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September

Monday/Training Workshops


  • 7:00 am - 8:30 am

    Breakfast

    Madison Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am

    Breakfast Meeting: Conference Kickoff

    As you're wrapping up breakfast, hang out for a quick "Conference Kickoff" where we will discuss highlights of this year’s conference and things to know for the week to come.

    Madison Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Registration Open

    Foyer/Art Gallery, 1st Floor

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    HelpDesk Open

    Liberty Room, 1st Floor

  • 8:30 am - 10:15 am

    Workforce Management (WFM)

    In this session you will learn about how our Workforce Management solution (WFM), supports field service activities, automating, optimizing and efficiently managing the process of dispatching field work for both in-house and outsourced crews. WFM enables complete end-to-end field work management and control, facilitating the communications between crews and control centers and providing tools for better decision making.

    Pulaski Room, 1st Floor

  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    NTX Solutions

    This workshop will cover all things NTX (and NTU), including an overview of the product range, the software and the configuration tools, as well as the basics of communications and security for the NTX & NTU platforms.

    Ossabaw Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Database & Display Editor

    This workshop is a condensed version of the formal Database & Display Editor training course, featuring the new PRISM Designer display editor that is replacing DrawV. Learn how to deliver a better experience for your users with enhanced system displays that improve situational awareness.

    Cumberland Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    PRISM Tips & Tricks

    This workshop will show you many useful applications, tools and settings that are available within the core PRISM system. Learn how to utilize these lesser known features to help you and your users/operators maximize its value.

    Sapelo Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Sip & Stroll Excursion (for guests of attendees)

    Join The Desoto's Sotherly Host, Kolin (a local expert) on a fun narrative walk of the immediate historic squares and neighborhood. Kolin will greet you at the hotel bar, Proof & Provision, to grab one of our amazing craft cocktails to-go style. Then, you'll head out on a 1 hour stroll around the squares to hear about his favorite local shops, eateries, historical home and sites. Walk length varies from 45 min - 1 hour 15 min. Space is limited to 8.

    Proof & Provision lobby bar, 1st Floor

  • 10:15 am - 10:45 am

    Morning Break

    Foyer/Art Gallery, 1st Floor

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Lunch

    Madison Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Exhibitor Showcase – Platinum

    Foyer/Art Gallery, 1st Floor

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Improve Reliability with FLISR

    Learn how automation will improve your system reliability and operational efficiency. Unplanned faults cause service interruptions and costly truck rolls. The ACS Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration (FLISR) application will help you transform your restorations from hours to minutes.

    Cumberland Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    GIS + Network Development & Maintenance (NDM)

    GIS and NDM systems are two key modules of the Onesait Utilities Grid Suite, both support core functionalities of business processes associated to grid transmission and distribution companies. Learn how GIS provides geospatial technology for smart asset management. It incorporates a complete set of tools that allow queries, modifications, analytics and visualization of the grid helping with the decision making tasks associated to grid management. NDM is the module that supports the full cycle of grid development and maintenance projects, including asset inventory and maintenance. NDM incorporates functionalities such as definition of project plan and project groups, graph enabled design with technical analysis capabilities, generation of cost estimates from graphic and alphanumeric designs, budget control, work execution follow up, technical and financial commissioning of the finalized assets, and facilities energization.

    Pulaski Room, 1st Floor

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    GIS and Data Modeling with DASmap

    This session will cover how to import GIS data into your PRISM system and how to use the many capabilities of DASmap. Importing your model into PRISM enables advanced visualization and enables advanced applications such as outage management and DMS applications.

    Ossabaw Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Integrated Volt-VAR Control (IVVC)

    The IVVC workshop session will cover the benefits of implementing IVVC to manage demand through active control of voltage and minimizing system losses. The IVVC application optimizes your system with a very quick ROI.

    Cumberland Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    PRISM System Monitoring

    Learn how use the new and revamped PRISM System Monitor to optimize your system resources and performance. The new system monitors resource utilization, processes and provides proactive alerts.

    Sapelo Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Afternoon Break

    Foyer/Art Gallery, 1st Floor

  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Voltage Reduction

    This SCADA-based application will enable you to reduce system peaks, saving on demand charges. This session will cover how Voltage Reduction works and how quickly you can benefit from the application.

    Cumberland Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    RF Communications for Distribution Automation

    Hear first-hand from a utility how they implemented RF communications to accomplish distribution automation and optimization with the ACS solution.  RF system selection and resulting system performance will be discussed.

    Presented by Aclara

    Sapelo Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    OMS & Dispatch

    This session will cover the features and workflows of an integrated outage management and dispatch solution using PRIMS OMS.

    Ossabaw Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Meter Data Management (MDM)

    Learn about MDM and ECL, two key modules of Onesait Utilities Metering. MDM is Multi Utility solution for management, certificating and exporting measurement data (Electricity, Water, Gas, etc.) to any Utility from many different information data sources (HES, MDC, HHU, etc.). It covers validation, estimation, edition (VEE) and management of the measures with advanced functions for data analysis and forecasting. ECL is the solution for Losses Control and Management, Fraud and default in the electricity, water and gas distribution.

