What: FREE Webinar
When: Available On-demand Until May 12, 2022
Credits: 1 PDH; 1 AIA LU/ELECTIVE; 0.1 IACET CEU
Climate Change Risks: Re-Examining Power Backup Requirement
Historic geographic weather patterns are shifting. The 100-year event has become common place; and virtually no place on the map is immune to such risks. When a utility disruption occurs, everyone expects the backup power system to start and run flawlessly as long as necessary, whether it’s for 30 minutes or 30 days. In light of these expanded and unpredictable risks, electrical power infrastructure and power backup system requirements must be reassessed. While the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, has greatly expanded, utility and grid operators have been able to manage and balance renewables with traditional, continuous baseload generation resources fueled by coal and natural gas. This webinar will reevaluate the requirements for premise-based backup power systems in response to the effects of climate change.
- Describe how the efforts to mitigate climate change by the increasing use of renewable energy sources is impacting the power grid.
- Identify the enhanced risks to backup power systems posed by frequent and severe instances of extreme weather.
- Discuss how backup generators combined with local energy storage systems can enhance overall backup power availability.
- Explain the requirements of integrating facility generator backup systems with other distributed energy resources (DER) to reduce peak demands, load shedding, and power restrictions.
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