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Nov 19, 2020 · News Item

New Resource - Distributed Solar Utility Tariff and Revenue Impact Analysis: A Guidebook for International Practitioners

This guidebook provides a methodological approach for quantifying the net financial impact of DPV on utilities and ratepayers. The approach for calculating net revenue losses can be applied in nearly any utility jurisdiction, regardless of institutional arrangements, business models, or regulatory paradigms.

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Oct 25, 2020 · News Item

Webinar - Women's Clean Energy Wednesday: International Spotlight on Rwanda

This inaugural Women's Clean Energy Wednesday webinar, co-hosted with the US Government's Power Africa initiative, is spotlighting Rwanda because there are few places in the world where the challenge of providing access to energy is as great, and where women play such a key leadership role in ensuring that these challenges are overcome. This webinar was held on October 21, 8-9am EDT.

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Oct 25, 2020 · News Item

New Resource - Preparing Distribution Utilities for Utility Scale Storage and Electric Vehicles

This NREL-produced report discusses the implications of increases in distributed energy resources, battery energy storage systems, and electric vehicles in India in the coming years. These emerging technologies can pose challenges to distribution utilities, forcing overhauls in planning and operational practices if not properly integrated.

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Oct 07, 2020 · News Item

New Resource - Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment: Tariff Design Support to the Lao PDR

This presentation explores how to develop electricity tariffs that support electric vehicle (EV) deployment in the Lao PDR.

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Oct 07, 2020 · News Item

New Resource - Technical Evaluation of Battery Electric Bus Potential in Mexico City and Leon, Mexico

This report examines the potential for transit bus electrification in Mexico City and León, Mexico, using modeling to identify opportunities for the technology to be deployed.

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Sep 15, 2020 · News Item

Webinar - " India Modeling Spotlight: PRAS"

Please watch the lastest webinar in the India Modeling Spotlight series presented on Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. IST, 6:30 a.m. MDT.

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Aug 25, 2020 · News Item

Webinar - "Exploring Emerging Trends and Technologies in Distributed Energy Resources"

Register for the lastest Asia EDGE Power Sector Learning Series on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:00 am Bangkok Time (Bangkok, GMT+07:00), Monday, August 31, 2020 8:00 pm Mountain Daylight Time (Denver, GMT-06:00), and Monday, August 31, 2020 10:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

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Aug 20, 2020 · News Item

The Value of Motorcycle Electrification in Mexico City

Mexico City faces myriad transport challenges including poor air quality, congestion, and inequitable access to transit.

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Jul 28, 2020 · News Item

Webinar - "Open-Source Tools and Data for Clean Energy Decision Making"

Register for the lastest Asia EDGE Power Sector Learning Series on August 10th at 10 p.m. EDT and August 11th at 3 a.m. GMT, 9 a.m. ICT!

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Jul 28, 2020 · News Item

Webinar - " India Modeling Spotlight: dGen India"

Register for the lastest webinar in the Modeling Spotlight series on Tuesday, August 11 at 6:00 p.m. IST, 6:30 a.m. MDT!

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Jul 09, 2020 · News Item

New Resource - Effectiveness of Electric Vehicle Policies and Implications for Pakistan

This report explores evidence from several key countries regarding the impacts of electric vehicle (EV) market penetration from financial incentives, road access policies, EV mandates, fuel taxes, discounted electricity rates, charging infrastructure, and government investment in the domestic automotive industry.

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Jul 06, 2020 · News Item

New Resource - Distributed Solar Quality and Safety in India: Key Challenges and Potential Solutions

This report provides solar quality and safety information and best practices that can help increase confidence in RTPV in India, particularly for small-capacity systems, and thus accelerate the growth of that sector.

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Jul 02, 2020 · News Item

Webinar - India Modeling Spotlight: EMeRGE

Please join us for the latest webinar in the Modeling Spotlight series on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. MDT, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. IST!

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Jun 17, 2020 · News Item

New Resource - An Overview of Behind-the-Meter Solar-Plus-Storage Program Design: With Considerations for India

This report has been prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for discussion purposes with a broad range of stakeholders to find ways to regulate and facilitate DPV-plus-storage systems in India.

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Jun 10, 2020 · News Item

The Clean Power Hub: Supporting the People Driving the Global Clean Power Transition in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond - ACEF 2020 Official Side Event

As an official side event of the 2020 Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF), join Propel Clean Energy Partners in this engaging discussion and to help shape the future of the Clean Power Hub, on June 18, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. (Manila Time, GMT +8).

