Coordination of Transmission and Distribution Operations in a High Distributed Energy Resource Electric Grid.

California is rapidly decarbonizing its electricity grid through increased reliance on decentralized production, storage and management of electricity use. To maintain reliable customer service in a more decentralized power grid, California’s grid operators are finding new ways to coordinate operations. The new practices are highlighted in a report released by MTS titled “Coordination of Transmission and Distribution Operations in a High Distributed Energy Resource Electric Grid,” prepared by the California Independent System Operator, Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric with MTS. The report describes the challenges of operating a high distributed energy resource grid, and recommends a number of new, proactive exchanges of information between CAISO, utilities, and DER service providers.

Click here for the press release and check out our June 26th webinar with the report authors.

More Than Smart in the news:

“Grid Edge Spotlight: How California Is Bridging the Transmission-Distribution Divide” (Greentech Media)

“Stop, Collaborate and Listen: California Stakeholders Want to Open Electric System Communications” (Utility Dive)