Focus on Africa- Technological Advancements Beyond Smart Grid
Presented by: John McDonald, Smart Grid Business Development Leader, GE Grid Solutions
Participants will be familiarized with technological advancements beyond smart grid with a focus on Africa. The technological advancements include 2 key industry subjects. The first session will cover Asset Performance Management (APM), including minimizing outages through analytics and outage restoration techniques. The second session focuses on the convergence of IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operations Technology) within an electric utility to enable effective Enterprise Data Management.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Engineers and project managers with utility, manufacturer and consulting organizations; regulators and policy makers; young professionals beginning their full-time careers in power and energy; and technical people with little or no background or experience in power and energy.
Presented in two sessions:
May 31st, 10AM - 11:20AM EDT - ASSET PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (APM)
Key Outage Cases in T&D, Intelligent Asset Strategies, Extending Useful Asset Life, Power Transformer Example: Traditional Remote Monitoring & Diagnostics (RM&D), Transformer Digital Twin, Minimizing Outages through Analytics: Outage Prediction, Network Connectivity, Storm Readiness, Vegetation Management, Outage Restoration Techniques - a Range of Values Manual: Control and Legacy Methods, Positive Step over Manual, Automation and Visualization, Digitally Enabled, APM Integration with ERP Architecture and other IT Systems
October 8, 2019, 10AM - 11:20AM EDT - IT/OT CONVERGENCE AND ENTERPRISE DATA MANAGEMENT
Data Access, Realizing Greater Value from Data, New Sources of Data - UAVs and Robots, Data Characteristics, Ad Hoc Survey Results, Recommendations