In 2020, NCEP will explore the age-old utility question of who pays? with a new twist from grid modernization: how? The modern grid will allow for the exchange of more granular information on electricity use and supply across the distribution and transmission systems. State electricity policy decision-makers will explore:
What is a states role in maintaining a well-managed, efficient electricity system, now with rapidly changing requirements and many more participants?
How is value acknowledged and compensated among sellers, operators, and buyers? What risks are shared with customers?
How can modern cost-benefit analysis, valuation approaches, and cost recovery plans be used to compare and optimize between bulk power system solutions and distribution system solutions?
What capabilities exist and are needed for potential distribution-system level markets, and TSO & DSO coordination?
Session concepts include:
Operational considerations for distribution-level markets
Exploring optimization through benefit-cost analysis
A future with customer-level markets
Intersections of regional markets and state policies