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G-PST/ESIG Webinar Series: Use of Probabilistic Resource Adequacy Methods
April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Featured Speakers: Aidan Tuohy, Senior Program Manager, EPRI; Genevieve de Mijolla, Engineer/Scientist III, EPRI; Eamonn Lannoye, Senior Program Manager, EPRI Europe
About the Webinar: Resource adequacy methods, metrics and tools have been challenged by recent events across the world. As the economy decarbonizes and electrifies, ensuring a reliable and resilient power system is of paramount importance, and several aspects of resource adequacy have been identified as a gap to be addressed by several organizations, including G-PST and others. This includes the metrics and criteria used, how planners develop and assess future scenarios, models and data for representing new and emerging resources and issues, and the software tools themselves. In mid-2021, EPRI started the Resource Adequacy for a Decarbonized Future Initiative, aiming to address these challenges. This project, scheduled to be completed in the coming months, is a collaboration between EPRI, a large number of utilities and ISOs and several other key industry stakeholders. Leveraging six case studies across North America, outcomes will include recommendations and guidelines for the metrics and models used to assess adequacy, tools to develop scenarios and analyze simulation outputs, and case study results showing the changing nature of risk the system will be exposed to.
During this webcast, the EPRI team will present on results to date, reflect on key lessons learned and identify future work in this space needed to ensure a reliable power system. Starting with a general overview of the research carried out, deep dives on 3-4 topics of most relevance will provide further insight into how we can maintain or even improve reliability as the power system decarbonizes. This includes aspects like modeling of weather dependence in thermal and renewable resources, understanding how different metrics and analysis shed light on the risks being faced, modeling of demand side resources and a survey of existing and under-development software tools used to assess adequacy.
About the Speakers: Aidan Tuohy is a Senior Program Manager at EPRI, where he is the program manager for the research program on Bulk System Integration of Variable and Distributed Energy Resources. He has worked in resource adequacy, flexibility assessment, power system scheduling, integration of renewable generation forecasting, the value of new flexible resources such as demand response and energy storage, and other renewable and DER integration issues. He chairs ESIG’s working group on Operating Impacts and Market Design, while he is also involved in NERC, IEEE, IEC and CIGRE activities.
Genevieve de Mijolla joined EPRI in April 2021 where she primarily focuses on resource adequacy in low-carbon systems. Previously, she spent five years working for GE Energy Consulting, primarily in production cost modeling. She holds a master’s in electrical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Eamonn Lannoye is a Senior Program Manager with EPRI Europe where he works in the areas of grid operations and planning. He is co-lead of EPRI’s Resource Adequacy for a Decarbonised Future project and has worked in the area of adequacy for over 10 years. He is based in Dublin, Ireland.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, Executive Director, ESIG
Registration Cost: FREE
We will be using the slido platform for Q&A. Please submit your questions and follow-along during the event at this link.