Greening the Grid Training Materials
Greening the Grid offers in-person trainings and webinars on a variety of topics.
Greening the Grid, in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center, hosted this webinar, which provides a general introduction to the challenges associated with integrating significant quantities of variable renewable energy to the grid and the emerging solutions that policymakers, regulators and grid operators have taken to integrate wind and solar and meet renewable energy targets. For a written transcript of the webinar, click here.
Greening the Grid, in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center, hosted this webinar, which addresses several fundamental questions, including the following: 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? It includes several case studies to highlight examples and lessons learned from existing grid integration study efforts. For a written transcript of the webinar, click here.
In many countries, integrating significant renewable energy to the grid requires new transmission to access the best wind and solar resources and accommodate generation from large projects. The renewable energy zone (REZ) approach provides a policy framework for planning new transmission to encourage utility-scale renewable energy development in areas that have the highest likelihood of being cost-effective. This webinar, hosted in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center, introduces the REZ approach, including the value of REZ to a power system, crucial components of the REZ process, technical approach to defining REZs using geospatial analysis, and case studies to highlight examples and key lessons for implementing REZ in other parts of the world. For a written transcript of the webinar, click here.
This webinar, hosted in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center, introduces the considerations associated with advancing the use of wind and solar forecasts to more efficiently integrate variable renewable energy into the grid. Discussion topics include: how wind and solar forecasting enhance power system operations; how wind and solar forecasts are produced; approaches to structuring forecasting programs and the collection of necessary data; and policy and other actions to support forecasting. For a written transcript of the webinar, click here.
This five-minute animated video illustrates how cooperation between power systems can facilitate the integration of variable renewable energy (VRE) to the grid.
This webinar, hosted in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center, provides an overview of the value of large balancing areas and fast system operations for cost-effectively integrating high penetrations of wind and solar on the grid. Speakers discussed different pathways, along with implementation considerations and examples for each, for enhancing the size and speed of grid operations for efficient variable renewable integration. For a written transcript of the webinar, click here.
This webinar, hosted in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center, reviews the key technical and economic challenges related to distributed, grid-connected solar photovoltaic (DGPV) integration, and presents a discussion of how DGPV is shaping the planning, operation, regulation and even conceptualization the power system. For a written transcript of the webinar, click here.
The following PowerPoint presentations are associated with the webinars of the same name (please refer to Videos and Recorded Webinars list above):
- Integrating Variable Renewable Energy to the Grid: Key Issues and Emerging Solutions
- Best Practices in Conducting Grid Integration Studies
- Implementing Renewable Energy Zones for Integrated Transmission and Generation Planning
- An Introduction to Wind and Solar Power Forecasting
- Big, Fast, and Flexible: Grid Operations for Efficient Variable Renewable Energy Integration
- Distributed Solar on the Grid: Key Opportunities and Challenges