Chris Root

Chris Root

Vermont Electric Power Company (Velco)

Biography:

Mr. Root is Chief Operating Officer at Vermont Electric Power, Inc (Velco).  He previously served as Senior Vice President of Network Strategy at National Grid.  Mr. Root holds a masters in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Northeastern University.  He completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard University Graduate School of Business and has authored, co-authored and presented papers at various forums. 

 

Abstract:

Integration of high level of renewables in the T&D System- A Vermont Experience

This paper will discuss the Vermont T&D experiences with over 50% of peak load from wind and solar sources along with distributed storage.   This paper will show how a Northeastern state can have high integration levels and some of the issues associated with them.