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Implementing the Common Information Model to Support the Seamless Integration of
Multiple Operational Systems and Flexibility Market Players
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5-Day Conference, Exhibition & Networking Forum
Monday 21st to Friday 25th March 2022 | In-Person Event: London, UK 

Day 1 - Fundamentals of CIM Workshop: Monday 21st March

Welcome to the Fundamentals of CIM Workshop

10:00 – 17:00

This day-long workshop is designed to provide both those who are new to CIM and those in need of a refresher, with a comprehensive yet detailed overview of the standard in terms of its history, application and future evolution. Through a series of formal presentations, break-out group work, hands-on practical exercises, and dedicated Q&A time, you will come away from this day with a thorough understanding of the basic building blocks of CIM, how it can best be applied within the utility environment, and how it is being evolved to better meet the needs of the energy transition.

 With this fundamental knowledge under your belt, you will now have a firmer foundation for receiving the complex implementation information that will be shared during the case-study conference and the security and privacy seminar.

  • Session 1 - IEC 61970 for Transmission Systems
  • Session 2 - IEC 61968 for Distribution Systems
  • Session 3 - IEC62325 for Energy Market Communications
  • Session 4 - Creating a CIM Implementation Plan
  • Session 5 - Continuous CIM Learning & Development
  • Session 6 - Contributing to CIM Working Group Activities

Case-Study Conference Day 1: Tuesday 22nd March

Registration & Refreshments
Welcome address from the chair
Energy Transition examining the drivers for adopting CIM to facilitate extensive data sharing within the utility organisation, inter-utility, and with a range of new market players
• Understanding Ofgem’s framework for driving Open Data to support effective data exchange between DNOs and new market players in the UK
• Evaluating how CIM take-up among utilities is being stimulated to support the Open Data initiative
• Determining how data quality and availability are being improved as data scope expands
• Overcoming the challenges of limited supplier support for CIM in the distribution domain
• Applying lessons learnt from CIM implementation in the transmission domain to ensure effective implementation and certification
• Clarifying the roadmap and establishing clear milestones and results
Alan McMorran-1

Alan McMorran, Director - Open Grid Systems

Alex Walmsley

Alex Walmsley, Senior Manager, Energy Systems Transition – Ofgem

Florence Silver

Florence Silver, Policy Manager – Ofgem


Regulatory Drivers understanding how European regulation is evolving to boost the take-up of CIM by utilities and technology suppliers to strengthen the CIM ecosystem and market foundations

Evaluating the extent to which current regulation is driving the market for CIM and how this needs to evolve to ensure more rapid take-up by utilities and suppliers alike
Examining ENTSO-E’s role in ensuring the take-up of CIM in the transmission domain through the Network Code, Grid Model, and Clean Air package
Understanding how CIM extensions are being developed to ensure ease of take-up by utilities and suppliers
• Reviewing the effectiveness of existing tools to support CIM validation and how these must evolve to better support the end-user experience
Determining lessons learnt from recent implementations of CIM in the transmission domain and mapping ENTSO-E priorities for CIM in the next 2-3 years
Olivier Aine

Olivier Aine, Standardisation & Interoperability Manager - ENTSO-E

Morning refreshments, networking & exhibition


Utility Business Case Panel clarifying the business case for CIM and determining the immediate and long-term benefits of committing long term investment in support of extensive CIM deployment
Identifying the key benefits of adopting CIM as compared with other standards and proprietary approaches to data exchange
Determining whether to apply CIM in native form or to extend it for better organisational and stakeholder alignment
Establishing a strong foundation for CIM excellence through effective knowledge transfer and internal competence building
Ensuring the efficient interworking of internal teams to ensure a consistent and effective approach to CIM implementation
Working with suppliers to ensure their timely and effective support for CIM at this critical stage of market evolution
Varun Perumalla-1
Varun Perumalla, Lead Architect Power Systems - California ISO (USA)
Gary Kiong Ang
Gary Ang Chee Kiong, Director - SP Group (Singapore)
Lunch, networking & exhibtion


CIM for Demand Side utilising CIM extensions to support effective demand side management of distributed energy resources, electrical vehicles, smart buildings and smart cities
Understanding the regulatory drivers for CIM adoption in the US power grid sector
Determining the developments required within the standard to better support DER integration
Applying appropriate extensions to address current gaps in the standard for demand side management
Understanding the specific requirements of roof top solar and EV charging
Managing equipment and connectivity as well as customer accounts and power generation
Supporting more accurate wildfire analysis through CIM implementation
Michael Covarrubias

