Grid Modernization and DER Deployment, Lessons Learned and Future Directions

Presented by Avnaesh Jayantilal and Ethan Boardman - GE Grid Solutions

Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Regulatory initiatives to decarbonize our ecosystem have led to the growth of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), which include Solar-PV, Energy Storage, Demand Response and Electric Vehicles. DER growth has also been led by new innovative technologies. Moreover, recent grid restoration experiences from major storms have shown the potential of DER to provide emergency electricity service. DER is also revolutionizing how consumers value electricity service and reliability. DER provides new opportunities to optimize real-time transmission and distribution grid operations.

This webinar will present the challenges and opportunities of DER for real-time grid operations, and will share lessons learned from recent Advanced Distribution Management Solutions (ADMS) and Distributed Energy Resource Management Solutions (DERMS) deployment projects in integrating, scheduling and dispatching of DER.

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Avnaesh Jayantilal

Ethan Boardman

About the Speakers:

Dr. Avnaesh Jayantilal is Director of Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) in GE Grid Software Solutions business assisting electric utilities in enhancing grid operations and reliability, business process optimization and ultimately customer satisfaction. Avnaesh joined GE (then Alstom) in 1999, and prior to his current role, he held positions in Product Marketing, Business Development, Project Engineering and Software Development. Dr. Jayantilal supports and participates in the deployment of Community Microgrids for rural electrification in the developing world with IEEE Smart Village. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), in which he chairs the IEEE PES System Operations and Control Centre Subcommittee.



Ethan Boardman is Technical Director for Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) with GE Grid Software Solutions. Since 1997 he has worked on the development of the ADMS product line for support of Distribution Operations with an emphasis on a single modular system providing SCADA, DMS, and OMS functionality. Ethan served for 10 years as ADMS Marketing Product Manager and Business Development Director. His focus is now on technical business development and consulting around ADMS encompassing distributed energy resources (DER). Ethan joined GE, then ESCA Corporation, in 1982 as a network analysis applications engineer and developer. He has worked in the areas of both EMS and DMS product development and project implementation. Ethan Boardman earned his BSEE and MSEE from the University of Washington.


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