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Monday, December 8
 

8:30am PST

Opening Session: Keynote Bill Nicholson, SVP Customer Service, Portland General Electric
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Bill Nicholson

SVP, Customer Service, Portland General Electric
As senior vice president, Bill Nicholson currently oversees Customer Service Operations, Customer Strategy and Business Development, and Transmission & Distribution Operations & Services. Nicholson previously served as vice president of Distribution Operations and two years as vice... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Columbia/McKenzie

10:00am PST

10:00am PST

Transmission & Distribution (TnD) DEWG
Chair: Jerry Fitzpatrick, NIST - TnD strives to create unprecedented robustness and resilience to grid instabilities and disturbances for improved reliability and improve power quality to meet customer needs and enable ready access for distributed generators to the grid.  The discussions will cover the need for an SGIP “Catalog of Interoperability” that lists organizations, certifications, and trademarks that will give an assurance of interoperability; a Smart Grid sensors PAP proposal; the development of messages for the Transmission Bus Load Model which is being developed by Nokhum Markushevich and defines information sharing between transmission energy management systems and all of the aggregated loads and resources in connected distribution systems; and adding applications and equipment to the list of standards relevant to TnD in the SGIP Catalog of Standards for improved search capability.

Monday December 8, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am PST
Rogue

10:00am PST

Cybersecurity (SGCC)
Chair Vicky Pillitteri, NIST

The SGCC Working Meeting will include a status update from the active subgroups, discussion of the SGCC Project Plan for 2015, and discuss in further detail the Cybersecurity Standards Mapping activity. The Cybersecurity Standards Mapping activity will leverage the IEC website that is starting to map different types of standards to domains (see http://smartgridstandardsmap.com/). However, the cybersecurity mappings often just include the basic cybersecurity standards everywhere and not separating security standards by layer or purpose.  The SGCC proposes to develop a document that categorizes the cybersecurity standards by SGIP domain and by “layer” (e.g. business security policies, functional security procedures, information security, communications network security, cyber-physical security). This could be published by the SGIP and/or provided to the IEC.  

Monday December 8, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am PST
Deschutes

11:30am PST

Lunch on Own
Monday December 8, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Foyer

12:30pm PST

PMO Meeting
Requesting attendance by DEWG and Committee leads to discuss NIST Framework standards review prioritization and population of existing Catalog of Standards attributes (applications and equipment).

Monday December 8, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Salmon

12:30pm PST

Business & Policy (BnP) DEWG / PAP-20: Green Button ESPI Evolution

Chair: David Wollman. 

The BnP DEWG assists both business decision-makers and regulatory policy-makers to develop informed policies advancing Smart Grid interoperability objectives. This in-person meeting will include updates regarding recent BnP activities, notable regulatory proceedings and other policy developments. These updates will include summaries of recent activities related to Transactive Energy and notable regulatory initiatives in at state commissions including New York, California, Texas and other states. Updates will also include highlights from the recent NARUC Annual Meetings and special guests from the local energy community. 

Monday December 8, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Rogue

12:30pm PST

Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) DEWG and PAP-22: EV submetering
Chair Sunil Chhaya, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) - V2G DEWG clarifies PEV business objectives and prioritizes corresponding PEV-grid interactions. It identifies the service interfaces and standards needed (syntax and semantics of information transfer, service interface protocols, cross-cutting issues, business and policy level). Currently it sponsors PAP 22, EV Fueling Submetering Requirements. This meeting will discuss advanced use case scenarios.

Monday December 8, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Deschutes

12:30pm PST

Distributed Renewals Generation & Storage (DRGS) Subgroup D - DER Interconnect & Subgroup F - Test Standards
Chair: Al Hefner, NIST

The role of SGIP DRGS and PAP 7 in coordinating development of interoperable standards for DER Interconnection and Testing will be reviewed. The use of DER interconnection standards and need for advancement due to rapidly increasing DER penetration and inverter functionality will be presented, and an update will be given on ongoing and completed DER interconnection standards projects. The Use Case development needed to define operation and information exchange related to these new standards will also be introduced. The accelerating development of interconnection standards also requires corresponding development of specifications for conformance tests, implementation, and interoperability. The landscape of current practices for DER test and implementation will be reviewed, and an update will be given on ongoing test and implementation standards and codes development projects.  The session will conclude with an open discussion of how the interrelation of interconnection, testing and implementation standards and codes may change in response to the transition to high penetration of DER and increase use of power-electronic (e.g., smart inverter) interconnection equipment.

