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CIM Users Group Agenda

CIM University Agenda Monday, November, 2015
Time Topic Presenter
0800 Registration and Coffee/Tea  
Combined Session

Participant / Presenter Introductions

Overview of Schedule / Tracks / Logistics
Terry Saxton, Xtensible Solutions

Getting Oriented in the CIM World
This session for all CIM U attendees overviews the CIMug website, tools used in managing and implementing the CIM and strategies for getting started with CIM implementations.

Terry Saxton, Xtensible Solutions

Track 1 – CIM Basics and Enterprise Integration
The morning sessions of this track are intended to provide a basic understanding of the Common Information Model (CIM) standards and their use in electric utility operations and planning. They are recommended for power engineers or IT professionals not familiar with the CIM.

The afternoon sessions of this track cover the use of the CIM for enterprise integration and explore the non-network model (non-61970) portions of the CIM standard.  They are recommended for people with basic understanding of the CIM who are interested in learning detailed information about the use of the CIM for back office integration.

0915- 1030

Introduction to the CIM Standards and Architecture

This session provides an overview of the CIM standards, how they are organized, and how they are used to exchange information between applications/systems. Topics will include:

  • What is “the CIM?”
  • Role of the CIM in the Smart Grid architecture
  • Importance of CIM as a semantic model  
  • Motivation for the coverage of CIM, what can be modeled, how does that save time and money in integration?
  • Three-layer architecture for organizing CIM standards
  • Work flow from semantic model to message/file assembly using CIM
  • CIM UML information model and contents
    • IEC 61970 and 61968 standards
    • Example: Substation model using CIM
    • Demo of UML modelling Tool – Sparx EA
Terry Saxton, Xtensible Solutions
1030 Break  
1100 - 1230

Introduction to the CIM and Related Standards (cont’d)

This session continues the introduction started in the earlier session by exploring information exchange techniques and enterprise semantic modeling. Topics will include:

  • Profiles for defining system interfaces
    • IEC 61970 network model exchange
    • IEC 61968 message payloads for system integration
  • Implementation syntax of instance data. CIM expressed in XML and RDF schema
  • Value of an Enterprise Semantic Model (ESM) and use of CIM as a Basis for it
  • Case studies
Terry Saxton, Xtensible Solutions
1230 Lunch  
1330 - 1515

CIM for Enterprise Integration (IEC 61968 Series)
This session explores the use of the CIM for enterprise integration by reviewing the major parts of the 61968 CIM standard. Topics will include:

  • 61968 Messaging for Distribution – An overview
  • 61968-3 Network Operations (OMS Message Profiles)
  • 61968-4 Asset Management
  • 61968-6 Construction and Maintenance (WMS Message Profiles)
  • 61968-8 Customer Information Systems (CIS Message Profiles)
  • 61968-9 Meter Reading and Control (AMI/MDM Message Profiles)
Margaret Goodrich, SISCO; Nada Reinprecht, IBM
1515 Break  
1545 - 1800

CIM for Enterprise Integration (continued)
This session completes the review of the CIM standards (other than 61970) by taking a detailed look at implementation approaches/tools, modeling for energy markets and harmonization. Topics will include:

  • 61968-100 ESB Messaging Implementation Standard (covers integration scenarios)
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  • Tooling used in some Integration Projects
    • Elements to consider in selecting the toolchain
    • Budgeting for the toolchain
    • One Method to create a Payload (CIMTool demo)
  • 62325 NA Market Standards
    • Element to consider with selecting the toolchain
    • Budgeting for the toolchain
    • One Method to create a Payload (CIMTool demo)
  • 62361-102 CIM-61850 Harmonization
Margaret Goodrich, SISCO

Track 2 – CIM and Network Analysis
This track focuses on the use of the CIM for transmission and distribution network modeling. It introduces the CIM as a tool for supporting network analysis and explores each of the profiles of the 61970 standard. It is intended for people interested in the Common Information Model primarily as a tool for facilitating network model management and exchange.

