This CEO roundtable at the 2016 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Expo will bring senior executives to discuss the timely and important topic of the Distribution System Operator (DSO), address the associated questions and explore the related issues, especially in the context of ongoing planning for DSO pilot projects and implementation.
The DSO is a topic of great discussion in some states today and the related Distribution System Platform Provider is seen by some as a vehicle for stimulating the deployment of Distributed Energy Resources by customers and third parties in ways that are beneficial to the grid overall. Wholesale market operators and utilities responsible for system reliability and overall market performance might prefer to see that local market models follow established wholesale product and service definitions and rules for ease of integration and comfort with overall behavior, which will be further discussed in this panel.
The panel represents utility and ISO perspectives, as well as regulatory viewpoints.
8 a.m. – 10 a.m., Thursday, May 5
Moderator: Ralph Masiello, Industry Advisor at Quanta Technology