Gas Insulated Substations

January 29-30, 2018


AGENDA

Monday, January 29, 2018

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration


1:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Welcoming Remarks

Sandra Fisher, VP of Transmission and Substations, Pepco


1:15 - 2:00 p.m. :: CASE STUDY: Dominion Energy & Gas Insulated Substations

Dave Mitchell, Consultant, Dominion


2:00 - 2:45 p.m. :: GIS Commissioning

This session will cover critical components of GIS commissioning, including:

Sean Parsi, Electrical Engineer, Kinectrics

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break


3:00 - 3:45 p.m. :: GIS Safety Considerations

There are significant safety implications associated with each phase of a GIS project including design, manufacturing, factory testing, shipping, installation, commissioning, operations and maintenance. This session will address safety practices and considerations during each phase including topics such as:

Carl Kilcrease, Business Development Manager, ABB

Pat Ervin, Business Development Manager, ABB


3:45 – 5:15 p.m. :: GIS Hot Topics Q&A Panel

This panel presents an opportunity to pose your GIS questions to industry experts. Panelists include:

Moderator:

George Becker, Senior Substation Engineer, POWER Engineers

Panelists:

Jaclyn Cantler, Director of Transmission and Substation Engineering, Pepco

David Gianamore, Assistant General Manager-Substation Division, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Thomas Schulz, Manager- North American Gas Insulated Substations, ABB

Ed Grilli, Business Development, Hawkeye/Elecnor & President, EJG Strategic Partners

Jim Hackett, Manager, The Colt Group

Gilles Barthes, Business and Product Management, Siemens

5:15 - 6:30 p.m. :: Networking Reception


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration


8:00 – 8:45 a.m. :: GIS Local Control Cabinets

David Gianamore, Assistant General Manager-Substation Division, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.


8:45 – 9:30 a.m. :: SF6 Regulations and Alternatives to SF6

Kevin Berent, Senior Program Manager, EPRI


9:30 - 10:15 a.m. :: Pepco Benning Substation

Gilles Barthes, Business and Product Management, Siemens

Stephen Anthony, Manager- Substation Engineering, Pepco

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break


10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: 115kV GIS – Extremely Compact Installation in an Urban Substation- Seattle City Light

This session will discuss design considerations as well as subsequent operations and maintenance challenges at Seattle City Light’s Union GIS substation. Topics will include:

Rajinder Rai, Principal Substation Engineer, Seattle City Light


11:15 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. :: CASE STUDY: Pepco’s Bentley Substation

This case study will include:

Gary Klein, Principal, Substation Engineering Company (SECo)

Heather Anderson, Electrical Engineer, Substation Engineering Company (SECo)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: Tips for Writing a Comprehensive GIS Specification & IEEE Switchgear Committee- ADSCM Alternative Insulating Gases to SF6 Task Force Update

George Becker, Senior Substation Engineer, POWER Engineers


2:00 - 2:45 p.m. :: GIS & Circuit Breakers

Kevin Berent, Senior Program Manager, EPRI

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break


3:00 - 3:45 p.m. :: GIS Installation Experiences and Examples of unique Installations

Carl Segneri, Vice President- Business Development, M.J. Electric


3:45 - 4:15 p.m. :: CASE STUDY: Pepco Waterfront Substation

This session will cover the timeline and challenges unique to Pepco’s Waterfront substation, from decision-making through construction, commissioning, and operation. Pepco will provide an overview of the substation so that attendees can maximize the effectiveness of their visit.

Stephen Anthony, Manager- Substation Engineering, Pepco

Vandana Gyandhar, Project Manager, Pepco


4:15 - 5:45 p.m. :: Waterfront Substation Site Visit

5:45 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns


WORKSHOPS

Pre Conference Workshop

Post-Conference Workshop


GIS 101: An Introduction
Best Practices and Considerations

Overview

This workshop will provide an overview of gas insulated substations (GIS). It will begin with a description of the fundamental characteristics of GIS, including a comparison of AIS vs. GIS, details of GIS designs, and a review of the business case for GIS.  The speakers will discuss reliability and system planning implications for gas insulated substations. They will compare substation safety and security using AIS vs. GIS. Attendees will learn GIS maintenance basics and review SF6 gas management strategies and techniques. They will leave the workshop with an understanding of potential services for maximizing GIS life and learn how to monitor GIS conditions. The workshop will also describe medium voltage GIS and review the differences between medium voltage GIS and high voltage GIS. We will conclude with a Q&A session to cover any remaining questions.

Learning Outcomes         

 

Program Agenda

Monday, January 29, 2018

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

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing


High Voltage GIS


Medium Voltage GIS

Questions

Conclusion

Instructors

Nick Banks, Grid Integration and Substation Business Development, ABB

Nick Banks currently works with the Grid Integration & Substations Business Development and Proposals team in Raleigh, North Carolina.  In this role, Nick supports proposals and helps develop customer focused solutions across multiple market segments in including utilities, public powers, renewables and industrials.  Nick started his career with ABB two and a half years ago as Strategic Account Business Development Manager for the Transformer Services group.  Prior to joining ABB, Nick held several roles with GE Energy including supply chain, engineering and sales in the Gas Turbines and Energy Management groups.  Nick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University, where he led various projects in renewable energy and EV charging infrastructure.


