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CURENT Seminar Series: Mr. Theo Laughner, PowerGrid-RX, Inc.

Date:  Friday, March 23, 2018

Time:  12:20 - 1:10pm EST

Location: Room 124 Min H. Kao Building, Knoxville, TN

Title: Managing Power System Data At The Speed Of the Internet

Presenter: Mr. Theo Laughner, PowerGrid-RX, Inc.

Abstract: In 2017, nearly 1 million tinder swipes occurred in 1 minute.  Our world, the power system included, is being immersed with sensors at an all time rate of speed.  However, the utility data systems in place today are built on 30 to 40 year old technology.  Consequently, new paradigms will be needed to practically handle this new influx of data. 

This presentation will discuss data management as the development and execution of architectures, polices, practices, and procedures in order to manage the information lifecycle needs of an enterprise in an effective manner.  Efficacy is measured as an enhanced consumer experience.

Bio: Theo L. Laughner is owner of PowerGrid-RX Inc.  He retired from TVA as the Senior Program Manager of Power Quality at TVA in January 2018.  During his time at TVA, he was responsible for setting the direction of the power quality program at TVA and served as a focal point for resolving power quality issues throughout TVA’s system.  During his tenure in the PQ program at TVA, he focused on integrating data from over 1700 power quality monitors, digital fault recorders, revenue meters, and microprocessor relays into an enterprise database system. 

Theo received a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  He is a professional engineer in the state of Tennessee.  Theo is the Chair of IEEE 1250 (Voltage Quality Working Group) and serves as the UNSC Representative to CIGRE for WG C4.  He lives in Sevierville, TN with his wife, Holly, and their four kids, John, Hannah, Cote and Zane.

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Topic: SLC Industry Seminar - Mr. Theo Laughner, PowerGrid-RX, Inc.

Date: Friday, March 23, 2018 
Time: 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm EST 
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