Integrated Distribution System Planning Training: Innovations in Electricity Modeling

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Innovations in Electricity Modeling
Virtual Training Series for National Council on Electricity Policy

October 1 – November 1, 2021

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are offering free virtual training on innovations in electricity system modeling, in partnership with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory. All state-level electricity decision-makers are invited to attend this training designed for National Council on Electricity Policy members, including utility commissioners, state energy officials, state legislators, air agency officials, and utility consumer advocates.

Each of the four sessions includes 90 minutes of training and 30 minutes of Q&A. Participants will learn:

  • What modeling tools and methods are available to plan distribution and bulk power systems with distributed energy resources (DERs), including comprehensive planning approaches
  • How utilities analyze utility-scale and distributed storage in integrated resource planning, ways state officials can review the analysis, and how to improve evaluation of storage in planning
  • How to assess technical and economic impacts of DERs for distribution and bulk power systems, and what changes are needed in load forecasting, potential assessments, and modeling to treat energy efficiency and demand response on a comparable basis to other resources during planning
  • Ways to improve planning throughout the electricity system in the face of climate change

You may attend some or all trainings. Use registration links below for each of the four sessions.

Session #1 – Introduction to Tools to Support Comprehensive Electricity Planning

Friday, October 1, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern

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Session #2 – State of the Art Practices for Modeling Storage in Integrated Resource Planning

Tuesday, October 12, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern

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Session #3 – Integrating DERs into Bulk Power System Planning

Wednesday, October 20, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern

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Session #4 – Planning for Climate Variability

Monday, November 1, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern

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