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Cascade Facility Ratings Forum

NERC FAC 008-3 compliance software - Cascade Facility Ratings

Hear from industry experts about NERC FAC 008-3 compliance

Save the date - March 16-17, 2021

North America transmission and generator owners, as owners with bulk electric system (BES) equipment, must comply with NERC FAC 008-3 facility ratings regulations published by NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation), but rapidly evolving and changing NERC standards frequently throw a monkey wrench into compliance plans. NERC standards can be quite complex, but non-compliance can result in penalties, so it's imperative companies are prepared and understand what drives the regulation. 

On March 16-17, Cascade Facility Ratings experts in Digital Solutions along with Power System experts in Energy Advisory for our first forum focused on managing facility ratings and NERC regulatory compliance readiness - sharing expertise to help you with audit preparation and what to expect in the future.

Join us for unique insights on:
  • The auditor perspective: Audit readiness and providing sufficient evidence
  • The benefits of Cascade Facility Ratings
  • IEEE standards, calculations and integration 
  • FERC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) addressing Ambient Adjusted Ratings (AAR)
  • Client use cases for facility ratings

By the end of the forum, we hope you will feel confident with understanding how DNV GL and using Cascade Facility Ratings can help utilities manage facility ratings more effectively, more consistently while also providing the compliance evidence to meet NERC FAC 008-03 requirements.

Stay tuned for additional agenda and speaker updates in the coming weeks. 


To learn more about Cascade Facility Ratings, please visit our webpage.

Cascade Facility Ratings Forum 2021 - Speakers

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Save the date - March 16-17, 2021

North America transmission and generator owners, as owners with bulk electric system (BES) equipment, must comply with NERC FAC 008-3 facility ratings regulations published by NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation), but rapidly evolving and changing NERC standards frequently throw a monkey wrench into compliance plans. NERC standards can be quite complex, but non-compliance can result in penalties, so it's imperative companies are prepared and understand what drives the regulation. 

On March 16-17, Cascade Facility Ratings experts in Digital Solutions along with Power System experts in Energy Advisory for our first forum focused on managing facility ratings and NERC regulatory compliance readiness - sharing expertise to help you with audit preparation and what to expect in the future.

Join us for unique insights on:
  • The auditor perspective: Audit readiness and providing sufficient evidence
  • The benefits of Cascade Facility Ratings
  • IEEE standards, calculations and integration 
  • FERC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) addressing Ambient Adjusted Ratings (AAR)
  • Client use cases for facility ratings

By the end of the forum, we hope you will feel confident with understanding how DNV GL and using Cascade Facility Ratings can help utilities manage facility ratings more effectively, more consistently while also providing the compliance evidence to meet NERC FAC 008-03 requirements.

Stay tuned for additional agenda and speaker updates in the coming weeks. 


To learn more about Cascade Facility Ratings, please visit our webpage.

Cascade Facility Ratings Forum 2021 - Speakers

Agenda

Agenda Overview. All Session times are CDT

Track 

Sessions

Tuesday, March 16  

Welcome and Logistics

The event will kick off with a welcome and share practical information for the day and sessions to come.


Speaker bio:

James has been in DNV GL for two years and is responsible for regional sales for Cascade and Cascade Facility Ratings solutions for Electric Grid Reliability and Performance. Prior to joining DNV GL, James spent 15 years working in the utility market for ABB selling high voltage and medium voltage equipment.

Speaker

James Mack

Regional Sales Manager

Location

Virtual

FAC-008 Compliance: audit readiness

Facility ratings can pose challenges and the challenge has increased with added scrutiny being placed by Regional Entity Auditors. In this session Ray will review the role of regional entity auditors, how to solve these challenges and be audit ready in the end. 

Speaker bio:

Since 2007, Raymond has been assisting Utilities, Munis and Generation with the challenge to be audit ready for NERC 693 and NERC CIP. For FAC-008, that includes creating a Facility Rating Process, a Facility Rating Methodology and Facility Rating Evidence of Compliance. Prior to providing NERC support, Raymond assisted utilities switching to ISO/RTO mode of operation, Designed and developed distributed process control systems, designed and developed Utility EMS and SCADA systems

Speaker

Raymond Gilby

Senior Consultant

Providing sufficient evidence

Dan will discuss how Baltimore Gas & Electric (BG&E) uses the functionality in Cascade Facility Ratings to document independent reviews.  He will also discuss how DNV GL and BG&E are working to develop functionality that documents the inputs of each element used to calculate its ratings at each facility, approval and the ability to retrieve this element level information from history past facility revisions.


Speaker bio

Dan worked the first 15 years of his career in nuclear plants which provided him with an appreciation of the rigor of compliance to mandatory standards.  He joined Baltimore Gas & Electric (BG&E) in 2000 where he has worked in Transmission System Operation, Transmission Planning, and Substation Engineering.  For the past two years he has function as Ratings Engineer.  As such, he is responsible establishing and updating all facility ratings at BGE as well as maintaining BGE's FAC-008 compliance program.

