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DER Working Group Summer Session
August 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
The DER Working Group will hold an online session on Thursday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m. (eastern US). Below you’ll find a brief description of the session along with a list of panelists. Following brief presentations from each of the panelists, we’ll hold an in-depth Q&A session. Working group members will also have the opportunity for subsequent discussions with each speaker in breakout sessions after the hour.
Reminder: ESIG Working Groups and these online sessions are only open to current members of ESIG
Leveraging DERs for Resource Adequacy – Successes and Barriers
Exponential growth in renewable and DER resources are forcing consideration of changes to the existing Resource Adequacy paradigms that are used in most of the United States to ensure adequate capacity. As we reach towards 100% clean energy goals, with a growing share of load met with DERs, the urgency of addressing this issue is increasing. This session will explore efforts to redefine Resource Adequacy, the role of DERs in that conversation, and some of the successes and challenges as seen by a DER aggregator (SunRun) and an ISO that recently adopted an RA framework that incorporates DERs (NYISO). Discussion will center around what is needed to see broader adoption of changes to RA / Capacity Market rules that will enable DERs to participate and contribute.
ESIG is experimenting with new ways to engage its members as we transition to more virtual meetings. Working Groups are normally highly interactive. We will be trying out several approaches to making the virtual meeting more interactive. This will include using the Slido platform for the Q&A portion of the session and utilizing breakout rooms at the end of the meeting for those who may want to have follow up conversations with any of the panelists.
To participate in the Q&A session on Slido during the event, please use this link.
Working Group Chair & Session Chair: Obadiah Bartholomy, Manager, Distributed Energy Strategy, SMUD
Moderator: Priya Sreedharan, PhD, Program Director, GridLab
Michael Norbeck, Director, Grid Services Business Development, Sunrun
Zachary Smith, Manager, Capacity Market Design, NYISO
Aaron Bloom, Director, New Product R&D, NextEra Analytics