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Upcoming Webinars

Electric Power Group (EPG) is pleased to present its 2021 Webinar Series. This webinar series provides briefings and demonstrations that are designed to address needs that are common to power system operators, planners and engineers. Webinars are planned once a month, on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon Pacific Time. Webinar topics, timing and frequency may be adjusted based on participant/presenter feedback and needs.

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Date Webinar Presentation Material Webinar Video
10.27.2021 2021 Webinar 5: Use of Synchrophasor Technology at TVA to Support Operations and Event Analysis
For this EPG Webinar, Jonathan Sides from TVA covers how TVA is making use of synchrophasor technology in their real time operations and event analysis including the following:
  • TVA PMU Deployment Strategy
  • PMU Application Usage
  • Case Studies of Past Events
  • TVA’s PMU Application Roadmap
  • 9.22.2021 2021 Webinar 4: Use of Synchrophasor Technology at ERCOT to Support Control Center Operations and Event Analysis
    For this EPG Webinar, Patrick Gravois from ERCOT (Sr. Operations Engineer – Grid Analysis) covers how ERCOT is making use of synchrophasor technology in their real time operations and event analysis including the following:
  • Real-time monitoring and situational awareness of ERCOT grid by Regions using PMU data
  • Forced oscillation detection and source location in real-time
  • Validation of oscillation severity and impact in real time
  • Alarm and Alert settings for oscillation detection
  • Examples of Recent Events
  • 8.25.2021 2021 Webinar 3: Real-Time Oscillations Monitoring and Source Location
    This webinar is focused on monitoring oscillations to support Control Centers in real-time operations. In this webinar, we introduce the need for oscillation monitoring, explain the different types of oscillations, and present industry use cases and success stories for mitigating oscillations in real-time. Aftab Alam from RC West/CAISO shares the RC’s process for oscillation monitoring, and provides an outlook on RC West’s perspective for the near future. Jonathan Prater and Gary Kobet from TVA also comment on their experience with oscillation monitoring. Topics covered include:
  • Detect emerging/forced oscillations in real-time
  • Monitor natural modes of oscillations in the system
  • Analyze the severity and impact of oscillations
  • Locate the source of oscillations
  • 7.14.2021 2021 Webinar 2: enhanced Linear State Estimator Platform – Benefits and Use Cases for Real-Time Operations
    This webinar covers Linear State Estimator technology and how it is being used in Control Centers in support of real-time operations. Benefits and Use Cases include:
  • State estimation results in real time at PMU data rate (30-60 times a second)
  • Guaranteed solution (LSE always solves)
  • Expanded visibility of the power system
  • Reduced deployment costs by estimating measurements rather than installing PMUs
  • Improved data quality by replacing bad data with real-time estimations
  • Situational Awareness that is independent of EMS thereby providing resiliency and redundancy in the event of EMS failure due to infrastructure cyberattack or breakdown
  • 6.2.2021 2021 Webinar 1: Synchrophasor Data Quality: What can go wrong with data and How do we address issues
    For this webinar, EPG will share details and insights on synchrophasor data quality management; define Data Quality and it’s categories as related to synchrophasor systems, explain the data quality indicators, and provide insight on common approaches to address data quality issues. This webinar will equip the user with an understanding of various data issues as applicable to synchrophasor systems, the steps to their resolution, and therefore allow the users to use synchrophasor data with greater confidence. This Webinar is led by Ken Martin. Ken is the Senior Principal Engineer at EPG and a Technology Leader and Guru in the world of Synchrophasors. Ken chaired the development of C37.118 standard and has been recognized for his contributions by IEEE and NASPI. He continues to be active in industry forums at IEEE, IEC, NASPI, and NERC on standards, data quality, data protocols, equipment testing and calibration, and advanced application deployment.
    6.24.2020 2020 Webinar 6: Synchrophasor Concepts & Supporting Standards including IEEE C37.118 Protocol and how it's being used by the industry
    This webinar covers details and insight on the C37.118 protocol and Power System Measurements such as Synchrophasors.
    5.13.2020 2020 Webinar 5: enhanced Grid Events Notification System (eGENS)
    This webinar covers EPG's eGENS platform for grid event notifications. It includes functionality for event detection and oscillation source location. Oscillation source location allows users to identify the source of oscillations even when there is a resonance condition. eGENS also provides ability to automatically validate generator models after major grid events
    4.29.2020 2020 Webinar 4: Use of Synchrophasors for Islanding Detection and Resynchronization
    This webinar covers Use of Synchrophasors for Islanding Detection and Resynchronization. RTDMS provides the capability to automatically detect islanding events and identify locations (PMUs) that are in the islanded region. The islanding detection algorithm uses a combination of frequency and phase angle difference signals to detect islands. The automated event analyzer identifies key information for the islanding event and shows key metrics to the operators. The heatmap/contouring feature allows users to visualize the islanding event on the geographic map.
