Below is a listing of the Tutorials available at ISGT 2017. Tutorial Presenter bios will be available soon.

Half Day Tutorials

Monday, February 19, 2018

8:00 am - 12:00 pmData-Driven Tools for Cyber Physical Security and Resiliency Assessment

Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240
Instructors: Anurag K Srivastava, Washington State University; Adam Hahn, Washington State University; Sayonsom Chanda, Idaho National Lab; Junho Hong, ABB

Information and communication technologies enable to realize the smart grid vision but also bring vulnerabilities. It is important to analyze the impact of possible cyber-attacks on the power grid and develop defense mechanisms. Cyber-physical security analysis needs to be performed to minimize the impact of the potential cyber attacks on the power grid. Keeping the power on to critical facilities such as hospitals and fire department during cyber events is essential. Microgrids and DER can improve the resiliency of the critical loads during cyber-attacks and grid disturbances. There is a need for formal metrics to quantify resiliency of the electric grid, or different configurations of the same network. This tutorial will cover basic of cyber infrastructure for the power grid, cyber vulnerabilities, common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE) score, recent cyber attacks against the power grid, cyber-physical security analysis, defining resiliency, and a tool to study the cyber-physical resiliency of the electric grid.
8:00 am - 12:00 pmManaging Uncertainties in the Future Grid: Evolution of EMS Control Centers - Synchrophasor Solutions

Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240
Instructors: Jay Giri, Retired, GE Grid Solutions; Mark Adamiak, GE Energy Connection

Managing the future grid will require creative, innovative solutions. This is because of uncertainties being introduced by the growth of less predictable & reliable renewable generation resources, demand response programs, distributed generation, microgrids, potential cyber-security issues and the aging infrastructure. Energy Management Systems (EMS) have been deployed for decades at utility control centers to manage the electricity grid in real-time. Today these EMS capabilities are poised to be enhanced quite dramatically with growth of synchrophasor PMU measurements. Solutions to decentralize management of the grid are also being introduced – these include Distribution Management Systems, Substation Automation and advances in grid control devices. These new solutions will help us manage the uncertainties and challenges of the future smart grid.

This presentation will describe:
  • The history and evolution of the EMS from its digital genesis in the 1970’s
  • The primary functions of a modern EMS
  • Emerging new industry drivers & emerging new technology trends
  • Impact of growth of microgrids, renewables and distributed generation on the EMS
  • Growth of Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) and synchrophasor measurements worldwide
  • Wide area monitoring (WAMS) and wide area control (WAMPAC) solutions
  • Modern advanced fast-acting grid control devices
  • Concluding thoughts on the challenges and opportunities to manage the future grid
12:00 pm - 5:00 pmEfficient Electrification – A Modern Approach to Modernizing an Aging Grid

Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240
Instructors: Francisco (Paco) de la Chesnaye, EPRI; Srdjan Lukic, NC State University; John Halliwell, EPRI; Allen Dennis, EPRI; Baskar Vairamohan, EPRI; Ronald Domitrovic, EPRI; Don Shirey, EPRI; Thomas Golden, EPRI

What is the future of U.S. electricity demand over the next few decades? Will electricity continue to be a growing part of final energy consumption? What roles do the electric power sector and electrification play in future economic growth?

Research by the Electric Power Research Institute demonstrates that economic and environmental factors will drive the adoption of electric technologies to increase productivity and improve product quality while reducing emissions and reducing water consumption. This tutorial will explore some of the technologies behind efficient electrification and explain new research that is rapidly moving to commercialization.

Attendees will learn about the national electrification assessment, funded by EPRI’s Technology Innovation Program, which will evaluate the major drivers and feasibility of transforming the U.S. energy sector through electrification between 2020 and 2050.

This presentation will describe:
  • Trends and new technologies in electric transportation
  • Advances in indoor space conditioning and water heating
  • A review of industrial process electrification
  • An introduction to wide band gap semiconductors
12:00 pm - 5:00 pmSmart Grid 308 - Distributed Energy Resources

Price: Early Bird $195, Regular $240
Instructors: Doug Houseman, Burns & McDonnell

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)

This tutorial will be of interest to anyone who is interested in Distribution level DER, its impact on the grid and limits in the distribution grid today.