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Due to increasing penetration levels, forecasting the availability of non-dispatchable energy sources has become increasingly important. Hydropower Production Planners and Schedulers must now take into account associated uncertainties when forecasting water supply and/or making decisions that impact operations. Although the use of advanced forecasting tools help in the decision making process, a great deal of uncertainty remains. Whether this can be attributable to data inaccuracies or model inadequacies, decision makers must include them in the planning activities.

Hydropower generation continues to be a dependable and economical source of base load generation. In addition, many sites provide excellent opportunities for generation during peak demand periods. The storage capacities of hydropower reservoirs provide an efficient and economical energy source which can be applied during peak demand periods. With sufficient water storage capabilities, electricity from hydropower generation can be dispatched to meet changing customer demand and provide reliable generation balancing to support the use of intermittent generation sources.

The CEATI Renewable Energy Supply Reliability workshop offers the opportunity for participants to improve their understanding of three aspects of hydropower operations and planning: 1) acquistion, validation and dissemination of data needed to forecast inflow, wind energy and solar energy; 2) uncertainties and inadequacies of the forecast models; 3) the challenges of increased supply from non-dispatchable energy sources on market operations and hydropower operating costs.

It is recognized that increased electricity supplied from intermittent, non-dispatchable sources such as wind and solar are changing the requirements for traditional hydropower generation. The integration of these sources increases the many challenges facing hydropower operations and planning staff. In order to understand and potentially mitigate any negative impacts of increased variable output, it is important to collect and share information and knowledge related to the forecasting and integration of these renewable energy sources with hydropower generation.
Important Dates
October 4th, 2013
Deadline for Presenters to Submit PPT Presentations

November 14th - 15th, 2013
Renewable Energy Supply Reliability Workshop

Who Should Attend?

  • Hydropower Operations Managers
  • System Planners and Operators
  • Engineers
  • Consultants
  • Software Developers with responsibilities / interest in the areas of forecasting water, wind, solar and hydropower generation


  • Workshop Objectives

    The main objective of this event is to improve our understanding of the challenges and uncertainties associated with forecasting water, wind and sunlight and the resulting impact on forecasts of renewable energy sources.
    Workshop Themes
    • Input Data: acquisition, validation and dissemination of data needed to forecast water, wind and sunlight and the resulting impact on forecasts of renewable energy resources.

    • Forecast Models: uncertainties and inadequacies of the forecast models

    • Hydropower Operations & Planning: challenges of increased supply from non-dispatchable renewable energy sources on market operations and hydropower operating costs

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