2022 Special Topic Workshop: Grid-Forming IBRs
June 6 - June 9
Make plans to join us for the 2022 Special Topic Workshop: Grid-Forming IBRs at The Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado.
In addition to this workshop, we’ll also be hosting a simultaneous event, our 2022 Meteorology & Market Design for Grid Services Workshop, at the host hotel. Your paid registration for the Special Topic Workshop: Grid-Forming IBRs will also give you access to the Meteorology & Market Design for Grid Services Workshop.
**If you are considering attending either workshop, we strongly encourage you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible, as we expect our room block to fill fast. You can always cancel your reservation with the hotel up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled arrival without penalty.**
COVID Safety & Policy
ESIG leadership has decided that all participants of the workshop will be required to be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination will be required during online registration.
Masks will be optional for participants during the event. For additional explanation of these policies along with other measures being taken to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our attendees, please click here.
Monday, June 6
NREL Flatirons Campus Tour (12:45 – 5:00 p.m.)
The tour will include the ARIES grid simulation facility along with basic overviews of the wind turbines, PV arrays, CoMet (blade manufacturing), structural testing, dynamometers, the controllable grid interface and integrated energy systems. There are only 20 spots available for this tour. If you are interested, please register immediately. Also, any foreign nationals interested in attending, should contact Ryan Willis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Thursday, May 5.
Registration for the tour closes Friday, May 20.
The cost per attendee is $75.
- 12:45 p.m. – Meet in lobby of Curtis Hotel to board bus
- 1:00 p.m. – Depart Curtis Hotel for NREL Flatirons Campus
- 2:00 p.m. – Begin NREL Flatirons Campus Tour
- 4:00 p.m. – Depart NREL Flatirons Campus for Curtis Hotel
- 5:00 p.m. – Arrival at Curtis Hotel
Tuesday, June 7
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tutorial: Grid-Forming IBRs (click here for the Tutorial draft agenda)
*Please note: the Tutorial requires a separate registration
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Introduction to Workshop Agenda and Opening Remarks
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Session 1: Defining Technical Requirements and Qualification of Services
3:15 – 5:00 p.m. Session 2: Defining Target System, Desired Performance, System Needs Studies
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Joint Networking Reception (both workshops)
Wednesday, June 8
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session 3: Grid Forming Capabilities and Challenges
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session 4: Incentivizing New Grid Services
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Session 5: Performance Monitoring – GFM Projects and Pilots
3:15 – 5:00 p.m. Session 6: Performance Benchmarking, Modelling, Testing
Thursday, June 9
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session 7: Research Roadmap
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session 8: Closing Panel Session – What’s Next?
Students are invited to attend the Special Topic Workshop: Grid-Forming IBRs at no cost. We have a limited number of complimentary registrations available for current students. If interested please email Ryan Willis at email@example.com to inquire about this opportunity.
Below you will find a breakdown of registration costs for the Denver meeting. Early Bird pricing will be available until May 6, 2022.
Keep in mind your paid registration for the Special Topic Workshop: Grid-Forming IBRs will also give you access to the Meteorology and Market Design for Grid Services Workshop.
We’re excited to stay at The Curtis Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Denver. The Curtis Hotel is a unique and fun boutique hotel within walking distance of the 16th Street Mall and much more.
The special ESIG room rate is $199 per night. The deadline to make your reservation is May 6, 2022.
**We encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible, as we expect our room block to fill fast. If you are considering attending, we strongly encourage you to make your reservation. You can always cancel your reservation with the hotel up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled arrival without penalty.**
Please Note: We have a limited amount of rooms available at the government per diem rate. If you need a room at this rate, please contact Ryan Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Cancellations and Refunds
All registration cancellations and requests for refunds of registration fees must be submitted to Ryan Willis at email@example.com by June 2 to receive a full refund.