Webinar: DER Transmission Study Overview and Findings
February 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Featured Speakers: Keegan Moyer, Principal, Energy Strategies and John Muhs, Senior Consultant, Energy Strategies
About the Webinar: This study investigates the relationship between distributed generation (DG) and transmission infrastructure planning, focusing on the Western United States. Our findings confirm that DG can, at moderate levels, reduce the need for new transmission investments. However, as DG penetration increases, there’s a shift: more transmission capacity and energy storage become necessary. The study’s findings highlight the need for a balanced approach considering resource diversity on both sides of the meter in future resource and transmission planning efforts.
About the Speakers: Keegan Moyer joined Energy Strategies in 2014 and directs the firm’s transmission and market analyses. His project teams combine grid simulation tools, complex industry datasets, and economic analyses to help clients identify and evaluate generation and transmission investments, market strategies, and energy policies. Keegan is also responsible for the firm’s client services related to interconnections and transmission service. In addition, he has provided expert witness services on transmission- and interconnection-related matters in multiple states. Geographically, he has worked for clients in the Western, Eastern, and Texas Interconnections. Some of Keegan’s more recent projects include serving as the WestConnect Order 1000 Region Planning Consultant project manager, benefit-cost analyses for major transmission projects, leading open solicitation processes for merchant transmission, and supporting renewable energy developers on interconnection, curtailment, and transmission basis risk analyses.
John W. Muhs joined Energy Strategies in September 2019 and provides analytical support for the Transmission Planning and Energy Markets area of the firm. John collaborates on projects relating to renewable infrastructure siting, transmission planning, and energy market economics. Using a variety of programming tools, John compiles, interprets, and visualizes energy and economic data for production cost and long-term resource planning models. John seeks to automate repeatable processes for the firm by developing custom-tailored scripts for data collection and analysis. John also assists in developing business intelligence dashboards and other interactive tools for Energy Strategies’ clients.
Moderator: Debbie Lew, Associate Director, 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.