Consultant
Gerrit De Moor

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Gerrit De Moor

Gerrit contributes to the development of E3’s proprietary tools for production simulation, capacity expansion planning, and reliability modeling, and he uses them to help clients solve challenges such as how to value grid-scale storage technologies, optimally integrate renewable generation into utility systems, and quantify the benefits of participating in the Western Energy Imbalance Market. Gerrit was a principal analyst on an E3 study for the California ISO showing that its expansion to include more Western utilities would lower the cost of achieving the state’s goal to get 50 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2030.

Gerrit, a native of Belgium, joined E3 in 2015 because of its key role in developing solutions to expand the use of renewable energy in the West. He hopes that his work will have some influence on how we build a more resilient, decarbonized, and efficient grid in the most cost-effective way.

Education: MS, civil and environmental engineering, Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University; MS, bioscience engineering, catalytic and environmental technology, and BS, bioscience engineering, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Projects

Flexibility assessment for wind integration | Portland General Electric, 2014–15

After Oregon set renewable portfolio standard (RPS) goals of 25 percent by 2015 and 50 percent by 2040, Portland General Electric (PGE) turned to E3 to study the flexible generation capacity necessary to meet wind integration needs. Our studies considered the variability, uncertainty, and timing of renewable energy output, and we considered alternative resources such as flexible combined cycle gas turbine plants, frame and aero-derivative combustion turbines, reciprocating engines, and energy storage. Our analysis informed the resource procurement strategy in PGE’s 2016 integrated resource plan. The studies found that PGE’s need for within-hour operational flexibility is not a significant driver of the value or need for new gas resources, even at a 50 percent RPS.

Assessing benefits and challenges of the Western EIM

he grid in the western U.S. is a patchwork of 38 balancing authorities. Each balances its loads and resources independently, exchanging energy through bilateral trades. This inefficient system is being strained with the growing presence of variable resources such as wind and solar. In 2011, the Western Electric Coordinating Council (WECC) engaged E3 to quantify […]


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