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Title: Impact of Improved Solar Forecasts on Bulk Power System Operations in ISO-NE: Preprint

The diurnal nature of solar power is made uncertain by variable cloud cover and the influence of atmospheric conditions on irradiance scattering processes. Its forecasting has become increasingly important to the unit commitment and dispatch process for efficient scheduling of generators in power system operations. This study examines the value of improved solar power forecasting for the Independent System Operator-New England system. The results show how 25% solar power penetration reduces net electricity generation costs by 22.9%.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1159376
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-62817
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: To be presented at the 4th International Workshop on Integration of Solar Power into Power Systems, 10-11 November 2014, Berlin, Germany
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION SOLAR POWER FORECASTING; PRODUCTION-COST MODELING; ELECTRICITY PRICES; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; NREL