    3.18.2020 2020 Webinar 3: Real-Time Inertia Monitoring Using Synchrophasors
    This webinars covers how synchrophasors can be used to monitor system inertia in real-time and help in assessment of grid stability.
    2.26.2020 2020 Webinar 2: Using Synchrophasors for NERC Oscillation Monitoring Compliance
    This webinars covers how synchrophasor technology and EPG's RTDMS and PGDA applications can be used to meet NERC IRO-002-6 compliance requirements for oscillation monitoring.
    1.15.2020 2020 Webinar 1: PhasorSmart for University Research, Substation Monitoring & Utility Technology Centers
    EPG's PhasorSmart platform allows users to visualize data from several sources including PMUs, DFRs, PDCs, Simulators, develop, test and validate algorithms and visualize results on a Web-based platform. PhasorSmart also provides capability for monitoring substation equipment health.
    10.23.2019 2019 Webinar 7: Substation Asset Health Monitoring Using Synchrophasors
    This webinar covers EPG's Asset Health Monitoring Platform developed as part of the DOE Cost Share Project with AEP. The webinar describes how synchrophasor technology can be used to detect precursors to equipment failure and take proactive actions to prevent failure and system misoperations.
    10.09.2019 2019 Webinar 6: Use of Synchrophasors for NERC Reliability Standards Compliance
    This webinar covers NERC Reliability Standards Compliance Using Synchrophasor Measurements. This presentation focuses on NERC reliability standards and regulations that could be addressed by synchrophasor measurements. This material is based on EPG’s synchrophasor experience, review of published reports and NERC standards.
    09.25.2019 2019 Webinar 5: Automated Event Miner (AEM)
    This webinar covers EPG’s Automated Event Miner (AEM) which is a data mining application that finds power system events such as oscillations, generator trips, line trips, voltage transients, etc. in large archives. It then presents the search results by the number of events, the time and location of each event, and the severity. The AEM integrates directly with PGDA for further detailed analysis. EPG has used the AEM for long-term data analysis for customers such as CAISO, ERCOT, and SPP.
    09.11.2019 2019 Webinar 4: Generator Parameter Validaiton (GPV) Using Synchrophasor Data
    This webinar covers EPG’s Generator Parameter Validation (GPV) application which uses PMU data to validate generator models without taking generators offline. The application has been enhanced to execute the model validation process in near real-time automatically after significant events, and produce a report that quantifies the validity of generator models. GPV allows users to perform detailed offline analysis including sensitivity analysis and calibration of the generator models. This application and the reports generated allow users to comply with NERC MOD-26 and MOD-27 standards. The webinar includes a demonstration of the GPV application with real use-case examples.
    08.28.2019 2019 Webinar 3: Oscillation Source Location Using Synchrophasor Data
    This webinar is about Oscillation Source Location. Professor Dan Trudnowski of Montana Tech has developed an approach and methodology to locate the source of oscillations by calculating dissipating energy using PMU data. EPG has completed its validation and testing of the algorithm and shares the results during this webinar, along with our plans for development and integration in other applications.
    08.14.2019 2019 Webinar 2: enhanced Grid Event Notifications System (eGENS)
    This webinar is on eGENS - a comprehensive platform for synchrophasor-based event notifications.PJM developed an application known internally as GridWatch to monitor line trips, generator trips and pumped storage events, and notify subscribers in real time with key event facts and graphics. EPG acquired this application from PJM for commercialization and plans to add additional functions and modules. eGENS will include the original PJM functionality as well additional modules for oscillations, phase angles separation, and automated generator parameter validation
    07.24.2019 2019 Webinar 1: Real-Time Applications Using Linear State Estimation Technology
    This webinar is on Real Time Applications Using Linear State Estimation Technology. This is a DOE Cost Share Project and 3 applications have been developed namely Real Time Contingency Analysis, Voltage Stability, and Area Angle Limit Monitoring using Synchrophasor Data as a source.
    10.17.2018 PGDA 4.0 Webinar
    8.16.2017 Maximizing Use of Synchrophasor Technology for Everyday Tasks
    • Webinar 9 of the series: Oscillation Event Mining for Use in Event Analysis, Model Validation and Operations.
    6.21.2017 Maximizing Use of Synchrophasor Technology for Everyday Tasks
    • Webinar 8 of the series: Generator Model Validation using PMU data for MOD-26, MOD-27 Requirements.
    4.12.2017 Maximizing Use of Synchrophasor Technology for Everyday Tasks
    • Webinar 7 of the series: Delivering Reliable and Validated PMU Data for Use by Operators.
    2.15.2017 Maximizing Use of Synchrophasor Technology for Everyday Tasks
    • Webinar 6 of the series: Use Cases of Linear State Estimator Technology for Grid Resiliency.
