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Distributed energy resource aggregations, or virtual power plants, are emerging as a critical tool for achieving California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals.  To better understand virtual power plant functions and values, Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Gridworks are releasing the Silicon Valley Clean Energy Virtual Power Plant Options Analysis discussion draft to generate thoughts, ideas, and feedback on possible solutions and the path […]

July 15, 2019

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Gridworks is pleased to announce the California Energy Commission’s Staff Workshop on the Distributed Energy Resources Technical Assessment (Draft) in Sacramento on March 25th. This is an EPIC funded program being led by a team including Navigant Consulting, Gregg Ander, and Gridworks.  California Energy Commission staff, in consultation with Navigant Consulting, Inc., will conduct a workshop to […]

July 15, 2019

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Today the Building Decarbonization Coalition released A Roadmap to Decarbonize California Buildings. The Roadmap was developed with support from Gridworks.  Homes and buildings make up 26% of California’s greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions can be significantly reduced through a strategic transition to electric space and water heaters powered by renewable energy. But this transition will require coordination across […]

July 15, 2019

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Gridworks is pleased to partner with Navigant and Gregg Ander to develop the California Research Roadmap for System Transformation Initiative. The Roadmap will identify, describe and prioritize key RDD&D needs to efficiently transform the electric system to enable high penetrations of DER.  This initiative will rely heavily on stakeholder input, including at least three Gridworks led workshops […]

July 15, 2019

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GridLAB-D is an open-source distribution system simulation and analysis tool that provides insights to users who design, operate, or contribute to electric distribution systems. Originally developed by the US Department of Energy at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, GridLAB-D has been underused. But that’s all about the change. Gridworks, Stanford National Accelerator Laboratory, Hitachi, National Grid, and […]

January 18, 2019

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On September 6th Gridworks hosted our third workshop in our “Sharing Power” series, a collaboration between California, Oregon and Washington to achieve greater benefits for West Coast consumers as the resource mix on the western grid evolves to include a higher percentage of renewable resources. The workshop was attended by almost fifty people from a […]

September 24, 2018

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Resource Adequacy, commonly referenced as “RA” for short, is a term that is often heard but frequently not well understood in the electricity sector. In the simplest terms, RA is just a regulatory construct developed to ensure that there will be sufficient resources available to serve electric demand under all but the most extreme conditions.

June 17, 2018

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It has been a truly exciting year for major developments in the Western electricity market.  Numerous independent initiatives have combined to make this one of the most active years in recent memory.  Gridworks has been actively supporting many of these initiatives. For your convenience, we have organized the highlights, along with some context to help […]

May 31, 2018

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On February 15, FERC issued Order 841 to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) and Independent System Operators (ISO). The Order solidified FERC’s commitment to opening the nation’s wholesale markets to distributed storage. The FERC push has been lauded by many as landmark, a […]

March 12, 2018

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