12 Week Online Training on the Common Information Model for Power Grid technical teams

Date: 11th January - 28th March 2024

Time: 16:00 - 17:30 CET every Thursday

Format: Virtual

Venue: LearnWorlds Online Platform

  • Group Booking Discount - 10% discount for 3+ delegates, 20% discount for 5+ delegates and 30% discount for 10+ delegates booked from the same organisation at the same time

Fundamentals of IEC CIM Speaker Line-Up

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Svein Harald Olsen 

Enterprise Information Architect, Statnett

Svein Harald Olsen works as Enterprise Information Architect at Statnett SF, the Norwegian TSO. He has a Master of Computer System Engineering from University of Bristol, United Kingdom. He has over 20 years’ experience in developing IT solution for the power electricity value chain from power generation and trading to end-user customers. This involves application like Customer Information Systems (CIS) through Power System Transient Stability Software. Svein Olsen is Norwegian member of IEC TC57 WG13 and WG14. He is member of ENTSO-E CGMES expert group and been active participant in developing the CGMES for you in the Common Grid Model (CGM) program that is implementing the EU Network Code.

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Rafael Santodomingo-Berry

Smart Grid Consultant, CGIWest

Rafael has more than 10 years of IT experience in energy industry projects mainly focused on the adoption and enhancement of international IT standards – such as the Common Information Model (CIM) – to facilitate data integration and improve interoperability in the electricity sector. He has worked as a project leader in large projects for utilities and technology providers, and the results of his work have been published in 1 book chapter, 3 papers at leading journals, and in the proceedings of numerous international conferences.He is also member of four groups of experts within the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

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Gareth Taylor

Director of the Brunel Interdisciplinary Power Systems (BIPS), Brunel University

Prof Gareth Taylor is the Director of the Brunel Interdisciplinary Power Systems (BIPS) research centre and Head of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Brunel University London. He has contributed to over 300 research publications and his current research interests include power system operation, smart grids, renewable energy systems, power system information systems and communications. He was also project coordinator for a 4.2M euro H2020 Energy project (2017-2020/774500) entitled ‘Coordination of Transmission and Distribution data eXchanges for renewables integration in the European marketplace through Advanced, Scalable and Secure ICT Systems and Tools’ TDX-ASSIST. The consortium included Brunel University London, EDF R&D, ENTSO-e, EIMV, Fraunhofer IEE, Nester R&D, OFFIS, INESC, ELES, EG, REN and EDPD. He is an IET Fellow, IEEE Senior Member, Chair of the IEEE PES PSOPE task force on TSO-DSO interaction, and is active in several IEEE Power and Energy Society and CIGRE international working groups and task forces. He was also the elected CIGRE UK Regular Member (2016-22) for Study Committee D2 ‘Information Systems and Telecommunication’.

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Marianne Bliko

Product Manager, Kongsberg Digital

Marianne is currently working with Renewables & Utilities in Kongsberg Digital. From previously, she has several years’ experience working in a large Norwegian DSO, with network analysis, strategy development and decision support. This, combined with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Electric Power Systems gives her unique insight in the challenges grid companies are facing. Working as a Growth Manager in Kongsberg Digital, she assists companies in the energy industry carving out the ideal way of beginning, changing, or continuing their digital transformation.

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Anna Elgersma

Data Architect, Alliander

Anna Elgersma has been working for Alliander (Dutch DSO) since 2017, starting off as a BI consultant. Having personally encountered the problems related to finding and understanding data,  she found her calling in Data Management in 2019 and is now a Data Architect working in the Data Office. She has been working with CIM since 2019, building her knowledge by modelling use cases using CIM and spreading her knowledge through workshops. At the moment she is working hard on making one uniform CIM based model for calculations on and insight in the state of her network.

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Mohammed Radi

Network Data Modelling Engineer (CIM), UK Power Networks

Mohammed Radi is Network Data Modelling expert who received the M.Sc. degree with distinction in Sustainable Electrical Power and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Power Systems from Brunel University, London, United Kingdom, in 2012 and 2017, respectively. Mohammed has worked at Brunel University London, as a senior researcher within TDX-ASSIST project funded by EU Horizon 2020 which focuses on the coordination of transmission and distribution data exchanges for renewables integration in the European marketplace. Mohammed works currently as a Network Data Modelling Engineer (CIM) at UK Power Networks (UKPN) where he is involved in different projects that address network data interoperability. His main areas of interest are power systems, Common Information Model (CIM), network data modelling, renewable energy integrations, EVs integration and smart power networks. 

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Paul Hayes

Smart Networks Engineer, ESB

Paul Hayes, ESB Networks - the DSO for Ireland. 32 years working in the electricity industry both in UK and Ireland. He is currently working in the ESB Networks Data Team. Other areas that he has worked in are Power Contract Evaluation, Distribution Use of System Charge derivation, Electricity Trading & Regulation, Network Workforce Scheduling, Network Planning, Innovation Projects. He is currently involved in a project to develop a data strategy covering data management and governance for ESB Networks as we move to a zero-carbon customer focussed utility. This project is investigating whether CIM can play a role and if so how and where in the organisation it should sit.

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Tom Berry

System Architect, Schneider Electric

Dr Berry studied Electrical Engineering at Bath University. He works for Schneider Electric, initially in the UK and now in Grenoble, France. He has worked on control centre projects integrating SCADA systems within dispatch training simulators, transmission network management systems, and distribution network management systems.  He was a member of IEC TC 57 WG13 in the early years of CIM. He now works "closer to the edge" as the software architect for feeder automation RTUs. He is the convenor of IEC TC57 WG17 responsible for data models for microgrids, distributed energy resources and distribution automation. He led the task force for CIM-61850 harmonization and is a member of several other TC57 working groups, IEC TC13 JWG16 and IEC TC69 JWG15