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Webinar: Energy Storage Integration into Electricity Markets: Current Status and Ongoing Research
September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Featured Speakers: Erik Ela & Nikita Singhal, EPRI
Erik Ela is a Principal Manager at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). In his role, he provides technical leadership in several areas including electricity market design, electricity market operations, renewable energy integration, emerging technology integration, bulk power system operations, frequency control and essential reliability services, and generation planning. At EPRI, Erik facilitates the R&D collaborative group of technical experts of North America’s Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) to discuss research needs in technical areas facing the industry and leads innovative projects on how utilities and ISOs can operate the power system more efficiently and reliably. He has led several high profile research projects for government organizations and utilities across the world and spoke on these topics in over 100 venues/conferences across the world. Prior to joining EPRI in 2014, Erik worked for several years with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as a senior research engineer and before that for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). He has been involved in several working groups as a senior member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, CIGRE, NERC, and elsewhere, including as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and currently secretary of the Power System Economics Subcommittee. Erik received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering.
Dr. Nikita G. Singhal is a senior engineer scientist in Grid Operations and Planning at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), focusing on emerging technology integration into operations and wholesale electricity market design and operations. At EPRI, Dr. Singhal leads an ISO/RTO energy storage market modeling technical working group, and provides technical support for bulk power system operation and planning simulation, including production cost modeling, dynamic operating reserve determination, and storage integration, and advanced software tool development for the power system industry. She received the B.E. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the PES Institute of Technology (India) and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Arizona State University (ASU). Her research interests include power system economics and operations research applied to power systems.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, ESIG
Registration Cost: FREE
Webinar Abstract: The North American Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) filed a response to the ground breaking Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 841 on energy storage participation in organized electricity markets in December 2018. Since then, the details of implementing the many changes necessary to meet the directives of the order are being discussed and addressed in detail by the ISOs/RTOs and their stakeholders. In this presentation, EPRI experts will discuss the history of energy storage participation in these organized markets, the details of FERC Order 841 including the differences in implementation plans across the ISOs, and finish with a study that they have been conducting on the impacts of state of charge management options in energy markets.