20-25 May 2022
DISTRIBUTECH 2022

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Conference
The Benefits of Smart Lateral and Feeder Switches and Deployment Considerations
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query_builder 11:00am - 11:30am
place C146, First Level
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The Benefits of Smart Lateral and Feeder Switches and Deployment Considerations
In 2020, Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) started the next phase of a Grid Enhancement journey, also known as the OGE Plan. This is a five-year asset deployment plan focused on the upgrade and replacement of aging equipment, hardware, and other assets to improve reliability, resilience, and safety while also focusing on affordability and customer experience. It also involves the installation or new technology, equipment, and communications systems. This presentation will discuss the changes to protection schemes Oklahoma Gas and Electric is making because of deploying smart lateral and feeder switches. The session will cover the following: The business case for Smart Lateral and Feeder Switches and the cost and benefits modeled to justify investment. Challenges in shifting OG&E’s long-standing fuse saving philosophy when the Smart Lateral and Feeder Switches were deployed. Lessons learned and concerns encountered during the beginning of the deployment. Results seen to date from the Smart Lateral and Feeder Switch program.
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Initiate
ChargeTrip Pitch
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query_builder 11:05am - 11:20am
place 3755, Exhibit Floor
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ChargeTrip Pitch
Initiate is the hub at DISTRIBUTECH to hear about new technology, innovation, and up and coming talent in the energy sector. There will be 25 amazing startup companies pitching for a chance to win an award from Duke Energy and Clarion Energy Events. Stop by booth #3755 on the POWERGEN side to hear pitches and content centered around energy innovation.
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Community Energy Labs Pitch
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query_builder 11:20am - 11:35am
place 3755, Exhibit Floor
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Community Energy Labs Pitch
Initiate is the hub at DISTRIBUTECH to hear about new technology, innovation, and up and coming talent in the energy sector. There will be 25 amazing startup companies pitching for a chance to win an award from Duke Energy and Clarion Energy Events. Stop by booth #3755 on the POWERGEN side to hear pitches and content centered around energy innovation.
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Upgrading Con Edison’s DGA Monitoring Program to Enhance Reliability in New York City
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query_builder 11:30am - 12:00pm
place C142, First Level
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mic English
Upgrading Con Edison’s DGA Monitoring Program to Enhance Reliability in New York City
In serving the largest city in the United States, Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison) fully understands the need for a secure and reliable electricity supply. Power transformers are a critical component in the electricity network, and Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA) is a primary diagnostic test to identify transformers that may be at risk of failing. In an effort to enhance reliability, Con Edison decided to overhaul its transformer DGA program by deploying online DGA monitors throughout the transformer fleet, retiring a home-grown DGA data system, and adopting an off-the-shelf (OTS) diagnostic solution with advanced analytics. This presentation will walk through the project's decision-making process, introduce a solution that provides a single system-of-record for both the manual lab test data and the online monitoring data, and review initial findings (including identifying and assessing transformers with incipient faults) from the advanced analytics based on a statistical model.
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Bringing the Underground Above Ground: How BG&E Uses Virtual Reality to Train Underground Lineman
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query_builder 11:30am - 12:00pm
place C140, First Level
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Bringing the Underground Above Ground: How BG&E Uses Virtual Reality to Train Underground Lineman
BG&E and Deloitte created innovative virtual reality experiences for the field workers to train on inspection procedures for the Network Protector and 4kV Switches. In the experiences, a trainee can safely learn about the equipment through guided voiceover and instructions, use virtual versions of real-life tools to conduct an inspection, and receive real-time feedback on their performance via an Assessment Mode. Users can even instantly view what damaged components may look like, all while in risk-free environment. This presentation will review BG&E’s work using VR to train underground lineman.
