2018 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications, and Technology Conference (LISAT)

Power & Industrial Track

Friday May 4 (8:00AM – 5:00PM)

Farmingdale State College - SUNY - Register: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/161676


“Microgrid” (0.15 CEU) 9:15am – 10:45pm

Presented by: Maggie Clout, Business Manager, Energy Management Division, Siemens Industry, Inc.

Microgrid has gained more attention in today’s ever-demanding energy market as a solution to achieve energy resiliency, energy reliability and energy efficiency. This discussion will first examine the business drivers of implementing microgrids by focusing on various typical customer segments. It will then deep dive into the design requirements of a microgrid system. Part of the presentation will cover three major technology components for a robust microgrid solution: distributed generation, load management and advanced microgrid control system. It will also highlight the value and benefits a well-designed microgrid system could bring to the end user: island mode of operation, demand response and other economic market participation, improved reliability and uptime, renewable energy integration, and more.

Maggie leads and manages microgrid business development as well as crafts and implements microgrid project development plans for multiple vertical markets including commercial and industrial segments, cities, US Federal Government, universities and other campus environments which include developing clean energy technology usage (including energy storage, solar, wind, co-gen, waste heat recovery and more) for distributed energy and microgrid projects. She began her career with Siemens in 2000 and she is actively involved in many professional organizations. She is regularly featured as a guest speaker or moderator at industry events; has authored and contributed to numerous business cases and white papers; and has been published in Turbomachinery Magazine and Process Heating Magazine.

Maggie received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Textile Engineering from China Textile University, Shanghai; her Master of Business Administration and Ph.D of Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and is a Faculty Member at the UoPX School of Business at University of Phoenix.


“Digital Substations " (0.15 CEU) 11:00am - 12:30pm

Presented by: Darius Parker, Business Development Manager, Siemens Industry, Inc., Energy Management Div.

Substation resilience, safety and cost have increased the evaluation and adoption of digital substation technology. For over a decade, device-to-device digital communications within the substation has been utilized to eliminate I/O copper in the panels. Digital substations further reduce copper by “digitizing the substation yard.” This concept addresses several growing concerns for customers including from grid management efficiency, asset monitoring, maintenance, to anticipating a retiring workforce. The discussion will review the drivers of digital substations, an in dept look at the technology, practical implementation methods, and case studies on early implementation of the technology.

Darius is a part of the Siemens Energy Automation Business Development group focusing on helping customers in the standardization process with Siemens relays and automation systems. In this role he works to help keep customers ahead of changing industry regulations through presentations. He began his career with Siemens in 2011 in the Energy Automation Systems group.

There he worked on turnkey projects for utility and industry customers involving relay protection, substation automation and networking. Many of the projects featured unique multi-vendor solutions and utilized IEC 61850 technology. Supporting these projects during the design and implementation phases has given him a look at best practices in the industry. Darius was responsible for configuration, commissioning and leading some of these projects allowing him to see various implementations of the technology and what it takes for a successful IEC 61850 programs.


“Relay Protection in a Smart World" (0.30 CEU) 1:45pm – 5:00pm Presented by: Tom Ernst

Fundamentals of Modern Protective Relaying covering common methods of feeder, bus, transformer and motor protection. We will also touch on solutions for Arc Flash Mitigation.

Tom received his engineering degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a Master in Power Engineering (Electrical) from Michigan Technological University. He also attended a 2-year post-graduate course on Power Systems Engineering at Polytechnic of Turin (Italy). Tom has over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry and has been a Technical Application Engineer with General Electric since 2011.

Coordinator for the classes: Robert Schmid, P.E. & Alberto DeLeon, P.E.

The IEEE is a NYS Education Department Authorized Sponsor. Registration for the LISAT Conference is required to attend the CEU track

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