2021 - AVEVA PI World 2021 - Transmission & Distribution
SDG&E s Data-driven community-based approach to attain grid reliability and sustainability
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, serving 3.4 million customers in San Diego and southern Orange County, has undertaken grid modernization initiatives to accommodate intermittent renewable energy, manage growing DER-distributed energy resources, and enable efficient and reliable two-way power flow. These initiatives require massive data from smart meters, distribution assets and meteorological instruments. Leveraging digital technologies, an innovative approach was taken to maximize the use of this data to support these initiatives. System reliability was improved through advanced analytics and intelligent visualization. Advancing the efforts further, SDG&E used OSIsoft Cloud Services to gain additional value from the data by sharing it with internal and external communities from EOC-Emergency Operations Center for system sustainability during critical events, i.e. wildfire, outages or PSPS-public safety power shutoffs, etc.
- Transmission & Distribution
San Diego Gas and Electric
Subburaman Sankaran works at San Diego Gas & Electric as an IT Solutions Architect. Subburaman has 20 years of software development experience in the utility industry. His work mainly focuses on real-time operations, asset monitoring, condition-based maintenance, maintenance management system and support and advanced asset analytics. Subburaman received his bachelor of engineering degree in computer science and technology from Bangalore University, India.
Kyle graduated from San Diego State University in 2015 with a BS in Computer Science. Soon after, he started working at San Diego Gas and Electric in the IT Associate Rotation program. Through a series of rotations in the GIS team and OSIsoft PI team, Kyle was able to place permanently in his current team working with PI System. Kyle was a recipient of the SDG&E Builders Award for his work on a Transmission Fault Location dashboard that combined his knowledge of the GIS system and PI System. Recently, Kyle has been working with his team to explore different cloud solutions for applications they support to improve scalability and stability.