9:15  -  10:15

May 8, 2019

Grand Ballroom A

502: An Energy Oriented Grid Visualization and Analytics Center

Session Category :  Emerging Technologies  Foundational Analytics 

The session will provide an overview of Southern Company’s recently established Schatz Grid Visualization and Analytics Center (SGVAC). The SGVAC facilitates the research, development and demonstration of situational awareness technologies for Transmission and Distribution. Areas of focus include synchrophasor technology, next generation control center functionalities, cyber security testing, DERMS platform evaluation, data analytics as well as modeling and simulation including via a Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) with hardware-in-the-loop testing capability.

Key Takeaways:

  • Extracting information from data is not a trivial task
  • The data is talking – we need to take the time to listen
  • A real-world environment that facilitates the development, evaluation and demonstration of new technologies generates a wide array of value streams
  • The combination of real-world data and simulations yields boundless possibilities
  • Cyber security testing is a critical exercise