0915 - 0945

Power System Modeling Basics
Session Introduction
CIM and Network Models

  • Anatomy of power flow data (through the eyes of the CIM)
  • Partitioning into profiles

Pat Brown, EPRI
Jay Britton, Britton Consulting

0945 - 1030

Network Model – EQ Profile (foundation)
This session starts exploring the profiles that comprise the network model portion of the CIM by looking at the EQ (physical model) profile.
EQ - Steady state basics

  • Modeling a substation with CIM objects
  • Connectivity in bus-branch or node-breaker
  • Containment
  • Energy input and output

Alan McMorran, Open Grid Systems
1030 Break  
1100 - 1230

Network Model – DI Profile, EQ Profile (special topics)
This session continues exploring network model profiles, reviewing the DI (schematic layout) profile and a number of the more complex parts of the EQ profile.
DI – Display layouts
EQ – Steady state special topics

  • Transformers
  • HVDC
  • Short circuit
  • Dynamics
  • Unbalanced

Alan McMorran, Open Grid Systems
Chuck DuBose, Siemens PTI

1230 Lunch  
1330 - 1430

Network Model – SSH, TP, SV Profiles
The profiles related to power flow analysis cases are explored in this session, including the SSH (steady state hypothesis), TP (topology) and SV (state variable or solution) profiles.

SSH – Steady state hypothesis

  • Status
  • Controls
  • Limits
  • Energy distribution
  • TP – Topology
    SV – State Variables

    Lars-Ola Osterlund, ABB Ventyx

    1430 - 1515

    Variations - Changes to the Network Model
    This session takes a look at two examples of sets of conditional changes to the network model (projects and outages) and the profiles they affect.
    Projects – Changes to EQ
    Outages – Changes to SSH

    Kendall Demaree – Alstom Grid
    1515 Break  
    1545 - 1645

    Model Parts and Assembly
    This session explores issues related to the segmented nature of network models and approaches that can be taken for managing maintenance and assembly activities.
    Modularization by instances

    • Division into MAS with boundaries
    • Frameworks
    • Recursion

    Model Assemblies

    • Datasets
    • Functions
    • Scripts
    Audit Trails

    Jay Britton, Britton Consulting

    1645 - 1715

    Network Model Management in Action: the ERCOT Story
    Overview of the history and functionality of ERCOT’s CIM-based Network Model Management System (NMMS).

    John Moseley, ERCOT

    1715 - 1800

    Panel on CIM in Practice for Network Model Data Exchanges

    A panel of experts involved in CIM standards, CIM-based product development and utility implementations of network model data exchanges are available for Q&A.

    Jay Britton, Britton Consulting
    Alan McMorran, Open Grid Systems
    Chuck DuBose, Siemens PTI
    Lars-Ola Osterlund, ABB Ventyx
    Kendall Demaree, Alstom
    Kurt Hunter, Siemens
    John Moseley, ERCOT
    Pat Brown, EPRI

    1800 - 1900 CIM University Reception
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    Time Topic Presenter
    0800 Registration and Coffee/Tea  

    Welcome and Introductions:
    What does CIM for Everyone Mean?

    Terry Saxton, Xtensible Solutions; Dean Hengst, Exelon

    Morning Sessions

    Alan McMorran, Open Grid Systems
    1030 Break  
    1200 Lunch  

    Afternoon Sessions

    1430 Break  

    Day 1 Wrap Up

      Sponsored Evening Activity  
    Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
    Time Topic Presenter
    0800 Registration and Coffee/Tea  

    WG13 Model Manager Report

      From this presentation you will learn about:
    • Basics of WG13 canonical CIM and the status of the Standard
    • An overview of the roadmap for the work that is currently in process and the work that is planned for the future

    WG14 Model Manager Report

      From this presentation, you will learn about:
    • Basics of WG14 canonical CIM and how we extend it for various profile needs, and,
    • The outlook on Ed.3 of 61968-11 (CIM extensions for distribution).

    WG16 Model Manager Report

      From this presentation you will learn about:
    • Basics of WG16 canonical CIM and how it is use for both the European and North American Markets
    • The status of the current 62325 set of standards and the roadmap for future releases
    • An overview of the extension work for Demand Response
    • An overview of the extension work for the Environmental package
    • An overview of the extension work for the harmonization of OpenADR with CIM
    1015 Break  

    Morning Session


    1200 Lunch  

    Vendor Presentations: Table Sponsors share how their products incorporate the CIM

    1700 Closing Comments & Drawing for 2 Amazon Gift Cards *Must be Present to Win  
    1730 - 1900 Hospitality & Vendor Demonstrations  
    **Agenda is subject to change

    Further Information

    Questions should be directed to Brittany Cameron, via email at, or +1- 720-369-8580.

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