IEEE PES ​​Subcommittee on Big Data & Analytics for Power Systems IEEE



This subcommittee will bring together leaders from industry, academia, and government and meet regularly (both face-to-face meeting and Web-based conference calls) to define the architectural, computational, and practical challenges and opportunities brought by the emerging big data in smart grid. Initial discussion will focus on the standards, management, and analytics of big multi-domain multi-resolution data (PMUs, SCADA, Weather, GIS, etc.) for power grid operations.


Webinar on Nov 26th


Title: Between Big Data and Analytics – What to Do and What Not to Do?

Time: Nov 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST (1:00 PM CST, 12:00 PM MST, 11:00 AM PST)

Abstract: There have been many analytics projects started since utilities began to build upon their troves of Big Data. We will cover some essential elements of the data origination side and the data processing side. Common problems in getting started will be explored. Some non-technical problems that have been noticed will be mentioned. Using unstructured (non-numerical data) and its fusion with structured data, will be covered. Items to be mentioned include the path from sensor to analytic output, what can go wrong in between, why analytics teams need instrumentation engineers and data scientists, the importance of visualization, cognitive analytics, suggestions for starting points, the advantage of data visualization and freedom for the data. The practice of pre-determined analytics versus engineer friendly exploration will be discussed, along with security and some business considerations. System integration with existing major applications, data lakes versus data swamps, and use of standards will be brought up.

Bio: Jeffrey S. Katz is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is a co-chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Energy Task Group, and he was a co-chair of the IEEE 2030 Standard on Smart Grid Interoperability Guidelines, IT Task Force. He is on the Advisory Board of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center. He was on the “Networked Grid 100 of the Smart Grid in 2012” list from Green Tech Media. He was appointed to the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board for 2014. He co-chaired the first IEEE Power and Energy Society workshop on Big Data in Utilities in September 2017, and the first PES workshop on Utility Cybersecurity in December 2017. He is an author on seven patents, in tele-medicine, robotics and computer vision, intelligent electric power distribution, energy aware cloud computing, with others pending. He earned a Commercial General Radiotelephone license from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

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Yours sincerely,
Webinar Organization Team,
Le Xie, Professor, Texas A&M University
Yang Weng, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Qiushi Cui, Postdoc Fellow, Arizona State University

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Sart Grid Cmm Conference, Allburg, Denmark, Oct 30, 2018 (link)

2018 PES GM activities

  • Big Data & Analytics (BDA) Subcommittee Meeting
    • August 8th (Wednesday), 3 pm to 5 pm at OC-D138+D139
  • BDA Big Data Webinar Series Task Force Meeting
    • August 7th (Tuesday), 1 pm to 2 pm at DP-Oregon
  • BDA Data Access Working Group Meeting
    • August 7th (Tuesday), 2 pm to 3 pm at OC-E143
  • BDA Big Data Applications in Power Distribution Systems TF Meeting
    • August 7th (Tuesday), 3 pm to 4 pm at DP-Oregon


  • Super session: Data science and data quality as applied to power system
    • Session chair: Le Xie, Nanpeng Yu
    • August 7th (Tuesday), 1 to 5 pm at OC-Portland Ballroom 255
  • Panel session: Big data analytics for emerging power sensors and internet-of-things
    • Session chair: Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, Emma Stewart
    • August 7th (Tuesday), 10 am to 12 pm at OC-Portland Ballroom 256
  • Panel session: Big data analytics focus on end-use customers in power distribution systems
    • Session chair: Nanpeng Yu, Haiwang Zhong
    • August 7th (Tuesday), 1 pm to 3 pm at OC-B113
  • Panel session: Big data analytics for flexible electricity networks, markets and prosumers
    • Session chair: Ran Li, Tao Hong
    • August 8th (Wednesday), 8 am to 12 am at OC-Portland Ballroom 258
  • Panel session: Best practices in sharing big data in power systems
    • Session chair: Ning Zhou, Hamed Mohsenian-Rad
    • August 8th (Wednesday), 1 pm to 3 pm, OC-E144
  • Panel session: Smart meters: from consumer behavior to planning
    • Session chair: Ram Rajagopal
    • August 9th (Thursday), 8 am to 12 pm, OC-D138
  • Panel session: High performance computing and big data analytics for large scale power system planning problems
    • Session chair: Dimitri Papageorgiou, Yingzhong Gu
    • August 9th (Thursday), 1 pm to 3pm, OC-E145

Webinar Series on Big Data & Analytics for Power Systems. (link)



Subcommittee Chair, Le Xie, Associate Professor in Texas A&M University.