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Title: Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India's Electric Grid, Regional Study: Tamil Nadu

Abstract

This chapter on Tamil Nadu is one of six state chapters included in Appendix C of 'Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India's Electric Grid, Vol. II - Regional Study' (the Regional Study). The objective of the state chapters is to provide modeling assumptions, results, and next steps to use and improve the model specific to each state. The model has inherent uncertainties, particularly in how the intrastate transmission network and RE generation projects will develop (e.g., locations, capacities). The model also does not include information on contracts or must-run status of particular plants for reliability purposes. By providing details on the higher spatial resolution model of 'Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India's Electric Grid, Vol. II - Regional Study' (the Regional Study), which better represents the impact of congestion on least-cost scheduling and dispatch, provides a deeper understanding of the relationship among renewable energy (RE) location, transmission, and system flexibility with regard to RE integration, compared to 'Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India's Electric Grid, Vol. I - National Study.'

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [4]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (POSOCO), New Delhi (India)
  4. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington, D.C. (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1452701
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-70953
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; India; Greening the Grid; Tamil Nadu; transmission; renewable energy; renewable energy curtailment; electric grid; grid integration; India Ministry of Power; wind energy; solar energy; renewable energy integration

Citation Formats

Cochran, Jaquelin M., Palchak, Joseph D., Ehlen, Annaliese K., McBennett, Brendan, Milligan, Michael, Chernyakhovskiy, Ilya, Deshmukh, Ranjit, Abhyankar, Nikit, Soonee, Sushil Kumar, Narasimhan, S. R., Joshi, Mohit, and Sreedharan, Priya. Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India's Electric Grid, Regional Study: Tamil Nadu. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1452701.
Cochran, Jaquelin M., Palchak, Joseph D., Ehlen, Annaliese K., McBennett, Brendan, Milligan, Michael, Chernyakhovskiy, Ilya, Deshmukh, Ranjit, Abhyankar, Nikit, Soonee, Sushil Kumar, Narasimhan, S. R., Joshi, Mohit, & Sreedharan, Priya. Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India's Electric Grid, Regional Study: Tamil Nadu. United States. doi:10.2172/1452701.
Cochran, Jaquelin M., Palchak, Joseph D., Ehlen, Annaliese K., McBennett, Brendan, Milligan, Michael, Chernyakhovskiy, Ilya, Deshmukh, Ranjit, Abhyankar, Nikit, Soonee, Sushil Kumar, Narasimhan, S. R., Joshi, Mohit, and Sreedharan, Priya. Wed . "Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India's Electric Grid, Regional Study: Tamil Nadu". United States. doi:10.2172/1452701. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1452701.
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title = {Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India's Electric Grid, Regional Study: Tamil Nadu},
author = {Cochran, Jaquelin M. and Palchak, Joseph D. and Ehlen, Annaliese K. and McBennett, Brendan and Milligan, Michael and Chernyakhovskiy, Ilya and Deshmukh, Ranjit and Abhyankar, Nikit and Soonee, Sushil Kumar and Narasimhan, S. R. and Joshi, Mohit and Sreedharan, Priya},
abstractNote = {This chapter on Tamil Nadu is one of six state chapters included in Appendix C of 'Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India's Electric Grid, Vol. II - Regional Study' (the Regional Study). The objective of the state chapters is to provide modeling assumptions, results, and next steps to use and improve the model specific to each state. The model has inherent uncertainties, particularly in how the intrastate transmission network and RE generation projects will develop (e.g., locations, capacities). The model also does not include information on contracts or must-run status of particular plants for reliability purposes. By providing details on the higher spatial resolution model of 'Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India's Electric Grid, Vol. II - Regional Study' (the Regional Study), which better represents the impact of congestion on least-cost scheduling and dispatch, provides a deeper understanding of the relationship among renewable energy (RE) location, transmission, and system flexibility with regard to RE integration, compared to 'Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India's Electric Grid, Vol. I - National Study.'},
doi = {10.2172/1452701},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jun 06 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Wed Jun 06 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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