 

Monday December 8, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Williamette

2:30pm PST

Distributed Renewals, Generation, and Storage (DRGS) General and DRGS Subgroup A - Roadmap
Chair Al Hefner, NIST
The role of SGIP DRGS in coordinating interoperable Generation and Storage standards across Transmission, Distribution, Microgrid, and Customer domains will be described. The framework of standards for generation and storage will be reviewed, and DRGS activities for coordinating interoperable standards for generators and storage will be described, including interoperability of information, interconnection and test standards, as well as coordination with other aspects such as regulatory considerations and weather information models.  The role of the DRGS roadmap subgroup in coordinating a long term sustainable standards development vision and process and in coordinating with standards development for a wide range of devices and systems will be reviewed. Plans and recent activities of the roadmap subgroup such as coordination with the IEC standards roadmap effort will be described. The session will conclude with an open discussion of how DRGS and SGIP in general can contribute to and benefit from this road mapping process.   

Monday December 8, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Williamette

2:30pm PST

Home to Grid (H2G) DEWG

Chair: Ken Wacks, Home, Building & Utility Systems

The H2G DEWG will work on developing the following white papers:"Home Nanogrids Meet Smart Grids," "Smart Grid System Stability with Broadcast Communications," "Smart Grid System Security for Broadcast Communications," and "Economic Value of the Integration of Consumption Preferences in Electric System Planning."  The group will extend the recently completed white paper, "Barriers to Responsive Appliances at Scale," to adapting home appliances for load following and frequency regulation for short-term demand response to accommodate distributed energy resources.

 

The group will update the status of H2G DEWG candidates for the SGIP Catalog of Standards candidates and will review enhancements to the series of ANSI/CEA-2045 standards, "Modular Communications Interface for Energy Management."  A liaison report on the SGIP Electromagnetic Interoperability Issues Working Group (EMIIWG) and any additional help requested from the H2G DEWG.  H2G will consider a proposal for data aggregation methodology and the impact on data privacy.


Monday December 8, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Rogue

2:30pm PST

Smart Grid Architecture Committee (SGAC)
Chair: Ron Cunningham. SGAC is responsible for reviewing Smart Grid interoperability standards for architecture best practices; creating and working with other regional and international architecture bodies on an aligned architectural methodology, and associated artifacts; and identifying architectural requirements and making recommendations on emerging Smart Grid requirements such as transactive energy, microgrids, demand response and distributed energy resources.

Monday December 8, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Salmon

2:30pm PST

Smart Grid Testing & Certification Committee (SGTCC)

Chair: Erich Gunther. The SGTCC focuses on testing and certification programs and processes that intend to accelerate the availability of interoperable systems and devices for the Smart Grid. It has developed processes, as embodied in its Interoperability Process Reference Manual (IPRM), that provide approaches and best practices for industry test programs that focus on interoperability, and promotes widespread adoption of such programs.

The meeting will cover:

1) Process for codifying the IPRM Version 3 as a standard

2) Status update on PAP23 activities

3) Update and discussion of the Catalog of Test Programs (CoTP)

4) Discussion regarding restart of the Catalog of Standards (CoS) review working group

5) Discussion to support development of a prioritized SGTCC work plan for 2015

Monday December 8, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Deschutes

4:00pm PST

Technical Committee

Chair: John Caskey, Vice Chair: Steve Widergren - TC is responsible for providing the strategic direction for the SGIP technical activities. In addition, the TC manages the creation, maintenance and execution of the entire PAP (Priority Action Plan) process, inclusion of documents in the COS (Catalog of Standards), the Program Management Office (PMO) functions and the operation of the Standing Member Committees and the Domain Expert Working Groups (DEWGs). The meeting will begin with the administrative portion of the TC meeting and then follow with a discussion of SGIP technical strategy, gaps and issues discussed by the SGIP Board. This session is open to all members.


