Events

CCET 2014 Webinar Series Jointly with Husch Blackwell

Session # 4: Solar and PEV Challenges and How to Improve Grid Resilience

This was the FOURTH and final webinar in a four-part series of webinars focused on on Legal, Regulatory and technical Aspects of Renewables Integation in ERCOT.

Presenters:

  • Milton Holloway, President & COO, CCET, Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies
  • Ron Russell, Vice President of Engineering, Frontier Associates, on behalf of CCET
  • Chris Hughes, Partner,Energy & Natural Resources, Husch Blackwell

Session #4 will explore:

  • Current realities of the broader Texas solar market, and the most likely local markets for connecting these technologies to the grid
  • Legal and regulatory challenges to broad deployment of distributed generation, and how to structure transactions, system designs and ownership to meet those challenges
  • Demonstration projects in Texas that are identifying challenges and opportunities in the Texas market
  • Grid load impacts from PEV charging in response to pricing signals
  • Power quality impacts of rooftop solar PV systems at distribution voltage and residential service voltage

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A summary of the webinar is posted on the Husch Blackwell's website.

Session # 3: Is Storage Technology the "Holy Grail" of the Electric Grid?

This was the THIRD webinar in a four-part series of webinars focused on on Legal, Regulatory and technical Aspects of Renewables Integation in ERCOT.

Presenters:

Session #3 will explore:

  • Storage integration with intermittent renewable generation
  • Systems designs, ownership and operation in various markets
  • Case study for a Texas demonstration storage system

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A summary of the webinar is posted on the Husch Blackwell's website.

Session # 2: Is the Cyber Wolf at the Door of the Electric Grid?

This was the SECOND webinar in a four-part series of webinars focused on on Legal, Regulatory and technical Aspects of Renewables Integation in ERCOT.

Presenters:

  • Milton Holloway, President & COO, CCET, Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies
  • Lorie Wigle, Vice President, IOT Security Solutions, Intel Security, on behalf of CCET
  • Marvin Griff, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Session #2 will explore:

  • Approaches to better cyber security and why they are needed
  • Legal and technical terms and requirements for systems designs and cyber security protection
  • A demonstration project in Texas as an example of a protection system that follows the developing national standards

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A summary of the webinar is posted on the Husch Blackwell's website.

Session # 1: A Look at ERCOTs Fast-Responding Regulation Service and How It Can Stimulate the EV Market

This was the FIRST webinar in a four-part series of webinars focused on on Legal, Regulatory and technical Aspects of Renewables Integation in ERCOT.

Presenters:

  • Milton Holloway, President & COO, CCET, Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies
  • Sean Mitchem, Principal Analyst, Southwest Research Institute, on behalf of CCET
  • Chris Reeder, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Session #1 will explore:

  • What is "fast response regulation" and why do we need it?
  • Why electric vehicles and grid-scale batteries are being used for fast response regulation
  • Legal and technical terms and requirements for qualification and participation in FRRS
  • The experience of the pilot and the development of the ongoing terms
  • Outcomes of the electric vehicle fleet participation

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A summary of the webinar is posted on the Husch Blackwell's website.

Topics and Dates All webinars will take place from 12 - 1 p.m. Central time

  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Battery systems for electric vehicle fleets and ERCOT's ancillary service markets
  • Presenters from Southwest Research Institute and Husch Blackwell

  • Monday, August 11, 2014 Cyber security protection for synchrophasors and other grid systems
  • Presenters from Intel / McAfee and Husch Blackwell

  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Utility-scale battery systems for energy storage and wind turbines
  • Presenters from Texas Tech University / Group NIRE / Reese Technology Center and Husch Blackwell

  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Concentrated rooftop solar and Plug-in Electric Vehicle charging challenges
  • Presenters from Austin Energy and Husch Blackwell

GCPA Fall Conference 2014

Monday, September 30th ~ Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

"SWOT's Happening? Evaluating Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats in Today’s Electric Power Markets" - A one and a half day conference on Tuesday, Sept. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 1. Pre-Conference Activities including Workshop, Golf Tournament and Welcome Dinner on Monday, Sept. 29.

