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Bulk Power System

Bulk Power System Learning Modules

NARUC, the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) have partnered with experts across the industry to offer multiple series of virtual training sessions bulk power system (BPS) issues.  These courses are designed to introduce non-technical attendees to key technical concepts and their practical applications amidst an evolving electricity system. Subject matter experts offer insights on topics identified and prioritized by the regulatory community, as well as their practical applications in an evolving electricity system.

The third series will examine resource adequacy concepts & planning approaches, as well as the fundamentals of generator interconnection planning processes.  These courses were developed through a collaboration between NARUC, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and the Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory (LBNL). All courses will be held from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET.

December 5: Resource Adequacy Concepts & Planning Approaches (Part I) | Register Here!

  • Foundations:  Variable resources, balancing reserves, and adequacy.
  • Considerations for baseload retirements
  • Evolving nature of planning studies

December 7: Resource Adequacy Concepts & Planning Approaches (Part II) | Register Here!

  • Interregional impacts of different resources (Hydro-Wires)
  • Regional planning consideration for grid-forming inverter models
  • The interplay between resource adequacy and resilience

December 12: Fundamentals of Generator Interconnection | Register Here!

  • Foundational transmission planning and interconnection practices
  • Evolution of bulk power system interconnection queues: historical trends in generator interconnection timelines and costs
  • Wholesale markets and the marginal value of transmission

Please contact NARUC Staff for additional information.