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Title: Integrating high levels of variable renewable energy into electric power systems

As more variable renewable energy (VRE) such as wind and solar are integrated into electric power systems, technical challenges arise from the need to maintain the balance between load and generation at all timescales. This paper examines the challenges with integrating ultra-high levels of VRE into electric power system, reviews a range of solutions to these challenges, and provides a description of several examples of ultra-high VRE systems that are in operation today.
Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5D00-70430
Journal ID: ISSN 2196-5625; TRN: US1800697
Grant/Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2196-5625
Publisher:
Springer
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; high penetration; variable renewable energy; grid operation; wind; solar
OSTI Identifier:
1414372