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Jun 08, 2020 · News Item

Geographic Information System Tools for Smarter Energy Planning - ACEF 2020 Official Side Event

As an official side event of the 2020 Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF), join Stimson Center, World Resources Institute (WRI), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Global Energy Monitor to learn about the benefits of geographic information system (GIS) tools, on June 18, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. EST/ 8:00 p.m. PST.

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Jun 08, 2020 · News Item

Distributed Resources and the Sustainable Energy Transition in Asia – ACEF 2020 Deep Dive Workshop

As part of the 2020 Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF), join the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the United States Agency International Development (USAID) at a Deep Dive Workshop on Distributed Resources and the Sustainable Energy Transition in Asia on June 19, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. (Manila GMT+8).

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Jun 05, 2020 · News Item

New Resource: Australia's Landmark Renewable Integration Study (Webinar)

This webinar discusses the Australian Energy Market Operator's recently published Renewable Integration Study which analyzes the challenges associated with operating the Australian National Electricity Market's (NEM) under high penetrations of variable renewable electricity.

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May 27, 2020 · News Item

Webinar: Australia’s Landmark Renewable Integration Study

Sponsored by EPRI/ESIG/AEMO/NREL, this webinar will discuss the Renewable Integrated Study (RIS) as it evaluates challenges with renewable energy resources. This webinar was held on June 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

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Apr 14, 2020 · News Item

New Resource - Motivations and Options for Deploying Hybrid Generator-Plus-Battery Projects within the Bulk Power System

A new journal article addresses the trade-offs of co-locating energy storage with variable renewable energy utility-scale generation, known as "hybrid" projects.

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Mar 24, 2020 · News Item

New Resource - Iquitos Solar Energy Integration Study

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory performed an evaluation of the technical and economic feasibility of incorporating solar photovoltaic (PV) resources into the Iquitos, Peru, power system.

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Mar 19, 2020 · News Item

New Resource: An Overview of Behind-The-Meter Solar-Plus-Storage Regulatory Design - Approaches and Case Studies to Inform International Applications

How should regulators, utilities, and policymakers manage the range of challenges and opportunities that increased behind-the-meter energy storage deployment will bring to the power system, in particular when these systems are paired with DPV?

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Mar 14, 2020 · News Item

New Resource: Distributed Photovoltaic Economic Impact Analysis in Indonesia

This report presents a holistic view of DPV economic impacts in the Java-Bali region of Indonesia by assessing customer economic impacts, utility revenue impacts, and jobs and economic development impacts.

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Mar 13, 2020 · News Item

New Resource: Demonstration of Capability to Provide Essential Grid Services

This new report highlights results from a study demonstrating wind farms' ability to provide essential reliability services to the grid.

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Mar 11, 2020 · News Item

Upcoming Webinar - "Distributed Photovoltaics: Tools for Economic Impact Analysis"

Registration is now open for the first webinar in our RELearning series! The webinar will be held on 25 March 2020, 9:00 a.m. ICT / 7:00 p.m. PDT.

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Mar 06, 2020 · News Item

New Resource: Variable Renewable Energy Grid Integration Studies: A Guidebook for Practitioners

The purpose of this guidebook is to introduce power system policymakers, regulators, operators, and supporting organizations to RE grid integration studies.

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Feb 14, 2020 · News Item

New Resource Webinar – Conducting a High-Quality Grid Integration Study: An Overview of Lessons Learned and the New Practitioner’s Guidebook

Listen to grid integration experts Jaquelin Cochran, Ilya Chernyakhovskiy, and Mohit Joshi, from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, as they engage in a high-level discussion of approaches for designing an effective grid integration study including best practices for working with stakeholders, developing scenarios, and choosing appropriate models. The webinar was held on February 20, 2020, at 7:30 am US Mountain Standard Time/3:30 pm Central European Time.

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Jan 02, 2020 · News Item

New Resource: Xcel Energy's Guidance No. 1 for the Interconnection of Electric Storage as Stand-Alone Sources, Parallel Operation for Customers without Generation, and in Parallel with Self-Generation

The Greening the Grid team has updated the Grid Integration Energy Storage page to highlight Xcel Energy's Guidance on the interconnection of batteries as a standby source or for operating in parallel with the utility.

