On December 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm ET, the NARUC-NASEO Task Force on Comprehensive Electricity Planning will host a webinar on the U.S. Department of Energy’s DSPx Modern Distribution Grid Report - Volume 4. DOE has created the DSPx Modern Distribution Grid Report as a multi-volume set of documents to support the development of a consistent understanding of requirements to inform investments in grid modernization.
Volume 4, the Guidebook, is intended as the entry point for the report and a useful reference for discussions among regulators, utilities, and stakeholders. The Guidebook provides a multi-step framework to support development of a grid modernization strategy and investment plans alongside integrated distribution planning and including a comprehensive cost-effectiveness framework. The Modern Grid Report is based on Grid Architecture and several best practices, (e.g., systems engineering, technology management and project management) and was developed under these key principles of the DSPx initiative: broad applicability, business model neutrality, and technology neutrality. The Guidebook has been developed in response to key considerations and questions raised by regulators and utilities in the development of grid modernization strategies and implementation plans. These include advancing capabilities that lead to safer, more reliable and resilient systems, and the integration and utilization of distributed resources, as desired.
For additional details, including registration, please contact Kirsten Verclas.