A reliable and affordable energy system is essential to the operation of nearly every function of the economy. One of the biggest challenges facing grid operators is to find cost effective ways to balance renewable energy production with demand. While batteries provide some flexibility, the ability to store large quantities of low-cost energy over long periods of time is essential to fill seasonal gaps and to address the prevalence of renewable energy droughts. Integrating renewable hydrogen into system design will address these holes.
Watch this Renewable Gas 360 webinar recording to hear researchers from Caltech:
- Discuss the role of long duration storage in supporting grid reliability and affordability
- Present their industry-leading research on the prevalence of renewable energy droughts and their potential impact on renewable energy dependent grids
- Describe strategies to mitigate gaps in renewable power generation and weather related events
- Discuss policies and programs that grid operators and policy makers can implement to ensure a more reliable and resilient renewable power system
The Renewable Gas 360 webinar series will provide continuous curriculum on the critical role renewable gases—renewable hydrogen, methane, propane and syngas—can play in helping states reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve carbon neutrality.
The webinar series is hosted by SoCalGas, Propane Education & Research Council, and Pacific Gas & Electric. Sponsors include Anaergia, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Bloom Energy, BP, California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership, CR&R, Fuel Cell Energy, GTI, Ingevity, Meridiam, NW Natural, Shell, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Southwest Gas, and SunGas Renewables.
The webinar series is co-produced by ACT News, GNA, and the Bioenergy Association of California. Endorsing organizations include Advanced Power & Energy Program at UC Irvine, American Biogas Council, California Fuel Cell Partnership, California Hydrogen Business Council, California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative, Climate Resolve, the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, Energy Vision, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association, and Green Hydrogen Coalition.