Although AWEA CLEANPOWER has been cancelled this year, much of the education content will be presented via webinars. Four Berkeley Lab Electricity Markets & Policy experts will be presenting sessions on topics spanning the wind industry in the coming weeks.
Learn about these events below.
Hybrid Projects – The Advantages and Future Implications
Wednesday, May 20, 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET/ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT
Will Gorman will participate in a panel discussing the rise of new “hybrid” resources that combine multiple technologies as a single grid resource. His focus will be on discussing the advantages, disadvantages, development trends, and value proposition for U.S. utility-scale hybrid battery projects. He will highlight Berkeley Lab’s in-depth wind and solar market data to cover PPA price adders and wholesale market value for hybrids while detailing the projected expansion of these projects across the U.S. in the coming years. Register Link
Wind Energy, School Budgets and Classroom Outcomes: Empirical Evidence of How They Interact?
Thursday, May 21, 2020, 2:00 - 2:30 PM ET/ 11:00 - 11:30 AM PT
Ben Hoen, Research Scientist, will discuss new research on the levels of school revenue, expenditures and changes to student outcomes in school districts with significant wind energy development. Results will describe a national study comparing these school metrics with the amounts of installed wind capacity in districts over time. Register Link
Boosting the Value of Wind and Solar in Wholesale Power Markets
Tuesday, May 26, 2:00 - 2:30 PM ET/ 11:00 - 11:30 AM PT
Ryan Wiser, Senior Scientist, will discuss how wholesale power prices are shifting as wind and solar penetrations grow, and the implications of these changes for the grid-system value of wind and solar. He will place particular attention on project design options to boost the market value of wind and solar as penetrations continue to rise, including but not limited to hybridization with storage. Register Link
Wind Plant Performance with Age in the United States
Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 2:00 - 2:30 PM ET/ 11:00 - 11:30 AM PT\
Dev Millstein, Research Scientist, will discuss how the performance of wind plants in the United States changes with age. The discussion will focus on differences between newer and older projects, the impacts of the production tax credit, and how some plant characteristics are correlated with lower or higher rates of performance decline. Register Link