GRID - WG Draft Agenda for 7-10-2019 Mtg

Carmen Best

Hi Everyone - 

Thank you or putting forward four awesome and daunting issues on GRID GitHub.

I have been waffling on setting up voting on priorities like we did in CalTRACK, because a.) these issues were intended to help define scope; b.) each one could probably provide enough material for a PhD thesis!  CalTRACK has a different maturity that means they are dealing with pretty discrete issues at this time.

I think it’s worth our while to take the time to develop a common understanding of our use case for GRID to put these issues on a testing trajectory that will be manageable and meaningful. Elliot's issue hones in on this point, and each of the other issues called out some line of "whatever we mean by net grid impacts and claimable savings"; suggesting we need a little more work in that area.  

Therefore, I propose our agenda for Wednesdays meeting focus on hearing from some of the members that are dealing with "net grid impacts and claimable savings" directly. I am waiting to hear back from a few of the meter/based P4P program administrators in the group to share: 

  • What does net grid impacts and claimable savings mean in their program/pilot? (or is it even relevant?) 

  • Why is it important (and to whom is it important)? (or why is it NOT important?) 

  • How are they isolating the differences from CalTRACK outputs? (i.e. how are they linked?)

  • What are approaches or requirements have emerged that are addressing some of the key issues we've identified? (e.g. persistence factor treated with weighted measure EUL; deemed net to gross ratio, remove participants with NRE instead of adjusting, etc.) 

I think this will give us all a better sense of where we're starting - our baseline in a sense.  Then we can focus on specific topics for literature review establishing more background as our homework and start breaking these issues down in relation to how they’re being treated now. Taking a lesson from the CalTRACK experience, we were most productive when we can focus on a specific problem, issue, and had a time/place where it was expected to be put into practice - hoping to do the same here.

Open to modifications for this agenda, let me know if you have changes.  


Carmen Best

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GRID Working Group Chair

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