All Sessions

May 6, 2019

8:00  -  11:30

Harris

UAI Executive Advisory Council Meeting

More information coming soon! *This meeting is open to UAI Executive Advisory Council Members only; breakfast will be served.

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May 6, 2019

8:30  -  11:15

Meet in Promenade

Tour: Duke Innovation Center – Optimist Hall

Duke’s newest Innovation Center, Optimist Hall, is a far cry from a traditional high rise in a bustling downtown metropolis. Optimist Hall is a former pantyhose factory that has been transformed in to a sleek new workspace filled with natural light and no barriers or silos to prevent employee collaboration. This space houses around 400 … Continued

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May 6, 2019

8:30  -  11:15

Meet in Promenade

Tour: NASCAR Hall of Fame Team Building Experience

Just like a NASCAR team, this team build is designed to engage participants in healthy competition by completing a series of challenges. Teams track their success to see who can make it to Victory Lane and take home the checkered flag. During this ice breaker and introduction, individuals learn how each position on a NASCAR … Continued

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May 6, 2019

11:30  -  12:45

Grand Ballroom A/B

UAI Member Lunch & Roundtables

We invite all Utility Analytics Institute members to join  us for lunch and the opportunity to participate in UAI working group topic round table discussions , including grid operations analytics, customer analytics, asset optimization & performance management, analytics architecture & technology, natural gas analytics, and advanced analytics. .  These round table discussions will provide  a … Continued

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May 6, 2019

1:00  -  4:00

PC1: Going Beyond Data: Collaborative Prioritization and Decision Making

Data alone is not enough for decision-making. Combining data analysis with the Voice of the Customer will help you focus on the right projects at the right time while gaining full support of your team and customers. Less talking, more doing. In this fun, interactive workshop, you’ll learn and apply three effective, practical tools for … Continued

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May 6, 2019

1:00  -  4:00

PC2: Introduction to Agile Methods and Frameworks and their Application in Utilities

Please join us for a 3 hour workshop focused on various aspects of “Agility” and its application not only in the existing utility system but the utility system of the future embracing distributed generation, interoperability, and the internet of things.  In this session we will provide an introduction to Agility, Scrum and Kanban and supporting … Continued

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May 6, 2019

1:00  -  4:00

PC3: Data Analytics for Consumer Benefit

Energy providers and consumers experience the conundrum of data wealth and information poverty –this is especially true in the energy sector. Consumers tell us they want more information but what they’re given is often raw data, such as portal data on kilowatts used. Facilitators from SECC and Entergy  will work with attendees to help them … Continued

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May 6, 2019

4:15  -  5:30

Grand Ballroom CD

General Session 1: Revolutionizing Motorsports with Real-Time Analytics and Statistics

Motorsports has historically provided the ultimate proving ground for new technology. From the debut of the rear-view mirror in the 1911 Indianapolis 500 to the development of complex data acquisition software in the 1990s to the use of data-driven machine learning in the 2010s, the automobile racing industry – and specifically NASCAR – has always … Continued

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May 6, 2019

5:30  -  7:00

Promenade

Welcome Reception

Join us Monday evening for a first look at the latest products and services with our vendors as you visit our solution showcase and enjoy food, drinks and networking with your peers.

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May 7, 2019

7:30  -  8:30

Grand Ballroom CD

Breakfast

Breakfast service will be provided in Grand Ballroom CD.  Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available, if you have other special dietary needs please send us an email at registration@utilityanalytics.com.

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May 7, 2019

8:30  -  9:45

General Session 2: Lighthouse: Duke Energy’s Journey to Transform our Business Leveraging Digital Capabilities

The energy utilities industry is experiencing change and disruption at an unprecedented pace. Customers’ expectations are rapidly increasing and many new entrants are entering our space with competitive alternatives to our core products and services. To thrive in this rapidly changing environment, we must act with urgency and transform our operations and the customer experience … Continued

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May 7, 2019

10:00  -  11:00

101: Increasing Analytic Maturity Through Technology Adoption

Over the last two years Consumers Energy has been building out a Data Lake, bringing in data sets from across the enterprise (including smart meter reads and events, customer demographics, billing, rates, and program participation, HR data, work order information, etc.) and empowering data scientists and analysts to access and analyze the data. As the … Continued

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May 7, 2019

10:00  -  11:00

102: Exelon Utilities Analytics Academy – Concept to Reality

Our strategy with the analytics academy pilot was to determine an innovative way to engage our employees in a training platform and program that is different than anything we have done here at Exelon Utilities in the past. We knew that beyond the importance of delivering the outcomes from the formal Business Intelligence and Data … Continued

