Work Group Meetings

NASPI Work Group Virtual Meeting, November 3-5, 2020

Nov 03, 2020 - Nov 05, 2020
Teresa Carlon

The North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI) Work Group virtual meeting will be November 3-5, 2020, featuring technical sessions and presentations that showcase innovative applications of synchrophasor technology. We will also feature opportunities associated with wide-area streaming applications of high-speed advanced sensors time-synchronized measurements, including issues associated with inverter-based generation and the ability to maintain essential reliability services. Our distinguished keynote speakers are:

  • Mark G. Lauby, Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer, North American Electric Reliability Corporation on Tuesday, November 3, 2020
  • Daniel Brooks, Vice President, Power Delivery and Utilization – Integrated Grid, Electric Power Research Institute on Wednesday, November 4, 2020
  • Michael Pesin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity’s Advanced Grid Research & Development, U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday, November 5, 2020

NASPI Work Group registration: The early bird registration fee will be $100 for standard attendees and $50 for students. The regular rate will be $150 and $75 respectively for registrations made after October 16, 2020. The registration site is under construction, when ready the link will be posted here.

Partnership Opportunities (a.k.a. Vendors): We are encouraging the partners to participate in the virtual NASPI Technology Partner Presentations. Each partner will have an opportunity to address the work group audience throughout the meeting based on the level of partnership procured. Partners, this is your opportunity to share your work, technological advancements, innovative ideas, and updates with the larger group which we hope will foster further networking and collaboration. Learn more!

Virtual Poster Session: The virtual poster session will be hosted on the NASPI website. NASPI WG meeting paid attendees are encouraged to submit a 2-minute prerecorded video that will consist of your work in poster form and the individual speaking to the poster content. Videos due to NASPI by October 16, 2020.

NASPI Consent & Release

By agreeing to present at conference hosted or sponsored in whole or in part by the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative, the presenter and authors hereby grants to North American SynchroPhasor Initiative the unlimited, worldwide permission to use, distribute, publish, license, exhibit, record, digitize, broadcast, reproduce and archive, in any format or medium, whether now known or hereafter developed: (a) his/her presentation and comments at the conference; (b) any written materials or multimedia files used in connection with his/her presentation; and (c) any recorded interviews of him/her (collectively, the “Presentation”).  The permission granted includes the transcription and reproduction of the Presentation for inclusion in products sold or distributed by North American SynchroPhasor Initiative and live or recorded broadcast of the Presentation during or after the conference.

In connection with the permission granted in the above section, the presenter hereby grants North American SynchroPhasor Initiative the unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable right to use his/her name, picture, likeness, voice and biographical information as part of the advertisement, distribution and sale of products incorporating the Presentation, and releases North American SynchroPhasor Initiative from any claim based on right of privacy or publicity.

The presenter hereby warrants that the Presentation is original and that he/she is the author of the Presentation.  To the extent the Presentation incorporates text passages, figures, data, photographs or other material from the works of others, the presenter represents and warrants that they have obtained any necessary permissions for the use of that material including securing any and all obtained all third-party permissions and licenses sufficient for the intended use including consent to grant the licenses described above.  The presenter agrees that upon request evidence of such permissions and licenses will be provided to North American SynchroPhasor Initiative and consents to hold harmless any party including but not limited to North American SynchroPhasor Initiative and their respective sponsors and affiliates for damages arising from the breach of this representation.

Nov 2020
Nov 2020
Nov 2020
2-minute poster session
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

NASPI Work Group Virtual Meeting Panel Discussion Webinars; April 16, 2020 (Session 2)

Apr 16, 2020
Teresa Carlon

April 16 - 8:00am PDT / 11:00am EDT (1.5 hrs)
Future Requirements for the Measurement of Frequency and ROCOF

Moderator: Allen Goldstein, NIST
In electrical power systems around the world, accurate and timely measurement of Frequency and ROCOF have been rapidly gaining importance. With increasing requirements for power system automation, and an increasing shift towards inverter-based resources, several organizations have been independently looking into the future performance requirements for frequency and ROCOF. This virtual panel of experts will focus on the future requirements for the accuracy of Frequency and ROCOF on the grid, in both transmission and distribution systems. Additionally, information to help understand the challenges in determining F and ROCOF measurements in a timely manner will also be presented.Panel will consist of:

  • Dr. Guglielmo Frigo of EPFL and Dr. Gert Reitveld, representing the EURAMET study on ROCOF requirements and work being done at EPFL and  METAS, the Swiss National Metrology Institute.
  • Dr. Gustavo Brunello of GE, representing IEC TC8 / TC96 JWG 12: which is drafting an IEC standard for Frequency and ROCOF measurement performance for various use cases in distribution systems.
  • Dr. Filipe Wilches-Bernal of Sandia National Labs, representing the DOE funded project on “Numerical Algorithms for Estimating Frequency to Enable Synthetic Inertia”. The results of which are helpful in understanding the challenges of frequency and ROCOF estimation.

April 16 – 11:30am PDT / 2:30pm EDT (1.5 hrs)
Program updates

Moderator: Jeff Dagle
Overview of the use of synchrophasor technologies, tools, and applications to operate a more resilient and efficient electric grid continue to evolve. Listen to what the leaders have to say about what they are doing to continue the advancement of time-synchronized telemetry. Expected updates from DOE, EPRI, FERC, NERC, EIDSN, and the NASPI technical task team leaders.


