Smart Grid: A Case Study of New England

Presented by: Michael I. Henderson, Director Regional Planning and Coordination - ISO New England

Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 1:00 – 2:00pm ET

New England presents an interesting case study to IEEE members interested in the system effects of energy efficiency, photovoltaics, wind expansion, and imports from neighboring systems. The current development and projections of these types of resources will be discussed along with some of the key policy drivers encouraging the development of renewable resources. The speaker will also discuss regional scenario analyses being performed to inform the region on key issues that must be addressed.

• Overview of New England

• Leader in - EE, PV, Potential for wind development (First offshore plant in US), Onshore HVDC and FACTS

• Policies continue encouraging development - RPS, MA – including storage

• Scenario Analysis Informing the region - Brief description of project, key findings, next steps

• Issue summary

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Michael Henderson

About the Speaker:

Michael I. Henderson received two Master of Engineering degrees, Electrical Power Engineering in 1977 and Electrical Engineering in 1976, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. In 1975, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York (now NYU) where he served as an Adjunct Lecturer from 1993 through 1999. Mike is the new Editor in Chief of Power and Energy Magazine and, since July 1999, he has been a Director in the System Planning Department at ISO New England. Previously, he had more than 22 years of experience at the New York Power Authority, Long Island Lighting Company, and American Electric Power. Mike has presented technical seminars as well as over six-dozen panel and technical papers at IEEE and other forums. Mike is a registered Professional Engineer, an IEEE Fellow, and a native son of Brooklyn, New York.


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