Topics covered by this working group include system operation and operating practices, including critical interfaces among electric, thermal and fuel systems; market design and operation; and operational forecasting.
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The purpose of this task force is to create a working community to develop concepts around emerging co-located, hybrid and highly flexible resources. These approaches are rapidly growing for digitally-controlled, integrated technologies such as PV solar with battery storage, but the concepts may apply broadly to combined technologies, aggregated distributed energy resources, and hierarchies of devices on both transmission and distribution systems.
Completed work includes:
- Unlocking the Flexibility of Hybrid Resources Report
- Unlocking the Flexibility of Hybrid Resources At a Glance (one-pager)
- Fact Sheet: What They Are and Why Interest Is Surging
- Fact Sheet: Avoiding the Transmission Interconnection Logjam
- Fact Sheet: Exploring Market Rules and Operations Related to the Participation of Hybrid Resources
- Fact Sheet: Resource Adequacy and Capacity Accreditation
Task Force Lead: Derek Stenclik, Telos Energy
Emerging flexibility resources such as hydrogen and industrial electrification will become important as we look to meet decarbonization goals. In this task force, the focus is on understanding the role of and integration of future flexibility resources (including industrial electrification, hydrogen and low/zero-carbon fuels), and to reach a common understanding of how to assess and integrate these new flexibility resources. The TF is reviewing international experiences, and identifying gaps and challenges in integration of new flexibility resources.
Current work underway includes:
- Developing policy brief
- Developing blog post
Completed work includes:
- Increasing Electric Power System Flexibility: The Role of Industrial Electrification and Green Hydrogen Production Report
- Webinar: Electrification and Industrial Sources of System Balancing Flexibility
Task Force Lead: Aidan Tuohy, EPRI
The goal of this task force is to explore how we can align price signals and incentives for customers with grid needs to maintain reliability. Our future grid will need flexibility and retail pricing is a powerful way to get flexibility from demand. The task force will bring together retail pricing experts and grid experts to see what types of solutions make sense in a future that is highly decarbonized, as well as a nearer term transition to that future.
Completed white papers include:
“Heat Pump–Friendly Cost-Based Rate Designs,” by Sanem Sergici, Akhilesh Ramakrishnan, Goksin Kavlak, Adam Bigelow, and Megan Diehl
Task Force Lead: Carl Linvill, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)