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This report summarizes a three-year, U.S. Department of Energy commissioned study that assesses the value of hydropower to the U.S. power system for both pumped and traditional plants. The report includes an assessment of the current market structures and costs and ways to increase the value of hydropower.
Located in Integration Topics / Flexible Generation / Flexible Generation folder
This document explores the benefits of expanding co-optimization of energy and ancillary services to hydropower. The author builds off of practices currently enacted for conventional generators and demonstrates that co-optimization improves the economics of hydropower plants.
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The report reviews cycling costs for power pants, including those related to operating generation at varying load levels (on/off load following) and minimal operation levels. The authors provide the typical cycling costs for “flexible” generation, an overview of the systems and components commonly affected by cycling, and mitigation strategies that minimize cycling costs. The costs are based on Intertek’s APTECH database.
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The report includes both a broader look at the European hydropower market as well as detailed flexibility case studies in the Nordic power system, Austria, Poland, Norway, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland.
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This report examines the broader role of hydropower in the U.S. power system in terms of both energy and ancillary services, and how these roles vary across regions, especially under the context of greater variable RE. The report looks at the drivers and barriers to hydropower generation within these markets.
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New Resource - "Updated Power Purchase Agreements for Renewable Dispatchable Generation"
The Hawaiian Electric Light Company (HELCO) recently released their new models for Power Purchase Agreements for Renewable Dispatchable Generation for wind and solar PV.
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Upcoming Webinar - "Investigating the Economic Value of Flexible Solar Power Plant Operation"
The Energy Systems Integration Group is hosting a no-cost webinar titled "Best Practices for Grid Codes for Renewable Energy Generators", featuring speakers from First Solar and Energy and Environmental Economics (E3). The webinar will be held on 23 January 2019, 2:00 p.m. EST.
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International Energy Agency, 2018
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New Resource - "Status of Power System Transformation 2018"
The International Energy Agency recently released a new report titled "Status of Power System Transformation 2018: Advanced Power Plant Flexibility".
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