GridFWD 2018 Flexibility Track: October 10th
The NW energy system is facing pressures like never before. It's imperative to take a fresh look at how grid operators should procure, integrate and manage a wide array of solutions in order to manage the system’s dynamic conditions while accommodating customers’ needs.
8:30am - 10am
Get warmed up with stimulating opening sessions Moving our GridFWD and Making the Most from Grid Modernization Efforts.
What’s New in the Flexible Resource Zoo
There are your familiar flexibility attractions like DR and energy storage. Let’s visit the exotic section to see resources from the wild side: super capacitors and superchargers, cap banks, controllable water heaters, auto thermostats, and more. Do they change the equation for short-term capacity, and local or ancillary services in the Northwest? We’ll share case studies about how these new resources work and how to dispatch and operationalize them in your environment.
Moderator: Josh Keeling, Supervisor, Portland General Electric
Emilie Stone, Head of Product - Demand Management Solutions, Tendril
Conrad Eustis, Director of Retail Technology Development, Portland General Electric
Matt Duesterberg, CEO, OhmConnect
Ian Guerry, Vice President, New Market Development, ENGIE Services
Ops Dispatch & Program Development Working Together for DER Integration
As a variety of DERs contribute an increasing portion of the resource mix, T&D and power generation are beginning to meld. How can utilities enable the dynamic feedback needed to improve planning and operations for optimal flexibility? For answers, this panel will draw on real-world examples from the Northwest and beyond.
Moderator: Mark Hormann, VP, Business Development, Opus One
Yeye Zhang, Head of West Region Energy Partnerships, Nest
Ryan Fedie, Engineering Manager, Bonneville Power Administration
Teague Douglas, Demand Response Consultant, CLEAResult
Build, Buy or Partner: Finding the Best Path Forward to Add Flexibility
Today's energy marketplace is rife with unprecedented options for utilities and their customers. From consumer solar and EVs to commercial demand respond and power purchase agreements, the roadmap to greater flexibility is crowded with DERs and relationships that stretch current policies and regulations. See the different paths utilities are taking to balance internal and external options to increase flexibility as cost effectively as possible.
Moderator: Robin Maslowski, Associate Director, Navigant
Alex Tu, Sr. Strategic Technology Specialist, Energy Planning, BC Hydro
Rahul Kar, Head of Solutions, AutoGrid
John Gibson, Chief R&D Engineer, Avista
Virtually There: Taking the Next Step from DERs to Virtual Power Plants
How do we leverage all that is new and compelling (and weird) in the Northwest to build a portfolio with virtual capacity? In this session, our panel of planners from the utility and vendor sides will wrap up this track, looking at how we can connect resources and dispatchers to work together to optimize system flexibility.
Moderator: Graham Horn, VP, Business Development, Enbala
Jeremy Twitchell, Energy Research Analyst, Pacific Northwest National Labs
JP Batmale, Division Administrator, Oregon PUC
Smriti Mishra, Strategic Partnership Manager, National Grid
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Attend the general sessions on Keeping Up with the Pace of Change and Grid Modernization Impacts at Scale, plus Evolution of Energy Data and Where We Go From Here.
Join all of the GridFWD speakers and attendees at the social reception in the Vista Room on the 19th floor of the event location.