Webinar Faster-than-real-time Simulation for Resilient DER Integration October 29, 2020 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT 60 minutes Register for Webinar Utilities have long used modeling and simulation to support various planning and operations functions. Planners are starting to use tools to predict the future state of the grid under scenarios of increased penetration of distributed energy resources (DER). This webinar will provide an update on the latest U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy and Technologies Office (SETO) project to investigate how the incorporation of simulation techniques can increase effectiveness of the systems in flagging abnormalities over the use of operational data alone. After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to: Describe the current status of the project and its next steps, and understand how to get involved. Understand how to use simulation in conjunction with operational data to more accurately determine abnormalities. Share Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedIn About the Speakers Sharon Allan Chief Strategy Officer Sharon serves as the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer providing leadership and strategic direction for the organization. She is an executive known for business transformation and growth and has advised corporate boards, Fortune 100 companies, venture & private equity companies, as well as the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology, and many U.S. National Laboratories on their efforts to address the transformation of the energy sector. Prior to joining SEPA, Sharon has driven double-digit growth in both small and large global companies. She has held roles as the CEO of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, managing director/partner, Accenture, president, Elster Integrated Solutions as well as executive roles at ABB. During her time as CEO of SGIP and president of Elster, she executed M&A, launched new software, hardware & service offerings and worked with the respective boards to drive the strategy and growth of the business . At Accenture, she advised top power companies around the world in the areas of innovation, transformation, and new technology She currently sits on the advisory board of Enertech Capital. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in electrical engineering from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Duke University Fuqua Business School. Follow Sharon Twitter LinkedIn Skip Dise Director, Product Development, AES Corporation, Clean Power Research Skip leads the team of product managers to pursue solutions for some of Clean Power Research Customers’ toughest challenges. In this role, Skip focuses on defining a strategic business path for our SaaS products and providing superb customer support, while leveraging what makes our software vital. Skip has spent his career finding ways to make renewable and environmental solutions economically attractive to the energy industry. Starting his career at Soane Energy, Skip developed environmental remediation technologies for large oil and gas producers. Upon joining Clean Power Research in 2012, Skip lead product management for the company’s nascent SolarAnywhere® product, growing the business over several years from a single, data-oriented product to a family of irradiance data and intelligence solutions, includingFleetView®andSystemCheck®. Skip holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California San Diego. Robert Broadwater CTO, EDD Robert Broadwater is a Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech. He has been developing software for system analysis for 40 years. He designed the Distribution Engineering Workstation for the Electric Power Research Institute. He developed real-time, power plant simulations for Babcock & Wilcox and the Tennessee Valley. He holds software patents related to electric power plant controls, and has experience working on nuclear, fossil, and hydro plants. In electric power system operations his software has been used to prevent power outages in St. Louis. He developed the Discrete Ascent Optimal Programming algorithm that solves large, constrained systems. He has developed a new approach to system analysis, Graph Trace Analysis, where system equations (i.e., Kirchoff Voltage and Current laws) are implemented dynamically. It has been shown that GTA based power flows can solve both transmission and distribution power system topologies. Furthermore, the GTA power flow can solve extremely heavily loaded systems to the point that electrical components break (e.g., components cannot carry any more power in the steady state). GTA based power flows have been used to solve models containing millions of components. GTA algorithms naturally distribute to multiple processors by distributing the GTA related model. Luan Watson Senior Engineer, Regional Capacity Planning, Pepco Holdings, Inc. Luan is a senior engineer at Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company. He is responsible for distribution system capacity planning and the integration of distributed energy resources (DER) in the PHI service territory. His experience spans load forecasting, reliability recommendations and power flow modeling and analysis with a strong focus on leading system impact studies for DER interconnections. Luan is currently researching the implementation of emerging technologies for grid modernization including technical and strategic considerations for utility adoption of advanced inverters, while being an active participant in industry working groups. Prior to joining Pepco, Luan spent three years as an electrical engineer, performing design modifications for Exelon Generation at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Luan is a graduate of Howard University (BSEE ’13) and New Jersey Institute of Technology (MSEE ’18) and is a licensed professional engineer.