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CIM Users Group – North American 2024 Meeting – 29-32 July, 2024

The UCA International Users Group invites members of the energy industry to attend the CIM Users Group – North American 2024 Meeting, "Standards-based Interoperability at the Grid Edge" on July 29-31, 2024 in Richland, Washington USA.

This meeting will emphasize the development, growth, and acceptance of the CIM standard by the industry and explore how that standard has provided techniques and best practices to achieve full data exchange and integration.  Whether you are a CIM novice or expert, this meeting will provide a forum to learn more about CIM and network with colleagues.

Join us for three days of tutorials, technical talks, and networking at our next North American user group meeting hosted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  With over 300 days of sun a year, the vibrant Tri-Cities are the perfect destination fo rengaging with other CIM experts, enjoying local wine, and watching the Grand Prix hydroplane Columbia Cup race!

Key Dates

Call for Presentations Deadeline - June 1, 2024
Early Bird Registration Deadline - June 17, 2024

** Non-U.S. Citizens MUST register by the Early Bird Deadline **

What Is CIM?

The CIM is an international standard now globally accepted for modeling the information exchanges required in electric utilities. The CIM is independent of any individual application, middleware, or message protocols used for data exchange. The interoperability enabled by the CIM standards is a key factor for achieving the Smart Grid vision.

The CIM Users Group (CIMug) was formed to promote progress of the CIM and to share project experiences. The users group holds two meetings each year (one in Europe and one in the U.S.). Recognized experts share their insights and resolve key technical issues. Each meeting also includes pre-conference tutorials, vendor exhibits, and social networking opportunities.

 

Who Should Attend

Utilities, energy companies, RTO/ISOs and others involved in developing standards-based enterprise information architectures and integration frameworks to meet their business challenges will find this conference invaluable. Project managers, system architects, business and IT managers, and control center personnel will all benefit from this meeting. With the focus on Smart Grid interoperability and distribution applications, vendors with CIM-based products they plan to make available to this community will want to reserve a Vendor Table to demonstrate their products and discuss service offerings.

The meeting is open to all current or potential CIM users – you do not have to be a CIM User Group member to attend. Attendees gain first-hand access to CIM experts and come away with new insights on how to realize the power of CIM-based integration.

 

Meeting Location

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Discovery Hall
650 Hord Rapids Rd.
Richland, WA 99354 USA
https://www.pnnl.gov/

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Arnhem 2024: Netherlands Meeting – 14-16 May, 2024

The UCA International Users Group invites members of the energy industry to attend the CIM Users Group – European 2024 Fall Meeting, "Gear Up: Support Business Processes and Boost digitization with the CIM" hosted by Tennet on 14-16 May, 2024 in Arnhem, Netherlands. This meeting will emphasize the use of CIM-baed data exchanges as part of business processes and how digitization is changing the utility industry environment. Whether you are a CIM novice or expert, this meeting will provide a forum to learn more about CIM and network with industry colleagues.​

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What Is CIM?

The CIM is an international standard now globally accepted for modeling the information exchanges required in electric utilities. The CIM is independent of any individual application, middleware, or message protocols used for data exchange. The interoperability enabled by the CIM standards is a key factor for achieving the Smart Grid vision.

The CIM Users Group (CIMug) was formed to promote progress of the CIM and to share project experiences. The users group holds two meetings each year (one in Europe and one in the U.S.). Recognized experts share their insights and resolve key technical issues. Each meeting also includes pre-conference tutorials, vendor exhibits, and social networking opportunities.

Who Should Attend

Utilities, energy companies, RTO/ISOs and others involved in developing standards-based enterprise information architectures and integration frameworks to meet their business challenges will find this conference invaluable. Project managers, system architects, business and IT managers, and control center personnel will all benefit from this meeting. With the focus on Smart Grid interoperability and distribution applications, vendors with CIM-based products they plan to make available to this community will want to reserve a Vendor Table to demonstrate their products and discuss service offerings.

The meeting is open to all current or potential CIM users – you do not have to be a CIM User Group member to attend. Attendees gain first-hand access to CIM experts and come away with new insights on how to realize the power of CIM-based integration.

Meeting Location:

Hotel Haarhuis
Stationsplein 1
6811 KG Arnhem
the Netherlands
Tel: +31 26 442 7441
https://hotelhaarhuis.nl/en​​​​​​​

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Webinar: Simplifying Secure Routable GOOSE & Sampled Values

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Smart Grid concepts have driven the need to migrate to microprocessor based controls and digital communications. There are several use cases that require interoperable communications within and between utilities as well as industrial complexes such as:

  • Transfer-Trip
  • Remedial Action Schemes (RAS)/System Integrity Protection Schemes (SIPS)
  • Load Shed
  • Blackstart
  • Dynamic Grid Formation
  • Actionable Synchrophasor Exchange

All of these use cases require point-to-multipoint secure communications. Some of the use cases can be extended to integrate between the utility enterprise and the industrial complex.

The routable version of the Generic Object Oriented Substation Event (R-GOOSE) and routable Sampled Values (R-SV) profiles satisfy the security and communication requirements of the utility industry. These profiles allow IP multicast address and advanced route path determination to prevent network flooding. The release of Amendment 1 to IEC 61850 Edition 2 has supplanted IEC TR 61850-90-5, providing enhancements and defect correction.

PROBLEM:

Security configuration and maintenance, in many cases, is viewed as complex and represents an impediment for adoption and deployment. The use of R-GOOSE/R-SV requires that the pairing of published information to subscribers of that information (e.g. a publication group) share a common symmetric key which utilizes a key distribution mechanism as specified in IEC 62351-9.

SOLUTION:

The engineering process of IEC 61850 allows for the configuration of publication groups, destination addresses for the publications, and addresses for key management for that group. The System Configuration Tool (SCT) stores this information in an SCL file that can be used by the Garibaldi Key Distribution Center to simplify security configuration by:

  • Managing large numbers of multicast group keys and policy distribution
  • Managing system Enrollment & Revocation
  • Supporting both centralized and de-centralized environments

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why it’s important to use routable GOOSE and the need for security
  • The concepts of key delivery resiliency
  • Leveraging IEC 61850 SCL to minimize security and system simulation configuration time
  • Learn how to simulate system design and impact of security on a system using Distributed Test Manager (DTM)
  • How to configure Garibaldi (Key Distribution Center) using SCL to save time & minimize configuration mistakes
  • Learn about the separation of security management planes and real time operation planes
  • How in service testing equipment can be used in a secure environment

Who should attend:

  • System Integrators
  • System Engineers
  • IT Network Engineers
  • IT/OT Cyber security personnel
  • Anyone interested in IEC 61850 automation & security

When: July 30, 2020 at 11am EDT