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GRID DATA Kickoff

Generating Realistic Information for the Development of Distribution and Transmission Algorithms (GRID DATA)
Kickoff Meeting
March 30-31, 2016
Sheraton Denver Downtown 
Denver, CO

On March 30-31, 2016 ARPA-E convened its seven GRID DATA awardees and awardees from other related ARPA-E programs, as well as technical experts from industry and government, for the GRID DATA program’s first meeting.  Day 1 consisted of individual project presentations from the model development teams and related panel discussions, an afternoon discussion on potential optimal power flow competitions utilizing the power system models created by GRID DATA project teams, and was followed by an evening poster session. Day 2 consisted of the individual project presentations from the data repository teams, and other ARPA-E project presentations of interest to this community, as well as additional panel discussions. 

The kick-off meeting served multiple purposes:

  Provided project objectives to important stakeholders
  Collected and discussed constructive feedback from industry and government stakeholders
  Facilitated interactions between ARPA-E project teams 
  Explored potential avenues for further project development beyond ARPA-E

Seven project presentations were made by the GRID DATA principal investigators. An additional six presentations were made by principal investigators from ARPA-E Open FOA and IDEAS projects. The slides for each project presentation, as well as the Program Director’s overview, may be downloaded from the agenda below. 71 individuals from industry, national labs, academia, and government were in the audience.   

DAY 1: Wednesday, March 30th

Start-End Time

Presentation Title

Speaker Name/Affiliation

0800-0815

Welcome and Introductions

Rohlfing/ARPA-E

0815-0900

GRID DATA Program Introduction

Heidel/ARPA-E

0900-0920

Generating Good Test Problems

O’Neill/FERC

0920-0940

Bridging a Gap: The Role of and Challenges for GRID DATA

Chen/MISO

0940-1010

BREAK

 

 

GRID DATA Model Development

 

1010-1030

EPIGRIDS: Electric Power Infrastructure & Grid Representation in Interoperable Data Set

University of Wisconsin

1030-1050

High Fidelity, Year Long Power Network Data Sets for Replicable Power System Research

University of Michigan

1050-1110

Synthetic Data for Power Grid R&D

University of Illinois

1110-1130

Sustainable Data Evolution Technology (SDET) for Power Grid Optimization

PNNL

1130-1150

Smart-DS: Synthetic Models for Advanced, Realistic Testing: Distribution systems and Scenarios

NREL

1150-1220

Panel Discussion

All

1220-1320

LUNCH

LUNCH

 

GRID DATA Breakout Session

 

1320-1440

Breakout Session #1: Model Validation

All

1440-1510

BREAK

 

1510-1540

Breakout Session Reports

All

 

OPF Competition

 

1540-1610

OPF Competition Introduction and Overview

Heidel/ARPA-E

1610-1655

Supporting ARPA-E Power Grid Optimization

PNNL

1655-1715

Panel Discussion

All

1730-1900

POSTER SESSION

All

 

DAY 2: Thursday, March 31st

Start-End Time

Presentation Title

Speaker Name/Affiliation

0830-0840

Welcome and Recap

Heidel/ARPA-E

0840-0900

Realistic data for challenging problems; an internal TSO R&D perspective

Pantiatici/RTE

0900-0920

Lessons learned from organizing energy forecasting competitions

Hong/UNC-Charlotte

 

GRID DATA Repository Development

 

0920-0940

Data Repository for Power system Open models With Evolving Resources (DR POWER)

PNNL

0940-1000

A Standards-Based Intelligent Repository for Collaborative Grid Model Management

GridBright Inc.

 

1000-1020

Panel Discussion

All

1020-1050

BREAK

 

 

GRID DATA Breakout Session

 

1050-1205

Breakout Session #2: Data Formats and Accelerating Adoption

All

1205-1300

LUNCH

 

1300-1330

Breakout Session Reports

All

 

Related OPEN FOA 2012 Projects

 

1330-1350

Micro-Synchrophasors for Distribution Systems

University of California Berkeley

1350-1410

Cyber-Physical Modeling and Analysis for a Smart and Resilient Grid

University of Illinois

1410-1430

Non-Wire Methods for Transmission Congestion Management through Predictive Simulation and Optimization

PNNL

1430-1450

Panel Discussion

All

1450-1520

BREAK

 

 

OPEN FOA 2015 Projects

 

1520-1540

Coordinated Operation of Electric And Natural Gas Supply Networks: Optimization Processes And Market Design

Newton Energy

1540-1600

High Performance Power-grid Optimization (HIPPO) for Flexible and Reliable Resource Commitment Against Uncertainties

PNNL

1600-1620

Global-Optimal Power Flow (G-OPF)

Bigwood Systems

1620-1640

Panel Discussion

All

1640-1700

Program Director Wrap-up

Heidel/ARPA-E