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REGIS Workshop
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Sponsored by
EERE

In Partnership with
APEC


DOE-APEC
Renewable Energy Grid Integration Systems (REGIS)
Workshop Survey & Results

What is your primary specialty area (Demographics)?
Electric Power Generation5 people
Wind Energy Technology3 people
Energy Storage3 people
Policy & Regulations6 people
Transmission and Distribution3 people
Solar Energy Technology5 people
Electric Utility Management & Ops3 people
Standards1 person
Other:4 people
    Cost/Benefit Analysis: Econ.
    New Energy R&D Mgmt
    Power System Planning
    National Energy Lab/R&D
On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most favorable, 1 being the least favorable, and N/A representing ‘Not Applicable’, indicate your responses to the following questions:
Questions54321N/A
Did the keynote presentations add to you understanding of the topic?62%31%7%
How would you rate the content of the facilitated discussion sessions? 76% 8% 16%
Compared to other renewable energy conferences in which you have participated, how would you rank this one?64% 36%  
What was your overall satisfaction of the workshop’s presentations? 50% 50%  
How likely are you to attend another renewable energy grid integration event in the future? 64% 36%  
How likely are you to review the Sandia National Laboratories web site updates for REGIS after this meeting? 78% 15% 7%
Rate your DOE-APEC REGIS experience in the following areas using the scale provided
Workshop Setup93% EXCELLENTN/A Good7% Average
Workshop Website (ease of use)71% EXCELLENT29% GoodN/A Average
Overall Group Participation71% EXCELLENT21% Good8% Average
Workshop Venue100% EXCELLENTN/A GoodN/A Average
What parts of the current workshop worked well?
Briefness of individual subjects
Small size - nice to meet & know people
Excellent chance to talk about integration in general!
Networking at the meeting breaks
Great blend of topics
Questions and Answer sessions were interesting and engaging.
Very good presentations
Networking
Good timing/pacing of presentations.
Excellent, knowledgeable speakers
Everything was well coordinated; and the presentations varied.
Hawaiian renewable energy information and big plan that was shared
What suggestions do you have to improve a grid integration needs assessment workshop?
Visit more and different field sites like NELHA
Expand the number of countries participating
More information on costs and strategies for dealing with cost impacts on society. This type of information is important with large, low-income populations.
Add a utility to the program to speak to their concerns and needs from the different technologies.
Have more participation from other (non) APEC countries
Get real life practitioners to talk about actual experiences, problems they face, and solutions discovered
Possibly a little more lead time
Foreign guests from developing countries may also be a factor (in having more participants).
Someone from a utility should participate
Provide overview documents in advance, instead of in the workshop folders
What suggestions do you have to encourage other participants and/or organizations to attend future REGIS-type workshops?
Will you please share the e-mail list?
Probably need a wider distribution (I found out about this workshop by "accident".)
We need more lead time to plan on attending workshops like this.
Add more or wider topics on the utility side
Invite participation early
Announce new plans, trials, etc., to more developing countries
Start planning a year in advance
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Jacquelynne Hernandez
jhernan@sandia.gov
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