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By - Jon Brown

ADMS & DERMS: The Legacy of Innovation
November 18-19, 2020 | Online :: Central Time

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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 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 1.0 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

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 : Central Time

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Log In


8:00 – 9:00 a.m. :: Login & Virtual Tradeshow Expo

Attendees will have time to privately visit each Vendor and Sponsor’s virtual tradeshow exhibit.   EUCI provides a discreet URL address to click through to access each “booth” via Microsoft Teams, Exhibitors will have the ability to talk face to face and access Demos on-screen and download any White Papers, Brochures, etc.


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 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: ADMS Vendor Presentations + Panel Discussion

Break will occur after Initial Presentations are complete

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:

Avnaesh Jayantilal, ADMS Product Director, GE Power

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

Scott Koehler, VP Global Strategy, Schneider Electric

William Peterson, ADMS & DMS Product Manager, Hitachi ABB

Brad Williams, Vice President, Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities

Jaishankar (Jay) Jayaraman, Solutions Delivery Manager, Cyient


12:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break & Virtual Tradeshow Expo

Attendees will have time for lunch and to privately visit each Vendor and Sponsor’s virtual tradeshow exhibit.   EUCI provides a discreet URL address to click through to access each “booth” via Microsoft Teams, Exhibitors will have the ability to talk face to face and access Demos on-screen and download any White Papers, Brochures, etc.


2:00 – 2:30 p.m. :: 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


2:30 – 4:00 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:

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

Sally Jacquemin, Associate VP of Distribution and Smart Grid, OSI

Scott Koehler, VP Global Strategy, Schneider Electric

Varun Mehra, Senior Product Manager, EnergyHub

Mike Unum, Senior Product Manager, GE Power

Brad Williams, Vice President, Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities


Thursday, November 19, 2020

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. :: Login & Virtual Tradeshow Expo

Attendees will have time for lunch and to privately visit each Vendor and Sponsor’s virtual tradeshow exhibit.   EUCI provides a discreet URL address to click through to access each “booth” via Microsoft Teams, Exhibitors will have the ability to talk face to face and access Demos on-screen and download any White Papers, Brochures, etc.


9:00 – 9:45 a.m. :: West Monroe’s Preview of the Day

A discussion of the similarities and differences to the approaches, technologies, business processes and outcomes that will be presented during the day’s Utility Case Studies.   Further background on the do’s and don’ts/success and failures on Project Implementations will be presented to create a sense of anticipation and an exciting learning environment for the day.

Paul DeCotis, Principal, Utilities & Energy, West Monroe Partners

Eric Anderson, Senior Manager, ADMS and DERMS Subject Matter Expert, West Monroe Partners


9:45 – 10:30 a.m. :: The Five W’s of Feeder Tuning for ADMS, Arizona Public Service Case Study

Arizona Public Service realized early in their ADMS deployment that “Feeder Tuning” is crucial to maintaining accuracy on a feeder for advanced functionality such as; Short Circuit, State Estimation FLISR, Load Flow, load profiling and more.  More importantly, feeder tuning requires accurate GIS and asset data imports into ADMS.  So, Who does feeder tuning?  What is feeder tuning?  Where do we get the required data for feeder tuning?  When do we start feeder tuning and when is it needed?  Why do we need to tune the feeders, aren’t they already tuned?  This session explores the details of the feeder tuning journey that APS took and is continuing to take of who, what, where, when, why and how.  An important aspect of using advanced functions in ADMS and now with the integrated of various DERs, it is imperative to understand the importance, different approaches, who should be involved, what data is needed, and much more.