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Oct 07, 2019 · News Item

Webinar - "Distributed Photovoltaic Economic Impact Analysis in the Philippines"

The Clean Energy Solutions Center—in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)—will host a webinar focusing on the economic impact analysis of distributed photovoltaics in the Philippines. The webinar will be held on 21 October 2019, 12:00 p.m. EST.

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Sep 30, 2019 · News Item

Updated Resource - Greening the Grid: Vietnam

USAID's Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (V-LEEP), supported by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), is partnering with the Government of Vietnam to build capacity for energy sector growth and renewable energy integration.

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Sep 12, 2019 · News Item

New Page - Energy Storage

The Greening the Grid team has published a new page on Grid Integration titled, “Energy Storage.” This page provides basic background on energy storage technologies and the factors that influence their deployment.

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Sep 11, 2019 · News Item

New Resource - Grid-Scale Battery Storage: Frequently Asked Questions

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a fact sheet titled, "Grid-Scale Battery Storage: Frequently Asked Questions." This fact sheet addresses questions and concerns policymakers and grid system operators may have regarding grid-scale battery energy storage systems.

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Aug 07, 2019 · News Item

New Resource - Philippines Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Planning Calculator

This calculator is designed to help utilities understand when they will need to procure additional renewable capacity, and how procuring additional renewables could result in cost savings.

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Jul 27, 2019 · News Item

New Resource - Solar and Wind Participation in Automatic Generation Control Systems

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a report titled, "Solar and Wind Participation in Automatic Generation Control Systems." This report focuses on emerging technological and regulatory considerations for using solar and wind generators to provide essential reliability services through participation in area-wide automatic generation control (AGC) systems.

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Jun 26, 2019 · News Item

New Resource - Distributed Photovoltaic Economic and Technical Impact Analysis in the Philippines

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have released a report titled, "Distributed Photovoltaic Economic and Technical Impact Analysis in the Philippines." The report details the issues surrounding the development of disrupted solar photovoltaics in the Philippines.

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May 13, 2019 · News Item

Upcoming Webinar - "Interaction Between Transmission and Distribution Planning with DER Deployment"

The Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) is hosting a no-cost webinar titled "Interaction Between Transmission and Distribution Planning with DER Deployment". The webinar will be held on 8 May 2019, 3:00 p.m. EST.

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Apr 15, 2019 · News Item

Launch of the Imperial College London Clean Power Program

The Imperial College London in partnership with the Grantham Institute and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) has launched the no-cost "Clean Power Program" which consists of three online courses about the transition to a low-carbon energy system.

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Apr 15, 2019 · News Item

Webinar - "Interconnection of Distributed Generation (DG): Technical and Regulatory Aspects"

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the 21st Century Power Partnership’s Distributed Generation Campaign, is hosting a no-cost webinar titled "Interconnection of Distributed Generation: Technical and Regulatory Aspects". The webinar will be held on 8 May 2019, 3:00 p.m. EST.

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Mar 01, 2019 · News Item

New Recorded Webinar: Utility-Scale Battery Storage

A recording of the webinar "Utility-Scale Battery Storage: When, Where, Why and How Much?" has been published. The webinar introduced key concepts for understanding the value of BESS; reviewed the services they can provide to the grid; and explored when, where, why and how BESS can be deployed economically.

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Feb 11, 2019 · News Item

Webinar - "Utility-Owned Distributed Generation in Latin America"

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the 21st Century Power Partnership’s Distributed Generation Campaign, is hosting a no-cost webinar titled "Utility-Owned Distributed Generation in Latin America". The webinar was held on 6 March 2019, 11:00 a.m. EST.

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Feb 04, 2019 · News Item

Webinar - "Utility-Scale Battery Storage: When, Where, Why and How Much"

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is hosting a no-cost webinar titled "Utility-Scale Battery Storage: When, Where, Why and How Much". The webinar will be held on 27 February 2019, 9:00 p.m. EST.

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Jan 30, 2019 · News Item

New Resource - An Introduction to Grid Services: Concepts, Technical Requirements, and Provision from Wind

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released a new report titled "An Introduction to Grid Services: Concepts, Technical Requirements, and Provision from Wind". The report details the issues surrounding the provision of key ancillary services for grid reliability and stability by wind energy generators.

