Workshop: Economic and Equity Impacts of Large Disruptions - Social Burden Index and ReNCAT - July 7, 2022

The second workshop in Track 5 of the Microgrids proceeding R.19-09-009 focusing on “Economic & Equity Impacts of Large Disruptions”  - July 7, 2022 from 10 am – 12 pm.

Workshop topic: The Social Burden Index and the Resilience Node Cluster Analysis Tool (ReNCAT).

The presentations discuss the social burden metric (quantifying how hard people are working to get their needs met during power outages as measured by time and money), and Sandia National Laboratories’ tool that can generate that metric, the ReNCAT.

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Webex link: https://cpuc.webex.com/cpuc/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef4eeaf4299941849d9dea5af13ce0503

Event number:  2482 667 5651

Event password:  GRMG (Case sensitive)

 

Workshop: Economic and Equity Impacts of Large Disruptions - ICE Calculator and POET - May 10, 2022

The first workshop in Track 5 of the Microgrids proceeding R.19-09-009 focusing on “Economic & Equity Impacts of Large Disruptions”  - May 10, 2022 from 2 pm – 4 pm.

Workshop topic: The Interruption Cost Estimate (ICE) calculator and the Power Outage Economic Tool (POET).

Lawrence Berkeley National Labs is in the process of conducting an update of the ICE calculator, used by many utilities around the country to estimate value of lost load or value of service in General Rate Cases cases and other proceedings where value of service and/or customer outage impact is sought.  The ICE calculator is intended to be a tool to estimate short-duration economic outage impacts on customers. The POET tool is currently being piloted to estimate long-duration economic outage impacts on customers. The presentations discuss the components behind the tools including the customer surveys reflecting willingness-to-pay, what is new in the updated version of the ICE 2.0 tool, what information gaps the POET tool aims to fill, and how it differs from the ICE calculator.

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RMWG Meeting - Interconnection - February 24, 2022

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on Interconnection - February 24, 2022 from 2 pm – 4 pm.

Meeting topic: Final Working Group Meeting on interconnection topics. Recap and recommendations.

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RMWG Meeting - Interconnection - January 6, 2022

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on Interconnection - January 6, 2022 from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

Meeting topic: Working Group Meeting with presentations by stakeholders on the interconnection process from the perspective of the applicant.

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RMWG Meeting - Interconnection - December 16, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on Interconnection - December 16, 2021 from 1 pm - 3 pm.

Meeting topic: Working Group Meeting regarding approaches to control and DER integration. Ben Kroposki, director of the Power Systems Engineering Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will present on autonomous energy grids (AEG) and the newly formed Universal Interoperability for Grid-Forming Inverters (UNIFI) Consortium.

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RMWG Meeting - Interconnection - November 18, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on Interconnection - November 18, 2021 from 2 pm - 4 pm.

Meeting topic:  Interconnection - Scott Manson from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories will present on the use of modern digital relays to address control and protection challenges in modern power systems, including microgrids.

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Workshop: Microgrid Incentive Program Draft Implementation Plan - October 26, 2021

Workshop - October 26, 2021 from 2 pm - 4:30 pm.

The purpose of this workshop is for the program administrators of the Microgrid Incentive Program (Pacific Gas & Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, and Southern California Edison Company) to present elements of the draft implementation plan. The program administrators reported on the input that they received from the related summer public workshop series. Additionally, participants provided input on the direction of the draft implementation plan.

Please note that the draft implementation plan presented at this meeting is preliminary and will be subject to further review and input. Additionally, attendees’ input at this meeting is not part of the official record.

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RMWG Meeting - Interconnection - September 17, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on Interconnection - September 17, 2021 from 10 am - 12 pm.

Meeting topic:  Interconnection - Presentations on utility experience integrating microgrids into their system and developer experience interconnecting front-of-the-meter resources.

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RMWG Meeting - Interconnection - August 27, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on Interconnection - August 27, 2021 from 2:15-4:30 pm.

Meeting topic:  Interconnection - Discuss microgrid islanding study.

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RMWG Meeting - Interconnection - August 12, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on Interconnection - August 12, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

Meeting topic:  Interconnection - Introduce and discuss interconnection and related issues as they specifically relate to microgrids.

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RMWG Meeting - Value of Resiliency - July 29, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on the Value of Resiliency – July 29, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

Meeting topic: Value of Resiliency – Discussion and reflection on information presented in prior meetings, and feedback for next steps.

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RMWG Meeting - Value of Resiliency - July 15, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on the Value of Resiliency – July 15, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

Meeting topic: Value of Resiliency - Tribal Resiliency Planning Perspectives.

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RMWG Meeting - Value of Resiliency - July 1, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on the Value of Resiliency – July 1, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

Meeting topic: Value of Resiliency Pillar 4: Resiliency Assessment Post-disruption.

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RMWG Meeting - Value of Resiliency - June 17, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on the Value of Resiliency - June 17, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

Meeting topic: Value of Resiliency Pillar 3: Resiliency Scorecard; Presentation from Sandia Labs on Resiliency Node Cluster Analysis Tool.

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View the Resiliency Scorecard here

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RMWG Meeting - Value of Resiliency - June 3, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on the Value of Resiliency - June 3, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

Meeting topic: Value of Resiliency Pillar 2: Mitigation Measure Assessment, with presentation from Sandia Labs.

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RMWG Meeting - Value of Resiliency - May 19, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on the Value of Resiliency - May 19, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

Meeting topic: Value of Resiliency Pillar I: Baseline Assessment.  

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RMWG Meeting - Value of Resiliency - May 12, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on the Value of Resiliency - May 12, 2021 from 3-4:30 pm.

Meeting topic: Presentation by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab on its Interruption Cost Estimator tool. 

