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Title: Balancing Area Coordination: Efficiently Integrating Renewable Energy Into the Grid, Greening the Grid

Greening the Grid provides technical assistance to energy system planners, regulators, and grid operators to overcome challenges associated with integrating variable renewable energy into the grid. Coordinating balancing area operation can promote more cost and resource efficient integration of variable renewable energy, such as wind and solar, into power systems. This efficiency is achieved by sharing or coordinating balancing resources and operating reserves across larger geographic boundaries.
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Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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USDOE; United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Country of Publication:
United States
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; Greening the Grid; flexibility; USAID; renewable; integration; grid; RE; demand response; strategy; planning; balancing authority areas; RTO; ISO