3rd Workshop on Challenges in Next-Generation Analytics for the Future Power Grid
4th Workshop on Next-Generation Analytics
for the Future Power Grid
September 2-3, 2015
Researchers developing new analytic methods and models for the future power grid are increasingly looking to advanced sensing and computing technologies to enable higher resolution simulations and faster solutions for operation and planning. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) believes that this researchfunded in large part by federal agenciescan be more productive and impactful if efforts are guided and coordinated by an accepted, grid-specific development architecture that includes a data and software structure, open-source libraries and visualization frameworks to translate data into actionable information. This is consistent with a desire on the part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to see more coordination across the community of laboratories, universities, vendors, and utilities to increase the benefit of federal funds invested in research and development.
PNNL and other national laboratories and universities are creating elements of new software to support next-generation power delivery systems. Often, these developments are pursued in isolation and are not well positioned to demonstrate the impact and value which will eventually be delivered. PNNL's Future Power Grid Initiative (http://gridoptics.pnnl.gov) is hosting the 4th Workshop on Next-Generation Analytics for the Future Power Grid, September 2 and 3, at PNNL in Richland, Wash. The workshop is designed to foster community and accelerate deployment of new solutions, and take additional steps toward forming a consortium that will further advance these objectives in the coming years. All who are developing or using, or are interested in development or use of shared-source software for the grid, are invited to participate.
Expected workshop outcomes:
- Continue building the community for power grid analytics including data, computing, and visualization
- Disseminate latest development on data, computing, and visualization for power grid applications
- Engage industry stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of new analytical technologies
Previous workshops have identified the challenges facing grid analytics development (2012 workshop), framed the vision for future solutions (2013 workshop) and developed use cases (2014 workshop), setting the stage for this year’s meeting and outcomes.
Workshop organizing committee:
- Henry Huang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (chair)
- Mihai Anitescu, Argonne National Laboratory
- John Grosh, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Tom King, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Ben Kroposki, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Jean-Paul Watson, Sandia National Laboratories
- Jonathan Woodring, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Researchers (National Labs, Universities, etc.): The workshop will provide opportunities to use open-source software to expedite research progress; to contribute to open-source software for broader recognition of your own research; and to publicize your own open-source software.
- Software Vendors: The workshop will help vendors stay abreast of the trends and available resources of open-source software for power grid operation and planning, and identify opportunities for early adoption of high-performance open-source software functions for future market positioning.
- Consulting Companies: The workshop will facilitate learning and use of open-source software codes for the most cost-effective execution of consulting tasks.
- Utility Companies: The workshop will provide opportunities to identify potential pilot applications for the best benefit of ratepayers, and to influence the development of open-source software packages to best fit the utilities' own software environments.
- U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Grid Modeling Program - Gil Bindewald, DOE-OE
- VOLTTRON™ Transactive Control Node - Linda Rankin, QualityLogic
- Net Interchange Schedule Forecast - Jianzhong Tong, PJM Interconnection
- Parallel Dynamic Simulation - Devin Van Zandt, GE Energy Consulting
- GridPACK™ - Bruce Palmer, PNNL
- Integrated Planning of Transmission and Distribution Systems, Jason Fuller, PNNL
- Collaborative Problem Solving for Enhanced Situation Awareness and Decision Support through Shared Perspectives - Mark Rice, PNNL
- M2ACS - Mihai Anitescu, ANL
- Modularized Visualization - George Chin, PNNL
- Advanced Computational Energy Systems (ACES) Workbench - Wes Jones, NREL
- Scientific Visualization of Big Data - John Patchett, LANL
- Scientific Visualization of Big Data - Gunther Weber, LBNL
- Ensemble Visualization and Statistics - Pat Crossno, SNL
- Cyber Big-Data Analytics - George Chin, PNNL
- Closing the Deal on the Smart Grid - Craig Miller, NRECA
- Adoption of Open-Source Software in Mission-Critical Applications - Kwok W. Cheung, Alstom
- Commercialization of Open Source Software - Bill Hoffman, Kitware
- GPA Success with OSS Tools - Fred Elmendorf, GPA
- Grid Modernization Cross-Cut Initiative - Carl Imhoff, PNNL
- Forming a Consortium for Grid Analytics - Henry Huang
On Tuesday, September 1, the day before the workshop begins, PNNL's Future Power Grid Initiative is sponsoring "Energy Day@PNNL" on the PNNL campus. Workshop participants are welcome and encouraged to attend this one-day event which is focused on FPGI's GridOPTICS™ tool suite and other PNNL grid- and energy-related advances. Also, participants can learn more about collaborating with PNNL and licensing and commercializing PNNL-developed technologies. Presentations, panel discussions, and demonstrations are planned.
Workshop materials will be posted as they become available.
Workshop speakers are still being determined; details will be posted when available.
For additional information please contact:
Zhenyu (Henry) Huang, Workshop Chair
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
firstname.lastname@example.org or GridOPTICS@pnnl.gov