IEEE Power & Energy Magazine - January/February 2016 - 49

Optimizing
Operations
with CIM
Today's Grid Relies on Network
Analysis (and a Lot of Data)
By Jay Britton, Pat Brown,
John Moseley, and Miloš Bunda

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january/february 2016

YesterdaY's power grid was overbuilt to achieve reliability. today's grid depends on automation to operate at tighter margins and under
a wider range of supply and demand patterns-with network analysis as a cornerstone of this automation. the future is clearly toward more and more critical business processes relying on network analysis to operate more closely to
system limits. the data management required to support these network analysis processes is very challenging and, as currently implemented, requires too
much valuable senior engineering time to assure necessary accuracy.
as a consequence, international electrotechnical commission (iec) technical committee 57 (tc57) working group 13 along with the electrical power
research institute (epri), the european Network of transmission system
operators for electricity (eNtso-e), and various other parties has been working for some time on a strategy to improve information management for network
analysis. the result is a set of revolutionary common information Model (ciM)based standards aimed at improved model quality, reduced net labor requirements, and a systematization of data that can support the ever-smarter grid of
the future. this article summarizes the iec ciM strategy for integrated network
model management.

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