Below is a list of our recent presentations.
2012 PSE Webinar Series: Substation Modernization --
This presentation provides an overview of many of the practical considerations for utilities trying to determine what automation upgrades are most beneficial for their substations. For more information, please contact Jim Weikert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-268-3556.
2012 PSE Webinar Series: Utility Cyber Security: 4 Key Areas You Need to Address --
This presentation provides an overview of four key system areas that need to be protected from a cybersecurity perspective for utilities. Each area will be described with respect to different security characteristics such as Confidentiality, Availability, and Integrity (CIA) security requirements.
Communications Infrastructure for the Smart Grid --
This presentation provides an executive summary of an approach a utility can take for creating an architecture for a multi-application communications network for the smart grid. Communications architecture for applications such as SCADA, AMI, Distribution Automation, and other smart grid applications.
DG Resources Connected to Distribution Systems --
This presentation summarizes important aspects associated with distributed generation interconnections with utility systems such as interconnection policies, IEEE Std. 1547, engineering studies, operations and maintenance considerations and testing and commissioning.
DSM Program Evaluation and its Benefits: Developing Optimal Deployment Strategies --
This presentation provides details on how to evaluate DSM program impacts and how to use those results to optimally deploy programs. This talk was originally given at a Cooperative Research Network conference in 2011.
Electric Cooperative Fixed Cost Recovery --
Rich Macke and Stewart Virta
This presentation examines the importance of aligning rate and cost structures in utility ratemaking, including case studies that illustrate a gradual (or phased-in) customer charge, and one-time customer charge adjustments. For more information, please contact Rich Macke at email@example.com or 763-783-5349.
Evaluating Distribution System Losses Utilizing Data from Deployed AMI and GIS Systems --
This presentation presents a step-by-step approach to evaluating distribution system losses using AMI and GIS data.
FCC Fiber to the Home Funding – Developing a Customer Engagement Program --
This presentation provides an overview of how broadband Internet could fit into a Customer Engagement Program as well as ideas of how a utility can assess the value of the potential FCC broadband funding opportunity. For more information, please contact Rick Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-268-3502.
Loss Evaluation Case Study --
This presentation introduces an alternative distribution loss evaluation procedure using AMI data and statistical regression analysis.
MEA May 2012 Reliability Target Setting --
This presentation discusses how to properly set electric system reliability targets. The advantages of customized benchmarking techniques, rather than industry-wide metrics, are discussed.
Overview of DSM: How DSM Works with New Technology: Recent Successes --
This presentation examines several successful DSM programs which PSE has led for its clients.
Power Engineering for Non-Engineers --
This presentation introduces non-engineers to some of the technical topics associated with electric utility systems.
Price Impacts on Peak Demand: Summary of Pilot Program Results --
This presentation reviews several pilot programs from around the U.S. which examine the impact of price on energy consumption.
Tools & Traps of Pilot Programs --
This presentation was given to the Upper Midwest Forecasters group. It offers a step-by-step guide to running a successful pilot program.
Volt/VAR Control and CVR --
This presentation introduces some of the important aspects associated with Conservation Voltage Reduction, including how CVR is supposed to work, methods to implement CVR, key benefits, and O&M considerations.