The generation of electricity and information has been rapidly changing and will continue to evolve in the coming years. Covid-19 adds to the stress, but even before then, there were challenges of how to become more efficient. The modern gas-fired or renewable plant is lightly staffed and needs access to technical resources. To be efficient we will need to maximize the value of the work that is performed and digitize data in a way that it can used by multiple teams that need the information at their fingertips 24/7 where they are located. More will be done on-line.
On the electrical side of the plant this means more on-line condition monitoring of generators, isophase and non-segmented bus, transformers and ancillary equipment. There will need to be more automated diagnostics with access to experts to support operations. To achieve “digital success” for scalable and efficient use of data, good governance and use of semantic models will be deployed with appropriate analysis tools and ability to quickly visualize the data. Cyber security is and will continue to be important from testing of protective relays to day to day exchange of data and information. To learn more on these topics from industry leading experts join our webinar.
Paul Griffin is the Vice President of Global Professional Services at Doble Engineering Company. He has 41 years of experience in serving the electric power industry with a global team providing diagnostic and expert services which includes: materials and high voltage laboratory services, transformer design engineering, electrical field testing including specialty testing such as PD and EMI testing, big data integration, and management. A key focus has been supporting generation plants of all types with flexible, independent services to help them provide safe, secure and reliable power to all. The team is dedicated to helping plants determine the best technologies and means for efficient performance.
Michael Covarrubias is a Principal Consultant and Director of Strategy and Solutions for Xtensible, a Doble Company. He previously served as Manager of Enterprise Architecture and Strategy at Arizona Public Service for nearly 7 years. With over a decade of Utility background and experience, he has worked with various areas in the sector including Mobility, Operations, Customer Service, Field Service, and Generation across multiple different domains of technology and business areas. As part of Xtensible he current serves as the Vendor Co-Chair for the IEC CIM User Group.
Dr. Gowri Rajappan is the Director of Cybersecurity at Doble Engineering. He is an expert in cyber security and enterprise data technologies. He leads the cyber security activities at Doble, in which capacity he works closely with electric power utilities worldwide to help design and improve their cybersecurity operations. He is a key contributor to several International cybersecurity standards and best practice guidelines, including those developed by IEC, IEEE and CIGRE. Prior to Doble, he worked on cyber security and data technologies in support of the US Department of Defense. Dr. Rajappan has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.
This webinar will explore:
- On-line condition monitoring with automated diagnostics for continuous assessment of critical assets
- 24/7 Remote access to data, visualization tools, diagnostics
- Periodic on-line test methods for asset management
- Beginning the journey to the digital utility – Integration of data from various systems using data lakes with semantic models
- Acquiring and managing data for cyber security for protective relays and beyond