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Title: NREL Energy Models Examine the Potential for Wind and Solar Grid Integration (Fact Sheet)

As renewable energy generating sources, such as wind turbines and solar power systems, reach high levels of penetration in parts of the United States, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is helping the utility industry to peer into the future. Using software modeling tools that the lab developed, NREL is examining the future operation of the electrical grid as renewable energy continues to grow.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1114042
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS--6A42-60744
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Innovation Impact: Analysis, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 17 WIND ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION REGIONAL ENERGY DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM; REEDS; FLEXIBLE ENERGY SCHEDULING TOOL FOR INTEGRATION OF VARIABLE GENERATION; FESTIV; WESTERN WIND AND SOLAR INTEGRATION STUDY, PHASE 2; WWSIS-2; PLEXOS; EASTERN RENEWABLE GENERATION INTEGRATION STUDY; ERGIS; RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY FUTURES STUDY; SUNSHOT VISION STUDY