CESC webinar: Greening the grid: Implementing wind and solar power forecasting
This webinar is hosted by the Clean Energy Solutions Center, a member of LEDS GP.
Date: 21 April 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time | 4:00 p.m. Central European Summer Time
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The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with USAID and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is hosting a no-cost, webinar on Implementing Wind and Solar Power Forecasting. 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.
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 discuss advancing the use of wind and solar power forecasting 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.