Archive: ICA and LNBA Working Group

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued an Assigned Ruling on May 2nd 2016 (click here for full ruling) that established the Locational Net Benefit Analysis (LNBA) and Integrated Capacity Analysis (ICA) Working Groups to monitor and provide consultation to the Independently Owned Utilities (IOUs) on the execution of Demonstration Projects A and B as defined in the Distribution Resource Plans. This website hosts all working group materials, presentations, meeting notices and draft reports for the LNBA and ICA Working Groups.  The Working Groups are managed by the IOU’s and facilitated by More Than Smart.  Ultimate Oversight of the Working Groups is provided by the CPUC Energy Division.

The Working Group met from May 2016 – March 2017 to review and make recommendations to both the short-term Demo A and Demo B projects, as well as make recommendations for long-term methodology refinement of both ICA and LNBA. The work products from those discussions are archived here.

Past Meetings and Deadlines

March 9: Final ICA webinar before WG report submission: 9am-1pm

March 2: Final LNBA webinar before WG report submission: 9am-1pm

February 27: LNBA follow up webinar on future use principles: 10:00am-11:00am

February 27: ICA follow up webinar on IOU cost estimates: 11:30am-1:00 pm

February 14: ICA follow-up webinar: 9am-1pm
webinar registration

January 11: LNBA webinar (presentation of tool and discussion of planning use case): 1pm-3pm

January 6: ICA and LNBA meetings: 9am-4pm

December 13: ICA & LNBA WG webinars

November 16th: LNBA webinar (9am-12:30pm)

November 18th: ICA meeting (9am-4pm)

October 27th: LNBA webinar on deferability criteria: 12:30pm-2:30pm

  • Stakeholder comments:

 October 17th: ICA: 9am-4pm

Additional references: CEC interim report on Dynamic Load Flow Studies of Distribution Feeds in the San Joaquin Valley Region

October 19th: LNBA:  9am-12:30pm

September 30:  9:00AM-4:00 PM

September 30th: IOUs filed their ICA interim demonstration A reports to the CPUC:

August 31st:  9:00AM-4:15 PM

July 25th/26th:  In person meetings of the ICA and LNBA Working Groups to discuss stakeholder comments on IOU demo implementation plans.

July 5th2:00-4:00pm (conference call) – This call was used to 1) discuss the IOU’s ICA and LNBA submissions to the CPUC 2) continue addressing WG topics as outlined in the ACR, and 3) to follow up on continuing agenda items from the last workshop.

June 16th:  IOUs submitted their ICA & LNBA Demonstration Plans to the CPUC:

June 9th: 9:00-3:30: This meeting allowed stakeholders a final opportunity to discuss both the ICA and LNBA analysis with IOU representatives responsible for submitting their plans to the CPUC by June 16th, 2016.

June 1: 9:00-3:00 PM: This meeting allowed stakeholders an opportunity to discuss both the ICA and LNBA analysis with IOU representatives responsible for submitting their plans to the CPUC by June 15th, 2016.

May 18th: 10:30-12:00 PM (webinar) –  This meeting had SDG&E and SCE seeking input to address two specific aspects of the May 2nd CPUC ruling relating to the ICA: (1) the use of abstraction analysis or power flow analysis, and (2) the level of granularity desired.

May 12th: 1:30-3:00 PM (webinar) – Opening meeting for the LNBA and ICA Working Group


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