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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

21CPP Facilitates Power System Planning Dialogue in South Africa

21CPP Facilitates Power System Planning Dialogue in South Africa

On April 21, 2016, the 21st Century Power Partnership co-organized an event in Midrand, South Africa, to address the country's evolving energy planning landscape and facilitate a critical national dialogue on the next generation of power system planning challenges and opportunities.

Friday, December 11, 2015

21CPP Fellowship Program Builds Power System Expertise

21CPP Fellowship Program Builds Power System Expertise

The CEM’s 21st Century Power Partnership (21CPP) has launched a fellowship program to support mid-career peer learning, mentorship, skills development, and collaborative research among partner institutions to support power systems transformation. 21CPP fellows will spend an average six to eight weeks on assignment in a host organization with scientific or practical expertise in a needed field of study. The first two fellows came from India to work at U.S. national laboratories to learn about the methodologies and software tools used in large-scale integration studies.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Status Report on Power System Transformation

Status Report on Power System Transformation

This 21st Century Power Partnership report provides empirical examples of the types of power system innovations that are emerging around the world, showing what power sector transformation is and how it is being achieved today. As the examples reveal, the word “innovation” itself is not limited to merely technology, but applies widely across policy, planning, operation, finance, and business models.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Power Systems of the Future

Power Systems of the Future

A 21st Century Power Partnership Thought Leadership Report

This 21st Century Power Partnership report summarizes key forces driving transformation in the power sector around the world, presents a framework for evaluating decisions regarding the extent and pace of change, and defines pathways for transformation.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Making Coal Flexible: Getting From Baseload to Peaking Plant

Making Coal Flexible: Getting From Baseload to Peaking Plant

Power systems in the 21st century will favor resources that have low marginal costs and provide system flexibility, including the ability to cycle on and off and to run at low minimum loads to complement variations in output. This paper uses a case study of a coal-fired generating station (CGS) to evaluate how power plants intended to run at baseload can evolve to serve other system needs. It shows that coal-fired power plants can continue to operate cost-effectively if they cycle routinely. This report is also available in Mandarin.
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