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Title: An Introduction to Grid Services: Concepts, Technical Requirements, and Provision from Wind

Abstract

As the role of wind energy grows in the U.S. power grid, there is increased interest and requirements for it to provide 'essential reliability' services (historically often referred to as 'ancillary' services). These services are critical to maintaining the reliability and stability of the grid, and historically were provided by large 'synchronous' generators, mainly fossil-fueled and hydroelectric generators. To help evaluate the potential role of wind in providing these services, this report provides an overview of services provided to the grid, including their technical requirements, quantities currently procured, and some estimates of costs. The report also summarizes the technical and regulatory issues around wind providing these services.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1493402
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-72578
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; wind; grid; operating reserves; ancillary services; reliability; WMA

Citation Formats

Denholm, Paul L., Sun, Yinong, and Mai, Trieu T. An Introduction to Grid Services: Concepts, Technical Requirements, and Provision from Wind. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1493402.
Denholm, Paul L., Sun, Yinong, & Mai, Trieu T. An Introduction to Grid Services: Concepts, Technical Requirements, and Provision from Wind. United States. doi:10.2172/1493402.
Denholm, Paul L., Sun, Yinong, and Mai, Trieu T. Tue . "An Introduction to Grid Services: Concepts, Technical Requirements, and Provision from Wind". United States. doi:10.2172/1493402. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1493402.
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author = {Denholm, Paul L. and Sun, Yinong and Mai, Trieu T.},
abstractNote = {As the role of wind energy grows in the U.S. power grid, there is increased interest and requirements for it to provide 'essential reliability' services (historically often referred to as 'ancillary' services). These services are critical to maintaining the reliability and stability of the grid, and historically were provided by large 'synchronous' generators, mainly fossil-fueled and hydroelectric generators. To help evaluate the potential role of wind in providing these services, this report provides an overview of services provided to the grid, including their technical requirements, quantities currently procured, and some estimates of costs. The report also summarizes the technical and regulatory issues around wind providing these services.},
doi = {10.2172/1493402},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
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