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Enhancing GridLAB-D: Launch Workshop and Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

September 6, 2018 - September 7, 2018

Gridworks is partnering with Stanford National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Hitachi, National Grid, and PNNL on the development of three CEC EPIC projects to develop distribution system modeling tools to evaluate distributed energy resources.

These projects will be launched on September 6 and 7. September 6 is a meeting of active GridLAB-D users and those interested in generally learning more about the tool and project. September 7 is a meeting of the project’s Technical Advisory Committee.

Participation is by invitation. If you have not received an invitation, please contact info@gridworks.org to request one!

Additional information available at https://gridworks.org/initiatives/distribution-system-modeling-tools/.



Day 1: GridLAB-D Developer/User Meeting


1111 Broadway, 3rd Floor

Oakland, CA 94607


Slide deck

10:15 Welcome/Introductions

10:30 Session 1: Tom McDermott (DOE) – Overview of DOE GridLAB-D Projects (Helics, TESP, GridAPPS-D)

11:30 Session 2: David Chassin (SLAC) – Growing GridLAB-D through California’s EPIC Projects  (Powernet, OpenFIDO, HIPAS, Glow)

12:30 Lunch Break

1:30 Session 3: Pedram Jahangiri (National Grid) – Case Study: National Grid’s Use of GridLAB-D

2:30 Session 4: Matthew Tisdale (Gridworks) – GridLAB-D’s Place in California’s Clean Energy Landscape

3:30: Open Discussion

16:00 Adjourn

Day 2: GridLAB-D Technical Advisory Committee


1111 Broadway, 3rd Floor

Oakland, CA 94607


Slide deck

Day 2 open to TAC Members Only

9:00 Welcome/Introductions

9:15 Project Overview (David Chassin, SLAC), including;

  • Goals for the TAC
  • TAC Schedule

9:45 Facilitated Discussion of Use Cases and Related Modeling Tools, including:

  • How GridLAB-D is used now and may be tailored to best achieve future CPUC goals;
    • Goal: Identify Probable Near-, Medium-, and Long-term GridLAB-D Use Cases
  • How TAC members engage with grid modeling tools now;
    • Goal: Identify what about existing tools works and what could work better with help form GridLAB-D

10:45 Deep-dive on how Hitachi will engage TAC members to help design a new GridLAB-D user interface (Bo Yang, Hitachi)

11:45 Next Steps

12:00 Adjourn



September 6, 2018
September 7, 2018
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