State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee
Energy Advisory Council Working Group #4

State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee

NOTICE OF MEETING

The State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee Energy Advisory Council Working Group #4 will meet on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in room 207 of the Gressette building. This working group will focus on how characteristics of various forms of generation compare to those of distributed energy resources.

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ENERGY ADVISORY COUNCIL

Friday, September 13, 2013

10:00 a.m. Gressette Building Room 207

AGENDA

The Energy Advisory Council Working Group #4 will meet to receive a status update for information received as of September 12th. Working Group #4 is tasked with addressing the following issues:

How do the characteristics of various forms of generation compare to those of distributed energy resources?

Technologies to Compare
Traditional Renewable Other Resources
Natural Gas – Simple Cycle Natural Gas – Simple Cycle Demand Response
Natural Gas – Combined Cycle Hydro – Run of River Short Term Storage (<1 hour)
Nuclear – Existing Biomass Medium Term Storage (1-6 hours)
Nuclear – Future Biogas Long Term Storage (>6 hours)
Coal – Older Plants Solar – PV Energy Efficiency
Coal – Modern Plants Solar – Thermal Solar – Thermal
Hydro – Pumped Storage Solar – Concentrated  
  Solar - Distributed  
  Wind - Offshore  
  Wind - Onshore  
  Wind - Distributed  
  1. How do the generation characteristics of each of these types of technologies compare?
    1. How do the generation characteristics of each of these types of technologies fit into the existing overall load duration curve of each utility?
    2. What would the costs and benefits be from a distributed solar generation penetration percentage of 2%, 5%, 10%, 20%, 30% and 50% on each utility’s system? What is it forecasted to look like for each of these penetrations of distributed solar generation in 2018 and 2023?
    3. What are some emerging technologies that may impact this analysis in the near future, including but not limited to the following examples?
      • “Plug and Play” renewables
      • Storage
  2. What are some estimates, provided by utilities or publicly available sources, for the cost range per kWh to construct and operate each type of facility?
  3. How do agencies such as the EPA attempt to quantify environmental costs and risk?
  4. How can these technologies be ranked based on the following characteristics as compared to a simple cycle gas turbine?
    1. Availability
    2. Reliability – Generation
    3. Reliability – Operational
    4. Correlation to Load
    5. Capital Cost
    6. Operational Costs (including O&M, Fuel and Dispatch Costs)
    7. Impact on System Production Costs
    8. Environmental Cost
    9. Diversity


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