Michael Covarrubias, VP of Strategy and Solutions - Xtensible Solutions


CIM for Generation Side – utilising CIM extensions to support effective power generation in a more varied and complex generation ecosystem
Evaluating the suitability of CIM for centralised and distributed generation assets
Determining the extent to which maintenance of different generation equipment can be supported by CIM
Overcoming the complexities of supporting the maintenance of specific components
Establishing a clear view of operational planning and forecasting from the market, operation and device perspective
Achieving full lifecycle of generating unit in a digital manner using CIM including long term planning, procurement, engineering design, asset management, operation planning, back office settlement
Svein Olsen-1

Svein Olsen, Project Manager - Statnett

Afternoon refreshments, networking & exhibition


Implementation Roadmap – turning vision into practical reality through the effective planning of resource, project milestones and goals for CIM within TSO and DSO organisations
Mapping the drivers for CIM adoption in terms of achieving data accessibility, reliability, interoperability and scalability through the integration of multiple operational and planning systems
Understanding the 3 phases of the implementation roadmap and identifying what must be achieved at each stage to ensure successful project completion
Overcoming the challenges associated with data consistency as the organisation transitions through digital transformation
Adopting a suitable CIM profile that is fit for purpose in a Low Voltage environment and fully supportive of internal and external interoperability
Building in system scalability to support future CIM extensions in a timely manner
Inputting into standardisation activity to ensure DSO compatibility of future CIM editions
Mohammed Radi

Mohammed Radi - UK Power Networks


Specification overcoming the complexities of specifying CIM in the procurement of new operational systems and components
• Examining the current framework for CIM specification as defined by the standard
• Identifying the specification gaps in the standard and how these must be addressed to reduce workload, ensure a cost-efficient process and better align utilities, suppliers and system integrators
• Determining the effectiveness of current workarounds for the specification process and how these can be incorporated into the standardised process
• Overcoming the challenges of limited use-cases in areas such as building information and asset management
• Working toward a more robust framework for specification as CIM deployment gains momentum
Muhammad Babar-1

Muhammad Babar, Consultant Digital Grid OperationsDNV


Roundtable Discussions - during this session the audience breaks out into several smaller working groups, each focused on a specific theme that arose during the day’s presentations. Each working group will comprise of representatives of the entire CIM community to ensure a well-rounded and holistic discussion.


Roundtable Feedback during this session each working group leader will provide a 5-min summary back to the wider group, highlighting the issues raised, the solutions discussed, and the recommendations made to take the matter to the next level.


Networking Evening Reception


Close of conference day one

Case-Study Conference Day 2: Wednesday 23rd March


Registration & refreshments


Welcome address from the chair


Multiple CIM Editions – effectively utilising data in multiple CIM editions to drive a flexibility market trial
Outlining the project scope and objectives and understanding why data from multiple CIM editions must be utilised
Establishing a framework for the effective integration and translation of model data to achieve version compatibility and interoperability
Determining the tools and techniques applied to support ease of integration and translation
Evaluating the benefits to utilising CIM in its most generic form and setting timelines for implementing it on this basis
Daniel Burke

Daniel Burke, Innovation and industry Liaison - SSEN


Naming Convention – navigating the implementation and operational challenges relating to variations is CIM naming conventions within a system of systems
• Clarifying the challenges associated with CIM naming conventions and identifying ways these can be overcome for legacy systems and new applications
• Optimising the testing regime to eliminate the adverse impact of naming convention complexities
• Applying best practice offered by ENTSO-E to solidify CIM data exchange despite naming convention inconsistencies
• Striking the balance between naming convention restrictions and flexibility to ensure long term effectiveness
• Ensuring that meta data is effectively validated at its destination

Miguel Escribano Ródenas, Project Manager, Prediction and Coverage Models - Grupo Red Eléctrica


Morning refreshments, networking & exhibition


Supplier Interoperability Panel – utilising the latest CIM testing tools and techniques to ensure effective conformance testing and validation of CIM integration for a variety of operational systems
•During this session 3-4 representatives of CIM enabled system suppliers and certification services present their approach to CIM integration within next generation operational systems. You will get the opportunity to understand their CIM enabled product development strategy, how they are interpreting the standard, how they will facilitate multi-vendor interoperability, and how they will ensure the effective testing and certification of their products. This is your opportunity to quiz the tech innovators, identify gaps in their strategies, influence the direction of their product development, and gain insights into the CIM enabled systems being released onto the market in the next 2-3 years.
Marellie Akoury

Marellie Akoury, Senior Consultant Digital Grid Operations and Innovation Lead – DNV


Lunch, networking & exhibition


CIM for SCADA-EMS Integration – optimising the implementation of CIM in next generation SCADA-EMS systems integrated with a greater range of internal and external systems
Determining the drivers for adopting CIM for data exchange in next generation SCADA-EMS systems
Evaluating the challenges associated with CIM adoption for internal and external data exchange on a streaming platform
Overcoming the complexities of migrating CIM to a physical data model
Utilising CIM to achieve platform stability for maintenance purposes as well as flexibility to meet future requirements
Considerations of RDF and LPG knowledge graph perspectives
Implementing the CIM Stack of MCCS NextGen to ensure the efficient realisation of project goals
Robert Franke-1