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May 7, 2019

10:00  -  11:00

103: Identify Asset Remaining Life Using Advance Analytics and Machine Learning

Dubai electricity and water authority’s distribution network has an intensive portfolio of assets, with all the related cost, risk & performance involved in the whole life cycle management process. Nowadays, Distribution Asset Management system is comforting an uphill challenge, with continual increase in an already huge asset portfolio. Challenges, resulted by the ageing infrastructure and … Continued

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May 7, 2019

10:00  -  11:00

May 7, 2019

10:00  -  11:00

105: Enterprise Distribution System Health

Duke Energy’s “Enterprise Distribution System Heath” program is a study in unleashing the synergistic power of merging a geospatial platform with Big Data analytics. This tool is leveraged by Power Quality and Reliability engineers across the company seeking to improve the performance of the electrical distribution system. Duke was searching for a solution to help … Continued

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May 7, 2019

10:00  -  11:00

106: From Fuel to Function

Data has become the key ingredient to almost all software solutions used to analyze and optimize assets and operations in the electric power industry. Assembling extensive, quality data sets is an art and necessary for artificial intelligence. AI is poised to be critical in developing and operating the Integrated Grid and its combination of centralized … Continued

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May 7, 2019

11:15  -  12:00

Session Block 2 – Solution Showcases

Full session descriptions and speaker information is coming soon. You will have the option to attend one of six concurrent breakout sessions during this session block.  Sessions will align with the tracks below: Track Description Analytics Building Blocks It takes a horse and driver to move a cart, and the same goes for analytics. Utilities … Continued

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May 7, 2019

11:15  -  12:00

201: Developing a Data Driven Strategy

Our world is only becoming more interconnected and our tools more intelligent; which means every day, hour and minute, we encounter data from a variety of sources. How is this much data stored, accessed and transformed into understandable insights? With data changing the way we make decisions at such a rapid pace, it’s important to … Continued

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May 7, 2019

11:15  -  12:00

202: Data Driven Trends are Forming on the Horizon

On the horizon, data driven organizations are forming. This trend begins with data but becomes so much more as utilities learn to combine utility data expertise, utility data science, and modern enterprise grade solutions to unlock business impacts across the organization. Come join us to learn and discuss how to pursue the data driven organization … Continued

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May 7, 2019

11:15  -  12:00

203: 1,000 Points of Light: Driving Value From a Single Enterprise Analytics Platform

Utility analytics has evolved in a relatively short period of time from being dominated by point solutions to an industry that is moving towards a single enterprise analytics platform that enables better use of data, increased scalability, and a better alignment with key strategic goals in an industry that is dealing with a radically shifting … Continued

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May 7, 2019

11:15  -  12:00

205: The Impact of Unified Analytics Platforms for Utilities with Neudesic & Databricks

Attend this session and learn how centralized collaboration across data engineering and data science teams is going mainstream- and its impact on utility analytics. As the complexity and scale of data science solutions expand, organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to integrate valuable outputs with productions systems. This is often due to a disconnect between … Continued

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May 7, 2019

12:00  -  1:00

Grand Ballroom CD

Lunch & Networking

Lunch service and seating will be available in the Grand Cypress Ballroom CD.  Vegetarian and Gluten Free options will be available, if you have other special dietary needs, please send us an email at registration@utilityanalytics.com.

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May 7, 2019

1:00  -  1:45

Grand Ballroom CD

Lightning Talks and Prize Giveaway

Lightning Talks are are 8-minute presentations that focus on a single topic, concept or idea. Lightning Talks allow our presenters to articulate a key message in a clear, concise and insightful manner. You’ll have the chance to attend 3 Lightning Talks during this highly engaging and interactive session – and every talk you listen to … Continued

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May 7, 2019

2:00  -  3:00

301: Analytics Guardianship

Whilst data governance is becoming more prevalent and mature within utilities (driven in part by analytics wanting to see all of your data) the concept of analytics governance is still relatively new. In this presentation we plan to lay out some top of mind questions that come up as utilities grapple with build versus buy … Continued

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May 7, 2019

2:00  -  3:00

302: Network Event Analysis Center

The Network Event Analysis Center (NEAC) equips AEP Transmission Operations staff with a tool to automatically detect a subset of the root causes of transmission faults. This will allow AEP to resolve system issues more efficiently, optimize asset renewal strategy, and improve service. The NEAC applies pattern recognition to assign causes based on oscillography data … Continued

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May 7, 2019

2:00  -  3:00

303: Vegetation Prioritization meets 1-km Spatial Analytics of Overhead Electric Lines and Satellite Imaging

CPS Energy spends hundreds of thousands of dollars in directing field crews to trim trees in the areas of potentially biggest impact to the electric grid reliability. This action is both pro-active and re-active as our vegetation management crews could not physically inspect all circuit lines across our service territory at a speed and frequency … Continued

