Bringing renewables onto the grid: G-PST Consortium presentation

Digital Event 2021
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Energy TransitionEnergy StorageFinanceInvestmentPolicy and RegulationRenewablesGrid

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Countries around world are looking to address climate change through power sector decarbonisation and are seeking pathways to modern, low-emission energy systems that can meet a range of environmental, economic, and reliability goals. However, governments, system operators, research and educational institutes, and other actors face significant challenges in acquiring and applying the requisite knowledge to rapidly transform power systems.  

To address this need, the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Consortium provides coordinated, holistic support and knowledge infusion for system operators pursuing clean energy transitions, including performing cutting-edge research; providing implementation support for world-class engineering and operational solutions; supporting workforce development; building and disseminating open-access data and tools; and accelerating localised technology adoption, standards development, and testing programmes.  

Supported by leading utilities from the United States, Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia, this session will provide information on the work of the G-PST Consortium and give insight into opportunities for African utilities. 

Moderator:  

  • Dr Jarrad Wright, CSIR Principal Engineer, South Africa

Speakers:  

  • Julian Leslie, Chief Engineer, National Grid ESO, United Kingdom   
  • Amy Rose, Senior Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA   
  • Isabel Fick, General Manager, Eskom System Operator, SA