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Incorporating EV Charging Stations into Utilities' Distribution and Integrated Resource Planning
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query_builder 11:30am - 12:00pm
place C149, First Level
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Incorporating EV Charging Stations into Utilities' Distribution and Integrated Resource Planning
The integration of large-scale EVs can dramatically change the load profiles in the power grid, creating challenges to the grid operation such as peak load increase, ramping and uncertainties. Extreme high-power DC fast charging stations can draw 1 MW, which is equivalent to a high-rise building or retail center. One or two trucks charging simultaneously could have comparable electricity demand to a 40- or 50-story building. Further, projections indicate that there will be around 18.7 million EVs on U.S. road by 2030 and 9.6 million charge ports may be needed to support EV charging. Utilities need to proactively take steps to allow broad access to both EV charging stations for fleets on commercial circuits and residential EV growth impacts on residential circuits, to optimize the transmission and distribution systems needed to support the anticipated increased EV load demand. These wide-scale deployment of EV charging stations (EVCS) will bring large impacts on power grid planning and operation. Integrated resource planning (IRP) has been conducted by utilities, such as Duke Energy, to examine foreseeable future resources regarding generation, distribution, transmission and demand response to ensure adequate, reliable, clean and economic power services to customers while considering regulatory, financial and physical factors. This project is investigating the impacts of light, medium and heavy-duty EV charging on the operation and planning of distribution and bulk power grids, developing optimization models for bi-directional EV charging management and optimal wide-area deployment of EVCSs. With this integrated planning tool, system planners will be better equipped to evaluate and rank power network infrastructure upgrades, perform what-if-scenarios for EVCS on the distribution network and examine system-wide impacts on the IRP. In this presentation, specific representative utility circuits will be used to illustrate the approach and tools needed in the evaluation of EVCS both on commercial and residential circuits.
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Smart Breaker Panels: Enabling Full Home Electrification Without Utility Distribution System Upgrades
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query_builder 11:30am - 12:00pm
place C147, First Level
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Smart Breaker Panels: Enabling Full Home Electrification Without Utility Distribution System Upgrades
Shifting major home loads (including transportation, space and water heating, clothes drying, and cooking) from natural gas and other combustion fuels to electricity is a critical step toward achieving utility and governmental decarbonization goals. However, the increased power demand for these newly electrified end uses, if not intelligently managed, will require significant investments in electricity supply infrastructure -- including service line, distribution feeder, and transformer upgrades. Smart electrical panels represent a new product category -- supplementing the traditional passive safety features of the home’s “breaker box” with circuit-level metering and control. The smart electrical panel is in a unique position in the home, in that it is the only “home appliance” that has real-time visibility into whole-home demand, along with the capability to directly control individual circuits. By using smart electrical panels to intelligently control a select number of high-demand electric loads for short durations (on an infrequent basis), almost all homes in the U.S. can be fully electrified, even if their utility service (and the associated utility distribution infrastructure) is designed for a maximum per-home demand of 100A. This presentation will present data from recent field studies and analyses highlighting the ability of smart electrical panels to serve as a “non-wires solution” for utilities, along with delivering additional utility benefits such as demand flexibility, improved resiliency, and enhanced customer engagement.
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Lessons Learned Deploying and Operating Utility-owned Remote Grids for Wildfire Mitigation and Resiliency
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query_builder 11:30am - 12:00pm
place C148, First Level
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Lessons Learned Deploying and Operating Utility-owned Remote Grids for Wildfire Mitigation and Resiliency
PG&E is pursuing remote grids powered by solar PV, lithium-ion batteries, and backup generators to provide 24/7/365 utility-grade electric service to certain customers as a wildfire mitigation tool. The primary purpose of this presentation will be to share some of the lessons that PG&E has learned in deploying its first remote grids. These include lessons related to operational integration, power quality, monitoring, service reliability, and protection coordination. font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;
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Implementation and Results of ADMS FISR and Fault Location at Alabama Power
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query_builder 11:30am - 12:00pm
place C155, First Level
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Implementation and Results of ADMS FISR and Fault Location at Alabama Power
Alabama Power successfully implemented the Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) FISR and FL solutions. To ensure realistic Power Flow simulation of proposed FISR plans, preparation activities included improving feeder models, replacing bad SCADA sensors, and field checking locations with suspect modeling, etc. This presentation will include the following representative summaries: FISR results to date as well as a comparison to existing scheme technology. FISR missed opportunities, including those due to bad batteries, suspect SCADA communications, and modeling. FL results to date with an analysis on accuracy and effectiveness. Lessons learned while deploying these applications and maintaining their integrity. The presentation will include a quick discussion on future plans for Advanced Applications in ADMS.
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Initiate
Nobel Works Pitch
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query_builder 11:35am - 11:50am
place 3755, Exhibit Floor
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Nobel Works Pitch
Initiate is the hub at DISTRIBUTECH to hear about new technology, innovation, and up and coming talent in the energy sector. There will be 25 amazing startup companies pitching for a chance to win an award from Duke Energy and Clarion Energy Events. Stop by booth #3755 on the POWERGEN side to hear pitches and content centered around energy innovation.
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