Tutorials

Note that the TE101 and TE Toolbox tutorials have been combined.

The instructors for the combined tutorial will be Ron Melton, Tanya Barham, and Lorenzo Kristov

Monday, July 8, 2019

Pre-Conference Tutorial #1: Transactive Energy 101
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Level: Entry Level
Type: Tutorial
Cost: $195
Topic(s): Best Practices, Distributed Energy Resources, Transactive Energy, Interoperability, Grid System Architectures, Valuation, Grid System Design, Stakeholder Identification

If you've heard of transactive energy systems, but aren't sure how they work or where they're headed, this is the tutorial for you. The Transactive Energy 101 tutorial is designed for technical and non-technical backgrounds and will give an overview of transactive energy systems and discuss the opportunities and challenges that they present. The tutorial is applicable for a broad range of backgrounds including those with experience in regulatory, utility, solution design, or building management areas.

SPEAKERS
  • Ron Melton - Administrator, GridWise® Architecture Council, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pre-Conference Tutorial #2: The TE Toolbox - Can Communities Provide the Ideal Test Bed and Partnership for Transactive Energy?
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Level: Entry Level
Type: Tutorial
Cost: $195
Topic(s): Pilot Projects, Distributed Energy Resources, Transactive Energy, Implementation, Community Engagement, Valuation

Communities and citizens are the driving force behind many of the precursors we have seen emerging in the TE Roadmap. This workshop sets the stage for a productive discussion between practitioners in the fields of community energy, climate resilience and those engaged in the work of energy system design and operations.

The workshop will begin with a context setting presentation from Lorenzo Kristov, Tanya Barham and other community leaders. Presenters will begin from the community perspective on Local Implications of Climate Change, Electrification & Resilience and relate recent developments to the stages in the TE Roadmap.

Presenters will follow up the presentation with a facilitated discussion in groups between community energy and transactive energy professionals.

SPEAKERS
  • Lorenzo Kristov - PhD Electric system policy, structure, market design
  • Tanya Barham - Chief Operating Officer, PECI
Pre-Conference Tutorial #3: Grid Connected Buildings as a Transactive Energy Hub
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Level: Entry Level
Type: Tutorial
Cost: $195
Topic(s): Best Practices, Application Optimization, Business Solutions, Energy Conservation/Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Trends, Interoperable Systems

Integrating smart buildings and the smart grid using transactive energy as a core component provides building owners, system integrators, and suppliers with a great opportunity to provide enhanced services. As more building products become “grid aware” and “IoT aware” the opportunity to leverage their intelligence and capabilities is growing. More end devices can provide direct impact into the usage and coordination of distributed energy resources. Connecting these typically disparate systems into a common infrastructure using open interoperable concepts will provide greater cost savings, energy reliability and resilience. Enabling building systems to respond and react to variable grid conditions provide benefits to grid operators. Real time decision making and feedback provides better grid management strategies. Learn about these core concepts from subject matter experts bridging the grid/built environment.

SPEAKERS
  • Ron Bernstein - CEO, RBCG Consulting
  • Srinivas Katipamula - Senior Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pre-Conference Tutorial #4: Blockchain and Transactive Energy
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Level: Entry Level
Type: Tutorial
Cost: $195
Topic(s): Technology Overview, Blockchain Fundamentals, Energy Services, DLT, TE Use Cases

This session is designed to give the attendee a basic understanding of what distributed ledger technology (DLT) is, what its core characteristics are, and the types of processes to which these characteristics might add value. This session will explore the academic underpinnings of the technology that make up the different facets of DLT. Further, this session will explore the four different types of DLT architectures and the design trade-offs that each has made. The session will conclude with an exploration of the DLT ecosystem, vendors, investment, use cases that are in play and what some value-added use cases in the utility space might be besides P2P energy trading.

SPEAKERS
  • Gerald Gray - Sr. Program Manager, EPRI