Grant Cochenour

I am a P.E., registered in Oklahoma, working for the largest electric utility in Oklahoma, Oklahoma Gas & Electric. I have been working in distribution design, distribution operations, protection & control, and now Smartgrid/SCADA/DMS for OG&E since 2005. I’ve been involved and leading our efforts to configure, test, administer, and implement OG&E’s Distribution SCADA and Distribution Management System (DMS). I was a lead subject matter expert when we first implemented an ABB DMS from 2010-2012. The system began operating a model based volt-var control that automatically executes its controls in 2012 to optimize our distribution system and reduce electric demand during peak conditions. I was again the lead SME when OG&E implemented a second DMS system provided by OSI to replace the ABB system in from 2016 to 2017. I now manage the engineering support group for distribution operations as well as our ADMS. Our focus is preparing and equipping our control center for the more complex distribution system operation of the future. I am also an Adjunct Professor part time, teaching courses on power systems analysis, design, and protection at Oklahoma Christian University

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