An Industry Perspective on Network Model Management: Challenges, Drivers, Solutions, and Benefits

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2PM ET

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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:

  1. The current data exchange and network model maintenance issues that exist in the Utility today.
  2. The value of a robust data exchange and model maintenance solution in terms of productivity and efficiencies.
  3. An understanding of standards based integration for the overall enterprise.
  4. The value of implementing standards based integration philosophy.
  5. The drivers that are enforcing the need for standards based integration, robust data exchange and a model maintenance process.
  6. The requirements, features and functions that must be included in any network model management solution.
  7. The benefits of the network model management solution.
  8. What other utilities are doing through the examination of several case studies for utilities and RTO/ISOs that have implemented the solution.
  9. How to get started and what are the first few steps that need to be accomplished.

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