Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

Return to the Compiled Agenda

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

Ballroom South
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2:45 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
The National Cost of Power Interruptions to Customers, and Early Findings from State PUC Staff Reviews of Utility Reliability/Resilience Investment Requests
(Joint Session with the Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability)

Moderator:

Kimberly Duffley, Vice Chair, Staff Subcommittee on Electricity, and Attorney, North Carolina Utilities Commission

Panelists:

Joseph H. Eto and Peter H. Larsen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cloud Services for Electric Utilities
(Joint Session with the Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability)

Moderator:

Sheree Kernizan, Director, Electric Unit, Georgia PSC

Panelists:

Felek Abbas, Senior CIP Auditor, NERC

Joe Joyce, Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft Azure

Dr. Arshad Mansoor, Senior VP, Research & Development, EPRI

Jianhui Wang, PhD, Section Manager, Argonne National Labs

Utilities have been slow to adopt cloud-based computing technologies for a variety of reasons such as lack of trust, uncertainty and financial concerns. Is now the time for electric utilities to deploy their mission-critical applications on a cloud IT architecture? This session will provide a basic understanding of cloud technology and explain how it affects a utility’s IT architecture decisions.  Our panelists will also discuss how an electric utility can best manage the financial aspects of migrating to cloud-based solutions.