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Webinar: Better Planning for Future DER Adoption
June 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Featured Speaker: Ben Sigrin, Energy Systems Modeling Engineer, NREL
Webinar Abstract: Forecasting the adoption and operation of distributed energy resources (DER), e.g., rooftop PV, at fine spatial resolution is an integral part of distribution system (DSP) and integrated resource planning (IRP). Two approaches are emerging: simulating realistic, but statistically representative end-users at regional or transmission scale planning, or, simulating actual end-users for specific power systems, typically in distribution planning. Both approaches face tradeoffs in the ease of access to the tools for practitioners versus the substantial computational and data challenges in simulating thousands to millions of heterogeneous end-users. Join us to learn more about NREL data, tools, and analysis on DER planning, including the recently open-sourced dGen model.
About the Speaker: Ben Sigrin is a modeling engineer in the Distributed Systems and Storage Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). His research interests include capacity expansion modeling with a focus on adoption of distributed energy resources, risk and decision-making, and customer behavior. He is also the technical lead for NREL’s open source Distributed Generation Market Demand Model, or “dGen”, an agent-based model to forecast DER deployment.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, ESIG Executive Director
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.