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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Power System Transformation at the 3GF Summit 2016

Power System Transformation at the 3GF Summit 2016

Since 2011, the Clean Energy Ministerial’s 21st Century Power Partnership has brought major players from the public and private sector together at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) Summit to drive change. At this year’s 3GF Summit Partnership Session—which took place on 7 June 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark—speakers from the United States, China, European Union (Denmark), Ukraine, Mexico, and Chile provided global perspectives on the transformation to a more sustainable power system following COP21 and debated the conclusions with about 70 high-level participants. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program and the Clean Energy Ministerial Collaborate on India’s National Grid Integration

The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program and the Clean Energy Ministerial Collaborate on India’s National Grid Integration

Last week, the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) at the World Bank announced $300,000 in co-funding to a project that is also funded by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID–India’s new clean energy project, Greening the Grid, aims to support the Government of India in managing the large-scale integration of renewable energy into the Indian power grid.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

21st Century Power Partnership Fact Sheet

21st Century Power Partnership Fact Sheet

This fact sheet, published during CEM7, describes the 21st Century Power Partnership's goals, impact, achievements, and participating governments and partner organizations.

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.

Monday, May 16, 2016

10 Ways the Clean Energy Ministerial Is Helping Drive the World’s Clean Energy Revolution

10 Ways the Clean Energy Ministerial Is Helping Drive the World’s Clean Energy Revolution

If we’re going to solve the challenge of climate change, we need to make a rapid shift to clean energy. That’s why the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) was launched in 2010. At this year’s seventh annual Clean Energy Ministerial meeting, CEM7, energy ministers and business leaders from more than 25 countries will tackle a number of challenges, such as reaching the clean energy goals outlined in the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement. But the CEM is more than just a meeting. It’s also a collection of groundbreaking campaigns and initiatives that provide people around the world with the tools they need to join the clean energy revolution. This blog lists 10 ways that the CEM is advancing clean energy worldwide.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Solutions Center Report Reviews International Experiences in Wheeling and Banking Strategies

Solutions Center Report Reviews International Experiences in Wheeling and Banking Strategies

Report offers insights for regulators and policy makers working to achieve renewable energy goals

The Clean Energy Regulators Initiative (CERI) has released a new report, Wheeling and Banking Strategies for Optimal Renewable Energy Deployment: International Experiences. CERI is a partnership between two Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) initiatives, the Clean Energy Solutions Center and 21st Century Power Partnership, and Leonardo Energy. As variable renewable generation increases worldwide, policy makers and regulators are adopting new or revised wheeling and banking policies that could effectively support renewable development. The report defines the principles of wheeling (transmission) tariffs and renewable energy banking provisions and their role in renewable energy deployment in countries with plans for large-scale renewable energy.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Wheeling and Banking Strategies for Optimal Renewable Energy Deployment: International Experiences

Wheeling and Banking Strategies for Optimal Renewable Energy Deployment: International Experiences

This report defines the principles of wheeling (transmission) tariffs and renewable energy banking provisions and their role in renewable energy deployment in countries with plans for large-scale renewable energy. It reviews recent experiences in India, Mexico, & the United States and offers insights for regulators & policy makers working to achieve renewable energy goals.

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.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Clean Energy Grid Integration Network Launches

Clean Energy Grid Integration Network Launches

Partnership supported by CEM's Clean Energy Solutions Center and 21st Century Power Partnership (21CPP)

The new Clean Energy Grid Integration Network (CEGIN) for policy makers will help governments around the world strengthen policies and programs to enable high levels of renewable energy generation for electricity systems along with related demand response, smart grid and storage solutions. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Clean Energy Ministerial and World Bank to Help Countries Scale Up, Integrate Renewable Energy in Grids

Clean Energy Ministerial and World Bank to Help Countries Scale Up, Integrate Renewable Energy in Grids

The Clean Energy Ministerial and the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program will work together to deliver targeted technical assistance to help developing and middle-income countries integrate large shares of wind and solar energy into their electricity grids. Together, the initiatives will deliver the most advanced knowledge—from technical integration of variable renewable energy (VRE) and smart grids to harmonized policy and regulatory frameworks—that will draw from the experiences of vanguard countries already managing high percentages of wind and solar penetration.

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.

