Dr. Thomas Ackermann, CEO Energynautics, as speaker and trainer on the Philippines
Deep Dive Workshop at ACEF |Manila, Philippines | 5 June 2018
During the workshop on “Grid Integration of Variable Renewable Energy: Innovative Solutions at the Transmission and Distribution Levels” organized by GIZ, USAID and NREL, Dr. Thomas Ackermann presented his view and world-wide experiences on “Grid Integration at the Distribution Level: Challenges and Trends”. Dr. Ackermann concluded that there is no reason to be afraid of VRE in the distribution network but that it is important to monitor your system to allow lessons to be learned and to understand the challenges with increasing VRE in your system. In the end, the biggest challenges are more often regulatory than technical, he stated.
Training Session as part of the Project “SupportCCC II” | Quezon City, Philippines | 6-7 June 2018
In a 2-day training Dr. Thomas Ackermann helped the participants understand the impact of distributed generation systems, especially variable renewable energy, on the distribution grid and presented real life experiences from other countries including those with similar conditions like the Philippines.
The training session formed part of the project “Support to the Philippines in shaping and implementing the international climate change regime (SupportCCC II),” funded under the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU), and jointly organized by GIZ, the Climate Change Commission (executing agency), the Department of Energy and other actors at national and local levels.