Transmission Grid Enhancing Technologies (GETs) Fundamentals

Transmission Grid Enhancing Technologies (GETs) Fundamentals

February 28-March 1, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

Overview

This event will provide a comprehensive treatment of grid-enhancing technologies (GETs) – the hardware and software technologies that increase the capacity, efficiency, and/or reliability of the transmission grid installed on existing transmission infrastructure to give operators more situational awareness and control over the grid. 

These GETs are shaping up as key elements to facilitate the integration and greater penetration of variable and distributed energy resources (VERs and DERs), especially under transmission-constrained conditions.  They can be considered part of a larger category of non-wire alternative (NWA) options that power systems can implement to bridge the gap for needed robust grid expansion and complement performance of the evolving grid.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will gain practical skills and insights on how to:

  • Identify GETs hardware technologies and software applications
  • Evaluate the benefits that specific GETs technologies and applications can deliver to the grid on which it’s operating
  • Examine how utilities, the bulk power system and transmission organizations (ISOs) can implement GETs
  • Assess under what conditions or scenarios GETs make dollars and sense
  • Estimate the costs associated with specific GETs technologies and applications
  • Analyze challenges to GETs deployment and implementation
  • Determine the prospective impact of proposed and recently-enacted legislative and regulatory initiatives that will have a bearing on the advancement of GETs
  • Review FERC’s possible role(s) to facilitate GETs adoption

Agenda

Monday, February 28, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing

 

9:00 – 9:20 a.m. :: Overview and Introductions

9:20 – 10:45 a.m. :: Where Grid Enhancing Technologies (GETs) Fit in the Broader Grid Health Context

  • What Are the Grid Deficiencies or Constraints that GETs Can (at least, partially) Address?
  • Near-term and Long-term Roles
  • Capabilities
    • Voltvar Optimization
    • CVR
    • Current phase balancing
    • Harmonic mitigation
    • Var regulation and control
    • Power factor correction
    • Voltage stability
    • Transient over/under voltage
    • Frequency regulation
    • Power factor control
    • Sag mitigation
  • Use Cases
    • Improved integration of distributed generation
    • IEEE519 compliance (harmonics)
    • Peak demand shaving
    • Maintaining power quality requirements
    • Maximizing asset life and performance
    • Industrial load compensation
    • Grid bridging

Doug Bowman, Lead Engineer – R&D and Special Studies, Southwest Power Pool (SPP)

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. :: Morning Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Exploring the GETs Technologies Landscape

  • Hardware
    • Power flow controllers – AC vs DC
    • Application of high-capacity cables and conductors
    • Enhancing control capabilities
    • Improving long-term reliability and resilience
    • Flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS) devices
    • Advanced inverters
    • Synchrophasers
  • Power Electronics and Software
    • Network planning and operational improvements
    • Shift to dynamic line ratings (DLR) vs ambient adjusted ratings vs static line ratings (SLR)
    • Topology optimization and switching technologies
    • Real-time path rating to determine limit of interface and line(s)
  • Storage

Jay Caspary, Vice President, Grid Strategies LLC

Robert Fenlon, Senior Application Engineer, Smart Wires

Justin Bell, Technical Lead & Research Physicist – High Voltage Laboratory, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Barbara Servatius, Regional Manager, Lindsey Systems

Pablo Ruiz, Co-Founder, CEO & CTO, NewGrid

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:45 p.m. :: System Applications

  • Utility
  • Bulk power system
  • ISO applications

Alberto Del Rosso, Principal Project Manager, EPRI

Kamran Ali, Vice President – Transmission Planning & Analysis, AEP

Al Tamimi, Vice President – Transmission Planning, Policy & Compliance, Sunflower Electric Power Cooperative

Casey Cathey, Director – System Planning, Southwest Power Pool (SPP)

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. :: Under What Conditions or Scenarios Do GETs Make Sense

  • Challenges to deployment and implementation
  • What’s confirmed and what’s conjectural
  • Case studies

David Quier, Vice President – Transmission & Substations, PP&L Electric Utilities

