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Webinar: Assessing the Value of Grid Enhancing Technologies: Modeling, Analysis, and Business Justification
June 1, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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Featured Speakers: Jake Gentle, Program Manager, Secure and Resilient Renewables and Grid Integration, Idaho National Laboratory
Sean Morash, Principal, Power System Consultant, Telos Energy
Ken Donohoo, ESIG GETs User Group Chair
About the Webinar: Transmission Optimization Grid Enhancing Technologies (TOGETs) was established to fill the knowledge gaps of Grid Enhancing Technologies (GETs) and conduct a full scale, multi-faceted field exercise. TOGETs is aimed to vest, verify, and validate deployed GETs in a transmission system. In the coming decades, the U.S electrical grid will face challenges, replacing aging infrastructure, increased demand for power, and the push for clean and sustainable energy due to climate change. These challenges combined mean that our existing transmission system struggles to provide reliable power. GETs are technological solutions that can help by providing operational support while larger upgrades are completed en route to a transmission system that reliably integrates new sources of power. This presentation will include key topics and questions addressed by the INL TOGETs R&D team, and provide modeling and simulation examples of GETs, including Dynamic Line Ratings (DLR) and Power Flow Controllers (PFC) using Plexos and TARA modeling tools.
About the Speakers: Jake Gentle is a Senior Program Manager and supervisor for Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) Secure and Resilient Renewables and Grid Integration Portfolio. He leads a team through the development of technology and providing technical oversight by coordinating state-of-the-art and innovative solutions for the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE). Gentle also currently leads an INL initiative called Securing the Path to Net-Zero™.
Sean Morash is a Power System Consultant and Principal at Telos Energy. He has led client engagements with system-level analysis across North America for renewable integration, decarbonization, and reliability assessments. Morash specializes in conveying complex electric sector themes to a range of stakeholder audiences and engaging with clients as an expert witness on utility planning and ISO stakeholder process on the topics of integrated system planning, system reliability, etc. He also performs power system operations modeling and forecasting to assess modernization strategies.
Ken Donohoo is providing subject matter expert advice and strategy to various entities. Focused on meeting customer needs related to transmission & distribution system analysis/planning, substation and electric system design, energy market analysis, grid integration of energy resources, renewable energy, generation development, and design of wind, solar, biomass, as well as energy storage. He has forty years of related experience in increasingly complex supervisory/management positions, including significant experience in power system planning/analysis, system operations and resource planning for the ERCOT system.
Moderator: James Okullo, Director of System Planning, ESIG
Registration Cost: FREE
Q&A Session: We will be using the slido platform for Q&A. Please submit your questions and follow-along during the event at this link.