ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, will soon join industry leaders as a sponsor and presenter at the 3rd Annual New York Energy REVolution Summit being held August 1–3 in New York, NY. This event provides a unique platform for utility, distributed energy resource (DER) providers, renewable energy and storage companies, and various stakeholders to discuss how to develop processes that are workable and projects that are viable.
How do New York utilities view their role in integrating DERs into planning, operations, and administration? How is their participation in pilot programs helping to shape their approaches to widespread deployment of DERs and interactions with stakeholders? In a future retail level platform market design, who should play the role of market facilitator that is filled by NYISO at the wholesale level? How can communications between utilities, DER providers, end-use customers, and other stakeholders be enhanced? During the event, Cristin Lyons, partner and grid transformation practice leader at ScottMadden, will moderate a session to address the transition to Distributed System Platform providers (DSPs).
“As the electric industry grapples with the integration of greater amounts of DERs, utilities are changing the way they plan and operate the grid. NY utilities are actively working to integrate these resources while ensuring the ongoing reliability of the grid. This panel will talk about how,” said Ms. Lyons.
How will new retail markets featuring DERs be coordinated with NYISO's wholesale electricity markets? How can real-time rates and products be aligned so that strange incentives and market distortions can be avoided? Can the process be accelerated to better match customer demand for behind-the-meter energy management, demand response, and other technologies? Kevin Hernandez, manager at ScottMadden, will serve as Summit chair and moderate a panel focused on creating a road map for DER participation in retail and wholesale markets.
“The integration of DERs into retail and wholesale markets is at the heart of the issues around distributed energy resources and the REV process. How DERs are treated in retail and wholesale markets will shape the interaction between the NYISO and DSPs and further define the role of the DSP in managing and operating the distribution level market,” said Mr. Hernandez.
For more information about the integration of DERs in New York and other states, view ScottMadden’s complimentary white papers: “DERs are Coming and Illinois Is Ready for Them,” “DERs Integration,” and “California and New York DER Demonstration Projects.”
About ScottMadden’s Grid Transformation Practice
For more than 30 years, ScottMadden has helped our clients transform the way they operate, plan, and maintain the grid and interact with their customers. The Grid Transformation practice focuses on helping clients adapt to the myriad changes driven by the increasing penetration of distributed energy resources, such as distributed generation, storage, demand response, and microgrids. We help our clients choose the path that meets their reliability, customer, and regulatory goals, and then we help them implement it.
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