EMS Power Technology Lead Engineer, CA ISO
Ankit has a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University, US and a BE degree in Electrical Engineering from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, India. He has over 12 years of ISO industry experience in Energy Markets, Energy Management System, Network Modeling and Network Applications. He has worked at PJM Interconnection and is currently working at California ISO as Power Systems Technology Engineer – Lead.
T & D Services Manager - System Modeling at Oncor Electric Delivery
David Bogen started his career in the utility industry in 1981 with Texas Power and Light after graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in Electrical engineering. David’s icurrent position is Manager Transmission and Distribution Services – System Modeling. David is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
During his thirty-six plus years of working of working in the electric utility industry, David has spent most of his time doing some type of transmission network modeling. Starting with Transmission Planning and then moving into modeling for dynamic studies. When Oncor’s Electric Delivery decided it was time to upgrade it real-time operations systems to include advance network applications, such as State Estimation, Real-Time Contingency Analysis, and Operational Training Simulator, David was selected to develop the Transmission Network Model. Since the deployment of these advance applications into the Control Room David has also been responsible for supporting these applications in the real-time including the development and updating of the transmission network model required by these applications.
David started studying the EPRI CIM in the early 2000s when he started to support multiple systems that required the same network model but had different data entry requirements.
In 2005 David joined the CIM User group and got involved in the annual CPSM interoperation testing and has participated in nearly all Interoperability Testing (IOP) events since then including the first European CIM IOP sponsored by UCTE. David has also participated in the EPRI projects to extend the CIM standards to include planning and dynamic modeling.
David was Oncor’s Electric Delivery lead person in working with ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) on redesigning the electric market for the current implementation to nodal Location Marginal Pricing methodology. One of the major activities that David was instrumental was the designing and development of the new ERCOT transmission network model which was the first large scale implementation based on the IEC standards for Common Information Modeling that includes both reliability and market modeling data modeling requirements merged into a single master database. David acted as a liaison between ERCOT, the Texas Stake Holders, the CIM Standards Committees and User groups during this development activity. The implementation of this new data management supported many changes to the CIM standards.
David is also supporting the CIM Harmonization activities with IEC 61850 by providing a utility view.
Network Model Management Program Manager, AEP
Eric Hatter of American Electric Power Service Corporation leads a group of developers in supporting real-time EMS and System Operator decision support tools and Operational Technology. He has over 29 years of utility experience in the areas of EMS/SCADA, and Transmission Operations. He actively represents AEP as an advisor on the EPRI P161 “Information, Communication and Cyber Security” (ICCS) program. In 2015, he received the inaugural EPRI “Interoperability Leadership Award” for his collaborative work with EPRI to promote a standards based approach to network model management utilizing the Common Information Model (CIM), and is the UCA CIM User Group Utility Co-Chair. Eric is also the Program Manager for the AEP Network Model Management Improvement program, which is charged with designing, and implementing a CIM based approach for coordinating operations, planning and protection models. He received a B. S. EET degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
Senior Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Eric is a data modeler and supports operational and scientific data management systems including many traditional and leading-edge platforms. He is a standards advocate, works on vocabulary development in the World wide web consortium and recently joined the CIMug in 2017.
Principal Engineer for Network Model Architecture and Integration , ERCOT
John Moseley is the Principal Engineer for Network Model Architecture and Integration at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). He is responsible for ERCOT CIM model, network model data interfaces, and integration of company business processes as associated to the gathering, validation, testing, and use of data as related to the Network Model. He has been with ERCOT for the past 14 years.
John Moseley served as the Business and Technical lead for the development of ERCOT’s Network Model Management System (NMMS) as part of the ERCOT nodal market redesign becoming operational in 2009. He recently completed an upgrade to the NMMS that included a full change of the technological stack and a redesign of the business process.
John Moseley holds a B.S. in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University at College Station and a M.S and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of IEC TC57 Working Group 13 and a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Integration Director, SISCO
Ms. Goodrich has over 25 years experience with emphasis in consulting, project management and all support and production areas within the Software Industry.
