FERC Schedules Workshop On "Grid-Enhancing Technologies"
FERC has scheduled a staff-led workshop in Docket No. AD19-19-000, concerning Grid-Enhancing Technologies, for Tuesday and Wednesday, November 5-6, 2019.
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss grid-enhancing technologies that increase the capacity, efficiency, or reliability of transmission facilities.
"Panelists and staff will discuss how grid-enhancing technologies are currently used in transmission planning and operations, the challenges to their deployment and implementation, and what the Commission can do regarding those challenges, including incentivizing or requiring the adoption of grid-enhancing technologies by utilities and RTOs/ISOs," FERC said
These technologies include, but are not limited to: (1) power flow control and transmission switching equipment; (2) storage technologies, and (3) advanced line rating management technologies. Participants at this workshop will include representatives from utilities, RTOs/ISOs, technology vendors, researchers, and other interested parties.
Further details and a formal agenda will be issued prior to the conference.