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May 7, 2019

2:00  -  3:00

304: Microgrid Control and Analytics Through Hardware in the Loop Test Using RTDS

Microgrids, as a small-scale power system with the ability of supplying independently in islanded or grid connected mode, offers a variety of benefits both to the end-users and the distribution system itself. As part of Bronzeville Community Microgrid (BCM) project, a microgrid controller is being developed, tested and will be deployed into the field by … Continued

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May 7, 2019

2:00  -  3:00

305: Leveraging AMI and The Self Organizing Map for Pattern & Anomaly Detection

Given the large amount of data that power generation, transmission and distribution generate, the need to combine grid data with other sources of information to proactively identify patterns leading to outages and poor power quality is essential to create more business value. The Self Organizing Map (SOM), an unsupervised machine learning technique, has been successful … Continued

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May 7, 2019

2:00  -  3:00

306: Artificial Intelligence Use Cases at Leading Utility

Hear a leading utility company discuss how they leverage artificial intelligence and analytical capabilities from the C3.ai platform to improve transmission asset reliability, AMI operations, and Energy Efficiency customer engagement. Each C3.ai customer uses a combination of custom-developed analytics and best-of-breed solutions from C3.ai on AWS to realize the value available from artificial intelligence every … Continued

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May 7, 2019

3:15  -  4:30

401: Falling Forward in Establishing Analytics Building Blocks

In this panel discussion, experts will discuss the lessons they have learned while developing analytics strategies, organizational frameworks, processes and resource needs at their utilities. Come and take part in this robust discussion.

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May 7, 2019

3:15  -  4:30

402: Creating Value the Easy Way with Foundational Analytics

Panelists will discuss the process of discovery and creative problem-solving utilizing today’s growing volume of and broader access to data. The panel will examine the use of descriptive analytics to understand past events and how to unlock value and opportunity through data. Attend and be part of this interactive discussion.

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May 7, 2019

3:15  -  4:30

403: Rewriting the Story with Advanced Analytics

Our expert panel will share their perspectives on how the world is transforming with the use of advanced analytics and data science, including a focus on the cutting-edge ways in which utilities are employing predictive analytics, optimization, and machine learning. Come and share your experiences during Q&A or get a glimpse of the future as … Continued

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May 7, 2019

3:15  -  4:30

404: Exploring the Frontier of Emerging Technologies

Our panel of utility experts will share their perspectives on the wave of emerging technologies becoming available to address sustainability and resilience challenges, including solutions in storage, microgrids, and renewables. Join the discussion to learn about the relationship between data and these emerging solutions.

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May 7, 2019

3:15  -  4:30

405: From Zero to Infinity: Duke Energy Showcase

Join our panel of experts from host utility Duke Energy as they showcase their analytics portfolio from across the enterprise and discuss how they are tackling business transformation head on and in the most innovative of ways. Don’t miss the takeaways you could apply at your utility.

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May 7, 2019

4:30  -  5:00

Happy Half Hour

Join us for an extended networking break and drinks before our final General Session and Awards.

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May 7, 2019

5:00  -  6:30

Grand Ballroom CD

General Session 3: Drop the Ball: Epic Failures Lead to Epic Breakthroughs

Devin has learned that failure isn’t a dead end, it’s just a fork in the road (like when he got X’d by Mel B and booted off America’s Got Talent). Learn how taking risks, “dropping the ball,” picking up the ball, and repeating that process makes you a winner…and may the fork be with you. You’ll learn: Step-by-step strategies for accomplishing goals. How to use failure to your advantage.

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May 8, 2019

7:30  -  8:00

Grand Ballroom CD

Breakfast & Networking

Breakfast service and seating will be available in the Grand Cypress Ballroom CD. Hall.  Vegetarian and Gluten Free options will be available, if you have other special dietary needs, please send us an email at registration@utilityanalytics.com.

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May 8, 2019

8:00  -  9:00

Grand Ballroom CD

General Session 4: Using AI to Rebuild a Data Ecosystem – The Red Ventures Journey

The days of artificial intelligence are here. In many organizations, traditional human-powered analytical tasks are being replaced by machine learning systems that can do them faster, more consistently and drive better business outcomes. The power of these systems, however, comes from the type, amount, granularity and quality of data available to them. This talk will cover lessons learned … Continued

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May 8, 2019

9:15  -  10:15

501: IT VS BU: Finding Synergis through Analytics

Shane Kokoruda and Diana Mahoney will talk about efforts from their organizational standpoint and how they converged to form a joint effort to build a COE for Eversource and move Data Analytics forward. We will also include a description of the approach we are taking to build our Analytics Roadmap – from the “why now” … Continued

