National Council on Electricity Policy
Innovations in Electricity Modeling Virtual Training Series
Session #3 – October 20, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern
Integrating DERs into Bulk Power System Planning
Sequential Integrated Analysis of DERs in Distribution and Bulk Power Systems
JP Carvallo, Berkeley Lab
This presentation introduces a sequential planning framework that allows for whole-system analysis of DERs. The framework is characterized by: (1) a set of DER adoption and operation scenarios and (2) simulation of technical, economic, and rate impacts for distribution and bulk power systems using industry-standard capacity expansion and power flow models. The framework gives utility regulators a comprehensive view of rate and economic impacts of DERs across different segments of the value chain. Applying the framework for Indiana demonstrates how other states can use it.
Energy Efficiency and Demand Response as Resource Options in Bulk Power System Planning
Natalie Mims Frick, Berkeley Lab
Starting with the motivation for treating energy efficiency and demand response on a comparable basis to other resources, the presentation turns to related changes that may be needed in bulk power system planning processes. That includes changes in load forecasting, resource potential assessments, and inputs and methods for capacity expansion planning modeling.
Please see the NCEP website for more information on this training series: http://electricitypolicy.org/2021-modeling-training/