By - Jon Brown

ADMS & DERMS: Enabling the Utility of the Future
May 2-3, 2019 | Washington, DC

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Overview

The “Utility of the Future” is here and the amount of data now being provided to distribution operators requires upgrading their operational control.   Combined with a more demanding customer base, ADMS and DERMS offer technological solutions to integrate:

  • Increasing penetration of distributed energy resources (DER), including distributed generation, distributed storage, demand response, and Microgrids
  • New regulatory regimes
  • Heightened physical and cyber security threats
  • Aging utility infrastructure and workforce
  • Potential and actual structural changes to the distribution business model
  • Prepare to integrate ever higher levels of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) effectively and without disruption into the system

This conference is meant for utility distribution management practitioners who have identified the need for upgrading their distribution management systems, outage management systems and how to manage the distributed resources coming their way.

The conference will provide useful and actionable information from a variety of utility case study type presentations, plus a unique Vendor Panel and presentations from the most advanced technology providers in the industry.

Case studies are from these utilities implementing ADMS and DERMS technologies:

  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Arizona Public Service

Learning Outcomes

  • Reveal how the “Utility of the Future” uses ADMS
  • Address the fundamentals of ADMS (Advanced Distribution Management System), DMS (Distribution Management System) and provide a glossary of terminology specific to them
  • Explain what is a DMS and ADMS system and how it functions and their purpose within a utility
  • Reveal how the “Utility of the Future” is enabled by ADMS & DERMS technology for greater customer satisfaction, reliability and implementing more distributed generation
  • Discover how a utility was able to create a business case, procure, implement a successful ADMS project
  • A large municipal utility is implementing an ADMS to improve the management and control of the distribution system, enhance distribution planning function, optimize the distribution system and improve forecasting accuracy
  • Hear from the most qualified Vendors providing ADMS technology and guidance to assist a utility in making specific choices to procure, implement and make successful an ADMS
  • Gain a background and better insight into DER interconnection and how DERMS technology will be developed, standardized and regulated for better control over higher penetration of DER
  • Review a current utility who is going through a DERMS technology implementation and hear of others who are doing pilot programs
  • Hear from a Panel of DERMS technology vendors what their strategies are, their approach to DERMS, about their product & services and how they forsee DERMS implementation into the future

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.1 CEUs for this conference and 0.4 CEUs for the workshop.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case Studies, Panel Discussions and PowerPoint presentations

Agenda

Thursday, May 2, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. ::  EUCI Safety and Agenda Overview


8:45 – 10:00 a.m. :: Welcome & Exelon’s ADMS Program Overview

The ADMS Program was launched to: Implement functions and capabilities that will serve as the foundation for Distribution Operations to operate the complex grid of the future;  Enable the distribution system to adapt and transform in support of the changing customer needs and market shifts anticipated by this strategy.  An overview of the journey from ideation to a fully engaged program.

John Ryan, Director, Strategic Projects, Exelon

Exelon’s Utility of the Future

The Exelon Utilities have begun a journey to define what the “Utility of the Future” means across our Operating Companies, what role does the utility itself play, and how customer expectations and technology are changing at a rapid pace.  Discuss some key points in defining the Utility of the Future and our path to the next 10 years. 

Stacy Woodware, Director,Utilities IT Strategy, Governance & Planning, Exelon

Tim Webster, Director, Utility of the Future and Smart Meter Services, Exelon


 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. :: Arizona Public Service 

APS has completed its ADMS implementation.  This session will go through the entire process of developing a business case, how the network mapping was done, the RFP process and then the actual systems integration from cross-functional teamwork to extensive management buy-in.

Donna Lamar, IT Manager, Distribution Applications, APS

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. :: Morning Break


 11:15 – Noon p.m. :: Sacramento Municipal Utility District 

SMUD is currently deploying an Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) and Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) as an integrated platform that enables Distribution System Operations and Distribution System Engineers to manage, control and optimize the Distribution system with real-time analytics for an efficient and reliable grid.  This fully integrated platform will enable SMUD to mitigate impacts of DERs as well as dispatch DERs for economic benefits, capacity relief, localized voltage and power support, and negative price mitigation.   

Lora Anguay, Director, Distribution Operations, SMUD

Katarina Miletijev, Principal Distribution Operations Engineering, SMUD

Noon – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. :: Ameren Case Study

Ameren is undergoing a transformation that includes:

  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
  • Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS)
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
  • Microgrids
  • Complexity of 2-way power flows

Ameren will present their ADMS experience which includes a recent major upgrade including a new user interface.

