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Title: Grid Integration Studies: Data Requirements, Greening the Grid

A grid integration study is an analytical framework used to evaluate a power system with high penetration levels of variable renewable energy (VRE). A grid integration study simulates the operation of the power system under different VRE scenarios, identifying reliability constraints and evaluating the cost of actions to alleviate those constraints. These VRE scenarios establish where, how much, and over what timeframe to build generation and transmission capacity, ideally capturing the spatial diversity benefits of wind and solar resources. The results help build confidence among policymakers, system operators, and investors to move forward with plans to increase the amount of VRE on the grid.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1215040
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-6A20-63043
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Research Org:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION Greening the Grid; flexibility; USAID; renewable; integration; grid; RE; demand response; strategy; planning; study; data