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Seattle IAS October 2021 – SnoPud Microgrid
October 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Snohomish PUD Microgrid We hoped to be in person, but we will stick to virtual for the October meeting. Try the link below for the meeting via Teams. Should you want an official Outlook invitation, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_Y2Y0OTBlYTItNDU4YS00NGNhLWE1MTUtZWY1NWIzZThjZWU0%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22b2bb3e9e-ff66-4c92-b327-063498753a29%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%220d5ffa6f-c73e-4525-a812-ce692af30440%22%7d) Topic: In October of 2018, we had a meeting where we discussed the proposed microgrid from Snohomish PUD. This has moved forward, so we get an update! Snohomish County PUD worked with Burns & McDonnel, Hitachi-ABB Powergrids and Mitsubishi Electric to design and build a microgrid near the Arlington, WA Airport. Despite multiple delays due to covid the project is on track for completion by end of 2021. This presentation will discuss the lessons learned and challenges of building a microgrid during a pandemic. The purpose of the Arlington microgrid is to demonstrate the multiple uses of battery energy storage with a focus on disaster recovery and renewable energy integration. The microgrid is also exploring the use of V2G (Vehicle to Grid) capable charging stations to experiment with using electric fleet vehicles to support the microgrid as just another form of energy storage. The project will look at the technical and financial challenges and reports will be completed to detail the economics of microgrids, battery storage and solar on the northwest grid. Presenter: Our speaker is Scott Gibson who is a Principal Engineer with Snohomish County PUD in the Generation Department. Scott is a graduate from the University of Wyoming where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987. After graduation, Scott worked for Boeing, designing electrical power systems for airplanes, in addition to an engineering firm where he designed electrical systems for commercial buildings. In 2000, Scott joined Snohomish County PUD and started in the Power Quality and Energy Efficiency group, then moved to Distribution and finally to the Generation Department, where he’s been for seven years. Scott is now the Principal Engineer on all new electrical generation projects. Scott worked on the development of a Tidal Generation Project, is helping to design and construct two new “run of the river” Hydroelectric Projects and will now get to be the Project Manager for the PUD’s new Microgrid. https://www.snopud.com/reliability/ar-microgrid.ashx?p=3326 Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/286202