Slides for Webinar: DER and Bulk Generation: How the Grid Needs to Change to Make Them Play Well Together by Jim Tracey and Michael Bauer

Slides for Webinar: DER and Bulk Generation: How the Grid Needs to Change to Make Them Play Well Together by Jim Tracey and Michael Bauer
Posted: 16 Nov 2017
Authors:
Jim Tracey, Michael Bauer
Primary Committee:
IEEE Smart Grid Webinar Series
Pages: 18

The electric grid as it stands today was designed for an exclusively one-way
powerflow from bulk generation facilities, encompassing plants from base load
support to peaker plants, to end-users. In this model, instantaneous demand
changes were accommodated through small, temporary frequency adjustments,
quickly reversed through appropriate management of bulk generation output.
Distributed Energy Resources (DER) present a substantial challenge to the traditional
model. Not only can powerflows reverse during peak for several hours each day, the
output of these new sources can also change much more quickly, potentially leading
to much more dramatic demand swings for bulk generation than the current system
can accommodate.
This presentation will present a framework for analyzing new requirements for the
grid during the phases of the DER roll out and discuss how systems and capabilities
have to change to ensure safe and reliable power delivery as the grid undergoes its
most fundamental technical and business change since its creation.

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