Rick Welton, Senior Director, Distribution Planning, Ameren (Subject to change).


1:45 – 2:30 p.m. :: “Why it’s too late to rely on the ADMS network validation – a realization to near real time process flows”

In this session you will gain understanding of the expectancy of the source data in the ADMS workflows and the urgencies observed when data does not properly promote into the operators working displays.  Although the modern ADMS has adequate validation, the source data is commonly validated immediately before energization.  These last minute quality processes put the data promotion teams in a scramble when errors messages reject the changes to the system.  Learn how to minimize the errors in the data promotion activities by moving quality controls into early stages of the design and build processes.

Larry Wilke, IT/OT Convergence Manager, POWER Engineers

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break


3:00 – 3:45 p.m. :: Vendor Short Presentations


3:45 – 5:15 p.m. :: Vendor Panel Discussion

Four of the most qualified companies will present on their ADMS and DERMS solutions and systems, each will have a 15 minute session including Q&A and then will sit on a Panel for questions from the attendees.

Moderator; Tom Servas, Executive Vice President, GridBright

John Barnick, Director, Business Development, Network Control, Enterprise Software, ABB

Avnaesh Jayantilal, ADMS Product Director, GE Power

Hormoz Kazemzadeh, Vice President of Distribution and Smart Grid, OSI

Scott Koehler, VP, Global Strategy – SGIT,  Schneider Electric

Brad Williams, VP of Industry Strategy, Oracle

5:15 – 6:00 p.m. :: Networking Reception


Friday, May 3, 2019

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. :: Welcome and Review of Previous Day, Q&A


9:15 – 9:45 a.m. :: Why the IEEE P2030.11 DERMS Working Group is Needed

This presentation will give an overview of the operational challenges with higher penetration PV, inverter standards trends, why ADMS and DERMS are being considered, and potential new utility business models around transactive energy.  It will also provide insight into the new IEEE 2030.11 DERMS Working Group, its purpose, current status and the functional guidelines that are being discussed.

John Barnick, Member, IEEE 2030.11 Working Group


9:45 – 10:30 a.m. :: The Relationship of ADMS and DERMS

Utility interest in implementing ADMS and DERMS has grown significantly in the last several years, but many in the industry still conflate the functionality of these platforms.

In this presentation, EnergyHub will examine the relationship between the two systems and discuss how a DERMS that is capable of providing customer enrollment, device registration, and resource formation services from the substation to behind-the-meter can work with an ADMS to provide targeted grid services.

Varun Mehra, Product Manager, EnergyHub

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. :: Networking Break


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. :: DERMS Vendor Panel

This Panel Discussion will have qualified DERMS providers provide their views on the development of the DERMS marketplace and how utilities will be utilizing such software integration into the future.

Moderator:

Terry Nielsen, Executive Vice President, GridBright

Panelists:

John Barnick, Director, Business Development, Network Control, Enterprise Software, ABB

Hormoz Kazemzadeh, Vice President of Distribution and Smart Grid, OSI

Scott Koehler, VP, Global Strategy – SGIT, Schneider Electric

Brad Williams, VP of Industry Strategy, Oracle

Mike Unum, Senior Product Manager, GE Power

1:00 p.m. :: Conference Wrap-up and Adjournment

Workshop

ADMS and DERMS Systems, the Fundamentals

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss industry trends driving ADMS and DERMS
  • Identify key questions being answered by industry leaders today
  • Explain key terminology used throughout the industry

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. :: Morning Break


8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  ::  Segment 1: ADMS Fundamentals

  1. ADMS Fundamentals
  2. ADMS Modular Architecture
  3. DMS Functions
    • Switching Management
    • Permits, Clearances, and Tags
    • Suggested Switching
    • Operator’s Power Flow
    • Load Modeling
    • Distribution State Estimation
    • Volt-VAR Optimization
    • Conservation Voltage Reduction
    • Demand Management
    • Fault Locating and Restoration (FLISR)
    • Impacts of Distributed Resources and Renewables
  1.  

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. :: Afternoon Break


1:00 – 4:00 p.m. :: Segment 2: DERMS Fundamentals

  1. DERMS Solution Categories
    • Centralized vs Decentralized
    • Network Aware
    • MW vs MW/MVAR
    • Steady State vs Dynamic
    • ADMS Embedded vs DMS Supplements
    • Hosted vs License Solutions
    • DERMS Commercial Product Offerings
    • Communication Protocols
    • Solution Fit for Various Utility Types

Instructors

Terry Nielsen, Senior Vice President, GridBright

Terry Nielsen is a world class consultant specializing in power industry network management systems (NMS).   He has served over 50 electric utilities in 5 continents, improving their distribution network management and emergency response.   He has served on the DistribuTECH Advisory Board since 2001.

