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Title: Flexibility in 21st Century Power Systems

Flexibility of operation--the ability of a power system to respond to change in demand and supply--is a characteristic of all power systems. Flexibility is especially prized in twenty-first century power systems, with higher levels of grid-connected variable renewable energy (primarily, wind and solar). This paper summarizes the analytic frameworks that have emerged to measure this characteristic and distills key principles of flexibility for policy makers.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1130630
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-61721
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: 21st Century Power Partnership
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
Clean Energy Ministerial
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY FLEXIBILITY; POWER SYSTEMS; POWER PARTNERSHIP; 21CPP; FRAMEWORK