OSIsoft Users Conference 2013

Transmission, Distribution and Utilities: The Infrastructure for the Sustainable Smart Grid

The 2013 OSIsoft Users Conference will focus on Thriving in a World of Change.  The utility business has certainly seen its share of disruptive change over the past few years.  Our business is becoming more complex and the efforts to keep it running affect all levels of grid operations.   There are increased reliability concerns due to additions of large-scale renewable energy sources, customer-owned distributed generation, and new stresses on an aging infrastructure. Utilities require much more insight into cause and effect across the grid, from generation sources down to the customer’s changing habits.  

This year our Day Zero Event will look at the work of industry leading utilities who are grappling with integration of vast amounts of data across the network and creative ways they’re applying data to Thrive in a World of Change.

Among the topics being presented are:
  • Improving grid operations, and reliability and security
  • Monitoring grid stability using synchrophasor data
  • Increasing focus on the substation for asset life, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness
  • Incorporating AMI data into overall operational awareness
  • Enhancing visibility through the integration of Big Data from across the enterprise
Please join us for what will certainly be a great exchange of ideas.  The 2013 Day Zero Event will provide an excellent beginning and food-for-thought as you engage with PI users throughout the week.


    Session Leads & Hosts

    Todd Pistorese
    Kevin Walsh
    Dave Roberts
    Ann Moore

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013
    8:30 AM - 8:45 AMIntroduction
    Kevin Walsh & Ann Moore, OSIsoft
    8:45 AM - 9:15 AMAdvanced Real-time Situational Awareness for Synchrophasors – "Faster than the Eye, not faster than PI"
    Kliff Hospon & Jeff Hopper, BPA & Casne Engineering
    9:15 AM - 9:45 AMAMI data integration into the PI System using the CIM
    Mathieu Viau, Hydro-Quebec
    9:45 AM - 10:15 AMBreak
    10:15 AM - 10:45 AMAnalytics Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg—How the PI System Revolutionizes Asset Management
    Lee Margaret Ayers, Doble Engineering
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AMGaining Operational Intelligence from “Big Data” Using Emerging Self-Service Technologies
    Curt Hertler, OSIsoft & Jaipal Kothakapu, Artha Data Solutions
    11:15 AM - 11:45 AMAn Evolutionary Solution for High-Density Solar Integration on the Distribution Grid
    Heart Akerson, Heart Transverter S.A.
    11:45 AM - 1:00 PMLunch
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pmISO/RTO Panel Session
    1:00 PM - 2:15 PMONS Integration between Energy Management Systems and PI AF
    Matt Heere, on behalf of ONS
    PJM PI System Updates
    Tom Keyser, PJM
    PI System at CAISO – from year 2000 to 2013 and beyond
    Jim Hiebert, CAISO
    2:15 PM - 2:45 PMExpanding PI System to PG&E Electric Distribution
    Dennis Haennelt, PG&E
    2:45 PM - 3:15 PMBreak
    3:15 PM - 3:45 PMThe "LIFE of PI" After Marriage-EA
    Subbu Sankaran, SDG&E
    3:45 PM - 4:00 PMWrap-Up
    Ann Moore & Kevin Walsh