PES Video Tutorials

IEEE PES Video Tutorials have a CEU/PDH option. Information and links for each series can be found below.


2017 PES GM Tutorial - Cybersecurity of the Electric Power Transmission and Distribution System

Instructors: Dr. Murty V.V.S. Yalla, Beckwith Electric Co., Inc.; Steven A. Kunsman, ABB; Dr. Nathan Wallace, Ampirical; Scott R. Mix, NERC; J. Matt Cole, Sargent and Lundy

Cyber-attack on an Electric Power T&D communications system can have a devastating impact and cause widespread power outages as evident from the Dec 2015 cyber-attack on a Ukrainian Electric Power Distribution System. Securing Electric Power System from cyber-attacks is of national importance and in North America NERC is spearheading the effort in developing and enforcing Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards for Bulk Electric System (BES). Local and state regulating agencies are also looking at cybersecurity of the Electric Power Distribution Systems. Substation protection, automation and control systems along with distribution field devices have changed significantly in the past decade. These systems have become more interconnected and provide end users with much more information to allow for higher reliability and greater levels of control. Interoperability between different vendor products and systems has been achieved using open standards. This change in technology has not only brought huge benefits from an operational point of view, it also permits to address cyber security issues similar to other traditional, enterprise systems which have been facing the same industry challenges for years.

The tutorial discusses cybersecurity basics including passwords & access management, authentication, encryption, network security monitoring, techniques in cyber alarming, logging, and auditing. The tutorial also covers NERC CIP requirements applicable to T&D systems along with brief overview of IEEE and IEC standards. Cybersecurity implementation examples of substation protection, automation and controls systems including devices inside as well as outside the substations are also discussed. Utility perspective on Cybersecurity and NERC CIP compliance will be included.

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2017 PES GM Tutorial - Distribution Automation/Management Systems

Instructors: Dr. Jiyuan Fan, Southern States LLC; John D. McDonald, P.E, GE Energy Connections – Grid Solutions

This course introduces the intuitive concepts, fundamental theories, practical technologies on distribution system modeling, automation management, including the core functionalities and real use cases of the Distribution Automation and Management Systems (DA/DMS) and the advanced applications in Smart Distribution, as well as the integration with Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and Microgrids. The potential audience would include power system planning/operation engineers, project/product managers, business leaders in power utilities, smart grid solution providers, system developers, research institutes, as well as individual researchers, college students and other individuals working on or interested in the Smart Distribution Solutions. The course will cover the following break-down topics: Overall Framework and Architecture of DA/DMS Systems in Smart Distribution, Distribution System Modeling for automation and management, Static and Dynamic Data for DA/DMS, Advanced Real-time and Analytic Applications in DMS, DMS integration with other systems (OMS, AMI, DRM) in Smart Distribution, Advanced DMS in integration with DERs through DERMS (Distributed Energy Resource Management) and integration with Microgrids, including DERs/Microgrids connection and disconnection to/from the Distribution Grid; and New Trends in ADMS Development.

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2017 PES GM Tutorial - IEEE 1547 Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems

Instructors: David Narang, NREL; Babak Enayati, National Grid; Jens Boemer, EPRI; Leo Casey, Google; Mark Siira, Comrent; Sudipta Chakraborty, NREL; Charlie Vartanian, MEPPI

This tutorial will introduce the IEEE 1547 “Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems.”

Due to the increasing amount of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) interconnections with the Electric Power System, the IEEE 1547 standard is going through a major revision to address some of the technical issues associated with high penetration of DERs i.e. grid support functionalities, etc.

The participants will learn about the major changes to the IEEE 1547 i. e. voltage regulation, response to abnormal system conditions (including voltage and frequency ride through), power quality, islanding, interoperability, etc.

The participants will also learn about the utility concerns/solutions to adopt the revised IEEE 1547 standard.

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2016 GM PES Tutorial - Distributed Energy Resources: Operation, Protection and Control

Instructor: Wayne G. Hartmann, VP, Protection and Smart Grid Solutions

This session provides a background in DER including history, rates, types, standby generation conversion, and operational modes. IEEE 1547 is explored with concentration of the protection at DER, with schemes for inverters and conventional machine based DER covered in depth. Protection and control impacts and solutions for the distribution system are illustrated. Microgrids are addressed as an extension to DER application. Control of DER assets is discussed in light of IEEE 1547A allowing active control of DER VAR output, and how conventional volt/VAR assets and DER assets can be coordinated to cope with variability of the growing renewable portfolio of DER installations.

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2016 PES GM Tutorial - SG 204: Introduction to Smart Grid Data and Analytics

Instructor: Anant Venkateswaran, GE

This is an introductory level course to look at smart grid data and analytics, the focus is on the distribution and customer domains of the NIST model. The course covers the following key topics:

  • What data is available from which devices, from the in home controller to meters to relays and substation automation.
  • What applications can be done with the data, with a heavy focus on AMI and line devices.
  • What is the value of each of the applications to the various stakeholders that are associated with the grid, using the Illinois Collaborative definitions of stakeholders.

The course will look at the process of collecting and verifying data, including all of the pitfalls that may occur and provide a 20 step process to go from no data to running analytics. The course is suitable for non-technical, as well as technical audiences, including regulatory, legislative, and utility staff members. The course will also compare and contrast the two major privacy contenders and the impact each would have on the ability to perform the analytic applications based on the principles of each contender. Included in the course will be a summary of the ARRA analytics that have been highlighted by the EPRI and DOE reports.

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