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21st Century Power Partnership Website

The 21st Century Power Partnership works to transform the electricity sector through the integration of smart grids, clean energy and energy efficiency.

A Guidebook on Grid Interconnection and Islanded Operation of Mini-Grid Power Systems Up to 200kW

A Guidebook on Grid Interconnection and Islanded Operation of Mini-Grid Power Systems Up to 200kW

The guidebook provides information for owners and operators of renewable energy mini-grids regarding the technical options available, safety and reliability issues, and engineering and administrative costs of different choices for grid interconnection.

Auction Design: Demand

Auction Design: Demand

Volume 3 of Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design

This volume, the third volume in Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design, examines the crucial demand-side considerations of renewable energy auction design.

Auction Design: Qualification Requirements

Auction Design: Qualification Requirements

Volume 4 of Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design

This volume, the fourth volume in Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design, addresses qualification requirements, which determine the suppliers that are eligible to participate in a renewable energy auction.

Auction Design: Sellers’ Liabilities

Auction Design: Sellers’ Liabilities

Volume 6 of Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design

This volume, the final volume in Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design, addresses sellers’ liabilities, which encompass responsibilities and obligations spelled out in renewable energy auction documents.

Auction Design: Winner Selection Process

Auction Design: Winner Selection Process

Volume 5 of Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design

This volume, the fifth volume in Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design, examines winner selection, which involves applying the auction’s bidding and clearing rules and awarding contracts to winners.

Capacity Development Needs Diagnostics for Renewable Energy – Volume 1: The Handbook

Capacity Development Needs Diagnostics for Renewable Energy – Volume 1: The Handbook

The Handbook for Capacity Development Needs Diagnostics for Renewable Energy (CaDRE) provides a step-by-step guide to help government officials and practitioners conduct capacity needs assessments for renewable energy at a national, regional, or local level.

Capacity Development Needs Diagnostics for Renewable Energy – Volume 2: The Toolbox

Capacity Development Needs Diagnostics for Renewable Energy – Volume 2: The Toolbox

The CaDRE toolbox provides 25 different tools that will help the user through processes described in The Handbook for Capacity Development Needs Diagnostics for Renewable Energy (CaDRE).

Capacity Needs Diagnostics for Renewable Energies (CaDRE)

This website provides an overview of CaDRE, a guide for conducting renewable energy capacity needs assessments.

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. 

Clean Energy Ministerial Releases CEM5 Roundtables Report

Clean Energy Ministerial Releases CEM5 Roundtables Report

Report offers insights from candid dialogues among industry, government, and other clean energy stakeholders

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) has released a report summarizing key outcomes from the six public-private roundtables that were held as part of the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) in Seoul in May 2014. The report captures the key messages and recommendations of the government and private-sector leaders who participated in the discussions.

Clean Energy Solutions Center, IRENA Partner to Support Renewable Energy Policy Advice Network (REPAN)

Clean Energy Solutions Center, IRENA Partner to Support Renewable Energy Policy Advice Network (REPAN)

New agreement expands the scope of activity for global network of renewable energy experts

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have formalized a collaboration that will help accelerate the global deployment of renewable energy. The jointly led Renewable Energy Policy Advice Network (REPAN) will leverage both organizations’ resources by coordinating a global network of experts and practitioners to help countries design and implement renewable energy policies and programs.

Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Day Side Event at CEM8

Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Day Side Event at CEM8

The Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Day, to be held as a side event at the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) on 7 June, will feature high-level speakers from business and governments discussing corporate demand for cost-competitive renewable energy, its potential to accelerate renewables deployment and meet climate targets, and the necessary enabling frameworks.

E-Learning Course: Renewable Energy Sources in Electricity Markets

Goals And Conditions For Providing Sustainable Development

The Clean Energy Solutions Center has developed a no-cost e-learning course to introduce a range of renewable energy topics, in partnership with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Energy Working Group and Leonardo Energy. The course is available to anyone via the Leonardo Energy website. The course comprises four modules that cover renewable energy technologies, including power-generation technologies and integrating renewable energy into the power grid, economic regulation of electric utilities, policy and regulatory frameworks and conditions for success, and energy access through renewable energy.

Eskom, 21st Century Power Partnership Working Toward More Renewable Electricity in South Africa

Eskom, 21st Century Power Partnership Working Toward More Renewable Electricity in South Africa

The 21st Century Power Partnership is helping support Eskom, South Africa's power utility, in its goal to significantly increase renewable electricity by 2030.

Global Atlas Web Portal Offers New Innovations

Global Atlas Web Portal Offers New Innovations

Site Offers New Maps, Data Sets, and Learning Resources for the Global Atlas for Solar and Wind

The Global Atlas for Solar and Wind has updated its web portal to provide easier access to the Atlas GIS interface, catalog of data sets, and an expanded learning center.

Global LEAP, ClimateWorks, and CLASP Spearhead Groundbreaking Energy Access Program

Global LEAP, ClimateWorks, and CLASP Spearhead Groundbreaking Energy Access Program

Program to help organize and drive growth of off-grid renewable energy and appliance market

The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) is partnering with ClimateWorks and CLASP to launch an innovative program that will support efforts to extend renewable energy to millions of people throughout the developing world who currently live without access to electricity. The program will create an easily accessible online clearinghouse of off-grid appliances to increase market knowledge and foster a more competitive global off-grid appliance market. 

Global Solar and Wind Atlas Brochure

Global Solar and Wind Atlas Brochure

This brochure describes the Global Atlas for Solar and Wind energy, a collaborative internet-based Geographic Information System (GIS) for wind and solar resources.

Indian Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Database (IREEED)

The Indian Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Database (IREEED) is a publicly available database that is a repository of all central and state government policies, incentives, and programmes related to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Insights from Interviews, a Survey, and a Workshop with Potential End Users of the Global Atlas for Solar and Wind Energy

Insights from Interviews, a Survey, and a Workshop with Potential End Users of the Global Atlas for Solar and Wind Energy

This report summarizes the results of a UNEP effort to conduct interviews, a survey, and a workshop with potential end users of the Global Atlas for Solar and Wind Energy. 
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