5th SINRENOVA, Webinar on New Renewable Sources and Smart Grid

5th SINRENOVA:

Webinar on New Renewable Sources and Smart Grid

The Brazilian power sector is recognized for its large share of renewable sources. This profile tends to be maintained not only by the presence of hydropower, but also by the significant expansion of wind and solar power, small hydroelectric power plants and biomass. We must not forget about distributed energy resources such as batteries, electric vehicles and demand management, which can play an important role in the energy sector in medium or long term, as such technologies are booming. In this case, the development of smart grids is also necessary.

As the main source of generation in the country, hydroelectricity is well represented in the energy models used by the agencies responsible for the expansion and operation of the sector. The representation of conventional and nuclear thermoelectric plants is also dealt with appropriately, and they play a complementary role to hydraulic generation. On the other hand, the other renewable sources need specific treatment due to the uncertainty as to the availability of the resource, the intermittent generation, or the different strategies of the entrepreneur regarding the use of energy for self-consumption.

As the participation of alternative sources and distributed energy resources in the Brazilian power sector is expanding rapidly, appropriate treatment is required regarding their representation in the energy models used both for the expansion and operation of the electrical system.

In addition, it is also essential to think about new business models and regulatory improvements to pave the way for the insertion of new renewable sources and smart grids in the Brazilian electricity sector.

Thus, the purpose of this event is to bring experts from Brazil and other countries to discuss ideas on how to address such complexity in energy planning.

The event has been organized by Energy Planning Programme COPPE/UFRJ and Wärtsillä. Due to coronavirus outbreak, the 5th SINRENOVA has taken place online.

 

The webinar consists of:

Welcome Session


Waste-to-Energy Technology

Amaro Pereira
PPE/COPPE/UFRJ
Moderator
Anand Ramanathan
National Institute of Technology Trichy
Speaker
Dmitrii Glushkov
Tomsk Polytechnic University
Speaker
Pavel Strizhak
Tomsk Polytechnic University
Speaker

Solar Power

Eliab Ricarte
PPE/COPPE/UFRJ
Moderator
S. Iniyan
Independent Consultant
Speaker
Aniella Descalzi
Renewable Energy Consultant
Speaker

Wind Offshore

Claude Cohen
NIMAS/UFF
Moderator
Johannes Dimas
Especialista em Energia Eólica Offshore – Energia & Gestão de Projetos Ltda.
Speaker
Edson Watanabe
PEE/COPPE/UFRJ
Speaker

Renewable Sources and Flexible Generation

André Lucena
PPE/COPPE/UFRJ
Moderator
Gabriel Cavados
Wärtsilä
Speaker
Leontina Pinto
Engenho
Speaker

Interconnect California Webinar Series Part 3: Preventing Blackouts and Exceeding Renewable Power Goals

 


Webinar on-demand
DURATION: 1 hour

As a renewable energy leader, California has set the tone with ambitious decarbonization goals. However, the whole world is also watching when the Golden State’s grid goes dark during extreme weather conditions. In this webinar, presenters will discuss the pressure on California’s grid and how the state can avoid system unreliability during extended heat waves and droughts.

Join the Path to 100% discussion to learn about the latest PLEXOS power system modeling results, incorporating recent extreme weather data into the “Path to 100% Renewables for California” whitepaper. Experts will discuss what caused the blackouts, solutions and policy recommendations to rapidly, cost effectively and reliably decarbonize California’s electricity sector.

Presented by:

 

Gary Ackerman
President
Foothill Services, Inc
Moderator
Scott Miller
Executive Director,
Western Power Trading Forum
Speaker
Jussi Heikkinen
Director, Growth & Development, Americas
Wärtsilä
Speaker
Gary Dorris
Ph.D, CEO & Co-Founder
Ascend Analytics
Speaker

Diálogo sobre transición a renovables: mirada a América Latina

 


Webinar bajo demanda
DURATION: 1 hora

Durante la última década la capacidad instalada de energías renovables no convencionales ha aumentado significativamente, y sin duda continuará aumentado. El objetivo de poder acelerar la transición energética se ha transformado en un objetivo común de todos los países de la región Latinoamericana y no solo por un compromiso con el cambio climático, además por un tema de competitividad de estas fuentes de energía y por la notoria disminución de recursos hídricos, que hoy, son los que entregan flexibilidad al sistema.

En esta transición acelerada la adaptación a un sistema eléctrico con fuentes intermitentes ha generado un gran desafío en lo técnico, regulatorio, ambiental y social. Las innovaciones tanto en la regulación del mercado de energía como en su diseño son claves, se deben considerar además modelos comerciales innovadores y nuevas prácticas de operación de sistemas.

Ciertamente, las soluciones innovadoras y flexibles a gran escala para un alto porcentaje de integración de energía solar y eólica son fundamentales para esta ola de mercado que estamos viviendo.

Tenemos aquí presentes representantes de países claves en la región que nos pueden contar su visión y recomendaciones en referencia a cómo podemos abordar la tan anhelada ruta al 100% de energías limpias, Pathto100 en Latinoamérica.