Webinar & Events - Electric Grid

Members-Only: Messaging Research on Public Perceptions of the US Electric Grid

October 8, 2019
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EVs and the Electricity System

July 2, 2019

What is the trajectory for the market penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) and what does it mean for the electrical grid? How can EVs be best integrated into the grid so that they increase system reliability and reduce emissions? What would be the impacts on the grid of different scenarios for EV charging?

Enabling High Penetrations of Distributed Solar through the Optimization of Sub-Transmission Voltage Regulation

March 28, 2019

In this webinar, Nader Samaan, a power systems engineer and the lead for PNNL’s Grid Analytics team, presented CReST-VCT and how it works in a real-world use case for Duke Energy.

Evaluating Technology Impacts on the Distribution System: PNNL’s GridLAB-D Simulation Tool

March 19, 2019

The GridLAB-D software has been used to evaluate many technologies, such as demand response strategies, photovoltaic deployment impacts, smart inverter control strategies, and distribution automation impacts.

Exploring the Outcomes of New Grid Projects on the Power System: PNNL’s GridPIQ Tool

January 31, 2019

GridPIQ, a screening tool from the U.S. Department of Energy and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, helps users approximate the impact of adding a grid project, whether in the form of a technology or a new policy, to an existing system.

Using Solar to Reduce Peak Loads: Evaluating Rhode Island’s Distributed Solar Pilot

July 12, 2018

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources conducted a pilot to explore the ability of solar to reduce peak electricity loads on the local electric distribution system. Panelists discussed the project’s goals and design, and presented findings from Cadmus’ recently published program evaluation.

Electricity Affordability Metrics for the U.S.

June 14, 2018

Through the U.S. DOE’s Grid Modernization Lab Consortium, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed electricity affordability metrics at the state and county levels for the United States. This webinar introduced a simple spreadsheet interface to map these electricity affordability metrics.

ISO-NE’s CASPR and State RPSs

May 23, 2018

Competitive Auctions with Sponsored Resources (CASPR) is a modification to ISO New England’s Forward Capacity Auction. This webinar explained CASPR and its implications for renewables.

The Status of State Grid Modernization Efforts

March 9, 2018

States are playing an important role in modernizing the nation’s electricity grid. In this webinar, two presentations discussed the range of activity taking place at the state level.