Work Group Meetings

NASPI Work Group Virtual Meeting, November 4-5, 2020

Nov 04, 2020 - Nov 05, 2020
Teresa Carlon

Update 7/10/20: After much consideration and feedback from the NASPI community, the Leadership Team has decided not to hold a face-to-face meeting rather we will host our fall Work Group meeting virtually. Please check back for updates and I will also notify people via the NASPI Work Group mailing list. If you want to check and see if your email is on our list, please get in contact with me:

Please mark your calendar for November 4 & 5 for NASPI's virtual meeting. Details to come.

Nov 2020
Nov 2020

NASPI Work Group Virtual Meeting Panel Discussion Webinars; April 16, 2020 (Session 2)

Apr 16, 2020
Teresa Carlon

April 16 - 8:00am PDT / 11:00am EDT (1.5 hrs)
Future Requirements for the Measurement of Frequency and ROCOF

Moderator: Allen Goldstein, NIST
In electrical power systems around the world, accurate and timely measurement of Frequency and ROCOF have been rapidly gaining importance. With increasing requirements for power system automation, and an increasing shift towards inverter-based resources, several organizations have been independently looking into the future performance requirements for frequency and ROCOF. This virtual panel of experts will focus on the future requirements for the accuracy of Frequency and ROCOF on the grid, in both transmission and distribution systems. Additionally, information to help understand the challenges in determining F and ROCOF measurements in a timely manner will also be presented.Panel will consist of:

  • Dr. Guglielmo Frigo of EPFL and Dr. Gert Reitveld, representing the EURAMET study on ROCOF requirements and work being done at EPFL and  METAS, the Swiss National Metrology Institute.
  • Dr. Gustavo Brunello of GE, representing IEC TC8 / TC96 JWG 12: which is drafting an IEC standard for Frequency and ROCOF measurement performance for various use cases in distribution systems.
  • Dr. Filipe Wilches-Bernal of Sandia National Labs, representing the DOE funded project on “Numerical Algorithms for Estimating Frequency to Enable Synthetic Inertia”. The results of which are helpful in understanding the challenges of frequency and ROCOF estimation.

April 16 – 11:30am PDT / 2:30pm EDT (1.5 hrs)
Program updates

Moderator: Jeff Dagle
Overview of the use of synchrophasor technologies, tools, and applications to operate a more resilient and efficient electric grid continue to evolve. Listen to what the leaders have to say about what they are doing to continue the advancement of time-synchronized telemetry. Expected updates from DOE, EPRI, FERC, NERC, EIDSN, and the NASPI technical task team leaders.


NASPI Work Group Virtual Meeting Panel Discussion Webinars; April 15, 2020 (Session 1)

Apr 15, 2020
Teresa Carlon

April 15 - 8:00am PDT / 11:00am EDT (1.5 hrs)
National Infrastructure for Artificial Intelligence on the Grid (NI4AI)

Moderator: Sascha von Meier, UC Berkeley
This webinar will introduce the ARPA-E funded NI4AI effort, built on PingThings’ PredictiveGrid platform. Using case examples involving different types of data analytics from academia and utility practice, Sascha will highlight the role of geographic scope, heterogeneity, and real vs. synthetic data for creating new intelligence about the grid. Participants will have the opportunity to contribute comments and ideas about how this budding infrastructure can best serve their needs.
Panel will consist of: Sean Murphy (PingThings), Mohini Bariya (UC Berkeley), Prof. Luigi Vanfretti (RPI), Dr. Tetiana Bogodorova (RPI), and Dr. Kevin Jones (Dominion).


April 15 - 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT (1.5 hrs)
Use of Synchrophasor Technology in Control Rooms: Opportunities and Challenges

Moderator: Sarma NDR Nuthalapati, Co-Chair, NASPI Control Room Solutions Task Team
There are significant efforts taking place in using Synchrophasor Technology in control room operations. This panel will discuss some of the opportunities and challenges in taking technology to the control room.
Panel will consist of: Aftab Alam (CAISO),
Tariq Rahman and Greg Zweigle (SDG&E), and James Kleitsch (ATC).

NASPI Work Group Meeting & Vendor Show October 29-30, 2019 - Richmond, VA

Oct 29, 2019 - Oct 30, 2019
Teresa Carlon

We are pleased to announce the October NASPI Work Group meeting will be held in Richmond, VA, on October 28 - 30, 2019.  This meeting will feature invited user success stories, NASPI Technology Partner Presentations, vendor show, and poster session. You will hear presentations from companies and individuals who are using synchrophasor technology successfully to solve specific challenges and the lessons they learned along the way. Our distinguished keynote speaker will be an executive from Dominion Energy, Inc.

