Renewable Energy Integration Challenges Webinar

Renewable Energy Integration Challenges: How States are Managing the Rapid Growth of Renewable Energy

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Renewable Energy Integration Challenges: How States are Managing the Rapid Growth of Renewable Energy Webinar
Thursday, April 25, 2013

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As states reach higher levels of renewable energy, challenges can arise because of larger amounts of wind and solar energy on the electric grid. Although power systems have been designed to incorporate the variable and uncertain nature of energy demand, renewable energy can add to this variability.

This webinar explored the variety of solutions are available to reduce these impacts, and how states can cost-effectively integrate renewables into the power system. Lori Bird from the National Renwable Energy Laboratory provided details and case studies on the challenge and Dan Woodfin from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and discussed how his state has managed large amounts of wind energy, which occasionally meets more than 25 percent of the state’s total energy demand.


  • Glen Andersen, Energy Program director, NCSL Environment, Energy and Transportation


  • Lori Bird, senior analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory    PDF Presentation
  • Dan Woodfin, director of System Operations, Electric Reliability Council of Texas   PDF Presentation
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