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ארכיון - חשמל 2017 Archive - Electricity

The future and transformation of the Smart Grid technologies

Wednesday | 8.11 | 14:30

Herods Boutique, Kings


Nowadays, Utility digitalization and integration of advanced Operation Technologies (OT) and Information Technologies (IT) in Utilities is under way, building Smart Grid Solutions (SGS) to operate the power grid in an intelligent and more efficient way, producing less pollution and ownership and operation less cost.

IT/OT integration is a complex and a long-term process, which will occupy Utilities in the next decade, to really produce efficient grid management in presence of renewables.

However, complexity of new IT/OT technologies is not sustainable by Utilities itself from technical and commercial side, and they will have to move to “cloud” and Software as a Service (SaaS), and to partner with strong IT vendors capable to provide such service.

Smart Grid intelligence (IT) will move “out of premise” to the “cloud”, whereas critical OT will stay embedded into the grid facilities.

Only several strong vendors, capable to provided Smart Grid SaaS technology with full IT cyber security, will stay on the market, they will create regional data and solution centers to support new technology and provide SaaS to many Utilities of all size.

This Utility transformation will take next 10 to 20 years, ending with SGS fully deployed in cloud and served as a service with strong cybersecurity support, providing full efficiency of grid management in presence of renewables.

Prof. Dr. Dragan S. Popovic

Schneider Electric


Dragan Popović graduated from the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad in 1985. He received his M.Sc.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical power engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade in 1990 and 1995, respectively.

Dragan Popović is the Executive Vice President for Smart Grid IT, a new unit within Schneider Electric – Smart Grid IT. Additionally, he works on a part time basis at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad.

He is a member of many professional organizations: the Academy of Engineering Sciences of Serbia (AESS) since 2007, CIRED, and international associations IEEE (member and reviewer) and IREP. He has over 150 articles published in international journals and conferences (IEEE Trans. On Power Systems, Electrical Power & Energy Systems, IEE Proc. Gener. Transm. Distrib, Electrical Power System Research, etc.) and over 180 articles in other journals, conferences, and monographs.

Professor is the main author of ADMS Software, which is in operation in 122 Distribution Control Centers worldwide, in 70 utilities, supplying 80 million electrical customers (meters): Duke Energy, PECO, HONI, Austin Energy, Enel, EVN, DONG Energy, Actew, XCEL, ENWL, APS (Arizona Public Service), etc.

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