Robert Franke, Data Architect - 50 Hertz


CIM for SCADA-ADMS Integration – leveraging CIM to support the transfer of high-volume distribution data for internal and external purposes
Evaluating the long-term potential of CIM and how it can serve immediate and longer-term utility needs
Determining the extent to which internal adaptations are required to make CIM fit for purpose in the SCADA-ADMS and GIS environments
Overcoming the challenges associated with CIM middleware for mapping GIS data
Developing internal CIM competence to support the wider utilisation of CIM across multiple systems
Simplifying the CIM model to ensure its optimal multi-system application in a multi-user environment
Utilising CIM documentation to ensure effective trouble shooting
Establishing a single user interface for all CIM applications and users
Konstantin Gerasimov

Konstantin Gerasimov, Engineer, Grid Technology & Planning - EPCOR


Afternoon refreshments, networking & exhibition


CIM for Market Integration – facilitating effective data exchange between TSOs, DSOs, the Regulator and new flexibility market players
• Examining the extent of market integration being achieved through CIM in Norway
• Understanding how the national regulator has assisted in facilitating full market alignment with CIM
• Reviewing the benefits of CIM integration for activities ranging from long term planning to daily planning
• Optimising the use of CIM whilst building strong internal competence for the long term
• Overcoming the challenges of connecting a large number of legacy systems containing poor quality data•
• Ensuring the effective integration of production plants for accurate forecasting
• Remaining on track with climate goals through CIM utilisation as new technologies such as cloud computing enter the energy sector
Martin Hviid Nielsen

Martin Hviid Nielsen, Digital Advisor - Energi Norge


Digital Twin – leveraging digital twin technology to support the development and implementation of a common data framework
Understanding how CIM is being utilised together with digital twin technology to drive the integration of planning, performance, protection and analysis processes
Developing the business case and gaining management approval and investment
Effectively working with suppliers to specify CIM for a multi-system platform including asset management, analysis and SCADA
Overcoming the challenges associated with data availability and acquisition
Evaluating alternative ways to migrate the existing asset management environment to include CIM to BIM compatibility
Utilising the CIM profile for a range of systems whilst maximising accuracy and user take-up
Working effectively with digital twin solutions that are yet to mature for power grid applications
Jayaprakash Ponraj

Jayaprakash Ponraj, Senior Power Network Protection Specialist - Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company


CIM for Asset Management – supporting the effective collection, analysis and reporting of high volumes of asset performance data across the power grid
• Determining the benefits of creating an information model based on CIM and extending it through different standards to achieve high levels of system connectivity
• Creating a strong foundation for CIM through the addition of tailored elements to ensure effective data exchange with external parties
• Overcoming the challenges of translating HV oriented CIM standard for the MV environment
• Effectively modelling resistance in new substation bus bar installations
• Reviewing the appropriateness of working with roles versus functions when applying CIM to asset management
• Determining how the CIM profile can be applied to a wider range of systems and processes
• Ensuring system independence and user-friendliness to support extensive take-up across the organisation
Anna Elgersma

Anna Elgersma, Data Architect - Alliander


Closing remarks from the Chair


Close of conference day two

Case-Study Conference Day 3: Thursday 24th March


Registration & refreshments


Welcome address from the Chair


CIM for Protection Systems – facilitating the real-time transfer of power system data to ensure high levels of grid protection in a renewables integrated grid environment
• Examining the drivers for adopting CIM to enable protection of the power system when integrated with green generation
• Working effectively with multiple versions of CIM in different systems and tools
• Overcoming the challenges of working with low quality distribution level data for load flow
• Establishing a single model to simplify the different system views of the world 
• Working effectively with software vendors on cost effective CIM integration for next generation systems
• Demonstrating how CIM will improve ROI and reduce project timescales
Ewan Paton-1

Ewan Paton, Control Systems Architect - UK Power Networks


CIM for Power System Analysis – ensuring the effective collation and utilisation of a range of power system performance data to support effective system planning and future network development
• Understanding the scope of the TSO cooperation for CIM implementation
• Determining the extent to which CIM will enable reliability of voltage control and computation
• Overcoming the challenges of adopting new tools as new files are developed
• Managing the complexity of connecting multiple streams of information
• Measuring the results in terms of cost and time efficiency gains
Eduardo Santos

Eduardo Santos, Security & Coordination Engineer - Coreso


Morning refreshments, networking & exhibition


CIM for Security Analysis – ensuring security of supply through the effective transfer and analysis of multiple sources of power grid data
• Determining the drivers for adopting CIM for security analysis to manage overloads and voltage issues
• Overcoming the challenges of introducing a more detailed and complex modelling procedure through the adoption of CIM
• Working around the limitations of network elements that are not yet modelled in CGMES
• Implementing effective validation procedures for remedial actions
• Mapping out next stages in developing CIM for security analysis in terms of regional requirements, more detailed modelling, interworking with the grid model
Alvaro Marciel Rodriguez

