Introduction to the Power Grid [video]
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Mr. Erik Hale will deliver a presentation on the state of the Western Electrical Coordinating Council (WECC) transmission system, commonly known as the Western Interconnect, or simply the Grid. His presentation will start with a look at the components and extent of the WECC system and how it operates on a daily basis. There will be deeper explanations of the function of circuit breakers and transformers which provide the grid’s core functionality. Mr. Hale will conclude with an insider’s perspective on various Smart Grid initiatives; an explanation of micro-grids with a focus on DoD applications; and an exciting look at recent developments in large scale battery energy storage systems and renewable generation.
NPS Defense Energy Seminar, Lecturer Erik Hale