IEEE PES GM 2013 Tutorial Descriptions, Schedule, Pricing, Instructors


DOE's 7 Traits of a Smart Grid

Date: Sunday July 21, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240. Student Early Bird $50, Student Regular $75.
Instructors: Wanda Reder, Jim McClanahan, Ernst Camm , Shay Bahramirad, PhD; S&C Electric Company

This tutorial will provide a fundamental understanding of the DOE’s seven defining traits of a smart grid and the technologies, applications, and market drivers that are making the modernization of today’s electrical system possible. Attendees will also learn about the security, communication and regulatory challenges that are affecting the implementation of the smart grid. This course will cover the following topics:
• Consumer Participation
• Accommodating both Central & Distributed Generation & Storage
• Enabling New Products, Services, and Markets
• Power Quality
• Optimization of Assets
• Anticipating & Responding to System Disturbances
• Operating Resiliency to Attacks & Natural Disasters


Smart Grid Implementations and Lessons Learned
Date: Sunday July 21, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240. Student Early Bird $50, Student Regular $75.
Instructors: Andrew Kunze, PE, Wanda Reder, Ernst Camm, Jim McClanahan; S&C Electric Company

This tutorial examines technologies and application from the perspective of smart grid installation. The course begins with a broad overview of intelligent equipment and services. At the same time, students are introduced to a handful of lessons learned and insight into final application of Smart Grid project implementations.
• Loop systems
• Physical security and level of quality
• Greater number of intelligent devices and services: DG, Storage, Real-time monitoring, AMI, EV, etc.
• Insight into final applications and their level of maturity


Microgrids-Designing Their Role in Smart Grid
Date: Monday July 22, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240. Student Early Bird $50, Student Regular $75.
Instructor: Steve Pullins, Horizon Energy Group

The tutorial introduces the concept and role that Microgrids will play in the evolution of the smart grid. The course material is based on the ongoing implementation of a utility Microgrid and a planned customer-owned Microgrid. Students will be introduced to Microgrid concepts, drivers that influence the Microgrid, as well the projected market for Microgrids. The course will address Microgrid design aspects, engineering considerations, and architectures based on developed used cases. The attendee will leave with an understanding of the key aspects pertaining to designing and implementing a Microgrid.
1. The case for microgrids
2. Considerations
3. Use cases and technical architecture
4. Technical Architecture
5. Microgrid design
6. Microgrid marketplace
7. Overview of a customer-owned Microgrid
8. Conclusion


Distribution Overcurrent Protection and Coordination
Date: Thursday July 25, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240. Student Early Bird $50, Student Regular $75.
Instructors: Shay Bahramirad, PhD, James Niemira, PE; S&C Electric Company

The tutorial describes the principles of selective coordination, in which removal of faulted equipment and line sections – followed by system restoration – occurs both quickly and reliably. The attendees learn how new technology protective devices can be applied to improve power quality. This half day tutorial instructs attendees on the selection and application of overcurrent protective devices for use in medium-voltage electric power distribution systems. Throughout the course, attendees are given assignments to reinforce the concepts and procedures covered. Also, a comprehensive system protection and coordination example is developed, connecting many of the tutorial topics.
• System parameters
• Symmetrical components
• Protective devices : Circuit breakers and relays, fuses, pulse closers, sectionalizers
• Coordination of overcurrent protective devices


Smart Grid 203: Distribution System
Date: Thursday July 25, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240. Student Early Bird $50, Student Regular $75.
Instructor: Doug Houseman, EnerNex

The distribution impacts of smart grid, including:
• Smart Distribution Systems Fundamentals
• Smart Distribution Systems Applications
• Distribution Automation
• Volt and Var Control
• Distribution System Monitoring (Sensors, fault location, waveshape analysis)
• Distribution Management System
• Distributed Resource Integration
• Telecommunication for Smart Distribution Systems
• Distribution System Applications Integration
• Who Should Attend: Smart Distribution System educators, developers, engineers and managers who are considering the deployment of Smart Distribution System technology. The participants will be involved in the complete chain of energy delivery from generation, transmission and distribution to the customers.


