ExComm November 2022 Meeting

1615 Stanley St, New Britain, Connecticut, United States, 06050, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/327223

Section Activities Agenda: Review Secretary and Treasury reports Discuss Affinity Group Activities - Consultant Networks, WIE, YP and PACE Review technical society activities - AP/MTT/UFFC, ComSoc/SP, Computyer/SMC, PES Review committee activities - Membership, Entrepreneur Society, IndustryLiason,, Student Activities Old Business New Business 1615 Stanley St, New Britain, Connecticut, United States, 06050, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/327223

Non-wires Alternatives: Analytics and Concepts in Changing Grid and A Changing Climate

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/328767

This talk will discuss various aspects of non-wires alternatives (NWAs) and will attempt to bring together industry and academic perspectives on the topic. First, the talk will discuss popular NWA technologies and applications in power systems. Then, a discussion of the methods to optimize and operationalize NWA solutions will be presented, looked at from the perspective of the utility as well as third parties, like regulatory bodies, developers and electric customers. Finally, the talk will focus on two critical topics around implementation in today’s power systems: analytics tools that can support NWA analyses and how the NWA applicability, technologies, planning and generally “a-day-in-the-life-of” an NWA will change in light of climate change and associated country-wide mitigation and adaptation efforts. Co-sponsored by: Eversource Energy Center Speaker(s): Elli Ntakou, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/328767

Invited Talk: Dr. Chetan Mishra

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/330955

Access to physics-based models for simulation studies has always been crucial to power system analysis for operation and planning. The lack of accurate and transparent dynamic models, particularly for converter-interfaced resources like STATCOMs, solar PV, data centers, and so on, is one of the main problems utilities like Dominion face. In terms of time scales of dynamics, fault current, output uncertainty, protection, and other phenomena, these resources behave very differently from well-understood synchronous machines. Even worse, control settings are only revisited when a problem "grows significant enough" to cause assets to trip offline or at least trigger comfortably set alarms. Dominion Energy will describe its initiative to develop datadriven methods for early detection of dynamic performance issues and comprehension of their mechanism as well as the difficulties involved with real-world data analysis in this presentation using a solar PV oscillation case from their system. Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/330955

Invited Talk: Mr. Leland Smith

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

Safety critical communication for safe hydrogen refueling This presentation introduces a four-step solution for safe and efficient hydrogen refueling, focusing on a requirements-based, standards-informed approach that is minimally disruptive to vehicle manufacturing and operation Storrs, Connecticut, United States

FERC Order 2222: Key Concepts and Ongoing Steps Towards DER Aggregations in Wholesale Markets

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/332440

FERC Order No. 2222 will help usher in the electric grid of the future and promote competition in electric markets by removing the barriers preventing distributed energy resources (DERs) from competing on a level playing field in the organized capacity, energy and ancillary services markets run by regional grid operators. This rule enables DERs to participate alongside traditional resources in the regional organized wholesale markets through aggregations, opening U.S. organized wholesale markets to new sources of energy and grid services. It will help provide a variety of benefits including: lower costs for consumers through enhanced competition, more grid flexibility and resilience, and more innovation within the electric power industry. The rule allows several sources of distributed electricity to aggregate in order to satisfy minimum size and performance requirements that each may not be able to meet individually. FERC staff will provide an overview of the rule’s requirements and the compliance efforts to date. Co-sponsored by: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Speaker(s): Joe Baumann, Chris Young Agenda: 12:00 PM - 12:05 PM - IEEE PES Baltimore chapter introduction of the Speaker 12:05 PM - 12:40 PM - Presentation by Speaker 12:40 PM to 12:55 PM - Questions and Answers (Q&A) Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/332440