Architecting Energy’s Future: Grid Edge Technologies Underpinning An Intelligent, Distributed Utility System

Today, millions of utility and customer-owned devices contribute to the reliable and efficient operation of power systems around the world. As the deployment of distributed generation, storage and controllable load continues to grow, their capabilities are becoming more important to increasingly dynamic distribution grids.

To enable distributed resources, our future power system will have to cost-effectively integrate traditional grid infrastructure with innovative power electronics-based assets on the utility and customer side of the meter. The development of a distributed energy control architecture will require close coordination between customer and utility-owned devices, enhanced management practices, and drastic changes to existing business practices. These changes will ultimately increase renewable hosting capacity, improve reliability, and increase efficiency.

This panel will discuss advancements in grid edge technologies, their capabilities, and their impacts on the grid and is loosely based on REV working group 2 (Platform Technology): Working Group 2 is charged with identifying infrastructure needed to enable the Distributed System Platform Provider to integrate, monitor and control Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in real time.

Ben Kellison – Director, Grid Research at GTM Research

H.G. Chissell – Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts at Viridity
Maggie Clout – Microgrid Business Development Manager at Siemens
Jon Poor – Director of Strategy at National Grid

This event originally aired on May 21, 2015