Speaker

Dan Covington

Ratings Engineer, Baltimore Gas & Electric

Introduction to Cascade Facility Ratings

This session will provide participants with an introductory look inside DNV GL's software solution with a focus on demonstrating the core features supporting better facility rating management.


Speaker bio:

Henry is a Product Manager with the Electric Grid Team at DNV. His primary product focus is on Cascade Facility Ratings and Cascade Connect applications. Prior to joining DNV GL in February 2020, he had spent 16 years in Melbourne Australia in Project Management and Product Management roles with the Victorian energy regulator and two separate start companies that developed IoT based energy management technologies.

Speaker

Henry Otley

Product Manager, DNV GL - Digital Solutions

Session Q&A, wrap up and close

Take the opportunity to ask any questions not answered during the presentations, share feedback and get an overview of March 17 agenda. 


Speaker bio

Andy spent over 20 years working for a utility as a IT manager responsible for GIS, OMS, Work Management and other solutions within the T&D department.  Since then he has worked with utilities to help them gain benefits from various solutions including GIS, Design, asset management, and system planning.  He is responsible for account management for Synergi Electric, Cascade and Cascade Facility Ratings for DNV GL for the last 3+ years.    

Speaker

Andy Schlegel

Principal Sales Manager, DNV GL - Digital Solutions

Track 

Sessions

Wednesday, March 17  

Welcome

Join Jim as he opens day 2 with a brief recap of day 1, an overview of the agenda along with logistical information. 


Speaker bio: 

Jim has been with DNV GL since 2010, serving as regional sales manager for Cascade and Cascade Facility Ratings. He now serves as Business Development Manager and has extensive knowledge in the utilities industry.

Speaker

Jim Weik

Business Development

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) addressing Ambient Adjusted Ratings (AAR)

FERC NOPR (Docket No. RM20-16-000: Managing Transmission Line Ratings) implementation of Ambient Adjusted Ratings (AAR) and its impact on transmission system congestion and future grid planning will be discussed.


Speaker bio: 

Charles Gibune has over thirteen years in generation and transmission planning, power flow analysis with an extensive background in conducting economic analysis of transmission and generation projects through LMP process. Included in his experience is the development of processes to identify optimal transmission solutions to mitigate identified transmission system issues. This has led to numerous approved transmission opportunities for the utilities he is assigned to. Mr. Gibune also has very strong experience in performing Full Interconnection Studies (FIS) for generations applying to interconnect to the ERCOT system (which include both steady state and short circuit analysis), Available Transfer Capability (ATC) studies/generation deliverability studies, P-V/QV analysis, reactive power studies, facility study, development of contingency events for Utilities to comply with the NERC TPL-001 through TPL-004 standards. Mr. Gibune currently leads the team responsible for helping clients with compliance related work including but not limited to the following: NERC TPL-001-4 standard, FERC-715 report and filing, NERC MOD026/027 standard.

Speaker

Charles Gibune

Lead Senior Engineer - Generation & Transmission Compliance, DNV GL - Digital Solutions

How Cascade Facility Ratings handles ambient adjusted ratings

This session will focus on how DNV GL's solution delivers accurate, reliable, and consistent ambient adjusted ratings calculations. Participants will be stepped through a basic configuration setup, the ratings approval workflow, and reporting options.


Speaker bio:

Henry is a Product Manager with the Electric Grid Team at DNV. His primary product focus is on Cascade Facility Ratings and Cascade Connect applications.  Prior to joining DNV GL in February 2020, he had spent 16 years in Melbourne Australia in Project Management and Product Management roles with the Victorian energy regulator and two separate start companies that developed IoT based energy management technologies.

Speaker

Henry Otley

Product Manager, DNV GL - Digital Solutions

A closer look at IEEE standards and Cascade Facility Ratings

In this session we will look at IEEE 738-2012 (Overhead Line Ratings) and IEEE 605-2008 (Bus Ratings) and see how our customers are modeling them in Cascade Facility Ratings today.


Speaker bio:

Allen has been employed by DNV GL for over 15 years and is currently focused in implementing Cascade and Cascade Facility Ratings for our customers.  Prior to joining DNV GL he worked as an engineer for an electric utility using our software solutions.  

Speaker

Allen Beaudette

Senior Consultant, DNV GL - Digital Solutions

Feedback, Q&A, wrap up and session close

This session provides you the opportunity to share feedback and insight on NERC as well as address any questions not previously addressed in the presentation. We will also have a quick review of dashboards and time permitting, Plan Project. 


Speaker bio:

Andy spent over 20 years working for a utility as a IT manager responsible for GIS, OMS, Work Management and other solutions within the T&D department.  Since then he has worked with utilities to help them gain benefits from various solutions including GIS, Design, asset management, and system planning.  He is responsible for account management for Synergi Electric, Cascade and Cascade Facility Ratings for DNV GL for the last 3+ years.    

Speaker

Andy Schlegel

Regional Sales Manager, DNV GL - Digital Solutions