World of Transmission & Distribution Asset Analytics
Leverage Data Analytics to Optimize Asset Performance & Maintenance Spending
September 25-26, 2017
San Diego, CA

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Overview

Data Analytics is Revolutionizing T&D Asset Management!

Amidst aging transmission and distribution infrastructure and workforce, digitally forward asset managers, equipped with advanced analytics tools are realizing significant gain from using data analytics to improve asset health. Data analytics can be used to monitor T&D assets to gauge their performance, predict and prevent failures, and prioritize asset renewal. As a result, improved decisions can be made on asset strategy and O&M budget spending on aging T&D infrastructure.

At EUCI’s World of Transmission & Distribution Asset Analytics Summit, participants will gain strategic insights from T&D leaders on how data analytics is playing a key role in their asset investment decisions. The summit also provides beneficial best practices from leading utilities on how to utilize data to optimize asset performance and make ‘maintain or replace’ decisions. Do not miss this opportunity to network, establish new business connections, exchange ideas, and gain knowledge.

Topics to be Addressed Include:

  • Evolving to Next-Gen Utility: What Does It Take to be a Data-Driven Utility and Make Analytics Driven Business Decision
  • Smart Asset Health Management
  • Improving Asset Investment Strategies
  • Utilizing a Combination of Traditional Data & Real-Time Data to Drive Asset Maintenance and Replacement Decisions – Case Study
  • One Step Ahead with Strengthened Grid Operational Transparency
  • Monitor Degradation of Transformer Bushing and Insulation
  • Improve Grid Visualization using GIS Modeling
  • Maximize Grid Reliability: Advanced Fault Detection & Identification
  • Real-Time Loading Using Smart Meter Analytics – Case Study
  • Getting Ahead of DER by Utilizing Grid Analytics
  • How to Manage and Overcome Data Quality Challenges
  • Leverage Flexibility and Interoperability of the AMI Network
  • Maximize Situational Awareness
  • Optimize Response and Storm Restoration Time
  • Develop a Framework for Gathering, Storing and Utilizing Multiple Data Sources – Who Should be Involved?
  • Mobile Asset Data: Conduct Better Route Planning and Optimize Field Crew
  • Continuous Monitoring of the On-Load Tap-Changer
  • Down the Line Analytics to Enhance T&D Equipment Life-Cycle Costs

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify factors driving utilities towards making data-driven decisions
  2. Discuss evolving utility business model and revenue generation streams
  3. Benchmark with best practices of using asset analytics in T&D operations
  4. Review how to enhance grid visualization using GIS Modeling
  5. Achieve real-time loading with smart meter analytics
  6. Assess how to manage and overcome data quality challenges

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 1.4 CEUs for this event.

 

Instructional Methods

Panel discussions, case studies and PowerPoint presentations will be used at this event.

Agenda

Monday, September 25, 2017

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


8:30 – 8:40 a.m. :: Welcome & Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Jim Horstman, Principal Consultant, Strateture Solutions


8:40 – 9:00 a.m. :: Keynote Address: Evolving to Next-Gen Utility: What Does It Take to be a Data-Driven Utility and Make Analytics Driven Business Decision

Bill Clarke, Executive Director, The Energy Authority


9:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Strategic View from Leaders Panel Discussion: Smart Asset Health Management

  • Which assets are your focus for asset health analytics? (i.e. transmission vs distribution, specific asset classes e.g. transformers)
  • Where are you in the journey to asset health analytics (e.g. thinking about it, just starting, working on a subset, etc.) and what are your future plans?
  • Which data is most important and what are the sources for that data? (e.g. AMI, SCADA, sensors, external information such as weather); secondary question what issues do you have with the data (e.g. quality, availability, volume)
  • What factors do you consider in determining an asset health index or rating?

Moderator:

Jim Horstman, Principal Consultant, Strateture Solutions

Panelists:

Carlos J. Casablanca, Director, Advanced Transmission Studies & Technology, American Electric Power

Eric Schroeder, Asst. VP, Transmission Operations, Maintenance & Compliance, Cross Texas Transmission

Jonathan Woldemariam, Director, Electric Transmission and Distribution Engineering, San Diego Gas & Electric

Walter S. Alvarado, Vice President, System & Transmission Operations, Con Edison Company of New York, Inc

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


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Strategic View from Leaders – Panel Discussion: Improving Asset Investment Strategies

  • Lessons Learned: Securing investment to expand analytics function, and capital spending
  • Explore ways to reliably integrate large quantities of DER
  • Assess risk factors for optimal operation management

Moderator:

Bill Clarke, Executive Director, The Energy Authority

Panelists:

