Join us for a Panel Discussion on the "Role of DER Testbeds in Advancing and Proofing Grid Edge Technologies"
With panelists from: Minsait ACS, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, UC San Diego, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Eaton
April 11th at 3:30 pm
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the contribution of renewable generation and distributed energy resources (DERs) is expected to massively increase. Scalable control systems based on network control theory, optimization, and machine learning are key to managing millions of DERs that provide grid services. However, industry acceptance of these controllers is still lacking due to the lack of testbeds for real-time, real-world validation, and the significant infrastructure upgrade required for cybersecure and privacy-preserving implementation. As such the need of the hour is the development of such testbeds to test the equipment and controllers in a real-world environment. In this panel, experts from both academia and industry will discuss the state of the art in DER testbeds, novel DER controllers and the challenges related to bringing new grid edge control technologies to the market.