The future reliability and resilience of the electric grid cannot remain stationary and governed by previous research; the advances in telemetry, sensors, and data collection and processing must be driven by needs of the industry.
The purpose of this webinar series is to grow the awareness of current grid-related research for data and sensors and to identify gaps and opportunities for further work that will accelerate technological advances.
Please join us for the Power Sector Transmission & Distribution Data and Information Webinar Series on October 11, 18, 25, and November 1, 2023, sponsored by the Department of Energy, Office of Electricity.
Researchers from academia, government, and industry will be presenting their work on the four topics below.
Webinar Topic 1 (October 11, 2023): Transmission & Distribution Information Sharing
Webinar Topic 2 (October 18, 2023): Cross-sector and Open Data Sharing and Risks
Webinar Topic 3 (October 25, 2023): Sensor Systems/Platforms
Webinar Topic 4 (November 1, 2023): Sensor Data and Device Research
During these two-hour webinars, attendees will learn about the following transmission and distribution data and information research efforts to explore:
Webinars are free and open to all interested parties. Webinar registration is required.
If you have questions about the webinar series, please email the Energy Data Workshop Team.
Date: Wednesday, October 11
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (PDT)/1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
Host: Supriya Chinthavali (Group Leader, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
The Topic 1 webinar will feature presentations on what transmission and distribution information is currently shared between utility networks and potential future standardized data exchanges needed for the reliable operation of the grid. Additionally, the current standards landscape for the utility industry and specific DER related data, distribution forecast data, and load shedding will also be discussed. Specifically, you'll hear from subject matter experts in the following areas:
Date: Wednesday, October 18
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. to 3 :00 p.m. (EDT)
Hosts: Eric Andersen (Cyber Physical Testbeds, PNNL) and Jim Follum (Measurement and Controls, PNNL)
The Topic 2 webinar will feature presentations on sharing information beyond utility networks to include trusted third parties and the public. You'll hear from experts in the following research areas:
Date: Wednesday, October 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PDT)/1:00 p.m. to 3 :00 p.m. (EDT)
Hosts: Russell Bent and Andrey Lokhov
The Topic 3 webinar will feature presentations on types of data collection and processing platforms to inform power system operations and how national laboratory projects analyze and visualize data from a systems perspective. Centralized versus decentralized data will be discussed as well as how obtained from various sources (existing and new) and its visibility can be improved. You will hear from subject matter experts about the following topics and resources in:
Date: Wednesday, November 1
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PDT)/ 1:00 p.m. to 3 :00 p.m. (EDT)
Host: Jim Ogle (Systems Engineer, PNNL)
The Topic 4 webinar will feature presentations on measurement and data quality, advanced sensor devices, and grid data requirements and analysis for the evolving power grid. We are featuring experts in the following areas: