The PI System is traditionally known for its time-series data repository. This presentation explores how PI AF is affecting the management of PI Tags and associated metadata and why PI AF matters to the utility business. After an overview of unified standards, IEC 61970/61968 Common Information Model (CIM) and substation IEC 61850 and their benefits for utilities, the presentation discusses a number of use cases where synergy is emerging between the models and PI AF as well as how they are managed by the SISCO CIM Adapter for the OSIsoft PI System. Finally the presentation discusses the opportunities, the applications, and how they can be used to manage the correlation of context and PI Tags.
Ralph Mackiewicz is the Vice President of Business Development for SISCO, a provider of standards-based communications and integration solutions for energy utilities. Mackiewicz has been working with utilities to help them adapt the IEC Common Information Model (CIM) to organize their PI System data since 2001. Mackiewicz has also worked extensively with PI System users related to IEC 61850 and IEC 61400 communications for substations and wind farms as well as ICCP-TASE.2 for power plant dispatching and SCADA/EMS communications. Mackiewicz graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1977 with a BSEE and has authored numerous papers and presentations on topics related to the use of CIM, IEC 61850, and ICCP-TASE.2 within the electric utility industry. Mackiewicz is active in the CIM Users Group, IEC 61850 Users Group, IEEE and CIGRÉ.