Webinars

USAID-NREL-ACE AIMS III Air Quality Modeling Webinar

Nov 12, 2021 · video

Southeast Asia air quality webinar hosted by NREL, the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), and the University of Minnesota: NREL, ACE, and research partners from the University of Minnesota presented on an ongoing AIMS-III task exploring the air quality and public health implications of regional renewable energy scale-up and interconnection on September 30, 2021.

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Module 4, Unit 3 — The Social and Institutional Dimensions of Urban Electrification

Aug 03, 2021 · video

This lecture covers perspectives on urban electrification and considerations at the intersection of e-mobility, energy, equity, and urban planning. This lecture is presented by Paty Romero-Lankao of NREL.

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Module 4, Unit 2 — Policies and Incentives for EV Deployment

Aug 03, 2021 · video

This lecture covers regulations, policies, and incentives for EV deployment. This lecture is presented by Cabell Hodge of NREL.

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Module 4, Unit 1 — Workforce Development

Aug 03, 2021 · video

This lecture covers tracking the evolution of the EV labor market; steps to enabling workers to transfer from shrinking labor markets to expanding labor markets; and creating holistic workforce development strategies. This lecture is presented by Alex Aznar and Sanjini Nanayakkara of NREL.

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Module 3, Unit 2 — Planning for Implications on the Grid

Aug 03, 2021 · video

This lecture covers grid planning and management; challenges and opportunities presented by EV loads on the electric grid; time and capital costs incurred by grid infrastructure upgrades; and long-term planning and customer support. This lecture is presented by Scott Belding of NREL.

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Module 3, Unit 1 — Electric Vehicles and Tariff Design

Aug 03, 2021 · video

This lecture covers key design principles for tariffs and objectives and considerations for home charging tariffs vs. public charging tariffs, as well as other fundamentals of tariff design. This lecture is presented by David Hurlbut of NREL.

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Module 2, Unit 2 — Understanding Charging Infrastructure

Aug 03, 2021 · video

This lecture covers charging location options (public/private), equipment choices, and cooperation with the grid/utilities landowners, and EVSE manufacturers as well as understanding charging options, both spatial and temporal, depending on the choice of fleet. This lecture is presented by Kaylyn Bopp of NREL.

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Module 2, Unit 1 — Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Standards and Communication Protocols

Aug 03, 2021 · video

This lecture covers the basic structure of charging standards; common codes; communications (across different charging networks) and interoperability protocols for seamless connectivity; and synergies with the grid as well as other EV ecosystem stakeholders (e.g. buildings, EVSE manufacturers, urban planners). This lecture is presented by Jesse Bennett of NREL.

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Module 1, Unit 2 — Fleet Transition using Data Analytics

Aug 03, 2021 · video

This lecture covers protocols for prioritizing a fleet and designing a pilot to study to evaluate the project and understanding the varying needs of each fleet. This lecture is presented by Andrew Kotz of NREL.

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Module 1, Unit 1 — The Value of Data in Understanding the Status & Mapping a Path for EV Transition

Aug 03, 2021 · video

This webinar covers basic vehicle data types, parameters, and methodologies; the importance of basic travel data and other household data needs to get a bigger picture; and how to coordinate data acquisition across transport and energy. This lecture is presented by Caley Johnson of NREL.

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Key Considerations for Adoption of Technical Codes and Standards for Battery Energy Storage Systems

Nov 18, 2021 · video

Hosted on June 30, 2021, this webinar, based off a recently published technical report from NREL, presents global best practices of codes, standards, and interconnection procedures developed to support the safe and reliable deployment of battery energy storage systems (BESS) and a recently published USAID Clean Power Asia report from Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), that builds off the NREL technical report to provide guidelines for developing BESS technical standards by referencing current international BESS related codes and standards.

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G-PST: Workforce Development for Power System Transformation

Sep 27, 2021 · video

Developing a well-trained and diverse power system workforce is key to continued innovation in the power sector. The Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Consortium's Pillar 3, led by Imperial College London, hosted a webinar focused on how to upskill the existing power sector workforce and revamp post-graduate power education programs.

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Australia’s Landmark Renewable Integration Study

Jun 05, 2020 · video

Sponsored by EPRI/ESIG/AEMO/NREL, this webinar discusses the Renewable Integrated Study (RIS) for the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) as it evaluates challenges with the integration of high penetrations of renewable energy resources. This webinar was held on June 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

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Electrifying Transport in USAID Partner Countries: Key Issues and Case Studies

Oct 06, 2020 · video

Leading experts from NREL share insights about key topics related to electric vehicle deployment. Real-world examples and case studies of electric vehicle analysis from Jamaica, Mexico, and the US are also featured. This webinar was held on April 1, 2020 at 12:00pm ET.

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Conducting a High-Quality Grid Integration Study: Lessons Learned and the Practitioner’s Guidebook

Mar 09, 2020 · video

This webinar evaluates approaches for designing an effective grid integration study, reviewing real-world grid integration studies and a new guidebook developed through the USAID-NREL partnership

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Distributed Photovoltaic Economic Impact Analysis in the Philippines

Oct 30, 2019 · video

In this webinar, panelists discuss the economic and utility revenue impacts of distributed photovoltaic deployment (DPV) in the Philippines. Content is based on a study conducted by USAID Clean Power Asia, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in partnership with the Philippines Department of Energy. The study evaluates and analyzes the economic and technical implications of (DPV) deployment in the Philippines.

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

Oct 15, 2020 · video

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 was held on 8 May 2019, 3:00 p.m. EST.

