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EUCI - Volt/VAR Optimization - San Jose, Ca.

EUCI - Volt/VAR Optimization - San Jose, Ca

May 7-8, 2014

Dolce Hayes Mansion
200 Edenvale Avenue
San Jose, CA 95136


Coordinated control of voltage and reactive power through the use of capacitor banks and regulators is one way that utilities can control demand and increase system efficiency. Of course, all of this must be managed by a sophisticated system of automatic controls. These types of advanced volt/VAR projects are gaining in popularity, and many leading utilities have included volt/VAR control as part of their overall smart grid road map.

Utility companies are struggling with decisions about where to invest precious dollars, and the array of smart grid vendors and options is overwhelming. Investing capital and operating funds on distribution system optimization through volt/VAR control is an alternative that should be considered seriously as part of any utility's smart grid plan.

This type of demand management north of the meter has a multitude of system benefits, and customers and regulators will be able to see a tangible, positive impact on reliability as a result of smart grid technology implementation. This conference will discuss the business case, the technical considerations, and the benefits of distribution system optimization by controlling voltage and reactive power.


Dan Lysaker, Distribution Automation Engineer, Xcel Energy
Dr. Deepak Divan, President and Chief Technology Officer, Varentec
Ethan Boardman, Director of IDMS, Alstom
Jason Handley, Project Engineer, Duke Energy
Jeremy Wilson, Techical Director, Co-Founder, Utilidata
KC Fagen, P.E., SAIC
Mike Donohue, VP, Utilidata
Phil Powell, Director - Grid Innovations, Dominion Voltage, Inc.
Ram Sastry, Director of Distribution Services Support, AEP
Robert Matheson, Dir. of Distribution Planning, Madison Gas and Electric
Scott Milano, Dir. Smart Grid Development, Oklahoma Gas and Electric (invited)
Tom Weaver, Manager - Distribution System Planning, AEP

For Additional Information & Registration:

Thursday, May 08, 2014


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Dolce Hayes Mansion

200 Edenvale Avenue
San Jose, CA 95136

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