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G-PST/ESIG Webinar Series: Wind and Solar Power Forecast Management
July 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Featured Speaker: Nitika Mago, Manager, Electric Grid Operations, ERCOT
About the Webinar: As of May 31, 2022, ERCOT has integrated about 35,755 MW of wind and 11,669 MW of solar capacity on its grid. ERCOT currently receives both hourly and intra-hour 5-minute wind and solar forecasts from three different vendors and has built tools and processes to integrate these various forecasts into ERCOT’s Real Time operations and forward-looking studies. Since about 2018, ERCOT has had a “pay-for-performance” payment structure with its wind forecast vendors that incentivizes improvements in forecast performance during hours that are critical to Real-Time operations. ERCOT has been continuously improving the design of its Ancillary Services (aka “operational reserves”) program including creating new analysis tools to better manage the challenges brought by uncertainty and variability of its wind and solar fleet. This webinar will provide a holistic review of ERCOT’s wind and solar power forecast management strategies including tools, procedures, and approaches that have been instituted or are in the process of being implemented within the next 12-18 months.
About the Speaker: Nitika Mago is currently the Manager for Balancing Operations Planning in the Operations Forecasting and Ancillary Services Planning department at ERCOT. Nitika has spent the last 15 years in the energy industry. Her areas of focus at ERCOT include power system grid operations, grid balancing and frequency control, inverter-based resource integration and energy forecasting, ancillary services, event analysis, data analytics and modeling. Nitika received a BSEE degree from University of Mumbai in 2005 and MSEE degree from University of Texas at Austin in 2007. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas since 2011.
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.