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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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Dec 17, 2014 · Event

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Dec 17, 2014 · Event

New Years Day

 

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