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Fifth Annual Monitoring and Situational Awareness Conference Focuses on Energy Management Systems
ATLANTA – The fifth annual Monitoring and Situational Awareness Technical Conference, hosted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, focuses on energy management systems quality, including modeling and real-time assessments. The two-day conference, which began today, brings together subject matter experts to share lessons learned and learn more about EMS.
 
William Ball, chief transmission officer and executive vice president of Southern Company, delivered the keynote presentation and spoke on the importance of continued development of elegant EMS tools and systems with built-in security and resiliency to face the challenges of the future. Conference highlights include a presentation on the Modeling and Real-Time Assessment Tool, a presentation of lessons learned from recent EMS outages, and several panel discussions led by industry experts and vendors.
 
“Bringing industry together at conferences like these is beneficial because it allows us to share experiences and learn from each other, ultimately improving grid reliability,” said James Merlo, vice president of Reliability Risk Management at NERC. “Sharing lessons learned benefits industry as a whole and allows us to work together to maintain reliability and enhance resilience efforts.”
 
As the Electric Reliability Organization, NERC is committed to continuous learning and improvement of bulk power system reliability and resilience. 
 
Posted On: 10/03/2017

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