Webinars CESC

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We have offered dozens of training webinars on priority clean energy policy topics that policymakers in countries around the world can adapt for their own use. Many expert panelists and thousands of policymakers and others have participated in these unique training opportunities. Please consider joining us for one of our upcoming webinars. Or, browse the recorded webinars listed below.

Grid Integration

Support Required for Local Off-grid Small and Medium Enterprises

A webinar highlighting the challenges of last-mile distribution and potential solutions for off-grid energy enterprises and companies to scale.

11 December 2018

Grid Integration

How Distribution Grids Can Integrate More Renewable Energy: Lessons Learned from the GRID4EU Project

A review of original approaches taken by—and lessons learned from—GRID4EU, a European project on integrating renewable energy

29 September 2015

Grid Integration

Ten Questions to Ask About Scaling On-grid Renewable Energy: Designing Stable Policy through Improved Stakeholder Engagement

Presentation of the Ten Questions to Ask About Scaling On-Grid Renewable Energy framework intended to help stakeholders engage with each other during this process, including lessons learned in Thailand

20 May 2014

Grid Integration

Mini-Grids Quality Assurance Framework

Presentation of a mini-grids QA framework designed to address the root challenges of providing quality power to remote consumers through financially viable mini-grids.

12 March 2014

Grid Integration

Measuring the "Smartness" of the Electricity Grid

Training for policymakers designing smart grid policies — defines what makes an electricity grid "smart" and proposes a method of measuring smartness

12 June 2012

Grid Integration

Enhancing International Smart Grid Collaboration and Policymaking through the Smart Grid Maturity Model

Introduction of the SGMM, a tool intended to help utilities develop a smart grid vision and roadmap, refine that vision with stakeholders, and measure their progress

17 November 2011

Grid Integration

Expert Discussion on Policies and Market Structures to Drive Net-Zero Emissions Energy Systems

This webinar examines holistic approaches to designing and implementing policies and market structures that drive transitions to net-zero-emission energy systems.

7 July 2021

Energy Access

Scaling Microgrid Deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Spotlight on the Role of Batteries

A webinar on scaling microgrid deployment in sub-Saharan Africa, including recent research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on the role of batteries in microgrids and two new case studies.

26 September 2019

Grid Integration

Greening the Grid: Utility-Scale Battery Storage

An introduction to the key concepts for understanding the value of battery energy storage systems; a review of the services they can provide to the grid; and an exploration of when, where, why and how they can be deployed economically.

28 February 2019

Grid Integration

Implementing a Quality Assurance Framework for Microgrid Performance Monitoring in Africa: Examples, Lessons, and Opportunities

A review of electricity access in Africa and private investment in the microgrid sector and the role of the Quality Assurance Framework can play.

13 February 2019

Grid Integration

Grid Interconnection of Mini-Grids

A discussion of the challenges and possible options for mini-grids after the main grid arrives that will include country-specific case studies from Asia and Africa, as well as the potential requirements needed to achieve a relatively seamless interconnection.

18 July 2018

Grid Integration

Enabling Technologies: Key role in increasing renewable energy uptake?

A presentation of REN21’s recently released Renewable 2017 Global Status Report and a discussion of current developments in various energy technologies, infrastructure, markets and institutional frameworks that can advance and facilitate expanded deployment of renewable energy.

15 June 2017

Grid Integration

Distributed Solar on the Grid: Key Opportunities and Challenges

An overview of the USAID Distributed Generation Technical Assistance program along with context for the prospective role of distributed-generation photovoltaic technology in developing countries, followed by a discussion of the key economic and technical challenges and opportunities associated with distributed-generation photovoltaic systems.

17 November 2016

Grid Integration

Big, Fast and Flexible: Grid Operations for Efficient Variable Renewable Integration

A discussion of three different pathways, along with implementation considerations and examples for each, for enhancing the size and speed of grid operations for efficient variable renewable integration.

11 October 2016

Grid Integration

Renewables Rising: The Role of Grid Integration

An overview of the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century’s newly released Renewables 2016 Global Status Report and a look at renewables and grid integration, with a focus on China.

30 June 2016

Energy Access

Mini-grids for Energy Access in Sub-Saharan Africa: Status and Lessons from Tanzania

A review of the results from a study of the status of mini-grids in Tanzania.

31 May 2016

Energy Efficiency

Greening the Grid: Implementing Wind and Solar Power Forecasting

An introduction to the considerations associated with advancing the use of wind and solar forecasts to more efficiently integrate variable renewable energy into the grid.

21 April 2016

Grid Integration

Greening the Grid: Implementing Renewable Energy Zones for Integrated Transmission and Generation Planning

Training on the renewable energy zone (REZ) approach, which provides a policy framework for planning new transmission to encourage utility-scale renewable energy development in areas that have the highest likelihood of being cost-effective.

1 December 2015