Measuring the Planning and Operation Impacts of Distributed Solar Energy Resources Penetrating a Cooperative Distribution System

Cooperatives are burdened with the task of providing quality power at consumer-demanded levels regardless of weather conditions. Increasing amounts of solar generation penetrating distribution systems require Utilities™ attention be multifaceted to assure safe and reliable power supplies.

This case study illustrates how Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative leveraged unified data analytics to identify excess solar generation, accurately define dynamic feeder loading and circuit capacity ultimately influencing decisions regarding infrastructure needs and power purchasing from G&T and solar metered consumers.

Speakers:

  • Tony Stone – System Engineer – Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative
  • Mark Waters – V.P. of Engineering – Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative
  • Ace Kumar – President – AriesPro
  • Shivani Sangari – CEO – AriesPro