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Title: It's Indisputable: Five Facts About Planning and Operating Modern Power Systems

Abstract

An indisputable fact cannot be rebutted. It is supported by theory and experience. Over the past 25 years, wind and solar generation has undergone dramatic growth, resulting in a variety of experiences that model the integration of wind and solar into the planning and operation of modern electric power systems. In this article, we bring together examples from Europe, North America, and Australia to identify five indisputable facts about planning and operating modern power systems. Taken together, we hope these experiences can help build consensus among the engineering and public policy communities about the current state of wind and solar integration and also facilitate conversations about evolving future challenges.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1409006
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-6A20-68735
Journal ID: ISSN 1540-7977
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IEEE Power & Energy Magazine; Journal Volume: 15; Journal Issue: 6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; wind power generation; frequency control; power systems planning; market research; power system reliability; power markets; power system economics; electricity supply industry

Citation Formats

Bloom, Aaron, Helman, Udi, Holttinen, Hannele, Summers, Kate, Bakke, Jordan, Brinkman, Gregory, and Lopez, Anthony. It's Indisputable: Five Facts About Planning and Operating Modern Power Systems. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1109/MPE.2017.2729079.
Bloom, Aaron, Helman, Udi, Holttinen, Hannele, Summers, Kate, Bakke, Jordan, Brinkman, Gregory, & Lopez, Anthony. It's Indisputable: Five Facts About Planning and Operating Modern Power Systems. United States. doi:10.1109/MPE.2017.2729079.
Bloom, Aaron, Helman, Udi, Holttinen, Hannele, Summers, Kate, Bakke, Jordan, Brinkman, Gregory, and Lopez, Anthony. Wed . "It's Indisputable: Five Facts About Planning and Operating Modern Power Systems". United States. doi:10.1109/MPE.2017.2729079.
@article{osti_1409006,
title = {It's Indisputable: Five Facts About Planning and Operating Modern Power Systems},
author = {Bloom, Aaron and Helman, Udi and Holttinen, Hannele and Summers, Kate and Bakke, Jordan and Brinkman, Gregory and Lopez, Anthony},
abstractNote = {An indisputable fact cannot be rebutted. It is supported by theory and experience. Over the past 25 years, wind and solar generation has undergone dramatic growth, resulting in a variety of experiences that model the integration of wind and solar into the planning and operation of modern electric power systems. In this article, we bring together examples from Europe, North America, and Australia to identify five indisputable facts about planning and operating modern power systems. Taken together, we hope these experiences can help build consensus among the engineering and public policy communities about the current state of wind and solar integration and also facilitate conversations about evolving future challenges.},
doi = {10.1109/MPE.2017.2729079},
journal = {IEEE Power & Energy Magazine},
number = 6,
volume = 15,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Nov 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Wed Nov 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}