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May 8, 2019

9:15  -  10:15

502: An Energy Oriented Grid Visualization and Analytics Center

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 … Continued

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May 8, 2019

9:15  -  10:15

503: Artificial Intelligence and the Biggest Demand Response Program in Texas

This session explores using artificial intelligence/machine learning approaches to analyze the amount of demand reduction associated with 4 Coincident Peak events in ERCOT. There are three heuristic methods that have been used for the analysis of the 4CP events: 1. Actual 4CP events are determined by ERCOT after the fact; the first heuristic is a … Continued

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May 8, 2019

9:15  -  10:15

504: Robotic Process Automation and Analytics

Share a utility’s success around Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and closing of work orders. How an automated process to repair turned into a daily RPA that touches over 40,000 orders annually. Key Takeaways: Robotic Process Automation lessons learned Cross functioning of robots within the Business Intelligence platform and Work Management platform Team make up and … Continued

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May 8, 2019

9:15  -  10:15

505: Two Analytical Approaches for Lead Generation: Image Analytics for Pool Pump Promotion & Firmographics for Non-res Lead Generation

The team at Duke Energy will share two recent analytics use cases: The first will share a recent project where they used a machine learning model to identify in-ground swimming pool from aerial imagery to solve a business problem. The second, will share how they leveraged business analytics related to small-medium and large businesses to … Continued

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May 8, 2019

9:15  -  10:15

506: Reinvent Vegetation Management with AI and Hyper-Spectral Analytics at Utility Scale

Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) has always been a critical function for utilities. It is, however, increasingly top of mind with utility company executives looking to mitigate the escalating costs and risks posed by vegetation. Due to economic and logistic challenges, utilities often have limited insight into their actual state of vegetation leading to significant inefficiencies … Continued

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May 8, 2019

10:30  -  11:15

Session Block 6 – Solution Showcases

Full session descriptions and speaker information will be available soon. We will be running 6 concurrent breakout sessions during this event.  Each session will align with one of our Conference Tracks: Track Description Analytics Building Blocks It takes a horse and driver to move a cart, and the same goes for analytics. Utilities will share … Continued

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May 8, 2019

10:30  -  11:15

601: Leveraging Data Analytics for Renewable Energy Contracting & Valuation

Renewable generation is non-dispatchable and highly variable, making renewable assets and power purchase agreements (PPAs) notoriously difficult to manage over the long-term. Both value and risk depend on complex real-time interactions between renewable resource availability (sun, wind) and electricity market prices. In this talk, we present new data- and analytics-driven methodologies for assessing and tracking … Continued

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May 8, 2019

11:30  -  12:30

701: Development of Analytics Roadmap – the Enbridge Gas Story

Analytics capabilities are growing exponentially and so does the demand for analytics within organizations. In such environments the most prudent thing to do is to develop analytics specific vision for the organization focusing on how analytics can be leveraged to change the way we do business and achieve great levels of efficiency and business growth. … Continued

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May 8, 2019

11:30  -  12:30

702: Unlocking the Consumer Benefits of Data Analytics

From smart meters, Customer Information Systems and other sources, energy data is now more widely available than ever before. This trove of data is already delivering benefits to consumers, including more accurate billing and more reliable forecasts and alerts, but looking forward, what do consumers really want to see from this data in terms of … Continued

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May 8, 2019

11:30  -  12:30

703: Utilizing Machine Learning to Predict Outage Complaints at DTE

Improving customer satisfaction for distribution system reliability is possible through Machine Learning and Data Analytics. Predicting the likelihood for an individual customer to complain, is achievable, by applying data science to the abundant of information available through AMI and historically collected data. This session will explore DTE Energy’s machine learning lifecycle with forecasting frequent outage … Continued

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May 8, 2019

11:30  -  12:30

704: Correlational Analysis of Deployed Frequency Variation Sensors

A number of cyberaware sensors have been designed, developed and deployed around the nation’s electric grid. These simple, inexpensive IoT sensors submit their time- and geo-location stamped frequency, voltage, and phase readings to a cybersecure cloud repository. Authorized users – with crypto-locked “viewers” – may access the data repository for immediate viewing and/or analysis of … Continued

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May 8, 2019

12:30  -  2:00

Grand Ballroom CD

Lunch & General Session 5: Predictive Analytics: Applications in the Power Industry

The electric power grid is witnessing enormous challenges in integrating new bi-directional energy resources that are more intermittent than former central generating stations, and simultaneously supplying reliable and resilient energy under rigorous climate change demands. This session will focus on how predictive analytics has played a vital role in managing asset health for over a … Continued

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Monday, May 6

May 6, 2019

8:00  -  11:30

Harris

UAI Executive Advisory Council Meeting

More information coming soon! *This meeting is open to UAI Executive Advisory Council Members only; breakfast will be served.