NASPI Work Group Virtual Meeting Panel Discussion Webinars; April 15, 2020 (Session 1)

Apr 15, 2020
Teresa Carlon

April 15 - 8:00am PDT / 11:00am EDT (1.5 hrs)
National Infrastructure for Artificial Intelligence on the Grid (NI4AI)

Moderator: Sascha von Meier, UC Berkeley
This webinar will introduce the ARPA-E funded NI4AI effort, built on PingThings’ PredictiveGrid platform. Using case examples involving different types of data analytics from academia and utility practice, Sascha will highlight the role of geographic scope, heterogeneity, and real vs. synthetic data for creating new intelligence about the grid. Participants will have the opportunity to contribute comments and ideas about how this budding infrastructure can best serve their needs.
Panel will consist of: Sean Murphy (PingThings), Mohini Bariya (UC Berkeley), Prof. Luigi Vanfretti (RPI), Dr. Tetiana Bogodorova (RPI), and Dr. Kevin Jones (Dominion).


April 15 - 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT (1.5 hrs)
Use of Synchrophasor Technology in Control Rooms: Opportunities and Challenges

Moderator: Sarma NDR Nuthalapati, Co-Chair, NASPI Control Room Solutions Task Team
There are significant efforts taking place in using Synchrophasor Technology in control room operations. This panel will discuss some of the opportunities and challenges in taking technology to the control room.
Panel will consist of: Aftab Alam (CAISO),
Tariq Rahman and Greg Zweigle (SDG&E), and James Kleitsch (ATC).

NASPI Work Group Meeting & Vendor Show October 29-30, 2019 - Richmond, VA

Oct 29, 2019 - Oct 30, 2019
Teresa Carlon

We are pleased to announce the October NASPI Work Group meeting will be held in Richmond, VA, on October 28 - 30, 2019.  This meeting will feature invited user success stories, NASPI Technology Partner Presentations, vendor show, and poster session. You will hear presentations from companies and individuals who are using synchrophasor technology successfully to solve specific challenges and the lessons they learned along the way. Our distinguished keynote speaker will be an executive from Dominion Energy, Inc.

Technical workshop (October 28)
NASPI will host a complimentary Train-the-Trainer technical workshop on October 28, 2019 from 1:00-5:00PM at The Westin Richmond. Train-the-Trainer is presented by Michael Cassiadoro, Total Reliability Solutions, LLC. This session is intended for grid operator and electric utility trainers that wish to incorporate the eight-hour Use of Time Synchronized Measurements in Real-Time Operations training course into their respective training programs. We will explain how the course was designed, review the course materials to ensure underlying knowledge requirements are met, and provide pointers on how customize the training materials to meet your company’s specific needs. No registration is required to attend the Train-the-Trainer technical workshop.

Poster Session (October 29)
 The poster session will be held the evening of October 29, 2019. Thank you to those of you who submitted a poster abstract.

Oct 2019
Keynote Speaker - Kevin Curtis, Vice President, Electric Transmission, Dominion Energy
09:20 AM - 09:50 AM
Department of Energy (DOE) update - Alireza Ghassemian
09:50 AM - 10:05 AM
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) update - Mahendra Patel
10:05 AM - 10:20 AM
North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Update - Jeff Dagle
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM
EIDSN - A Network of Sharing - Kent Simendinger
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Point on Wave - next generation measurements perspective - Alison Silverstein
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Dominion Energy, Inc. - Kevin Jones
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
SDG&E Wildfire Mitigation Strategy - Falling Conductor Protection: Daniel Dietmeyer
11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Synchrophasor Data Quality Conditioning - Evangelos Farantatos
01:20 PM - 01:40 PM
Transmission Services Corporation using Synchrophasor Technology - Sarma Nuthalapati
01:40 PM - 02:00 PM
Panel: Industry Perspective - Challenges and Use Cases for Deploying New PMUs: Shaun Murphy
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Task Team Breakouts
03:10 PM - 05:00 PM
Oct 2019
Keynote Speaker: David Roop, Director, Electric Transmission Operations & Reliability, Dominion Energy, Inc.
09:05 AM - 09:35 AM
GPS security/spoofing - Tariq Rahman
10:55 AM - 11:15 AM
Transmission Grid Impacts of GPS Spoofing Attacks - Colin Ponce
11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
Success?! A Journey to Full Distribution Situational Awareness - Heng (Kevin) Chen
11:35 AM - 11:55 AM
The DarkNet Project: David Wells (DOE)
11:55 AM - 12:15 PM
NASPInet 2.0 update - Jeff Taft
01:20 PM - 01:40 PM
Panel: Synchronized Measurements from Disparate Sources – Moderator Matthew Rhodes
01:40 PM - 02:40 PM
FOA 1861 - Sandra Jenkins (DOE)
02:40 PM - 03:00 PM
FOA 1492: Substation Secondary Asset Health Monitoring Using Synchrophasors (EPG DOE 850) - Neeraj Nayak
03:00 PM - 03:20 PM
FOA 1492: Real-Time Applications Using Linear State Estimation Technology (EPG DOE 849) - Neeraj Nayak
03:45 PM - 04:05 PM
FOA 1492: Production Grade MV&C Application V2.0–Recent enhancements (GE DOE 858) - Honggang Wang
04:05 PM - 04:25 PM
FOA 1492: Grid Protection Alliance, Inc. DOE 859, Ritchie Carroll
04:25 PM - 04:45 PM