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DOE Guidance Document #11: U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Investment Grant Technical Advisory Group

July 2012

The Department of Energy (DOE) set the expectation early on in the SGIG Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that recipients who undertake a rigorous consumer behavior study (CBS) would be obliged to collect and report highly granular customer-level consumption and demographic data (hereafter referred to as Project data). This guidance document provides information on the data that is to be reported to the SmartGrid.gov Data Hub. The submittal of this data is consistent with the reporting requirements of the Assistance Agreement, as provided within Attachment B, Federal Assistance Reporting Checklist and Instructions.

Description: DOE) set the expectation early on in the SGIG Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that recipients who undertake a rigorous consumer behavior study (CBS) would be obliged to collect and report highly granular ...

Content:   Announcement  (FOA)  that  recipients  who  undertake  a  rigorous  consumer  behavior  study  (CBS)   would  be  obliged  to  collect  and  report  highly  granular ...  Guidebook,   which  expanded  the  data  reporting  requirement  for  utilities  undertaking  rigorous  consumer   behavior  studies  to  include  the  highly  granular ...

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Insights from Smart Meters: The Potential for Peak-Hour Savings from Behavior-Based Programs

May 2014

The roll-out of smart meters in the last several years has opened up new forms of previously unavailable energy data. Many utilities are now able in real-time to capture granular, household-level interval usage data at very high-frequency levels for a large proportion of their residential and small commercial customer population. This can be linked to other time and location-specific information, providing vast, constantly growing streams of rich data (sometimes referred to by the recently popular buzz word, 'big data'). Within the energy industry there is increasing interest in tapping into the opportunities that these data can provide.

Description: Many utilities are now able in real-time to capture granular, household-level interval usage data at very high-frequency levels for a large proportion of their residential and small commercial customer ...

Content: Many utilities are now able in real-time to capture granular, household-level interval usage data at very highfrequency levels for a large proportion of their residential and small commercial customer ... The richness and granularity of these data enable many types of creative and cutting-edge analytics. ...

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Overview of Demand Response at Different ISO/RTOs

June 2009

This set of slides was presented at the IEEE PES General Meeting on July 27-31, 2009. The presentation provides an overview of Demand Response program of various ISO and RTO.

Content: Slide 6 Demand Response Classification • Attributes of Demand Response Programs: – Geographic Granularity: • Retail – Commercial & Industrial Customers – Small Consumers • Wholesale: – Node/Aggregated ... or Offer Price – Block Bl k Di Dispatch t hD Demand dR Response (BDDR) (BDDR): • Fixed MW blocks at a price • Hourly Dispatch • After-the-fact After the fact interval metering required – Geographical Granularity ... Slide 16 CAISO Demand Response Programs • Types of Demand Response Programs in MRTU Release 1: – – Emergency Demand Response: • Reliability-based • Geographical Granularity: Load Aggregation Point ...

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Linking Continuous Energy Management and Open Automated Demand Response

October 2008

This paper provides a framework linking continuous energy management and continuous communications for automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) in various time scales.

Content: The paper presents a framework about when energy is used, levels of services by energy using systems, granularity of control, and speed of telemetry. ... These are, Levels of Service, Granularity of Controls, and Speed of Telemetry. 3.1. ... Granularity of Advanced Controls Similar to the desired ability to “measure” levels of services provided in a building is the desire to “control” the level of service. ...

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NISTR 7628 - Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security: Vol. 2, Privacy and the Smart Grid

July 2010

This document issued on August 2010 is the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Cyber Security Working Group's (SGIP-CSWG's) report for individuals and organizations who will be addressing cyber security for Smart Grid systems.

Content: This becomes more important as energy data becomes more granular, more refined, and has more potential for commercial uses. 6. ... Type II: Under the existing metering and billing systems, meter data is not sufficiently granular in most cases to reveal any detail about activities. ... Appliances so equipped may deliver granular energy consumption data to both their owners and operators, as well as to outside parties. ...

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Leveraging AMI Networks and Data

March 2019

The original business cases for implementing an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) focused on the cost savings that could be achieved from avoided truck rolls and the end of manual meter reading. Now more than a decade since smart meters hit the industry, utilities are learning that the value of AMI goes far beyond logging energy usage. Advanced meters are end-point sensors that provide granular information on system operations enabling utilities to operate more efficiently and on customer energy usage providing opportunities to develop a new relationship with their customers. This report documents how engineers, data analysts, product developers, customer service representatives, and people throughout the organization are digging into the data, pairing it with other data, asking more questions, gaining insights and making data-driven decisions.

