Electric T&D System Operations

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
T&D One Grid – Closing the Chasm
Speakers: Ray Payne, Supervisor SCADA, Portland General Electric
Sandra Ellis, Senior Manager Operations Engineering, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Where does transmission end and distribution begin in the coming electrical world? This session will explore the strategies employed to address the convergence of these two very different worlds and what needs to happen to maintain reliability and ensure seamless system operations.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Keeping up with the Data in a Smart Grid
Speakers: Ryan Murphy, Operations Manager at Puget Sound Energy
Nick Moran, Senior Manager Grid Modernization, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Chris Hirsch, Manager, Electric Distribution Operation, San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Keeping up with the data required to effectively control the grid with the deployment of Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration (FLISR) technology is a challenge. FLISR requires high volumes of data be accurate, available and delivered on-time. This session will discuss the challenges and lessons learned in keeping up with data in the deployment of FLISR technology.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
The Distribution Operator of the Future
Speakers: Michael Cassiadora, Total Reliability Solutions
Lora Anguay, Director Distribution Operations, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Joel Stitt, Salt River Project
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
Power Quality: Meeting Electrical System Demands in a Tough and Rapidly Changing Environment
Speakers: Robert Peralta, Engineer, Southern California Edison
Matthew Norwalk, Sr. Power Quality Specialist, Southern California Edison
Barry Eronson, Manager of Engineering, Potelco Inc.
This session will shed light on current/relevant questions, demands, and developments in the Power Quality arena. We will discuss/review how utilities and customers are managing this interconnection situation, and dealing with specific electrical impacts. The discussion of topics will steer towards meeting electrical system parameter requirements, and maintaining electrical system stability and operability, both now and in the future.