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By - Jon Brown

T & D Asset Management
Data Challenges and New Technologies
December 9-10, 2019 | Denver, CO

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Overview

Amidst aging transmission and distribution infrastructure, 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.

Newer technologies such as drones assist in the collection of data to be analyzed while other newer technologies such as DER’s and energy storage can cause other issues and assist in the planning of system upgrades and replacements. As a result, improved decisions can be made on asset strategy and O&M budget spending on aging T&D infrastructure.

At EUCI’s Transmission & Distribution Asset Analytics Summit, participants will gain strategic insights 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify ways to use data analytics to identify opportunities to consolidate one or more O&M projects
  • Detail the role of analytics in defining a new generation of asset management
  • Discover the benefits of increased use of drones by utilities for data collection of their transmission and distribution systems
  • Review the current and future state of data and analytics for power companies
  • Describe how location analytics based on innovative uses of GIS technology can help utilities decide where to focus their resources and budgets
  • Engage in this panel discussion on the dramatic evolution of data collection devices and processing
  • The condition-based maintenance (CBM) and risk algorithms have given PSE&G enormous insight into the operation of the assets and has allowed them to save millions of dollars in asset failure avoidance and justify funding requirements for regulatory compliance
  • Engage in this live demonstration on the benefits of asset condition assessments and what can be done with the results visualized this way
  • Review some of the challenges facing T&D asset management and their effect on the process and what can be done to minimize them

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 0.8 CEUs for this event.

 

Instructional Methods

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

Agenda

Monday, December 9, 2019

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

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


8:40 – 9:40 a.m. :: Strategic Portfolio Coordination

The definition of strategic portfolio coordination is: The synergistic look at all projects being conducted in the long range plan (LRP) to identify any overlaps in scope, geographic location, or operational limitations, and provide a recommendation to category owners as to the best way to coordinate the projects. It is a program using data analytics to identify opportunities for a company to consolidate one or more capital or O&M projects into a larger project or program that can be better managed and executed. Also help avoid unnecessary work by identifying the overlaps and adjusting the long-range plan accordingly.

Dr. John H. Helm Jr., Principal Business Project Manager, NERC, Distribution PMO, Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company


9:40 – 10:30 a.m. :: Role of Analytics in Defining a New Generation of Asset Management

Utilities are an industry with a multitude of varying geographical assets which makes management of those assets a challenge. In addition to the sheer number of assets, utilities have an ever-increasing number of aging assets that need replacement. The questions surrounding the management of assets are numerous:  What is the best time to replace assets? Where do I get the most bang for my buck? What role does DER’s play on aging my asset lifecycle?

While the world seemly is becoming more complex, the technologies and processes to handle the complexity are also increasing.  In this presentation, we will discuss:

  • The role of analytics in defining a new generation of asset management
  • The change management that is needed to adopt new strategies and processes
  • The role of DER’s and their impact on assets
  • How to achieve success in this new world

Glen Sartain, Industry Principal Director, Accenture

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


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Drones and Asset Management

This presentation will delve into the increased use of drones by utilities for data collection of their transmission and distribution systems. Xcel Energy will look at how they have been using them and how that information/data is being used to manage the planning of asset upgrades and more.

Eileen Lockhart, UAS Program Manager, Xcel Energy

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: Data Analytics Opportunities & Challenges

Analytical capabilities and data technologies are coming together to enable utilities to address their most complex decisions regarding asset management, capital investments, risks and operational performance.  The internet-of-things, 5G, drones, cameras, sensing devices, and analytical processing technologies are emerging to provide solutions, but they also dramatically increase the challenges associated with data management.  This session will review the current and future state of data and analytics and provide valuable insights to help utilities develop plans for moving forward.

Tom Myers, Principal, UMS Group


2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Location Analytics for Grid Reliability

Grid reliability is becoming an increasing concern for utilities with the expanding penetration of distributed energy resources (DERs), climate change, aging infrastructure and other factors affecting both the distribution and transmission grids. This presentation will discuss how location analytics based on innovative uses of GIS technology can help utilities decide where to focus their resources and budgets to improve the reliability of their grid.
Jim Horstman, Principal Consultant, Strateture Solutions

Vivian Sultan, PhD, Adjunct Professor, California State University – Los Angeles

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break


3:30 – 4:45 p.m. :: The Future of Asset Analytics Panel Discussion

Asset management has evolved dramatically over the past few decades with the internet-of-things, drones, cameras, sensing devices, and analytical processing technologies. The collection and processing of all the data is challenging to say the least. This panel discussion will explore some of those challenges and questions you may have.

Yury Tsimberg, Director – Asset Management, Kinectrics Inc.

Dr. John H. Helm Jr. Principal Business Project Manager, NERC, Distribution PMO, Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company

Tom Myers, Principal, UMS Group

Jim Horstman, Principal Consultant, Strateture Solutions


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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

8:30 – 8:35 a.m. :: Opening Remarks


8:35 – 9:35 a.m. :: Exploring New Technologies and Advanced Analytics

Over 16 years ago, PSE&G made a significant shift in their maintenance philosophy by moving from Reactive to Proactive maintenance.  They achieved this by centralizing and correlating nameplate/characteristic, real-time operational and non-operational, diagnostic, inspection, financial, and historical work order and failure data down to the asset level and turning the data into information to help drive repair and replacement decisions.  The condition-based maintenance (CBM) and risk algorithms have given PSE&G enormous insight into the operation of the assets and has allowed them to save millions of dollars in asset failure avoidance and justify funding requirements for regulatory compliance.

The advancement of new technology and artificial intelligence has pushed PSE&G to explore new technologies and advanced analytics to better improve system reliability, situational awareness and reduce O&M.  This presentation will discuss some of those technologies and improvements.

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


9:35 – 10:20 a.m. :: Visualization of Asset Condition Assessment Results

This live demonstration will review and discuss the benefits of asset condition assessments and what can be done with the results visualized this way.

Yury Tsimberg, Director – Asset Management, Kinectrics Inc.

10:20 – 10:50 a.m. :: Networking Break


10:50 – 11:40 a.m. :: Challenges and Disruptions to System Asset Management

Transmission and distribution systems face many challenges and unknowns that can throw even the best asset management programs off kilter. This presentation will review some of those challenges and how they affect or what can be done to minimize their impacts.

Invited Utility Speaker


11:40 – 11:50 a.m. :: Q&A, Closing Remarks, and End of Summit

Speakers

Dr. John H. Helm Jr. Principal Business Project Manager, NERC, Distribution PMO, Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company

Jim Horstman, Principal Consultant, Strateture Solutions

Eileen Lockhart, UAS Program Manager, Xcel Energy

Tom Myers, Principal, UMS Group

Glen Sartain, Industry Principal Director, Accenture

Vivian Sultan, PhD, Adjunct Professor, California State University – Los Angeles

Yury Tsimberg, Director – Asset Management, Kinectrics Inc.

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

Location

EUCI Office Building Conference Center

4601 DTC Blvd, B-100

Denver CO, 80237

 

Nearby Hotels

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 E Tufts Ave
Denver, CO 80237
Phone: 303-779-1234
0.3 miles away

Hilton Garden Inn Denver Tech Center
7675 E Union Ave
Denver, CO 80237
Phone: 303-770-4200
0.6 miles away

Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80237
Phone: 303-779-1100
0.7 miles away

Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center
8300 E.Crescent Parkway
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 1-888-492-8847
0.9 miles away

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