PGE has been a quick study in PI. They have developed standards around many implementation strategies and their use of PI has evolved to include innovative uses of PI for alarming from substations down to the distribution system; they also use PI AlarmView. PGE has an application that takes Intergraph, CIS, and PI data and feeds these data into the CYME Feeder analysis application. PGE has done a lot of work automating their MV90 data.
Scott and Ray will host an open discussion which includes topics such as:
(1) The average cost per point (how many full time equivalents) to administer PI system for the T&D system. Understanding each utility is different; a poll of the group to obtain the average FTE used by the utilities would be of value. A presentation stepping through the roles and responsibilities of these FTE's would be interesting.
(2) We need a dynamic alarm package to set alarms up on the fly.
(3) Please discuss the Basics of load forecasting and manipulating trends and how others are handling this; we should discuss all capabilities to perform alarms with PI including PI Alarm, VBA, PI ACE, PI Process Templates
(4) We are looking at using PI to archive our system frequency at a sub second rate, between .1 and .5 seconds. Is anyone currently doing this?
(5) 21CFR Part 11 and FERC requirements.
Scott Noble graduated from Portland State University with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 2000. He has worked at PGE for the past four years. Scott started with an engineering internship in the System Control Center. After graduating Scott worked as a Distribution Planning Engineer. His first project was to get the PI system up and running. Once PI was operational, Scott transferred to the SCADA Department. His current position remains in the SCADA Engineering Department. Scott’s duties include PI system management and substation automation.
Ray Payne graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. While taking classes at UNM, Ray worked in the Transmission Planning Department at the Public Service Company of New Mexico. After graduation, Ray began working at Portland General Electric where he has worked five years in the Transmission Planning Department, one year in the Distribution Engineering Department, and 3 years in the SCADA Department. His current duties include SCADA/RTU installations, substation automation, and PI development. Ray is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Oregon.