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Tour of Oncor’s Microgrid at Its Technology Demonstration & Education Center

If you’ve wondered how far technology can move our industry to help optimize the grid and reduce outages, come join conference attendees in visiting Oncor’s Technology Demonstration & Education Center (TDEC).

Located about 20 minutes from downtown Dallas, the TDEC shows how distributed generation and energy storage can be maximized to improve reliability and flexibility of operations while enhancing customer experience.

Visitors will learn about, and observe from the control room, an operating 100 acre microgrid with multiple loads and power requirements.  The Oncor microgrid integrates over 100 kW PV solar, a 65 kW microturbine, and 200 kW / 400 kWh of energy storage.

The site’s microgrid control system integrates with traditional utility switchgear and Diesel emergency generation on site to provide operational capability during any grid outage with 660 kW of firm site generation, plus available solar and storage.

You will also experience the Oncor ‘immersion room’ used for general education about the future role of energy storage and microgrids in the utility of the future.

Time on site is about an hour.




Panel Speakers


Travel - Accomodations


Conference  Information


David A. Wetz, Ph.D. email
Wei-Jen Lee, Ph.D. email
Greg Turner, Ph.D. email



Argonne National Lab

Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)


University of Texas at Arlington

Power and Energy Laboratory (PPEL)

Engineering Lab Building, RM 124 501 W. First St.
Arlington, TX 76019


Energy Systems Research Center (ESRC)

Engineering Lab Building, RM 312 501 W. First St.
Arlington, TX 76019



1616 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
Dallas, TX 75202


Contact Information

Supervisor: David Wetz Webmaster: Caroline Storm