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PAST EVENT | ESMAP Open Webinar Series: Foundations for the Energy Transition | Beyond Baseload: Transitioning from a Baseload based system to Flexible Grids | Thursday July 23, 2020
Venue: Virtual

Presentation | Recording

In this webinar, we delved into how to design firm, reliable and flexible grids at the system level.

Background and Description

Solar and wind technologies are currently the cheapest way to produce energy in most places around the World. As more Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) enters the grid, power systems need to become more flexible to be able to balance energy supply and demand. As the energy system transforms and renewable generation increases, the "baseload" power which operates continuously becomes more expensive and inefficient. In this webinar we delved into how to design firm, reliable and flexible grids at the system level.

  • Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of a baseload versus a flexible system and how green grids need to be adaptable to the local resource
  • Understand how cheap renewable energy like solar and wind are forcing changes into grid systems across the World
  • Consider how both energy supply and demand are shifting through new technologies and how it is likely to exacerbate in the future with more self-generation, EVs etc.

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