CAPER 2020 Spring Meeting – Has Moved To The Fall!


Topic: “Integrated Resource Planning – A Changing Landscape”


March 23rd – 24th, 2020
New Dates: November 10th – 11th, 2020

Hosted By Clemson University
Crowne Plaza Charleston Hotel
4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd.
North Charleston, SC 29418


Update: After closely monitoring COVID-19 updates and due to current travel restrictions that some are facing, CAPER organizers have decided to reschedule the spring tutorial and meeting to November 10th-11th, 2020. We are happy to announce that the current agenda and theme will take place at the same location in Charleston, S.C. Please make sure that your hotel and travel arrangements are revised accordingly.

The IAB proposal meeting will soon take place via web conferencing and representatives/presenters will receive confirmation of the date and time. All registrations will be automatically applied to the new dates so please contact immediately in the event that you are not able to attend and a full refund will be issued. Thank you again for your continued participation and we look forward to seeing you at the fall meeting!


Tuesday, November 10th:

– Tutorial Registration

– Tutorial: Integrated Planning Tools:
Wayne Dias / Siemens
Roger Dugan / EPRI

– Break

– Shuangshuang Jin / Clemson University (GRIDLAB-D For System Planning)

– Panel – Open Q & A

– Lunch – For Tutorial Attendees Only

– General Meeting Registration

– Welcome, Safety, Introductions, Objectives of the Meeting & News – Steve Whisenant / Duke Energy

– Keynote Speaker: “Trends Affecting Integrated Resource Planning: A Perspective from FPL” – Steve Sim / Florida Power & Light

– Session I: Tools and Resources for Integrated Planning – Dr. Johan Enslin / Clemson University
Integrated T&D Modeling – Wayne Dias / Siemens
Regulatory Reform to Support Integrated Planning – Stephen Kalland / NC Clean Energy
Non-Traditional Solutions – Dr. Johan Enslin / Clemson University

– Break

– Session II: CAPER Sponsored Senior Design Project – Final Presentations – Steve Whisenant / Duke Energy
Problem Statement – Aleks Vukojevic / Duke Energy
UNC Charlotte University Team
NC State University Team
Clemson University Team

– Reception

Poster Session – CAPER Projects – Steve Whisenant / Duke Energy


Wednesday, November 11th:

– Registration and Light Breakfast

– Highlights From Day 1 and Objectives For Today – Steve Whisenant / Duke Energy

– Session III: The Future of Integrated Planning
ISOP – Drew Clarke / Duke Energy
Resource Planning in a Deregulated Market – Dr. Johan Enslin / Clemson University
The Role of Storage in Integrated Planning – Will McNamara / Sandia National Laboratories

– Break

– Session IV: CAPER Base Project Updates – Dr. Michael Mazzola / UNC Charlotte University
PD-04: Development and Demonstration for a Power Electronics Assisted Distribution Voltage Regulator – Dr. Tiefu Zhao / UNC Charlotte University
DM-02: Identification and Mitigation of Coordinated Attacks on Distributed Energy Management – Dr. Badrul Chowdhury / UNC Charlotte University
PG-01: Distributed Energy Storage and EV Holding Capacity with Value Proposition Development – Dr. Johan Enslin / Clemson University

– Session V :Young Professionals in Planning – Steve Whisenant / Duke Energy
Cara Chacko / Duke Energy (UNC Charlotte)
Shane Kimble / Dominion Energy (Clemson)
Kat Sico / Duke Energy (NC State)
Sherif Abdelrazek / Duke Energy (UNC Charlotte)

– Lunch

– Session VI: CAPER Enhancement Project Updates – Dr. Michael Mazzola / UNC Charlotte University
EHP-04-PG: Smart Battery Gauge – Dr. Bharat Balagopal / NC State University and Clemson University
EHP-07-PD: Integrated T&D Tool / Dr. David Lubkeman / NC State University, UNC Charlotte University and Clemson University

– Wrap Up – 2020 Projects, Events, Summer Course and Next Meeting
– Adjourn

– Closed Meeting – IAB Members Meeting (All Industry Members and Industry Representatives are invited to attend) – Klaehn Burkes / SRNL and Andrew Clarke / Duke Energy

– 2020 Proposal Presentations – Klaehn Burkes /SRNL

– IAB Proposal Review and Recommendations – Klaehn Burkes / SRNL


Speaker Biographies


Additional agenda information coming soon!


Recommended Hotels:

Crowne Plaza Charleston

Fairfield Inn & Suites Charleston Airport/Convention Center

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel North Charleston

Wingate by Windham Charleston Airport Coliseum


In a great collaboration of effort to provide more content on a broader scale, the CAPER meetings will move to two sessions per year starting in 2019. The meetings will continue to take place each year in the Spring (March) and Fall (November). We look forward to the continuation of exciting and innovative energy discussions of the future!

CAPER | | Contact: Shannon Jenkins / CAPER Administrator