Ms. Goodrich has been involved with various standards organizations during the past 15 years. She has worked with NERC, IEEE and the IEC to establish electric industry standards. Currently, she is active in the IEC WG14, WG16 and WG19 teams and she is Vice-Chair of the newly organized IEEE-PES CIM TF.
Ms. Goodrich has acted in a consulting capacity to provide expertise, project management and strategic consulting to several clients including EPRI, Cleco, COES-SINAC, ERCOT, KCPL and several power utilities. These activities include working with development and management personnel to ensure the projects meet the standards and are delivered on time and within budget.
Ms. Goodrich continues to provide her services as Test Director for industry IOP testing and coordination of the test findings with industry and standards organizations. She has written and published reports and papers on behalf of her clients surrounding various topics regarding the standards, training, testing and integration platforms.
Currently Ms. Goodrich is the Integration Director for SISCO, Inc. and is responsible for delivery and integration of all projects within SISCO.
Ms. Goodrich received her Bachelor’s degree from the UT Austin. In Feb, 2001, she received a patent for the Operational Database Maintenance System (ODMS).
Technical Executive, EPRI
Randy Rhodes recently joined EPRI’s Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) team where he works with CIOs, enterprise architects and business leaders to transform power delivery. In his prior role as Research Director at Gartner, he covered emerging use cases for drones in utilities and oil and gas along with other topics important to utility engineering and operations. He published over 100 research notes, including several surveys on CIM adoption. Past roles included managing planning technologies at PacifiCorp and acting as utility co-chair for the CIM Users Group. Randy holds a BSEE and MA, and has completed post-graduate studies.
Vice President, AEP Transmission Grid Development
Bob Bradish is vice president — AEP Transmission Grid Development, responsible for AEP Transmission system planning, which includes organizing and managing all activities related to assessing the adequacy of AEP's transmission network to meet the needs of its customers in a reliable, cost effective and environmentally compatible manner; the real-time operation of AEP’s transmission assets in compliance with all applicable safety and reliability standards, contractual and tariff obligations and all federal, state and local regulations and laws; and advanced technical/analytical studies in support of planning, engineering, design and operation of the AEP transmission system, and for managing/coordinating the Transmission Technology/R&D Program.
Prior to his current position, he was managing director — Transmission Planning & Business Development where, in addition to planning, he was responsible for the origination, evaluation, and execution of strategic transmission investment opportunities in support of AEP’s transmission business strategy.
Prior to returning to AEP Transmission, Bradish led the Market Operations group within AEP’s Commercial Operations organization. He was responsible for the development and execution of AEP’s day-to-day commercial strategy within the RTO wholesale markets.
Bradish holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Clarkson University in New York. He also holds a master of business administration degree from The Ohio State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio and is a member of the Engineering Advisory Council of Clarkson University.
Vice President, Strategic Development
Ron is a computer engineer with more than 25 years of industry experience in information systems and automation. Responsible for strategic technology direction for the organization and head of OSI Innovation and Visualization Labs. Co-founded OSI in 1992. Received a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Scott Coe has spent the last two decades working to improve wholesale electricity markets. He has experience working with all market operators in North America as well as many of the market operators around the world. Dr. Coe has also worked with a wide variety of market participants including distribution utilities and retailers working to change their practices to adapt to the rapidly changing emphasis on traditional power-generating resources to renewable generation and decentralized resources embedded in the distribution grid. Key to these efforts has been a focus on international standards, so that improvements to data modeling and communication designs can be made more uniformly, reducing barriers to entry for new participants and resources types. Dr. Coe holds a degree in Engineering Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Ph.D. in Physics from Yale University, and is the founder of GridOptimize – a consulting company focused on improving grid operations through creative problem solving.
General Manager, Siemens PTI
Scott Hulett currently serves as the General Manager of Siemens PTI, and was previously PTI’s Consulting Director. His experience includes the delivery of capital infrastructure projects as an Engineering Director and Project Manager for WorleyParsons. Scott worked on distributed generation in Europe and Japan as the General Manager of Plug Power Holland, located in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. His civilian engineering career started with General Motors, where he worked on fuel cell electric cars. He began his career in the US Army, earned an engineering degree at West Point, and served in the 9th Infantry Division and 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. Scott is a member of the IEEE and licensed Professional Engineer.
