2009 - User Conference - San Francisco
Customer Keynote - Decision & Operational Support in an Integrated Energy Business
Sempra Energy has been a PI customer for several years; with multiple PI systems deployed across its Enterprise, from Electric Generation, LNG - Liquefied Natural Gas, Wind/Solar, Electric Transmission & Distribution Operations, Substation Maintenance, Gas Transmission, Gas Distribution and Storage, etc. This presentation will cover how Sempra Energy uses PI systems to transform data into information for decision analysis, capital investments (smart meters, smart grid, new transmission and new renewable generation, etc.) and O&M-Operations and Maintenance cost spending (Asset Optimization, CBM Condition Based Maintenance, renewable output forecast, system process performance and operations improvement).
This presentation will also examine and discuss the integration of the end-to-end value chain from fuel sources to consumer/residential electrical meters. It will demonstrate the examples and the integration of various power generation sources, through the high-voltage transmission grid, distributing power through the local grids, down to the residential and commercial/industrial consumer. The presentation will also cover a high-level architecture, application possibilities, and new business and reliability achievements obtainable with PI-based enterprise infrastructure integration approach.
Patrick Lee is the Vice President of Energy Supply at Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. His responsibilities include fulfilling the Sempra Generation’s power supply obligations, marketing the output of Sempra Generation’s power plants, arranging for fuel to be supplied to the power plants, and optimizing the generation portfolio through short term day-ahead trading as well as long term hedging transactions. Previously, Patrick held a number of Director and management positions at San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), also a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. His past responsibilities included construction, maintenance, and operations of transmission, substation, and distribution systems in the San Diego region, skills and compliance training, business processes support, and performance management. Some of his past experiences included electric system planning, engineering standards, transmission and substation construction and maintenance, transmission and distribution reliability, electric system automation, system protection, and business process re-engineering. He was also an advisor for engineering data integration, smart meters, and smart grid applications. In 2001 he led his team to achieve the best electric reliability performance in the company history. He also received a Chairman’s Team Award in 2004 for his leadership in expanding and improving the Miguel Substation using GIS technology. Prior to joining SDG&E in 1991, Patrick worked for Sacramento Municipal Utility District and the Electric Department at the City of Roseville in California. Patrick earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University and an MS in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento. He is a registered professional electrical engineer in California.