Renewable Energy Grid Integration: Focus on Frequency Regulation and Response: 3 Part Webinar Series

Webinar I :: Update on FERC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Frequency Response:: August 1, 2017

Webinar II :: Renewable Energy Integration in ERCOT: Grid Code Requirements and Frequency Regulation :: August 2, 2017

Webinar III :: The Role of Battery Energy Storage for Frequency Regulation and Response :: August 3, 2017

All webinars are 60 minutes and will take place at 2:30 p.m. Central Time

3:30 p.m. Eastern Time Zone :: 2:30 p.m. Central Time Zone :: 1:30 p.m. Mountain Time Zone :: 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time Zone 

Overview
Due to public policy and, in increasing cases – economics, more and more renewable energy sources are being integrated into electrical networks. We continue to hear about days where certain systems experience extremely high levels of renewable energy supply. However, several technical issues are prevalent at high levels of renewable energy penetration.
 
Power systems are usually operated within strict frequency ranges and frequency regulation is mainly provided by the ramping up and/or down of generation assets. One of those aforementioned technical issues of renewables is the difficulty in achieving the frequency stability of these systems because renewable energy sources in normal operation cannot provide frequency regulation.  In addition, at high penetration levels, renewable energy sources displace conventional generation sources that can provide the needed frequency regulation. In the group of ancillary services provided in the open market management of the grid, frequency regulation has the highest value. In addition, frequency regulation impacts other grid operation metrics, such as Area Control Error.The inability for variable renewable energy to provide frequency regulation is a reliability concern that transmission systems must address.
 
This webinar series will discuss solutions and strategies for solving frequency issues associated with renewable energy integration at high penetration levels.
 
Webinar I :: Overview and Update - FERC Frequency Response NOPR :: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 :: 2:30 p.m. Central Time

In a rulemaking reflecting both reliability concerns and the technological advances of renewable generators, FERC has proposed revising the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) and Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) to require all newly interconnecting facilities to install and enable primary frequency response capability. This presentation will discuss the origins of the NOPR and provide an overview and update of the proposed rule. 

Robin Lunt, Of Counsel, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Debrea Terwilliger, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Webinar II :: Renewable Energy Integration in ERCOT: Grid Code Requirements and Frequency Regulation :: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 :: 2:30 p.m. Central Time

As a system, ERCOT has consistently experienced high wind energy supply.  In order to accommodate a high penetration of renewable energy, ERCOT has updated grid codes and requirements to include addressing frequency response issues.  This webinar will detail the rationale and results of ERCOT's efforts. 

Sandip Sharma, Manager, Operations Planning, ERCOT

Webinar III :: The Role of Battery Energy Storage for Frequency Regulation and Response :: Thursday, August 3, 2017 :: 2:30 p.m. Central Time

Energy Storage has become a proven resource to provide Frequency Regulation efficiently and economically. While Frequency Response has historically been a default offering required by traditional generators, system needs and policy changes could provide an opportunity for storage to expand into this service, as well. This presentation will provide background on the success of storage in Frequency Regulation and explain how system operators could open ancillary service products to include Response and enable storage participation.

John Fernandes, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Invenergy 

Registration includes all three webinars in the series.  If you miss a webinar in the series, a recording will be provided. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact us at 720-491-1173 or andrea@becomekinetic.com



Registration for this webinar series is $395. Each additional line (needed if your team will be listening from multiple locations) is $249.

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If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact us at 720-491-1173 or andrea@becomekinetic.com

Our Instructors


Robin Lunt, Of Counsel, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

 

Debrea M. Terwilliger, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP


Sandip Sharma, Manager, Operations Planning, ERCOT

 

John Fernandes, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Invenergy

Instructor Bios