Wesley Cole is an electricity sector modeler and analyst in the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). His work focuses on capacity expansion modeling of the U.S. power system. Within this domain, he specializes in renewable energy integration, battery storage market potential, and impacts of high solar penetration futures. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin and his B.S. at Brigham Young University, both in chemical engineering.
Jennie Jorgenson has been an energy systems engineer at the National Renewable Energy laboratory for five years. She is interested in the effect of renewable energy technologies on the power system, with a focus on high penetrations of renewable energy, energy storage, and grid flexibility. Before working at NREL, she got her Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota.
Greg Brinkman is an expert in power systems modeling and renewables integration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He studies the impacts of variable renewable generation on the electric power system, primarily focused on high renewable penetration scenarios and the enabling technologies and operational practices that allow for efficient integration of variable renewables. He is currently leading the North American Renewable Integration Study (NARIS).
Moderator: Aaron Bloom, NREL
Registration Cost: FREE
Additional Information: This webinar will provide an update on the status and prospects for the integration of renewable energy in power systems. NREL is at the forefront of renewable integration efforts on behalf of DOE, and will present the results of recent work carried out at the lab. This will include a look at the 2017 Annual Technology Baseline and Standard Scenarios, including technology cost and fuel cost, which will be used in their analyses next year; a look at the results of the 75% renewables penetration study results for the Eastern Interconnection; and a discussion of items to consider when planning for ultra-high levels of renewables.