Transmission-Planning Research and Development Scoping Project

TitleTransmission-Planning Research and Development Scoping Project
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsJoseph H Eto, Bernard Lesieutre, Steven E Widergren
Series TitlePublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program
Date Published07/2004
TypeCalifornia Energy Commission (CEC)
Keywordsconsortium for electric reliability technology solutions (certs), transmission planning, transmission policy

The objective of this Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) scoping project is to identify options for public-interest research and development (R&D) to improve transmission-planning tools, techniques, and methods. The information presented was gathered through a review of current California utility, California Independent System Operator (ISO), and related western states electricity transmission-planning activities and emerging needs. This report presents the project team's findings organized under six topic areas and identifies 17 distinct R&D activities to improve transmission-planning in California and the West. The findings in this report are intended for use, along with other materials, by PIER staff, to facilitate discussions with stakeholders that will ultimately lead to development of a portfolio of transmission-planning R&D activities for the PIER program.

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