9:40 – 10:00 a.m. :: Log In & Sign-On to E-Learning
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break
Hosting Capacity Analysis (HCA) – Overview and Define
Management of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)
How DERs affect the entire electric system
Criteria for DER interconnection
How HCA Fits in With:
Distribution system planning (short and long-term)
Location choice of DERs
Managing load and growth on the distribution grid
How HCA can Improve Interconnection and Integration of DERs
Improve back-log of interconnection requests and system studies
Provide better information for customers = better customer relationships
Key Goals of Implementing HCA for Distribution System Analysis
Identifying how many DERs can be added to any interconnection point on the system
Determining where DERs can cost-effectively serve the system
Identifying best sites for future development of DERs
Obtaining locational views
Finding the Right Method for HCA on a Particular System
Determining the difficulty of actually doing a HCA
Developing proper analytical tools for your system
Hosting Capacity Maps (HCM)
Overview of HCMs
Determining the values in HCMs
What violations are looked at when creating a HCMs
Utilizing heat maps in conjunction with HCMs
Using Heat Maps in Conjunction with HCA
Identifying areas of pending and installed generation
Working around congested areas
Hosting Capacity Results Analysis
How small changes in setting up feeders can dramatically change results
Other considerations besides feeder hosting capacity
Visibility and Control of DERs – Best Practices
Methods to increase hosting capacity on distribution feeders
Steve Steffel, Manager - Regional Capacity Planning for Distributed Energy Resources, Pepco Holdings (Exelon)
Steve Steffel has been working with Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) since 1984 in various positions in Engineering Standards, System Operations, Substation Switchman Training, Transmission and Distribution Planning, and Distributed Energy Resources Planning and Analytics. The focus in DERP&A has been to analyze and plan for the interconnection of various types of distributed generation on the distribution grid, develop and maintain criteria, deploy new electric system modeling tools, prepare and present papers and presentations on the impact of PV on the grid and work with Public Service Commission personnel, the Regional Transmission Operator, and public officials and industry professionals. In addition, efforts have also focused on collaboration with industry partners and the DOE in finding new solutions for hosting renewables.
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