architecture principles

  2. Grid architecture qualities and properties

  3. Layered decomposition and other approaches to analyzing and managing complexity

  4. Architecture team structure and work products

  5. Overview of advanced grid architecture concepts, for example, network convergence and grid codes

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