Review of Variable Generation Forecasting in the West: July 2013 - March 2014
This report interviews 13 operating entities (OEs) in the Western Interconnection about their implementation of wind and solar forecasting. The report updates and expands upon one issued by NREL in 2012. As in the 2012 report, the OEs interviewed vary in size and character; the group includes independent system operators, balancing authorities, utilities, and other entities. Respondents' advice for other utilities includes starting sooner rather than later as it can take time to plan, prepare, and train a forecast; setting realistic expectations; using multiple forecasts; and incorporating several performance metrics.
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- Technical Report
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- Related Information: Work performed by Exeter Associates, Inc., Columbia, Maryland
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 17 WIND ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY WIND; SOLAR; GRID INTEGRATION; FORECASTING; UTILITY OPERATIONS; BALANCING AUTHORITY; Energy Analysis
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