Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 2 (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory).
Author: Lew, D.; Brinkman, G.; Ibanez, E.; Kumar, N.; Lefton, S.; Jordan, G.; Venkataraman, S.; King, J.
Pages/Volumes: 27 pp.
Publication Year: 2013
Notes: Presented at the WINDPOWER 2013 Conference, 5-8 May 2013, Chicago, Illinois
Document Type: Presentation Material
NTIS/GPO Number: 1083369
Subject Code Description: Buildings; Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems
Abstract: This presentation accompanies Phase 2 of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study, a follow-on to Phase 1, which examined the operational impacts of high penetrations of variable renewable generation on the electric power system in the West and was one of the largest variable generation studies to date. High penetrations of variable generation can induce cycling of fossil-fueled generators. Cycling leads to wear-and-tear costs and changes in emissions. Phase 2 calculated these costs and emissions, and simulated grid operations for a year to investigate the detailed impact of variable generation on the fossil-fueled fleet. The presentation highlights the scope of the study and results.
Accession Number: 57922
Library Notes: NPL-1305 REV
Report Numbers: PR-5500-57922
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