Senior Technical Leader, EPRI
Scott Sternfeld is a Senior Technical Leader at EPRI, leading the national Outage Data Initiative and serving as a technical resource for EPRI’s Information, Communication and Cyber Security (ICCS) programs. His hands-on experience with engineering, planning, security, and NERC CIP compliance afford him a unique skillset that often positions him as the “IT/OT translator”. Scott was previously responsible for the Smart Grid Substation and Cyber Security Research Labs. He has served on the Communications and Cyber Security Technical Committees for the DistribuTECH conference, and has a BSME from the University of Illinois and is a member of IEEE and CIGRE.
Vice President & Founder, Xtensible Solutions
Terry Saxton is Vice President and a founder of Xtensible Solutions, a company offering professional consulting services to the international energy/utility industry in the development of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions and strategies based on the Common Information Model (CIM) and related standards. Mr. Saxton is Convener of IEC TC57 WG13 responsible for the CIM and other international standards for energy management system interfaces. He manages projects for EPRI dealing with the CIM, most recently extending the CIM to support planning applications and dynamic model exchange. Mr. Saxton has many years of experience in the analysis, design, development, and implementation of a wide range of system integration solutions for electric utilities and the US Department of Defense. Prior to starting Xtensible Solutions, Mr. Saxton worked for BearingPoint, KEMA Consulting, Siemens Power Systems Control, Honeywell, Information Exchange Systems, and Bell Telephone Laboratories. He received an MSEE from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and BSEE and BS Math with Honors from California State Polytechnic University.
Vice President AEP Customer Services, Marketing and Distribution Services
Tom Kirkpatrick is vice president – Customer Services, Marketing and Distribution Services, for American Electric Power.
His responsibilities include Customer Services and Marketing, which provides for AEP's centralized customer interface, including oversight of AEP’s Customer Solutions Centers, billing, collections, and customer service support as well as responsibility for the distribution and customer operations information technology systems designed to support AEP’s regional utility divisions. He also oversees the economic and business development activities for the company. The group also directs the National Account Managers, the centralized meter labs and the system-wide implementation of projects such as automated meter reading (AMR/AMI).
Distribution Services provides corporate support services to AEP´s seven regional operating companies´ distribution organizations, including asset management and planning, contract management, dispatching operational support, forestry operations, electrical equipment repair, underground facility screening and locating services, underground network system engineering, right-of-way and easement services, engineering best practices, corporate technology development, distribution technical skills training, emergency storm preparedness, distribution budget planning, performance management and research, geographical information systems (GIS) and joint use pole attachment services.
Kirkpatrick began his career with AEP in 1980, where for more than 25 years he held progressively responsible senior-level positions in a broad range of functional areas, including vice president – Distribution Operations, vice president – Distribution Asset Management and most recently as vice president - Distribution Operations for AEP Ohio, responsible for the electric distribution system, including engineering, design, distribution line and safety that serve approximately 1.5 million AEP Ohio customers. Additionally, Kirkpatrick held leadership positions outside of AEP where he was senior vice president – Energy Practice for Davies Consulting, Inc. based in Maryland and vice president, energy for Patrick Energy Services in Illinois.
Kirkpatrick holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Gannon University with a focus on electric power systems. He is a registered Professional Engineer.
Kirkpatrick is active on the EEI Distribution Committee and a member of the AEIC Power Delivery Committee. In addition, he was selected as the chairman of the first EEI National Response Event Executive Committee. He also is a board member of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and the Southeast Electric Exchange, both non-profit organizations.
Chief Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Thomas E. McDermott (FIEEE) is Chief Engineer, Integration Team, Electricity Infrastructure Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, with over 35 years of experience in consulting, software development and research. His technical interests include simulation, transactive energy, and distribution system analysis. Tom has a PE license in Pennsylvania, a B.S. and M.E. in Electric Power from RPI, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
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