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.
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 --
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 --
Power System Engineering, Inc.
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 Charles Plummer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-268-3533.
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.
Power Engineering for Non-Engineers --
This presentation introduces non-engineers to some of the technical topics associated with electric utility systems.
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.