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Transforming the Global Power Sector: Open Tools and Data for Renewable Energy Integration
June 6th & 7th, 2023 at 9:00 am U.S. EDT
In a two-part webinar presented by the USAID-NREL Partnership and the G-PST Consortium’s Open Tools and Data Pillar, expert speakers will introduce open-source data platforms and tools that support planning for grid integration of variable renewable energy. The speakers will discuss production cost modeling (PCM) tools for power sector planning and demonstrate PCM development, supported by an open-source data and code package for side-by-side learning. Tools to be covered include the Sienna applications, the System Advisor Model (SAM), and the Renewable Energy (RE) Data Explorer. Participants are encouraged to access these open-source power system simulation tools as well as the world-class solar and wind resource data from RE Data Explorer to evaluate the operational constraints and costs associated with different energy resource portfolios.
- Day 1 Agenda:
Open Tools and Data for Power Sector Planning and Grid Integration of Renewables
Introduction to RE Data Explorer – Publicly Available, High Resolution Renewable Energy Resource Data for Decision-Making
Introduction to the reV Model and the Sienna applications
Overview of Sample Data and Open-Source Code for Side-by-Side Learning
- Day 2 Agenda:
Overview of Sienna/Ops PCM Development – Data, Workflow, and Model Design
Renewable Energy Resource Visualization and Site Selection Using RE Data Explorer
PCM Demo Using Sample Data and Open-Source Code Package on GitHub