Description: Advanced meters are end-point sensors that provide granular information on system operations enabling utilities to operate more efficiently and on customer energy usage providing opportunities to develop ...

Content: Without granularity was traditionally not required for distribution operations). ... at a granular level) when they are generating their own energy and when they need to rely on the utility for electricity. ... The granular usage information was crucial to making a connection between how everyday activities were impacting energy costs. ...

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PMUs and Synchrophasor Data Flows in North America

February 2014

In every significant blackout in North America over recent decades, grid operators" lack of "wide-area situational awareness" has been found to be a significant contributing factor causing the blackout. Situational awareness for a grid operator entails being able to track what is happening over time and space (topology) on the grid, understand what it means, and anticipate what could happen next and how the operator might be able to affect it. Accurate, granular grid condition monitoring and wide-area visualization are essential requirements for effective situational awareness.With the 2009 funding of 13 synchrophasor projects under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, the North American electric industry added over 800 new phasor measurement units and numerous synchrophasor data communications networks into the power grid.

Description: Accurate, granular grid condition monitoring and wide-area visualization are essential requirements for effective situational awareness. ...

Content: Accurate, granular grid condition monitoring and wide-area visualization are essential requirements for effective situational awareness. ...

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Voice of Experience | Leveraging AMI Networks and Data

March 2019

In a year-long effort, the Department of Energy convened utilities from across the United States to talk about how utilities are using their AMI networks and data to optimize their systems and provide a better customer experience. Many utilities have moved far beyond their original business case of reducing meter reading costs and are now using the data to gain insights into their systems and operations that were not possible before AMI. Voice of Experience | Leveraging AMI Networks and Data captures the advice, insights and lessons learned from the utilities at the forefront of this emerging technology.

Content: Without granularity was traditionally not required for distribution operations). ... at a granular level) when they are generating their own energy and when they need to rely on the utility for electricity. ... The granular usage information was crucial to making a connection between how everyday activities were impacting energy costs. ...

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Assessment of High-performance Smart Metering for the Web Service Enabled Smart Grid

May 2011

This paper was presented at the Second ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE'11), Karlsruhe, Germany, and discusses open source software used to build a web service-based Advanced Metering Infrastructure of simulated smart meters, concentrators, and a smart metering platform, all interconnected via web services.

Content: This time is measured in milliseconds, since for the implementation we use Java Threads with the default level of granularity i.e. milliseconds. ... The only down side is that, while one could attain a higher level of granularity in the readings, the time taken for the user to access them through any enterprise system would still be limited by the ... a cost effective strategy for increasing the reading granularity with little changes to the system. 4.2 Limitations An unexpected result of our test also demonstrated that there is a minimum period ...

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Dynamic Controls for Energy Efficiency and Demand Response: Framework Concepts and a New Construction Case Study in New York

July 2006

This paper discusses recent research on the use of new and existing controls in commercial buildings for integrated energy efficiency and demand response (DR).

Content: Watson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Glenn Hughes, The New York Times ABSTRACT Many of today’s advanced building control systems are designed to improve granularity of control for energy efficiency ... Another important concept on advanced controls for demand response is as we improve the granularity of control, we increase the DR capability. ... The concept of granularity refers to how much floor area is covered by each controlled parameter (e.g., temperature). ...

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Decision Adopting Rules To Protect The Privacy And Security Of The Electricity Usage Data Of The Customers Of Pacific Gas And Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, And San Diego Gas & Electric Company

June 2011

This decision adopts rules to protect the privacy and security of customer data generated by Smart Meters concerning the usage of electricity deployed by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison Company (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E).

Content: Each day’s usage data, along with applicable price and cost details, and with hourly or 15-minute granularity (matching the time granularity programmed into the customer’s smart meter), must be available ... (matching the time granularity programmed into the customer’s smart meter). ... The information must be updated at least on a daily basis, with each day’s usage data, along with applicable price and cost details and with hourly or 15-minute granularity (matching the time granularity ...

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Decision Adopting Rules To Protect The Privacy And Security Of The Electricity Usage Data Of The Customers Of Pacific Gas And Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, And San Diego Gas & Electric

June 2011

This document provides the decision of California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that adopts rules to protect the privacy and security of customer data generated by Smart Meters concerning the usage of electricity that are deployed by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison Company (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E).

Content: Each day’s usage data, along with applicable price and cost details, and with hourly or 15-minute granularity (matching the time granularity programmed into the customer’s smart meter), must be available ... (matching the time granularity programmed into the customer’s smart meter). ... The information must be updated at least on a daily basis, with each day’s usage data, along with applicable price and cost details and with hourly or 15-minute granularity (matching the time granularity ...

