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This report provides a description of the Duke Energy Smart Grid Demonstration Host-Site Project as part of the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI's) multi-year smart grid demonstration initiative. The EPRI initiative includes core smart grid research and a number of large-scale smart grid projects currently with 18 funding utility members. The project is focused on integrating large-scale distributed energy resources (DER)—including demand response, storage, distributed generation, and distributed renewable generation—into a "virtual power plant" to advance widespread, efficient, and cost-effective deployment of utility- and customer-side technologies in distribution and overall power system operations. Host-site projects apply EPRI's IntelliGridsm methodology to define requirements for the technologies and communication, information, and control infrastructures that support integration of DER.
ObjectiveInformation in this report will help electric industry stakeholders understand emerging approaches and business cases for deploying smart grid technologies focused on integration of DER. Interoperability challenges associated with integrating multiple types of resources at multiple levels within grid systems will be addressed throughout this project.
ApproachThis report documents the smart grid project goals and their alignment with EPRI’s Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative. Report content was evaluated by EPRI's IntelliGrid technical review team along with an industry stakeholder peer review team before being presented to the EPRI Board of Directors as a smart grid demonstration host-site project.
ResultsThis report outlines the initial goals of the smart grid project, how the goals align with EPRI's six critical elements, and how this project will support the industry in advancing widespread integration of distributed energy resources. The initial project description will serve as a baseline that will be tracked throughout the initiative and measured at the end of the project. Operations experience, integration issues, and lessons learned will reveal the full range of standards and interoperability requirements for these technologies to support the industry. Gaps revealed will identify critical areas of future smart grid research. Public updates will be made available on www.smartgrid.epri.com. The main objective of the demonstrations is to identify approaches for interoperability and integration that can be used on a systemwide scale to help standardize the use of demand-side resources as part of overall system operations and control.
Application, Value and UseThis report describes how one utility is addressing the challenges associated with integrating DER and supports one of EPRI's goals—to provide a diverse set of approaches and architectures for achieving such integration. Over the duration of this multi-year project, associated research such as architecture design, lessons learned, cost-benefit analysis, and customer behavior will be evaluated and described to members of the smart grid demonstration initiative—and, as appropriate, to the public. Such work will help advance the industry in the deployment of smart grid technologies and the benefits of integrating DER.
EPRI PerspectiveSmart grid projects are occurring nationally and internationally with common goals. EPRI provides the expertise for industry collaboration that brings significant value to members in avoiding duplication of work and broadly sharing lessons learned.
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