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Impact of transmission on resource adequacy in systems with wind and solar power

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2 Author(s)
Ibanez, E. ; Nat. Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO, USA ; Milligan, M.

Variable generation is on track to become a significant contributor to electric power systems worldwide. Thus, it is important to analyze the effect that renewables will have on the reliability of systems. In this paper we present a new tool being implemented at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which allows the inclusion of variable generation in the power system resource adequacy. The tool is used to quantify a first estimate of the potential contribution of transmission to reliability in highly interconnected systems and an example is provided using the Western Interconnection footprint.

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Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2012 IEEE

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22-26 July 2012