WIRAB Webinar Series – Inverter Based Resources and Grid Reliability
Inverter-based resources (IBRs) include solar PV, wind, batteries, fuel cells, and other resources that connect to the grid through an inverter. They have the potential to provide significant capability and support to the grid. On the other hand, IBRs act and respond very differently than the conventional synchronous resources the grid was designed around, such as steam, gas, and hydro turbines. In this webinar series targeted at regulators and policymakers in the West, industry experts will discuss the reliability implications of high levels of IBRs, the capabilities of today’s IBRs and tomorrow’s grid forming IBRs, and the adoption of interconnection standards.
Webinar #1: Overview of Inverter Based Resources and Grid Reliability
Thursday, October 19 at 2:30 PM MT (4:30 PM ET)
Speakers: Nick Miller, HickoryLedge; Debbie Lew, ESIG
The purpose of webinar #1 was to set the groundwork for regulators and policymakers to understand the capabilities of IBRs and the challenges grids face with the increasing adoption of these resources.
Webinar #2: Inverter Based Resource Standards and Rules to Maintain Reliability
Thursday, Nov 16 at 2:30 PM MT (4:30 PM ET)
Speakers: Julia Matevosyan, ESIG; Ryan Quint, NERC; Debbie Lew, ESIG
The purpose of webinar #2 was to describe to regulators and policymakers the efforts underway to create standards and rules that maintain reliability with increasing penetrations of IBRs.
Webinar #3: Grid Forming Inverter Based Resources and Supporting Reliability
Thursday, November 30 at 2:30 PM MT (4:30 PM ET) – Registration Link
Speakers: Julia Matevosyan, ESIG; Debbie Lew, ESIG
The purpose of webinar #3 is to describe to regulators and policymakers the importance of grid forming inverters in maintaining reliability with increasing penetrations of IBRs. The webinar will answer these questions:
- What is grid forming, and why is it important?
- What can we learn from experiences with grid forming inverters internationally or on systems that have needed to implement grid forming technology?
- Should we require grid forming inverters for batteries and other resources to future-proof the system?