Webinar: Leverage Your AMI System to Improve Distribution Reliability

09 Feb 2021

Webinar: Leverage Your AMI System to Improve Distribution Reliability

Presented by Bridgewater Consulting Group and Itron
March 9, 2021 from 11:00am – 12:30pm ET
 

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This webinar will present a collection of utility use cases which provide innovative ways to improve outage response, reduce faults due to equipment failures, and improve reliability through the identification of voltage and load flow anomalies.



Attendees will learn how the untapped functionality of AMI systems can be used to improve distribution reliability through:

  • An overview of what data can be measured, collected, and communicated, as well as the system’s overall latency
  • Use cases based on piloted advanced analytics associated with distribution system reliability
  • An overview of the T&D IT architecture required to implement the use cases
  • How AMI data can be analyzed and integrated, either with distribution operations or actual operating systems, to include OMS, DSS, ADMS, and DA
  • How the AMI communications backbone can be leveraged as part of the distribution communications system

Webinar Agenda


 

Section I - Introduction

  • Overview of CEATI’s programs
  • Review of previous AMI webinar – How to Optimize your AMI System for T&D Operations
  • Overview of AMI applications addressing distribution system reliability

Section II - What AMI data can be collected and with what communications latency?

  • Voltage and load
  • Accuracy and latency
  • Collection (batch, exception, and bellwethers)

Section III - Use cases associated with distribution reliability

  • Identify and mitigate downed conductors
  • Predict cable failure
  • Predict distribution transformer failure
  • Identify customer power quality and safety issues
  • Identify voltage anomalies that can cause unwanted events
  • Improve load flow calculations to allow the estimation of switching to improve SAIDI and avoid unwanted events
  • Identify overload circuits or apparatus to reduce failures

Section IV – A summary of the IT architecture to implement use cases


Section V – How data can be analyzed and integrated, either with distribution operations or with the actual operating systems, to include OMS, DSS, ADMS, and DA


Section VI – How the AMI communications backbone can be leveraged as part of the distribution communications system

Who should attend?


 

Utility personnel and specialists in:

  • Electric Utility Management
  • Distribution Operations
  • Distribution Engineering
  • Advanced Technologies
  • Grid Modernization