Smart Grid 308: Distributed Energy Resources
Date: Thursday July 25, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240. Student Early Bird $50, Student Regular $75.
Instructor: Doug Houseman, EnerNex

This tutorial will cover the following topics:
• Overview of DER and its components
• Understanding variable generation issues
• Limits to DER implementation in a conventional distribution grid
• Interconnect and other standards for DER
• Engineering considerations for DER planning and approval
• Issues in customer owned DER (e.g. maintenance, overrides, etc)
• Who Should Attend: Anyone who is interested in Distribution level DER, its impact on the grid and limits in the distribution grid today.



Operation of Electricity Markets-Technical and Economic Aspects

Date: Sunday July 21, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Price: Early Bird $295, Regular $395. Student Early Bird $100, Student Regular $150
Instructor: Kankar Bhattacharya, University of Waterloo

The focus of this course is to provide attendees with an overview of the issues associated with operation of electricity markets from a broad perspective. Market design and structure, price settlement processes, and transmission system issues will be discussed and the fundamental concepts of market auctions will be explored. The course will encompass both the technical and economic aspects of the operation of electricity markets for a multi-disciplinary audience. The topics included are, markets design, types of market auctions and electricity price formation, role of the Independent System Operators in different markets, transmission pricing paradigms, congestion management, firm transmission rights and ancillary services management. Various operational practices adopted by electricity markets in North America are discussed in the context of the above topics.


Power Quality-From Lightning and Harmonics to Variable Energy Resources
Date: Sunday July 21, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Price: Early Bird $295, Regular $395. Student Early Bird $100, Student Regular $150
Instructors: Surya Santoso, University of Texas at Austin; Roger Dugan; EPRI, Mark McGranahan, EPRI

The aging power grid infrastructure coupled with the elements of nature and increasing penetration of variable energy sources such as wind and solar photovoltaic generation can give rise to poor electric power quality. Incompatibilities between the electrical characteristics of today’s power system and the expectations for loads are the root causes of nearly all power quality problems. A decrease in the supply voltage for a fraction of a second can trip a microprocessor-based motor controller offline, disrupting an entire manufacturing process. Another example may involve poor feeder voltage regulation due variable wind or solar power causing short term over- and undervoltages. This course provides a solid foundation in understanding common power quality phenomena, root causes of power quality disturbances, solutions, impacts of variable generation, monitoring, technical standards, and industry trends.


Energy Forecasting in the Smart Grid Era
Date: Sunday July 21, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Price: Early Bird $295, Regular $395. Student Early Bird $100, Student Regular $150
Instructors: Dr. Tao Hong, SAS Institute; Dr. Shu Fan, Monash University; Dr. Hamidreza (Hamid) Zareipour, University of Calgary; Dr. Pierre Pinson, Technical University of Denmark

Wide range deployment of smart grid technologies enables utilities to monitor the power systems and gather data on a much more granular level than ever before. While the utilities can potentially better understand the customers, design the demand response programs, forecast and control the loads, integrate renewable energy and plan the systems, etc., they are facing analytic issues with making sense and taking advantage of the “big data”. This tutorial developed by IEEE Working Group on Energy Forecasting offers a comprehensive overview of energy forecasting to utility forecasters, analysts, planners, operators and their managers. The participants will learn the fundamentals and the state-of-the-art of load, price and wind forecasting through real world examples and case studies.


Synchrophasor Fundamentals and Applications: Leveraging the Investment
Date: Tuesday July 23, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Price: Early Bird $295, Regular $395. Student Early Bird $100, Student Regular $150
Instructors: Dan Brancaccio, Joe Chow, Fred L. Elmendorf, R. Matthew Gardner, Scott Ghiocel, Kevin Jones, Innocent Kamwa, David M. Laverty, Ken Martin, Mario Paolone, Scott Stapels, James S. Thorp, Kjetil Uhlen, Luigi Vanfretti, Austin D. White

The past five years have seen an immense public and private interest, investment, and cooperation in the synchrophasor technology space. Many electric transmission owners and operators in North America were awarded grants to deploy a great number of PMUs across their respective service areas, along with the related communications and IT infrastructure.