Learn More

May 6, 2019

8:30  -  11:15

Meet in Promenade

Tour: Duke Innovation Center – Optimist Hall

Duke’s newest Innovation Center, Optimist Hall, is a far cry from a traditional high rise in a bustling downtown metropolis. Optimist Hall is a former pantyhose factory that has been transformed in to a sleek new workspace filled with natural light and no barriers or silos to prevent employee collaboration. This space houses around 400 … Continued

Learn More

May 6, 2019

8:30  -  11:15

Meet in Promenade

Tour: NASCAR Hall of Fame Team Building Experience

Just like a NASCAR team, this team build is designed to engage participants in healthy competition by completing a series of challenges. Teams track their success to see who can make it to Victory Lane and take home the checkered flag. During this ice breaker and introduction, individuals learn how each position on a NASCAR … Continued

Learn More

May 6, 2019

11:30  -  12:45

Grand Ballroom A/B

UAI Member Lunch & Roundtables

We invite all Utility Analytics Institute members to join  us for lunch and the opportunity to participate in UAI working group topic round table discussions , including grid operations analytics, customer analytics, asset optimization & performance management, analytics architecture & technology, natural gas analytics, and advanced analytics. .  These round table discussions will provide  a … Continued

Learn More

May 6, 2019

1:00  -  4:00

PC1: Going Beyond Data: Collaborative Prioritization and Decision Making

Data alone is not enough for decision-making. Combining data analysis with the Voice of the Customer will help you focus on the right projects at the right time while gaining full support of your team and customers. Less talking, more doing. In this fun, interactive workshop, you’ll learn and apply three effective, practical tools for … Continued

Learn More

May 6, 2019

1:00  -  4:00

PC2: Introduction to Agile Methods and Frameworks and their Application in Utilities

Please join us for a 3 hour workshop focused on various aspects of “Agility” and its application not only in the existing utility system but the utility system of the future embracing distributed generation, interoperability, and the internet of things.  In this session we will provide an introduction to Agility, Scrum and Kanban and supporting … Continued

Learn More

May 6, 2019

1:00  -  4:00

PC3: Data Analytics for Consumer Benefit

Energy providers and consumers experience the conundrum of data wealth and information poverty –this is especially true in the energy sector. Consumers tell us they want more information but what they’re given is often raw data, such as portal data on kilowatts used. Facilitators from SECC and Entergy  will work with attendees to help them … Continued

Learn More

May 6, 2019

4:15  -  5:30

Grand Ballroom CD

General Session 1: Revolutionizing Motorsports with Real-Time Analytics and Statistics

Motorsports has historically provided the ultimate proving ground for new technology. From the debut of the rear-view mirror in the 1911 Indianapolis 500 to the development of complex data acquisition software in the 1990s to the use of data-driven machine learning in the 2010s, the automobile racing industry – and specifically NASCAR – has always … Continued

Learn More

May 6, 2019

5:30  -  7:00

Promenade

Welcome Reception

Join us Monday evening for a first look at the latest products and services with our vendors as you visit our solution showcase and enjoy food, drinks and networking with your peers.

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Tuesday, May 7

May 7, 2019

7:30  -  8:30

Grand Ballroom CD

Breakfast

Breakfast service will be provided in Grand Ballroom CD.  Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available, if you have other special dietary needs please send us an email at registration@utilityanalytics.com.

Learn More

May 7, 2019

8:30  -  9:45

General Session 2: Lighthouse: Duke Energy’s Journey to Transform our Business Leveraging Digital Capabilities

The energy utilities industry is experiencing change and disruption at an unprecedented pace. Customers’ expectations are rapidly increasing and many new entrants are entering our space with competitive alternatives to our core products and services. To thrive in this rapidly changing environment, we must act with urgency and transform our operations and the customer experience … Continued

Learn More

May 7, 2019

10:00  -  11:00

101: Increasing Analytic Maturity Through Technology Adoption

Over the last two years Consumers Energy has been building out a Data Lake, bringing in data sets from across the enterprise (including smart meter reads and events, customer demographics, billing, rates, and program participation, HR data, work order information, etc.) and empowering data scientists and analysts to access and analyze the data. As the … Continued

Learn More

May 7, 2019

10:00  -  11:00

102: Exelon Utilities Analytics Academy – Concept to Reality

Our strategy with the analytics academy pilot was to determine an innovative way to engage our employees in a training platform and program that is different than anything we have done here at Exelon Utilities in the past. We knew that beyond the importance of delivering the outcomes from the formal Business Intelligence and Data … Continued