David Hopson, Project Manager III & Network Model Lead – ADMS Program, Arizona Public Service

Britney Dizdar, Senior Consultant, POWER Engineers


10:45 – 11:30 a.m. :: NV Energy / PacifCorp (Case Study)

PacifiCorp has nearly 2 million customers within six states and 150,000 square miles. NV Energy serves 1.4 million customers in densely populated Las Vegas and the more rural Reno area. These service territories present different challenges to outage restoration and field communication during storms. NVE implemented an on premise FLISR and PacifiCorp implemented an integrated hosted mobile workforce management (MWM) to improve crew-control center communication and information available to crews. This presentation will provide both NVE and PacifiCorp’s experiences, benefits and deployment challenges with on-premise and cloud IT/OT integration.

Robert Mizera, Director T&D Applications


11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break & Virtual Tradeshow Expo

Attendees will have time for lunch and to privately visit each Vendor and Sponsor’s virtual tradeshow exhibit.   EUCI provides a discreet URL address to click through to access each “booth” via Microsoft Teams, Exhibitors will have the ability to talk face to face and access Demos on-screen and download any White Papers, Brochures, etc.


1:00 – 1: 45 p.m. :: Sacramento Municipal Utility District (Case Study)

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, Supervising Principal Distribution Operations Engineer, Distribution System Operations, SMUD


1:45 – 2:30 p.m. :: ADMS Enabled Advanced Predictive Emergency Planning & Preparedness

Via the use of ADMS technologies an Emergency Preparedness Platform has been pioneered that enables emergency response teams to locate a utility’s most vulnerable assets in a disaster’s predicted location to prepare to quickly restore service when problems occur.  The platform uses advanced analytics to predict which field assets are most likely to fail and where to pre-position spare parts, crews, and other backup material to minimize the impact of a damaged asset.  The specific benefits are enhanced customer satisfaction, improved crew efficiency, shorter estimated restoration times, and truly effective preventive maintenance.

Karthik Mada, Senior VP of Delivery, Hexstream

Bill Silkett, Senior Director, Hexstream


2:30 – 3:15 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

Workshop

Advanced Distribution Management Systems and Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems

The Fundamentals, Past, Present and Future

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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

8:45 –9:00 a.m. :: Login

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :: Course Timing, All Times are Central Time Zone


9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Segment 1 –ADMS Fundamentals

  1. ADMS Fundamentals
  2. ADMS Modular Architecture
  3. DMS Functions
  4. Switching Management
  5. Permits, Clearances, and Tags
  6. Suggested Switching
  7. Operator’s Power Flow
  8. Load Modeling
  9. Distribution State Estimation
  10. Volt-VAR Optimization
  11. Conservation Voltage Reduction
  12. Demand Management
  13. Fault Locating and Restoration (FLISR)
  14. Impacts of Distributed Resources and Renewables

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break & Virtual Tradeshow Expo

Attendees will have time for lunch and to privately visit each Vendor and Sponsor’s virtual tradeshow exhibit.   EUCI provides a discreet URL address to click through to access each “booth” via Microsoft Teams, Exhibitors will have the ability to talk face to face and access Demos on-screen and download any White Papers, Brochures, etc.


1:30 – 4:30 p.m. :: Segment 2 – DERMS Fundamentals

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

Instructors

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

  • Britney Dizdar, Senior Consultant, POWER Engineers

  • John Francis, Technical Sales Director, ETAP

  • David Hopson, Project Manager III & Network Model Lead – ADMS Program, Arizona Public Service

  • Sally Jacquemin, Associate VP of Distribution and Smart Grid, OSI

  • 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

  • Scott Koehler, VP Global Strategy, Schneider Electric

  • Varun Mehra, Senior Product Manager, EnergyHub

  • Katarina Miletijev, Principal Distribution Operations Engineering, SMUD

  • Robert Mizera, Director T&D Applications, NV ENergy

  • Terry Nielsen, Executive Vice President, GridBright

  • William Peterson, ADMS & DMS Product Manager, ABB

  • Travis Rouillard, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), GridBright

  • Tom Servas, Executive Vice President, GridBright

  • Mike Unum, Senior Product Manager, GE Power

  • Brad Williams, Vice President, Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

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