Energy Speaker Series - Module 1: AI and IoT for Power Systems Applications
John McDonald, GE Grid Solutions
Sebastian Boehm, Stadtwerke Leipzig
Stefan Hartleib, Stadtwerke Leipzig
Session 1.2: Keynote: Big Data, IoT, Enterprise Data Management and the New Data Requirements of Drones and Robotic Inspection Devices – John McDonald, GE Grid Solutions
This talk begins by discussing key industry / societal trends and their impacts. To realize greater benefits from Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) the two types of data within the IED, operational and non-operational, must be managed differently. The Internet of Things (IoT) and its benefits, and examples of new groups of analytics being developed, will be discussed. The importance of convergence of the Operations Technology and Information Technology groups within a utility is emphasized, and its enablement of enterprise data management. Lastly, the use of new sources of data - unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and robotics – will be described, available data identified, use of the data shown, and data management principles to be implemented discussed.
Session 1.3: Digitization Strategy - Lessons learnt and results from development of an IoT and Data Analytics platform for Energy Forecasting and Predictive Maintenance applications – Sebastian Boehm and Stefan Hartleib, Stadtwerke Leipzig
In this talk, we will share lessons and results acquired over the past three years, concerning the development of an IoT- and Data science Platform. As a municipal energy provider, we are confronted with the trend of digitization and the resulting disruptive business models. Customer now ask for renewable energies and want to be self-sufficient or be an active part of the energy system leading to energy communities.
On the other hand, we must deal with the German energy transition to renewables and the increase in decentralized and small energy producers (like PV power). Renewable energy is very volatile und thus we need solutions which enables us to automatically monitor, analyze, forecast and control many thousand small energy producer and consumer in an optimal way. Use cases like forecasts, predictive maintenance or real-time energy markets and virtual powerplants will be discussed.
About the Presenters
John D. McDonald, P.E., Smart Grid Business Development Leader at GE Grid Solutions
John D. McDonald, P.E., is Smart Grid Business Development Leader for GE’s Grid Solutions business. John has 46 years of experience in the electric utility industry. John joined GE on December 3, 2007 as General Manager, Marketing for GE Energy’s Transmission and Distribution business. In January 2016 John assumed his present role with the integration of Alstom Grid and GE Digital Energy to form GE Grid Solutions. John is Past President of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), and the Past Chair of the IEEE PES Substations Committee. John received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. (Power Engineering) degrees from Purdue University, and an M.B.A. (Finance) degree from the University of California-Berkeley. John has co-authored five books and has one US Patent
Sebastian Boehm, Project Manager and Stefan Hartleib, IT-Architekt IoT at Stadtwerke Leipzig, Germany
Sebastian Boehm is currently working as a project manager at Stadtwerke Leipzig and is responsible for the development of a virtual power plant. As a mathematician he has very strong analytical skills and was previously employed as a quantitative analyst at the Leipzig public utility company. Before joining the Stadtwerke, he gained his first professional experience in structured finance.
Stefan Hartleib from Stadtwerke Leipzig has been working in the utility industry for almost 20 years. Many years of experience in automation and technology paired with a high affinity for IT meet specialist knowledge in the field of electrical engineering and business informatics. His work focuses on innovation, digitization, implementation competence and the development of IoT platforms.
Recorded: 5 Nov 2020
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