Wind power forecasting : state-of-the-art 2009.
Many countries and regions are introducing policies aimed at reducing the environmental footprint from the energy sector and increasing the use of renewable energy. In the United States, a number of initiatives have been taken at the state level, from renewable portfolio standards (RPSs) and renewable energy certificates (RECs), to regional greenhouse gas emission control schemes. Within the U.S. Federal government, new energy and environmental policies and goals are also being crafted, and these are likely to increase the use of renewable energy substantially. The European Union is pursuing implementation of its ambitious 20/20/20 targets, which aim (by 2020) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% (as compared to 1990), increase the amount of renewable energy to 20% of the energy supply, and reduce the overall energy consumption by 20% through energy efficiency. With the current focus on energy and the environment, efficient integration of renewable energy into the electric power system is becoming increasingly important. In a recent report, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) describes a model-based scenario, in which wind energy provides 20% of the U.S. electricity demand in 2030. The report discusses a set of technical and economic challenges that have to be overcome for thismore »
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- 17 WIND ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ECONOMICS; ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY; ELECTRICITY; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; ENERGY SOURCES; ENERGY STORAGE; FORECASTING; GREENHOUSE GASES; IMPLEMENTATION; MAINTENANCE; MARKET; NATIONAL GOVERNMENT; OPTIMIZATION; PLANNING; POWER SYSTEMS; STORAGE; WIND POWER; WIND TURBINE ARRAYS
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