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Title: Forecasting Wind and Solar Generation: Improving System Operations, Greening the Grid

This document discusses improving system operations with forecasting and solar generation. By integrating variable renewable energy (VRE) forecasts into system operations, power system operators can anticipate up- and down-ramps in VRE generation in order to cost-effectively balance load and generation in intra-day and day-ahead scheduling. This leads to reduced fuel costs, improved system reliability, and maximum use of renewable resources.
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NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (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 forecasting methods; USAID; wind and solar generation; variable renewable energy; VRE; statistical method; persistence forecasting; physical method; numerical weather prediction; ensemble forecasting; day-ahead forecasts; intra-day forecasts; ramp forecasting