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Integrid at "Switching Gears on Renewables and DER Grid Integration – Now How to Scale?"

The era of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) pilot projects is over. Renewables and DERs are now growing at such a rapid pace that utilities need to be thinking ahead of this transition. The traditional power system engineering paradigm is turned upside-down: causing us to rethink the relationship of transmission and distribution and the frequency by which load is managed.

The transition occurring in today’s energy market to a sustainable grid creates some important questions: How can utilities stay ahead of the DER revolution where assets are marketed and commissioned by third-party companies on their service territory? How can grid operators keep OT systems in synch with how these devices evolve over time, from both their technical and contractual attributes? How can utilities model, visualize, monitor and, ultimately control these DER devices which do not belong to them? How can owners and operators arbitrate the conflicting objectives, at any moment in time, between Transmission, Distribution, and the prosumer, about how renewables and DERs should be dispatched or scheduled? This free to attend webinar will cover these important challenges, questions, and exciting opportunities as we all move towards a rethinking of the grid. Come hear from and interact with front-runner utilities worldwide on how they approach these critical challenges.

Learning outcomes

  • Discuss global energy markets and strategy for renewable and DER deployment
  • Overview of the current grid paradigm and shifting roles of T&D
  • Hear utility case studies from EDP, PPL, Eirgrid, and Stedin
  • Share insights and global perspectives from energy markets in the United States, Ireland, Portugal and The Netherlands
  • Discuss challenges from modeling, registration, connection acceptance, interconnection, real-time operations, look-ahead operations as well as coordinated flexibility scheduling
  • Provide insights on upgrading data analytics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for utility DER model management throughout the DER lifecycle
  • Share effective relationship pathways between utilities, aggregators, prosumers, regulators, and end users
  • Explain the nuances to different geographic territories and how load is shared and distributed through interconnection and technology adoption

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  • Frédéric Wauquiez, Solution Director, Renewables and DER Orchestration – GE Digital Energy (Moderator)
  • Diogo Lopes, Operational Reporting and Data Management – EDP Distribuição
  • Ranko Stojakovic, Manager, Network Operations Center – Stedin
  • Yi Li, Supervising Engineer—PPL
  • Jim Liero, Transmission Ops TMS Supervisor –PPL
  • Jonathan O’Sullivan, Transmission System Operator, EirGrid