Nexant to Present Smart Grid Webinar Hosted by IEEE Smart Grid

Oct 15, 2015

Smart grid expert Josh Schellenberg to present overview of customer reliability benefits to support smart grid investment

SAN FRANCISCO – October 15, 2015 Nexant Principal Josh Schellenberg will review current practices for measuring customer interruption costs and incorporating them into reliability and resiliency planning during an upcoming webinar, Using Customer Reliability Benefits to Support Business Cases for Smart Grid Investments, hosted by IEEE Smart Grid.

This IEEE Smart Grid webinar, part of a series on varying aspects of grid modernization globally, will summarize two distribution automation case studies and include an example from the Interruption Cost Estimate (ICE) Calculator, a publicly available online tool developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Nexant.

The complimentary, one-hour webinar will take place from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on October 15, 2015. To register, click here.

Schellenberg, Principal at Nexant, is a recognized expert in estimating customer interruption costs and incorporating customer benefits into utility reliability planning. Schellenberg has designed, managed and analyzed multiple interruption cost surveys for large North American utilities, the results of which have informed key regulatory proceedings. For a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study on the value of service reliability, he estimated an econometric model of power interruption costs for residential and C&I customers across the U.S. Schellenberg took the lead on building this econometric model into the Interruption Cost Estimate (ICE) Calculator, a DOE-sponsored online tool that utilities use to assess the value associated with reliability investments.

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