Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2PM ET
There is only one physical transmission grid, but a transmission company usually has many different models of their grid – each associated with a different enterprise domain (e.g. planning, operations, operations planning, protection, etc.). Inconsistencies in model data across these domains result in model inaccuracies, sub-optimal system performance, possible regulatory violations, and excessive manual labor.
These problems can be solved by maintaining a “single source of truth” for model data across the enterprise, i.e. a single location to coordinate and manage network modeling information across operations, operations planning, and long-term planning.
Siemens PTI and a Project Consultants LLC representative will provide attendees with an industry perspective regarding the management of a single power system model, housed in a standard enterprise database system utilizing the IEC Common Information Model (CIM). This model is designed to be used in all down line systems requiring a network model or any representation of the topology of the transmission system. The following points will be covered:
- The current data exchange and network model maintenance issues that exist in the Utility today.
- The value of a robust data exchange and model maintenance solution in terms of productivity and efficiencies.
- An understanding of standards based integration for the overall enterprise.
- The value of implementing standards based integration philosophy.
- The drivers that are enforcing the need for standards based integration, robust data exchange and a model maintenance process.
- The requirements, features and functions that must be included in any network model management solution.
- The benefits of the network model management solution.
- What other utilities are doing through the examination of several case studies for utilities and RTO/ISOs that have implemented the solution.
- How to get started and what are the first few steps that need to be accomplished.