DSO 101 – Designing and Comparing DSO Models

Presented by Lorenzo Kristov at the August 2022 GWAC Meeting

Applying Grid Architecture in a State Regulatory Proceeding

The California PUC has opened a rulemaking (R.21-06-017) to compare alternative Distribution System Operator (DSO) models based on their effectiveness in “preparing the grid to accommodate what is expected to be a high DER future and capture as much value as possible from DERs as well as mitigate any unintended negative impacts.” GWAC member Dr. Lorenzo Kristov prepared a “DSO 101” session using Grid Architecture principles and presented it to the 200 participants at an August 23 CPUC workshop to kick off the DSO investigation.

Download Dr. Kristov’s presentation here (PDF 17 MB)