SAVE THE DATE: UCAIug Summit
A Joint CIM/IEC 61850/OpenSG/Testing Conference
Advancing Interoperability for the Utility Enterprise and Systems
Dates: November 15 - 18, 2011
Location: Sheraton Austin at the Capitol, Austin, TX
The CIM, OpenSG, IEC 61850 and the newly formed Testing user groups are holding a joint conference in Austin, Texas. Registrants will benefit from the ability to attend any of the sessions being held by these subcommittees of the UCAIug.
CIM Overview: CIM is an international standard globally accepted for modeling the information exchanges required in the electric utility industry. The interoperability enabled by the CIM standards is a key factor for achieving the Smart Grid vision.
OpenSG Overview: The OpenSG User Group (OSGug) was formed to create a forum for the development of requirements for SmartGrid systems. The work focus has been defined by the pragmatic needs of the Utility and Vendor communities. Through these forums leading experts share their insights, create technical content, and resolve key technical issues.
61850 Overview: Many parts of IEC 61850 have been published as the second Edition and IEC 61850 is recognized as one of the key elements for Smarter Grids. A large range of products supporting IEC 61850 is now available and in many projects, reduction of engineering work and vendor independent system integration is considered as one of the drivers to introduce IEC 61850.
Testing Overview: Conformance and Interoperability testing is an important component in achieving acceptance of the standards being promoted by the 3 UCA User groups. The testing must incorporate consensus-based documents vetted by all industry stakeholders. This group maintains common documents across the 3 groups as well as provides the coordination between the groups as they focus on their unique testing environments.
Who Should Attend
Utilities, energy companies, RTO/ISOs and individuals involved in developing standards-based enterprise information architectures and integration frameworks for the Smart Grid will find this conference invaluable. Project managers, system architects, business and IT managers and control center personnel will all benefit from the rich content as well as the essential networking opportunities. Please feel free to pass this announcement on to your colleagues and other stakeholders within the industry.
For more information, please visit the UCAIug event website HERE.
UCA International Users Group
Belinda Lucero, Events Manager
Robin Pitts, Events Manager