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Title: Impacts of increasing penetration of renewable energy on the operation of the power sector

Abstract

Here in this paper, we consider 38 forward-looking scenarios of the U.S. electricity system and analyze the impacts of increased variable renewable energy on system operation. We find increased demand for flexibility, which is provided by a wide range of technologies. We also observe changes in the timing of the highest and lowest electricity prices, as well as an increase in the number of very low energy price hours.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States). Strategic Energy Analysis Center
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Strategic Priorities and Impact Analysis Office (EE-61)
OSTI Identifier:
1485573
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-6A20-72159
Journal ID: ISSN 1040-6190
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Electricity Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1040-6190
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; wind; PV; renewable energy integration; electricity prices

Citation Formats

Cole, Wesley, and Frazier, A. Will. Impacts of increasing penetration of renewable energy on the operation of the power sector. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.tej.2018.11.009.
Cole, Wesley, & Frazier, A. Will. Impacts of increasing penetration of renewable energy on the operation of the power sector. United States. doi:10.1016/j.tej.2018.11.009.
Cole, Wesley, and Frazier, A. Will. Wed . "Impacts of increasing penetration of renewable energy on the operation of the power sector". United States. doi:10.1016/j.tej.2018.11.009.
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title = {Impacts of increasing penetration of renewable energy on the operation of the power sector},
author = {Cole, Wesley and Frazier, A. Will},
abstractNote = {Here in this paper, we consider 38 forward-looking scenarios of the U.S. electricity system and analyze the impacts of increased variable renewable energy on system operation. We find increased demand for flexibility, which is provided by a wide range of technologies. We also observe changes in the timing of the highest and lowest electricity prices, as well as an increase in the number of very low energy price hours.},
doi = {10.1016/j.tej.2018.11.009},
journal = {Electricity Journal},
issn = {1040-6190},
number = 10,
volume = 31,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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