"This project showed that the consideration of all sources of uncertainty over a large area combined with the comprehensive evaluation of all elements of the balancing process, i.e. capacity, ramping, and energy requirements, will help system operators more effectively balance generation against load and interchange," said Ken Pennock, Director of Grid Solutions at AWS Truepower, and the primary author of the report, "doing so can facilitate more solar and other renewable resources on the grid without compromising reliability and control performance."
The project identifies that solar power does not require special separate penetration level restrictions or penalization for its intermittency.
This project was a success, says John Zack, Vice President of Grid Solutions at AWS Truepower. "We have definitely demonstrated that these advancements to methods, when working together, are beneficial to not only CAISO, but to all other system operators in the United States and around the world."
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SOURCE AWS Truepower, LLC