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Overview
PSPO

New and recent developments are having major impacts on the electric power industry. In response to growing sustainability efforts by the industry, the rapid development renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar, is affecting the structure and operation of the power system and driving significant investments in transmission infrastructure.

The Power System Planning & Operations program’s strategic direction is to enable the use of new technologies, including FACTS, to enhance the use of existing and new transmission facilities while continuing to maintain a high level of reliability. This includes exploring and developing tools and techniques for planning and operating transmission systems in a reliable, secure and cost-effective manner.

Topics & Direction:

  • Advances in Power System Modeling and Analysis
  • Use of New Technologies and Tools in the Power System
  • Expanding the Role of HVDC Transmission
  • Integrating Renewable Generation Sources and Storage Technologies
Program Services
  • Networking & Information Sharing

    • Annual face-to-face Business Meetings with webinar call-in options
    • 4-5 conference calls and learning webinars
    • Access to a network of ~1,000 electrical utility peers from around the world
  • Industry Benchmarking

    • Requests for Information where your questions or concerns are circulated to other group
      participants with rapid-fire response rates
    • Internal benchmarking surveys for state-of-the-industry intelligence
  • Collaborative Technical Projects

    • The flexibility to support only those projects which are relevant to your organization, meaning you know exactly, where your research dollars are going
    • Supported by CEATI management, participating utilities and consultants work together across all phases of a project’s life-cycle, ensuring your organization receives practical, high-quality deliverables
  • Unparalleled Return on Investment

    • Ability to split project funding costs with other organizations, resulting in highly-leveraged funding opportunities
    • Reduced pricing on published reports, training courses, and industry-open conferences
Project Portfolio
Webinars

Webinar Library

Performing Cascading Analysis
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August 2020
When should utilities consider high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission?
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July 2020
An Integrated Solution for Reliability Assessment Applied to the Transmission Planning of Electric Power Systems
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February 2020
Grid Reliability with High Penetration of Renewables
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November 2019
Smart Grid and Energy Storage Portfolios
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November 2019
Utility Experience with Overhead Feeder Connected D-VAR VVO STATCOM for Renewable Integration and Power Quality Improvement
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November 2019
Dynamic VAr Controllers: A New Approach to Increase Solar Hosting Capacity in Distribution Grids
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November 2019
Battery Storage and Enhanced Gas Turbine Hybrid Installations
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November 2019
Hydropower's Role in Integrating Renewables and Energy Storage
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November 2019
Panel: Impacts of Renewables on Utility Operations and the Grid
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November 2019
Battery Energy Storage Systems: Congestion-Based Hosting Capacity Analysis Techniques, and Analysis for Transmission Upgrade
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November 2019
Optimizing Usage of “End-of-the-Grid” DER Assets for Grid Services
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November 2019
Modeling Data Requirements and Reporting Procedures: A Discussion of the NERC MOD-032-1 Standard
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October 2019
Recent Success Stories with PMUs and PMU Applications
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August 2019
Real-Time Simulators
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May 2019
Reliability Guideline: BPS-Connected Inverter-Based Resource Performance
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November 2018
Improved System Integrity and Wide Area Protection
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November 2018
Application of MMC STATCOM for Mitigating Power Quality Issues
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June 2018
Optimizing Transmission Capacity with Smart Wires
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March 2018
The role of Planning Coordinators and Transmission Planners in meeting Requirements of NERC TPL-001-4
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September 2017
Novel Controls of PV Solar Farm during Night and Day for Benefit to Utilities
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August 2017
Lessons Learned in AC / DC Transmission Line Conversion Studies Performed for Utilities
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February 2017
Sub-Synchronous Interaction (SSI) Phenomena Associated with HVDC Installations
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November 2016
Wide‐Area Protection System Studies
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July 2014
Resource Integration Working Group: Best Practices for Demand Response
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December 2013
Resource Integration Working Group
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September 2013
Dynamic Line Rating using SMARTLINE™ Ratings
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May 2013
Stochastic Simulation of Power Systems with Integrated Renewable and Storage Resources
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May 2013
Upcoming Events
Performing Cascading Analysis
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
August 2020
Transmission Webinar Series - Seminar 1: Planning for Extreme Events
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
September 2020
Transmission Webinar Series - Seminar 2: Impact of Several Natural and Man-made Disasters on Asset Sustainment Programs
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September 2020
Transmission Webinar Series - Seminar 3: Emergency Restoration Preparedness – Lessons Learned
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
October 2020
Transmission Webinar Series - Seminar 4: Wildfire Prevention
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
October 2020
PSPO Fall 2020 General Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
October 2020
Transmission Webinar Series - Seminar 5: Regulatory and Legislative Issues Responding to and Preparing for Climate Change Impacts
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December 2020
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