GridFWD 2018 Efficient Grid Ops Track: October 11th
Let’s examine the new opportunities to improve operations and optimize distribution system investments through deeper analytics, improved monitoring, more sophisticated planning, and better use of available techniques and resources.
8:30AM - 10AM
Enjoy opening sessions that will take a close look at Tackling Major Decarbonization Targets & What it Means for Our Utility (with Portland General Electric's CEO, Maria Pope).
Getting Deep Value with Advanced Metering Data Sets
The good news for grid modernization: AMI deployments are progressing across the region. The next challenge: what to do with all that metering data. There are a growing range of applications to help utilities improve customer service and enhance grid operations. This panel will unearth emerging best practices about the promising models to maximize AMI investments.
Moderator: John Gibson, Chief R&D Engineer, Avista
Jared Gregory, Product Marketing Manager - Electric Solutions, Sensus
Fiona Taylor, Director of Smart Technology Operations, BC Hydro
Mike Madrazo, Director of Product Management & Analytics, Itron
Tom Martin, Managing Director of Product Management, Energy & Utilities at Trove
Voltage Management: Quick Wins for System Efficiency
Voltage management is a low-risk, straightforward strategy for improving efficiency and dealing with short-term peaks. The devil’s in the details: control schemes, monitoring points, sensor technologies, communication infrastructure, triggering mechanisms, etc. With today’s new technologies and monitoring services, what models make voltage management work for customers and utilities here in the Pacific NW?
Moderator: Ronnie Sandoval, Sr. Director Grid Modernization, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Michael Jung, Chief Policy Wonk, Varentec
Greg Paulson, Systems Operations Engineer, Avista
Shawn Dolan, VP Engineering, Kootenai Electric
Todd Headlee, Managing Director, Dominion Voltage Incorporated
Better Distribution System Monitoring And Sensors For Better Analytics
Garbage in, garbage out. Making more intelligent decisions with analytics depends on getting the right data from across the distribution system. Where in your infrastructure should you invest in monitoring? We’ll examine case studies targeting solutions for tracking electricity flow, voltage fluctuations and other conditions that impact resiliency, prevent power outages, and improve reliability.
Moderator: Mischa Steiner, CEO, Awesense
George Pohndorf, Sr. Manager Energy Services, SnoPUD
Chad Brady, Sr. Project Manager, Duke Energy
Ann Perreault, Director of Marketing, Honeywell
Optimizing Locational Value Of Distribution System Modernization
DERs and advanced grid technology connected to the bulk energy system can provide positive net value to the grid, such as avoided infrastructure investments, improved resilience, and increased integration of clean energy. Integrating and aggregating new technology and DERs requires new approaches to planning and deployment of distribution capacity. Listen in as this panel discusses approaches for pinpointing the location of new distribution investments to modernize energy systems and for comparing diverse technologies to find the best solution mix.
Moderator: Mark Higgins, COO, Strategen Consulting
Tuan Tran, Director of Engineering, Seattle City Light
Jennifer Potter, Commissioner, Hawaii PUC
Josh Bode, Owner & Principal Consultant, Demand Side Analytics
Martin Milani, CEO of Sunverge
3:00PM - 4:30PM
Wrap up the day and the event with an excellent Consumer-Driven AI Technologies and Implications for the Grid talk with Google, as well as the session on Moving Modernization Forward in the NW.