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Webinar: Seams Study for Eastern and Western Interconnections
July 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
James D. McCalley received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Georgia Tech in 1982, 1986, and 1992, respectively. He is an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and the London Professor of Power Systems Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU) where he has been employed since 1992. He was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2003.
He was employed with the Atlanta Gas Light-Company from 1977-1982 and with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), San Francisco, from 1985 to 1990. At PG&E, Dr. McCalley was a transmission engineer where he performed planning, design, and operating studies of the Western US interconnected power grid. He was a registered professional engineer in California.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, ESIG Executive Director
Registration Cost: FREE
Webinar Abstract: The NREL-led Seams Study identified cost-effective options for upgrading the U.S. electric grid to create a more integrated power system that can drive economic growth and increase efficient development and utilization of the nation’s abundant energy resources, including solar, wind, and natural gas. This webinar will present the study results on quantifying the value of enhancing the U.S. interconnection seams. The results of the analysis of a suite of power system futures using long-term capacity expansion, yearlong production cost, and AC power flow models will be presented, providing in-depth insight on the economic, environmental, reliability, and resiliency benefits of the study scenarios.