Data and Information Access & Alignment (DIAA) Working Group Community Page 2019-06-14T19:28:05+00:00


Data and Information Access and Alignment (DIAA) Working Group Community Page


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Working Group Purpose

The Data and Information Access and Alignment (DIAA) Working Group will address measurable objectives of the MEDSIS Vision Statement with the Working Group process to develop an informed process for the Commission to make regulatory decisions. The Group will utilize the U.S. Department of Energy Grid Modernization Strategy roadmap to inform the overall MEDSIS Working Group process. This framework and roadmap will be the connective tissue that keeps the various MEDSIS Working Groups aligned and working toward a common goal. As part of the final deliverable, the Group will develop a coordination plan outlining the sequence and timing of policy recommendations coming out of each MEDSIS Working Group. The Group will also track and monitor interrelated cases and other sustainability initiatives in the District and how they relate to the MEDSIS Working Group process.

The Group will also function to coordinate data and information accessibility in the MEDSIS Working Group process. Under this function, the Group will identify, at a high level, system level data needs for distributed energy resources (DER) integration purposes and coordinate data and information between each of the MEDSIS Working Groups.

Key Questions to Address

Grid Modernization Strategy and Common Framework

  • What are the guiding principles and measurable objectives for developing a common framework for a modernized energy delivery system with increased sustainability in the District?
  • How do the grid modernization strategy and common framework support the development of pilot projects?
  • How should the policy recommendations out of each MEDSIS Working Group be prioritized and sequenced?
  • How do the grid modernization strategy and common framework relate to ongoing cases before the Commission and can this inform future Commission decision making?

Data and Information Availability and Accessibility

  • What types of data (and at what level of granularity) must be provided to stakeholders to achieve the MEDSIS vision? Who will have access to each type?
  • What delivery system data is available and how can it be packaged for stakeholders to utilize to further the MEDSIS vision?
  • What customer data is available and how can it be packaged, anonymized and/or aggregated to utilize in order to further the MEDSIS vision?
  • How will customer protection, privacy, and security be ensured? (i.e. critical infrastructure and/or personally identifiable information)
  • What additional system-level data is needed that isn’t already available? For what purpose? At what cost?
Working Group Name Date Time (eastern) Agenda Meeting Minutes Mtg. Location
WG1: Data and Info Access and Alignment 8/20/18 1-4PM WG1_Mtg1 WG1_Mtg1 Commission Hearing Room
WG1: Data and Info Access and Alignment 9/21/18 1-4PM WG1_Mtg2 WG1_Mtg2 Commission Hearing Room
WG1: Data and Info Access and Alignment 10/24/18 9-12PM WG1_Mtg3 WG1_Mtg3 Commission Hearing Room
WG1: Data and Info Access and Alignment 11/16/18 1-4PM WG1_Mtg4 WG1_Mtg 4 Commission Hearing Room
WG1: Data and Info Access and Alignment 1/17/19 1-4PM WG1_Mtg5 WG1_Mtg5 Commission Hearing Room
WG1: Data and Info Access and Alignment 3/21/19 1-4PM WG1_Mtg6 WG1_Mtg6 Commission Hearing Room
MEDSIS Report Workshop Day 1 4/25/19 9:30-4:30PM Joint Mtg Agenda Joint Mtg Day 1 Commission Hearing Room
MEDSIS Report Workshop Day 2 4/26/19 9:30-4:30PM Joint Mtg Agenda Joint Mtg Day 2 Commission Hearing Room
WG1: Data and Info Access and Alignment 5/16/19 1-4PM WG1_Mtg7 WG1_Mtg7 Commission Hearing Room

WG1: Data and Information Access and Alignment

Working Group Charter

Version 1.1 – Sep 27, 2018

1.0 PURPOSE AND SCOPE

The primary function of the Data and Information Access and Alignment (DIAA) working group (the “Group”) is to assist the District of Columbia Public Service Commission (the “Commission”) in fulfillment of its MEDSIS Vision Statement.  This Charter shall govern the composition, leadership, responsibilities, and duties of this Group.

The Scope/ Description of the Microgrids Working Group is as follows:

The Data and Information Access and Alignment (DIAA) Working Group will address measurable objectives of the MEDSIS Vision Statement with the Working Group process to develop an informed process for the Commission to make regulatory decisions.  The Group will utilize the U.S. Department of Energy Grid Modernization Strategy roadmap to inform the overall MEDSIS Working Group process. This framework and roadmap will be the connective tissue that keeps the various MEDSIS Working Groups aligned and working toward a common goal.  As part of the final deliverable, the Group will develop a coordination plan outlining the sequence and timing of policy recommendations coming out of each MEDSIS Working Group. The Group will also track and monitor interrelated cases and other sustainability initiatives in the District and how they relate to the MEDSIS Working Group process.

The Group will also function to coordinate data and information accessibility in the MEDSIS Working Group process.  Under this function, the Group will identify, at a high level, system level data needs for distributed energy resources (DER) integration purposes and coordinate data and information between each of the MEDSIS Working Groups.

2.0 COMPOSITION

The Working Group shall be comprised of interested parties, stakeholders, and participants of the MEDSIS Initiative.  The Group is open to any member of the public who would like to participate and accepts registrants on a rolling basis. Participants are required to first register on the MEDSIS Working Group Portal at dcgridmod.com in order to get access to relevant materials and meeting notices.

The Group’s meetings and activities will be facilitated by SEPA Power (“Consultant”).

