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Solving the 'Flexibility Gap' -- How Hydro, Solar and Wind Can Work Together

This event was originally broadcast on May 14, 2018 and is now available for on demand viewing.

A certificate of attendance will be offered.

Webcast Description:

Renewable generation from wind, solar, and hydro make up about half of all the new electricity capacity being added to the grid. Pumped storage hydro provides about 97% of all existing energy storage.

How can wind, solar, and hydro work together to meet transmission grid flexibility needs, including providing energy storage?

Several projects already are under way that demonstrate the benefits of pairing these technologies to provide needed energy storage.

Learn about one of these projects, and gain ideas and insights about future synergies. 

Presented by:

Rick Miller, P.E.
Senior Vice President, Renewable Energy Services
Rick Miller has 40 years of experience in conventional and pumped-storage power plant operations, water resources, and hydroelectric engineering. He has been actively involved in drafting and reviewing federal legislative language for proposed renewable electricity standards, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) market tariffs related to hydropower, and energy storage and hydropower grid stability standards. Mr. Miller has also been an advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy regarding wind/pumped-storage integration and energy storage market requirements.

Susanne Kleineheismann
International Sales, Water Battery
Max Bogl Wind AG

Susanne Kleineheismann is responsible for the development and implementation of international sales structures for the Water Battery within Max Bögl Wind AG. Previously she worked in a renowned technical design office for offshore foundations of wind turbine generators and as a construction manager for special foundation works in Germany and Hong Kong.

Charles R. Sensiba
Troutman Sanders LLP

Chuck Sensiba provides strategic counsel and legal representation to public utility districts, governmental entities, investor-owned utilities, and independent power producers. His practice covers the full spectrum of complex licensing, natural resources, and environmental issues related to hydropower development. Chuck is recognized as a leader in the U.S. waterpower industry, with experience ranging from large and complex hydroelectric projects licensed and regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to small water supply projects. He also advises clients on federal policy issues affecting hydropower and is a thought leader in energy and hydropower policy. 

Moderator: Elizabeth Ingram
Managing Editor

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