Power System Operation, Planning and Economics (PSOPE) Committee IEEE

Subcommittees

Bulk Power System Planning Subcommittee

Chair: Dr. Joseph Yan, Southern California Edison, Joseph.yan@sce.com

Vice-Chair: Dr. Pengwei Du, ERCOT, Pengwei.Du@ercot.com

Secretary: Dr. Amy Li, Southern California Edison, Amy.Li@sce.com


Scope:

The Bulk Power System Planning Subcommittee disseminates information to the industry on how and what power system planners have to do to ensure the resource adequacy, reliability and resiliency of the interconnected bulk power systems;  and the economics, environmental sustainability and financial soundness of energy resource portfolios,  while facing evolving government regulations and policies (e.g., carbon emission initiatives),  changing business environment, (e.g., renewable and demand-side resources, distributed and centralized resource availability, and asset management) and uncertainties.

This Subcommittee also highlights the long term issues to support this bulk power system planning discipline.  The major focus is on how bulk power systems (i.e., power delivery systems that are at voltage levels higher than the MV distribution systems) are planned. Items of particular interests could include the following:

  • Resource adequacy and fuel diversity
  • Resource integration, including conventional, renewable, storage device,  demand-side, and distributed  resources integration
  • Transmission planning
  • Interconnection planning, including long-term outage coordination
  • Inter-regional and intra-regional planning
  • Long-term demand forecast at the system level or circuit level
  • Renewable resource forecasts in power system planning
  • Gas and electric coordination in power system planning

Working Groups and Task Forces:

  • WG on Conventional & Renewable Energy Supply (Joseph Yan)
  • WG on Transmission System Planning (Mike Henderson/Jim Feltes)
  • WG on Energy Forecasting (Tao Hong, Shu Fan)
  • WG on Assessment of Power System Flexibility (Eamonn Lannoye, Harjeet Johal)
  • WG on Energy Internet (Hongbin Sun)
  • TF on Advanced Methods for Computational Intensive Power System Planning Applications (Rui Bo)