WIRAB Webinar Series (Webinar #5): Current Issues: 100% Clean Energy Policy Targets, Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), and Grid Reliability

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WIRAB Webinar Series – Grid Reliability and the Changing Resource Mix

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted a series of five tutorials on how the changing resource mix affects grid reliability. Power system experts Debbie Lew and Nick Miller broke down grid reliability needs into long-term, medium-term, and short-term timeframes to discuss how to consider grid reliability with the changing grid. Although the subject matter is technical, these tutorials were designed to be understood by a non-technical audience such as regulators and policymakers.

Current Issues: 100% Clean Energy Policy Targets, Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), and Grid Reliability

Wednesday, May 20 at 2:00 PM MT (1.5 Hrs)

Many states, cities, utilities, and customers now have 100% clean energy targets, and to achieve these targets, there will likely be an increase in Distributed Energy Resources. Questions to consider in this wrap-up session include:

  • How can they ensure grid reliability on all timescales while meeting these targets?
  • Which problems do we think we can solve and which problems are yet to be solved?
  • As they increase their clean energy portfolios, which issues will they face first?
  • What are the impacts of DER on the reliability of the power grid at the distribution and bulk power system level?
  • What processes can be instituted to mitigate distribution system impacts and guide development to needed locations?
  • How can we reduce DER impacts on reliability?

A copy of the slides is available HERE.

For more information, please reach out to Eric Baran at ebaran@westernenergyboard.org

 

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