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Group Discussion: DER Integration Challenges
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: PLMA Webcast

PLMA Load Management Leadership Interest Group Discussions
PLMA Interest Group Discussion

Join Us For:

Distributed Energy Resource Integration Challenges

with Rich Barone, Hawaiian Electric; John Powers, Extensible Energy; Matt Carlson, Aquanta

recorded September 27, 2018


This online discussion will explore how Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) pose unique opportunities and challenges for distribution system planners and operators, emerging technology teams, and program managers alike.  Often lacking a common nomenclature, all parties struggle to understand and define the benefits delivered and costs imposed by the increasing assortment of DERs being deployed on both sides of the meter. This discussion will start with a framing discussion by Kelsey Horowitz of NREL, whose recent work includes development of a cost/benefit framework for PV integration into utility distribution systems. That introduction will be followed by perspectives from Interest Group participants who will identify some of the challenges, opportunities and forward-looking concepts on DER technology, communications and control, and customer engagement.

Discussion participants will include:

Kelsey Horowitz, NREL

Kelsey Horowitz

Rich Barone, Hawaiian Electric

Rich Barone
Hawaiian Electric

John Powers

John Powers
Extensible Energy

Matt Carlson

Matt Carlson

Who Should Attend. Utility and regulatory staff as well as other energy industry trade allies and organizations seeking thought leadership and insight on innovative load management methods to meet energy load needs, mitigate price, and manage variable generation.

How Group Discussion Works. When you register, you may submit a comment or question in advance. After brief introductions, the featured speakers will have an informal 60-minute conversation. You're welcome to use a speaker phone so an unlimited number of people may participate. After the Discussion, you will receive a recording web link. Unable to participate on this day and time? Register anyway and you will automatically receive the recording link.

Contact: Tiger Adolf, [email protected], (707) 652-5333