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Integrated Resource Planning

Integrated resource planning establishes a protocol and strategy for incorporating of new types of energy into a given system. It is typically applied by utilities or other energy planning/management organizations. Resource integration planning takes into account the technology, generation profile, location, fuel considerations, access to transmission and distribution, and other considerations.

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Operational Analysis of the Eastern Interconnection at Very High Renewable Penetrations

This study builds upon earlier research to model the U.S. Eastern Interconnection with around 70% energy sourced from wind and…

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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1 September 2018

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2023 System Strength Report: A report for the National Electricity Market

The purpose of this publication is to report on the system strength nodes and system strength standards (minimum and efficient…

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Australian Energy Market Operator

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1 December 2023

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Greening the Grid: Solar and Wind Grid Integration Study for the Luzon-Visayas System of the Philippines

The Philippines, rich in solar, wind, and renewable energy resources, aims to ensure sustainable, accessible, and affordable energy. The Philippines’…

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Philippines' Department of Energy

United States Agency for International Development

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1 January 2018

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Insights on Planning for Power System Regulators

This study aims to guide power system planning processes and regulatory actions, and particular consideration is given to ramping up…

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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Training Materials

2010 China-United States Renewable Energy Grid Integration Workshop (Website)

This website provides 16 presentations from a workshop held in Beijing, 7-8 December 2010, as well as a workshop summary.…

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The China Sustainable Energy Program

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Accelerating Off-grid Renewable Energy: Key Findings and Recommendations from IOREC 2016

This document brings report the key messages that emerged from the Third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC 2016), including…

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IRENA

Date:

1 January 2017

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Adapting Market Design to High Shares of Variable Renewable Energy

The report analyses challenges and solutions, and it provides recommendations on how to adapt electricity market design to high shares…

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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1 January 2017

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Addressing Climate Vulnerability for Power System Resilience and Energy Security: A Focus on Hydropower Resources

This paper is intended to inform energy planners and investors about (1) how climate change can affect power generation resources,…

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USAID

Date:

1 May 2017

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Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center: Codes and Standards Resources (Website)

This United States Department of Energy webpage provides links to several National Renewable Energy Laboratory documents on codes and standards…

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United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Training Materials

American Samoa’s Solar+Storage Microgrid

The island of Ta’u in the U.S. territory of American Samoa relied heavily on diesel generation to meet its electricity…

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Clean Energy Group

Resilient Power

Date:

16 February 2017

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An Overview of Behind-The Meter Solar-Plus-Storage Regulatory Design: Approaches and Case Studies to Inform International Applications

This report is intended to offer key regulatory considerations for facilitating distributed solar photovoltaic (DPV)-plus-storage programs for retail customers. It…

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Date:

1 March 2020

Deployment Data

Policy Data

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Berkeley India Joint Leadership on Energy and the Environment (Website)

This is the website of the Berkeley India Joint Leadership on Energy and the Environment (BIJLEE), which is a partnership…

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University of California

Berkeley

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Training Materials

Climate and Energy Webcasts

This website provides access to a collection of webcasts and podcasts presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Climate…

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Training Materials

ClimateTechWiki: A Clean Energy Platform (Website)

This database provides publications, case studies, tools, general discussions, and other resources focusing on a wide variety of technologies. Users…

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United Nations

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs

Energy Research Center of the Netherlands

Joint Implementation Network

University of Edinburgh

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership

Deployment Data

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Developing Brazil’s Market for Distributed Solar Generation

In this working paper, researchers analyze 5,563 municipalities in Brazil and show that demand side factors drive consumer uptake of…

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Climate Policy Initiative

Date:

1 October 2017

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Electricity Storage and Renewables: Costs and Markets to 2030

Battery systems can support a wide range of services needed for the transition to a sustainable energy system, from providing…

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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Electricity Storage and Renewables: Costs and Markets to 2030

This report was designed to be a comprehensive overview of the costs and performance of electricity storage systems, with a…

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International Renewable Energy Agency.

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Emissions and Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID)

This tool is a source of data on the environmental characteristics of electric power generated in the United States, including…

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United States Environmental Protection Agency