Price: Early Bird $195 USD, Regular $240 USD; Student Early Bird $50 USD, Student Regular $75 USD
Lead Instructor: Wen Fan, ComEd
Instructors: Zhaoyu Wang, Iowa State University, Hong Chun, Sentient Energy
Electric utilities constantly deploy energy efficiency programs to achieve energy savings, minimize peak load, and make the gird more environmentally friendly. Voltage optimization (VO) is an energy efficiency measure that combines the technology of conservation voltage reduction (CVR) and Volt-Var Optimization (VVO) to deliver optimized voltage to customers and improve end-use efficiency. Studies have shown that deployment of CVR throughout the feeders in the U.S. can yield energy savings of 3.04% annually. This half-day tutorial will focus on VO implementation, innovation, deployment, and impacts. It is delivered by leading researchers and engineers who have worked on VO-related field implementation and research. Real utility practices on VO deployment and management, methodologies for assessing VO energy saving, along with the lessons learned from field experience will be presented and discussed.