He is active in the IEEE reliability working group, IEC CIM standard, the NRECA MultiSpeak specific, and NERC Electricity Sector Information Sharing Task Force.   As a Senior Vice President of GridBright, Terry has the overall responsibility for service deliver to the company’s clients.  Prior to GridBright he held senior management roles at UISOL (now a GE Grid Solutions Company), CES International, SPL Worldgroup, Oracle, and Alstom (now GE Grid Solutions).

Terry Nielsen is a world class consultant specializing in power industry network management systems (NMS).   He has served over 50 electric utilities in 5 continents, improving their distribution network management and emergency response.   He has served on the DistribuTECH Advisory Board since 2001.

He is active in the IEEE reliability working group, IEC CIM standard, the NRECA MultiSpeak specific, and NERC Electricity Sector Information Sharing Task Force.   As a Senior Vice President of GridBright, Terry has the overall responsibility for service deliver to the company’s clients.  Prior to GridBright he held senior management roles at UISOL (now a GE Grid Solutions Company), CES International, SPL Worldgroup, Oracle, and Alstom (now GE Grid Solutions).


Travis Rouillard, Chief Technology Officer, GridBright

Travis Rouillard is the Chief Technology Officer of GridBright. He has over twenty years of experience building and deploying utility software solutions.

Prior to GridBright, Travis has held senior roles at GE, Alstom, UISOL, and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). He has led technical architecture, development, and integration of IT/OT systems at large utilities, small munis, regional transmission operators, wholesale trading firms, and retail energy services companies.

For much of the last decade, he has specialized in solutions for Distributed Energy Resources Management (DERMS). In his prior role at Alstom (now GE), he was the global product manager for Demand Response and Distributed Energy Resources solutions. He was also the global product manager for Market Management Systems (MMS), a product line which handles trading, clearing, settlement, and analytics for some of the world’s largest electricity market operators. He has deployed highly-distributed, real-time, middleware solutions for trading and risk management at PG&E, Ernst& Young, and Bank of America.

Travis has an MBA from St Mary’s and a BS in computer science from UC San Diego.

Speakers

Lora Anguay, Director, Distribution Operations, SMUD

John Barnick, Director, Business Development, Network Control, Enterprise Software, ABB

Hormoz Kazemzadeh, Vice President of Distribution and Smart Grid, OSI

Scott Koehler, VP, Global Strategy – SGIT,  Schneider Electric

Donna Lamar, IT Manager, Distribution Applications, APS

Varun Mehra, Product Manager, EnergyHub

Katarina Miletijev, Manager, Distribution Operations Engineering, SMUD

Terry Nielsen, Executive Vice President, GridBright

John Ryan, Director. Strategic Projects, Exelon

Tom Servas, Executive Vice President, GridBright

Tim Webster, Director, Utility of the Future and Smart Meter Services, Exelon

Rick Welton, Senior Director, Distribution Planning, Ameren (Subject to change)

Larry Wilke, IT/OT Convergence Manager, POWER Engineers

Brad Williams, VP of Industry Strategy, Oracle

Stacy Woodware, Director,Utilities IT Strategy, Governance & Planning, Exelon

Location

Exelon Offices – Edison Place

701 Ninth St, NW

Washington, DC 20068

For more Information:

Please call 1-202-872-2000

Nearby hotels

Hotel Harrington
436 11th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20004
(202) 628-8140 
.3 miles to Exelon Office

The Henley Park Hotel
926 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20001
(202) 638-5200 
.3 miles to Exelon Office

Washington Plaza
10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC, 20005
(800) 424-1140
.6 miles to Exelon Office

Morrison Clark Hotel
1011 L Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001
(202) 898-1200
.4 miles to Exelon Office

The Capital Hilton
1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC, 20036
(202) 393-1000
.7 miles to Exelon Office

Club Quarters Hotel in Washington DC
839 17th St NW, Washington, DC, 20006
(202) 463-6400,
.7 miles to Exelon Office

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Friday, April 12, 2019
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ADMS & DERMS: Enabling the Utility of the FutureUS $ 1195.00 US $ 1395.00

This event has the following workshops:

Advanced Distribution Management Systems and Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems, the FundamentalsUS $ 895.00
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