Caribbean Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning (IRRP) Webinar Series

The USAID-NREL Partnership, through the Resilient Energy Platform provided a series of virtual trainings on various topics related to Integrated Resource and Resilience (IRRP) planning in the Caribbean. A selection of the webinar training sessions are available here.
Webinar Recording: Battery Storage for Resilience Webinar Recording: Battery Storage for Resilience

The USAID-NREL partnership, in collaboration with CCREEE presented a webinar on battery storage for resilience. The 7 speakers presented on use cases for battery storage for resilience, as well as case studies and research on battery systems in Puerto Rico, The U.S. Virgin Islands, Kaua'i, and Maui.

Introduction to Modeling Tools to Support Resilience Introduction to Modeling Tools to Support Resilience

This webinar was delivered through the Resilient Energy Platform for the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency as part of a series of webinars on Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning. This webinar provides an overview of various tools that may aid in decision making and a long-term IRRP process for the power sector. Tools presented in this webinar include: PLEXOS, RETScreen, Engage, REopt, HOMER Pro, and LEAP.

IRRP Webinar Series: Cybersecurity for a Resilient Energy System IRRP Webinar Series: Cybersecurity for a Resilient Energy System

This webinar was delivered through the Resilient Energy Platform for the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency as part of a series of webinars on Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning. More distributed energy resources on the grid increase cybersecurity risk, especially for small utilities. This webinar provides an overview and framework for integrating power sector cybersecurity planning into a resilient power plan.

Climate Vulnerability Modeling Climate Vulnerability Modeling

This webinar was delivered through the Resilient Energy Platform for the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency as part of a series of webinars on Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning. Sean Boyce from the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology presented on Climate risk, Mason Fried from ICF presented a case study on a resilience assessment of Mini-Grids in Ghana, and Sherry Stout and James Elsworth from NREL presented on renewable energy and resilience.

Data Collection to Support Resilience Planning Data Collection to Support Resilience Planning

This webinar was delivered through the Resilient Energy Platform for the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency as part of a series of webinars on Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning. Nate Blair from NREL presented on Data Needs for an IRRP Process, Gail Mosey and Sertac Akar from NREL presented on Key Data Collection Process and Methodology, and Juanita Jaydel from ICF presented on Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning in the Energy Sector: Data for the 2nd R.