April 11, 2019
9:30am - 3:00pm

Council Offices or by webinar (see below)

Per popular demand, most of the meeting will be dedicated to discussing modeling techniques and assumptions in AURORA.


9:30 AM         Welcome and Introductions 


9:40 AM         2021 Power Plan System Analysis Updates

  • Update on 2021 Power Plan Timing
  • SAAC scheduling for the Power Plan
  • Update on GENESYS Redevelopment and RPM enhancements

10:00 AM       Update on EE/DR System Integration Forum discussion


10:15 AM        How AURORA will be used in the next plan

  • Electricity prices for fuel switching in the load
  • Used to calibrate electricity price futures in the RPM
  • Redeveloped GENESYS external market assumptions

10:30 AM       Break


10:45 AM       AURORA Round Table Part 1 – Modeling State Policies

  • Clean or renewable resource policy scenarios - 100% clean in some states, RPS constraints in others
  • Emissions accounting and pricing – Wheeling adders, emissions pricing, emissions limits

12:00 PM       Lunch


1:00 PM         AURORA Round Table Part 2 – Modeling Operations

  • Hydro modeling – Putting bounds on hydro flexibility via price signal or constraints
  • Operating reserves - Using commitment optimization and/or ramp rates
  • Pricing renewables on the market - Long term REC value, PTC value, bid/ask adders versus VOM
  • Transmission availability - Expected or stochastically

2:45 PM         Next Steps

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