USAID, in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Clean Energy Solutions Center, is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on Best Practices in Conducting Grid Integration Studies. This webinar is part of the recently launched GreeningTheGrid.org<http://greeningthegrid.org> toolkit, a USAID and NREL collaboration designed to support countries in integrating renewable energy into the power system.
Greening the Grid-Best Practices in Conducting Grid Integration Studies
As countries around the world establish ambitious renewable energy targets, power system planners will increasingly need to evaluate and manage the impact of significant generation from wind and solar on system operations. A grid integration study is an analytical framework for evaluating a power system with high levels of variable renewable energy. By simulating the operation of a power system under different future scenarios, a grid integration study informs stakeholders on the ability and needs of a power system to accommodate significant wind and solar generation. Experience demonstrates that when power system operators are able to evaluate the requirements of power systems with high VRE, they have been willing to innovate new approaches to meeting and even exceeding renewable energy targets.
This webinar will address several fundamental questions, including:
* Why conduct a grid integration study?
* What types of questions can a grid integration study address?
* What are best practices for engaging key stakeholders in grid integration studies?
* What kinds of analysis and data are involved in a grid integration study?
The webinar will also include several case studies to highlight examples and lessons learned from grid integration studies that have been undertaken globally.
The presentations will be followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.