David Watler, Vice President, Transmission & Distribution, Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd, Grand Cayman

Jose Ramon Goizueta, Director of Maintenance, Performance, and Reliability, Southern California Edison

Richard Wernsing, Director Electric Strategic Reliability and Delivery Planning Asset Management & Centralized Services, PSE&G

John B. Coarsey, Director, Electric T&D Planning, JEA

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:30 – 2:15 p.m. :: Case Study – American Electric Power: Utilizing a Combination of Traditional Data & Real-Time Data to Drive Asset Maintenance and Replacement Decisions

  • Problem Statement: Historically, utilities have used inspections and time-based maintenance to drive decisions on asset maintenance and replacement.  Without a defined company standard for systems and process, each decision was made in a vacuum.  There was not a good way to categorize assets and to justify ‘maintain or replace’ decisions with regulators and stockholders. Each area performed the functions independently.
  • Approach: The inspections and time-based maintenance still hold value, but AEP is also implementing real-time asset monitoring to provide more current and additional data points for decisions.  AEP is also utilizing an enterprise Asset Health Software to combine these data types into one algorithm that provides a risk of failure score and replacement score for transformers, a health score and replacement score for circuit breakers, and a health score for batteries

Carey Schneider, Manager – Transmission System & Asset Monitoring, American Electric Power


2:15 – 3:00 p.m. :: Case Study – Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC): One Step Ahead with Strengthened Grid Operational Transparency

This presentation will cover how operational transparency contributes to improved perceived and objective performance.

  • Need for grid transparency – Rapid rise of distributed generation
  • What parts of the grid are already transparent?
  • What are the future opportunities for increased grid transparency?

David Watler, Vice President, Transmission & Distribution, Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd, Grand Cayman

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break


3:30 – 4:15 p.m. :: Case Study – San Diego Gas & Electric: Improve Grid Visualization using GIS Modeling

  • Approach challenges facing all phases of transmission line management
  • Manage how key information is exchanged regardless of the IT application
  • OpEx 20/20 Initiative

Jonathan Woldemariam, Director, Electric Transmission and Distribution, San Diego Gas & Electric


4:15 – 5:00 p.m. :: Cloud Based Analysis of Transformer Insulation Quality

  • Problem statement: Insulation Quality in Transformers & HV Bushings is only measured periodically. On-Line Monitoring of HV assets can be achieved with Continuous monitoring with Cloud based technology.
  • Approach: Cloud based continuous monitoring technology of a single asset or transformer fleet can provide a simple health indication of insulation quality of transformers and bushings.
  • Results: The cost of smart monitoring equipment is a fraction of the cost of replacing an HV transformer. Maintenance costs can be reduced by only testing transformers based on need instead of by calendar.

Jeff Benach, Technical Director, Weidmann Diagnostic Solutions

5:00 – 5:10 p.m. :: Day One Closing Remarks by Chairperson


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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


8:30 – 8:35 a.m. :: Welcome & Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Jim Horstman, Principal Consultant, Strateture Solutions


8:35 – 9:15 a.m. :: Case Study – PG&E:  Real-Time Loading Using Smart Meter Analytics

  • Problem Statement: As DERs grow in penetration, there is a need for significantly more visibility into loading on the system (existence of “phantom load” from solar).
  • Approach: This project started with Smart Meter data, then layered in weather, forecasted solar output, non-Smart Meter loads, etc. to create a predictive loading model for areas where sensing equipment either isn’t deployed yet or isn’t practical (could go all the way down to the transformer)
  • Solution Demo

Tom Martin, Manager, Grid of Things, Pacific Gas & Electric


9:15 – 10:00 a.m. :: How to Manage and Overcome Data Quality Challenges

  • Problem Statement: One of the biggest challenges to creating a successful analytics program is addressing the data quality issues that are prevalent in the utility industry.  Many times, data is not trusted and therefore provides little if any value to the business users.
  • Approach:  Creating an “as-you-go” strategy provides for the data accuracy and availability necessary to implement successful analytics initiatives.  Implementing a governance framework that can be added to every project assures success and eliminates the big bang approach to cleaning up data.
  • Solution:  A purpose built approach for implementation of data accuracy for analytic use cases

Glen Sartain, VP – Grid Analytics, BRIDGE Energy Group


10:00 – 10:45 a.m. :: Case Study – Cross Texas Transmission: Next Level Grid Operations – Harvesting Data for Intelligent Automation

  • Problem Statement: Grid modernization plus regulations equals complexity
  • Approach: Optimizing data processing strategies to intelligently manage information
  • Results: Enhanced grid resiliency and human performance

Eric Schroeder, Asst. VP, Transmission Operations, Maintenance & Compliance, Cross Texas Transmission

