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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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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
slide3

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
slide4

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)
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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
slide7

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

slide10

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

slide11

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
slide13

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

slide14

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!
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Your Comments

And Questions

Thank You for Having Me

It has been a Pleasure speaking with you!

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