Active Power System Asset Management
Moderator: Karl Zimmerman, P.E.
Careful operation, monitoring, and maintenance of expensive power system assets is vital to safe, reliable, and economical electric power. Approaches include periodic, predictive, preventive, corrective, and other methods. How can we best use these strategies to maximize the life of equipment and the dependability of our systems, while also potentially saving millions of dollars in repairs and unnecessary work? Experts from across our industry share their experiences, data, and recommendations, helping us all discover even better ways of managing our assets.
American Transmission Company
Jonathan Sykes, P.E.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Southwest Research Institute
Decentralizing Control, Islanding, and Microgrids
Moderator: Matt Leoni, P.E.
Early in our history, regional utilities built interconnections to both improve reliability and save capital. Consolidation, remote generation, longer lines, restructuring, and regulations drove the need for control centers and systems covering vast areas and large populations. Today, we see automatic islanding and microgrids as important solutions to rapidly maintain the balance between sources and loads. This session explores modern approaches for utilities, industry, and the military.
Dr. Shay Bahramirad
Heather Rosentrater, P.E.
Scott Manson, P.E.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Dr. Ghazal Razeghi
University of California, Irvine