The California Rule 21 Market Opportunity for Executives

Date:

Thursday, January 24, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location:

UC San Diego Extension, University City
6256 Greenwich Dr
1st Floor, Grand Hall
San Diego, CA 92122

Course Description/Goals:

This in-person workshop hosted by the SunSpec Alliance provides distributed energy business executives, entrepreneurs, and others looking to enter the industry with foundational understanding of the California Rule 21 opportunity. Topics will include distributed energy market dynamics; market sizing, business models, and competitive barriers; technical details regarding Distributed Energy Resource (DER) data communication and functional requirements; and considerations about how to deploy DER networks in California and across the US. Distributed energy companies can be confident that those holding this certificate of completion possess this highly sought after expertise.

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Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course participants will walk away with a clear understanding of distributed energy market dynamics; market sizing, business models, and competitive barriers; technical details regarding Distributed Energy Resource (DER) data communication and functional requirements; and considerations about how to deploy DER networks in California and across the US.

Instructor:

Tom Tansy, Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance

Course Structure:

This course is broken down into four (4) topical modules.

Module 1: CA Rule 21 Market Opportunity: U.S. Distributed Energy Resources (DER) market dynamics

  • Utility grid-tied market
  • Wholesale market
  • Relevant regulations
  • DER functional requirements
  • Autonomous functions
  • Interactive functions
  • Telemetry, scheduling and oversight
  • Current and anticipated value streams

Module 2: CA Rule 21 Market Opportunity: market segments, business models, competitive barriers

  • The CA Rule 21 interconnection regulation
  • Market segments and business models
  • Technical requirements: Common Smart Inverter Profile & IEEE 2030.5
  • Barriers and openings

Module 3: CA Rule 21 Market Opportunity: integrating IEEE 2030.5 protocols into DER products

  • Product types
  • Design considerations
  • Client-oriented features
  • Server-oriented features
  • Security features
  • Human factors
  • Available commercial and open source technologies
  • Tool choices
  • Testing and certification

Module 4: CA Rule 21 Market Opportunity: profitably deploying and managing DER networks

  • Aggregated vs. direct connect: who, what, when, why, how?
  • Installation considerations
  • Commissioning considerations
  • Operations considerations
  • Cybersecurity considerations
  • Supply chain considerations
  • Training considerations

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For any questions related to the Rule 21 training email Dylan@SunSpec.org.

Multiple employees need to enroll? Contact education@sunspec.org to discuss member and bulk enrollment discounts!