By - Jon Brown

ADMS & DERMS: The Legacy of Innovation
September 1-2, 2020 | Sacramento, CA

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Overview

Distribution operators face a formidable challenge in the coming years.  They need to keep the lights on, respond to outages more effectively and increase reliability to suit 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
  • Ever higher levels of distributed energy resources (DER) effectively and without disruption into the system

This conference is meant for utility IT and 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, Oklahoma Gas & Electric and NV Energy.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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
  • Review a large municipal utility which is implementing an ADMS from a DERMS perspective to improve the management and control of the distribution system, enhance distribution planning function, optimize the distribution system and improve forecasting accuracy
  • Discover how one utility was able to create a business case, procure, implement and then successfully operate an ADMS
  • Explore how a utility is implementing IT solutions including ADMS across a large geographic area with a focus on DERs and then expanding to a second operating unit
  • 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
  • Discuss the use of ADMS and DERMS, highlighted in a large IOU via a DER aware ADMS
  • Gain background and better insight on how DERMS technology will be developed, standardized and regulated for better control over higher penetration of DERs
  • Hear from a Panel of DERMS technology vendors what their strategies are, their approach to DERMS, about their product & services and how they foresee DERMS implementation into the future

Credits

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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this conference and 0.6 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

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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

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


8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Welcome by Conference Chair, SMUD

Paul Lau, Chief Grid Strategy & Operations Officer, SMUD


9:00 – 9:30 a.m. :: Opening Remarks, Glossary of Terms and Introduction to ADMS

A presentation on industry trends including distributed energy resources, analytics, and grid edge devices and how they are driving ADMS and DERMS markets. This will highlight some of the freshest questions facing the industry today that are being addressed by the industry leading experts sharing their knowledge in this conference. And finally, it will define important terminology and concepts that will be used extensively during the conference. 

Terry Nielsen, Executive Vice President, GridBright

Tom Servas, Executive Vice President, GridBright


9:30 – 10:15 a.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

10:15 – 11:00 a.m. :: Networking Break


11:00 – 11:45 a.m. :: Oklahoma Gas & Electric

Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) has been one of the leading smart grid utilities in the country. OG&E’s Positive Energy program, started in 2010, successfully implemented innovative programs in Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and Dynamic Pricing. A few years ago, OG&E set out to implement a new ADMS based on the same real time Operations Technology platform as its transmission EMS. This was done in two phases. The first phase implemented the SCADA/DMS with integration to EMS and the second phase extended the functionality to include a new integrated OMS. This presentation will provide an overview of OG&E’s ADMS journey to date and its plans for the future.

Cristi Killian, Manager of Advanced Grid Operations & Planning at OGE Energy Corp

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


12:45 – 1:30 p.m. :: NV Energy ADMS Project, South and North

A new integration to ADMS will allow distribution operators in both NV Energy in southern Nevada and Sierra Power in Northern Nevada to dispatch DR events from within ADMS to assist with distribution system management; and, a new integration to the GIS system will update the distribution system network topology within DRMS on a daily basis, as opposed to the historical practice of once a year before the start of the load control season.

Warren Stout, Solutions Architect ADMS Technology, NV Energy


1:30 – 2:15 p.m. :: Field-Proven eSCADA, DMS, OMS Solutions ADMS Deployment & Commissioning for Smart Grid

ETAP and Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) have successfully deployed ETAP’s model-based Advance Distribution Management System (ADMS) based on NPCL’s smart grid initiative – one of the largest smart grid projects in India. Learn about the features, capabilities and benefits of this integrated model driven ADMS that has transformed NPCL’s network into an intelligent, adaptive, and sustainable grid that provides reliable and quality energy for their customers.

Tanuj Khandelwal, CTO, ETAP

John Francis, Technical Sales Director, ETAP


2:15 – 3:00 p.m. :: A Data Readiness Approach to Advanced Distribution Management (ADMS) Systems

The data that feeds your ADMS can be the most intense piece of the implementation puzzle. It is also the most underrated as far as quality is concerned. An IT/OT project, like an ADMS, requires breaking down the pieces of data for collection, calculation, and quality assurance into some semblance of order. This presentation covers the trials and tribulations through the methods and findings that were encountered during the collection and validation of the various systems of record that provide data for an ADMS. The presentation will also describe a simple phased approach breakdown and lessons learned.

William Rambo, Business Development Director, POWER Engineers

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break


3:30 – 5:30 p.m. :: ADMS Vendor Presentations + Panel Discussion

Five of the most qualified companies will present on their ADMS 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

Panelists:

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

Scott Koehler, VP Global Strategy, Schneider Electric

Brad Williams, Vice President, Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities

William Peterson, ADMS & DMS Product Manager, ABB

Avnaesh Jayantilal, ADMS Product Director, GE Power

Jai Jayaraman, Solutions Delivery Manager – Utilities, Cyient

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. :: Networking Reception


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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


9:00 – 9:45 a.m. :: Outcome-Based Solutions to Transform Operations and Intelligently Manage Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed energy resources are not new for utilities, however the scale of these assets within the distribution system are changing the energy landscape dramatically. What is the best approach to bridge legacy and emerging technologies to optimize these resources, plus position for the future where carbon neutral or free is the norm and distributed energy assets are the ‘centralized’ grid.  DERs, from smart thermostats to EVs to energy storage are not all created equal and while the technologies may be different, there are best-in-class practices for everything from creating the ecosystem of technologies to manage through program design, marketing plus settlement and evaluation.

Distributed energy resources can be optimized to transform your operations. There are best practices and technologies today to achieve your goals now and in the future. In this session, Honeywell will share insights along the DER program lifecycle to help you bring your customers on this journey and take your programs to the next level.

