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    Author:McDonald, John
    Sponsored by:IEEE Industrial Applications Society , IEEE Power and Energy Society
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: Mar-2009
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3

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    Abstract
    The purpose of this tutorial is to familiarize participants with all aspects of substation automation for both electric utility and industrial applications. The term Intelligent Electronic Device (IED) is defined. The different levels of substation integration and automation are discussed. The reasons a utility or industrial facility would need substation automation are presented. The components of the integration and automation architecture are discussed with respect to their technical issues. This discussion flushes out the sensitive, controversial issues that need to be addressed by a utility or industrial facility when implementing substation automation. The characteristics and interface issues associated with Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) are addressed, since the integration architecture is only as good as the integration capabilities of the IEDs themselves. Communication protocol fundamentals and considerations are discussed. Relevant industry standards and their impact on substation automation are described. The characteristics of extracting the valuable data from substation Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) and effectively managing this data in the electric utility or industrial facility enterprise is illustrated.

    Keywords: IED , LANs , SCADA , substation

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    Author: Rahman, Saifur
    Sponsored by:IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: Jan-2011
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract
    In this tutorial, we will provide an overview of the Smart Grid. We begin by explaining what is the smart grid and what are the basic concepts behind it. We will discuss its components and develop an understanding of the elements that you need to think about to get a fuller picture of the smart grid. We will also examine how the smart grid can be realized, and will provide some examples of smart grids as they are deployed.

    Keywords: energy demand , network communications , power distribution , power flow , power generation , smart grid , smart metering

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    Author: Gunther, Erich W.
    Sponsored by:IEEE Power and Energy Society
    Tutorial Level: Beginner
    Publication Date: Dec-2010
    Run Time: 35:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract

    This tutorial describes the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Conceptual Model, from the top level view to the various levels and how they interoperate. It also describes the seven domains (bulk generation, transmission, distribution, customer, operations, markets, and service providers) as well as the electrical and communication interfaces that connect the layers and domains.

    Keywords: NIST , smart grid , standards

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    Author: McGranaghan, Mark
    Sponsored by:IEEE Power and Energy Society
    Tutorial Level: Beginner
    Publication Date: Dec-2010
    Run Time: 35:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
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    Abstract

    This module describes the various definitions and focus areas of smart grid and explains their commonalities. It reviews the current state of smart grid applications and how these drive infrastructure requirements; the challenges in deploying smart grid; smart grid research, development, and demonstrations; and how industry is working together to build out the smart grid.

    Keywords: power , smart grid

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    Author: Gunther, Erich W.
    Sponsored by:IEEE Power and Energy Society
    Tutorial Level: Beginner
    Publication Date: Dec-2010
    Run Time: 35:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract

    This tutorial focuses on monitoring equipment in the smart grid and how it is used at various points in the network, such as substations and transformers, to generate data for analysis. The tutorial also highlights how this equipment can be used to educate and improve services for energy consumers.

    Keywords: Smart Devices , smart grid

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    Author: Brown, Kevin
    Sponsored by:IEEE Power and Energy Society
    Tutorial Level: Beginner
    Publication Date: Dec-2010
    Run Time: 35:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract

    This module provides an overview of security principles and approaches for applying them to the smart grid. It also explains the security efforts being spearheaded by NIST, UCA International Users Group Open Smart Grid (UCAIug OpenSG), Advanced Metering Infrastructure Security (AMI-SEC), and Advanced Security Acceleration Project for the Smart Grid (ASAP-SG).

    Keywords: Cyber Security , smart grid

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    Author: Clark, Larry
    Sponsored by:IEEE Power and Energy Society
    Tutorial Level: Beginner
    Publication Date: Dec-2010
    Run Time: 35:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract
    This module provides an overview of distribution automation and how it can be an enabling technology for the smart grid. It describes the components of distribution automation: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA); Multiple Address System (MAS) communications infrastructure; technologies involving distribution lines, switches, reclosers, regulators, switched capacitors; and network protector relays. The benefits of distribution automation are reviewed. Pole-top transformers and Integrated Distribution Management Systems (IDMS) and their relationship to smart grid are explored.

    Keywords: power , smart grid

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    Author: Longcore, Wayne
    Sponsored by:IEEE Power and Energy Society
    Tutorial Level: Beginner
    Publication Date: Dec-2010
    Run Time: 35:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
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    Abstract

    This module describes the issues involved with the integration of smart grid elements into utility operations. It provides an overview of how utilities have typically handled integration as well as the objectives for integrating smart grid into the current system. It explains a holistic approach for the next phase of integration and for handling the explosion of data that will result from smart grid.

    Keywords: power , smart grid , smart grid integration

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    Author: Gunther, Erich
    Sponsored by:IEEE Power and Energy Society
    Tutorial Level: Beginner
    Publication Date: Dec-2010
    Run Time: 35:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract

    This module describes the smart grid standards framework and the challenges associated with it, as well as an overview of smart grid network communications and the data needed in/out of this network. A series of recommendations is provided to deal with: market/regulatory/external forces; utility corporate/control center; utility transmission/wide area networks; utility distribution/field area networks; and consumer premise area networks. The module also reviews the NIST Roadmap LHF standards list.

    Keywords: Standards , power , smart grid

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