Integrated Distribution System Planning Training: Innovations in Electricity Modeling

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Videos for each session are linked immediately below. Presentation slides are posted at the bottom under "Related Files".

  • Introduction to Tools to Support Comprehensive Electricity Planning October 1, 2021
    • Tools and Methods for Distribution System Planning with Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), Juliet Homer and Tom McDermott, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Recording link
    • Modeling Tool Integration for Comprehensive Electricity Planning, JP Carvallo, Berkeley Lab Recording link
  • State of the Art Practices for Modeling Storage in Integrated Resource Planning October 12, 2021 Recording link
  • Integrating DERs into Bulk Power System Planning October 20, 2021
    • Sequential Integrated Analysis of DERs in Distribution and Bulk Power Systems, JP Carvallo, Berkeley Lab Recording link
    • Energy Efficiency and Demand Response as Resource Options in Bulk Power System Planning, Natalie Mims Frick, Berkeley Lab Recording link
  • Planning for Climate Variability Monday, November 1, 2021
    • Load forecasting with climate variability for transmission and distribution system planning, Rui Yang, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Juliet Homer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Recording link
    • Resource, asset, and contingency planning with climate variability
      John Fazio, Northwest Power and Conservation Council, and Robert Lempert, RAND Corporation Recording link
      Juliet Homer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Recording link

Innovations in Electricity Modeling
Virtual Training Series for National Council on Electricity Policy

October 1 – November 1, 2021

The National Council on Electricity Policy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are offering free virtual training on innovations in electricity system modeling, in partnership with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory. All state-level electricity decision-makers are invited to attend this training designed for National Council on Electricity Policy members, including utility commissioners, state energy officials, state legislators, air agency officials, and utility consumer advocates.

Each of the four sessions includes 90 minutes of training and 30 minutes of Q&A. Participants will learn:

  • What modeling tools and methods are available to plan distribution and bulk power systems with distributed energy resources (DERs), including comprehensive planning approaches
  • How utilities analyze utility-scale and distributed storage in integrated resource planning, ways state officials can review the analysis, and how to improve evaluation of storage in planning
  • How to assess technical and economic impacts of DERs for distribution and bulk power systems, and what changes are needed in load forecasting, potential assessments, and modeling to treat energy efficiency and demand response on a comparable basis to other resources during planning
  • Ways to improve planning throughout the electricity system in the face of climate change

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