Monday December 8, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Rogue

4:00pm PST

PAP-21: Weather Information

Chair: Martin Burns, NIST.  We have made substantial progress on two key use cases – “Approaching Storm to Microgrid” and “A storm is coming through a city”. We will discuss these two Use Cases in Portland. Each Use Case demands the integration and analysis of weather/environmental/climate data from multiple sources and across domains. In addition we will begin to discuss a mapping spreadsheet that compares the key weather standards based on the data groupings of Analogs, CodedValues, Phenomena, Metadata, Alerts, and Geometry. The Use Cases along with the mapping spreadsheet, when complete, will provide the basis of the requirements output of the PAP.


Monday December 8, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Deschutes

4:00pm PST

PAP-25: Harmonized Financial Data

Learn how SGIP and XBRL US are harmonizing data to promote interoperability with construction and financial service industries for their development of improved systems, products and services specifically tailored to the energy industry and for building the nation’s Smart Grid with interoperability.

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which created of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, was intended to promote the creation of new energy sources by exploring ways to promote interoperability and best practices for transitioning the nation’s energy infrastructure into an open buyers and sellers marketplace.  A Smart Grid where entrepreneurial stakeholders of any size could develop new energy generation facilities and related products and services with the confidence established by SGIP standards.

When the Green Button data standard was first introduced by SGIP only a handful of applications existed that could utilize the “Data Set” to provide users with information that could improve their energy usage.  Now there are almost 70, each enabled by the SGIP standardized Green Button Data Set. 

Originally referred to as the “Next Green Button Data Set” PAP25 was inspired by the number and variety of innovative applications made possible by SGIP formally establishing the “Green Button Data Set” for energy usage data. 

PAP25 seeks to replicate that SGIP success in promoting interoperability, innovation and competition by establishing SGIP Data Sets for building energy related facilities, utilizing XBRL.

Attendees will learn:

What is XBRL, and what is a Taxonomy.

How can publicly traded utilities that have already been mandated to implement the XBRL data standard for reporting to the SEC use that IT investment beyond just corporate financial reporting.

How SGIP/XBRL Data Sets are being established by the XBRL-CET working group, and what the potential is for energy related activities.

Examples will be an energy related construction company “Work on Hand” Data Set and CALISO Queue Report Data Set in XBRL that are interoperable with project developers, utilities, regulatory agencies, lenders, insurance and surety companies.

How the Data Sets can potentially harmonize with other standards like AcordXML for insurance, agcXML for construction and IEP XML for solar.

How SGIP/XBRL and PAP25 can help secure compliance with the DATA Act for those entities that receive federal funding.

How SGIP/XBRL and PAP25 are engaging in a national discussion for a Smart Grid where entrepreneurial stakeholders of any size could develop new energy generation facilities and related products and services with the confidence established by SGIP standards.

Presenters:

K. Dixon Wright, Senior Vice President, Surety Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.

Jonathan Previtali, Vice President, Environmental Finance, Wells Fargo Bank N A

Christopher G. Irwin, DOE Lead – Federal Green Button Team Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, US Department of Energy

David Wollman, Deputy Director, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical System Program Office National Institute of Standards and Technology

John Nunneley, SGIP Board Member

Duane Gabor, Alliances and Business Development, Intuit

 Fuad Rahman, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Apurba Technologies

 Steve Burnett, Lead Partner in XBRL Initiative for Construction, GALLINA LLP

 Gregory W. Davenport, ‎Sr. Vice President, Operations and Strategy, Liberty Mutual

 Mark Atkins, Surety, ACE Professional Risk


Monday December 8, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Salmon

4:00pm PST

SGAC Architecture Development Working Party (AWP)

Chair: Ron Cunningham. The SGAC via AWP is currently working on vetting and identifying voids in a set of architectural entities (e.g. actors, services) to help form a common set of vocabulary for use in future business use case, conceptual/logical architecture, and standards development. This effort includes categorizing these entities as to architectural hierarchy levels (conceptual, logical, physical) along with mapping them to the smart grid domains and SGAM zones.  AWP also continues to work with other industry and international groups in clarifying and extending architectural frameworks and associated models. This meeting will refine the set of actors/roles to ensure consistency and completeness with US and international standards.


