AEP Asset Health Center – Substation Equipment Monitoring and Data Aggregation

IEEE PES February 18, 2014 Program
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Refreshments: 5:30 to 6:00 PM
Meeting: 6:00 to 7:00 PM Earn 1.0 CPD Hour
Location: AEP Office, Conference Room 2C, 700 Morrison Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Abstract: The goal of the AEP Asset Health Center is to prevent failures, prioritize asset renewal, and optimize O&M. The Asset Health Center application uses expert algorithms to calculate the health index and risk of failure of substation assets. The system aggregates data from several sources including maintenance and inspection records, SCADA, and real time health monitors. AEP has developed standards for real time monitoring packages that can be applied to certain equipment types and voltage levels. The philosophy and future direction for monitoring and condition based maintenance practices will be presented. Challenges and solutions for data aggregation will also be discussed.

Presenter: Kyle Phillips is an Electrical Engineer in the Advanced Transmission Studies and Technology department at American Electric Power

Kyle is currently an engineer on AEP Transmission’s Asset Health Center project. The Asset Health Center is a software and equipment monitoring effort aimed at increasing understanding of AEP substation equipment and assisting in asset management decisions. Kyle is implementing AEP’s focus on equipping substation assets with state of the art health monitoring technology. He also is involved in shaping Transmission’s data strategy with a focus on the future of asset management.
Formerly, he was a Protective Relay Engineer in AEP’s Transmission Field Services group where he was involved with the commissioning and testing of protection and control equipment.
Kyle holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University. His research at OSU included smart grids and FACTS devices. He is also a registered Professional Engineer.

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