International Energy Systems Integration Workshop

The International Energy Systems Integration Workshop was organized by the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to:

  • Bring together global research leaders to identify major market needs in the integration of energy systems
  • Establish the science and technology challenges in addressing these market needs
  • Understand potential barriers to addressing these needs
  • Build strategic international research partnerships.

The workshop was held Feb. 18–19, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia.

The workshop agenda and accompanying presentations are provided below.

Day 1 Agenda

Opening Plenary Session

8–8:15 a.m.

Welcome, Agenda Review, Expectations

Jud Virden, PNNL

8:15–8:30 a.m.

Setting the Scene – What Is Energy Systems Integration?

Bryan Hannegan, NREL

8:30–10 a.m.

Executive Perspectives on Energy Systems Integration

Carl Imhoff, PNNL
Terry Boston, PJM
Ron Ambrosio, IBM
Gordon VanWeilie, NEISO

Breakout Session 1: Natural Gas-Electricity Interdependence

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Session Objectives and Desired Outcomes

Mark O'Malley, University College Dublin
Michael Kintner-Meyer, PNNL

10:45–11:15 a.m.

Framing the Issues

Beth LaRose, General Electric
Klaus Baggesen Hilger, DONG Energy

11:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

  • Identifying the Challenges
  • Taking Action
  • Next Steps

Breakout Session 2: Demand-Side Management

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Session Objectives and Desired Outcomes

Rob Pratt, PNNL
David Corbus, NREL

10:45–11:15 a.m.

Framing the Issues

Henrik Madsen, Danish Technological University
Terry Oliver, Bonneville Power Authority

11:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

  • Identifying the Challenges
  • Taking Action
  • Next Steps

Breakout Session 3: Decentralized Energy Paradigms

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Session Objectives and Desired Outcomes

Ben Kroposki, NREL
Jeffrey Taft, PNNL

10:45–11:15 a.m.

Framing the Issues

David Sun, Alstom Grid
Paul DeMartini, Newport Consulting

11:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

  • Identifying the Challenges
  • Taking Action
  • Next Steps

Day 2 Agenda

Closing Plenary Session

8–8:15 a.m.

Preview of Department of Energy Grid Integration Strategic Plan Workshop

Kevin Lynn, DOE EERE

8:15–8:30 a.m.

IEA Perspective on Energy Systems Integration

David Elzinga, International Energy Agency

8:30–9:15 a.m.

Reports From Breakout Sessions

9:15–10 a.m.

Discussion and Prioritization of Next Steps

10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Panel Discussion:  What Is an Appropriate Framework for International Collaboration on Energy Systems Integration?

Bryan Hannegan, NREL
Jud Virden, PNNL
Mark McGranaghan, EPRI
Mark O'Malley, University College Dublin