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Title: Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 3 – Frequency Response and Transient Stability

Power system operators and utilities worldwide have concerns about the impact of high-penetration wind and solar generation on electric grid reliability (EirGrid 2011b, Hydro-Quebec 2006, ERCOT 2010). The stability of North American grids under these conditions is a particular concern and possible impediment to reaching future renewable energy goals. Phase 3 of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS-3) considers a 33% wind and solar annual energy penetration level that results in substantial changes to the characteristics of the bulk power system, including different power flow patterns, different commitment and dispatch of existing synchronous generation, and different dynamic behavior of wind and solar generation. WWSIS-3 evaluates two specific aspects of fundamental frequency system stability: frequency response and transient stability.
Authors:
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  1. GE Energy Management, Schenectady, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1167065
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR--5D00-62906
KAGN-4-23474-01
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308; KAGN-4-23474-01
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); GE Energy Management, Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION western wind and solar integration study; WWSIS; high penetration; frequency response; transient stability; transmission; western interconnection; grid integration; wind energy; solar energy; photovoltaics