In this presentation Mr. Campbell will describe the paradigm shift that is occurring in the electric sector from a primarily one-way electricity flow grid with centralized generation to a 2-way electricity flow and 2-way communication network based Smart Grid with increasing amounts of distributed energy resources (renewable energy, natural gas generators, small hydro, fuel cells, electric storage, biomass, etc.).
He will then explain the dramatically different data, communications, command and control needs associated with the Smart Grid at all levels and lay out a complete architectural specification for this distributed intelligence cyber-physical system that can scale up to the needs of the future. He will then share some best practices for how the Smart Grid could be managed effectively to deal with the new environmental, economic, social and security challenges that the electric sector is facing.
Finally, he will provide a few case studies of how certain North American utilities are invoking the new Smart Grid data and communications architecture and best practices through the DC Systems Real Time Smart Energy Suite (RT-SES) to manage Distributed Energy Resources, Auto-Sectionalizing and Restoration, Distribution Automation, Substation Automation, Control Center Communication, Enterprise Back End, and Independent Power Producer Energy Management. He will describe the improvements that these utilities have seen in labor productivity, response time, reduced down time, and operational costs as a result of implementing the RT-SES software modules across their electric infrastructure.
Presenter(s): Douglass Campbell, CEO, DC Systems
Douglass Campbell, an industry veteran expert, is CEO of DC Systems, a leading developer of Smart Grid infrastructure software used by major utilities, grid operators, large energy users, and power generators in both North and South America. Several of the largest utilities in the USA use DC Systems’ Real-Time RT Smart Grid suite of modular software solutions for many applications in hundreds of substations and control centers, as well as strategic data communications gateways at both the edge, middleware, and enterprise levels. Founded in 1990, the company has pioneered solutions that provide powerful architectural advantages by combining distributed intelligence with centralized data management. Prior to founding DC Systems in 1990, Doug led innovations in remote data acquisition systems and software for the electric utility industry and held engineering, marketing, and sales positions at several high-growth technology companies.
Presentation documents are available at Penn State's Smart Grid Educational Webinar Series Archive at https://smartenergyacademy.psu.edu/gridstar/webinar-series-archive. You can also browse the rest of the archives there, or by using the Smart Grid Educational Webinar Series playlist on YouTube.
Originally delivered on January 21, 2015.
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