GPA, improving the reliability and resiliency of the electric grid.


Brenda Moses 
Grid Protection Alliance 
(423) 973-4731


August 21 and 22, 2012

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NERC - Atlanta Office
3353 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 600, North Tower
Atlanta, GA 30326
Location Provided by NERC  
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Industry Speakers Include:               

Alstom Power                                      Barbara Motteler

Dominion Virginia Power                       Kyle Thomas / Kevin Jones

Entergy                                                                     Rubal KC

New England ISO                                   Qiang 'Frankie' Zhang

Oklahoma Gas and Electric            Stephen Chisholm

Tennessee Valley Authority                 Theo Laughner

Washington State University              Mani Venkatasubramanian

Western Electric Coordinating Council Godfrey Capiral

Tuitorial Highlights:

  • Deploying custom calculations and action adapters
  • Developing new adapters and calculations
  • Extended code level overview of Time Series Framework
  • Establishing a distributed archive






































































2012 Grid Protection Alliance (GPA) Tutorial and User's Forum

GPA is pleased to invite you to participate in (1) a full-day Technical Tutorial on developing the code neccessary to extend GPA products and/or (2) the User’s Forum for GPA’s open source projects, including the Open Time Series Framework (openTSF), Open Phasor Data Concentrator (openPDC), and Open Phasor Gateway (openPG), to be held on August 21 and 22, 2012, at NERC’s Atlanta Offices.

The GPA Technical Tutorial on August 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is a deep dive into GPA open source libraries and products and is intended for C# developers looking to deploy and/or enhance them. Participating in this session is a good way to learn more about the openTSF.  The openTSF can be used to process and manage streaming of time-stamped data through a collection of configurable adapter components.  Developers will gain a working knowledge of the framework, which will enable them to extend existing modules or develop new modules to add to open libraries.

The GPA User's Forum on August 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., provides an opportunity for GPA product users to share implementation examples with one another.  This session will educate those that are new to GPA open source projects, inform developers about new software components, and provide insight from the industry on the practical application of the openTSF, openPDC, and openPG.   Input collected during the GPA User’s Forum will be used to help prioritize GPA’s development work in 2013.

GPA provides and supports software solutions for the electric utility industry.  Our mission is to improve the reliability and resiliency of the electric grid, through state-of-the-art applications.  All GPA software products are open source.  As a not-for-profit corporation, GPA seeks to build collaborative relationships among government agencies, regulators, vendors, and grid owner-operators.  These GPA efforts incorporate and improve technologies to create a more secure, more robust, and smarter electric grid.

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User Forum Agenda

  7:30 a.m. - Registration

  8:00 a.m. - Welcome from NERC                                                 Mark Lauby

  8:30 a.m. - Grid Open Source Software Alliance (GOSSA)             John Allen

  8:45 a.m. - openPDC, Version 1.5                                               Ritchie Carroll

  9:30 a.m. - Break

  9:45 am. - openPDC Integration in Control Centers                        Barb Motteler

10:15 a.m. - Synchophasor Data Systems at Dominion                   Kyle Thomas/Kevin Jones

10:45 a.m. - openPDC-Based Real-Time Appplications Update         Mani Venkatasubramanian

11:15 a.m. - openPDC Implementation and Experience at ISO NE    Frankie Zhang

11:45 a.m. - Lunch

12:30 p.m. - Fault Location Engine (openFLE)                                Theo Laughner

  1:00 p.m. - Synchrophasor Data System Deployment at WECC     Godfrey Capiral

  1:30 p.m. - Entergy openPG                                                        Rubal KC

  2:00 p.m. - Historian 2.0                                                              Steven Chisholm

  2:30 p.m. - Wrap up and Discussion                                             Russell Robertson

  3:00 p.m. - Adjourn