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Jan 28, 2019 · News Item

Upcoming Webinar - "Minnesota’s Smarter Grid Report"

The Energy Systems Integration Group is hosting a no-cost webinar titled "Minnesota's Smarter Grid Report" featuring speakers from Vibrant Clean Energy and the McKnight Foundation. The webinar will be held on February 6, 2019 2:00 pm EST.

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Jan 24, 2019 · News Item

New Resource - Solar Potential Analysis Report for Minnesota

Clean Power Research has released a new report as part of the Minnesota Solar Pathways initiative. The report details the results from their grid integration study on the generation cost to achieve 10% of Minnesota’s electricity from solar by 2025 and 70% of Minnesota’s electricity from solar and wind by 2050.

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Jan 17, 2019 · News Item

Upcoming Webinar - "Investigating the Economic Value of Flexible Solar Power Plant Operation"

The Energy Systems Integration Group is hosting a no-cost webinar titled "Best Practices for Grid Codes for Renewable Energy Generators", featuring speakers from First Solar and Energy and Environmental Economics (E3). The webinar will be held on 23 January 2019, 2:00 p.m. EST.

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Dec 11, 2018 · News Item

New Resource About Greening the Grid's Mission

There is now a new resource highlighting the mission and context of Greening the Grid and its related Toolkits.

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Oct 08, 2018 · News Item

New Recorded Webinar: Best Practices for Grid Codes for Renewable Energy Generators

A recording of the webinar "Best Practices for Grid Codes for Renewable Energy Generators" has been published. The webinar explains in detail the purpose and key elements of grid codes, explores the evolving challenges to the grid that have prompted new and more rigorous grid codes and highlights the development of grid codes within the United States and internationally.

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Sep 12, 2018 · News Item

New Resources - "Xcel Model Wind and Solar PPA, Model Semi-Dispatchable PPA and Semi-Dispatchable RFP"

Xcel Energy has released their new Model Power Purchase Agreement for Wind and Solar Generators, their Model Power Purchase Agreement for Semi-Dispatchable Renewable Resources and the Request for Proposals for Semi-Dispatchable Renewable Resources.

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Sep 10, 2018 · News Item

Upcoming Webinar - "Best Practices for Grid Codes for Renewable Energy Generators"

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with USAID and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is hosting a no-cost webinar titled "Best Practices for Grid Codes for Renewable Energy Generators". The webinar will be held on 04 October 2018, 10:00 a.m. EST.

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Aug 30, 2018 · News Item

New Resource - "Updated Power Purchase Agreements for Renewable Dispatchable Generation"

The Hawaiian Electric Light Company (HELCO) recently released their new models for Power Purchase Agreements for Renewable Dispatchable Generation for wind and solar PV.

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Aug 15, 2018 · News Item

New Resource - "Status of Power System Transformation 2018"

The International Energy Agency recently released a new report titled "Status of Power System Transformation 2018: Advanced Power Plant Flexibility".

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Jul 24, 2018 · News Item

Upcoming Webinar - "IEEE 1547 Implementation Update"

The Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) is hosting a webinar titled "IEEE 1547 Implementation Update." The webinar will take place on Tuesday, 14 August, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST.

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Jul 24, 2018 · News Item

Webinar - "Operating High Variable, Renewable Generation Power Systems: Lessons Learned from Ireland and Northern Ireland"

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with EirGrid, is hosting a webinar titled "Operating High Variable, Renewable Generation Power Systems: Lessons Learned from Ireland and Northern Ireland." The webinar will take place on 16 September, 2015 at 10:00 EDT, 16:00 CEST.

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Jul 03, 2018 · News Item

Deep Dive Workshop Highlights Global Grid Integration Experiences and Good Practices

The workshop provided and opportunity for Asia Clean Energy Forum participants to gain knowledge and tools to enable a clean, modern, flexible, and affordable power system.

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May 15, 2018 · News Item

New Recorded Webinar: Building Blocks for Distributed PV Deployment, Part 1: Goals, Definitions and Compensation

A new webinar titled “Building Blocks for Distributed PV Deployment, Part 1: Goals, Definitions and Compensation” has been published. Due in part to the low cost of photovoltaic system hardware and scalability for deployment, grid-connected distributed photovoltaic (DPV) technologies are increasingly permeating global power markets. While this trend could help substantially reduce the carbon footprint of global power generation, empower citizens across the socio-economic spectrum, and expand local PV markets, there are a number of technical and policy issues—especially in countries that have limited technical resources and need to “get things right” the first time.

