2015

SGIP Year In Review

2015 was an exciting year in SGIP and the energy industry. Join SGIP for our “2015 Year in Review”. The presenters include: Aaron Smallwood, Director of Operations for SGIP and Steve Widergren, Principal Engineer at Pacific Northwest, and Gabrielle Puccio, VP of Public Relations and Marketing for SGIP. Date: December 18, 2015

Time: approx. 1 hour
Presenters: Gabrielle Puccio, Vice President of Member and Public Relations for SGIP, Steve Widergren, Principal Engineer for PNNL, Aaron Smallwood, Director of Technical Operations for SGIP.

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The Transactive Energy Modeling and Simulation Challenge for the Smart Grid

The Transactive Energy Modeling and Simulation Challenge for the Smart Grid (“TE Challenge”) brings researchers and companies with simulation tools together with utilities, product developers, and other grid stakeholders to create and demonstrate modeling and simulation platforms while applying TE approaches to real grid problems. The products of the challenge will help the industry better understand the potential for TE and create a path for real-world trial implementations. This webinar will provide an overview of the TE Challenge, draft plans of some industry representatives for participation, and how you can get involved and benefit from the Challenge.

Date: August 6, 2015
Time: approx. 1 hour
Presenters: Steve Widergren, David Holmberg, David Wollman, Himanshu Neema

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Discussing Regulatory Challenges to Deploying Distributed Energy Resources

During the course of this presentation, our featured panelists will go over their findings in the DER White Paper. Understand the common issues affecting wide-scale implementation of DER and what is being done to address them. They will discuss ways for effectively communicating needs across different sectors to reduce the different barriers. Hear great new ways to start the conversation with your state regulators about DER. In addition they will offer their professional opinions on best practices, and will answer questions from the audience.

Date: July 21, 2015
Time: approx. 1 hour
Presenters: Amanda Stallings who is a Utilities Specialist with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be moderating this panel, with Ms. Frances Cleveland, Xanthus Consulting International, Ryan Franks, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and Nick Wagner, NARUC speaking.

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IEC 61850 “Communication Networks and Systems for Power Utilities”

IEC 61850 “Communication Networks and Systems for Power Utilities” is a powerful standard that provides a holistic view of designing and managing utility substation and field device communication, automation systems, and applications. It is a collection of multiple protocols, concepts, and component standards. Although widely deployed throughout the world it has only been lightly implemented in the United States and some utilities that have done an implementation of the standard have reverted back to historical practices.

Date: July 14, 2015
Time: approx. 1 hour
Presenters: This webinar will be presented by guest speakers, Erich Gunther, Chairman & Chief Technology Officer of EnerNex and Don Von Dollen, Program Manager at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

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C2M2 and the NIST Cyber Framework: Applying DOE’s NIST Cyber Security Framework Guidance

In February 2013, the President released Executive Order (EO) 13636 which called for NIST to develop a voluntary Cyber Security Framework for Critical Infrastructure Sectors. The Framework was to provide a, “prioritized, flexible, repeatable, performance-based, and cost effect approach” to manage cyber security risk. This EO led to the release of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) in February of 2014.

Date: June 18, 2015
Time: approx. 1 hour
Presenters: Vicky Pillitteri is an Advisor for Information Systems Security for the Computer Security Division at NIST, and will feature guest speaker Christopher S. Taylor, a senior Engineering Analyst for Southern Company’s IT Security Team

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Engaged in Conversation: Grid 3.0

If “Grid 1.0” can be thought of as the legacy grid of the 20th century and “Grid 2.0” as the emergence of the smart grid with automation and information technology improvements, then “Grid 3.0” is what comes next: for example, a future grid with advanced grid operations and greater interactions with consumers and other infrastructures.

Date: May 12, 2015
Time: approx. 1 hour
Presenters: Sharon Allan, President and CEO of SGIP, John Caskey, Assistant Vice President of Industry Operations for the NEMA, Eric Gunther, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer for EnerNex in Knoxville Tennessee, Don Van Dollen, program manager for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Dr. David Wollman, Deputy Director, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office in the Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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2014

SGIP Accomplishments and Highlights of 2014

Date: December 4, 2014
Time: 1 hour
Presenters: Smart Grid Implementation Methods Committee Chair Don Von Dollen, EPRI; Smart Grid Testing & Certification Committee Chair Erich Gunther, EnerNex; Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee Chair Vicky Pillitteri, NIST; Stuart McCafferty and Sharon Allan of SGIP.

2014 was an exciting year for the Smart Grid industry and saw several ‘firsts’ at SGIP. Speakers provide an overview of the progress made to date on important SGIP focus work areas, the challenges and opportunities along the way. New President Sharon Allan will address a SGIP audience for the first time and get a sneak peek at some of the 2015 activities, documents and case studies for SGIP.

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WHAT’S NEW WITH THE INTEROPERABILITY PROCESS REFERENCE MANUAL

Date: November 20, 2014
Time: slightly over 1 hour
Presenters: Smart Grid Testing & Certification Committee Members Erich Gunther, EnerNex; Dean Prochaska, NIST; James Mater, QualityLogic; Rolf Bienert, OpenADR Alliance.

