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CIMug Fall 2011 Meeting Summary now available at EPRI:

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A Joint CIM/OpenSG/61850/Testing User Group Meeting:
Advancing Interoperability for the Utility Enterprise and Systems

November 15-18, 2011>> Austin, Texas USA

This year the UCAIug communities, CIM, OpenSG, IEC 61850 and the newly formed Testing user groups are meeting together this November in Austin, Texas.
CIM Overview:  CIM is an international standard globally accepted for modeling the information exchanges required in electric utility industry.  The interoperability enabled by the CIM standards is a key factor for achieving the Smart Grid vision.
OpenSG Overview:  The OpenSG User Group (OSGug) was formed to create a forum for the development of requirements for SmartGrid systems.  The work focus has been defined by the pragmatic needs of the Utility and Vendor communities.  Through these forums leading experts share their insights, create technical content, and resolve key technical issues.
IEC 61850 Overview:  Many parts of IEC 61850 have been published as the second Edition and IEC 61850 is organized as one of the key elements for Smarter Grids.  A large range of products supporting IEC 61850 is now available and in many projects, reduction of engineering work and vendor independent system integration is considered as one of the driver to introduce IEC 61850.
Testing Overview:  Conformance and Interoperability testing is an important component in acheiving acceptance of the standards being promoted by the 3 UCA User Groups.  The testing must incorporate consensus-based documents vetted by industry stakeholders.  This group maintains common documents across the 3 groups as well as provides the coordination between the groups as they focus on their unique testing environments.

Who Should Attend
Energy Information Stakeholders (such as utilities, energy companies, RTO/ISOs, government officials and others) involved or interested in developing and testing standards-based enterprise information architectures, integration frameworks, and power system communication networks to meet their business challenges will find this conference invaluable. 
Project managers, system architects, business and IT managers, and control center personnel will all benefit from this meeting.
You do not need to be a UCAIug member to attend.
Location & Date
The UCAIug Summit will be held on November 15-18, 2011 in Austin.
Sheraton Austin at the Capitol
701 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Phone:  +1 (512) 478-1111
UCAIug Group Rate:  $149/night
Room rate includes complimentary high speed internet access in the guestroom.
Call Starwood Reservation Center:  +1 (888) 627-8349
Reference: UCAIug Summit Austin November Event
Hotel Group Rate available until November 1, 2011
The meeting will start Tuesday, November 15th with training sessions, including CIM University and OpenSG Boot Camp.  The official Summit meetings will begin on Wednesday, November 16th and run until noon on Friday, November 18th.
A preliminary agenda is available on the Agenda link on the left panel.
Please note: Agenda subject to change.
Conference costs and more information will be available on the Registration link on the left panel, or click below:


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