Wind and Solar Energy Curtailment: Experience and Practices in the United States
This report examines U.S. curtailment practices, with a particular emphasis on utilities in the Western states. The information presented here is based on a series of interviews conducted with utilities, system operators, wind energy developers, and non-governmental organizations. The report provides case studies of curtailment experience and examines the reasons for curtailment, curtailment procedures, compensation, and practices that can minimize curtailment.
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- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 17 WIND ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION WIND; CURTAILMENT; SOLAR; Wind Energy; Solar Energy - General; Energy Analysis
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