Date(s) - 2 Feb 2021 until 2 Feb 2021
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
This event will be held virtually.
Speaker: Josh Novacheck, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Title: The Evolving Role of Extreme Weather Events in the U.S. Power System with High Variable Generation Penetrations
Abstract: In a power grid with a high penetration of renewable, weather-dependent generation, periods of high system risk no longer correspond only to peak hours. In particular, high renewable energy complicates the stress extreme weather events already place on the grid, and it shifts which types of weather conditions are most problematic. Accordingly, reliability assessments in long-term planning studies may change dramatically in the coming years. To address these questions, we used a high-resolution data sets of historical load, weather, wind, and solar resources for 2007–2013, identified periods of extreme weather events, and then modeled grid operations during those same events under high wind and solar future scenarios. In this presentation, I will review common findings from the data sets and modeling as they relate to power sector planning and operations.
Bio: Josh Novacheck is a Research Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Lab where he studies the transformation of the power system. He is the technical lead for a variety of NREL’s large-scale grid integration studies, including the Interconnections Seam Study and the North American Renewable Integration Study. Josh received a BA in Applied Physics from St. John’s University, MN in 2006. In 2014, he completed an MS in Natural Resources and Environment and an MSE in Mechanical Engineering, both at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
EPRC Host: Jim McCalley