Renewable Energy Grid Integration Systems (REGIS) Workshop

The Challenge of Interconnection Renewable Energy Resources as Baseload

January 12-15, 2009

This workshop brought together utilities, policymakers, renewable technology experts, regulators, standards officials, equipment suppliers and transmission engineers to discuss the challenges and opportunities for increasing the penetration of renewables in the electric power grids of APEC economies as storage technologies, grid management techniques and modeling tools evolve.

The workshop was hosted by the United States Department of Energy in Hawaii. The State of Hawaii had adopted a goal of meeting 70% of all its energy needs (electricity and transportation) from renewables by the year 2030. Participants saw first-hand some projects that were helping to bring this about.

The Renewable Energy Grid Integration Systems (REGIS) Workshop was held January 12-15, 2009 in Hawaii. Most presentations and posters are available for download from the links within the agenda below.

Opening Plenary

APEC Energy OverviewCary BloydArgonne National Laboratory
NEDO OverviewKen JohnsonNew Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Solar Energy Technologies Program: Systems Integration ActivitiesDan TonUS DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program
Hawaii Clean Energy InitiativeWilliam P. Parks JrUS DOE Power Technologies Program

Grid Integration of Wind

Hawaii Energy, Environment, and Sustainability: Aspects of Grid Integration of As-Available ResourcesTerry SurlesHawaii Natural Energy Institute
Wind Power Grid Integration in New ZealandDavid NatuschAPEC Energy Business Network

Grid Integration of Solar

The US DOE Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems Program “SEGIS”Abraham Ellis (presented for Ward Bower)Sandia National Laboratories
NEDO Research Related to Large-scale PV-related Grid-connection ProjectsHirofumi NakamaNew Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Promises and Challenges of Utility Scale PV Grid Integration – Lessons from Lana’iLeo Casey, Robert Johnson, and Bob ReedySatCon Technology Corp, SunPower Corp, and FSEC

Energy Storage and Renewable Energy

NEDO Research Related to Battery Storage Applications for Integration of Renewable EnergySatoshi MorozumiNew Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Energy Storage and Renewable EnergyAbbas AkhilSandia National Laboratories

Grid Operations and Management

Forest City OverviewJon Wallenstrom and William BoudraForest City

Modeling and Simulation

The Particularity of the Power Network Incorporating with the Aggregation of Distributed PV SystemsKosuke KurokawaTokyo Institute of Technology
Renewable Energy Interconnection and Storage – Technical AspectsBen KroposkiNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Renewable Energy Grids Over Time

Japanese Policies Related to New and Renewable Energy & Grid IntegrationTakashi KawabataMinistry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

Collaboration on Renewable Energy Grid Issues

Renewable Systems Interconnection StudyJuan TorresSandia National Laboratories
Lāna‘i – A Source of Renewable Energy for HawaiiChris LovvornCastle & Cooke, Hawaii