EAEI Seminar: Grid Integration of Renewables, Part 2
This is the second talk in a two part series on technical challenges to the integration of renewables into the electric grid. Part 2 will describe how one large US transmission system operator –the Midcontinent ISO – is addressing the four key technical requirements for grid operation introduced in part 1. These include: resource adequacy, energy adequacy, and operational reliability, both in steady state and in dynamic operating conditions. The emphasis will be on illustrating how the operating characteristics and properties of renewable sources affect the actions transmission system operators must take to meet these technical requirements along a pathway of increasing renewable energy. Suggested reading: Midcontinent ISO's Renewable Integration Impact Assessment
Energy/Environmental Policy Staff Scientist/Engineer, Electricity Markets & Policy Department, Energy Analysis & Environmental Impacts Division
Andrew D. Mills is a Research Scientist in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Andrew conducts research on the integration of variable generation into the electric power system, evaluating the costs, benefits, and institutional needs of renewable energy transmission and other supporting infrastructure.
Andrew's has published his research in IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Wind Energy, and Energy Policy among other journals. He was a contributing author to the IPCC Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report and Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation.
Previously, Andrew worked with All Cell Technologies, a battery technology start-up company.
Andrew has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.