Achieving High Penetrations of PV, Managing Variability, and Streamlining Interconnections for Improved Functionality in the US Power System

Friday 9/14/12
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: No Charge
Level: Advanced

The goal of the workshop is to identify methods to facilitate the integration of solar PV into the power system, including those at high grid penetration, eliminating inappropriate barriers and reducing transactional costs. Working together, EPRI, NREL and SNL will coordinate with industry to focus on functional requirements, and the existing and emerging codes, standards, rules, and procedures that affect solar deployment in utility distribution systems. The workshop will cover current technical issues and the evolution of PV system technology in utility distributed applications (i.e. increasingly capable inverters). Analysis of distribution-connected PV systems demonstrating penetration levels that can be achieved will be coupled with utility planning and operational practices including forecasting to allow for successful deployment of PV. Lessons will be drawn from the German power system in managing high penetrations of solar. Speakers include Brian Seal, Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); Aminul Huque, Senior Project Engineer, EPRI; Thomas Key, Technical Executive, EPRI; Kristen M. Nicole, Senior Project Engineer, Solar Grid Integration, EPRI; Nadav Enbar, Senior Project Manager, EPRI; Roger Hill, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories; Abraham Ellis, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories; Robert Broderick, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories; Michael Coddington, Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Lori Bird, Senior Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Barry Mather, Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Orange County Convention Center Level: 3

Orange County Convention Center  Level: 3
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