Panelists in this webinar provide an overview of the solar market in Africa. On the grid side, they focus on electricity production and the share of solar generation, grid PV installed capacities, main operational plants, grid PV forecasts and market challenges and opportunities. On the off-grid side, they analyze population and electrification issues, installed capacities by region, the Macro-economic Off-Grid (MOG) model, and Africa’s country rating and forecast to 2020 of cumulative installed capacities by country.
This webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy Solutions Center and the African Association for Rural Electrification. covers best practices in isolated mini-grid tariff-setting and provide resources for use in adopting international best practices. It addresses differences between mini-grid and national grid tariff-setting, approaches to determining optimal tariff levels, approaches for setting tariff structures, options for implementing social tariffs and considering cross-subsidies and examples in mini-grid regulation in international contexts.
This webinar is hosted by the Clean Energy Solutions Center in partnership with the USAID distributed PV Program. The webinar— the second in a two-part series- explores the finance and business models issues of distributed PV. The purpose of the webinar series was to provide policymakers, utilities, and other energy practitioners in the developing world a foundational, concise guide and best practices for establishing a distributed PV program in their countries.
This webinar is hosted by the Clean Energy Solutions Center in partnership with the USAID distributed PV Program. The webinar— the first in a two-part series—explores the building blocks of establishing a distributed PV program, which include (1) setting a distributed PV vision, goals, and roles and responsibilities, (2) defining distributed generation and (3) establishing a compensation mechanism. The webinar series is intended to provide policymakers, utilities, and other energy practitioners in the developing world a foundational, concise guide and best practices for establishing a distributed PV program in their countries.
This webinar is hosted by the Clean Energy Solutions Center in partnership with USAID and NREL. This webinar introduces the considerations associated with advancing the use of wind and solar forecasts to more efficiently integrate variable renewable energy into the grid. Discussion topics included how wind and solar forecasting enhance power system operations; how wind and solar forecasts are produced; approaches to structuring forecasting programs and the collection of necessary data; and policy and other actions to support forecasting.
This webinar is hosted by the Clean Energy Solutions Center in partnership with the Uunited Nations Foundation Energy Access Practitioner Network and focuses on the grid interconnection of mini-grids. The webinar highlights the challenges and possible options for mini-grids after the main grid arrives. Various country-specific case studies from Asia and Africa are presetned, and the potential requirements—policy, technical, and commercial—needed to achieve a relatively seamless interconnection of mini-grids with the main grid are discussed.
This webinar provides the prospective role of Distributed, grid-connected photovoltaic (DGPV) systems in developing countries and thereafter discussed the key economic and technical challenges/opportunities associated with DGPV programs, including challenges of DGPV to the traditional utility business model and potential solutions, various costs and benefits, challenges and opportunities for distribution system planning under increasing penetrations of DGPV.