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Title: Role of Smart Grids in Integrating Renewable Energy

This report was prepared for the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), which periodically publishes briefs and discussion papers on key topics of smart grid development globally. The topic of this report was selected by a multilateral group of national experts participating in ISGAN Annex 4, a working group that aims to produce synthesis insights for decision makers. This report is an update of a 2012 ISGAN Annex 4 report entitled “Smart Grid Contributions to Variable Renewable Resource Integration.” That report and other past publications of ISGAN Annexes can be found at and at
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  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Salzburg AG (Austria)
  3. Fichtner IT Consulting AG, Stutgartt (Germany)
  4. Korea Smart Grid Inst., Seoul (Korea)
  5. Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate, Eskilstuna (Sweden)
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Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION smart grid; variable renewable energy; wind power; Sweden; Canada; United States; Korea; Austria; renewable energy integration; case study