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Pre-Conference Tutorials – Monday December 7, 2020

Session 1
8am-10am Pacific 11am-1pm Eastern
Tutorial Part 1: Transactive Energy Fundamentals

Level: Entry Level
Type: Tutorial
Cost: $100 early bird rate / After November 20, 2020: $150 (register)

Topic(s): Best Practices, Distributed Energy Resources, Transactive Energy, Interoperability, Grid System Architectures, Valuation, Grid System Design, Stakeholder Identification

Description: 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.

Lead Instructor: Ron Ambrosio, Independent Energy Transformation Professional


Session 2
12-2pm Pacific 3-5pm Eastern
Tutorial Part 2: Grid Architecture Fundamentals

Level: Entry Level
Type: Tutorial
Cost: $100 early bird rate / After November 20, 2020: $150 (register)

Topic(s): What is Grid Architecture (GA), GA Principles and Implications, Reference Architectures and Applications

Description: Grid Architecture is the application of system architecture, network theory, and control theory to the electric power grid. A grid architecture is the highest-level description of the complete grid and is a key tool to help understand and define the many complex interactions that exist in present and future grids.  Grid architecture can be used to: help manage complexity (and therefore risk); assist communication among stakeholders around a shared vision of the future grid; identify and remove barriers and define essential limits; define interfaces and platforms, identify gaps in theory, technology, organization, regulation; and provide a framework for complex grid-related development activities.The discipline of grid architecture provides a modern set of methods to assist in thinking about grid complexities, to aid in understanding interactions and technical gaps, to enable new capabilities and remove old unnecessary limits, and to support communication among stakeholders.  This is increasingly important as we modernize the electric power system moving to an increasingly distributed system most usefully viewed as a network of structures.  This tutorial will introduce the basic tools of grid architecture with examples of how to apply them, and a discussion of advanced grid architecture concepts.

Lead Instructor: Ron Melton (PNNL), David Forfia (Utilicast)