2018 - PI World - San Francisco - Transmission & Distribution
PowerRunner on PI System - Reducing AMI Latency to Improved Near-real Time Situational Aware
The AMI rollouts over the past decade have replaced almost 50% the 170M scalar meters in the US with digital meters capable of recording multiple measurements and events in sub-hourly intervals. Yet, to date, there are no scalable AMI data solutions that have operationalized the data from these millions of IoT devices. As Ameren nears completion of their AMI deployment, the focus has turned towards how best to operationalize this valuable spatial and temporal data to provide operators with near-real time situational awareness. Working with PowerRunner and OSIsoft, Ameren is building the foundations of an operational data platform in which AMI data is pulled directly from AMI headends into the PI System, joined with SCADA data and presented to the enterprise through the PowerRunner Energy Platform.
By reducing AMI data latency and operationalizing this critical data, utilities will be better prepared to manage the bi-directional power flow introduced by DER and ensure system fidelity.
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Keith P. Hock is director of transmission technical services and operations planning at Ameren Services, where he is responsible for real-time operations support, short-term planning and providing technology services to the Ameren transmission business line. Hock has more than 30 years of experience in the utility business and has been with Ameren for more than 25 years. He has experience in nuclear reactor core design, forecasting and rate design, including developing settlement protocols for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc. energy, transmission, capacity, financial transmission rights and auction revenue rights markets.
Jason Iacobucci founded PowerRunner, LLC in 2007, a high-value software and consulting company serving the energy industry. Mr. Iacobucci has over 15 years of experience in the energy industry, successfully designing and implementing software systems for Energy Market Operations, Energy Settlements, Risk Management/ Deal Capture, Billing, Forecasting and Transaction Management systems for North American (ISOs/RTOs) and European central markets, as well as for regulated and deregulated energy industry companies.