Ann Perreault, Global Product Director, Connected Solutions, Honeywell


9:45 – 10:30 a.m. ::  DERMS Evolution, Status, Current Developments + A Peek into the Future of “DERMS”

Although DERMS is the hot topic of the moment in the electric power industry, it is an evolving term and challenging to present or teach because there are no standards and many define a DERMS differently. Several industry organizations have attempted to define or develop DERMS requirements and now the IEEE is developing a guide for DERMS considerations. This presentation will detail the need for DERMS, possible business objectives, technical considerations, and look into the possible future of DERMS.

John Barnick, Director Business Development, ABB Power Grids, Member, IEEE 2030.11 DERMS Working Group

IEEE 2030.11 Standards Group; Status, Current Developments + A Peek into the Future of “DERMS”

Although DERMS is the hot word of the moment, it is an evolving term and challenging to present or teach because there are no standards and everyone defines a DERMS differently. That is why the IEEE took it on to develop a guideline for considering DERMS, this presentation will detail what is underway, decisions that will be needed to make and look into the future.

John Barnick, Member, IEEE 2030.11 Working Group

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. :: Morning Break


10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: DERMS Vendor Panel

This panel discussion will have six highly 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:

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

Scott Koehler, VP Global Strategy, Schneider Electric

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

Brad Williams, Vice President, Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities

Mike Unum, Senior Product Manager, GE Power

Varun Mehra, Senior Product Manager, EnergyHub

12:15 p.m. :: Conference Wrap-up and Adjournment

Workshop

Advanced Distribution Management Systems and Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems

The Fundamentals, Past, Present and Future

Monday, August 31, 2020

Overview

The Pre-Conference Workshop is full-day overview of both ADMS and DERMS Systems.  Attendees will prepare for the full conference by gaining an understanding of the basics of the systems and solutions.  From 101 materials through the dense language and terminology to examples of what is being done to the myriad options for ADMS and DERMS implementations for various utility types will be covered in the workshop.

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

 Agenda

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
    1. Centralized vs Decentralized
    2. Network aware
    3. MW vs MW/MVAR
    4. Steady State vs Dynamic
    5. ADMS embedded vs DMS supplements
    6. Hosted vs license solutions
    7. DERMS commercial product offerings
    8. Communication protocols
    9. Solution fit for various utility types

 

Instructor

Terry Nielsen, Senior Vice President, GridBright

Terry is an executive consultant and systems integrator specializing in power industry grid management systems. He has served over 50 electric utilities in 5 continents, improving their grid management and emergency response. He has served on the DistribuTech Advisory Board since 2001 and is the chair of the IEEE DSOP Committee’s Working Group on DMS.

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 (CTO), GridBright

Travis Rouillard is the CTO of GridBright, where he is responsible for technology direction, innovation, and development. He has twenty-five years of experience building and deploying utility software solutions.  For the last decade, he has specialized in solutions for Distributed Energy Resources Management (DERMS).  He was intimately involved with the development of DRBizNet at UISOL – an award winning platform for Demand Response Management (DRMS) – and its deployment at several North American RTOs and utilities before it was ultimately acquired by Alstom Grid.  At Alstom (now GE), he was the global product manager for Demand Response (DR) and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) solutions, as well as Market Management Solutions (MMS) and Analytics. 

Speakers

  • Lora Anguay, Director, Distribution Operations, SMUD
  • John Barnick, Director, Business Development, Network Control, ABB
  • John Francis, Technical Sales Director, ETAP
  • Avnaesh Jayantilal, ADMS Product Director, GE Power
  • Jai Jayaraman, Solutions Delivery Manager – Utilities, Cyient
  • Hormoz Kazemzadeh, Vice President of Distribution and Smart Grid, OSI
  • Tanuj Khandelwal, CTO, ETAP
  • Cristi Killian, Manager of Advanced Grid Operations & Planning at OGE Energy Corp
  • Scott Koehler, VP Global Strategy, Schneider Electric
  • Paul Lau, Chief Grid Strategy & Operations Officer, SMUD
  • Varun Mehra, Senior Product Manager, EnergyHub
  • Katarina Miletijev, Principal Distribution Operations Engineering, SMUD
  • Terry Nielsen, Executive Vice President, GridBright
  • Ann Perreault, Global Product Director, Connected Solutions, Honeywell
  • William Peterson, ADMS & DMS Product Manager, ABB
  • William Rambo, Business Development Director, POWER Engineers
  • Travis Rouillard, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), GridBright
  • Tom Servas, Executive Vice President, GridBright
  • Warren Stout, Solutions Architect ADMS Technology, NV Energy
  • Mike Unum, Senior Product Manager, GE Power
  • Brad Williams, Vice President, Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities

Location

SMUD EC-OC

4401 Bradshaw Rd

Sacramento, CA 95827

 

Nearby Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott Rancho Cordova Sacramento

10683 White Rock Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

(916) 638-3800

Hotel is located 3.9 miles from the Conference location

 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Rancho Cordova Sacramento

10700 White Rock Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

(916) 589-1332

Hotel is located 3.9 miles from the Conference location

 

Best Western Plus Rancho Cordova Inn

10713 White Rock Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

(916) 631-7500

Hotel is located 3.9 miles from the Conference location

 

Hyatt Place Sacramento/Rancho Cordova

10744 Gold Center Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

(916) 635-4799

Hotel is located 4.2 miles from the Conference location

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Rancho Cordova

10745 Gold Center Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

(916) 858-8680

Hotel is located 4.2 miles from the Conference location

 

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