SCADA – The Heart of an Energy Management System

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There is a requirement in the oil, gas, water and electrical industries to monitor and control, in real-time, the production and delivery of products within complex wide-spread networks. Typically a centralized system control center is staffed 24 hours a day to perform this monitoring and control function. The heart of the system control center is the SCADA system which collects data from, and allows control of, devices in remote locations through a variety of communication networks. This data is presented to the control center operators through a graphical user interface and alarm management system to alert the operator to abnormal situations. This data is also passed through to the Energy Management System (EMS) advanced applications for further analysis to aid the operator in decision making.

 

This seminar will describe the functionality of a SCADA/EMS from real-time data collection and monitoring through to data archiving and analysis, including:

  • Typical components and configuration of a SCADA/EMS system
  • How a SCADA/EMS differs from an industrial DCS (Distributed Control System)
  • How data is collected by the SCADA system from remote sites that can be within a few blocks or hundreds of kilometers away
  • How SCADA data is used for real-time decision making, minimizing equipment damage, preventative maintenance and system planning
  • Typical EMS advanced applications and historians
  • EMS procurement –Benefits of off the shelf “shrink wrapped” versus customized


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  • 906 - 8th Avenue SW
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Canada
  • Building: University of Calgary Downtown Campus
  • Room Number: Events Center B & C

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  • Co-sponsored by ATCO Electric, Catch Engineering, and Magna IV Engineering
  • Starts 13 February 2015 06:45 AM
  • Ends 14 March 2015 11:55 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
  • Admission fee ?
  • Menu: Regular, Vegetarian
  • Register


  Speakers

Doug Van Slyke

Doug Van Slyke of ATCO Electric

Topic:

SCADA – The Heart of an Energy Management System

Biography:

Doug Van Slyke began his career with Alberta Power (now ATCO Electric) in 1975. He has held various positions at ATCO Electric in Transmission Line Construction, Transmission/Distribution Line Maintenance, the System Control Center, and the SCADA Technologies Group.

 

Doug retired from ATCO Electric in 2012 as the Supervisor of the SCADA Technologies Group. He was rehired in 2012 as a SCADA Specialist, and his current responsibilities include training for the transmission and distribution operators, system analysts and support group users who use and maintain ATCO Electric’s SCADA/EMS environment.

 

Doug is a Journeyman Powerline Technician.

Doug Van Slyke of ATCO Electric

Topic:

SCADA – The Heart of an Energy Management System

Biography:





Agenda

5.30pm:  Doors open

5:30-6:25pm:  Networking and Light meal

6:30pm: Presentation starts