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1 Overview Why are we here today? Daniel Kirschen, UW Anjan Bose, WSU

2  Demand pull:  Integration of renewables  Electric vehicles  Aging assets  Large blackouts  Technology push:  Wireless communications  Sensors (PMUs, Smart meters)  Controls (FACTS, SIPS)  Ubiquitous computing

3 Smart Grid  Very appealing concept  Many interesting ideas  Lots of activity around the world  But needs for more definition  How do we put it all together to get more efficiency, more reliability, less carbon?

4 What does it mean for WA State?  Challenge  Our power system is stressed  Need to develop a comprehensive solution  Continue providing cheap, reliable and green electricity  Opportunity  Use our competitive advantages  Work together  Move fast  Sell our solutions to the world

5 Electric utilities  Tradition of innovation  Technology  Integration of renewables  Energy efficiency and conservation  Cooperative planning process  Building more heavy infrastructure is not always the answer  Combine with more IT infrastructure for better monitoring, control and decision-making

6 Technology companies  Power sector  Schweitzer, Alstom, Itron, …  Information technology  Microsoft, Boeing, …  Energy sector startups  Demand Energy, PowerIT Solutions, Optimum Energy, Distributed Energy Management, Grid Mobility, enerG2, FlyBack Energy, PCS UtiliData, Clarian Power, Demand Energy, IncSys, …

7 Research  Pacific Northwest National Lab  Very active in various aspects of smart grids  Washington State University and University of Washington  Established programs in electrical energy and power systems  Substantial investment in new faculty members

8 WACEES  Joint initiative of UW and WSU  Steering committee of representatives from industry and government  Help develop a regional strategy for smart grid  Build on the expertise in system issues from the two institutions

9 Plans  Provide a forum for non-commercial discussions  Provide neutral expertise on the issues  Bring expertise from other fields into the discussion  Help bridge the gap between energy and IT communities  Lead research projects involving regional partners  Provide a suitably educated engineering work force

10 Existing activities (1): DOE Smart Grid Workforce training grant Develop a set of undergrad/grad courses  Suitable for training/retraining in the technologies for the 21 st century grid  Suitable for working engineers  Asynchronous on-line courses  Leads to Certificates or Professional MS

11 Existing activities (1): DOE Smart Grid Workforce training grant  WSU main contractor  WSU and UW main developer of courses  With BPA, PNNL, Alstom, IncSys  Industry Advisory Board  Providing more than advice  Matching cost-share  First students and feedback for courses  Continuity after end of 3-year project

12 Existing activities (2): $178M DOE grant led by Battelle, involving BPA and 12 regional utilities 5 vendors WSU and UW

13 Existing activities (2):Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project  UW participation:  Deployment of advanced metering on campus  Load and generation response to signals from PNNL  WSU participation: partner in Avista Smart Pullman project  WSU campus as smart microgrid  Smart house on campus  Analysis of 15000 smart meter data  Efficiency/reliability metrics for automation

14 Agenda (1)  Keynote  Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE  Perspective from the other Washington  How will Federal policy affect the Pacific Northwest?

15 Agenda (2)  Vision  Steve Klein, Snohomish PUD  Utility perspective  Mike Atkinson, Alstom Grid  Technology provider perspective  How can we leverage the utility and technology expertise that exists in WA State?

16 Agenda (3)  Research  Carl Imhoff, PNNL  Daniel Kirschen, UW  Research agendas of universities and PNNL  Are we addressing the right questions?

17 Agenda (4)  Commercialization  Ed Schweitzer, SEL  Rogers Weed, WA Commerce Department  Translating research into economic benefits

18 Agenda (5)  Wrap-up  Any further suggestions on what WACEES should do and how it should do it?

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