Dede Subakti, Vice President of System Operations for California ISO, will present a seminar on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Rekhi Hall Room 217. The seminar will provide an overview of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO’s) energy and ancillary services markets and the integration of large-scale energy storage in California. The seminar is sponsored by the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) and the Michigan Tech Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
The California ISO (Independent System Operator) manages the flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines of the grid serving 80 percent of California and a small part of Nevada. It is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that keeps power moving to homes and communities. It is the only independent grid operator in the western U.S.
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This seminar will provide an overview of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO’s) energy and ancillary services markets and the integration of large-scale energy storage in California. The talk will conclude by summarizing California’s operational experience in operating the electric grid with high penetration of energy storage, as well as a projection of future growth of storage in California.
Dede Subakti joined the California ISO in 2010, serving first as manager for operations planning. In 2012, he was promoted to his current position as director of operations for engineering services, in which he is responsible for operational engineering and support functions, including resource adequacy assessments, seasonal operating and outage coordination studies, and operating and reliability analyses.
He also supports the onboarding and day-to-day operations engineering for the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), and RC West, the ISO’s reliability coordinator function for balancing authorities and transmission operators in the Western Interconnection.
Prior to joining the ISO, Subakti worked with OATI, Inc., a global energy solutions and software company, managing project development for various transmission system applications for transmission service providers in both the Western and Eastern Interconnections. Before that, he served as Manager of Regional Operations Engineering at the Midwest ISO (now Midcontinent ISO) where he managed real-time operations engineers providing control room operations support. Subakti also has worked with representatives of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) to develop reliability standards and support the operation of the Western Interconnection.
He is a licensed professional engineer in Minnesota and a certified NERC System Operator. Subakti received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University, with an emphasis in power systems. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University.