[Webinar Series] Stabilizing grid operations through storage & forecasting of renewable generation

With last year鈥檚 Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP), South Africa has been enabling an even more rapid deployment of renewable energy sources. With solar and wind power鈥檚 variable electricity production, Eskom, as well as grid operators and utilities worldwide, are constantly adapting their requirements for renewable energy projects to ensure stable grid operations. With the share of available intermittent power sources growing every year, energy storage and solar production forecasts are essential to master the new situation and allow for both, safe and reliable renewable energy. In this webinar, you will learn more about the current and future requirements, and best practices for the integration of energy storage and solar forecasting into your projects to ensure you comply with these requirements and make the most of the solar resource at all times.

Moderator Mokebe Tutubala, Team Leader Business Development at ABO WIND, will introduce you to the South African solar & storage market and lead you through the event. An overview of the history, the financing and an outlook towards the future of solar & storage in South Africa will be given by Frederic Verdol, Senior Power Engineer from the World Bank Group. The important aspect of selecting the right type and size of storage for your projects, as well as a use case from the RMIPPPP tender will be presented by Corentin Baschet, Head of Market Analysis at Clean Horizon.

If you are interested in an overview of the solar and storage, as well as best practices register now and participate in our webinar, or receive the video recording link. We are looking forward to answering your questions!

After this webinar you’ll have an understanding of:

  • an overview of the solar & storage market in South Africa

  • the financing possibilities for projects through the World Bank Group, and their view on solar & storage

  • best practices for selecting and sizing energy storage for your project

  • solar production forecasts as a tool to mitigate intermittency

About the speakers:

Mokebe Tutubala holds qualifications in Marine Engineering and Sales Management. He is a Team-Leader Business Development working for ABO Wind and heading the business development activities in South Africa for wind, solar PV, battery storage and Hydrogen, based at the local office in Cape Town. He has more than 15 years of experience in the renewable energy industry and has vast experience in international business development. Prior to joining ABO Wind in his current position, Mokebe held various roles in top-tier Independent Power Producer entities, Solar Module Manufacturing companies and advisory firms.

Frederic Verdol is a Senior Power Engineer working at the World Bank Energy Global Practice with over twenty years of experience in power systems planning and operation. Prior to working at the World Bank, he worked for 10 years at EdF as Research Engineer on Energy Markets, then as Planning Engineer for the French islands鈥 power system operators. Frederic Verdol holds a Master Degree in Engineering from EPF and in Environmental Management from ISIGE, as well as a post-grad degree in Energy Systems Optimization from Ecole des Mines de Paris.

Corentin Baschet is the Head of market analysis activities at Clean Horizon. As such, he acts as project manager on key market analysis projects. Since he joined Clean Horizon in 2016, Corentin has supported more than 100 customers in understanding how energy storage can bring value to their portfolio. He supports the company’s business development, worldwide. He holds an MSc. Sustainable Energy from Imperial College London, and MSc. Mechanical Engineering from Ecole des ponts et Chauss茅es Paris.

Thomas Mart holds a Master of Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig and is a self-driven international leader with over 20+ years in general management, sales and projects, service and distribution in the PV Industry. He has held management positions in Siemens Energy, IBC Solar AG, and works with different startups. Now living in Germany, he had work stations in Spain, Australia, South Africa and the US.聽 Since 2017 he supports solar forecasting expert Reuniwatt as Sr. Director Key Accounts.

Mokebe Tutubala

Team Leader Business Development @ABO WIND

Frederic Verdol

Senior Power Engineer @The World Bank Group

Corentin Baschet

Head of Market Analysis @Clean Horizon

Thomas Mart

Sr. Director Key Accounts @Reuniwatt

This webinar took place on Nov 9, 2022 starting 2 pm CET / 3 pm SAST.
It will soon be available on demand.

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About ABO WIND (www.abo-wind.com)

Founded in 1996, ABO Wind is among Europe鈥檚 leading developers of renewable energy projects. We plan, build, operate and maintain wind and solar farms as well as hybrid energy, battery storage, and hydrogen projects in 16 countries on 4 continents. More than 1,000 colleagues contribute towards climate protection and a sustainable energy supply. ABO Wind realises projects with a total annual investment of about 500 million euros. To date, ABO Wind has realised projects with a total capacity of about 5 gigawatts and constructed around half of these.

About The World Bank Group (www.worldbank.org)

The World Bank Group is one of the world鈥檚 largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. With 189 member countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. For the private sector, the World Bank Group provides financing, technical assistance, political risk insurance, and settlement of disputes to private enterprises, including financial institutions.

About Clean Horizon (www.cleanhorizon.com)

Clean Horizon was started in 2009 as a one-stop shop energy storage consultancy, and assists technology providers, integrators, and EPCs in understanding the main value streams for energy storage along with identifying the geographies that offer the best business case for their products and services. Headquartered in Paris, France, and with an office in Miami, Florida, Clean Horizon is the only boutique consultancy worldwide to offer both market analysis and technical consultancy on storage and hydrogen projects.

About Reuniwatt (www.reuniwatt.com)

Reuniwatt is a major player in solar radiation and cloud cover assessment and forecasting. Based on solid Research and Development works, the company offers reliable products and services intended for professionals of various fields, making the best out of two key facets of meteorology: atmospheric physics and data sciences. A particular focus has been placed on solar energy forecasting, while developing cutting edge solutions to improve the short-term prediction of the solar resource. The company has won many grants, including H2020鈥檚 SME Phase 1 programme, which makes Reuniwatt a European Champion with regard to innovation. Reuniwatt has also been selected among the national fast-growing companies to join the prestigious French Tech 120 programme in 2020 and 2021.