Microgrid Taskforce Meeting #5: Featuring Transactive Energy & the Largest CERTS-based US Microgrid

Thursday, June 6th, 2013, 9:00am - 12:30pm PDT

Meeting in San Francisco

The April 3rd Task Force meeting featured presentations from:

1) Dave Erickson of the California Public Utilities Commission addressing regulatory policies impacting Microgrids

2) Mat Eland of Pacific Housing and Steve Wolford of Sunverge describing the 2500 R Street project, including Zero Net Energy homes and Microgrid capacity

3) Andrea Traber of DNV Kema reviewing the DNV Kema Microgrid insights, expertise, and offerings

 

The discussion ultimately again returned to the impacts of current cost recovery and pricing of utility-provided electricity. The issue of volumetric charges versus fixed charges, and the incentive for microgrids to disconnect from the grid in response to burdensome fixed charges, may lead to the utility “death spiral” from an ever-increasing non-virtuous cycle of dwindling revenues requiring higher rates.

 

In our next meeting (on June 6th), following-up on this discussion, we’ll examine this issue in detail. Ed Cazalet, VP of MegaWatt Storage Farms and TeMix Founder/President, will present on “Transactive Energy Tariffs and Markets for Smart Consumers, Prosumers, DG, Storage, Microgrids and T&D”. Also presenting will be Matthew Muniz, Energy Program Manager, Alameda County, to discuss his lessons learned from the Santa Rita Jail microgrid, the country’s largest CERTS-based microgrid with renewable generation and large-scale energy storage.

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36 personnes sont présentes à cette réunion, parmi lesquelles :
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California Polytechnic State
Professor
Calpine Corp.
Director, Market & Regulatory Analysis
California Energy Commission
Program Manager - Energy Storage
San Francisco Dept of Enviro
Climate and Energy Programs Manager
The Data Centers LLC
EVP and CTO
San Francisco Planning Depar
Director of Citywide Planning
Arup
Senior Engineer
TeMix Inc. & MegaWatt Storag
CEO
City of San Francisco
GreenFinanceSF program manager
General MicroGrids
Senior Vice President, Legal, Regulatory and Policy
Pacific Housing Inc.
CA Public Utilities Commissi
Analyst
Joule Assets
Vice President, Sales and Market Development
PwC
Principle
Smart Grid Library
Managing Director
UC Berkeley Extension
Instructor
Alstom Grid Inc
Vice President
New Energy and Industrial Te
Policy and Industrial Researcher
GE
SR CONSULTANT
GE Energy
Principal
DNV KEMA
Microgrid Director
HOMER Energy
CEO
SK Telecom Americas
Director, SK Telecom GridMaven Utility Solutions
County of Alameda
Energy Program Manager
CPUC
analyst
Northrop Grumman
Systems Engineer
EDF R&D
Resident Researcher at EPRI
Planning Sustainable Communi
Owner
Muni-Fed Energy, Inc.
President
Stealth Solar LLC
Director of Marketing
Clean Energy Finance and Inv
Manager, C-PACE
University of Hawaii
Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions Lead
Versant Corporation
Director of Energy and Smart Grid Solutions
Growing Energy Labs, Inc. (G
CEO
Sunverge
VP, Products
Aclara
Vice President
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Edward Cazalet
TeMix Inc. & MegaWatt Storage Farms Inc.
CEO
Matthew Muniz
County of Alameda
Energy Program Manager