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Webinar: Black Start Considerations in a Highly Renewable Supply Future

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Thursday, 24 February 2022, 3:00

Thursday, February 24, 2022. 3:00 PM. Webinar: Black Start Considerations in a Highly Renewable Supply Future. Sponsored by the EPA. Register here.

The increasing frequency of extreme weather events, cybersecurity intrusions, and physical security dangers continue to threaten extended disruptions to utility services. There exists a distinct possibility that any of these events could escalate into a full-scale Black Sky event, a catastrophic multi-regional event disrupting utility services over an extended time period. Simultaneously, the energy portfolio of the future will be one that is increasingly generated via renewable assets. State governments, utilities, and private sector suppliers will need to accommodate a highly renewable supply future into their emergency management planning. This is particularly true for Black Sky hazard planning and mitigation. This panel will explore how the ‘black start’ restoration model will change when supply is increasingly generated via renewable assets and by distributed energy resources. Panelists will explore how renewables might create a more flexible ‘black start’ restoration and how a highly renewable supply future impacts Black Sky planning and mitigation.

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