Rodica Donaldson, Senior Director – Transmission Analytics, EDF Renewables

Jon O’Sullivan, Head of Future Markets, EirGrid

Elizabeth Cook, General Manager – Advanced Grid Solutions, Duquesne Light Co

4:30 p.m. :: Course Adjourns for Day

 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Course Timing

 

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Cost-benefit Analyses

  • Estimating cost to implement
  • Estimating monetary value of system benefit
  • Estimating social and reputational value
    • Deferred infrastructure expenses
    • CO2 reductions
    • Impact on curtailment

Bruce Tsuchida, Principal, Brattle Group

Prof. Ali Mehrizi-Sani, Associate Professor – Virginia Tech and Technical Advisor, Right Analytics

Norela Constantinescu, Head of Innovation Section, ENTSO-E

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:45 am – 12:15 p.m. :: Measures Anticipated or Required for Broad GETs Deployment

  • FERC’s possible role(s)
    • ANOPR
    • Transmission collaboration between agency and state regulatory commissions
  • Legislative and regulatory initiatives
    • DOE “Building Better Grid initiative”
    • DOE national transmission system planning
    • Offshore wind transmission integration
    • Transmission capacity IT optimization
  • ISOs and RTOs
    • Which system operators are evaluating GETs
    • Timeline or tardiness of implementation
    • Transmission owners (TO) perspectives
    • Transmission customers (TC) perspectives

Moderator: Hilary Pearson, Senior Director – Governmental & Regulatory Affairs, LineVision

Rob Gramlich, Executive Director, WATT Coalition

Henry Huang, Laboratory Fellow & Deputy Sector Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Rao Konidena, President, Rakon Energy

12:15 p.m. :: Course Adjournment

Instructors

  • Kamran Ali, Vice President – Transmission Planning & Analysis, AEP

  • Justin Bell, Technical Lead & Research Physicist – High Voltage Laboratory, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

  • Doug Bowman, Lead Engineer – R&D and Special Studies, Southwest Power Pool (SPP)

  • Jay Caspary, Vice President, Grid Strategies LLC

  • Casey Cathey, Director – System Planning, Southwest Power Pool (SPP)

  • Norela Constantinescu, Head of Innovation Section, ENTSO-E 

  • Elizabeth Cook, General Manager – Advanced Grid Solutions, Duquesne Light Co

  • Alberto Del Rosso, Principal Project Manager, EPRI

  • Rodica Donaldson, Senior Director – Transmission Analytics, EDF Renewables

  • Robert Fenlon, Senior Application Engineer, Smart Wires

  • Rob Gramlich, Executive Director – WATT Coalition  and President, Grid Strategies LLC

  • Henry Huang, Laboratory Fellow & Deputy Sector Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

  • Rao Konidena, President, Rakon Energy

  • Prof. Ali Mehrizi-Sani, Associate Professor – Virginia Tech and Technical Advisor, Right Analytics

  • Jon O’Sullivan, Head of Future Markets, EirGrid

  • Hilary Pearson, Senior Director – Governmental & Regulatory Affairs, LineVision

  • David Quier, Vice President – Transmission & Substations, PP&L Electric Utilities

  • Pablo Ruiz, Co-Founder, CEO & CTO, NewGrid

  • Barbara Servatius, Regional Manager, Lindsey Systems

  • Al Tamimi, Vice President – Transmission Planning, Policy & Compliance, Sunflower Electric Power Cooperative

  • Bruce Tsuchida, Principal, Brattle Group

 

Online Delivery

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Transmission Grid Enhancing Technologies (GETs) Fundamentals

February 28-March 1, 2022 | Online
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Who Should Attend

  • Transmission planning
  • Forecasting and analysis
  • Asset management
  • Integrated resource planning
  • Resource adequacy planning
  • Strategic and long-range planning
  • Forecasting and analysis
  • Transmission planning
  • Intra-hour operations analysis and modeling
  • Renewable energy planning
  • State regulatory and commission staff
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Asset management
  • Financial analysis

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