Monday December 8, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Williamette

6:00pm PST

 
Tuesday, December 9
 

8:00am PST

8:00am PST

Building to Grid/Industry to Grid Joint Work Group (B2G/I2G) DEWGs and PAP-17: Facility Smart Grid Information Standard

Chair: David Holmberg, Vice-chair: Dave Hardin. B2G DEWG examines issues which enable commercial buildings to participate in energy markets and perform effective energy conservation and management.  I2G DEWG addresses interaction between the grid and industrial facilities, including power generation.  This joint meeting will include an update on U.S. and international standardization for SGIP standards (FSGIM, Energy Interoperation, OpenADR and SEP), review of the update SGIP Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Roadmap, discussion of a TE Roadmap, and discussion of Energy/Water/Environment issues within the C&I industry. 


Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am PST
Deschutes

8:00am PST

Requirements meeting for Proposed Smart Sensor PAP
Smart sensors are expected to become ubiquitous as the Smart Grid builds out in order to enable the resiliency, reliability, and capacity necessary to manage the unprecedented number of variable renewable energy sources and millions of intelligent devices and systems. This session will focus on a Priority Action Plan proposal to address present and future needs for Smart Grid sensors, and to look at the requirements for them. 

Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am PST
Salmon

8:00am PST

Smart Grid Implementation Methods Committee (SGIMC) with Duke Energy Speaking

“Standardization of a Utility Field Message Bus”

Stuart Laval, Manager, Technology Development, Duke Energy

Duke Energy has developed a “Distributed Intelligence Platform (DIP)”. It is equivalent to an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for the utility. The core of this reference architecture is an open API field message bus, which communicates with operations technology devices and systems in the distribution system, including legacy systems. The architecture enables peer-to-peer device communications at the “edges” of the distribution system, thus providing lower latency functionality. As part of its “Coalition of the Willing” program, Duke Energy has successfully tested the architecture’s functionality for the following smart grid use cases: solar smoothing, community energy storage, and voltage management. This case study presentation describes the DIP architecture, provides some use case results, and offers some interoperability “lessons learned” from the program to date.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am PST
Rogue

9:00am PST

Executive Committee (EC)
Tuesday December 9, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Williamette

10:30am PST

ElectroMagnetic Interoperability Issues Working Group (EMIIWG)
Chair: Galen Koepke, Vice Chair: Donald Heirman - EMIIWG reviews potential electromagnetic issues and the existing state of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of the power grid and associated systems, including current and proposed Smart Grid enhancements. Two current projects: drafting an EMC testing applications guide and developing a work plan for 2015 will be the primary focus of this meeting.

Tuesday December 9, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm PST
Salmon

10:30am PST

Transactive Energy Coordination Group (TECG)
Chair: Steve Widergren, Transactive Energy Coordinating Group (TECG) – Subgroup of the Technical Committee

Transactive Energy offers a collaborative approach to integrating distributed energy resources (including load) with power systems operations by using economic-based transaction concepts. The TECG coordinates and guides the transactive energy activities within the SGIP.  The group will continue discussions on the following items:
  • Report of TE activities from SGIP committees and working groups
  • Compendium of TE applications and pilots
  • B2G/I2G Interoperable Transactive Retail Tariff whitepaper review
  • B2G/I2G/H2G Introduction to Transactive Energy whitepaper review
2015 TECG plans 

Tuesday December 9, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm PST
Deschutes

10:30am PST

Distributed Renewals Generation & Storage (DRGS) Subgroup C - Microgrids and Hierarchical Distributed Control / PAP-24: Microgrids

Chair: James Reilly. This group addresses the full range of issues that define microgrids within the power delivery system. This meeting will discuss these issues in the context of the DRGS and the new Microgrid PAP-24. The agenda will focus on the interaction of the microgrid with the distribution utility, information exchange and standards.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm PST
Rogue

10:30am PST

PAP-23: IEC 61850 Test Profile

Chair: Erich Gunther. PAP-23: IEC 61850 testing profiles will hold a working meeting to continue the technical work of the group that is underway. A brief introduction will be provided at the start of the session for new attendees to help encourage their engagement and participation moving forward. The main focus of the meeting will be in the review and update of the preliminary Basic Application Profile (BAP) template that has been created along with the high level requirements for distribution feeder measurement.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm PST
Williamette

12:30pm PST

Closing Session & Annual Members Meeting
Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Columbia/McKenzie

2:00pm PST

Executive Committee (EC)
Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Salmon