Electric T&D System Operations

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Power Quality: Meeting electrical system demands in a tough and rapidly changing enviroment.
To shed light on current/relevant questions, demands, and developments in the Power Quality arena. To discuss/review how utilities and customers are managing this interconnection situation, and dealing with specific electrical impacts. Discussion of topics will steer towards meeting electrical system parameter requirements, and maintaining electrical system stability and operability, both now and in the future.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
T&D One Grid – Closing the Chasm
Where does transmission end and distribution begin in the coming electrical world? This session will explore the convergence of these two very different worlds and what needs to happen to maintain reliability and ensure seamless system operation.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
The Distribution Operator of the Future
This session will explore how new operating technologies and distributed generation may change the role of the system operator in not-too-distant future. What education, experience and skills will be needed to operate an ever-increasingly complex distribution system safely and effectively? The panel will explore how the role of the distribution operator of may evolve and discuss the background, education, training and approaches to hiring that may lend themselves well to being a skillful operator.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Keeping up with the Data
Keeping up with the data required to control the grid with the deployment of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and self-healing, smart grid technology is a challenge. Smart Grid technology requires high volumes of data be accurate, available and delivered on-time. This session will present some examples of utility solutions designed to address this challenge.