Learn More

May 7, 2019

10:00  -  11:00

103: Identify Asset Remaining Life Using Advance Analytics and Machine Learning

Dubai electricity and water authority’s distribution network has an intensive portfolio of assets, with all the related cost, risk & performance involved in the whole life cycle management process. Nowadays, Distribution Asset Management system is comforting an uphill challenge, with continual increase in an already huge asset portfolio. Challenges, resulted by the ageing infrastructure and … Continued

Learn More

May 7, 2019

10:00  -  11:00

May 7, 2019

10:00  -  11:00

105: Enterprise Distribution System Health

Duke Energy’s “Enterprise Distribution System Heath” program is a study in unleashing the synergistic power of merging a geospatial platform with Big Data analytics. This tool is leveraged by Power Quality and Reliability engineers across the company seeking to improve the performance of the electrical distribution system. Duke was searching for a solution to help … Continued

Learn More

May 7, 2019

10:00  -  11:00

106: From Fuel to Function

Data has become the key ingredient to almost all software solutions used to analyze and optimize assets and operations in the electric power industry. Assembling extensive, quality data sets is an art and necessary for artificial intelligence. AI is poised to be critical in developing and operating the Integrated Grid and its combination of centralized … Continued

Learn More

May 7, 2019

11:15  -  12:00

Session Block 2 – Solution Showcases

Full session descriptions and speaker information is coming soon. You will have the option to attend one of six concurrent breakout sessions during this session block.  Sessions will align with the tracks below: Track Description Analytics Building Blocks It takes a horse and driver to move a cart, and the same goes for analytics. Utilities … Continued

Learn More

May 7, 2019

11:15  -  12:00

201: Developing a Data Driven Strategy

Our world is only becoming more interconnected and our tools more intelligent; which means every day, hour and minute, we encounter data from a variety of sources. How is this much data stored, accessed and transformed into understandable insights? With data changing the way we make decisions at such a rapid pace, it’s important to … Continued

Learn More

May 7, 2019

11:15  -  12:00

202: Data Driven Trends are Forming on the Horizon

On the horizon, data driven organizations are forming. This trend begins with data but becomes so much more as utilities learn to combine utility data expertise, utility data science, and modern enterprise grade solutions to unlock business impacts across the organization. Come join us to learn and discuss how to pursue the data driven organization … Continued

Learn More

May 7, 2019

11:15  -  12:00

203: 1,000 Points of Light: Driving Value From a Single Enterprise Analytics Platform

Utility analytics has evolved in a relatively short period of time from being dominated by point solutions to an industry that is moving towards a single enterprise analytics platform that enables better use of data, increased scalability, and a better alignment with key strategic goals in an industry that is dealing with a radically shifting … Continued

Learn More

May 7, 2019

11:15  -  12:00

205: The Impact of Unified Analytics Platforms for Utilities with Neudesic & Databricks

Attend this session and learn how centralized collaboration across data engineering and data science teams is going mainstream- and its impact on utility analytics. As the complexity and scale of data science solutions expand, organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to integrate valuable outputs with productions systems. This is often due to a disconnect between … Continued

Learn More

May 7, 2019

12:00  -  1:00

Grand Ballroom CD

Lunch & Networking

Lunch service and seating will be available in the Grand Cypress Ballroom CD.  Vegetarian and Gluten Free options will be available, if you have other special dietary needs, please send us an email at registration@utilityanalytics.com.

Learn More

May 7, 2019

1:00  -  1:45

Grand Ballroom CD

Lightning Talks and Prize Giveaway

Lightning Talks are are 8-minute presentations that focus on a single topic, concept or idea. Lightning Talks allow our presenters to articulate a key message in a clear, concise and insightful manner. You’ll have the chance to attend 3 Lightning Talks during this highly engaging and interactive session – and every talk you listen to … Continued

Learn More

May 7, 2019

2:00  -  3:00

301: Analytics Guardianship

Whilst data governance is becoming more prevalent and mature within utilities (driven in part by analytics wanting to see all of your data) the concept of analytics governance is still relatively new. In this presentation we plan to lay out some top of mind questions that come up as utilities grapple with build versus buy … Continued

Learn More

May 7, 2019

2:00  -  3:00

302: Network Event Analysis Center

The Network Event Analysis Center (NEAC) equips AEP Transmission Operations staff with a tool to automatically detect a subset of the root causes of transmission faults. This will allow AEP to resolve system issues more efficiently, optimize asset renewal strategy, and improve service. The NEAC applies pattern recognition to assign causes based on oscillography data … Continued

Learn More

May 7, 2019

2:00  -  3:00

303: Vegetation Prioritization meets 1-km Spatial Analytics of Overhead Electric Lines and Satellite Imaging