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DOE Guidance Document #10: Consumer Behavior Study Data Collection Requirements

June 2011

SGIG Technical Advisory Group Guidance Document #10: Consumer Behavior Study Data Collection Requirements

Content: Energy (DOE) set the expectation early on in the SGIG Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that recipients who undertake a rigorous consumer behavior study would be obliged to collect and report highly granular ... DOE provided a more comprehensive (but still preliminary) data dictionary in Appendix D of the Metrics and Benefits Guidebook, which expanded the data reporting requirement to include the highly granular ... of the energy use information provided by the IHD, website, and/or PCT (e.g., the website shows energy use in kWh; cost in cents per hour; event notification; other billing information, etc); and the granularity ...

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NIST-PAPs: Guidelines for the Use of IP Protocol Suites for Smart Grid (Aug. 5)

November 2009

For interoperable networks it is important to study the suitability of Internet networking technologies for smart grid applications. This work area investigates the capabilities of protocols and technologies in the Internet Protocol Suite by working with key SDO committees to determine the characteristics of each protocol for smart grid application areas and types.

Content: Objectives: • • • • • • • • • Review the communications networks and domains identified in the Smart Grid conceptual model and determine whether they are discussed in fine enough granularity to discuss ... Task Develop a clear set of requirements for specific Smart Grid application areas (include key non-functional requirements with fine enough granularity). ...

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Smart Grid Maturity Model: Update 2011

September 2011

This report contains information regarding the newer version of Smart Grid Maturity Model (SGMM) released by SEI (Software Engineering Institute) - CMU (Carnegie Mellon University).

Content: These more granular analyses will generate additional insights for use in industry planning and implementation, business case development, progress measurement, and performance feedback. ... national value chain. objectives. 2 Resources are adequately dispatchable and controllable so 2 Customers control their energy-based environmental footprints that the organization can take advantage of granular ... established. 3 The organization considers a “triple bottom line” view when making decisions. 4 Environmental proof-of-concept projects are underway that demonstrate smart grid benefits. 5 Increasingly granular ...

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Securing the Smart Grid - To Act Without Delay

November 2010

This presentation, given by IOActive, addresses security threats in smart grid technologies

Content: aren’t new • The most common component of the grid – Demand side – Distribution endpoint for communication – Acts as a sensor node • Purportedly makes power grid more efficient – Sensor network = granular ... feedback loop • Smart Meters already deployed – – – – Plug-in cars used as spinning reserves Solar power generation at home is fed back into the grid Granular power usage awareness “Smart” in-home ...

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Data Access And Privacy Issues Related To Smart Grid Technologies

September 2010

This report by the Department of Energy (DOE) complements DOE's companion report, Informing Federal Smart Grid Policy: The Communications Requirements of Electric Utilities.

Content: will be critical to the long-term success of Smart Grid technologies. ................................................................ 7 Many Smart Grid technologies can generate highly detailed or ―granular ... Many other components of a Smart Grid are potentially relevant to consumer privacy, but the advanced meter‘s ability to measure, record and transmit granular individual consumption, and its presence at ... Many Smart Grid technologies can generate highly detailed or “granular” energyconsumption data that should be accorded privacy protections because it is both potentially useful and sensitive. ...

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Smart Grid Growing Pains

April 2010

This white paper identifies the key challenges likely to emerge when the utility companies transition from smart grid planning phase to full-deployment mode.

Content: between utilities and customers will likely—and necessarily—close rapidly through: • two-way communication between utilities and customers; • more pervasive demand response and dynamic price plans; • more granular ... To satisfy these expectations, utilities will need to reengineer their thinking and assumptions about providing customers granular data and encourage two-way communication. ... This transition will involve crossing a threshold from a decadesold transactional monthly billing relationship to a real-time, interactive relationship offering customers granular energy-use data and enabling ...

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Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking: In The Matter Of The Proposed Rules Relating To Smart Grid Data Privacy For Electric Utilities

October 2010

In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) makes certain findings and introduces proposed smart meter data privacy and disclosure rules in large part based on input provided by interested parties in Docket Nos. 09I-593EG and 10I-099EG.

Content: “Smart” meters will allow collection of data at a new level of granularity and may create new, previously unanticipated markets. ... Section (a) requires the utility to inform the customer of the new technology being installed, as well as the granularity of data that can now be collected. ...

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Report Scope and Analysis Framework

November 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) developed an approach to assessing the benefits of the Smart Grid that can be applied to the Smart Grid Demonstration Program (SGDP) and Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) projects, which were funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This worksheet helps map a smart grid project"s assets, functions, impacts, and benefits.