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May 14, 2018 · News Item

Postponed: Webinar on Utility-Scale Storage

The webinar "Utility-Scale Storage: If, When, What Type, How Much, and Where?" at Wed, May 16, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT has been postponed. Due to unforeseen events, we are postponing this webinar and will reschedule for a later date. An announcement with the new date and registration link will be sent in the near future. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Apr 26, 2018 · Event

Workshop on Grid Integration of Variable Renewable Energy: Innovative Solutions at the Transmission and Distribution Levels

An exciting opportunity for participants to the Asia Clean Energy Forum to gain knowledge and tools to enable a clean, modern, flexible, and affordable power system!

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Nov 27, 2017 · News Item

New Resource - Understanding the Impact of Distributed Photovoltaic Adoption on Utility Revenues and Retail Electricity Tariffs in Thailand

Utilities worldwide are concerned about the financial impact of increasing distributed PV adoption among their retail customers. This report analyzes the impact of distributed PV deployment on distribution utility revenues and retail electricity tariffs in Thailand. It provides policymakers, utilities, and other energy practitioners a real-world example of how distributed PV affects certain stakeholders.

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New Resource - Grid-Connected Distributed Generation: Compensation Mechanism Basics
Oct 31, 2017 · News Item

New Resource - Grid-Connected Distributed Generation: Compensation Mechanism Basics

This short report defines compensation mechanisms for grid-connected, behind-the-meter distributed generation (DG) systems as instruments that comprise three core elements: (1) metering & billing arrangements, (2) sell rate design, and (3) retail rate design.

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Sep 05, 2017 · News Item

New Resource - Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Transmission Planning Process

Achieving clean energy goals may require new investments in transmission, especially if planners anticipate economic growth and increased demand for electricity. The renewable energy zone (REZ) transmission planning process can help policymakers ensure their infrastructure investments achieve national goals in the most economical manner.

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Aug 29, 2017 · Event

Webinar: Transmission Planning for a High Renewable Energy Future

Lessons from the Texas Competitive Renewable Energy Zones Process

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Aug 29, 2017 · News Item

Upcoming Webinar - "Transmission Planning for a High Renewable Energy Future"

Lessons from the Texas Competitive Renewable Energy Zones Process

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Aug 16, 2017 · News Item

New Topic Page: Planning for Grid Integration

A new topic page is available on Greening the Grid! See the Planning for Grid Integration Topic Page on the Integration in Depth tab.

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May 19, 2017 · News Item

New Webinar Available: Power Purchase Agreements for Grid-Aware Renewable Energy Procurement

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) are a key mechanism that utilities use to procure variable renewable energy from independent power producers.

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Apr 24, 2017 · Event

Webinar: Power Purchase Agreements for Grid-Aware Renewable Energy Procurement

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) are a key mechanism that utilities use to procure variable renewable energy from independent power producers.

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Apr 24, 2017 · News Item

Upcoming Webinar: Power Purchase Agreements for Grid-Aware Renewable Energy Procurement

Greening the Grid, in partnership with USAID, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the Clean Energy Solutions Center, is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training titled Power Purchase Agreements for Grid-Aware Renewable Energy Procurement.

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Mar 28, 2017 · News Item

New Cross-Cutting Resource: Getting Wind and Solar onto the Grid

This recently released report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) provides a comprehensive review and clarification of the challenges and solutions for integrating grid-connected wind and solar energy.

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Feb 21, 2017 · News Item

New Cross-Cutting Resource: Maintaining Reliability in the Modern Power System

The U.S. Department of Energy recently released a new resource that summarizes traditional and new approaches to maintaining a reliable electric system in the U.S.

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Feb 13, 2017 · News Item

New Technical Assistance Resource Launched: Renewable Energy Explorer

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, has recently launched the Renewable Energy (RE) Explorer.

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Nov 29, 2016 · News Item

New Webinar Available: "Distributed Solar on the Grid: Key Opportunities and Challenges"

Distributed, grid-connected photovoltaic (DGPV) systems pose a unique set of opportunities and challenges. Key technical and economic challenges related to DGPV integration are shaping how we plan, operate, regulate and even conceptualize the power system.