Friday, May 1, 2015

India and the 21st Century Power Partnership

India and the 21st Century Power Partnership

Paving the Way to a Smarter, Cleaner, More Resilient System

This fact sheet describes the 21st Century Power Partnership's India in-country consultation program, which has focused its initial efforts on contributing to the development of the national Renewable Energy Roadmap; sharing experiences and lessons learned on managing variable renewable energy on the grid and the role of ancillary services in renewable energy grid integration; and providing power system modeling support and training in relevant power system modeling tools that address critical needs

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mexico and the 21st Century Power Partnership

Mexico and the 21st Century Power Partnership

Paving the Way to a Greener, Smarter, More Flexible Grid

This fact sheet describes the 21st Century Power Partnership's Mexico in-country consultation program, which works to accelerate “next generation” power system planning for 2030, provide operational support for grid integration, evaluate and expand smart grid deployment, and assist the government of Mexico with the implementation of its energy reform directives.

Friday, May 1, 2015

South Africa and the 21st Century Power Partnership

South Africa and the 21st Century Power Partnership

Paving the Way to a Clean, Reliable and Resilient Power System

This fact sheet describes the 21st Century Power Partnership's Mexico in-country consultation program, which works to accelerate “next generation” power system planning, mitigate near-term power supply shortages, and assist the Government of South Africa to build a workforce of power system experts.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

21CPP Distributed Generation Regulation Library

The 21st Century Power Partnership website provides a curated library of the best available resources on the regulation of distributed generation, from academic literature to toolkits to case study reports.

Monday, March 16, 2015

New 21st Century Power Partnership Report Describes Pathways for Power Systems Transformation

New 21st Century Power Partnership Report Describes Pathways for Power Systems Transformation

Guiding the pathway of power system change is a difficult task for policy makers. This challenge is the subject of Power Systems of the Future, a new report prepared by the 21st Century Power Partnership.

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.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Report on India's Renewable Electricity Roadmap 2030: Toward Accelerated Renewable Electricity Deployment

Report on India's Renewable Electricity Roadmap 2030: Toward Accelerated Renewable Electricity Deployment

This roadmap outlines key recommendations and a framework for integrated policy strategy to drive a dramatic scale-up of renewable energy in India that complements both existing and planned conventional power projects. The executive summary is provided here; the full report is available from the Confederation of Indian Industry.  

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.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

21st Century Power Partnership Seeks Submissions for New Report

21st Century Power Partnership Seeks Submissions for New Report

Real-world examples of innovation in power systems sought for a first-of-its-kind report

The 21st Century Power Partnership seeks to collect real-world examples of innovation in power systems. The examples will be considered for inclusion in a Status Report to be delivered at the 6th Clean Energy Ministerial in May 2015. The report will be the keystone annual publication in the portfolio of the 21st Century Power Partnership.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SEAD and India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency Host Workshop on Enhancing Space Cooling Efficiency and Demand Response

SEAD and India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency Host Workshop on Enhancing Space Cooling Efficiency and Demand Response

The SEAD and 21st Century Power Partnership initiatives, U.S. Department of Energy, and India's Ministry of Power organized a two-day workshop to discuss the impact of air conditioners on the Indian electric grid and the role of energy efficiency and demand response to meet rising electricity demand.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Children's Investment Fund Foundation and 21st Century Power Partnership Team Up to Help Mexico Transform Its Power Sector

Children's Investment Fund Foundation and 21st Century Power Partnership Team Up to Help Mexico Transform Its Power Sector

The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) will provide up to $3.9 million to the 21st Century Power Partnership to create and operate a platform for power sector technical support for the Mexican federal government. This program will help Mexico achieve secure, reliable, and clean electricity as part of its energy reform agenda.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

World Energy Leaders Highlight Progress and Announce New Actions on Clean Energy at Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

World Energy Leaders Highlight Progress and Announce New Actions on Clean Energy at Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

Under the theme of “Act Together, Think Creative,” CEM5 focused on accelerating the transition to a global clean energy economy

On 12–13 May, energy leaders from the world’s largest economies and others gathered in Seoul for the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) to strategize next steps in their efforts to accelerate the deployment of clean and efficient energy. Energy ministers and other high-level delegates highlighted progress made through the Ministerial’s collaborative initiatives and announced new and expanded actions that will enhance clean energy supply, improve energy efficiency, and expand clean energy access around the world. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

21st Century Power Partnership Works through RAP to Deliver Energy Efficiency Progress in Arkansas

21st Century Power Partnership Works through RAP to Deliver Energy Efficiency Progress in Arkansas

Strategic engagement informs policy makers about state utility program designs and regulatory policies to improve end-use energy efficiency.
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