Technical workshop (October 28)
NASPI will host a complimentary Train-the-Trainer technical workshop on October 28, 2019 from 1:00-5:00PM at The Westin Richmond. Train-the-Trainer is presented by Michael Cassiadoro, Total Reliability Solutions, LLC. This session is intended for grid operator and electric utility trainers that wish to incorporate the eight-hour Use of Time Synchronized Measurements in Real-Time Operations training course into their respective training programs. We will explain how the course was designed, review the course materials to ensure underlying knowledge requirements are met, and provide pointers on how customize the training materials to meet your company’s specific needs. No registration is required to attend the Train-the-Trainer technical workshop.

Poster Session (October 29)
 The poster session will be held the evening of October 29, 2019. Thank you to those of you who submitted a poster abstract.

Oct 2019
Keynote Speaker - Kevin Curtis, Vice President, Electric Transmission, Dominion Energy
09:20 AM - 09:50 AM
Department of Energy (DOE) update - Alireza Ghassemian
09:50 AM - 10:05 AM
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) update - Mahendra Patel
10:05 AM - 10:20 AM
North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Update - Jeff Dagle
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM
EIDSN - A Network of Sharing - Kent Simendinger
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Point on Wave - next generation measurements perspective - Alison Silverstein
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Dominion Energy, Inc. - Kevin Jones
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
SDG&E Wildfire Mitigation Strategy - Falling Conductor Protection: Daniel Dietmeyer
11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Synchrophasor Data Quality Conditioning - Evangelos Farantatos
01:20 PM - 01:40 PM
Transmission Services Corporation using Synchrophasor Technology - Sarma Nuthalapati
01:40 PM - 02:00 PM
Panel: Industry Perspective - Challenges and Use Cases for Deploying New PMUs: Shaun Murphy
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Task Team Breakouts
03:10 PM - 05:00 PM
Oct 2019
Keynote Speaker: David Roop, Director, Electric Transmission Operations & Reliability, Dominion Energy, Inc.
09:05 AM - 09:35 AM
GPS security/spoofing - Tariq Rahman
10:55 AM - 11:15 AM
Transmission Grid Impacts of GPS Spoofing Attacks - Colin Ponce
11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
Success?! A Journey to Full Distribution Situational Awareness - Heng (Kevin) Chen
11:35 AM - 11:55 AM
The DarkNet Project: David Wells (DOE)
11:55 AM - 12:15 PM
NASPInet 2.0 update - Jeff Taft
01:20 PM - 01:40 PM
Panel: Synchronized Measurements from Disparate Sources – Moderator Matthew Rhodes
01:40 PM - 02:40 PM
FOA 1861 - Sandra Jenkins (DOE)
02:40 PM - 03:00 PM
FOA 1492: Substation Secondary Asset Health Monitoring Using Synchrophasors (EPG DOE 850) - Neeraj Nayak
03:00 PM - 03:20 PM
FOA 1492: Real-Time Applications Using Linear State Estimation Technology (EPG DOE 849) - Neeraj Nayak
03:45 PM - 04:05 PM
FOA 1492: Production Grade MV&C Application V2.0–Recent enhancements (GE DOE 858) - Honggang Wang
04:05 PM - 04:25 PM
FOA 1492: Grid Protection Alliance, Inc. DOE 859, Ritchie Carroll
04:25 PM - 04:45 PM

NASPI Work Group Meeting, April 16-17 - San Diego, CA

Apr 16, 2019 - Apr 17, 2019
Teresa Carlon

The North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI) Work Group meeting will be held in San Diego, California April 15-17, 2019. We invite members of the broad synchrophasor community to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation at the meeting.  We are particularly interested in receiving abstracts that showcase innovative and novel applications of synchrophasor technology, to solve operational or planning electric power reliability and resilience challenges.  We are also particularly interested in wide-area streaming applications of high-speed (so-called “point-on-wave”) time-synchronized measurements. To complement this topic, we encourage abstracts associated with inverter-based generation and renewable power integration, including ameliorating issues associated with low inertia future scenarios and the ability to maintain essential reliability services.

April 15, 2019 - The NASPI meeting will be kicked off with the Technical Workshop on Communication and Networking Issues, organized by Dan Brancaccio. The workshop agenda and any shareable presentation will be posted on the NASPI Workshop webpage.

Download all the presentations from a zip file.


Apr 2019
Keynote speaker - Ali Yari, Director, Electric Grid Operations, San Diego Gas & Electric
09:10 AM - 09:30 AM
Organization Updates
09:40 AM - 10:20 AM
Point-on-wave Measurements
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM