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Our Linux EMS September 2004. OVERVIEW. Introductions BREC at a Glance Background of Linux at BREC Description of BREC EMS Operating Systems - Servers and Workstations Benefits of Linux and Windows

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Our linux ems september 2004

Our Linux EMSSeptember 2004


Overview

OVERVIEW

  • Introductions BREC at a Glance

  • Background of Linux at BREC

  • Description of BREC EMS

  • Operating Systems - Servers and Workstations

  • Benefits of Linux and Windows

  • Benefits of Vendor - Open Systems International Inc.

  • Caution for any EMS System Owners

  • Questions - Comments


Our linux ems september 2004

Who Is Big Rivers?

  • G&T Cooperative, Formed In 1961

  • Generating Capacity Leased To LEC Through 2023

    • Owns 1,459MW Net

    • Leases 217 of 312MW Net

  • LEM PPA: 597MW through 2010

  • SEAP Allocation 178MW (1,500 hrs.)

  • Owns and Operates 1,210 Miles Of Transmission Lines, 18 Substations and 4 Switching Stations


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Who Is Big Rivers (Cont.)?

  • Three Members (Jackson Purchase Energy Corp., Kenergy Corp. and Meade County RECC)

    • Member All-Requirements contracts expire January 1, 2023

    • Alcan 366MW and Century 484MW: All-Requirements “carve-out” (Big Rivers has no all-requirements service obligation)

    • Approx. 105,600 Retail Customers

    • Member Tariff Peak Demand: 664MW on July 29, 1999 (50MW Weyerhaeuser co-generation facility in-service July 1, 2000 (Excludes Alcan and Century)


Our linux ems september 2004

Linux at Big Rivers

  • Internet Presence for E-mail Service - Three Domains for Brec and Coops

  • Internet Proxy access for Brec and Meade - Co. Coop

  • Website Service for Brec and Meade Co.

  • DNS Service for Brec and Coops

  • Firewalls and Masquerade Service

  • Virtual Private Network Portals

  • Intrusion Detection Servers

  • Routers


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Big Rivers’ EMS

Headquarters’ System

  • - Six SuSE Linux Servers

  • - 2 Dac, 2 History, 1 OTS, 1 IDS

  • - Eight Windows XP Local Clients

  • - 3 Dispatch, 2 Engineering,

  • - 2 OTS and One Forecast

    • - One Windows XP Remote Client

  • Alternate Control Center System

  • - Six SuSE Linux Servers

  • - 2 Dac, 2 History, 1 OTS, 1 IDS

  • - Three Windows XP Local Clients

    • - 3 Dispatch Workstations

    • Hardware is IBM XSeries & NetVista


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Big Rivers’ EMS (cont.)

  • OSI Applications on Both Systems

    - Scada to 30 Full Sized Remotes

    - Scada to 40 Pole Top Remotes

    - Open Trend and Open View Displays

    - AGC and NERC Functions

    - ICCP for connections to TVA & LEM

    - Historical Data Collection & Reports

    - State Estimation, CA, & Power Flow

    - Operator Training Simulator


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Big Rivers’ EMS (cont.)

  • Linux Applications on Both Systems

    - Operating System on Servers

    - Firewall Service on all Servers

    - IDS with AIDE and Host SNORT

  • Windows Applications on Both Systems

    - Operating System on Work Stations

    - Word and Excel Document Sharing

    - Virus Scanning

    - No Internet or E- Mail Access


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Security Concerns

  • Every Scada a target for power disruption

  • Open Source verses Proprietary Source

    - Are bad guys adding back doors to apps

    - Are good guys watching to protect user

    - Are you sure code ok in proprietary code

  • Hackers are no longer using easy entries

    - Hackers are trying to break applications

    - Hackers going for opening in clients and tunnel with VPN’s or Secure Shells


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Benefits - Linux

  • Incredible Stability of Server OS

  • Total Cost of Ownership VERY Low

  • Incredible Control of Networking

  • Incredible Security Available

  • Incredible Speed and Performance


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Benefits - Windows

  • Easy to Use for Dispatchers and Engineers

  • Easy to Share Data Between Users

  • Applications Have Similar Interfaces


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Open Systems International

  • Dedication to their Products on Linux

    • Great Support and Development

    • Great Enthusiasm for Linux

  • Strength in Leadership and Vision

    - First To Offer Their Product on Linux

    - First To Deploy a Linux Based EMS

  • Flexible, Simple and Easy to Manage EMS

    - Simplicity in Design is Very Tough


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Primate Technologies, Inc.

  • Previous EMS a Harris now GE System

    • 2 Man years in Displays

    • Dispatchers depend on World Map

    • - Dispatchers use Substation Tabulars

  • Primate-Tech created utility to convert

    - Not easy task moving from Unix to Win

    - Graphic builders are very complex

    - Great Job of Conversion !


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Final Comments

  • There is no Perfect Operating System

    - No Individual or Group can write flawless code

    - No individual can know everything about the operating system or application

    - No dispatcher can always make perfect decisions even with the best information a system can provide

  • The Best Security is Isolation … not always possible!


Our linux ems september 2004

Your Comments

And Questions

Thank You for Having Me

It has been a Pleasure speaking with you!


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