Smart Grid Testing and Certification Committee (SGTCC) discussed the latest iteration of the Interoperability Process Reference Manual (IPRM), now in Version 3 (draft). Experts from the SGTCC presented the rationale for interoperability testing and certification, how to form and operate an Interoperability Testing and Certification Authority (ITCA) following international standards, and what changes are in store for the latest IPRM document leading ultimately to its codification as a standard.

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Securing Networked Infrastructure for the Energy Sector

Date: November 13, 2014
Time: 45 minutes
Presenters: Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee Member Tanya Brewer, NIST; James McCarthy, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).

Dedicated to furthering innovation through the rapid identification, integration and adoption of practical, standards-based cybersecurity solutions, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) was established in 2012 through a partnership among National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the State of Maryland and Montgomery County. NCCoE senior security engineer Jim McCarthy shares an overview on the center’s energy sector use cases and their recent developments.

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Transactive Energy: A Moderated Discussion

Date: July 24, 2014
Time: approx. 1 hour
Presenters: H. Ward Camp, Landis+Gyr; David Forfia, ERCOT, David Holmberg, NIST; Ron Melton, GWAC; Steve Widergren, PNNL.

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Getting to Truly Interoperable Power Grid Solutions: A Utility Deployment Case Study and Lessons Learned

Date: May 22, 2014
Time: approx. 1 hour
Presenters: Smart Grid Testing & Certification Committee Chair Dean Prochaska, NIST; Don Jacobs, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD); James Mater, QualityLogic.

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Cybersecurity Framework: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

Date: April 24, 2014
Time: approx. 1 hour
Presenters: SGIP President Patrick Gannon; Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee Chair Victoria Pillitteri, NIST; Adam Sedgewick, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Aklesh Kaushiva, P.E., Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy; Mark Ellison, Principal Analyst, Security Infrastructure Group, DTE Energy.

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Regulatory Commission Members Discuss How SGIP Helps Shape Smart Grid State & Federal Policies

Date: January 23, 2014
Time: approx. 1 hour
Presenters: SGIP President Patrick Gannon; Commissioner Nick Wagner, Iowa Utilities Board; Commissioner Asim Haque, Ohio Public Utilities Commission; Amanda Stallings, Utilities Specialist, Ohio Public Utilities Commission; Chris Villarreal, Senior Regulatory Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission; Patrick Hudson, Smart Grid Section Manager, Michigan Public Service Commission.

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2013

How the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Supports Electric Utilities, Regulators, Manufacturers and Integrators in 2014 to Ensure Electric Grid Reliability

SGIP’s December 12th eMeeting “How the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Supports Electric Utilities, Regulators, Manufacturers and Integrators in 2014 to Ensure Electric Grid Reliability,” was delivered by Don von Dollen, chair of Smart Grid Implementation Methods Committee (SGIMC) and highlighted the upcoming Case Studies, Best Practices, Lessons Learned and tools that the SGIMC is producing.

Additional presentations were given by John McDonald, chairman of the SGIP Board of Directors who presented the 2014 board of directors, discussed SGIP member feedback and 2014 engagement opportunities. Patrick Gannon, President and Executive Director, discussed the upcoming “Vectors of Influence” reports that will be introduced in 2014 and Blaine Kohl, Director, Marketing and Membership gave a brief recap of the SGIP 2013 conference and high level of information for 2014 meetings.

Date: December 12, 2013
Time: approx. 1 hour
Presenters: Patrick Gannon, Executive Director, John McDonald, Board Chairman and Blaine Kohl, Director of Membership & Marketing, SGIP.

SGIP November 2013 Members’ Meeting: 2013 Accomplishments

On November 5, 2013 SGIP held a face-to-face members’ meeting in conjunction with its Inaugural Conference in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. There are two sections to this presentation. First, Chair John McDonald provides an overview of SGIP. At about 21:00, President and Executive Director Patrick Gannon closes out the meeting with an overview of the 2014 business plan. Please note the volume is a little low at the beginning of the presentation and you may need to adjust your equipment accordingly.

Date: November 5, 2013
Time: approx. 1 hour
Presenters: Patrick Gannon, Executive Director and John McDonald, Board Chairman

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How Today’s Power Grid Integration Choices Impact Future Smart Grid Deployments

Begins with Opening Remarks from SGIP Board Chair John McDonald and then a panel discussion, Smart Grid Innovations Demand Interoperability to Accelerate Deployments, moderated by Steve Widergren, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory which shares information for Stakeholder Category 14: R&D Organizations and Academia.

Date: September 26, 2013
Time: approx. 1 hour
Presenters: Patrick Gannon, Executive Director; John McDonald, Board Chairman; Steve Widergren, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Don Von Dollen, EPRI; Dr. Michael Cohen, MITRE; Dennis Ray, PSERC.

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SGIP Gives State of the Association Update

SGIP held its August 2013 eMeeting to provide an update to both members and non-members about its latest technical achievements and upcoming events.

Date: August 15, 2013
Time: approx. 2 hours
Presenters: Patrick Gannon, Executive Director and John McDonald, Board Chairman

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SGIP eConference

SGIP Board or Directors presented recent association developments and plans for the organization’s future on March 8, 2013.

Date: March 8, 2013
Time: approx. 2 hours
Presenters: Patrick Gannon, Executive Director and John McDonald, Board Chairman, facilitated a number of panelists from the SGIP Board.

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