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Grid Integration

Grid integration is the process of incorporating new generation into an existing power system. The process involves understanding complex power grids and how they balance electricity supply and demand, along with evaluating how the integration of variable renewable energy will impact those grids.

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Insights on Planning for Power System Regulators

This study aims to guide power system planning processes and regulatory actions, and particular consideration is given to ramping up…

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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2010 China-United States Renewable Energy Grid Integration Workshop (Website)

This website provides 16 presentations from a workshop held in Beijing, 7-8 December 2010, as well as a workshop summary.…

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The China Sustainable Energy Program

Policy Data

A Business Case for Smart Grid Technologies: A Systemic Perspective

This paper presents a systemic perspective aimed at establishing technical and economic interactions that may improve the business cases of…

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Energy Policy

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1 November 2011

Deployment Data

2011 Technology Map of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan)

This report is produced yearly by the European Commission in order to provide: 1) a concise and authoritative assessment of…

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European Commission Joint Research Centre Institute for Energy and Transport

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1 January 2011

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A European Supergrid for Renewable Energy: Local Impacts and Far-Reaching Challenges

This article assesses the impact of extensive deployment of indigenous and external renewable energy sources on a local electricity system…

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Journal of Cleaner Production

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1 November 2011

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A Description of Current Regulatory Practices for the Promotion of Energy Efficiency

This report presents information gathered from the world’s energy markets on regulatory practices aimed at fostering energy efficiency. In preparing…

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International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER)

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1 June 2010

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A Wind Power Forecasting System to Optimize Grid Integration

This wind power forecasting system includes high-resolution and ensemble modeling capabilities, data assimilation, now-casting and statistical post-processing technologies. The system…

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IEEE

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1 October 2012

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A Valuation-Based Framework for Considering Distributed Generation Photovoltaic Tariff Design

Cost-benefit analyses for distributed generation photovoltaic (DGPV) can provide substantive insights into understanding the potential flows of value among stakeholders…

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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1 March 2015

Policy Data

A Systems View of the Modern Grid

This report presents a “systems view” of the smart grid based on five interdependent primary elements: key success factors, key…

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United States National Energy Technology Laboratory

United States Department of Energy

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1 January 2007

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A Solved Problem: Existing Measures Provide Low-Cost Wind and Solar Integration

As penetration of wind and solar continues to grow, system operators will face challenges posed by increased levels of variable…

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Synapse Energy Economics

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25 August 2015

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A Review of Wind Power Forecasting Models

This journal article provides a comparative analysis of forecasting models associated with wind speed and power, based on physical methods,…

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Energy Procedia

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1 September 2001

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A Review of Variable Generation Forecasting in the West

This report is based on a series of interviews with 13 operating entities in the Western Interconnection in the United…

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Exeter Associates

Inc.

Date:

1 March 2014

Deployment Data

Accelerating Smart Grid Investments

This report describes the power grid, how it operates and how a smarter grid will change the design and operations…

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World Economic Forum

Accenture

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1 November 2009

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Accelerating Off-grid Renewable Energy: Key Findings and Recommendations from IOREC 2016

This document brings report the key messages that emerged from the Third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC 2016), including…

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IRENA

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1 January 2017

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Addressing Climate Vulnerability for Power System Resilience and Energy Security: A Focus on Hydropower Resources

This paper is intended to inform energy planners and investors about (1) how climate change can affect power generation resources,…

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USAID

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1 May 2017

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Adapting Market Design to High Shares of Variable Renewable Energy

The report analyses challenges and solutions, and it provides recommendations on how to adapt electricity market design to high shares…

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Date:

1 January 2017

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Achieving Universal Electricity Access in Indonesia

This report describes Indonesia’s electrification environment and identifies barriers to achieving universal electricity access. Principles drawn from international best practices…

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Asian Development Bank

Date:

1 March 2016

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Accelerating the LPG Transition: Global Lessons from Innovative Business and Distribution Models

This report examines how ten countries have switched, or are planning to switch, from traditional fuels such as wood, coal,…

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The World LPG Association (WLPGA)

WLPGA

Date:

30 September 2015