Join OSIsoft at Booth #695 at DistribuTECH 2012

On Jan. 24-26 in San Antonio, TX, OSIsoft will participate in DistribuTECH 2012, a leading annual smart grid exhibition and conference.

Demo Pods at OSIsoft Booth #695:


  • PI System for Transmission, Distribution, Substation and Metering
  • PI System for CSSP (Cyber Secure Synchrophasor Platform)
  • PI System for Water Industry
  • PI Coresight
  • Operational Insight with PI Data Using New Self-Service BI Tools

OSIsoft Partner: 

  • SISCO - Using CIM and IEC 61850 for Smart Grid Integration with PI AF

Schedule an Appointment:

To schedule an appointment with an OSIsoft representative, please email

Please don't miss the opportunity to attend the following OSIsoft and customer presentations:

Microsoft/OSIsoft Joint Showcase on Exhibit Floor OSIsoft Booth #695

Business Analytics with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and PI System data Using Microsoft PowerPivot and Power View

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

The release of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (formerly code-named Denali) along with the PI System and Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010 provide an exciting combination of new technologies supporting advanced data analysis and enterprise awareness. By unlocking new insights with pervasive data discovery across the organization, these tools bring the power of multidimensional data analysis to the forefront of every PI System user's innovation while providing a credible, mission-critical real-time infrastructure for an IT organization.

During this session, OSIsoft and Microsoft experts will demonstrate the power of leveraging Microsoft-managed self-service BI technologies like PowerView, PowerPivot along with BI Semantic Model and SharePoint to enable rapid data discovery, highly interactive data visualization, and operational insight from the PI System infrastructure.

Asset Management and Strategy for Operations Excellence

In Conference Track: Enterprise Information and Asset Management: Asset Management: Strategies and Experiences

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Room 212AB

Richard Wernsing - Manager, Electric Asset Strategy, Public Service Electric and Gas Company
Ann Moore - Business Development, OSIsoft, LLC

The calendar-based preventive maintenance & reactive corrective maintenance face challenges, i.e. no predictive maintenance strategy, significant liability risk and system outage potential from equipment failure, and limited assessment for determining asset condition and maintenance efficiency. PSE&G CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) brings together the existing and new technologies to address these challenges.

This presentation will describe evolution of CMMS by correlating transmission and distribution SCADA data, substation equipment health data, diagnostic and work management data and turning these data into actionable information. The CMMS provides the mechanism to shift maintenance activities from reactive to proactive through the use of multiple-method condition monitoring and analysis. It is a decision support system that assists repair/replace/maintain decisions. PSE&G was able to utilize the analytics and visualization tools to transform the data into intelligence, and present it in a dashboard web portal form.

The presentation will demonstrate the design and implementation of asset strategy, system configuration, condition assessment algorithms, and how the system leads to an integrated enterprise information center which enables concise decision making and is capable of automated work order generation.

The system delivers the great results and cost savings, as well as improving the reliability, maintenance effectiveness and capital replacement strategy. CMMS achieves the corporate mission-to optimize the investment in assets while improving the overall system reliability of electric delivery, and the corporate vision-to perform the right maintenance at the right time based on the consistent analysis to ensure a safe, reliable, and cost effective approach.

Based on CMMS, PSE&G now has launched grid modernization by utilizing the smart grid technologies to improve the distribution system and further deliver the operations excellence.

Real-time Use of PMU Synchrophasor Data for Microgrid Control and Operations

In Conference Track: Greening the Grid: Technologies that are Transforming the Distribution Grid

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Room 210B

Byron Washom - Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives, University of California-San Diego
Chuck Wells - Center of Excellence, OSIsoft, LLC

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has been looking for new ways to make its energy system more efficient and sustainable, so it and launched a fully functioning microgrid. UCSD demonstrates that successfully building a smarter grid requires multiple steps and initiatives, a clear view of the big picture, advanced technology adoption, and a solid business plan.

As part of microgrid initiatives, it decided to install two Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) across the step down transformers feeding the Microgrid. Each device measured voltage and current phasors at 60 Hz rates, with accuracy better than 0.1 percent. The data were used for multiple purposes: real time computation of the capacity of Microgrid to supply ancillary services to the local utility grid San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E); providing real-time phasor data to multiple clients, including California Independent System Operator (CAISO) ; using secure multicast technology; providing early warning to the Microgrid of impending blackouts, demonstrating real-time transform condition monitoring using time synchronized data; and demonstrating how PMUs can be used to measure power quality issues both inside Microgrid and on the distribution grid.

