Events

CCET 2014 Webinar Series Jointly with Husch Blackwell

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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file_extension_wmv A Look at ERCOTs Fast-Responding Regulation Service and How It Can Stimulate the EV Market-Webinar Recording

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

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.

    GCPA Spring Conference 2011 Exhibit

    CCET showcased Discovery Across Texas - a ARRA smart grid demonstration project at the GCPA Spring Conference 2011. There was great interest in CCET's smart grid regional demonstration project! Jaime Medina of Electric Power Group presented the Synchrophasor Technology component of the Project. Synchrophasor Technology maintains the ERCOT grid by indentifying disturbances especially those related to wind resource events. Craig Lobel of EcoEdge presented EcoDog's FIDO Home Energy Monitor in place at the Discovery Center located at Discovery at Spring Trials - Texas Smart Grid Community. EcoDog's FIDO Home Energy Monitor provides a new level of visibility to electricity consumption that gives homeowners unprecedented power over their energy use with unique room-by-room views of where their energy dollars are spent. Dr. Milton Holloway of CCET was on hand to discuss the overall objectives of the Project.

    Go to Photo Gallery to see pictures of CCET's exhibit booth.