In a two-part webinar presented by the USAID-NREL Partnership and the G-PST Consortium’s Open Tools and Data Pillar, expert speakers introduced open-source data platforms and tools that support planning for grid integration of variable renewable energy. The speakers discussed 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 covered included the Sienna applications, the System Advisor Model (SAM), and the Renewable Energy (RE) Data Explorer.

These open-source power system simulation tools as well as the world-class solar and wind resource data from RE Data Explorer are useful for stakeholders looking to evaluate the operational constraints and costs associated with different energy resource portfolios.

Speakers included:

  • Karin Wadsack, NREL
  • Kate Doubleday, NREL
  • Galen Maclaurin, NREL

This webinar was moderated by Holly Darrow, NREL.

Please navigate the box below to view the recordings of both sessions, code package