Challenges to the Grid: Variable Renewable Energy Resources and their Impacts


In the next installment of USEA's Energy Management webinar series hosted by USAID's Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI), we are pleased to host experts from CAISO and XM. Joining us will be from CAISO will be Clyde Loutan, Principal Engineer, Renewable Energy Integration; and Guillermo Bautista, Director, Market Analysis and Forecasting, and from XM,  Esteban Tobón, a planning specialist.  Together they will discuss:

+ Challenges to the network strength of the grid:

  • Inertia
  • Short circuit,
  • Reactive energy,
  • Fault-Induced Delayed Voltage Recovery (FIDVR).

+ Challenges to scheduling:

  • energy reserves
  • transmission constraints.

You can join our webinar on October 13, 2022 at 10am EST. 


Johanna Koolemans-Beynen

Program Manager
United States Energy Association

Clyde Loutan

Principal – Renewable Energy Integration
California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO)

Guillermo Bautista Alderete

Director of Market Analysis and Forecasting
California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO)

Esteban Tobón

Planning Specialist