CSI RD&D

CSI RD&D PROGRAM - CONCLUDED 

The California Solar Initiative's RD&D Program has now concluded after operating since 2008 through 2016. All solicitations and research projects are now complete.

 

 Report 
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 Program overview + Research briefs       

 [25 MB ]
 Program overview  [13 MB ]

 Research briefs  (high resolution)                     

 [44 MB ]


For more information on the research projects and resulting reports please review the section below. All completed final reports are also available separately for review and download. 

FINAL REPORTS for completed projects along with individual research briefs can be found here.

 

CSI RD&D Program - Program Evaluation 

 

 Report 
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 Report Summary       

 [277 KB ]
 Final Report  [3 MB ]

 Appendices           

 [4 MB ]

 

Funded Projects

This is a database of projects funded by the CSI RD&D. The project summaries are listed alphabetically below. You may also choose a subset of projects by clicking a keyword, or using the search function.


Comprehensive Grid Integration of Solar Power for SDG&E

Current Highlights:

Final Report. October 2016.  PDF  (3 MB)

Final webinar Aug 18, 2016

  • Webinar slide deck [PDF]
  • Webinar recording [wmv]

 

Project Information

Solicitation: Solicitation 4
Target Area: Grid Integration
Awardee: University of California, San Diego
Partners:

Vertum Partners and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

With letters of support from:
CA Independent System Operator (CAISO), Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), Pulama Lanai, and CA Energy Commission (CEC)

CSI Funding: $1,057,050
Match Funding: $1,057,050
Start Date: May 2014
End Date: May 2016
Status: Complete

Contact Information

Principal Investigator Name: Jan Kleissl
Principal Investigator Email: jkleissl @ ucsd.edu
Principal Investigator Phone: 858-534-8087
Grant Manager Name: Stephan Barsun
Grant Manager Email: stephan.barsun @ itron.com
Grant Manager Phone: 509-891-3197

Project Summary

The UCSD and SDG&E team proposes to advance solar and load forecast modeling in SDG&E territory by improving and operationalizing previously developed forecasting tools at high temporal and spatial resolution. Using solar and net load forecasting, SDG&E can identify feeder issue hot spots and prioritize feeder upgrades and energy storage sites. The team will develop a tool that integrates solar forecasting with planning and simulation software to determine the best locations for energy storage based on system performance and expected solar performance. Additionally the team will develop a control algorithm to interface with existing utility sofware and solar forecasting to maximize energy storage, PV performance and PV integration. The tasks for this project include:

  • Advanced Operational Ensemble Solar Forecasting System

  • Granular Net Load Forecasting and Integration with Customer Energy Management System

  • Energy Storage Siting and Dispatch Optimization

Deliverables and Documents

Reports:

  • Final Report: Comprehensive Grid Integration of Solar Power for SDG&E. Kleissl. J. UCSD. Prepared for the CSI RD&D Program. October 2016.  PDF  (3 MB)
  • Draft Final Report: Comprehensive Grid Integration of Solar Power for SDG&E. Kleissl. J. UCSD. Prepared for the CSI RD&D Program. August 2016.  PDF  (3 MB)

  • Cost Share: Operations Report on 30 kW/ 30 kWh PV Integrated Energy Storage System. Torre, W.V. UC San Diego, Center for Energy Research. Prepared for the CA Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. October 2014.  PDF  (1MB)

  • Task 2 Final Report: Advanced Operational Ensemble Solar Forecasting System. Kumar, D., Wu, E., Yang, H., and Kleissl, J. UC San Diego, Center for Renewable Resource Integration and Center for Energy Research. Prepared for the CSI RD&D Program. July 2016.  PDF  (2MB)

  • Task 3 Final Report: Granular Operational Net Load Forecasting. Chu, Y., Coimbra, C., and Pedro, H. UC San Diego, Center for Renewable Resource Integration and Center for Energy Research. Prepared for the CSI RD&D Program. April 2016.  PDF  (506KB). The operational forecasts can be seen at this link:
           
    http://132.239.222.136/CSI4/DayAhead_Forecasts.html  

  • Task 4.1 Draft Final Report: Distribution Feeder Hotspots. Li, C., Ratnam, E., and Kleissl, J. UC San Diego, Center for Renewable Resource Integration and Center for Energy Research. Prepared for the CSI RD&D Program. May 2016.  PDF  (12MB)

  • Task 4.2 Final Report: Allocation of Battery Energy Storage Systems in Distribution Networks Considering High PV Penetration. Babacan, O., Torre, W., and Kleissl, J. UC San Diego, Center for Renewable Resource Integration and Center for Energy Research. Prepared for the CSI RD&D Program. January 2016.  PDF  (1.4MB)  **See zipped data file in the DATA section below along with a README file explaining how to interpret the actual data.

  • Task 4.3 Final Report: Comprehensive Grid Integration of Solar Power for SDG&E:Energy Storage Systems Optimization and Dispatch. Kleissl, J. UC San Diego, Center for Renewable Resource Integration and Center for Energy Research. Prepared for the CSI RD&D Program. October 2016.  PDF  (430 KB)
  • Cost Share: Long Term Endurance Testing of Distributed Energy Storage Systems (DESS). Torre, W.V. UC San Diego, Center for Energy Research. Prepared for the California Energy Commission. April 2014. PDF  (1.5 MB)

Presentations:

Comprehensive Grid Integration of Solar Power for SDG&E. Kleissl, Jan. UCSD Center for Energy Research. 26 June 2014.  PDF  (2 MB)

Final project webinar Aug 18, 2016

  • Webinar slide deck [PDF]
  • Webinar recording [wmv]

Data:

Task 4.2 Final Report: Allocation of Battery Energy Storage Systems in Distribution Networks Considering High PV Penetration data files:

For detailed information on interpreting the data in the attached zip file, please read the 'READ-ME_Instructions-to-Zip-file.pdf'.   PDF  (27 KB)

CSI-RDD_Sol4_UCSD_Task-4-2_BESS-Optim-Rpt_2016-01_MODEL  ZIP  (22MB)

 

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