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Integrated Distribution Systems Planning Learning Modules

The Integrated Distribution Systems Planning Learning Module series includes 101-level sessions on electric distribution systems, utility distribution system planning, and state engagement in distribution planning. More in-depth technical sessions cover topics such as planning for resilience and reliability and emerging distribution planning analyses (for example, scenario modeling, hosting capacity analysis, and locational net benefits). 

The training is made possible through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium, in partnership with Berkeley Lab, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Integrated Distribution System and Grid Modernization Planning

Speaker: Paul De Martini, Newport Consulting – Distribution Systems Planning Training for Southeast Region – March 11, 2020

Distribution Systems 101

Speakers: Emma Stewart (LNNL) and Kevin Schneider (PNNL) – Distribution Systems Planning Training for Southeast Region – March 11, 2020

Distribution System Control and Automation

Speakers: Barry Mather (NREL) and Kevin Schneider (PNNL) – Distribution Systems Planning Training for Southeast Region – March 11, 2020

Utility Distribution Planning 101

Speakers: Michael Coddington (NREL) and Kevin Schneider (PNNL) – Distribution Systems Planning Training for Southeast Region – March 11, 2020

Forcasting Load on Distribution Systems with Distributed Energy Resources

Speaker: Ben Sigrin (NREL) – DSP Training for Southeast Region – March 11, 2020

Demand Flexibility as a Utility System Resource: Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings

Speaker: Natalie Mims Frick (LBNL) - DSP Training for Southeast Region – March 11, 2020

Reliability/Resilience-Based Metrics and Planning

Speaker: Joseph H. Eto (LBNL) – Distribution Systems Planning Training for Southeast Region – March 11, 2020

Integrating Resilience into Grid Modernization Planning

Speaker: Paul De Martini, Newport Consulting – Distribution Systems Planning Training for Southeast Region – March 12, 2020

National Security Considerations in Distribution System Planning

Speaker: Joe Paladino (U.S. DOE) – Distribution Systems Planning Training for Southeast Region – March 12, 2020

Walk-through of Long-term Utility Distribution Plans - Part 1

Speaker: Lavelle Freeman, GE Energy Consulting – Distribution Systems Planning Training for Southeast Region – March 12, 2020

Emerging Distribution Planning Analyses

Speaker: Debra Lew, Consultant, Debra Lew LLC; Distribution Systems Planning Training for Southeast Region – March 12, 2020

Public Utility Commission Distribution Planning Practices

Speaker: Lisa Schwartz (LBNL) – DSP Training for Southeast Region – March 12, 2020

Grid Modernization Investment Economics

Speaker: Fredrich Kahrl, 3rdRail Inc. – Distribution Systems Planning Training for Southeast Region – March 12, 2020