U.S.-India System Operators Partnership
Under the U.S.-India System Operators Partnership, U.S. Energy Association (USEA) is implementing a series of activities to support the GTG program targeting system operators from the national and regional POSOCO and the State Load Despatch Centers (SLDCs). The partnership focuses on sharing transmission system operation and planning best practices for large-scale VRE integration into the power grid through:
- Peer-to-peer Exchanges
- Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Programs
- Executive Bootcamps
This program aims to improve the capacity of Indian system operators on the national, regional and state levels to handle the variability, uncertainty, and challenges specific to large volumes of RE resources on the grid. USEA will involve experts and resource persons from key organizations that are addressing the operational and planning challenges associated with VRE integration. In addition to system operators, these may include conventional generators, reliability organizations, regional planning/coordinating agencies, regulators, technology providers, and distribution utilities. In doing so, USEA will engage experts and resources from key organizations currently dealing with the challenges associated with increasing the flexibility of coal generation.
USEA has carried out a number of activities, including bootcamps targeted at system operators and utilities, on improved understanding of coal-based flexible power generation sources and ancillary services, to support the transmission of energy from generation resources (including VRE) to consumers. USEA is also organizing Peer-to-peer exchanges in the U.S. for both system operators and coal generators. The snapshots of these activities are highlighted as below:
The United States Energy Association (USEA) is the U.S. member of the World Energy Council (WEC), the accredited energy body of the United Nations. USEA’s objective is to convey information about the realities of global energy issues in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.usea.org.