CPS Energy spends hundreds of thousands of dollars in directing field crews to trim trees in the areas of potentially biggest impact to the electric grid reliability. This action is both pro-active and re-active as our vegetation management crews could not physically inspect all circuit lines across our service territory at a speed and frequency … Continued

Learn More

May 7, 2019

2:00  -  3:00

304: Microgrid Control and Analytics Through Hardware in the Loop Test Using RTDS

Microgrids, as a small-scale power system with the ability of supplying independently in islanded or grid connected mode, offers a variety of benefits both to the end-users and the distribution system itself. As part of Bronzeville Community Microgrid (BCM) project, a microgrid controller is being developed, tested and will be deployed into the field by … Continued

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May 7, 2019

2:00  -  3:00

305: Leveraging AMI and The Self Organizing Map for Pattern & Anomaly Detection

Given the large amount of data that power generation, transmission and distribution generate, the need to combine grid data with other sources of information to proactively identify patterns leading to outages and poor power quality is essential to create more business value. The Self Organizing Map (SOM), an unsupervised machine learning technique, has been successful … Continued

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May 7, 2019

2:00  -  3:00

306: Artificial Intelligence Use Cases at Leading Utility

Hear a leading utility company discuss how they leverage artificial intelligence and analytical capabilities from the C3.ai platform to improve transmission asset reliability, AMI operations, and Energy Efficiency customer engagement. Each C3.ai customer uses a combination of custom-developed analytics and best-of-breed solutions from C3.ai on AWS to realize the value available from artificial intelligence every … Continued

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May 7, 2019

3:15  -  4:30

401: Falling Forward in Establishing Analytics Building Blocks

In this panel discussion, experts will discuss the lessons they have learned while developing analytics strategies, organizational frameworks, processes and resource needs at their utilities. Come and take part in this robust discussion.

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May 7, 2019

3:15  -  4:30

402: Creating Value the Easy Way with Foundational Analytics

Panelists will discuss the process of discovery and creative problem-solving utilizing today’s growing volume of and broader access to data. The panel will examine the use of descriptive analytics to understand past events and how to unlock value and opportunity through data. Attend and be part of this interactive discussion.

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May 7, 2019

3:15  -  4:30

403: Rewriting the Story with Advanced Analytics

Our expert panel will share their perspectives on how the world is transforming with the use of advanced analytics and data science, including a focus on the cutting-edge ways in which utilities are employing predictive analytics, optimization, and machine learning. Come and share your experiences during Q&A or get a glimpse of the future as … Continued

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May 7, 2019

3:15  -  4:30

404: Exploring the Frontier of Emerging Technologies

Our panel of utility experts will share their perspectives on the wave of emerging technologies becoming available to address sustainability and resilience challenges, including solutions in storage, microgrids, and renewables. Join the discussion to learn about the relationship between data and these emerging solutions.

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May 7, 2019

3:15  -  4:30

405: From Zero to Infinity: Duke Energy Showcase

Join our panel of experts from host utility Duke Energy as they showcase their analytics portfolio from across the enterprise and discuss how they are tackling business transformation head on and in the most innovative of ways. Don’t miss the takeaways you could apply at your utility.

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May 7, 2019

4:30  -  5:00

Happy Half Hour

Join us for an extended networking break and drinks before our final General Session and Awards.

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May 7, 2019

5:00  -  6:30

Grand Ballroom CD

General Session 3: Drop the Ball: Epic Failures Lead to Epic Breakthroughs

Devin has learned that failure isn’t a dead end, it’s just a fork in the road (like when he got X’d by Mel B and booted off America’s Got Talent). Learn how taking risks, “dropping the ball,” picking up the ball, and repeating that process makes you a winner…and may the fork be with you. You’ll learn: Step-by-step strategies for accomplishing goals. How to use failure to your advantage.

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Wednesday, May 8

May 8, 2019

7:30  -  8:00

Grand Ballroom CD

Breakfast & Networking

Breakfast service and seating will be available in the Grand Cypress Ballroom CD. Hall.  Vegetarian and Gluten Free options will be available, if you have other special dietary needs, please send us an email at registration@utilityanalytics.com.

