Open Energy Planning Workshop
The Colonnade Center
Wednesday June 24th "Meet & Greet" 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 25th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, June 26th 8:30 am – 12:00pm
July 1st to July 31st Online Collaboration
This is a hands-on workshop where participants can gain expertise in energy
planning studies and insights
A major objective of PowrCast 2015 is to demonstrate the methodology of evaluating energy resources and technologies, both central plant and demand side, in a common model framework representing both energy costs and environmental impacts quantifying the impacts on various stakeholders. A synthetic, but realistic regional power grid was chosen for PowrCast so that the focus can be on the interactions between the resource options and not identified projects. Experts with all energy and demand side options are encouraged to participate and help establish "best practices" for the evaluation of options in their area of expertise.
An important difference between the PowrCast study and the usual electric utility studies is that PowrCast will attempt to quantify the total societal costs of each alternative, not just the electric rate impacts. The total societal costs include environmental impacts and health impacts which are often disproportionately borne by segments of population not directly benefiting from the energy production. We encourage participation by parties with interest in the societal impacts.
The end result of the workshop will be a collaborative report detailing methods and data used in the workshop and comparative results for the various options for this synthetic regional power grid. While all regions are unique and the results of this workshop will not directly apply to any particular region, the data on resource options and the study methods will be widely applicable.
An objective of the workshop will be to evaluate increasing levels of rooftop solar, community solar, and utility scale solar on the regional power grid. Some of the important issues to be addressed are:
Link to Workshop Brochure and registration.
Link to Information for Exhibitors