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.
When Apr 21, 2016
from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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In power systems working to integrate high levels of renewable energy, the variability and uncertainty of solar and wind energy can pose a challenge to power system operation. Wind and solar forecasts, and analysis of meteorological data more broadly, are critical to reducing the uncertainty associated with variable renewable energy generation. Accurate forecasts not only support the safe and reliable operation of the grid, but they also encourage cost-effective operation of systems with significant wind and solar generation by improving the scheduling of generation and reducing the use of reserves.

This webinar will introduce 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
  • Policy and other actions to support forecasting

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Bri-Mathias Hodge from NREL and will be followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience, moderated by Dr. Jennifer Leisch from USAID.

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