November 19, 2020 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (ET)
Grid Reliability in a Carbon-Constrained World

Event Description:

Due to their intermittency, renewable energy resources such as wind and solar power have always raised questions about their effects on the reliability of electricity grids. As the share of such resources in the electricity mix continues to grow at a rapid pace, with legislative mandates calling for further acceleration over the next decade, these questions have acquired increased urgency. Some early commentators have blamed a recent series of rotating power outages in California to the high penetration levels of variable renewable energy sources, although subsequent analysis suggests more nuanced factors are to blame. In this webinar, organized in collaboration with the MIT Energy Initiative Electric Power Systems Low Carbon Center, two experts on electricity systems and market design will address the impacts of power sector decarbonization on grid reliability. 


Alex Breckel
Energy Futures Initiative

Frank Wolak


Moderated by:
Richard Schmalensee