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Title: Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 2 (Presentation)

This presentation accompanies Phase 2 of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study, a follow-on to Phase 1, which examined the operational impacts of high penetrations of variable renewable generation on the electric power system in the West and was one of the largest variable generation studies to date. High penetrations of variable generation can induce cycling of fossil-fueled generators. Cycling leads to wear-and-tear costs and changes in emissions. Phase 2 calculated these costs and emissions, and simulated grid operations for a year to investigate the detailed impact of variable generation on the fossil-fueled fleet. The presentation highlights the scope of the study and results.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1083369
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-5500-57922
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the WINDPOWER 2013 Conference, 5-8 May 2013, Chicago, Illinois; Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind Power Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 17 WIND ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION VARIABLE GENERATION; INTEGRATION; RENEWABLES; WIND; SOLAR; CYCLING; WEAR-AND-TEAR COSTS; EMISSIONS; GRID OPERATIONS; OPERATIONAL IMPACTS; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; NREL; Buildings; Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems