GODEEEP Webinar Series | Deep Dive Three

GridResilience@PNNL presents the Grid Operations Decarbonization, Environmental and Energy Equity Platform (GODEEEP) series featuring panel discussions hosted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) leaders in their fields. 

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Monday, July 24, 2023, 10:00 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. ET)

Deep Dive Three

GridResilience@PNNL Presents the GODEEEP Webinar Series: Vulnerability of the Decarbonized Grid to Energy Droughts and Climate Extremes

Monday, July 24, 2023, 10:00 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. ET)

Cameron W Bracken
Cameron Bracken
Casey Burleyson - Square
Casey Burleyson
Allison M Campbell
Allison M. Campbell

As we move towards a decarbonized grid, reliance on weather-dependent energy increases as does exposure to extreme events and prolonged natural resource shortages known as energy droughts. A core element of PNNL’s GODEEEP initiative is to advance the science of developing coincident wind, solar, and load datasets considering an evolving infrastructure and changing climate conditions. These datasets are aimed at addressing long-term planning questions and benchmarking the properties of energy droughts and renewable generation during extreme events at scales relevant for reliability studies and storage sizing. In this webinar we will first discuss the development of a dataset of historical hourly wind and solar generation for every plant within the United States that is part of the Energy Information Administration 860 database. The data uses regional atmospheric climate model simulations from 1980-2019 and wind and solar power plant configurations across the entire contiguous US. From this data we examine the response of wind and solar generation under extreme temperatures as well as conduct a standardized benchmark of the frequency, duration, magnitude, and seasonality of energy droughts at a variety of temporal and spatial scales. Results are presented for 15 Balancing Authorities, regions of the U.S. power grid where wind and solar are must-take resources by the power grid and must be balanced. This webinar will focus on the methodology and results of this work as well as discuss ways this information can be used to improve grid reliability. We will show how those datasets can be accessed and show how this research is already being used to select and design extreme events to inform long term planning.  

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For more information about the webinars in this series, visit the GODEEEP webinar event page.​ 

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