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Title: Role of Operating Flexibility in Planning Studies

Abstract

This project was conceived to examine the flexibility needs of the future California power grid. The analysis explores the need to establish generation planning metrics and standards that explicitly consider the operating flexibility needs of the system as the State pursues its aggressive renewable power generation goals. New methods and tools have been developed to use high resolution models of the grid that take into account uncertainties regarding renewable generation, load, equipment reliability, and economic growth. These models leverage high performance computational resources to fully explore the range of possible grid conditions that may lead to loss of load. The cost effectiveness of operating policies and hardware configurations that increase grid flexibility are examined with the tools to provide actionable information to grid planners and stakeholders.

Authors:
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  1. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), San Francisco, CA (United States)
  2. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), San Diego, CA (United States)
  3. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  4. Astrape Consulting, Hoover, AL (United States)
  5. Electric Power Research Inst. (EPRI), Palo Alto, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1438718
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-750283
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY

Citation Formats

Alvarez, Antonio, Dong, Will, Moradzadeh, Ben, Nolen, Carl, Anderson, Rob, Edmunds, Thomas, Grosh, Josh, Rajan, Deepak, Carden, Kevin, Wintermantel, Nick, Patel, Parth, Krasny, Alex, Tuohy, Aidan, Ela, Erik, Lannoye, Eamonn, and Wang, Qin. Role of Operating Flexibility in Planning Studies. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1438718.
Alvarez, Antonio, Dong, Will, Moradzadeh, Ben, Nolen, Carl, Anderson, Rob, Edmunds, Thomas, Grosh, Josh, Rajan, Deepak, Carden, Kevin, Wintermantel, Nick, Patel, Parth, Krasny, Alex, Tuohy, Aidan, Ela, Erik, Lannoye, Eamonn, & Wang, Qin. Role of Operating Flexibility in Planning Studies. United States. doi:10.2172/1438718.
Alvarez, Antonio, Dong, Will, Moradzadeh, Ben, Nolen, Carl, Anderson, Rob, Edmunds, Thomas, Grosh, Josh, Rajan, Deepak, Carden, Kevin, Wintermantel, Nick, Patel, Parth, Krasny, Alex, Tuohy, Aidan, Ela, Erik, Lannoye, Eamonn, and Wang, Qin. Tue . "Role of Operating Flexibility in Planning Studies". United States. doi:10.2172/1438718. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1438718.
@article{osti_1438718,
title = {Role of Operating Flexibility in Planning Studies},
author = {Alvarez, Antonio and Dong, Will and Moradzadeh, Ben and Nolen, Carl and Anderson, Rob and Edmunds, Thomas and Grosh, Josh and Rajan, Deepak and Carden, Kevin and Wintermantel, Nick and Patel, Parth and Krasny, Alex and Tuohy, Aidan and Ela, Erik and Lannoye, Eamonn and Wang, Qin},
abstractNote = {This project was conceived to examine the flexibility needs of the future California power grid. The analysis explores the need to establish generation planning metrics and standards that explicitly consider the operating flexibility needs of the system as the State pursues its aggressive renewable power generation goals. New methods and tools have been developed to use high resolution models of the grid that take into account uncertainties regarding renewable generation, load, equipment reliability, and economic growth. These models leverage high performance computational resources to fully explore the range of possible grid conditions that may lead to loss of load. The cost effectiveness of operating policies and hardware configurations that increase grid flexibility are examined with the tools to provide actionable information to grid planners and stakeholders.},
doi = {10.2172/1438718},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 12 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Sep 12 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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