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Nov 18, 2016 · News Item

Recent workshop on "Flexibility in future energy systems"

The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) recently held a workshop on "Flexibility in future energy systems."

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Oct 28, 2016 · Event

Webinar: Distributed Solar on the Grid: Key Opportunities and Challenges

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with USAID and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is hosting a no-cost webinar titled Distributed Solar on the Grid: Opportunities and Challenges. This webinar is part of the GreeningTheGrid.org toolkit, a USAID and NREL collaboration designed to support countries in integrating renewable energy into the power system.

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Oct 12, 2016 · News Item

New Webinar Available: Big, Fast and Flexible: Grid Operations for Efficient Variable Renewable Integration

A growing body of research and operational experience highlights the value of large balancing areas and fast system operations to cost-effectively integrating high penetrations of wind and solar on the grid.

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Sep 02, 2016 · News Item

New Resource: Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study

A new resource is now featured on the Grid Integration Studies topic page: the Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study (ERGIS)

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Aug 15, 2016 · News Item

New Resource: Storage Needs For Very High PV Penetration

A new resource is now available on the Demand Response and Storage topic page: Energy Storage Requirements for Achieving 50% Solar Photovoltaic Energy Penetration in California

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Jul 13, 2016 · News Item

New Fact Sheets on PPAs, Grid Integration Studies

Two new resources on important grid integration topics are now available on Greening the Grid. The "Grid Integration Studies: Advancing Clean Energy Planning and Deployment" fact sheet overviews the types of and process for conducting grid integration studies. The "Designing Wind and Solar Power Purchase Agreements to Support Grid Integration" fact sheet provides a brief summary of key PPA components that can enable VRE generators to enhance grid stability and serve as a source of power system flexibility.

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Jun 23, 2016 · Event

REZ training at the Asia LEDS Partnership Regional Workshop in Hanoi, Viet Nam

GreeningTheGrid will deliver a training on Renewable Energy Zones (REZ) at the Asia LEDS Partnership Regional Workshop in Hanoi, Viet Nam.

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May 23, 2016 · News Item

New Fact Sheet Published: Renewable Energy Zones

The Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) concept has emerged as a transmission planning tool to help scale up the penetration of solar, wind, and other resources on the power system.

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May 11, 2016 · News Item

Four Facts Sheets now available in Spanish

Four Spanish-language Fact Sheets are now available.

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Mar 31, 2016 · Event

Greening the Grid Webinar: Implementing Wind and Solar Power Forecasting

Greening the Grid, in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center, is hosting a no-cost, webinar on Implementing Wind and Solar Power Forecasting.

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Mar 28, 2016 · News Item

New Fact Sheet Published: Grid-Integrated Distributed Solar

Distributed, grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) solar power poses a unique set of benefits and challenges. This fact sheet overviews common technical impacts of PV on electric distribution systems and utility operations (as distinct from other utility concerns such as tariffs, rates, and billing), as well as emerging strategies for successfully managing some of the priority issues.

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Mar 15, 2016 · Event

Scaling up Clean Energy: Early Actions to Facilitate Integration of Variable Renewable Energy into Existing Power Systems

This Deep Dive workshop will be held as part of the the 2016 Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manila, Philippines.

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Mar 03, 2016 · News Item

New Forecasting Resource: Model Wind Power Purchase Agreement

A new example has been added to the Forecasting topic page.

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Feb 16, 2016 · Event

Integrating Variable Renewable Energy to the Grid: Training for U.S. Government Staff

Variable renewable energy, such as wind and solar, provides a clean, carbon-free source of power. At high penetration levels, however, wind and solar variability, uncertainty, and geographic concentration can affect the planning and operation of the power system. This training is intended to help USAID and other U.S. Government staff understand and communicate grid integration concepts and develop a portfolio of grid integration activities that enable large scale-up of renewable energy on the grid. In addition to overviewing emerging grid integration strategies from around the world, the training will share experiences from USAID fieldwork that is currently supporting policy-makers, regulators, and grid operators in integrating wind and solar to meet renewable energy and climate change mitigation targets.

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Feb 07, 2016 · News Item

New Fact Sheet Published: Forecasting Wind and Solar Generation

A new Greening the Grid fact sheet titled “Forecasting Wind and Solar Generation” has been published. Forecasting is a crucial and cost effective tool for integrating variable renewable energy (VRE) resources such as wind and solar into power systems. This fact sheet overviews the benefits, tradeoffs, and analysis challenges associated with integrating VRE forecasting into power system operations.

