Chairman introduction: Renewable Energy IntegrationSession
Renewable Energy Integration focuses on incorporating renewable energy, distributed generation, energy storage, thermal technologies and demand response into the electric distribution and transmission system. Energy storage and grid stability are among the most important issues supporting greater integration of renewable energy. Battery and other storage systems play a vital part and when deployed in connection with wind farms help reduce costs for both the wind farm and the battery plant by sharing the same infrastructure and at the same time offer flexibility to the grid operator. In addition, batteries provide fossil free storage solutions at the customers' premises and offer uninterrupted power supply for data centres by replacing diesel generators. Other integration aspects include conversion to heat and cooling, demand side response and incorporating plug-in electric vehicles operation into the grid.