EDD founder and Chief Technology Officer Robert Broadwater has been conferred the title of Professor Emeritus by Virginia Tech. A member of the university community since 1989, Dr, Broadwater developed a new approach of analysis, known as Graph Trace Analysis, that is now used in the DEW/ISM modeling of electric power systems involving transmission, substations, and electric power distribution, all in the same model. Click here to read the announcement from VA Tech.
National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), an IT cooperative serving utilities and telecommunications organizations worldwide, announced the launch of NISC Operations Analytics (OA), an integrated platform for engineers and system operators of electric systems, which harnesses hourly AMI reads and the granularity of time-series data for better decision-making.
The NISC OA solution is powered by the DEW (Distributed Engineering Workstation) advanced power flow modeling and analysis software engine from Electrical Distribution Design.
For more details, click here to see the NISC Operations Analytics announcement.
The DEW/ISM software from Electrical Distribution Design represents a new paradigm in modeling and analysis for electric utilities. Come listen to Steve Steffel, Manager of Regional Capacity Planning – Distributed Energy Resources, speak on Tuesday, January 23rd at 3 pm in the session: Real World Experiences Streamlining DER Interconnection Studies. Steve’s presentation, entitled “Big Data Analytics at Pepco Holdings: Integrated System Model,” will describe the implementation of DEW/ISM that includes a 1.9M meter Integrated System Model of PHI’s primary and secondary system. The ISM includes over 730 MW’s of DER and an 8760 hourly load model for all 1.9M customers with net-metered accounts separated into native load and DER output. The ISM provides a platform for automating engineering analysis and maintaining model data quality that is critical for managing the modern smart grid.
EDD’s Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Robert Broadwater, will be on hand to answer questions and to meet with interested parties to discuss the DEW/ISM technology.
EDD’s Dr. Jason Bank (Principal Engineer) and James Tarpey (Executive Consultant) will be presenting at the September 28th WPI Energy Symposium. Their talk will be part of the session: “State Policies Driving Engineering Changes.”
EDD provides the DEW/ISM advanced network modeling and analysis software product to electric utility clients. The presentation will center on specific client use cases of DEW/ISM where regulatory policy changes are causing utilities to reinvent how engineers model, analyze, and design distribution systems to integrate increasing levels of Distributed Energy Resources (DER).
DEW/ISM has significant market advantages over traditional engineering software for building and maintaining large detailed Integrated System Models of electric distribution and/or transmission systems. With DEW/ISM engineers can connect and make use of measurements from AMI, SCADA, PV, storage and other smart devices. Automation of engineering analysis with DEW/ISM reduces the cost and time required for DER interconnection requests, and provides for more consistent results.
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At the 2017 IEEE PES General Meeting in Chicago, EDD’s Jason Bank was an invited speaker on the panel Advancing Distribution System Modelling Tools for PV Integration. His presentation, DEW-ISM Implementation at PEPCO: A Model and Data Driven Approach to Automating PV Interconnection Studies, covered results from an ongoing project at PEPCO to automate the analysis of PV interconnection studies. The project at PEPCO starts with the construction of an Integrated System Model of the entire distribution and secondary system. The primary model has 2.4M components and the secondary model has 3.9M components. The model is updated from GIS, hourly meter data and SCADA. A production version of the model is maintained in memory to support a multitude of engineering analysis functions that run in the DEW software at very fast speeds on a small processor. The DEW/ISM solution is integrated to the DER queue manager application to enable automatic analysis of DER interconnection requests.
View the presentation here … IEEE PES GM 2017 Pres jbank