The availability of this new infrastructure can enable the development and implementation of new applications that utilize time-synchronized dynamic measurements. However, unless properly
managed, challenges involved in designing, deploying, and operating and, ultimately, extracting value from this new capital- and data-intensive synchrophasor infrastructure can be daunting. While the research indicates tremendous value in leveraging synchrophasor technology, a divide still exists between the current state of the technology and the possibilities that synchrophasor technology

The purpose of this tutorial is to address the fundamentals of synchrophasor technology and synchrophasor-enabled applications at a practical level. The tutorial will be delivered by hands-on practitioners of the technology along with those in the research community. Covering topics across the spectrum of the technology space, the tutorial opens with a session on synchrophasor computation fundamentals, continues in sessions focusing on PMU installation and testing, designing IT and communications for synchrophasors, deploying synchrophasor applications from the lab to the field, managing the data, state estimation, and culminates in a session on synchrophasor-based widearea
control implemented in a utility.


Application of IEC CIM Standards in Power System Modeling, Smart Grid and Enterprise Integration
Date: Tuesday July 23, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Price: Early Bird $295, Regular $395. Student Early Bird $100, Student Regular $150
Instructors: Mr. Jay Britton, Dr. Alan McMorran, Margaret Goodrich, Dr. Enamul Haq; CIM Task Force

This tutorial is organized by the CIM task force on power system information modeling under CAM subcommittee.

The common information model (CIM) is an established IEC standard for modeling power system data and information. Recently the CIM standard has been adopted by many utilities worldwide for exchanging power system network models and enterprise wide integration. It is necessary to educate the power system engineers, data modelers and IT integration personnel on the various aspects of this CIM standard so that more and more utilities worldwide can adopt this standard. This tutorial will provide the basic understanding of power system information modeling using CIM. It will provide in depth knowledge of power system model exchange between utilities and enterprise integration using CIM standard.

The attendees of this tutorial will become familiar with the use of the CIM standard as it relates to the various applications including smart grid. It is expected that the attendees will gain sufficient knowledge about the various aspects of CIM so that they can facilitate the adoption of the CIM standard in their respective enterprise.


Basic Tutorial on Gas Insulated Lines
Date: Wednesday July 24, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Price: Early Bird $295, Regular $395. Student Early Bird $100, Student Regular $150
Instructor: Hermann Koch, Siemens

Gas insulated technology today covers gas insulated substations (GIS) and gas insulated transmission lines (GIL). The GIS technology is now used worldwide for more than 40 years. GIL was mostly used world-wide inside substations or special applications like cavern hydro power plant and finds increasing interest also outside substations as a high power underground transmission technology.

The use of gas-insulated technology in North America is increasing due to the limited space in metropolitan areas, the high power ratings, the opposition coming from the public and the high reliability and availability of gas insulated substations and transmission lines. SF6 is the main insulating gas, which has a high global warming potential and is therefore restricted in use and has to follow precise handling processes. International Standards are defining requirements, testing and commissioning for the products of gas insulated technology.

The full day tutorial is structured in modules, which starts with basic information on the theory of gas-insulated technology. It gives deeper views on special topics related to SF6 GIS and GIL. A wide part of the tutorial is giving examples of typical applications and explains the reasons why GIS or GIL was chosen. The tutorial content has an international outreach and was created by users, manufacturers and consultants from all over the world. The tutorial content is focused on engineers who actually work on high voltage substation projects or who might start soon. The content has a practical orientation and is presented by experts with long time experiences in projects. The goal is to give an overview to the tutorial attendee about the gas insulated technology, how it can be used and what he shall think of when planning and ordering such equipment.


Renewable Energy Plant Design and System Interconnection
Date: Wednesday July 24, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Price: Early Bird $295, Regular $395. Student Early Bird $100, Student Regular $150
Instructors: Younan Lawando, Paul Pabst, PE, Ernst Camm, Syed S. Ali, PE; S&C Electric Company

This one-day tutorial has been designed to share industrial expertise in designing and integrating large wind and solar power plants with electrical engineers, technicians, developers, and others involved in the design of renewable power plants. The tutorial will include topics such as an introduction to wind turbine generators, photovoltaic, and concentrating solar power technologies, utility interconnection requirements, impacts of wind and solar plants on the utility electrical system, interconnection and collector substation design, collector system design, and reactive power compensation systems.
• Introduction to wind and solar technologies
• Interconnection process
• Impacts of renewable power plants
• Interconnection requirements
• Design of renewable power plants and engineering studies
• Communications and control of wind/solar power plant
• Reactive power compensation and energy storage systems