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


Brenda Moses 
Grid Protection Alliance 
(423) 973-4731


August 13 and 14, 2013

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NERC - Atlanta Office
3353 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 600, North Tower
Atlanta, GA 30326
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This Year's Speakers:             


     Vijay Sukhavasi

Dominion Virginia Power

     Kevin Jones

Electric Power Research Institute

      Tom Cooke

New England ISO

     Qiang 'Frankie' Zhang

Oklahoma Gas and Electric

     Stephen Chisholm

 Tennessee Valley Authority

        Clay DeLoach

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

     Tim Yardley/Erich Heine

 Washington State University

     Mani Venkatasubramanian



























2013 Grid Protection Alliance (GPA)
3rd Annual Tutorial and User's Forum

You're Invited!

A full-day Technical Tutorial on code development for GPA products 

The GPA Technical Tutorial on August 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 Grid Solutions Framework (GSF).  The GSF can be used to process and manage streaming 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 for the open source libraries.

The User’s Forum for GPA’s open source projects

The GPA User's Forum on August 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 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 GSF, openXDA, openPG, and openPDC.  Input collected during the GPA User’s Forum will be used to help prioritize GPA’s development work in 2014.

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 with no licensing fee.  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 and facilitate grid modernization.

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August 13 - Tentative Tutorial Agenda 

 7:30 a.m. - Registration

 8:00 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions - Ritchie Carroll 

 8:30 a.m. - Tutorial Presentations and Exercises

10:00 a.m. - Break

10:15 a.m. - Tutorial Presentations and Exercises

11:45 a.m. - Lunch (provided)

12:30 p.m. - Tutorial Presentations and Exercises

 2:00 p.m. - Break

 2:15 p.m. - Tutorial Presentations and Exercises

 5:00 p.m. - Adjourn

 August 14 - Tentative User's Forum Agenda

 7:30 a.m. - Registration

 8:00 a.m. - Welcome - Russell Robertson

 8:15 a.m. - GOSSA - Fred Elmendorf

 8:30 a.m. - openPDC 2.0 - Ritchie Carroll

 8:45 a.m. - openPDC as applied by Alstom - Vijay Sukhavasi

 9:15 a.m. - Alarming/openPDC Operations at New England ISO - Frankie Zhang

 9:45 a.m. - Break

10:00  a.m. - Automated Fault Location at TVA - Clay DeLoach

10:30 a.m. - openXDA Use at Electric Power Research Institute - Tom Cooke

11:00 a.m. - WISP Gateway Testing - Ritchie Carroll

11:30 a.m. - SIEGate Development Update - Tim Yardley/Erich Heine/Ritchie Carroll

12:00 p.m. - Lunch (provided)

  1:00 p.m. - Linear Phase State Estimator at Dominion Virginia Power - Kevin Jones 

   1:30 p.m. - Use of Oscillation Monitoring System at Washington State University -                   Mani Venkatasubramanian

  2:00 p.m. - Historian Demonstration - Steven Chisholm/Ritchie Carroll

  2:30p.m. - Closing Remarks - Russell Robertson