GCPA Fall Conference 2014 - Pre Conference Workshop Agenda “Emerging Technologies: The Drivers for the Grid of Tomorrow”

Monday, September 29th ~ 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This workshop, focusing on emerging technologies, opens with a one-hour session on technologies for wind integration to help meet the challenge of integrating 19GW of wind on the ERCOT grid. Complimenting the first session, the second session deals with the developing contributions of three types of storage technologies. Finally, the third session deals with the dynamic world of consumer technologies that drive the promise of active and passive consumer engagement in electric markets.

Technologies highlighted include:

  • Grid event monitoring at 30x/second plus new grid management tools
  • 120kW, 1.0 MW, 4 MW and 36MW battery resources in Texas
  • First in the nation cybersecurity product for synchrophasor systems on the grid - 317 MW CAES resource
  • The newest consumer gadgets

Milton Holloway, President & COO, CCET, Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies, is the organizer of the Pre Conference Workshop Agenda “Emerging Technologies: The Drivers for the Grid of Tomorrow”

Session I: CCET – Wind Integration Technologies-@1:00PM

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Session II: Storage Technology – Has Its Time Arrived?-@2:00PM

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    MODERATOR:
  • Kenneth Ragsdale, Principal, Market Design, ERCOT
  • SPEAKERS:
  • Jack Farley, President & CEO, Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage
  • Bob Hebner, Director, Center for Electromechanics, University of Texas, Austin
  • Audrey Fogarty, Vice President, Commercial Operations & Applications Developmen, Younicos

Session III: Customer Technology-@3:30PM

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  • file_extension_pdf (1K)AGENDA “Emerging Technologies: The Drivers for the Grid of Tomorrow”
  • Wind Resources and the Electric Grid Regional Event

    The 3-Day event will bring Texas and other U.S. technology and policy leaders to West Texas to participate in a discussion of the promises and challenges for wind resources to fully participate in the electric markets.

    Highlights

    • CCET Discovery Across Texas Project Team Meeting
    • Workshop for U.S. Renewables Integration Project Participants
    • CCET Board of Directors Meeting
    • Battery System Dedication

    Include tours of a wind farm at RTC, dedication of a 1 MW/1 MWH battery system at RTC, CCET Annual Board meeting with a line-up of speakers focusing on high-value technology and current energy policy.

  • file_extension_pdf (1K)Wind Resources and the Electric Grid Regional Event
  • file_extension_pdf (1K)Battery Dedication Photo Gallery
  • file_extension_pdf (1K)Battery Dedication Article
  • file_extension_pdf (1K)Xtreme Power_CCET Annnouncement
  • file_extension_pdf (1K)Battery System Article
  • CCET Webinar Series Jointly with Brown McCarroll, L.P.P.

    Session # 2: Resource Adequacy: The Place for Demand Response in the ERCOT Market

    Presenters:

    • John Rossi, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Comverge
    • Marianne Carroll, Partner, Brown and McCarroll, L.P.P.

    Session #2 will explore:

    • Resource adequacy challenges indentified in the Brattle Report
    • Regulatory challenges and opportunities with respect to resource adequacy
    • The prospects for significant contributions from demand response
  • file_extension_pdf (1K)Resource Adequacy: The Place for Demand Response in the ERCOT Market-Webinar Slides
  • A summary of the webinar is posted on Brown and McCarroll, L.P.P.'s (On July 15, 2013, Husch Blackwell and Brown McCarroll joined forces and are known as Husch Blackwell in all markets.) website.

    This was the second webinar in a three-part series of webinars focused on Smart Grid Texas Style: The Uniqueness of the ERCOT Electricity Market.

    • Session # 1: Deployment of Large-Scale Renewable Resources in ERCOT - held on December 10, 2010.
    • Session # 2: Resource Adequacy: The Place for Demand Response in the ERCOT Market to be held on January 16, 2013
    • Session # 3: Technology Solutions for Wind Integration in ERCOT - the Discovery Across Texas project

    The date for Session # 3 will be announced later, please check back on our websites.

    Session # 1: Deployment of Large-Scale Renewable Resources in ERCOT - held on December 10th.

    Presenters:

    • Kenneth A. Donohoo, Director System Planning, Distribution and Transmission, Oncor Electric Delivery
    • Marianne Carroll, Partner, Brown and McCarroll, L.P.P.

    Session #1 explored:

    • The status of CREZ transmission permitting and construction;
    • Grid dynamics with 20% non-dispatchable resources and
    • Regulatory challenges and opportunities with respect to renewable resource deployment.