Episode #16: Leveraging AMI data to enhance grid situational awareness

Episode #16: Leveraging AMI data to enhance grid situational awareness
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How could the use of AMI data assist in providing situational awareness to grid ops? Experts from OSIsoft and PowerRunner discuss this topic in detail in the latest podcast episode.

With more and more electric meters being replaced with smart meters on AMI, there is an increasingly big amount of data collected on a daily basis. One could call this a potential gold mine for utilities, but it is not easy to get operational value from the vast data collection. Data latency and the complexity of managing such a big data set are two issues that are holding utilities back from using the data insights to their full potential.

In this episode of the Smart Energy International podcast, our host Areti Ntaradimou speaks to Kevin Walsh (Industry Principal for Transmission and Distribution at OSIsoft, now part of AVEVA) and Dan Garvey (Director, Sales and Marketing at PowerRunner) about this issue and how their collaborative technology solution is providing situational awareness to grid operators.

This episode is brought to you in partnership with OSIsoft.


Kevin Walsh | Industry Principal for Transmission and Distribution | OSIsoft, now part of AVEVA

Kevin Walsh is the Principal for Transmission and Distribution at OSIsoft. OSIsoft delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure, for the management of real-time data and events. Walsh is engaged mainly in Transmission/Distribution/Smart Grid and AMI areas. He has over 20 years of experience in the Utility space covering areas in Demand Side Management (DSM), Retail Operations; software supporting central markets, complex billing, Meter Data Management, and smart grid applications such as DER, Microgrids, and PMUs. He works with product management/development to support new functionality in his area of responsibility and field sales for applying the PI technology to assist in the new Utility challenges that many of them face. Kevin previously worked at SAP and AREVA T&D. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Dan Garvey | Director, Sales and Marketing | PowerRunner

Dan Garvey is PowerRunner’s Director of Sales and Marketing and leads the company’s direct sales and channel sales efforts and strategic partnerships with OSIsoft, NVIDIA and Dell. PowerRunner provides innovative, scalable and extendable software solutions that extract business value from disparate OT and IT data sources to support the growing complexities of Energy IoT. Dan has over 25 years of diverse energy industry experience beginning as an engineer with Boston Edison (Eversource) and US Navy, and then in business development roles with Southern Company Energy Marketing, Siemens and Oracle Utilities. His diverse experience, from the meter to power plant, supports the consultative approach that is necessary to deliver software solutions to utilities and other energy market participants. Dan graduated from Merrimack College with a BSEE.


Areti Ntaradimou | Editor Smart Energy International and Enlit Europe content director for data

Music by NSAT

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