SMECO 5MW Solar Farm

Wednesday, 30 July 2014
12:30pm – 4:00pm
Activity Time with Transfer:  3.5 hours

Southern Maryland’s first utility-scale solar generating facility was developed by SMECO Solar, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc., on a 47-acre parcel near the Co-op’s new Engineering and Operations facility in Hughesville.
The site has a generation capacity of approximately 5.5 megawatts (MW) that can produce nearly 8,700 megawatt-hours (MWh) of clean, renewable energy annually. Approximately 90% of energy produced will be used by customer-members and will supplement SMECO’s power portfolio. Additionally, 10% of the energy produced will power SMECO’s new Engineering and Operations facility. The site contributes to the fulfillment of SMECO’s state renewable energy portfolio obligation.
SMECO's Solar Farm officially started producing electricity Nov. 18, 2012 and will generate renewable power for at least the next 20 years.

Price: US$30.00
Maximum: 30 Guests
Inclusions: Guided Tour, Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, Taxes, Gratuities, Coordination and Management
Note: Background check required
Registration deadline: Friday, July 11, 2014
Pre-registration required


Pepco Control Center and Network Operation Center

Monday, July 28, 2014
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Activity Time with Transfer: 3 Hours

Pepco is the eletricity provider for the National Capita Region and serves over 793, 000 customers in the District of Columbia and major portions of suburban Maryland. The Pepco Control Center manages and operates the transmission and distribution system for all of Pepco's Maryland and DC Customers. In addition, Pepco's Network Operating Center monitors Pepco's Smart Grid, AMI and other key networks and systems. The tour will consist of an overview of Pepco System operations, a demonstration of the integration of AMI data with Pepco's Outage Management System, a tour of the control room and a tour of the Network Operating Center.

Price: US$25.00
Maximum: 25 guests
Inclusions: Guided Tour, Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, Taxes, Gratuities, Coordination and Management
Note: Background check required
Registration deadline: Friday, July 11, 2014
Pre-registration required

 

Pepco Watershed Center for Sustainable Research

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
12:30pm – 4:00pm
Activity time with Transfer: 3.5 Hours

WaterShed was designed and built by students at the University of Maryland and was the overall winner of the 2011 DOE Solar Decathlon. Through an arrangement with the University of Maryland, Pepco has provided a permanent home for this facility so it can continue the mission of public education, focused around sustainable energy and water practices. A collaboration with the University will continue for years to come, offering opportunities for student interaction and applied research data collection of the overall functionality of the house. Additionally, separate module was constructed as a working laboratory for Pepco to help communicate energy efficiency through displays, while showcasing various technologies and systems, helping to preserve WaterShed as a model residential home.
Pepco welcomes you to experience WaterShed and learn more about sustainable energy practices and how Smart Grid technologies can help create a more sustainable future for all of us.

Price: US$25.00
Maximum: 50 Guests
Inclusions: Guided Tour, Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, Taxes, Gratuities, Coordination and Management
Registration deadline: Friday, July 11, 2014
Pre-registration required


FERC Market Monitoring Facility

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
12:30pm – 3:00pm
Activity Time with Transfer: 2.5 Hours

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines as well as licensing hydropower projects. The Division of Energy Market Oversight (Market Oversight) serves the public by performing daily oversight of the Nation's natural gas and electric power markets, identifying market events and trends, reporting them to the Commission and, as appropriate, the public, and proposing policy options and regulatory strategies for addressing issues identified. The tour will include a visit to FERC's Market Monitoring Center and a presentation on the Role FERC plays in the regulation of electricity on a national basis.  

Price: US$30.00
Maximum: 30 Guests
Inclusions: Guided Tour, Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, Taxes, Gratuities, Coordination and Management
Note: Background check required
Registration deadline: Friday, July 11, 2014
Pre-registration required

 

National Cyber Security Center of Excellence (NCCOE)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Activity Time with Transfer:  4 Hours
Activity Time with Transfer:  3.5 Hours 

The NCCoE is a state-of-the-art, collaborative environment that brings together experts from industry, government and academia to build and demonstrate integrated cybersecurity reference designs that are modular, repeatable, usable, and based on standards and best practices. The center facilitates collaboration to identify and solve today’s most pressing cybersecurity challenges.

Established in 2012 through a partnership among The National Institute of Science and Technology( NIST), the State of Maryland and Montgomery County, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is dedicated to furthering innovation through the rapid identification, integration and adoption of practical, standards-based cybersecurity solutions. The tour will provide detailed information in the following areas:

  • An Overview of the NCCoE their mission and energy sector use cases they have compiled
  • A discussion of the significance of Executive Order 13636 and the cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure that was created as a result
  • NIST Cyber Physical Systems Program, and learn how NIST is working to accelerate the development and implementation of Standards-based Cyber Physical Systems.
  • Tour of the NCCoE.

Price: US$30.00
Maximum: 30 Guests
Pre-registration required
Inclusions: Guided Tour, Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, Taxes, Gratuities, Coordination and Management
Note: Background check required
Registration deadline: Friday, July 11, 2014