3.0 TERM AND SCHEDULE

The Group shall be convened from August 2018 – May 2019.    Working Group meetings will meet in August, September, and October and during every other month thereafter.  The actual schedule for each Working Group meeting is published on the dcgridmod.com website.

4.0 RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

By participating in the MEDSIS Working Group process, Group members agree to attend Group meetings, either in person or remotely.  Group members agree to offer their perspectives and input during meetings and to respectfully consider and evaluate the input of other Group members.  The Group will collectively review interim and final work products, when requested by Consultant, in accordance with the agreed upon schedule for completing those reviews.

The Group may also identify key resources that are needed to execute its tasks, including but not limited to volunteer resources from its members and any additional paid technical resources requested along with ideas to cover the cost.

The Group shall produce the deliverables identified in Section 7.0.

The Group shall maintain a posting of its draft work products for Group member use only on the MEDSIS Working Group Workspace https://members.sgip.org/higherlogic/ws/groups/MEDSIS_WG-5.  All interim or draft documents developed by the Group as well as all relevant stakeholder correspondence will be captured on this Workspace.

The Group shall maintain a posting of its finalized agendas, meeting minutes, interim and final deliverables on the MEDSIS Working Group Portal which will be accessible for all members of the public at dcgridmod.com.

5.0 KEY QUESTIONS TO ADDRESS

The Working Group will attempt to answer key questions that, if answered,  would allow the Group to develop a MEDSIS roadmap for a sustainable energy delivery system in the District and to make recommendations to the Commission regarding delivery system and customer-level data that are consistent with the MEDSIS vision.  

Therefore the Key Questions the Group will attempt to answer are as follows:

Grid Modernization Strategy and Common Framework

  • What are the guiding principles and measurable objectives for developing a common framework for a modernized energy delivery system with increased sustainability in the District?
  • How do the grid modernization strategy and common framework support the development of pilot projects?
  • How should the policy recommendations out of each MEDSIS Working Group be prioritized and sequenced?
  • How do the grid modernization strategy and common framework relate to ongoing cases before the Commission and can this inform future Commission decision making?

Data and Information Availability and Accessibility

  • What types of data (and at what level of granularity) must be provided to stakeholders to achieve the MEDSIS vision? Who will have access to each type?
  • What delivery system data is available and how can it be packaged for stakeholders to utilize to further the MEDSIS vision?
  • What customer data is available and how can it be packaged, anonymized and/or aggregated to utilize in order to further the MEDSIS vision?
  • How will customer protection, privacy, and security be ensured? (i.e. critical infrastructure and/or personally identifiable information)
  • What additional system-level data is needed that isn’t already available? For what purpose? At what cost?

6.0 Desired Outcomes

Upon conclusion of the Working Group activities in May 2019, the Group will submit a report to the Commission outlining its development of the MEDSIS Grid Modernization Strategy and Common Framework and recommendations on how data and information availability and accessibility can occur in the District in a manner that is consistent with the MEDSIS vision.  

The Group’s Desired Outcomes from the Working Group process are:

Grid Modernization Strategy and Common Framework

  • Identify the guiding principles and measurable objectives for charting out a common framework for a modernized energy delivery system in the District.
  • Coordinate grid modernization strategy and framework with all MEDSIS Working Groups.
  • Align strategy and framework with existing environmental, energy and climate change policy in the District.
  • Track ongoing cases before the Commission and provide recommendations to inform future Commission decision making.

Data and Information Availability and Accessibility

  • Identify the types of delivery systems and customer data that must be provided to stakeholders to evolve the energy delivery system of the future.
  • Package and catalog delivery system and customer data to the stakeholder to further the MEDSIS vision.
  • Inform all MEDSIS Working Groups on data accessibility and availability progress of this Group.
  • Identify additional system-level data needed by each stakeholder to increase DER integration, outlining the purpose of obtaining the data as well as the cost and security implications.

7.0 DELIVERABLES

The primary deliverable from the Group will be a final Working Group report to the Commission.  The report will include the MEDSIS roadmap for a sustainable energy delivery system in the District and recommendations to the Commission regarding delivery system and customer-level data that are consistent with the MEDSIS vision.  This report will be delivered to the Commission by the end of May 2019.

The Working Group Consultant shall develop and publish agendas prior to each Working Group meeting as well as meeting minutes after every meeting.  Additional artifacts, documents, presentations, reports, etc. as deemed relevant for the Group to complete its tasks may be produced by Consultant or Group members as mutually agreed upon by the Group members.  

The final versions of all deliverables will be posted on the MEDSIS Working Group Portal at dcgridmod.com once approved by the Group members.

  • Advanced Energy Group
  • Anbaric
  • Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington
  • Bidgely
  • ConnectDER
  • DC Climate Action
  • DC Office of People’s Counsel
  • DC SUN
  • DC Water and Sewer Authority
  • DC Sustainable Energy Utility
  • DER Consulting
  • District Solar
  • DC Department of Energy and Environment
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • Enel-X
  • Energy Forward, LLC
  • Energy Scalable
  • EQ Research
  • Exelon Utilities
  • Greentel Group
  • Grid Unity
  • Grid2.0
  • ICF
  • Landis+Gyr
  • MKA Cyber
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
  • Opus One Solutions
  • PA Consulting Group
  • Pepco Holdings Inc
  • PJM Interconnection, LLC
  • Plugged In Strategies
  • PXiSE
  • Revilo Hill Associates
  • Siemens
  • SunRun
  • USGBC- PEER
  • VEIC
  • Wedgemere Group / USGBC
  • WGL Energy

Please email DCMEDSIS@sepapower.org or inquire here with any comments or questions