ASERTTI Webinar Series on Energy Apps and Cloud Computing

May - September 2013

Webinar Descriptions

GTIAutomating Field Data Collection for Utility Companies through Mobile GIS, Tablet Computers, High Accuracy GPS, and Cloud Computing
May 29, 2013 - 1:00-2:00pm ET

As part of GTI’s Intelligent Utility program, technology to automate the process of capturing field data is being developed and deployed with utility companies across the country. Data related to new asset installations and routine O&M activities is captured with smart forms on tablet computers within a mobile GIS environment to eliminate paper maps and records and back-office processing. Real-time sub-foot accurate GPS and barcode scanning applications are added to the system to truly provide an automated workflow. Data collected in the field can be temporarily stored in a cloud environment until it is pulled back into the GIS.

Speaker: Alicia Farag, Program Manager, Infrastructure Sector, GTI (presentation)

EPRICyber Security for Energy Applications
June 17, 2013 - 1:00-2:00pm ET

The electricity sector is becoming increasingly dependent on information technology and telecommunications infrastructure to ensure the reliability of the electric grid. This reliance is resulting in a critical priority for cyber/physical security and data privacy for utilities. Cyber security measures must be designed and implemented to protect the grid from attacks, natural disasters, equipment failures, and user errors by employing technologies that strengthen the grid’s resilience.

Speaker: Annabelle Lee, Senior Technical Executive, EPRI (presentation)

ETCgroupData Driven Energy Management
July 15, 2013 - 1:00-2:00pm ET

Industrial companies are achieving energy management through collection, analysis, and storage of energy data. A new open source software suite, SkySpark, is helping end-users identify the areas of greatest need for improvement within the plant to increase system efficiency. Applications include building commissioning, equipment fault detection, energy analysis, load profiling, facility benchmarking, asset performance tracking, and carbon and greenhouse gas reporting.

Speaker: Chris Binger, Senior Engineer / Analyst, ETC Group (presentation)

neeaIrrigation Efficiency: Integrated Data Reporting for Decision Support Solutions
August 19, 2013 - 1:00-2:00pm ET

There is currently no integrated irrigation decision support solution with a common platform of data reporting and a clear set of recommended actions. The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is working to achieve agricultural water, energy, and economic enhancement through 20% irrigation efficiency by 2020 by utilizing an integrated management solution.

Speaker: Lori Rhodig, Program Manager, NEEA (presentation)

SMLCSmart Manufacturing: Cloud Data and Computation Services for Performance Management Modeling
September 16, 2013 - 1:00-2:00pm ETEPRI

The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) is developing a shared infrastructure (SM Platform) that will enable the implementation of Smart Manufacturing (SM) capabilities, to create a step change in manufacturing. The SM platform will promote next-generation economic, energy, sustainability and EH&S manufacturing performance and global competitiveness. Partnering with the University of Texas at Austin, SMLC was recently awarded an Innovative Manufacturing Initiative (IMI) grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to deploy the SM platform.

Speaker: Denise Swink, CEO, SMLC (presentation)
               Barbara Bauman Tyran, Director, Washington & State Relations, EPRI

If you have any questions, please contact ASERTTI Program Director, Sarah Ruen Blanchard at or 303-425-6800 ext. 463.