Webinar & Events - Electric Grid

Energy Storage Interconnection – Challenges and Solutions

May 21, 2024

Energy storage projects face unique operational attributes that are often not well accounted for in current interconnection processes, and this can lead to storage projects facing undue burdens that may ultimately cause them to become uneconomical. In this webinar, policy experts examined the problem and discussed new initiatives designed to address interconnection challenges.

Leveraging Federal Funding for Transmission Technologies and Renewable Energy Integration

August 22, 2023

The Inflation Reduction Act will dramatically accelerate renewable energy development, and the transmission grid will need substantial upgrades to accommodate the shifting generation portfolio. “Grid Enhancing Technologies,” as they were named by FERC, can unlock flexibility and additional capacity on the existing transmission infrastructure, enabling twice as much renewable generation in some regions.

Applying New Data from NREL’s State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform

January 27, 2021

This webinar will explore the newly updated State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform and applications for clean energy planning.

Using Overbuilding + Curtailment to Achieve 100% Clean Electricity

December 15, 2020

Overbuilding + curtailment acts as “implicit storage” enabling these resources to deliver 100%-ready power 24/365 without fail while using only a small affordable fraction of the seasonal storage reserves that would be required otherwise.

FERC Order 2222: How it will level the playing field for distributed energy storage and other DERs

December 10, 2020

This webinar described existing participation barriers for DERs in wholesale electricity markets and how Order 2222 should help lower them.

Members-Only: Messaging Research on Public Perceptions of the US Electric Grid

October 8, 2019
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EVs and the Electricity System

July 2, 2019

What is the trajectory for the market penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) and what does it mean for the electrical grid? How can EVs be best integrated into the grid so that they increase system reliability and reduce emissions? What would be the impacts on the grid of different scenarios for EV charging?

Enabling High Penetrations of Distributed Solar through the Optimization of Sub-Transmission Voltage Regulation

March 28, 2019

In this webinar, Nader Samaan, a power systems engineer and the lead for PNNL’s Grid Analytics team, presented CReST-VCT and how it works in a real-world use case for Duke Energy.

Evaluating Technology Impacts on the Distribution System: PNNL’s GridLAB-D Simulation Tool

March 19, 2019

The GridLAB-D software has been used to evaluate many technologies, such as demand response strategies, photovoltaic deployment impacts, smart inverter control strategies, and distribution automation impacts.

Exploring the Outcomes of New Grid Projects on the Power System: PNNL’s GridPIQ Tool

January 31, 2019

GridPIQ, a screening tool from the U.S. Department of Energy and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, helps users approximate the impact of adding a grid project, whether in the form of a technology or a new policy, to an existing system.