Content: AMI system automatically collects granular billing data in a complete, accurate, and timely manner. MDMS stores and analyzes the collected data, and converts it to billing determinants. 1. ... AMI system automatically collects granular billing data in a complete, accurate, and timely manner. 2. MDMS stores and analyzes the collected data, and converts it to billing determinants. 1. ... Smart meter automatically collects granular data and communicates it to MDMS. 2. MDMS stores and analyzes this data to identify irregularities in consumption activity. 1. ...

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Introduction to Commercial Building Control Strategies and Techniques for Demand Response

April 2007

This report provides an introduction to commercial building control strategies and techniques for Demand Response. Appendix: This document is the Appendix of the report to Commercial Building Control Strategies and Techniques for Demand Response. Appendix

Content: Granularity of control: For the purposes of DR control in buildings, the concept of granularity refers to the amount of floor area covered by each controlled parameter (e.g. 7 temperature). ... If the space has many zones that can be separately controlled, the control strategy is considered highly granular. ... Granularity of control can also allow building operators to create DR shed behaviors that are customized for their facility. ...

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ISO Publishes Indicators of Grid Conditions with Expectations Consumers will Adjust Usage

September 2010

The goal of this use case is to communicate system conditions through a grid condition indicator generated from the ISO's published Locational Marginal Prices (LMPs) as well as other grid condition information to trigger demand response activity.

Content: End use customer The end use customer takes demand response no demand response action. mechanism Granularity of locations needs to be determined. ... Expected to be aggregated at some level but granular enough to indicate where response is needed (more than 3 as are the current distribution load aggregation points (DLAPs)) The transformation of the ...

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ISO-New England (Synchrophasor Infrastructure and Data Utilization in the ISO New England Transmission Region)

April 2015

ISO-New England (ISO-NE) and seven of its transmission owners have installed phasor measurement units (PMUs) and phasor data concentrators (PDCs) across the six states in the New England control area. These devices, in conjunction with a set of new applications, have the potential to improve the reliability of the transmission grid and to prevent the spread of local disturbances to neighboring regions through enhanced monitoring capabilities and increased situational awareness. ISO-NE is exploring a long-term plan for operations where advanced transmission management software will assist in determining real-time grid stability margins. ISO-NE has already used this technology to increase power system engineers visibility into bulk power system conditions in near-real time and enabled the potential for earlier detection of disturbances that could result in instabilities or cascading outages. Access to more granular grid state information has allowed ISO-NE power system engineers to improve power system models and analytical techniques, enhancing the overall reliability of the ISO-NE system.

Description: Access to more granular grid state information has allowed ISO-NE power system engineers to improve power system models and analytical techniques, enhancing the overall reliability of the ISO-NE system ...

Content: Access to more granular grid state information has allowed ISO-NE power system engineers to improve power system models and analytical techniques, enhancing the overall reliability of the ISO-NE system ...

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U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Privacy Workshop Summary Report

December 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Privacy Workshop sessions were led by professional facilitators, who guided participants in structured brainstorming and critical analysis to identify the most significant issues and build agreement on options and approaches to moving forward. The groups then reconvened and each breakout group provided a report on their groups discussions and results. This document provides a summary of the sessions and results.

Content: In preparing the report, DOE collected comments from a broad range of stakeholders interested in the development of innovative Smart Grid technologies based on the availability of highly granular energy ... Group 5  Communicating with and educating customers  Need for informed consumer consent prior to release of data to third parties  Security of data transfers  Data granularity – can the data be used ...  Access can help consumers and companies conserve (industry) - energy efficiency and resource management  Utility can use information to improve reliability and restoration (industry)  Do provide granular ...

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Integrating Intermittent Resources

August 2017

From Hawaii to New York utilities are preparing their systems for a growing penetration of customer-sited generation. They are testing and adopting new technology designed to provide better visibility and control; collecting and interpreting the increasing amounts of data needed to plan, forecast and model their future systems; and focusing on their customers - listening and responding like never before - plus streamlining their processes to enable faster interconnections with more transparency. The report documents what utilities are learning about operating differently, streamlining the interconnection process, planning and forecasting with these new resources, understanding hosting capacity, testing advanced inverters, and engaging their customers.

Content: Growing Complexity Biggest Challenge: Visibility into customer-owned systems and the amount, complexity, and granularity of the data needed for analysis. ... AMI data will provide granular geospatial circuit load profiles, which are more informative than extrapolating load profiles from circuit net load. ... Biggest Challenge: Collecting, validating, and processing the large amounts of data needed to perform hosting analyses at increasingly granular levels. 30 VOICES OF EXPERIENCE | INTEGR ATING INTERMIT ...

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