Colloquium: Ben Kroposki, NREL, "Integrating Massive Amounts of Wind and Solar in Power Grids"

Nov 29, 2023, 4:00 pm5:15 pm
General Public (virtual)



Event Description

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. ET –– PPPL Auditorium and via Zoom **Note: This speaker will present via Zoom**

Power systems around the world are transitioning to grids that are based on 100% clean energy, such as renewable energy (wind, solar, hydro) and other clean energy sources, such as nuclear and green hydrogen. As the prices of variable renewables such as wind and solar continue to decline, these technologies will start to make up increasingly larger parts of the clean energy portfolio. Variable renewables such as wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have two important characteristics that make them different from conventional generation. First is that their output is variable and depends on the local solar and wind resource availability; the other is that these technologies are based on inverters to interconnect to the power grid instead of synchronous generators used in conventional power plants. This presentation will discuss the impact that massive deployments of wind and PV will have on the power grid of the future.

Peter Dugan