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RMWG Meeting - Value of Resiliency - May 5, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on the Value of Resiliency - May 5, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

Meeting topic: Initial staff presentation of a draft methodology to approach resiliency valuation, with opportunity to provide constructive feedback and input.

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RMWG Meeting - Multi-Property Tariff – April 27, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on the Multi-Property Tariff – April 27, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

Meeting topic: Tariff Proposal from Applied Medical Resources Corporation and recap of the multi-property tariff phase.

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RMWG Meeting - Multi-Property Tariff – April 19, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on the Multi-Property Tariff – April 19, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

Meeting topic: Tariff Proposals from Green Power Institute and Microgrid Resources Coalition.

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RMWG Meeting - Multi-Property Tariff – April 13, 2021

Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on the Multi-Property Tariff – April 13, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

Meeting topic: Discuss how the Community Microgrid Enablement Tariff works looking at the specific example of the Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid (RCAM).  

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View the background material on RCAM here

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    RMWG Meeting - Multi-Property Tariff - March 22, 2021

    Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on the Multi-Property Tariff - March 22, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

    Meeting topic: Examine ways in which microgrid customers and non-particpating ratepayers are protected (or not protected) from unjust or unreasonable rates.  Present questions for the working group on how to develop protections in a multi-customer microgrid tariff.

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    RMWG Meeting - Multi-Property Tariff - March 8, 2021

    Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting focusing on the Multi-Property Tariff - March 8, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

    Meeting topic: Provide a high-level overview of foundational safety elements to help inform working group members as they are developing their multi-property, multi-customer tariff proposals.

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    RMWG Meeting - Multi-Property Tariff - February 22, 2021

    Energy Division hosted a Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting on February 22, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

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    RMWG Meeting - Standby Charges - February 19, 2021

    Energy Division hosted a Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting on February 19, 2021 from 10 am - noon.

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    RMWG Meeting #3 - February 9, 2021

    Energy Division hosted a Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting on February 9, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

    The purpose of the meeting was to review the preliminary RMWG schedule (originally shared on 1/15/2021), and to continue the discussion on the multi-property microgrid tariff topic.  This will include a review of previous meetings, and a discussion of the following document: Multi-Property, Multi-Customer Microgrids Tariff Discussion Prompt and Questions.

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    Letter to PG&E

    In December 2020, CPUC Acting Executive Director Rachel Peterson sent a letter directing PG&E to meet with local Air Districts concerning the deployment of temporary generation during Public Safety Power Shutoff events.  Read the letter here.

    RMWG Kick-Off Meeting #2 - November 4, 2020

    Energy Division hosted the second Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting

    Agenda

    Presentation

    Working Group Scope FAQ  

    RMWG Kick-Off Meeting #1 - October 13, 2020

    Energy Division hosted the first Resiliency and Microgrid Working Group (RMWG) meeting.

    Working Group Draft Charter

    Agenda

    Presentation  

    Ruling and Proposal for Utility Temporary Generation - September 4, 2020

    Assigned Commissioner Genevieve Shiroma and Administrative Law Judge Colin Rizzo issued a ruling requesting comment on utility temporary generation and alternatives to diesel for providing substation level power during transmission outages.

    The ruling includes an attached proposal for an interim approach to minimizing emissions from temporary generation for 2021, and a process for transitioning to clean technologies and fuels in future years.

    Ruling

    Diesel Alternatives Workshop - August 25, 2020

    Energy Division hosted a public workshop with stakeholders examining alternatives to diesel generation for the 2021 fire season and future PSPS events. The workshop focused on replacing substation-level generation used for PG&E's Temporary Generation Program.

    The workshop was held via WebEx.

    Read the agenda here

    Presentations:

    Workshop 2 – August 5, 2020

    Energy Division hosted a public workshop to present and discuss the Staff Proposal for Track 2 of the proceeding.

    Workshop was held online via WebEx.

    Read the agenda here

    View the recording here  

    View the workshop presentation here

    Staff Proposal for Implementing SB 1339 and Concept Paper - July 23, 2020

    Administrative Law Judge Colin Rizzo issued a ruling requesting comment on staff's proposal for facilitating the commercialization of microgrids pursuant to SB 1339.

    Ruling

    Track 1 Decision Issued - June 7, 2020

    The commission voted to approved a decision for Track 1 of the proceeding.  The decision adopted short term actions to accelerate microgrids deployment and related resiliency solutions.

    Decision D.20-06-017

    Letters to Utilities

    In March 2020, CPUC Executive Director Alice Stebbins sent letters directing PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E to take steps to implement resiliency solutions. Read the letters here:

    • PG&E
    • SCE
    • SDG&E 

     

     

    Webinar - January 27, 2020

    Energy Division hosted a public webinar on short-term actions to accelerate the deployment of microgrids and related resiliency solutions

     

    Pre-Hearing Conference - December 17, 2019

    9:30am CPUC Courtroom Hearing Room D., 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA  94102

     

    Interconnection Discussion Forum - December 16, 2019 

    Opera Plaza Community Room, 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA  94102

     

    Workshop 1 - December 12, 2019

    Agenda

    Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)

    Lessons Learned from Energy Commission Microgrid Research Activities

    Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Overview - CPUC 

    Microgrid Resources Coalition  

    Short-term Recommendations to Expedite Renewable Microgrid Deployments at Critical Facilities

    ENGIE

    PSPS Resilience- PG&E

    City of Berkeley Microgrid Solutions

    Resilience and RA From Distributed Batteries - East Bay Community Energy

    Fuel Cells for Resilience and Decarbonization in California - CaSFCC 

    Redwood Coast Airport Renewable Energy Microgrid

    Microgrids for Resilience: The EcoBlock Model