Pat Ervin, Business Development Manager, ABB

Mr. GL “Pat” Ervin is the Business Development Manager for ABB Power Grids North American compact substation group. ABB Power Grids is the partner of choice for a stronger, smarter, & greener grid. He is responsible for convincing utilities to convert from large traditional substation switching technology to modern compact systems. He has seven years of experience developing compact substations for ABB and another 30 years of experience selling distributed control systems, generator excitation systems, distributed generation (microturbines), distribution apparatus (capacitors, arresters, & cutouts), power transformers, uninterruptible power supplies, & cable accessories. He received a Bachelor of Science General Studies degree from West Point.


Carl Kilcrease, Business Development Manager, ABB

Carl Kilcrease is Business Development Manager with ABB Power Grids - Grid Integration located in Raleigh, NC.  He previously worked for ABB Transformers Division as both Marketing Manager and Project Manager located in South Boston, VA.  Prior to working for ABB, Carl worked for Eaton’s B-Line Business as Quotation Manager located in Highland, IL.  He also worked for General Electric for 12 years in a variety of quality, engineering, and marketing roles, including Commercial Operations Manager in the Industrial Solutions Business located in Mebane, NC.  Carl served 4 years in the USMC where I was a Physical Security Inspector at Camp Lejeune, NC.  In that role he was responsible for inspecting all critical facilities, including substations, and he wrote reports to the Commanding General with physical security recommendations.


Thomas Schulz, Manager - North American Gas Insulated Substations, ABB

Thomas graduated with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from HTWK in Leipzig/Germany in 1996 specializing in Power Technology. He has been with ABB since 1999. As a project manager for airport projects in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan he was responsible for the project handling for airport specific facilities and control as well as the power supply transmission lines and high voltage substation equipment.

Today Thomas Schulz is the ABB GIS Manager for North America. In this function he is responsible for the marketing and sales of the GIS from conceptual design to all technical and commercial aspects of the GIS.

 


GIS Commissioning: Best Practices and Considerations

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Overview

This workshop will provide a brief introduction to the GIS commissioning process. The instructor will begin with a review of GIS commissioning basics and an overview of GIS field assembly. He will describe gas-related inspections, circuit breaker inspections, disconnect/ground switch checks, and contact resistant measurement. He will discuss how to conduct instrument transformer checks. Attendees will leave with an understanding of cable commissioning, grounding concerns and practices, and local controls and interlocking commissioning. The workshop will include a brief overview of operations and maintenance practices and will conclude with a review of safety and environmental considerations.

Learning Outcomes

Program Agenda

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

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing 

Instructor

Sean Parsi, Electrical Engineer, Kinectrics

Sean Parsi is an electrical engineer with Kinectrics (previously Ontario Hydro Research Division). In his current role, he is primarily focused on delivering engineering, field or laboratory technical services in commissioning, condition assessment or forensic studies of energy management products, with specializations in Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) and underground extruded cables and accessories. His area of research is condition assessment based on online & offline Partial Discharge (PD) measurement techniques on various types of switchgear including MV, HV GIS and MV metal-clad. He is currently a contributing member of IEEE-PES-Substations-GIS subcommittee and IEEE-PES-Switchgear- switchgear assemblies subcommittee. Sean was previously employed by Areva/Alstom T&D where he managed and completed over 50 GIS construction and commissioning projects in 21 countries and 5 continents.


SPEAKERS

Heather Anderson, Electrical Engineer, Substation Engineering Company (SECo)

Stephen Anthony, Manager- Substation Engineering, Pepco

Gilles Barthes, Business and Product Management, Siemens

George Becker, Senior Substation Engineer, POWER Engineers

Kevin Berent, Senior Program Manager, EPRI

Jaclyn Cantler, Director of Transmission and Substation Engineering, Pepco

Pat Ervin, Business Development Manager, ABB

Sandra Fisher, VP of Transmission and Substations, Pepco

David Gianamore, Assistant General Manager-Substation Division, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Ed Grilli, Business Development, Hawkeye/Elecnor & President, EJG Strategic Partners

Vandana Gyandhar, Project Manager, Pepco

Jim Hackett, Manager, The Colt Group

Carl Kilcrease, Business Development Manager, ABB

Gary Klein, Principal, Substation Engineering Company (SECo)

Dave Mitchell, Consultant, Dominion

Sean Parsi, Electrical Engineer, Kinectrics

Rajinder Rai, Principal Substation Engineer, Seattle City Light

Thomas Schulz, Manager- North American Gas Insulated Substations, ABB

Carl Segneri, Vice President- Business Development, M.J. Electric


LOCATION

Pepco Offices
701 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20068

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