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GridWise Alliance - Principles for Grid Cybersecurity
This document outlines the key principles endorsed by the Alliance for cybersecurity.
GridWise Alliance - Policy Position on Data Access & Privacy Issues
This fact sheet describes how the Gridwise Alliance recommends that privacy concerns for energy use data be addressed by the application of Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs) and by encouraging utilities, service providers and other interested stakeholders to develop voluntary, enforceable codes to which all will subscribe and abide, based on FIP principles like transparency and choice.
Arizona-Southern California Outages on September 8, 2011 Causes and Recommendations
This report describes an outage in Arizona.
Transmission Cost Allocation and Cost Recovery in the West
These slides present cost allocation, investment trends and requirements in the West.
Securing Tomorrows Grid (Parts 1 and 2)
This article explains the high level concepts of a smart grid to a variety of audiences. 08012011_TomorrowsGridP2_0.pdf
Western Grid 2050: Contrasting Futures, Contrasting Fortunes
This report examines two very different energy futures western states can choose to build with $200 billion investment in electric infrastructure over the next 20 years: Business as Usual (BAU); or Clean Electricity Vision (CEV) trajectory.
Smart Grid Policy Statement
This document provides policy guidelines for investor-owned electric utilities (IOUs) that are considering smart grid investments.
NYPA Evaluation of Instrumentation and Dynamic Thermal Ratings for Overhead Lines - Interim Report
The demand for electric power over transmission circuits is increasing at a faster rate than the construction of new transmission facilities. This trend is pushing the capacity of many transmission circuits to their design limits. The power capacity (i.e., the rating) of most overhead transmission lines is prescribed by the so-called "static rating" based on both the conductor configurations and the environmental conditions. Typically, very conservative worst-case assumptions about environmental conditions were used when developing these "static ratings." Due to this conservative approach, significant extra power capacity exists beyond the design margin on most lines most of the time.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Grid Activities
The presenter discusses NIST Smart Grid activities.
The U.S. Smart Grid Revolution - Smart Grid Workforce Trends Brochure 2011
This report describes the new and redefined job requirements for the smart grid that are opening opportunities for current employees and for those who will replace them in the future.
An EPRI Progress Report - EPRI Smart Grid Demonstration Update
This newsletter provides periodic updates on smart grid related project, industry news, and events.
Demand Dispatch - Intelligent Demand for a More Efficient Grid
Paper introduces the concept of Demand Dispatch providing both technical and economic benefits to a Smart Grid.
Woodruff Electric Cooperative Case Study
Woodruff Electric Cooperative (Woodruff) serves customers in seven eastern Arkansas counties. The proportion of residents living in poverty in those counties is more than double the national average. As a member-owned rural electric cooperative, Woodruff is connected to its customers and engaged in economic development efforts to bring more jobs and higher incomes to local communities. In order to bring the capital investment and its accompanying economic benefits to the region without delay, Woodruff completed its project installation ahead of schedule.
Dynamic Pricing of Electricity and its Discontents
This white paper describes how dynamic pricing incentivizes electricity customers to lower their usage during peak times, especially during the top 100 "critical"
A Closer Look at DSM, Energy Storage & Distributed Generation
This document gives various statistics and projections regarding demand-side management (DSM).
Demand Dispatch Intelligent Demand for a More Efficient Grid
This work introduces the concept of Demand Dispatch approach where demand is adjusted based on generation which is complement to Supply Dispatch and depicts its current state, evaluates its feasibility and value, impediments to its implementation, etc.
DOE Smart Grid Computational Tool Users Guide 2.0
User guide for use of the DOE Smart Grid Computational Tool.
North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI) Case Study
August 14, 2003 was a typical hot summer day. Across the eastern U.S. air conditioners were humming keeping people cool as they went about their daily activities at home and work. In the afternoon, without warning, a series of power line failures in northern Ohio triggered a cascading set of events that led to the collapse of the grid in eight states and two Canadian provinces. The ?Northeast Blackout of 2003? ultimately affected 55 million people, cost billions of dollars, contributed to six deaths in New York City, and led to four million people in Detroit being under a ?boil water? alert for four days.
Application Of Southern California Edison Company For Approval Of Its Smart Grid Deployment Plan
This is the Deployment Plan submitted by the Southern California Edison Company (SCE) for California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC's) approval.
DOE Guidance Document #9: Preferences for DOE Required Data Collection via Survey Instruments
SGIG Technical Advisory Group Guidance Document #9: Preferences for DOE Required Data Collection via Survey Instruments
Guidance for ARRA Smart Grid Program Metrics and Benefits: CO2 Emissions and Pollutants Emissions
U.S. Department of Energy guidance document on reporting CO2 and pollutant emissions for ARRA Smart Grid Investment Grant programs. Revision 1.
Smart Currents: Technical Achievements and Practical Challenges
The presentation explores what Detroit Edison (DTE) Energy is doing on smart currents.
Smart Distribution Applications and their Integration in a Smart Grid Environment
The presentation was made at IEEE PES 2011 General Meeting Super Sessions in July, 2011 and describes distribution voltage optimization.
Implementation of Centralized Remedial Action Scheme - An Important Step towards WAMPAC
The presentation was made at IEEE PES 2011 General Meeting Super Sessions in July 2011, which describes the challenges and needs of Wide Area Monitoring, Protection, and Control (WAMPAC).
Real-Time Pricing and Demand Response
The presentation was made at IEEE PES 2011 General Meeting Super Sessions in July, 2011, and outlines: 1) Why dynamic pricing? 2) Key characteristics of Demand Response programs; 3) Fundamental nature of Demand Response; 4) Advantages of real-time pricing; 5) Extending RTP with a double-auction retail market; 6) Results from a field experiment; 7) Challenges in designing RTP rates; 8) Implications for smart grid communications architecture; 9) Extending RTP to engage demand for ancillary services.