Forecasting primarily helps reduce the uncertainty associated with power generated by Renewable Energy (RE) sources within a globally connected and complex atmosphere. The aim of reducing uncertainty finds myriad benefactors across all stakeholders in the power and energy sectors. This is especially true in the case of SAARC nations that are all at different stages on their distinct paths of growth and advancement of their power systems and markets. Consequently, forecasting systems in each of these countries are also at different stages of development. Nations such as India and Sri Lanka are more advanced in their preparedness for higher penetration of renewables compared whereas Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives that are at nascent stages. Pakistan and Bangladesh find themselves in the middle of the spectrum with sectoral advancements taking shape in recent years.
To assess the status of wind and solar power forecasting, RE penetration, policy targets for RE additions and government plans for augmenting RE forecasting systems, SEC conducted a study on “Assessment of Wind and Solar Power Forecasting Techniques in SAARC Countries” in FY-2020. To get feedback from member states for value addition, and to build awareness among Member States, SEC is organizing a video conference to disseminate the Study Report “Assessment of Wind and Solar Power Forecasting Techniques in SAARC Countries”.
The study report, concept paper, agenda of the video conference, and guidelines to join video conference can be found on the following links respectively.