Designing Wind and Solar Power Purchase Agreements to Support Grid Integration
Power purchase agreements (PPAs) represent one of many institutional tools that power systems can use to improve grid services from variable renewable energy (VRE) generators. This fact sheet introduces the concept of PPAs for VRE generators and provides a brief summary of key PPA components that can facilitate VRE generators to enhance grid stability and serve as a source of power system flexibility.
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- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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- United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; power purchase agreement; PPA; power system flexibility; grid stability; grid integration; variable renewable energy; VRE
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