Anchor based approaches to developing minigrids are just one of multiple ways to increases the chances that a mingrid will be sustainable. But it adds a layer of complexity to managing the development of the project. Managing the relationship with the firm, ensuring that regulatory bodies will support the arrangement, and overcoming potential concern from investors regarding anchor relationships are all potential subjects for discussion.
Join the World Resources Institute for an engaging conversation with Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary of the German Ministry for the Environment and Jonathan Pershing, a Principal Deputy Director at the US Department of Energy, who will reflect on the economic impacts of climate action, ways each country is overcoming challenges, and how the United States and Germany can further reform their electricity markets and other sectors to reach and exceed long-term renewables and climate targets.
This year's WIRES University provides an understanding of the basic operational facts about the high-voltage grid (including a basic understanding of how it is regulated and by whom), the technologies that animate it, and the major policies and economic realities that drive it.
With the Kyoto Protocol’s end in 2012, the international community is working to find another approach to global climate change and the implications of a changing environment. This year, the UN Council on Climate Change will meet in Paris to discuss the next steps towards developing an international policy that will seek to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and to limit the rise in global temperatures to two degrees Celsius. How will the United States approach the conference? Will China and France work together with the United States to set precedence for other nations? Will this convention provide opportunities for progress towards a greener and healthier environment both domestically and abroad?