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Title: Solar Reserve Methodology for Renewable Energy Integration Studies Based on Sub-Hourly Variability Analysis: Preprint

Increasing penetrations of wind a solar energy are raising concerns among electric system operators because of the variability and uncertainty associated with power sources. Previous work focused on the quantification of reserves for systems with wind power. This paper presents a new methodology that allows the determination of necessary reserves for high penetrations of photovoltaic (PV) power and compares it to the wind-based methodology. The solar reserve methodology is applied to Phase 2 of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study. A summary of the results is included.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1051953
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5500-56169
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: To be presented at the 2nd Annual International Workshop on Integration of Solar Power into Power Systems Conference, 12-13 November 2012, Lisbon, Portugal
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY PHOTOVOLTAIC; POWER SYSTEM OPERATIONS; RESERVES; SOLAR POWER; WIND POWER; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; NREL; Wind Energy