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[eLab Extra #3] – Grid Modernization and DERPs

This is a special, free "extra" episode recorded at RMI’s eLab Annual Summit in December 2016 in Austin, Texas.

Grid architecture is evolving, with loads becoming increasingly indistinguishable from generators, and local generators and other distributed resources increasingly supplying the services that were always provided by large central generators in the past. Meanwhile, an ever-evolving set of regulations for wholesale market operations is both enabling new market participants and challenging the security of old market participants. Lorenzo Kristov of the California Independent System Operator returns to the Energy Transition Show to share more of his view of the future in an interview from RMI’s eLab Annual Summit 2016.


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 Lorenzo Kristov, Principal, Market and Infrastructure Policy with the California Independent System Operator (CAISO).

On the Web: Lorenzo’s profile on LinkedIn

Recording date: December 9, 2016

Air date: January 4, 2017

Geek rating: 11