Alvaro Marciel Rodriguez, CIM Data Model Senior Specialist - ENTSO-E


CIM for Smart Meters – supporting the effective sharing of customer data with a broader range of internal departments and external partners in the evolution to a more customer-centric utility environment
Understanding how new regulation around the sharing of customer data with external parties is driving the development of the CIM profile for the smart meter domain
Examining the benefits of adopting CIM as compared with other approaches to data sharing
Identifying the cultural transformation required to underpin the effective development and deployment of CIM in the organisation
Overcoming the technical complexities around applying CIM to legacy systems
Developing the internal skills base to ensure longer term CIM support
Fabien Coutant

Fabien Coutant, Data Governance Project Manager - Enedis


Lunch, networking & exhibition


CIM for Flexibility Markets – optimising the use of CIM to support data exchange for a rapidly growing flexibility market
• Determining the level of data sharing required as new flexibility players are introduced into the energy market
• Understanding how CIM can enable the joining up of disparate data and making it available in an easy to consume format
• Applying appropriate extensions to support data sharing with the wider market both directly and through brokerage platforms
• Applying lessons learnt from the Open Data initiative
• Ensuring the security and privacy of data being made widely available
Neil Meredith-1

Neil Meredith, Lead Solution Architect for Networks - SSE


CIM & IEC 61850 – achieving CIM harmonisation with IEC 61850 to support the seamless transfer of data across the end-to-end power grid
• Evaluating the drivers and benefits of interworking CIM and IEC 61850
• Determining the specific challenges associated with CIM and IEC 61850 for green field and brown field sites
• Maximizing the accuracy of the information being shared through clear lines of responsibility
• Breaking down the harmonisation project plan through implementation milestones
• Establishing clear lines of communication to ensure effective expectation management and stakeholder engagement
• Ensuring information accuracy across the CIM and IEC 61850 infrastructure
• Measuring results in terms of cost and time savings

Cyril Effantin - EDF Renewables

Nicolas Buttaro-2

Nicolas Buttaro, Performance Data Engineer - EDF Renewables


Afternoon refreshments, exhibition & networking


CIM & BIM – interworking CIM and BIM to extend the energy landscape through smart construction
• Defining BIM and evaluating the extent to which CIM and BIM will be required to interwork in the next 2-3 years
• Establishing a business case for CIM and BIM interworking
• Determining the type of data that will need to be exchanged with the construction sector
•Examining the level of information detail that will be required by the construction sector
•Managing the complexities of data exchange between multiple parties in the CIM & BIM exchange
•Aligning the procurement, design, and operations processes through CIM & BIM interworking
Tom Berry

Tom Berry, System Architect - Schneider Electric


Future CIM Developments – identifying gaps in the CIM standard and prioritising the areas that will be addressed in the immediate and longer term to better support the energy transition
Evaluating the new developments with CIM18 as well as the status of CIM17 (Chavdar)
Updating on new developments on dynamics IEC 61970-302 and IEC 61970-457 (Chavdar
Ensuring generation assets are better aligned with BIM (Svein)
Achieving effective asset management for FATs (Svein)
Chavdar Ivanov
Chavdar Ivanov, Managing Director – GridDigit
Svein Olsen-1
Svein Olsen, Project Manager - Statnett
Olivier Aine
Olivier Aine, Standardisation & Interoperability Manager - ENTSO-E


Closing remarks from the Chair


Close of conference

CIM Data Security & Privacy Seminar: Friday 25th March

Session 1

CIM and Cybersecurity – examining how the standard is evolving to support the security and privacy of sensitive data exchange in a variety of settings

Session 2

Data Security within the Organisation – optimising the security of data being exchanged across multiple departments within the smart utility organisation

Session 3

Data Security across the Energy Ecosystem – ensuring the security of data being exchanged between smart utilities and new flexibility market players

Session 4

Data Security across wider Society – supporting the security of data being exchanged between smart utilities and other national critical infrastructure organisations

Session 5

Threat Landscape – understanding how the cybercrime threat landscape is evolving, predicting ways in which CIM may be exploited by bad actors, and mitigating the risk through proactive security and privacy measures

Session 6

Cybersecurity Prevention – evaluating prevention strategies and solutions that will effectively guard against CIM related vulnerabilities

Session 7

Cybersecurity Detection – implementing state of the art intrusion detection systems to effectively contain and rapidly eradicate CIM related cyber attacks

Session 8

Cybersecurity Response – establishing a robust framework for the response, recovery and reporting of cyberattacks on CIM enabled operational systems

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