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To add value to your conference experience, your 2004 registration includes your choice of the ever popular control room tour and two half-day training classes.


TITLE: CIM FUNDAMENTALS
OUTLINE:
What is the Common Information Model? This session will provide background on the CIM, the role of industry standards bodies in the definition of the CIM, fundamental modeling within the CIM and current industry activities involving the CIM. Additionally, references to numerous sources of information on the CIM will be covered.

BIO: Harry Garton
Harry is a real time control specialist with over 20 years of experience in project management of control center systems, quality assurance (system functionality, robustness, and accuracy), software development, software integration, and system deployment for electric company customers.

After joining Harris Corporation in 1980, Mr. Garton led several internal software development projects and several customer projects for electric company energy management systems. He joined KEMA Consulting in mid-1996 and provided consulting services that encompassed operational business systems requirements analysis and design, architecture development, project management, and system integration. In May 1998, Mr. Garton joined GE serving in numerous capacities from Engineering Manager, Technical Lead on customer projects, and finally the Program Manager on customer projects. In March 2004, Mr. Garton joined Xtensible Solutions and has provided consulting services encompassing the CIM, message development based on the CIM, and enterprise integration analysis.
Mr. Garton resides in Melbourne, Fl., is married, has a son that is a sophomore at the University of Florida and a daughter that is a junior at Melbourne High School.



TITLE: DTS BEST PRACTICES
OUTLINE:

If you are thinking of implementing a Dispatcher Training Simulator within your company or looking for alternatives, this session will provide a good starting point. In this session, basic network modeling and more advanced frequency and generation modeling will be covered along with all the components of training simulator software. Success stories and key strategies from several utilities will be highlighted. Additionally necessary models including relaying and remedial action will be addressed. Alternatives to setting up your own simulator and shared training will also be touched on, along with a live demonstration of the EPRI simulator.

BIO: LES JARRIEL
Mr. Jarriel has over 25 years of experience in the electric power industry. His career path started as a Co-op student working for an Electric Utility, continued as an engineer and programmer for an EMS Exhibitor, and, after returning to school full-time for a Master's degree, starting a successful consulting firm.

His work has included substation and relay protection engineering, development and integration of software for Energy Management and Market Systems, creation and maintenance of large-scale electrical system models, training, management, marketing, and procurement (specification through delivery) of computer systems and software packages.

BIO: MARK WHITE
Mr. White has over 17 years of experience in the electric power industry. His career path started as a Field Service Rep. for Georgia Power, continued as an engineer and programmer for an EMS Exhibitor, then as a marketing manager and trainer for another EMS Exhibitor, and finally as a engineer in the consulting field.

Mr. White is currently a lead consultant for PSC. He has provided specialized consulting in the implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of software and database for computer-based Energy Management Systems specializing in Dispatcher Training Simulator and Relational Database software.

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