Agenda

2017 Preliminary Program

Comet 2017 – Seminars

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – T&D Seminar

9:30 am - 12:00 pmSeminar 1: Data: How to Use for Breakers
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmSeminar 2: Distribution: How to Integrate Renewables (Monitoring and Modelling)
3:30 pm - 8:00 pmCOMET Social Event

COMET 2017 – T&D Conference Paper Presentations

Wednesday, january 31, 2018 – Online asset monitoring

7:00 am - 8:00 amBreakfast & Networking
8:00 am - 8:10 amOpening Remarks and Welcome - Prof. Dr. Robert Hebner, Conference Chair,
UT Austin (USA)
8:10 am - 8:45 amKeynote Speaker - Kenneth M. Mercado



A more than 30-year veteran of CenterPoint Energy and predecessorcompanies, Kenny Mercado has financial and operational responsibility of the company’s electric utility.

This consists of a 5,000 square-mile service territory and power delivery to more than 2.3 million homes and businesses in the Houston metropolitan area
9:00 am - 10:15 amPaper Session 1: Return of Investment – The Benefit of Condition Monitoring

Topics: Cognitive Predictive Maintenance - Presented by: Anita Raj,Datarpm
Implementing Transformer Fault Gas Monitoring for Operational and Financial Impact - Presented by: Wesley Suplit, SDMyers
Data Analytics - Presented by: Ken Wislan and Stuart Gillen, Sparkcognitio
11:45 am - 12:00 pmPaper Session 2: New Challenges in the Network of the future

Topics: Challenges Facing Distribution System Protection and the Potential Solutions - Presented by: Ning Kang, Argonee National Labs
Factors Motivating the Need to Strengthen the Interfaces Between Human Beings and the Grid, and Suggestions on Best Practices - Presented by: Fr. Michael E. Legatt, ResilientGrid, Inc.
Online Thermal Monitoring for Parallel Power Transformers - Presented by: Allan Seamus, DR
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmPanel Session 1: Distributed Energy Resources (DER) – The new challenge
2:15 pm - 3:30 pmNew Track - Grid Resilience and Disaster Management
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmCOMET User Group Meeting – Brady Johnson & Kayla Zellers, AEP
8:00 pm - 10:00 pmKeynote 2
Conference Dinner – Alan Ross, VP Reliability, SDMyers

Thursday, February 1, 2018 – New analytic tools for online and offline data collection

7:00 am - 8:00 amBreakfast & Networking
8:10 am - 8:45 amKeynote Speaker - Bernie Cook



Bernie Cook is an Executive Consultant supporting power utilities with implementing new IIOT equipment reliability process and technology solutions to address today’s significant power generation challenges.

He is a retired power utility professional from Duke Energy with over 36 years of experience implementing advanced technologies to support operations and maintenance improvements.
9:00 am - 10:00 amPanel Session 2: Latest Trends in Asset Monitoring
10:30 am - 12:05 pmPaper Session 4: Analytics for Asset Condition Assessment

Topics: Analytics for DGA - Presented by: Randy Cox, GE
Asset Management Analytics for a Sustainable Grid - Presented by: Qasim Aziz and Gautam Sonde, CenterPoint Energy, Houston Texas
Data Analytics and Upcoming Trends - Presented by: Jason Dennison, On Now Digital
12:05 pm - 1:15 pmLunch
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmPanel Session 3: Analytics – What to do with that Data?
2:45 pm - 4:00 pmPaper Session 5: Learning from Failures – Utility Experiences

Topics: Upgrading a 400 Zone Gas Density Monitoring System - Presented by: Tony Picagli, DR
Most Common Transformer Failures and Their Principles - Presented by: Emilio Morales, Qualitrol
On-Line Partial Discharge Monitoring of Medium Voltage Metal Clad Switchgear - Presented by: William Higinbotham, EA Technology LLC
Online Detection of Markers for Cellulose Aging in Power Transformers - Presented by: kai Haemel, Gridinspect

Remarks:

Paper sessions:

  • Each paper 20 minutes (15 minutes presentation/ 5 min Q&A)
  • At the end of the session 15 minutes general Q&A for the topic
  • 15 papers in total

Paper sessions:

  • Panel moderator
  • 3 to 4 panelists (max. 5 minutes’ short self-introduction each)
  • Some questions prepared
  • 9 to 12 panelists in total

Deadlines

  • Early Bird deadline is December 1st, 2017. Be sure not to miss out!
  • Hotel discount rate ends December 15th, 2017. Book now for added benifits.

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