CSI RD&D

Solar Forum 2013

February 13-14, 2013
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, California

This jointly sponsored forum was held to address the CPUC's California Solar Initiative goals as well as the DOE SunShot's strategic goal to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade. Featuring presentations from the grid integration awardees of both programs.

(Click on the presentation PDFs to view in browser or right click to download file. The webcast recording can be viewed as flash files, use the icon on the bottom right of the clip to view in full screen mode.)

Session

Presentations

Webcast Recording

Feb 13

Morning Session 1

  • CPUC - Melicia Charles (PDF)
  • DOE - Kevin Lynn (PDF)

Utility Perspective:

  • SDG&E - Thomas Bialek (PDF)
  • SCE - Robert Sherick (PDF)
  • PG&E - Andrew Yip (PDF)

Feb 13

Morning Session 2

  • Solar Forecasting and Grid Integration - Jan Kleissl, UCSD (PDF)
  • Integrating PV into Utility Planning and Operation Tools - Tom Hoff, CPR (PDF)
  • CAISO Perspective - Keynote - Jim Blatchford, CAISO (PDF)

Feb 13

Afternoon Session 1

  • High Penetration Solar PV Test Cases in the Florida Grid - Rick Meeker, FSU (PDF)
  • HIP-PV: PV Visualization and Integration Update - Dora Yen Nakafuji, HECO and Elaine Sison-Lebrilla, SMUD (PDF)

Feb 13

Afternoon Session 2

  • Evaluation of High Penetration PV on Distribution Circuits - Jack Brouwer and Josh Payne, UCI (PDF)
  • Modeling, Simulation, Testing and Demonstration of A 500kW Commercial Roof- Top PV System on SCE's Distribution System - Barry Mather, NREL (PDF)

Feb 14

Morning Session 1

  • Alternative Screening Methods PV Hosting Capacity in Distribution Systems - Jeff Smith, EPRI (PDF)
  • High Penetration of Photovoltaic Generation Study - Flagstaff Community Power - David Narang, APS (PDF)

Feb 14

Morning Session 2

  • Value of Energy Storage With PV - Initial Findings - Mark Rawson, SMUD (PDF)
  • High-Penetration PV Modeling, Monitoring, and Analysis - Jason Lai, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (PDF)
  • Plug-and-Play Solar Photovoltaics for American Homes - Christian Hoepfner, Fraunhofer (PDF)
  • Cost Effective Residential Plug and Play Photovoltaic System - Doug Danley, North Carolina State University (PDF)

Feb 14

Afternoon Session

  • Development and Demonstration of Smart Grid Inverters for High-Penetration PV Applications - Leon Roose, University of Hawaii (PDF)
  • Transforming PV Installations Toward Dispatchable, Schedulable Energy Solutions - Michael Mills-Price, AE Solar (PDF)
  • Recent DOE Solar Forecasting Awards - Kevin Lynn, DOE (PDF)

 


Solar Forum 2011

March 1-2, 2011
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, California

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) hosted the High Penetration Solar Forum, March 1-2, 2011, at the Seaside Forum of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, to bring together industry experts and stakeholders such as utilities, to present the demonstration and modeling projects simulating high penetrations of solar. These projects were funded through the DOE's Solar Energy Technologies Program, and, or, the California Solar Initiative's Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment Program.

(Click on the presentation PDFs to view in browser or right click to download file. The webcast is availble for viewing as flash files and can be viewed full screen by clicking the icon on the bottom right of the player)

Agenda item

Speaker

Presentation

Webcast Recording

Welcome by UCSD

Dr. Tony Haymet, Vice Chancellor Marine Sciences and Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography

PDF

Overview of UCSD Microgrid and Energy Research at UCSD

Dr. Frieder Seible, Dean of UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering

PDF

Welcome and DOE Perspective

Kevin Lynn, DOE

PDF

Welcome and CPUC Perspective

Molly Sterkel, CPUC

PDF

Utility Perspective

Michael Montoya, SCE

Tom Bialek, SDG&E

Andrew Yip, PG&E

PDF

Key Note Speaker

Commissioner Michael Peevey, CPUC

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Introduction to High Penetration PV Web Portal

Kristin Nicole, SRA

PDF

Wrap up
Gap analysis
Discussion and Stakeholder Input
Closing Remarks and Next Steps

Kevin Lynn, DOE

Molly Sterkel, CPUC

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Project

Speaker

Presentation

Webcast

Advanced Modeling and Verification for High Penetration PV

Tom Hoff

Clean Power Research

PDF

Planning and Modeling for High-Penetration PV

Carl Lenox

SunPower

PDF

Towards High Penetration Solar Through Resource Forecasting and Dynamic System Modeling

Jan Kleissl UCSD

Kevin Meagher, EDSA

PDF

PDF

 

High Penetration of Photovoltaic Generation Study - Flagstaff Community Power

Dave Narang + Cyndi Newman

Arizona Public Service

PDF

High Penetration PV Initiative

 

SMUD PV and Smart Grid Pilot at Anatolia

Elaine Sison-Lebrilla

 

 

Mark Rawson

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

PDF

 

 

PDF

Analysis of High-Penetration Levels of PV into the Distribution Grid in California

Barry Mather

NREL

PDF

Sunshine State Solar Grid Initiative (SUNGRIN)

Rick Meeker

Florida State University

PDF

This webcast is partially truncated in the beginning due to technical difficulties with recording.

Field Verification of High-Penetration Levels of PV into the Distribution

Grid with Advanced Power Conditioning Systems

Jason Lai

Virginia Tech

PDF

Development and Analysis of a Progressively Smarter Distribution System

Scott Samuelsen

UC Irvine

PDF