Topic: Smart Grid Demonstration Collaboration in the United States and Internationally
Abstract: The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative is a seven-year international collaborative demonstrating the integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) including include demand response, storage, distributed generation, and renewable generation in large scale demonstration projects. The initiatives goals are to advance widespread, efficient, and cost-effective deployment of utility and customer-side technologies in the distribution system and to enhance overall power system operations. Large Scale host-site projects apply EPRI’s IntelliGrid methodology to define requirements for technologies, communication, information, and control infrastructures that support integration of DER. Operations experience, integration issues, benefits analysis, and lessons learned will reveal the full range of standards and interoperability requirements needed to support the industry. Gaps revealed will identify critical areas of future smart grid research.
This panel session will provide an overview of this initiative with twenty three electric utility members sharing initial project results and research strategy through 2014. In addition, individual presentations from United States Electric utilities such as Southern Company and Smart Grid Modelling Results from American Electric Power’s Demonstration will provide examples of activities, objectives and preliminary results followed by a Q&A forum to interact with the audience.
Matt Wakefield, Sr. Program Manager, Smart Grid, Electric Power Research Institute
Joe Schatz, Manager – Power Delivery Research, Southern Company
Roger Dugan, Sr. Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute
Affiliation:EPRI | Senior Program Manager
Biography: Matt Wakefield is Senior Program Manager at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) managing EPRI’s Smart Grid Research Programs focused Communications, Data Integration and Security along with large scale smart grid demonstrations integrating Distributed Energy Resources. He has over 23 years of energy industry experience and prior to joining EPRI, was the Manager of Applied Technology for Integrys Energy Group and he began his career in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Reactor Operator in the Submarine Fleet. He received his BS degree in Technology Management from the University of Maryland University College.