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Staff Meeting
Transmission Research Program Discussion Group

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California Energy Commission staff will conduct a meeting to present research topics performed in the Commission's electric transmission research program.

8:30 a.m.
The Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
(714) 540-2500

Remote Attendance

Web Conferencing - Presentations and audio from the meeting will be broadcast via our WebEx web conferencing system. For details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the Participation through WebEx section at the end of this notice.


The Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Transmission Research Program has selected a sample of its on-going research projects addressing a variety of transmission stakeholder concerns. Researchers for each project will describe the problem addressed, the proposed technology solution, the research approach taken, and the nature of the effort. Each project's progress, accomplishments, remaining work and how these projects are addressing important state goals and objectives will be discussed.

  • Overview of Southern California Edison Smart Grid Initiatives
  • San Diego Gas and Electric Smart Grid Research
  • Intelligent Protection Systems for Transmission Using Synchrophasor Measurements
  • Extreme Event Research
  • Grid Oscillation Detection, Analysis, and Application Developments
  • Wide-Area Energy Storage and Management System for Renewables
  • Fault Analysis in Underground Distribution Cables
  • Demand Response Research Center


During the last decade, changes in electricity markets, regulations and technologies have significantly raised uncertainty for transmission planners, owners, operators, policy makers and regulators. Providing for the transmission of renewable energy is one example of these changes. The goal of this workshop is to review some of the technology developments underway to manage or reduce this growing uncertainty facing the electric transmission community.

The Energy Commission's Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Division supports public interest energy research, development, and demonstration. These RD&D activities include providing contracts and grants for research and development of energy technologies and related scientific activities.

The RD&D Division administers a total of $83.5 million in public interest energy research funds annually - $62.5 million for electricity and $21 million for natural gas.

Within the division the Transmission Research Program performs research projects that have the potential to enhance transmission capabilities.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at []. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media and Public Communications Office, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [].

For technical questions on the subject matter please call Jamie Patterson at (916) 657-4819, or email at [].

Participation through WebEx, the Energy Commission's on-line meeting service

Computer Logon with a Direct Phone Number:

  • Please go to and enter the unique meeting number 926 835 601.
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password TRP@2009.
  • After you login, a prompt will appear on-screen for you to provide your phone number. In the Number box, type your area code and phone number and click OK to receive a call back on your phone for the audio of the meeting. International callers can use the "Country/Region" button to help make their connection.

Computer Logon for Callers with an Extension Phone Number, etc.:

  • Please go to and enter the unique meeting number 926 835 601.
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password TRP@2009.
  • After you login, a prompt will ask for your phone number. CLICK CANCEL.
  • Instead call 1-866-469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada). When prompted, enter the meeting number above and your unique Attendee ID number which is listed in the top left area of your screen after you login. International callers can dial in using the "Show all global call-in numbers" link (also in the top left area).

Telephone Only (No Computer Access):

Call 1-866-469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) and when prompted enter the unique meeting number above. International callers can select their number from

If you have difficulty joining the meeting, please call the WebEx Technical Support number at 1-866-229-3239. Please be aware that the meeting's WebEx audio and on-screen activity may be recorded.

Mail Lists: reti, transmission, research.

Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.