The Women in Wind Global Leadership Program conducted its fifth and final Knowledge-Transfer Webinar of 2021 on the topic of “Wind Engineering & Systems” last week. The webinar was moderated by Christine Lins, Executive Director of GWNET, with two speakers and presenters: Hannele Holttinen, Lead, IEA Wind Task Force 25 and Partner, Recognis; as well as return speaker Angela Lock, General Manager, APAC, Tekmar.
The webinar began with a big-picture view of integrating VRE (variable renewable energy) like wind power into an energy system, addressing challenges like stability, short-term balancing and long-term balancing. Hannele provided an overview of the experience of wind integration in Europe, moving from the first 10-20% share of wind in the energy system to higher shares of 50%+ in the system, demonstrating the technical capabilities of wind power for grid support, generation flexibility and market value. She also provided an insightful set of issues particular to emerging markets, including transmission buildout, balancing support, and availability of flexibility within country and with neighbouring countries.
Read some insights from the webinar.