WEBINAR - see below

December 19, 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time
Limited space will be available at the Council's offices for those who wish to attend in person


1:30 PM         Welcome and Introductions 

  • Approval of minutes

1:40 PM         Review Council’s Modeling Portfolio for 2021 Power Plan

  • Regional Portfolio Model, classic and redeveloped GENESYS, and AURORA

1:50 PM         RPM Regional Portfolio Model Review and Enhancements

  • Revisit the RPM: How will it get used in the 2021 Plan versus the 7th Power Plan
  • Enhancements implemented:
    1. EE/DR interaction
    2. Lost Opportunity and Retrofit distinction
    3. Conservation logic: EE bin selection by number
    4. Streamline optimization process
    5. ASCC array
  • Enhancements in development:
    1. Methodology change for futures generation based on climate change data set structure and implications
    2. End Effects: Perpetuity versus extra years
    3. Carbon accounting
  • New Resources:
    1. 4-hour battery
    2. Pumped Storage (8 hour, closed loop)
    3. Solar Plus battery
    4. New locations for renewables

2:30 PM         Break


2:45 PM         Scenarios in the 2021 Power Plan

  • Context for how we are enhancing our models

3:40 PM         Redeveloped GENESYS Update

  • Working on individual hydro plant constraints with BPA and other utilities
  • Discuss gas plant dispatch
  • Discuss market based fundamentals setup options:
    • Out of Region Renewables (forecast error)
    • Out of Region Gas Plants (better unit commitment)


4:25 PM         Next Steps and Conclusion

  • Next SAAC:

January 23,2020 webinar 1 PM to 4 PM

  • Future topics:

2021 Plan Preparation

    • RPM Enhancements and Inputs
    • Redeveloped GENESYS status updates, inputs and fundamentals-based adequacy
    • Setup for state and local policies/goals in AURORA


Webinar info:

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