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Announcing the NASPI (North American American Synchrophasor Initiative) Webinar Panelist Discussions

NASPI is holding a series of Webinar Panelist Discussions on April 15 and 16. All students and faculty are welcome to attend.

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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
Description: 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 (CEO, PingThings), Prof. Luigi Vanfretti (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Dr. Kevin Jones (Dominion Energy).

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
Description: 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: CAISO: Aftab Alam, San Diego Gas and Energy (SDG&E): Tariq Rahman and Greg Zweigle, American Transmission Co (ATC): James Kleitsch.

To attend either April 15 session, please register at www.naspi.org/node/821

April 16 - 8:00am PDT / 11:00am EDT (1.5 hrs)
Future Requirements for the Measurement of Frequency and
Moderator: Allen Goldstein, NIST
Description: 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: http://www.rocofmetrology.eu/ 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

April 16 – 11:30am PDT / 2:30pm EDT (1.5 hrs)
Program updates
Moderator: Jeff Dagle, PNNL
Description: 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.

To attend either of the April 16 sessions, please register at https://www.naspi.org/node/823

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