Explore with us the complexities of integrating significant levels of behind-the-meter (BTM) distributed generation within our current electric power grid. Our expert panelists will investigate the challenges faced by grids originally designed for centralized generation and unidirectional power flows when adapting to the rise of distributed generation.
As BTM generation surpasses critical thresholds, traditional forecasting methods become less accurate, demanding a shift toward more precise net load prediction. Our discussion will shed light on the crucial role of precise forecasting in enabling grid operators to optimize reserve procurement and effectively utilize dispatchable energy sources like energy storage systems (ESS).
We'll examine the unpredictability of future weather conditions and the limited visibility into BTM distributed generation across various sectors, including residential, commercial & industrial, community, and utility-scale systems within distribution lines. The conversation will emphasize the need for probabilistic forecasting as an essential tool for cost-efficient planning and dispatching of energy generation and storage. Ultimately, our panelists will explore how these strategies enhance the overall efficiency and reliability of today's grid, paving the way for its sustainable evolution.