Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, July 20, 2015

Greening the Grid

Greening the Grid offers a toolkit of information and guidance materials to support developing countries in defining and implementing grid-integration road maps. Toolkit resources provide 1) concise and comprehensive overviews of emerging practices for addressing grid-integration challenges through policy, market, and regulatory mechanisms and 2) guidance on applying these mechanisms to develop robust grid-integration road maps.

Drawing on this toolkit, Greening the Grid also facilitates direct technical assistance tailored to the unique power system characteristics and priorities in each partner country. Some examples of technical collaboration opportunities include:
  • Expert exchange on developing scenarios for large-scale wind and solar generation
  • Development or technical review of grid codes
  • Training on the use of grid capacity expansion models and the data needed to support these models
  • Partnering to develop grid integration road maps. 
Greening the Grid is supported by the U.S. Government’s Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) program, which is managed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Department of State with support from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service.

As part a no-cost, webinar-based training on Integrating Variable Renewable Energy into the Grid - Key Issues and Emerging Solutions, will be conducted on Wednesday, July 29th, 10am EDT. This webinar-offered in coordination with the Clean Energy Solutions Center-will review the challenges to integrating significant quantities of variable renewable energy to the grid and the emerging solutions that policy-makers, regulators, and grid operators have taken to integrate wind and solar and meet RE targets. Webinar participants will learn about the myths, misperceptions, costs, and options for scaling up grid connected RE, as well as the Greening the Grid website and technical assistance opportunities.

Integrating Variable Renewable Energy into the Grid - Key Issues and Emerging Solutions
Time: Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT.
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