DistribuTECH 2018

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Visit SISCO Booth #1502 at DistribuTECH

JAN 23-25: We are excited to be returning to DistribuTECH in San Antonio, TX and look forward to another opportunity to meet with members of the utility community. DistribuTECH is the largest U.S. event that covers the utility industry from end-to-end with 10,000 attendees and more than 450 exhibitors. Visit us at booth #1502 to meet with our experts and learn more about how our products and services can help utilities increase the value of their operational systems using CIM, IEC 61850, and ICCP-TASE.2.

If you need more information or would like to schedule a meeting with a SISCO representative during the conference, please email info@sisconet.com

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UCAIug 2017 IEC 61850 IOP

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UCAIug 2017 IEC 61850 IOP

OCT 15-19:  Testing will take place in New Orleans, LA.  The objective of the test is to demonstrate interoperability between devices and also to focus on finding and addressing potential source of issues between devices. This is the first time that this test is going to be held in the United States and provides an excellent opportunity for North American based utilities to attend and see firsthand the performance of IEC 61850 devices and their interoperability with other vendors’ products. or more information, CLICK HERE.

2017 NASPI Work Group Meeting

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NASPI Work Group Meeting

Sep 26-27: SISCO will be an exhibitor at the upcoming October NASPI Work Group Meeting in Springfield, MA. This Work Group meeting will feature invited user success stories, a vendor show, and poster session.  There will also be presentations from companies and individuals who are using synchrophasor technology successfully to solve specific challenges.  Join us to learn about these challenges, solutions, accomplishments and lessons learned.

Additional meeting information and registration available here.

 

2017 OSIsoft T&D PI Users Group Meeting

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2017 OSIsoft T&D PI Users Group Meeting

Sep. 20-22: Come see SISCO at the upcoming 2017 OSIsoft Transmission & Distribution PI Users Group Meeting in New Orleans, LA. This event has a mixed focus on operations, substations, planning, engineering, asset management, maintenance, and IT. Content is targeted towards technical staff tasked with supporting PI System Infrastructure, consumers of PI System Data throughout the enterprise, and managers involved with technological strategy.
The meeting will once again be held in conjunction with the EMMOS Users Conference (Sept. 17-20).

OSIsoft is the provider of the PI System – the leading real-time software data infrastructure for enabling operational intelligence. Additional meeting information and registration available here.

2017 EMMOS Users Conference

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2018 EMMOS Users Conference

SEP 17-20: 2017 EMMOS Users Conference – New Orleans, LA.  Once again, SISCO will be a sponsor at this year’s event.  The conference promotes the use of non-proprietary, multi-vendor technology solutions in the Energy Management System arena. Attendees will learn more on the latest in sharing information related to the use of open systems technology, standards-based approaches in the electric utility control center, and other technology developments in related fields.

For additional event information, CLICK HERE.

Product Release: ICCP Lite PLUS+

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Product Release: ICCP Lite PLUS+

ICCP Lite PLUS+ is used in many critical systems world-wide for supporting data exchange between control centers to ensure the reliability and integrity of high-voltage systems and for economic dispatch of generation in countries supporting open energy markets. A new release of ICCP Lite PLUS+ (V6.1000) is now available for download. This version integrates several separate packages into a single comprehensive release that will improve reliability and simplify development of ICCP-TASE.2 applications and devices. Important new features include:

  • Updated security extensions for IEC 62351-4 Ed.2 supporting 2048/256 bit asymmetric keys and ciphers with SHA2 signatures
  • New Java based security configuration utility with installable run-time for user systems
  • Updated make files for 32-bit and 64-bit systems
  • Numerous other updates and enhancements

CIM Users Group – European Meeting 2017

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CIM Users Group – European Meeting 2017

JUN 13-15:  Join us in Herzogenaurach, Germany for the 2017 CIM Users Group meeting focused on Supporting Distributed Energy & the Utility of the Future with CIM. This will be an excellent opportunity to engage with utility decision makers involved in developing standards-based enterprise information architectures and integration frameworks to meet the business challenges of utilities in Europe. Presentation topics will cover:

  • Best practices on how to apply CIM models and standards in the DSO/TSO enterprise
  • Preparing for the impact of ENTSO-E network codes on DSOs and DSO/TSO information exchange using CIM
  • How TSOs and DSOs collaborate using CIM
  • CIM as solution for integrating IT/OT systems in distribution and transmission (e.g., smart meters, outage management, customer information systems, etc.)
  • Experience with Enterprise Semantic Modeling (ESM) and Enterprise Information Management (EIM) based on the CIM
  • CIM-based system integration utility stories
  • CIM – 61850 harmonization
  • Other CIM related projects and solutions

For more information, click here.

Interoperability Test in New Orleans

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Interoperability Test in New Orleans

The UCA User’s Group is sponsoring an IEC 61850 Interoperability Test in New Orleans, Louisiana October 13-19, 2017.  SISCO is assisting in the coordination and planning of this activity. The event will include a training session on IEC 61850 (October 13-14). Currently, there are twenty-five participating and twenty witnessing companies. Special emphasis during the event will be given to testing live systems and NERC CIP compliance.
For further information contact Herbert Falk (herb@sisconet.com) or Kay Clinard (kay@ucaiug.org).

SISCO at DistribuTECH 2017

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SISCO at DistribuTECH 2017

SISCO once again exhibited at the DistribuTECH conference in San Diego where we met with many of our customers, partners and industry leaders regarding the challenges and opportunities that they are facing. The impact of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) on the electric grid at both the distribution and transmission levels continues to be a critical issue that is affecting the entire energy industry. One of the most important challenges we keep hearing about is how to handle the increase in complexity of integrating DER to the grid. It was interesting to observe that one of the common solutions to this complexity that was presented in many of the conference sessions and exhibits is something that SISCO has been delivering to our customers for many years: using model-driven semantics for communications and integration. SISCO’s IEC 61850 and CIM solutions leverage the underlying semantics of these standards to help automate and manage the configuration and operation of the modern electric power grid. The legacy approach of using numbers or ad-hoc naming for operational data becomes unworkable as complexity increases. At DistibuTECH SISCO demonstrated how we are helping our customers to use the semantics of power system models to help them build a more resilient smart grid for the future.