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Industry Day Workshops

In March 2017, NREL held two Industry Day workshops and technology demonstrations on projects under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Integrated Network Testbed for Energy Grid Research and Technology Experimentation (INTEGRATE) effort at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF).

Partners from OMNETRIC Group, Siemens, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Schneider Electric offered presentations and technology demos on partner INTEGRATE projects that were tested and validated at the ESIF. Below are presentations from the workshops.

March 22, 2017: Siemens-OMNETRIC Industry Day

OMNETRIC Group demonstrated a distributed control hierarchy, based on an open field message bus (OpenFMB) framework with Siemens' Microgrid Management System, enabling control decisions to be made at the grid edge.

NREL: Integrated Network Testbed for Energy Grid Research and Technology Experimentation (INTEGRATE) Project Overview
Andrew Hudgins, Project Leader, Energy Systems Integration, NREL
 
OMNETRIC Group: Grid Edge Communications and Control Utilizing an OpenFMB Framework
Steve Wright, Sales, OMNETRIC Group
James Waight, Senior Manager, Grid Operations, OMNETRIC Group
Shailendra Grover, Senior Manager, Smart Grid Integration & Security, OMNETRIC Group

 

James Boston III, Manager, Market Intelligence, CPS Energy
Les Shephard, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UTSA
James Waight on behalf of Stuart Laval, Technology Development Manager, Duke Energy
 
Project Demonstration & Lessons Learned
Shailendra Grover & James Waight, OMNETRIC Group

March 29, 2017: EPRI-Schneider Industry Day

EPRI and Schneider Electric demonstrated the two INTEGRATE projects: Smart and Connected Consumer Devices and Electric Communication and Control Systems. The first project, developed and validated by EPRI, demonstrated a means by which smart, connected consumer devices can act to enable the use of more clean energy technologies on the electric power grid. The joint EPRI-Schneider demonstration featured their flexible, open-source, consensus-standards-based infrastructure for the communication, information, and computation (CIC) layers needed to support system-level control of the distribution grid.

NREL: Integrated Network Testbed for Energy Grid Research and Technology Experimentation (INTEGRATE) Project Overview
Andrew Hudgins, Project Leader, Energy Systems Integration, NREL
 
EPRI: Smart and Connected Consumer Devices
Chuck Thomas, Technical Leader, EPRI
 
EPRI: Communication, Information, and Computation (CIC) Framework
John Simmins, Technical Executive, Information & Communications Technology Program, EPRI
 
Schneider Electric: Dispatch of Traditional and New Grid Ege Devices
Scott Koehler, Vice President Global Strategy, Smart Grid IT, Schneider Electric
 
Fronius USA: Role of Smart & Connected Consumer Devices for Demand Response Support
Clark Cogan, Product Manager, Data, Communications & Services, Solar Energy Division, Fronius USA LLC
Sebastian Hassell, Product Manager, Fronius USA Solar
 
Schneider Electric & NREL: ADMS Testbed Capabilities at NREL
Murali Baggu, Manager, Power Systems Operations and Control Group, NREL
Santosh Veda, Research Engineer, Power Systems Engineering Center, NREL
Scott Koehler, Schneider Electric