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May 8, 2019

8:00  -  9:00

Grand Ballroom CD

General Session 4: Using AI to Rebuild a Data Ecosystem – The Red Ventures Journey

The days of artificial intelligence are here. In many organizations, traditional human-powered analytical tasks are being replaced by machine learning systems that can do them faster, more consistently and drive better business outcomes. The power of these systems, however, comes from the type, amount, granularity and quality of data available to them. This talk will cover lessons learned … Continued

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May 8, 2019

9:15  -  10:15

501: IT VS BU: Finding Synergis through Analytics

Shane Kokoruda and Diana Mahoney will talk about efforts from their organizational standpoint and how they converged to form a joint effort to build a COE for Eversource and move Data Analytics forward. We will also include a description of the approach we are taking to build our Analytics Roadmap – from the “why now” … Continued

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May 8, 2019

9:15  -  10:15

502: An Energy Oriented Grid Visualization and Analytics Center

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 … Continued

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May 8, 2019

9:15  -  10:15

503: Artificial Intelligence and the Biggest Demand Response Program in Texas

This session explores using artificial intelligence/machine learning approaches to analyze the amount of demand reduction associated with 4 Coincident Peak events in ERCOT. There are three heuristic methods that have been used for the analysis of the 4CP events: 1. Actual 4CP events are determined by ERCOT after the fact; the first heuristic is a … Continued

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May 8, 2019

9:15  -  10:15

504: Robotic Process Automation and Analytics

Share a utility’s success around Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and closing of work orders. How an automated process to repair turned into a daily RPA that touches over 40,000 orders annually. Key Takeaways: Robotic Process Automation lessons learned Cross functioning of robots within the Business Intelligence platform and Work Management platform Team make up and … Continued

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May 8, 2019

9:15  -  10:15

505: Two Analytical Approaches for Lead Generation: Image Analytics for Pool Pump Promotion & Firmographics for Non-res Lead Generation

The team at Duke Energy will share two recent analytics use cases: The first will share a recent project where they used a machine learning model to identify in-ground swimming pool from aerial imagery to solve a business problem. The second, will share how they leveraged business analytics related to small-medium and large businesses to … Continued

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May 8, 2019

9:15  -  10:15

506: Reinvent Vegetation Management with AI and Hyper-Spectral Analytics at Utility Scale

Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) has always been a critical function for utilities. It is, however, increasingly top of mind with utility company executives looking to mitigate the escalating costs and risks posed by vegetation. Due to economic and logistic challenges, utilities often have limited insight into their actual state of vegetation leading to significant inefficiencies … Continued

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May 8, 2019

10:30  -  11:15

Session Block 6 – Solution Showcases

Full session descriptions and speaker information will be available soon. We will be running 6 concurrent breakout sessions during this event.  Each session will align with one of our Conference Tracks: Track Description Analytics Building Blocks It takes a horse and driver to move a cart, and the same goes for analytics. Utilities will share … Continued

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May 8, 2019

10:30  -  11:15

601: Leveraging Data Analytics for Renewable Energy Contracting & Valuation

Renewable generation is non-dispatchable and highly variable, making renewable assets and power purchase agreements (PPAs) notoriously difficult to manage over the long-term. Both value and risk depend on complex real-time interactions between renewable resource availability (sun, wind) and electricity market prices. In this talk, we present new data- and analytics-driven methodologies for assessing and tracking … Continued

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May 8, 2019

11:30  -  12:30

701: Development of Analytics Roadmap – the Enbridge Gas Story

Analytics capabilities are growing exponentially and so does the demand for analytics within organizations. In such environments the most prudent thing to do is to develop analytics specific vision for the organization focusing on how analytics can be leveraged to change the way we do business and achieve great levels of efficiency and business growth. … Continued

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May 8, 2019

11:30  -  12:30

702: Unlocking the Consumer Benefits of Data Analytics

From smart meters, Customer Information Systems and other sources, energy data is now more widely available than ever before. This trove of data is already delivering benefits to consumers, including more accurate billing and more reliable forecasts and alerts, but looking forward, what do consumers really want to see from this data in terms of … Continued

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May 8, 2019

11:30  -  12:30

703: Utilizing Machine Learning to Predict Outage Complaints at DTE

Improving customer satisfaction for distribution system reliability is possible through Machine Learning and Data Analytics. Predicting the likelihood for an individual customer to complain, is achievable, by applying data science to the abundant of information available through AMI and historically collected data. This session will explore DTE Energy’s machine learning lifecycle with forecasting frequent outage … Continued

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May 8, 2019

11:30  -  12:30

704: Correlational Analysis of Deployed Frequency Variation Sensors

A number of cyberaware sensors have been designed, developed and deployed around the nation’s electric grid. These simple, inexpensive IoT sensors submit their time- and geo-location stamped frequency, voltage, and phase readings to a cybersecure cloud repository. Authorized users – with crypto-locked “viewers” – may access the data repository for immediate viewing and/or analysis of … Continued

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May 8, 2019

12:30  -  2:00

Grand Ballroom CD

Lunch & General Session 5: Predictive Analytics: Applications in the Power Industry

The electric power grid is witnessing enormous challenges in integrating new bi-directional energy resources that are more intermittent than former central generating stations, and simultaneously supplying reliable and resilient energy under rigorous climate change demands. This session will focus on how predictive analytics has played a vital role in managing asset health for over a … Continued

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