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Upcoming events sponsored by NREL, industry partners and universities are listed below.

March 2015

Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour

March 20, 2015, 9:30 - 11:15

NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency research as well as see for themselves how the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress for the weather. The tours start at the NREL Education Center and include the Research Support Facility, NREL Parking Garage, and Central Detention Pond. Participants must be 18 or older, a U.S. Citizen, and have photo ID. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

 

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  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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April 2015

Power Lunch Lecture - The Role of Energy Storage in Today’s and Tomorrow’s Electric Grid

April 15, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Presented by NREL Senior Energy Analyst Paul Denholm

One of the more persistent claims about wind and solar is that they need energy storage for reliable integration into the nation’s power grid. The reality is far more complex, with significant analysis demonstrating no “hard limits” to how much wind and solar can be put on the grid. However there remain many technical and institutional challenges to extremely large scale deployment of renewable energy and energy storage can potentially play an important role.

This talk provides an overview of the role of energy storage in today’s and tomorrow’s electric grid and describes some of the tools and methods NREL and others have used to understand the value of energy storage and its ability to help integrate very large amounts of renewable energy.

Paul Denholm is a Senior Energy Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. His research interests include examining the technical, economic, and environmental benefits and impacts of large-scale deployment of renewable electricity generation, including the role of enabling technologies such as energy storage, and flexible generation resources. He holds a B.S. in physics, an M.S. in instrumentation physics, and Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and Energy Analysis.

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour

April 17, 2015, 9:30 - 11:15 am

NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency research as well as see for themselves how the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress for the weather. The tours start at the NREL Education Center and include the Research Support Facility, NREL Parking Garage, and Central Detention Pond. Participants must be 18 or older, a U.S. Citizen, and have photo ID. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

 

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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