    1.18.2017 Maximizing Use of Synchrophasor Technology for Everyday Tasks
    • Webinar 5 of the series: Synchrophasor Intelligence in EMS for Use in Operations.
    12.14.2016 Maximizing Use of Synchrophasor Technology for Everyday Tasks
    • Webinar 4 of the series: Configuring and Validating Alarm Limits for Operations.
    10.12.2016 Maximizing Use of Synchrophasor Technology for Everyday Tasks
    • Webinar 3 of the series: System Model Validation for MOD-33 Requirement.
    09.21.2016 Maximizing Use of Synchrophasor Technology for Everyday Tasks
    • Webinar 2 of the series: Quickly Creating Reports on Grid Performance and Events for Operators, Engineers and Managers.
    08.10.2016 Maximizing Use of Synchrophasor Technology for Everyday Tasks
    • Webinar 1 of the series: Extracting large amounts of synchrophasor data efficiently for offline analysis.
    10.16.2014 Mining Phasor Data To Find The Hidden Gems In Your Archive
    This webinar showcases how PDMA features and functionalities can be used to mine the data, interpret and present the results and use the results in establishing alarm limits, discovering oscillations, understanding grid performance patterns such as frequency response, and identifying vulnerabilities in the transmission grid.
    03.04.2014 Model Validation using Synchrophasor Data
    This webinar focused on model validation using synchrophasor data. Power Systems are operated based on models. Inaccurate models may lead to mistakes in real-time operations. The webinar addressed the definition of model, types of power system models and explain why the models are used as well as what makes model validation important. The webinar elaborates on how to validate models using synchrophasor data and illustrate with various examples.
    01.28.2014 Synchrophasor Data Diagnostics:Detection & Resolution of Data Problems for Operations and Analysis
    The webinar covered application of basic data validation with the IEEE C37.118 data quality flags; and, how more advanced validation techniques can detect more complex errors and in some cases improve or replace the original reported value. This webinar provides the participant with an understanding of data issues, the steps to their resolution, and allow them to use synchrophasor data with greater confidence.
    11.19.2013 Phasor Simulations - How Can They Be Used in Operations?
    The webinar shows how simulations can be used to develop “what if” scenarios that enable operators to understand grid behavior through simulations to better equip operators to respond to events in real-time.
    10.08.2013 Establishing Alarm Limits and Using Them in Real-Time Operations
    This webinar focused on how alarm limits can be established and how operators can utilize them to carry out their primary mission of reliable operations by making use of synchrophasor technology attributes – wide-area view, high-resolution data, grid dynamics and real-time monitoring. The webinar reviewed the need for alarms, types and levels of alarms, how alarm levels can be established for use in operations, and actions operators need to take in response to alarms.
    09.17.2013 Phase Angle Differences What They Mean and How to Use Them For Operations
    This webinar focused on providing an in-depth understanding of Phase Angle Differences and how operators can use the measurements to diagnose and take appropriate action for reliable grid operations. Increase in phase angle difference between source and sink in a grid is an indicator of stress that is often not evident by monitoring power flows. Monitoring phase angle difference between Ohio and New York in 2003 and between Oregon and California in 1996 would have alerted operators to emerging problems well before the cascading blackout.
    08.20.2013 Using Synchrophasor Technology For Real-Time Operation and Reliability Management
    The webinar focused on how operators can make use of synchrophasor technology attributes - wide area real-time situational awareness, high resolution and grid dynamics to get early warning of deteriorating grid conditions, diagnose and assess current system situation, and take timely corrective actions. The webinar will review root causes of some major power system blackouts from 1996 to 2012, and how use of synchrophasor technology could have prevented or mitigated the blackouts. Use cases of Western and Eastern Interconnections will be presented to illustrate specific operations under various system conditions using real-time measurements of phase angles, damping and growing oscillation, and sensitivities.
    07.16.2013 System Events: Deciphering the Heartbeat of the Power Grid series

    About EPG

    Electric Power Group, LLC (EPG) has been pioneering the development and deployment of synchro-phasor technologies since 2000. Our principals have extensive experience in running and managing utility grids, investigating root causes of major blackouts (WECC 1996, EI 2003), and leveraging this deep domain knowledge to develop industry leading synchrophasor technology applications for wide area real time monitoring, visualization and situational awareness.

    The EPG team has extensive hands-on experience with synchrophasor standards, networks, system architecture, deployments and performance analysis through work at EPG for leading ISO's and utilities including PJM, NYISO, ERCOT, CAISO, MISO, BPA, TVA, SCE, AEP, LADWP, SRP, Duke, Dominion, NYPA and other companies.