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Advanced Visualizations for Smart Grid Data Analytics
Phone: (858) 535-1661
Phone: (858) 535-1661
Current grid monitoring displays are rich with data, but visually and functionally nonintegrated and inflexible to the information needs of the grid management team. This often results in slow, reactive decisionmaking and an inability to manage risks in realtime. In this Phase II SBIR, the project team will develop a working prototype of the human machine interface HMI concept constructed in Phase I, validate the performance benefits of the concept, and expand the scope to support different emergency operations, normal operations, and the transition between the two. In Phase I, the project team researched, developed, and demonstrated an HMI concept that supports realtime risk management in emergency grid operations during the Public Safety Power Shutoff PSPS process in response to wildfire risk. This HMI supports realtime risk management by automatically integrating data from disparate sources, allowing operators to quickly understand and evaluate the impact of those data on grid management decisions, and externalizing the decisionmaking process to improve decision transparency and quality. The HMI concept was created through application of our tailored usercentered design UCD process. Phase II will consist of two main technical work threads. First, the project team will implement a working prototype of the HMI concept developed in Phase I and use this prototype to conduct a performance validation of the concept. Second, we will extend our successful UCD process employed during Phase I to broaden the scope of our HMI concept to other nonPSPS emergencies and normal grid monitoring operations to extend our support of modernized grid operations. In general, this project will lead to better, more consistent, defensible, and transparent grid monitoring and risk management decisions, in turn leading to wider benefits of more reliable energy service with fewer interruptions, reduced consumer and business costs associated with power outages and system failures, and increased public safety from well managed power grids.
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