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Understanding the Grid Webinar

March 27, 2013 3:00PM MDT


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) are pleased to continue their sponsorship of the Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series.

This webinar will be presented by Jim Charters, a utility transmission system consultant and former WAPA employee. The complex electric grid and how and why it works, including information about generating entities and the types of loads they serve will be discussed.  Other topics include interconnections, power flows, line capacities, storage, and reserves as well as transmission aspects of getting a project on line, including dealing with financial institutions, land acquisition, and interconnection routing, operations, and maintenance development with the balancing authority.

Webinar attendees will come away with a better understanding and appreciation of the intricacy of the grid, as well as its importance to the economy and security of the country.

At the end of the webinar, there will be an interactive discussion in which participants will have an opportunity to ask questions about the electric grid.

The webinar will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

Read-Ahead Materials
Prior to this webinar, get a basic overview of how the electricity grid works by watching a DOE Office of Indian Energy webinar on: Electricity Grid Basics. The webinar is available for you to watch at any time for free on the National Training & Education Resource (NTER) website.