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Title: Wind Integration Cost and Cost-Causation: Preprint

The question of wind integration cost has received much attention in the past several years. The methodological challenges to calculating integration costs are discussed in this paper. There are other sources of integration cost unrelated to wind energy. A performance-based approach would be technology neutral, and would provide price signals for all technology types. However, it is difficult to correctly formulate such an approach. Determining what is and is not an integration cost is challenging. Another problem is the allocation of system costs to one source. Because of significant nonlinearities, this can prove to be impossible to determine in an accurate and objective way.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1110459
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-60411
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: To be presented at the 12th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power Into Power Systems, 22-24 October 2013, London, England
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY WIND; INTEGRATION COST; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; NREL; Wind Energy