Advancing the Use of Wind and Solar Forecasting to Facilitate the Integration of Variable Renewable Energy to the Grid (LAC)

  • When Jan 25, 2016 07:56 AM to Jan 27, 2016 04:56 PM (America/New_York / UTC-500)
  • Where Mexico City, Mexico
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In power systems working to integrate high levels of renewable energy, the variability and uncertainty of solar and wind can pose a challenge to power system operation. Wind and solar forecasts 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 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 training is intended to help staff in power system operators and utilities in the Latin American and Caribbean region understand the value and implementation considerations associated with advancing the use of wind and solar forecasts to more efficiently integrate variable renewable energy to the grid.

This training is sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the US Energy Association and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The training represents a component of USAID’s Greening the Grid program. 

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