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Dec 01, 2015 · News Item

Geospatial Toolkits Available for Wind and Solar Resource Analysis

The Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a free, open-source, map-based software application that provides an intuitive, user-friendly interface for visualizing and quantifying a country or region’s renewable energy potential.

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Nov 18, 2015 · Event

Greening the Grid: Implementing Renewable Energy Zones for Integrated Transmission and Generation Planning

Greening the Grid, in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center, is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on Implementing Renewable Energy Zones for Integrated Transmission and Generation Planning. This webinar is part of the recently launched GreeningTheGrid.org toolkit, a USAID and NREL collaboration designed to support countries in integrating renewable energy into the power system.

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Oct 14, 2015 · News Item

Upcoming Webinar - "Flexibility Strategic Roadmap"

This webinar, organized by Leonardo Energy and scheduled for October 29th at 16:00 CET, will present a new Ecofys report, "Power System Flexibility Strategic Roadmap." The report synthesizes for a less technical audience the policies, technical changes, and institutional systems that will contribute flexibility to power systems to facilitate the integration of renewable energy.

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Oct 14, 2015 · News Item

New IRENA report on designing national roadmaps for power sector transformation

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a new report, "The Age of Renewable Power: Designing National Roadmaps for Successful Transformation." This report provides a guiding framework that policymakers can adapt to identify options and develop national roadmaps for integrating variable renewable energy to the power system.

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Sep 09, 2015 · News Item

New Fact Sheet Published: The Role of Storage and Demand Response

A new Greening the Grid fact sheet titled “The Role of Storage and Demand Response” has been published. Storage and demand response provide means to better align wind and solar power supply with electricity demand patterns: storage shifts the timing of supply, and demand response shifts the timing of demand. This fact sheet overviews the benefits, tradeoffs, and analysis challenges associated with employing demand response and storage to increase the penetration of variable renewable energy.

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Sep 03, 2015 · News Item

Upcoming Webinar - "How Distribution Grids Can Integrate More Renewable Energy: Lessons Learned from the GRID4EU Project"

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), is hosting a webinar titled "How Distribution Grids Can Integrate More Renewable Energy: Lessons Learned from the GRID4EU Project." The webinar will take place on 29 September, 2015 at 9:00 EDT, 15:00 CEST.

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Sep 03, 2015 · News Item

Upcoming Webinar - "Operating High Variable, Renewable Generation Power Systems: Lessons Learned from Ireland and Northern Ireland"

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with EirGrid, is hosting a webinar titled "Operating High Variable, Renewable Generation Power Systems: Lessons Learned from Ireland and Northern Ireland." The webinar will take place on 16 September, 2015 at 10:00 EDT, 16:00 CEST.

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Sep 03, 2015 · News Item

First MAIN Energy Transformation Dialogue facilitates knowledge sharing to accelerate clean, distributed power

The first Energy Transformation Dialogue of the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) was held August 5-7 in California. Co-hosted by the Center for Clean Air Policy and the California Energy Commission, the event brought together senior energy officials from several Latin American and Asian countries to share lessons from the power sector transformation underway in California and other countries. Greening the Grid contributed to the event with a presentation titled "Greening the Grid: Integrating Renewable Energy into the Grid.”

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Jul 21, 2015 · Event

Greening the Grid Webinar: Integrating Variable Renewable Energy into the Grid- Key Issues and Emerging Solutions

USAID, in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is pleased to announce the launch of GreeningTheGrid.Org, a toolkit designed to support countries in integrating renewable energy into the power system. This toolkit provides fact sheets, in-depth guidance, training materials, and an “Ask the Expert” service for remote assistance on grid integration topics. As part of this launch, please join us for a no-cost, webinar-based training on Integrating Variable Renewable Energy into the Grid – Key Issues and Emerging Solutions, to be conducted on Wednesday, July 29th, 10am EDT. This webinar will review the challenges to integrating significant quantities of variable renewable energy to the grid and the emerging solutions that policy-makers, regulators, and grid operators have taken to integrate wind and solar and meet RE targets. Webinar participants will learn about the myths, misperceptions, costs, and options for scaling up grid connected RE, as well as the Greening the Grid website and technical assistance opportunities.

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New Years Day

 

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