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. :: Networking Break


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Case Study – DTE Energy OT / IT Convergence: The Marketplace for Disruptive Innovation

  • Problem Statement: DTE Energy is seeking to take a sharp step up in improving our electric reliability, while maintaining a very low operating cost structure and effectively applying material increases in Distribution Operations capital investments over the next decade.
  • Approach: DTE has chosen to incorporate ‘Applied Analytics’ to strengthen traditional approaches toward investment prioritization and to inculcate a culture of innovation aimed at making highly favorable impacts to our customers and reliability metrics.
  • Results: DTE has reprioritized spending plans, shifted targeted areas for capital investment and enabled coordination of efforts underway across the business unit to optimize the impact of our investments.

Gary Gauthier, IT Manager, Operational Technology, DTE Energy


12:00 – 12:45 p.m. :: Case Study – PSE&G: Managing “The Risk of Getting Old”

  • Problem Statement: Aging T&D infrastructure and pressure to improve reliability while lower on-going maintenance costs
  • Approach: PSE&G’s CMMS – A data driven decision support system that assists in making repair, replace and maintenance decisions for transformers, load tap changers, breakers, circuit switchers, transmission OH and UG assets, and 26 KV UG transformers and protectors
  • Results: Asset health scores based on CMMS system

Richard Wernsing, Director Electric Strategic Reliability and Delivery Planning Asset Management & Centralized Services, PSE&G

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:45 – 2:30 p.m. :: Best Practice – Salt River Project: Transformer Lifecycle Management 

This presentation will how SRP leverages using data analytics to drive changes in the management of transformers over the entire asset lifecycle – Specifications, procurement, maintenance, replacements, spares etc.

Grant Smedley, Manager, Asset Optimization, Salt River Project


2:30 – 3:15 p.m. :: Design and Implementation of an Area Based Reliability Plan

  • Problem Statement: Aging infrastructure, animals, vegetation, and weather continue to produce challenges for providing reliable electric service. What is the most cost effect manner to improve reliability and reduce the impacts on O&M spending?
  • Approach strategy: Synergistic approach to improving system reliability by improving reliability of multiple system elements simultaneously
  • Results: Reliability plans that are cost effective based on current and prior reliability programs, create pockets of “reliability” in the system, reduce the amount of distribution level outages, enable the implementation of distribution automation schemes, and reduce O&M spending

John H Helm, Senior Engineer, NERC, Technical Services, PEPCO Holdings Inc.  

3:15 – 4:00 p.m. :: Networking Break


4:00 – 4:45 p.m. :: Case Study – ComEd: Next Generation Asset Health Management

This presentation will cover ComEd’s latest initiative for next generation asset health management – investment prioritization based on risk scoring and health indexing.

Michael C. Moy, Director, Asset Performance & Investment Strategy, ComEd


4:45 – 5:00 p.m. :: Q&A, Closing Remarks, and End of Summit

Speakers

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Walter S. Alvarado, Vice President, System & Transmission Operations, Con Edison Company of New York, Inc

Jeff Benach, Technical Director, Weidmann Diagnostic Solutions

Carlos J. Casablanca, Director, Advanced Transmission Studies & Technology, American Electric Power

Bill Clarke, Executive Director, The Energy Authority

John B. Coarsey, Director, Electric T&D Planning, JEA

Gary Gauthier, IT Manager, Operational Technology, DTE Energy

Jose Ramon Goizueta, Director of Maintenance, Performance, and Reliability, Southern California Edison

John H Helm, Senior Engineer, NERC, Technical Services, PEPCO Holdings Inc.

Jim Horstman, Principal Consultant, Strateture Solutions

Tom Martin, Manager, Grid of Things, Pacific Gas & Electric

Michael C. Moy, Director, Asset Performance & Investment Strategy, ComEd

Glen Sartain, VP – Grid Analytics, BRIDGE Energy Group

Carey Schneider, Manager – Transmission System & Asset Monitoring, American Electric Power

Eric Schroeder, Asst. VP, Transmission Operations, Maintenance & Compliance, Cross Texas Transmission

Grant Smedley, Manager, Asset Optimization, Salt River Project

David Watler, Vice President, Transmission & Distribution, Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd, Grand Cayman 

Richard Wernsing, Director Electric Strategic Reliability and Delivery Planning Asset Management & Centralized Services, PSE&G

Jonathan Woldemariam, Director, Electric Transmission and Distribution, San Diego Gas & Electric

Location

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
1441 Quivira Rd
San Diego, CA 92109

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Room Rate:

The room rate is $169.00 single or double plus $10 resort fee and applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of September 24 – 25, 2017.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to August 24, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.

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