The Grid of Grids - Creating the Enernet (Additional Ticket Required)
Monday, September 11, 2023
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
Location: Delfino 4001B, Level 4, The Venetian
Presented by: EMerge Alliance
Price: $225 SEIA/SEPA Members $300 Non-members
The growing desire to transition to a cleaner, more electricity centric energy economy is forcing the issue of grid adequacy. One answer is the greater use of distributed energy resources, primarily incorporated into distributed microgrids that can bi-directionally exchange power in an increasingly transactive mesh network of grids. The advantages of moving in this direction are becoming increasingly apparent, but so are the challenges to do so. This workshop will explore the basic configuration options of a Grid-of-Grids- Enernet solution to provide more and cleaner power at the grid edge. A part of this discussion will include the increasing use of direct current and hybrid AC/DC microgrid architectures. Interconnection challenges faced by operators on both sides of the meter will be reviewed, including the notion of a semi-autonomous balancing authority which can manage “Ask/Offer” arbitration, virtual and physical firewalling of control and power flow in a zero-trust cyber environment, physical power flow safety, and metering and revenue management. Test, pilot and real time commercial examples of power systems that are addressing and resolving these issues will be reviewed and discussed.
Specific technical topics discussed will include:
-Multi-Tier Microgrid Mesh Network Architecture -LVDC & MVDC Interconnections -Hybrid Microgrid Power Nodes -Semi-autonomous Supply & Demand Balancing -Fail-safe Islanded Operations -Uninterruptable Virtual Power Plant System Architectures
The last hour of the workshop, participants will take a special VIP pre-show tour of the live Microgrid and Grid-of-Grids demonstration on the tradeshow floor, where company representatives will give insight into the details of the microgrids, including how they were designed, what equipment and technologies is included, how interconnected microgrids work, and how they function under various operating and fault conditions.
As participants will be viewing the microgrid demonstration in advance of the show floor officially opening, all participants must wear closed toe shoes, as required by show management. Participants will be escorted onto the floor to view the demonstration and will be required to leave immediately following.