2nd EU-US workshop on SG assessment methodologies, Washington DC, 7-11-2011

Both the European Union and the United States have recently made significant investments in smart grid development, demonstration, and deployment. There is a mutual interest in sharing lessons learned and best practices on Smart Grids. Presently, both in Europe and in the US the focus is on demonstration projects to collect sufficient real-world field data to verify the costs, performance and benefits of smart grid technologies.

The 2nd EU-US workshop on Smart Grid Assessment Methodologies was jointly organized by the Joint Research Centre and the Department of Energy, under the auspices of the US-EU Energy Council - Technology Working Group. A first meeting was held on the 6th of December 2010 in Albuquerque.

The goal of this second meeting was to concretely discuss current initiatives on Smart Grid assessment methodologies in the EU and in the US, with a restricted number of experts from the EU and US.

Agenda

INTRODUCTION

Dan Ton (Program Manager, US DOE/OE, R&D Office)

Giovanni De Santi (Director, JRC IET)

PART 1 - MAPPING SMART GRID PROJECTS

ISGAN mapping of US smart grid activities (Russell Conklin, DOE)

ISGAN mapping of EU smart grid activities (Michele De Nigris, RSE)

JRC mapping (Vincenzo Giordano, JRC IET)

PART 2 - PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF SMART GRID PROJECTS

European Commission Task Force assessment framework (Vincenzo Giordano, JRC IET)

DoE Smart Grid System Report (Steve Widegren, PNNL)

Smart Grid Maturity Model (Austin Montgomery, SEI/CMU)


DoE assessment framework (characteristics, value/build metrics, impact/build metrics) (Joe Paladino, DOE/OE)

European Electricity Grid Initiative (EEGI) Framework (Per-Olof Granström, EDSO)

EEGI Member State Initiative (Herold Irmgard, Austrian Institute of Technology)

Consumer Behavior Studies (SGIG) (Peter Cappers, LBNL)

PART 3 - COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

EPRI methodology, focus on analytical approach for EPRI smart grid demonstrations (Jeff Roark, EPRI)

Computational tools for Smart Grid and Energy Storage, (David Feliciano, Navigant Consulting)

Case study for CBA- INOVGRID project (Goncalo Castelo Branco, EDP)

PART 4 - DISSEMINATION APPROACHES AND COMMUNICATION PLANS

Smart Grid.gov (Steve Bossart, DOE/NETL)

JRC-EURELECTRIC interactive map of Smart Grid projects in Europe (Gunnar Lorenz, EURELECTRIC)