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Title: Solar-to-Grid: Trends in System Impacts, Reliability, and Market Value in the United States with Data Through 2020

Abstract

With continued deployment of solar across the United States, assessing the interactions of solar with the power system is an increasingly important complement to studies tracking the cost and performance of solar plants. This project focuses on the historical contribution to reliability, trends in market value, and impacts on the bulk power system of solar deployed in the U.S. through the end of 2020. The scope of this analysis includes the seven organized U.S. wholesale power markets and is based on historical hourly solar generation profiles for each individual plant larger than 1 MW or county-level aggregate profiles for smaller solar. In addition, we present a limited set of results for ten utilities that are outside of the independent system operator (ISO)/regional transmission organization (RTO) markets.

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Renewable Power Office. Solar Energy Technologies Office
OSTI Identifier:
1825923
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Mills, Andrew D., Seel, Joachim, Millstein, Dev, Kim, James Hyungkwan, Jeong, Seongeun, Warner, Cody, and Gorman, Will. Solar-to-Grid: Trends in System Impacts, Reliability, and Market Value in the United States with Data Through 2020. United States: N. p., 2021. Web. doi:10.2172/1825923.
Mills, Andrew D., Seel, Joachim, Millstein, Dev, Kim, James Hyungkwan, Jeong, Seongeun, Warner, Cody, & Gorman, Will. Solar-to-Grid: Trends in System Impacts, Reliability, and Market Value in the United States with Data Through 2020. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1825923
Mills, Andrew D., Seel, Joachim, Millstein, Dev, Kim, James Hyungkwan, Jeong, Seongeun, Warner, Cody, and Gorman, Will. 2021. "Solar-to-Grid: Trends in System Impacts, Reliability, and Market Value in the United States with Data Through 2020". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1825923. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1825923.
@article{osti_1825923,
title = {Solar-to-Grid: Trends in System Impacts, Reliability, and Market Value in the United States with Data Through 2020},
author = {Mills, Andrew D. and Seel, Joachim and Millstein, Dev and Kim, James Hyungkwan and Jeong, Seongeun and Warner, Cody and Gorman, Will},
abstractNote = {With continued deployment of solar across the United States, assessing the interactions of solar with the power system is an increasingly important complement to studies tracking the cost and performance of solar plants. This project focuses on the historical contribution to reliability, trends in market value, and impacts on the bulk power system of solar deployed in the U.S. through the end of 2020. The scope of this analysis includes the seven organized U.S. wholesale power markets and is based on historical hourly solar generation profiles for each individual plant larger than 1 MW or county-level aggregate profiles for smaller solar. In addition, we present a limited set of results for ten utilities that are outside of the independent system operator (ISO)/regional transmission organization (RTO) markets.},
doi = {10.2172/1825923},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1825923}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2021},
month = {10}
}