    Pulaski Room, 1st Floor

  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    System Patching

    Persistent cyber security threats and growing regulatory requirements have made regular maintenance and patching of your system more important than ever. This session will cover the value and process of patching your system.

    Cumberland Ballroom, 1st Floor

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October

Tuesday/Training Workshops


  • 7:00 am - 8:30 am

    Breakfast

    Madison Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am

    Breakfast Meeting: Company Update

    As you're wrapping up breakfast, hang out for quick Company Update where we will discuss points of interest from last year’s conference, address company direction and progress made over the last 12 months.

    Madison Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Registration Open

    Foyer/Art Gallery, 1st Floor

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    HelpDesk Open

    Liberty Room, 1st Floor

  • 8:30 am - 10:15 am

    Historian + Platform + Asset Performance Management (APM)

    Learn how Onesait Grid Historian solution is leveraged by the integration of our IoT Onesait Platform open-source components. The combination of our solutions Onesait Grid Historian and Onesait Grid APM provide a suite of capabilities for distribution grid asset monitoring, through the integration and processing of real-time data, historical data management, analytics, predictive monitoring and health index.

    Pulaski Room, 1st Floor

  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    NTX Communication and Administration

    This workshop will cover RTU communication and troubleshooting including DNP protocols (both Ethernet & serial) and protocol analyzers (such as Wireshark & ASE2000). The session will also address firmware updates for all NTX products and troubleshooting using protocol analyzers and NTX Monitor.

    Ossabaw Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Cyber Security & Compliance

    Discussion on Cyber Security best practices and how to apply to your system. Learn the latest development around NERC CIP and other industry standards and the latest technology offered by ACS and our partners

    Presented with SPARQ Global

    Cumberland Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    PRISM System Administration

    Learn the basics of day-to-day administration of your PRISM system in this workshop. The session includes key topics from both the Linux/PRISM Fundamentals and Linux Administration classroom courses.

    Sapelo Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 10:15 am - 10:45 am

    Morning Break

    Foyer/Art Gallery, 1st Floor

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Lunch

    Harborview Room, 15th Floor

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    User Only Session

    The User Only Session is a lunchtime session for ACS Customers ONLY. It is a time for our customers to collaborate on road map items, network with other users and provide ACS with a list of recommended improvements and areas for growth. Customers are invited to grab lunch in Madison Ballroom, then meet in Ossabaw Ballroom.

    ***Current customers are strongly encouraged to attend***

    Ossabaw Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Migrating from Basic SCADA to Advanced Applications

    Learn how to leverage your existing PRISM SCADA platform as the foundation for automation & advanced applications such as FLISR, IVVC and Renewable Integration. The session will cover the path from SCADA to advanced applications.

    Cumberland Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Active Grid Management (AGM) + Distributed Energy Resource Management (DERMS)

    The Grid is becoming more complex and is growing faster than our control methods and tools can handle. Customers investing in DERs create new business models that are disrupting the traditional value chain. In this session you will learn how our Active Grid Management (AGM) platform supports both grid and customer value path, for the reliable and optimal integration of distributed energy resources into grid management.

    Pulaski Room, 1st Floor

  • 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Paint Party with Sonja the Artist (for guests of attendees)

    For many of us, painting has been a way to relax and grow, but now in a group setting and with simple playful guidance, everyone picks up a brush and puts it to canvas, which consistently yields "ah-ha" moments, laughter, new friends and a painting of one's own at the end of the session. Price includes supplies. Learn more about Sonja Robinson at https://sonjarobinsonart.com.

    Covered porch facing Madison Square, 1st floor

  • 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Database & Display Editor (Same as Day 1)

    This workshop is a condensed version of the formal Database & Display Editor training course, featuring the new PRISM Designer display editor that is replacing DrawV. Learn how to deliver a better experience for your users with enhanced system displays that improve situational awareness. This is repeat of the day 1 workshop.

    Ossabaw Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    PRISM Tips & Tricks (Same as Day 1)

    This workshop will show you many useful applications, tools and settings that are available within the core PRISM system. Learn how to utilize these lesser known features to help you and your users/operators maximize its value. This is repeat of the day 1 workshop.

    Sapelo Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Renewable Integration

    The grid is seeing unprecedented growth of renewable assets both in form and behind the meter. This session will cover the DERMS application and Active Grid architecture to allow you to actively manage your DER assets while maintaining your network.

    Cumberland Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Exhibitor Setup – Gold, Silver & Bronze

    Madison Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Afternoon Break

    Foyer/Art Gallery, 1st Floor

  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Electronic Switch Order

    Many utilities are seeing the benefit and value of migrating from paper to electronic switch orders. This session will cover the life cycle of electronic switch plans that give you a full electronic audit trail from request through to execution.

    Cumberland Ballroom, 1st Floor

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Exhibitor Showcase & Reception

    At the close of the day, be sure to join us for an Exhibitor Reception. Meet and mingle with some of the industry's hottest companies to see how their solutions can help you. Complete with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar (drink tickets also provided). Guests of attendee are welcome.

    Madison Ballroom, 1st Floor

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