DER Communication and Data Management: From Interoperability to Impacts
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
4:00 – 5:00 pm (eastern US)
Featured Speakers: Sean Morash, Principal, Telos Energy and Aaron Snyder, Director of Grid Technology Consulting, EnerNex
Registration Cost: FREE
Abstract: With increasing emphasis on electrification, continued technology innovation, and changes to federal policy, distributed energy resources are becoming more integral in power system planning and operations. However, the variety of DER control mechanisms can lead to a maze of data streams that can quickly fall out of sync without appropriate care for end-to-end interoperability and data management. Standards can be used to minimize proprietary implementations of technology solutions, and extract operational and planning insights from available data across T&D processes.
This webinar will address DER interoperability and data management, increasing standardization of DER information, and outline the modeling and operational benefits of such an approach. It will include a discussion of how a cohesive data architecture supports both FERC 2222 implementation and asset management.
Featured Speakers: Sean Morash is a Principal at Telos Energy with experience across a range of topics, including power system modeling, transmission and distribution planning, and technology integration. For the last 10 years, he has worked on projects that combine the traditional disciplines of economics, engineering, technology, and policy. While at Telos, Sean has performed detailed production modeling to assess grid enhancing technologies, assessed load flexibility opportunities on future island power systems, and has coordinated ESIG’s Task Forces on Grid Planning for Vehicle and Building Electrification. Prior to joining Telos Energy, he worked for EnerNex in their Smart Grid Engineering team. While there, he worked on a variety of smart grid roadmap projects across the US and internationally for both utilities and commissions. These projects typically included considerations for layering sensing and measurement, distribution automation, and advanced analytics capabilities onto the existing grid infrastructure amid the transition to clean energy.
Aaron Snyder is the Director of Grid Technology Consulting at EnerNex, Aaron works with many utility and vendor clients on metering, AMI, Smart Grid, and Grid Modernization projects, specializing in testing, metering, and consumer issues. In recent years he has been driving Grid Modernization projects (AMI, DA, microgrids, ADMS) in the USA, West Africa, North Africa, and the Middle East. His technical contributions include grid modernization strategy development, grid and infrastructure architecture, requirements, specification authoring, vendor interviews, procurement support (bidder evaluations), pre-deployment support, and pilot programs. He is a member of the GridWise Architecture Council and participates in standards development activities at national and international levels. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, Executive Director, ESIG