Renewable energy sources (RES), such as wind and solar, are growing rapidly. However, their intermittency and non-dispatchability are causing significant issues for the generation, transmission, and distribution systems, including errors in load forecasting, voltage spikes, frequency excursions, and cyclic operation of thermal plants. Energy storage technology options, performance, and costs are improving to better support wide-scale RES integration while also managing these associated issues. Furthermore, modern inverters are minimizing the momentary cessation interval, and improvements in resource availability forecasting and system modeling are enabling better planning and operation of the grid.
This conference will focus on emerging technology and software solutions for modern grid operations with increasing penetration of RES. Heavy emphasis will be placed on energy storage integrated with RES, the economics of RES on both a standalone basis and when combined with energy storage, improved smart inverters and controls, and transmission and distribution system optimization. The technology capability and value proposition of each solution will be deliberated.
- Modeling and Forecasting for Scenario Planning
- Impacts on Grid Operations and Reliability
- Technologies and Applications for Mitigating Grid Impacts
Renewables Integration Conference
We are pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the Renewables Integration Conference. Experts are invited to submit presentation abstracts on one of the themes described below.
IMPORTANT – Abstracts are due by 4:00pm ET on May 29th, 2019. A notification of acceptance will be provided no later than July 26, 2019. Abstracts shall be evaluated based on their applicability to the subject matter and their technical merits. Proponents are encouraged to emphasize work conducted for their electric utility clients. (Approx. 300 words)
Theme 1: Modeling and Forecasting for Scenario Planning
Description: This conference session will discuss the impact of energy storage installations on existing and future resource availability of RES (e.g. solar, wind, small and low-head hydro) throughout North America. The session will also provide information on demand forecasting and modeling impacted by energy storage and accelerated penetration of distributed RES sites.
- Integrated resource planning (IRP) for utilities
- System and resource availability forecasting
- Generation scenarios and load forecasting challenges
- Emergence of “net-zero” customers and communities
- Emergence of customers providing generation to the grid
- Modeling and analysis of emerging energy storage technologies
Theme 2: Impacts on Grid Operations and Reliability
Description: This conference session will discuss the impacts of RES on generation systems (e.g. requirements to load follow, operate at minimum load, perform two shift and double two shift operation – all of which result in increased operation, maintenance and replacement power costs, and increased forced outage rates); transmission systems (e.g. impacts on transmission line congestion, fault currents, voltage spikes and dips, frequency, increased potential for transient instability); and distribution systems (e.g. potential for increasing or decreasing resiliency, voltage spikes and dips, unbalanced three-phase line flow, transient instability). Energy storage is anticipated to have a significant impact on these discussions.
- Intermittency and non-dispatchability of RES
- Impacts on power system resiliency and reliability
- Day-ahead planning and short-term operations
- Voltage and reactive power control, stability issues
- Harmonics and thermal overload
- Impact on protection and control operations and fault response
- Distributed energy resource (DER) reliability standards
Theme 3: Technologies and Applications for Mitigating Grid Impacts
Description: To address the impacts of large-scale RES deployment, this conference session will focus on developments in energy storage and other power electronics installations, including flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) devices, static VAR compensators (SVC’s), static shunt compensators (STATCOM), static series synchronous compensation, and ultimate power flow compensators/controllers (UPFC). The session will also explore emerging technologies, such as end-of-the-grid optimization and smart inverters for distributed solar-PV and energy storage applications. The capabilities, readiness level, and value proposition (cost/benefit) of these technologies and techniques to improve system reliability and power quality will be considered.
- Energy storage for transmission and distribution deferral
- Energy storage for providing grid services
- Power electronics and FACTS devices to mitigate RES generation issues
- “End-of-the-grid” optimization devices
- Smart inverter capabilities and requirements
- Impact of IEEE 1547-2018, “Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources with Associated Electric Power Systems Interfaces”
- Maintaining inertia in a high-DER penetration scenario
|Abstracts Due||May 29th, 2019|
|Presenter acceptance / regret notifications||July 26th, 2019|
|Deadline for draft presentations||October 18th, 2019|
|Deadline for final presentations||November 1st, 2019|
Presentations should adhere to the guidelines set forth by CEATI International.
Presentation Guidelines Include:
- Presentations must be submitted in Power Point format (PPT).
- Presentations will be distributed to attendees in secure electronic (PDF).
- Page numbers must be displayed in the lower right hand corner of each Power Point slide.
- Each Presenter will be allocated 20-30 minutes of presentation time, including 5-10 minutes for Q&A.
- Presenters may be asked to participate, as panelists, in an open discussion concerning the session topic as well as their specific presentation.
Please note that all participants, including presenters, are required to register to attend.
Presentation Submission Dates: The deadline for the submission of first draft Power Point Presentations is September 24, 2019.
Subsequent to submission, presenters may continue to revise presentations but must submit their revised files on flash drive at a minimum of one (1) day in advance of their scheduled presentation time.
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This conference is an industry open event, with registration open to:
- Electric Utilities
- Equipment Vendors
- Research Facilities and Laboratories
This event is organized in coordination with the following Utility Participants:
Exhibition space is available for the Renewables Integration Conference. The event will bring manufacturers and service providers together with key decision-makers in the industry. The Conference has been organized with the support of over 60 participating utilities from across North America and beyond. The event will present an excellent opportunity for targeted networking and exposure to potential clients, including a reception with an open invitation to all exhibitors and conference attendees.
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- Two Full Conference Registration
- Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks
- Evening Reception
- Skirted Table, Two Chairs & Waste Basket
- Discounted Additional Registrations
- Conference Proceedings Package
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- Recognition at Opening of Event Acknowledging Your Support
- Your Materials at the Main Registration Table
- Inclusion of Your Logo and Click-Through Link on Conference Website(s)
- Post-Event Exposure
- Sponsorship of Event Meals or Breaks
- Place Your Organization’s Stand-Up Banner in the Conference Room
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