Implementing a Sensor Strategy

Presented by: Ron Chebra, Jens Schoene, and Brian Smith

Part 2 in 2 Part Series: Leveraging Sensors for Greater Situational Awareness


To provide an example of sensor selection, location optimization, data transport and handling for effective use in the enterprise.


  1. Selecting the proper sensors for the application and enterprise use
  2. Placing the sensors at the optimal locations for greatest efficacy 
  3. Determining the communications requirements (e.g. peak data rate, latency and coverage)
  4. Applying appropriate cyber requirements for data assurance and threat prevention
  5. Data ingestion approaches, validation and alignment
  6. Enterprise data distribution

Learning Goals:

  1. Develop proper rigor around sensor implementations including communication and data treatment
  2. Applying appropriate data trust levels to ensure proper cybersecurity measures


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Design Engineers; Field Operations; OT/IT; Distribution Operations


Ron Chebra picRon Chebra, EnerNex Vice President of Grid Modernization, is a recognized thought leader and industry expert in utility modernization. He has a deep operating knowledge in technology solutions in areas such as MicroGrids, Renewable Energy Integration, Smart Grid, Distribution Automation (DA), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Demand Response.

SchoeneJens Schoene is the Director of Research Studies at EnerNex. In his capacity as a director, Jens has led and participated in a large variety of projects utilizing his power systems modeling expertise stemming from decades of experience with steady-state, quasi-static time-series, dynamic, and transient studies. He is the Chair and Vice Chair of the IEEE PES 'Distribution System State Estimation' Task Force and Working Group, respectively, and Vice Chair of the ‘Lightning Performance of Overhead Lines’ Working Group. Jens is the main-/co-author of over 40 peer-reviewed papers and conference proceedings.

SmithBrian Smith, Principal Consultant with EnerNex, has over 29 years of experience in the electric utility field with an extensive background in industrial control systems cyber security, NERC CIP compliance, utility communications, utility automation systems, integration, networking, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Energy Management Systems (EMS) and teleprotection applications.

Tags & Topics for This Webinar:

Sensor Strategies; Sensors; Communications; Data; Cybersecurity


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