IIoT in Energy

DATE: Thursday, December 13, 2018
TIME: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
PLACE: Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport, Seattle, Washington (hotel info)
Complimentary Morning Session (registration required)
CONTACT: info@omg.org


Industrial internet of things in Energy

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will disrupt entire industries and instigate sweeping changes in the way of doing business for years to come. And while there are enormous benefits in efficiency and economy, these benefits can only be achieved by overcoming challenges that range from the need for a new distributed computing architecture to security and privacy risks.

The Energy domain touches our everyday lives, generates billions of dollars in revenue, is inherently networked (especially in the case of the electric smart grid) and involves critical national infrastructures. In this context, the increased mix of "clean" and "renewable" energy sources is creating new challenges and opportunities.

During this half-day public forum, industry leaders and technology experts will come together to discuss the latest trends, present case studies and join together in discussion of future needs  and success stories in energy systems with a focus on renewable power generation, smart grids, and distributed energy resources.

Topics include:

  • Distributed Energy Resources
  • Need for Standards in the IIoT and in Energy in particular
  • Benefits of Industrial Internet Reference Architecture
  • Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Microgrid Testbed Update
  • Standards-based, Open Source Solutions in the Electric Power Industry
CO-Sponsored by:

Industrial Internet Consortium


time presentation
09:00 - 09:30

Introduction and Welcome - Object Management Group and the Industrial Internet Consortium  View PDF
Claude Baudoin, Owner and Principal Consultant, cébé IT and Knowledge Management Chair of the OMG Data Residency and Cloud Working Groups and Co-chair of the Business Modeling and Integration Task Force

An overview of standards work by the Object Management Group, in particular those standards most relevant to IIoT applications, and the work of the Industrial Internet Consortium, an OMG-managed program.

09:30 -10:15

An Introduction to the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture View PDF
Graham Bleakley, Ph.D. - Principal Consultant, Systems Engineering & Architecture Frameworks, IBM and OMG UAF Co-Chair

The Industrial Internet Reference Architecture, a prepublication of the Industrial Internet Consortium, provides guidance and assistance in the development, documentation, communication and deployment of IIoT systems using a common vocabulary and a standard-based framework to describe business, usage, functional and implementation viewpoints that it has defined. The IIRA advances the work of the Industrial Internet Consortium by providing guidance IIoT architects, business leaders, implementers and users at every level to optimize their endeavors at establishing IIoT systems, consummating the convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) to achieve the tremendous economic benefits IIoT has to offer.

10:15 - 10:30 Refreshment Break
10:30 -11:15

A Standards-based, Open Source Platform for Development of Advanced Electric Power Distribution System Operations and Control Applications  View PDF
Dr. Ron Melton, GridAPPS-D PI, Electricity Infrastructure Systems, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

GridAPPS-D is an open source reference implementation and architecture of a standards-based platform supporting development of advanced electric power distribution system applications. A key objective of this effort is to reduce the time and cost to integrate advanced functionality in the management and control of electric power systems. This presentation will cover the motivations for the GridAPPS-D project, basic architecture and structure of V1.0 of the platform, challenges in applying existing standards such as the electric power system Common Information Model (ISO/IEC 61968 and 61970), next steps in extending the platform to address the requirements for developing and deploying distributed applications, and consideration of the challenges of open source software, open standards and open data in the electric power industry.

11:15 - 12:00

IIC Microgrid Testbed for Distributed Energy Resources (DER)  View PDF
Gerardo Pardo Castellote, RTI and OMG DDS PSIG Co-Chair

The goal of the Industrial Internet Consortium's Microgrid Communication and Control Testbed is to prove the viability of a real-time, secure databus to facilitate machine-to-machine, machine-to-control center, and machine-to-cloud data communications. It combines distributed, edge control applications with intelligent analytics to help control Distributed Energy Resources. The testbed introduces the flexibility of real-time analytics and control to increase efficiency and ensure that power is generated more accurately and reliably. As an additional benefit, this process makes the grid more resilient and secure.

12:00 - 12:30 Moderated Q&A and Wrap Up
Claude Baudoin