As we continue to add large amounts of wind and solar to the system and exhaust existing transmission capacity to bring those resources to load centers, it becomes increasingly important to consider resource and transmission expansion as an integrated process. For many utilities and ISOs, transmission planning is a separate, siloed process.
ESIG, supported by DOE, is examining the use of capacity expansion models for transmission planning. This project examines capacity expansion model capabilities and culminates in a half-day public workshop on the morning of Oct 24 in Minneapolis, directly preceding the ESIG Fall Technical Workshop. We will convene both model vendors and transmission planners for a dialogue on how capacity expansion models can be used in transmission planning and what improvements can be made to the models or the processes. The main questions explored include:
- What are the capabilities of today’s modeling tools and how can they be applied in transmission planning?
- What do transmission planners need so that these models are more effective as a first step in the transmission planning process and can this be accomplished while still allowing these models to be tractable?
We have asked interested capacity expansion model vendors to fill out this questionnaire so we can summarize capabilities, and to record short videos to describe their capacity expansion model features and application in transmission planning.
Download CEM Developer Survey Summary Table
Introduction – Debbie Lew, Associate Director, ESIG & Aaron Bloom, Senior Director Regulatory Affairs, NextEra Energy
Summary of Tools – Ryan Deyoe, Power Markets Analyst, Telos Energy
Application of Capacity Expansion Modeling for Transmission Planning in National Grid
Kai Van Horn, Manager of US Market Fundamentals, National Grid USA
Regional/Utility Panel Discussion
Moderator: Aaron Bloom, Senior Director Regulatory Affairs, NextEra Energy
Steven Broad, Plexos, Senior Principal Product Manager, Energy Exemplar
Norm Richardson, EnCompass, President, Anchor Power Solutions
Arne Olson, RESOLVE, Senior Partner, E3 (Download Presentation)
Russ Philbrick, PSO, CEO, Polaris Systems Optimization (Download Presentation)
Drew Siebenaler, Manager of Regional Transmission Planning and Analytics, Xcel
Jason Frasier, Manager of Economic Planning, NYISO (Download Presentation)
Application of Capacity Expansion Modeling for Transmission Planning for National Transmission Planning Study
Hamody Hindi, DOE Grid Development Office
National/Multi-state Panel Discussion
Moderator: Debbie Lew, Associate Director, ESIG
Patrick Brown, REEDS, Researcher, NREL (Download Presentation)
Jim McCalley, CGT Plan, Professor of Power Systems Engineering, Iowa State University (Download Presentation)
David Young, REGEN, Energy Systems and Climate Analysis Research Manager, EPRI (Download Presentation)
Jinxiang Zhu, Multi Energy Vector CEM, Consulting Director, Hitachi ABB (Download Presentation)
Jordan Bakke, Director of Strategic Insights and Assessments, MISO
Keegan Moyer, Principal, Energy Strategies
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions on this project or if you would like to be involved.