Burbank Water & Power Pursues an Integrated Automatic Dispatch System with SAIC

In order to take advantage of new demand management capabilities and to incorporate and integrate functionality into real-time utility operations, electric utilities need a new operational system.  For this reason, Burbank Water & Power is pursing the development and implementation of an Integrated Automatic Dispatch System (IADS) with the help of SAIC.  Completion of the system is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013. 

IADS is a demand- and supply-side energy management system that optimizes the mix of energy generation and distributed energy resources.  This economic optimization is developed while simultaneously considering operational reliability and system security matters.  The system’s core functionality consists of aggregating, baselining, and trending distributed energy resources and end use customer load characteristics in ways that systematically provide the functionality of the system. 

Additionally, Director of Smart Grid Solutions Heber Weller of SAIC and Smart Grid Program Manager Bruce Hamer of Burbank Water & Power presented together at A National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid.  The Town Meeting, held June 26-28, took place at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.  Weller and Hamer’s presentation, “Integrated Automatic Dispatch System (IADS),” was a part of a breakout session titled, “The Grid: More Than One Way to Make it Smart.”  Their presentation featured the vision and benefits of integrating supply and demand-side resources into a utility’s real-time operation. 

For more information on the Town Meeting, see the 2012 website.

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