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ESIG is pleased to announce its premier industry event, the 2022 Meteorology & Market Design for Grid Services Workshop (formerly known as the ESIG Forecasting Workshop).

This year’s event will be held at The Curtis Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

In addition to this workshop, we’ll also be hosting a simultaneous event, Special Topic Workshop: Grid-Forming IBRs, at the host hotel. Your paid registration for the Meteorology and Market Design for Grid Services Workshop will also give you access to the Special Topic Workshop: Grid-Forming IBRs.

**If you are considering attending either workshop, we strongly encourage you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible, as we expect our room block to fill fast. You can always cancel your reservation with the hotel up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled arrival without penalty.**

COVID Safety & Policy
ESIG leadership has decided that all participants of the workshop will be required to be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination will be required during online registration.

Masks will be optional for participants during the event. For additional explanation of these policies along with other measures being taken to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our attendees, please click here.

Event Schedule

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Check out the full list of interactive and educational sessions we have planned for this year's event.

Monday, June 6

NREL Flatirons Campus Tour (12:45 - 5:00 p.m.)

The tour will include the ARIES grid simulation facility along with basic overviews of the wind turbines, PV arrays, CoMet (blade manufacturing), structural testing, dynamometers, the controllable grid interface and integrated energy systems. There are only 20 spots available for this tour. If you are interested, please register immediately. Also, any foreign nationals interested in attending, should contact Ryan Willis (ryan@esig.energy) by Thursday, May 5.

Registration for the tour closes Friday, May 20.

The cost per attendee is $75.

  • 12:45 p.m. - Meet in lobby of Curtis Hotel to board bus
  • 1:00 p.m. - Depart Curtis Hotel for NREL Flatirons Campus
  • 2:00 p.m. – Begin NREL Flatirons Campus Tour
  • 4:00 p.m. – Depart NREL Flatirons Campus for Curtis Hotel
  • 5:00 p.m. – Arrival at Curtis Hotel

Tuesday, June 7
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tutorial: Forecasting for Energy and Ancillary Service Markets: Role of Storage, Hybrids and DER in an Uncertain Environment
*Please note: the Tutorial requires a separate registration

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Session 1: Introduction and Opening Plenary: The Increasing Ubiquity of VRE Forecasting

3:15 – 5:15 p.m. Session 2: Solar and Wind Forecasting R&D Advances

  • 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Session 2A
  • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Session 2B

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Joint Networking Reception (both workshops)

Wednesday, June 8
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session 3: Integration of Probabilistic Forecasts into the EMS and MMS – Status and Prospects

10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session 4: Dynamic Reserve Applications Panel Discussion 

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Session 5: Impacts of Climate Change

3:15 – 5:00 p.m. Session 6: Extreme Weather Conditions

Thursday, June 9
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session 7: High VRE Futures – How Are Markets Evolving?

10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session 8: Closing Plenary – Taking Stock: Where are We and What Lies Ahead

Student Attendance/Registration

Students are invited to attend the Meteorology & Market Design for Grid Services Workshop at no cost. We have a limited number of complimentary registrations available for current students. If interested please email Ryan Willis at ryan@esig.energy to inquire about this opportunity.

Event Registration

Below you will find a breakdown of registration costs for the Denver meeting. Early Bird pricing will be available until May 6, 2022.


The Curtis Hotel

We’re excited to stay at The Curtis Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Denver. The Curtis Hotel is a unique and fun boutique hotel within walking distance of the 16th Street Mall and much more.

The special ESIG room rate is $199 per night. The deadline to make your reservation is May 6, 2022.

Click here to make your hotel reservation.

**We encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible, as we expect our room block to fill fast. If you are considering attending, we strongly encourage you to make your reservation. You can always cancel your reservation with the hotel up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled arrival without penalty.**

Please Note: We have a limited amount of rooms available at the government per diem rate. If you need a room at this rate, please contact Ryan Willis at ryan@esig.energy to make arrangements.

Workshop Sponsors


If your business is interested in sponsoring a portion of the Denver event and being highlighted in front of a number of the industry’s top companies and leaders, click here to learn how you can become a sponsor.


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