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G-PST/ESIG Webinar Series: Update on Changing Role of Resources and Growth of Utility Scale Storage
September 27, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Featured Speaker: Robert Kott, Operations Policy Manager, California Independent System Operator
About the Webinar: This presentation provides an update on the current state of supply resources for the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) balancing authority area (BAA) and the expected future state of the resource mix as CAISO continues an energy transition toward 60 percent renewable and 100 percent zero carbon resources. This will include a description of an effective resource adequacy program, a review of the resource mix with respective contributions to serving a varying load profile, a summary of the future changes to the resource mix based on the interconnection queue and an overview of the drivers behind the energy transition. The resource mix discussion examines the rapidly increasing role of battery storage resources and the challenges these resources are presenting to operations. Examples of peak operating periods will show how resources perform to meet load and renewable resource variability.
About the Speaker: Robert Kott is Operations Policy Manager at the California Independent System Operator. He has 35 years of utility experience and has been with the CAISO for 21 years. He currently leads high level operational initiatives and represents the CAISO in technical forums. Previously he held management roles creating generation maintenance standards; managing local area reliability service process, reliability agreements, commercial model maintenance, regulatory contract implementation, resource adequacy implementation. He has a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from California State University, Sacramento and a MBA from Pepperdine University.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, Executive 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.