The presentation will show the installation and commissioning of the system as well as the early results, including detailed reports of off-frequency deviations and automatic notifications to participants via SMS and email messages, as well as small signal oscillation detection. It will also show the correlation between revenue metering and the PMU measurements.

Last but not least, it will show the actual latency of the measured data being delivered to clients over the internet using encrypted multi-casted data, including one client located over 2800 miles.

This technology clearly shows that secure low-latency delivery of PMU data is available today to enhance the microgrid security and reliability by using the existing technology.

A Living Laboratory: The Successful Microgrid at UCSD as a Platform for New Energy Innovation

In Conference Track: Smart Grid Operations Solutions: Leveraging Data Acquisition to Improve Grid Operations

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Room 214A

Byron Washom - Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives, University of California-San Diego
Ann Moore - Business Development, OSIsoft, LLC

The UCSD Microgrid is widely recognized as one of the most technologically advanced and highly instrumented Learning Laboratories that supports the development and launch of many clean/renewable distributed generation, electric vehicle and energy storage technologies.

This Microgrid wrapped around the UCSD 1,200-acre campus has 39 networked controls in 25 major buildings supporting a daily population of more than 45,000 students, faculty, and staff.

A key component of the UCSD vision is providing core infrastructure to various technology innovators, ranging from UCSD students, faculty and staff to external researchers to technology vendors. UCSD makes its high-fidelity robust data provided by the OSIsoft PI System available and easily consumable in order to scale the innovation possibilities. UCSD’s core infrastructure has this capability today and with proper configuration and data protections, can enable innovation by many.

This panel will provide a summary of the lessons learned, the impacts and the thoughts about the future based on the experience gained through operating UCSD’s Microgrid from the viewpoints of the university, the utility (SDG&E) and the technology partner. By January 2012, UCSD, SDG&E and the partner technology entities will have almost a year’s worth of data and experience. The new world which the Smart Grid enables allows for more accurate data-driven decisions where previously only models existed.

In the words of Dan Tapscott and Anthony Williams, authors of Macrowikinomics, “Truly opening up our energy infrastructure could catalyze new sources of supply, provide a platform for new energy services, and help foster a culture of energy "prosumption" whereby household and business users become active producers and managers of energy, not just passive consumers and ratepayers.”

Supporting Operations and Grid Reliability and Managing Renewable Integration Challenges

In Conference Track: Transmission and Large-scale Renewables: Integrating Renewable Energy Resources with Transmission and Distribution Grids

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Room 210A

Jim McIntosh - Director, Executive Operations Advisor, California Independent System Operator
Ann Moore - Business Development, OSIsoft, LLC

California Independent System Operator (CAISO) manages the flow of electricity, ensures reliable operation of the grid, and facilitates market for day-ahead, real-time energy & ancillary services in California.

This presentation will demonstrate how CAISO supports operations and grid reliability and manages renewable integration, including situational awareness visualization displays used on the dispatcher’s consoles 24/7, on engineer’s desktops for day-to-day operations support, on over 80-foot wide video wall stretching in the new control center, and on web portal for external market participants, government entities and regulatory agencies.

It will cover CAISO Smart Grid vision, such as synchrophasor technology and California Climate Change Initiatives, including wind, solar, smart meters, energy storage, and demand response, etc. It will also show how to utilize the advanced technology to operate the grid reliably, securely and efficiently and facilitate effective, open markets that engage and empower consumers while meeting California's policy target to integrate renewable resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and secure energy independence.

In CAISO’s new control center (since November 1, 2010) a dedicated renewable-only desk (first of its kind) was created. While California currently has more wind generation, solar is starting to pick up. The challenge with solar is clouds, which can disrupt solar generation output. Dust and air moisture content are problematic as well. The renewable desk manned 24/7 by one operator on a 12-hour shift was created exactly to manage these challenges. At the same time, CAISO also introduced a new web portal, allowing anyone to see how much solar and wind are being generated in the state and how much energy is being produced at any given time, in real-time.

CAISO is well positioned to monitor the growing amount of renewable energy joining the state’s electric grid and respond to the anticipated 50,000 MW of demand peak.