Real-Time System Loss Analysis – 15 Months to 15 Minutes

Presented by:
Jason Iacobucci, President, PowerRunner, LLC
Keith P. Hock Director Transmission Technical Services and Operations Planning, Ameren Services

Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Leveraging recent investments in AMI, Ameren Illinois began aggregating hourly service point load forecast data by voltage (loss) class vs. the hourly system load to determine the loss factors per voltage class for every hour of the day. Not only does this innovative approach reduce the time it takes to perform a loss study from more than a year to seconds, but it more accurately accounts for real losses across the system. This innovative approach to system loss studies will be essential to utility planning efforts, particularly in the siting and integrating DER on the distribution grid.

Ameren has filed new tariffs for calculating distribution system losses by voltage class with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). This innovative approach will virtually eliminate the need to perform traditional loss studies, and the ICC Staff view the methodology as a more equitable approach to socializing the cost of technical losses and related distribution system unaccounted for energy (DUFE).

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Electric Utility Corporate and System Planners, System Engineers, T&D Operations Managers, Regulatory Compliance Managers


Jason Iacobucci

About the Speakers:

Jason Iacobucci founded PowerRunner, LLC in 2007, a high-value software and consulting firm for the energy industry. Mr. Iacobucci has over 15 years of experience in the energy industry successfully designing and implementing software systems for Energy Market Operations, Energy Settlements, Risk Management/ Deal Capture, Billing, Forecasting and Transaction Management systems for North American (ISOs/RTOs) and European central markets, as well as for regulated and deregulated energy industry companies. Mr. Iacobucci led the $550 Million Texas Electricity Market Restructuring Program. Mr. Iacobucci has worked with CAISO as a leader in the Market Simulation efforts and as Project Manager responsible for delivering a new market settlements system for the California Wholesale Electricity Market. He has been a Midwest ISO Readiness Advisory Team Member for the Market Launch of the Midwest Energy Markets in April of 2005 and ancillary service markets in 2009. Over his career, Mr. Iacobucci has worked for the Department of Energy, regulated and deregulated energy market participants and at various consulting and energy software companies.




Keith Hock

Keith P. Hock is director of transmission technical services and operations planning at Ameren Services, where he is responsible for real-time operations support, short-term planning and providing technology services to the Ameren transmission business line. Mr. Hock has more than 30 years of experience in the utility business and has been with Ameren for more than 25 years. He has experience in nuclear reactor core design, forecasting and rate design, including developing settlement protocols for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc. energy, transmission, capacity, financial transmission rights, and auction revenue rights markets.


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