Topics covered by this working group include generation and transmission planning studies; both technical and economic aspects of integration studies of electrical, thermal, gas and transportation systems; capacity adequacy and flexibility; and alternative sources of system services.
Members of the System Planning Working Group are encouraged to interact with one another via Groups.IO, an online discussion platform and community network. The ESIG Resource Library is also a valuable tool for those seeking information on System Planning, as well as other topics.
Links to both can be found below:
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Transmission Benefits Valuation Task Force
This task force is examining transmission valuation processes at RTO’s and examining a transmission valuation framework that balances impact of a full-range of benefits with ease of use. It aims to move beyond production cost savings to understand the broader reliability, capital cost savings, and environmental benefits of transmission.
Proactive Planned Transmission Task Force
The goal of this task force is to conduct quantitative, technical analysis on a proactive, planned interconnection approach to transmission, compared to the current approach of individual generator interconnection facilities.
Redefining Resource Adequacy Task Force
Task Force Chair: Derek Stenclik, Telos Energy
This task force will work at the Working Group’s direction to understand the resource adequacy challenges and opportunities for modern power systems. The task force will conduct a review of recent methodologies analyzing resource adequacy on modern power systems, conduct modeling activities to create a new resource adequacy framework, communicate results to ESIG Members through various mediums.
Macrogrid Transmission Overlay Task Force
The purpose of this task force is to provide technical support to a macrogrid initiative across the continental US which would help accelerate the clean energy transition underway by removing transmission constraints to enable the expansion of renewable energy in a reliable and cost effective fashion.