Integrating Renewables into the Grid to Accelerate Deep Decarbonization
This presentation will focus on how grid operations need to evolve under higher penetrations of renewable (variable) resources and the challenge to meet system energy demand with 100% renewable energy 100% of the time (24/7 everyday). The presentation will use California's grid as a showcase.
Angelina M. Galiteva is the Founder and Board Chair of the Renewables 100 Policy Institute, an organization dedicated to accelerating global transition to 100% renewable energy. Since 2011, Ms. Galiteva was appointed to the California Independent Systems Operator Board (CAISO), one of the largest transmission operators in the World. In March 2020, Ms. Galiteva was reappointed for another term and in October 2020 she became the first Female Chair of the CAISO Board of Governors. In addition, Angelina serves as Chairperson of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) and is a Founding Board Member of the Global Clean Energy Desalination Alliance. Ms. Galiteva is an expert in strategic issues related to renewable energy, new technology development and implementation, optimizing power system resiliency and efficiency, as well as overall sustainability and environmental policy programs for public and private entities. As such she is frequently sent as a US State Department representative expert on renewable energy and power grid resiliency and reliability issues. In addition, Ms. Galiteva is founder and principal of NEOptions, Inc., a renewable energy product and project development firm. Previously, Ms. Galiteva was the Executive Director of Strategic Planning for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), overseeing the utility's renewable energy program, she also worked at the New York Power Authority. Ms. Galiteva is an attorney with a JD Degree and Master’s in International and Energy Law. Angelina has overseen numerous utility scale renewable energy, bulk storage, combined heat and power project developments, including distributed generation and microgrid specific installations. She has experience structuring electric vehicle infrastructure programs, accelerating the development of hydrogen and fuel cell infrastructure as well as financing large scale renewable power project development both in the US and abroad. Ms. Galiteva is a globally recognized expert in the area of designing regulatory structures and programs to support the development of carbon free technologies and the transition to a reliable, resilient carbon free future