Webinars

Module 4, Unit 3 — The Social and Institutional Dimensions of Urban Electrification
Aug 03, 2021 · Video

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

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

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

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

Module 4, Unit 1 — Workforce Development

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

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

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

Module 3, Unit 1 — Electric Vehicles and Tariff Design

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

Module 2, Unit 2 — Understanding Charging Infrastructure

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

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

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

Module 1, Unit 2 — Fleet Transition using Data Analytics

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

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

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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Greening the Grid: Utility-Scale Battery Storage
Oct 15, 2020 · Video

Greening the Grid: Utility-Scale Battery Storage

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-Owned Distributed Generation in Latin America
Oct 15, 2020 · Video

Utility-Owned Distributed Generation in Latin America

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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Interconnection of Distributed Generation (DG): Technical and Regulatory Aspects
Oct 15, 2020 · Video

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

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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Webinar - Women's Clean Energy Wednesday: International Spotlight on Rwanda
Oct 25, 2020 · Video

Webinar - Women's Clean Energy Wednesday: International Spotlight on Rwanda

This inaugural Women's Clean Energy Wednesday webinar, co-hosted with the US Government's Power Africa initiative, is spotlighting Rwanda because there are few places in the world where the challenge of providing access to energy is as great, and where women play such a key leadership role in ensuring that these challenges are overcome. This webinar was held on October 21, 8-9am EDT.

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Electrifying Transport in USAID Partner Countries: Key Issues and Case Studies
Oct 06, 2020 · Video

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

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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Australia’s Landmark Renewable Integration Study
Jun 05, 2020 · Video

Australia’s Landmark Renewable Integration Study

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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Conducting a High-Quality Grid Integration Study: Lessons Learned and the Practitioner’s Guidebook
Mar 09, 2020 · Video

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

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

Distributed Photovoltaic Economic Impact Analysis in the Philippines

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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Utility-Owned Distributed Generation Models
May 30, 2019 · Video

Utility-Owned Distributed Generation Models

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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Utility-Scale Battery Storage: When, Where, Why and How Much?
May 24, 2019 · Video

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

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?
Mar 01, 2019 · Video

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

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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Building Blocks for Distributed PV Deployment, Part 2: Interconnection and Public Policy
Feb 05, 2019 · Video

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

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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Best Practices for Grid Codes for Renewable Energy Generators
Oct 08, 2018 · Video

Best Practices for Grid Codes for Renewable Energy Generators

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 1: Goals, Definitions and Compensation
May 15, 2018 · Video

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

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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Transmission Planning for a High Renewable Energy Future: Lessons from the Texas Competitive Renewable Energy Zones Process
Oct 09, 2017 · Video

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

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
May 19, 2017 · Video

Power Purchase Agreements for Grid-Aware Renewable Energy Procurement

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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Distributed Solar on the Grid: Key Opportunities and Challenges
Nov 29, 2016 · Video

Distributed Solar on the Grid: Key Opportunities and Challenges

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
Oct 12, 2016 · Video

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

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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Facilitating the Integration of Renewable Energy through Balancing Area Cooperation
May 09, 2016 · Video

Facilitating the Integration of Renewable Energy through Balancing Area Cooperation

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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An Introduction to Wind and Solar Power Forecasting
May 09, 2016 · Video

An Introduction to Wind and Solar Power Forecasting

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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Implementing Renewable Energy Zones for Integrated Transmission and Generation Planning
Dec 16, 2015 · Video

Implementing Renewable Energy Zones for Integrated Transmission and Generation Planning

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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Greening the Grid: Best Practices in Conducting Grid Integration Studies
Oct 14, 2015 · Video

Greening the Grid: Best Practices in Conducting Grid Integration Studies

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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Integrating Variable Renewable Energy into the Grid: Key Issues and Emerging Solutions
Oct 03, 2018 · Video

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

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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Integrating Variable Renewable Energy into the Grid: Key Issues and Emerging Solutions
Mar 06, 2018 · Video

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

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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