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Utility-Owned Distributed Generation Models

May 30, 2019 · video

The webinar will explore the various business models for utility ownership of distributed PV generation, including utility-led community solar, utility rooftop PV programs and utility DG facilitation services. Presenters will include representatives of U.S. utilities that are currently implementing these business models, and the webinar will include a discussion about how to implement such business models in Latin America.

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Greening the Grid: Utility-Scale Battery Storage

Oct 15, 2020 · video

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 was held on 27 February 2019, 9:00 p.m. EST.

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

Mar 01, 2019 · video

This webinar introduces important concepts for understanding the roles batteries can play on the grid and how these roles may evolve with declining battery costs and increasing variable generation. The webinar also discusses under what conditions batteries can be deployed economically.

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

May 24, 2019 · video

This webinar introduces important concepts for understanding the roles batteries can play on the grid and how these roles may evolve with declining battery costs and increasing variable generation. The webinar also discusses under what conditions batteries can be deployed economically.

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Best Practices for Grid Codes for Renewable Energy Generators

Oct 08, 2018 · video

This webinar introduces the essential concepts for understanding renewable energy grid codes and reviews how grid codes have developed in the United States and internationally.

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Building Blocks for Distributed PV Deployment, Part 2: Interconnection and Public Policy

Feb 05, 2019 · video

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

May 15, 2018 · video

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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Utility-Owned Distributed Generation in Latin America

Oct 15, 2020 · video

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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Transmission Planning for a High Renewable Energy Future: Lessons from the Texas Competitive Renewable Energy Zones Process

Oct 09, 2017 · video

The webinar provided an overview of the Texas Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) process, including the regulatory, procedural and technical considerations that were critical to its successful implementation in Texas. The webinar also introduced a Renewable Energy Zones “Toolkit” developed through a USAID and NREL partnership and intended to guide other power systems in adapting elements of the CREZ approach to their own power system planning processes.

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Power Purchase Agreements for Grid-Aware Renewable Energy Procurement

Mar 06, 2018 · video

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) are a key mechanism that utilities use to procure variable renewable energy from independent power producers. his webinar focuses on PPA provisions that can enable wind and solar technologies to enhance grid stability and contribute to power system flexibility. Discussed are key considerations, including ancillary services, advanced telemetry, and automatic generation control. The discussion is followed with a presentation by Xcel Energy, a vertically integrated electricity utility in the United States and the largest wind buyer in the country, to discuss Xcel Energy’s Model PPA for wind power systems.

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Webinar Slides: Power Purchase Agreements

May 19, 2017 · File

Webinar slides

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Distributed Solar on the Grid: Key Opportunities and Challenges

Nov 29, 2016 · video

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

Mar 06, 2018 · video

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. This webinar provides an overview of the "big and fast" concept for efficient integration of variable renewables to the grid. Following a brief introduction to the basics of power system operations and power system flexibility, the webinar presents various methods and examples of pathways for moving towards larger balancing areas and faster dispatch under different institutional contexts.

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An Introduction to Wind and Solar Power Forecasting

Mar 06, 2018 · video

This webinar introduces the considerations associated with advancing the use of wind and solar forecasts to more efficiently integrate variable renewable energy into the grid. Discussion topics included 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; and policy and other actions to support forecasting.

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Transcript - An Introduction to Wind and Solar Forecasting

May 09, 2016 · File

Transcript of forecasting webinar

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Facilitating the Integration of Renewable Energy through Balancing Area Cooperation

Mar 06, 2018 · video

This five-minute animated video illustrates how cooperation between power systems can facilitate the integration of variable renewable energy (VRE) to the grid.

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Implementing Renewable Energy Zones for Integrated Transmission and Generation Planning

Dec 16, 2015 · video

In many countries, integrating significant renewable energy to the grid requires new transmission to access the best wind and solar resources and accommodate generation from large projects. The renewable energy zone (REZ) approach provides a policy framework for planning new transmission to encourage utility-scale renewable energy development in areas that have the highest likelihood of being cost-effective. This webinar introduced the REZ approach, including the value of REZ to a power system, crucial components of the REZ process, technical approach to defining REZs using geospatial analysis, and case studies to highlight examples and key lessons for implementing REZ in other parts of the world.

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Transcript - Implementing Renewable Energy Zones for Integrated Transmission and Generation Planning

Mar 15, 2016 · File

Audio transcript associated with the webinar of the same name.

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Greening the Grid: Best Practices in Conducting Grid Integration Studies

Mar 06, 2018 · video

This webinar was presented as part launch of GreeningTheGrid.org, which is designed to support countries in integrating renewable energy into the power system. It addresses fundamental questions, about conducting grid integration studies, best practices for engaging key stakeholders in them and the kinds of analysis and data that are involved in them. It includes several case studies to highlight lessons learned.

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Transcript - Best Practices in Conducting Grid Integration Studies

Mar 15, 2016 · File

Audio transcript of the webinar of the same name.

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Presentation - Best Practices in Conducting Grid Integration Studies

Mar 15, 2016 · File

Presentation accompanying the webinar of the same name

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

Oct 03, 2018 · video

This webinar reviews the challenges to integrating significant quantities of variable renewable energy to the grid as well as the emerging solutions that policymakers, regulators and grid operators have taken to integrate wind and solar and meet renewable energy targets. Webinar participants learn about the myths, misperceptions, costs and options for scaling up grid-connected renewable energy, as well as the Greening the Grid website and technical assistance opportunities.

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

Sep 17, 2015 · File

Presentation associated with the July 29, 2015 webinar of the same name

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Transcript - Integrating Variable Renewable Energy to the Grid: Key Issues and Emerging Solutions

Sep 17, 2015 · File

Transcript associated with the July 29, 2105 webinar of the same name.

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