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This fact sheet review the data needed to undertake different types of grid integration studies.
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Forecasting is a crucial and cost-effective tool for integratingvariable renewable energy (VRE)resources such as wind and solar into power systems. This fact sheet reviews the key terms and methods for operational forecasting of variable renewable energy generation.
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Distributed, grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) solar power poses a unique set of benefits and challenges. This brief overviews common technical impacts of PV on electric distribution systems and utility operations (as distinct from other utility concerns such as tariffs, rates, and billing), as well as emerging strategies for successfully managing some of the priority issues.
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Power purchase agreements (PPAs) represent one of many institutional tools that power systems can use to improve grid services from variable renewable energy (VRE) generators. This fact sheet introduces the concept of PPAs for VRE generators and provides a brief summary of key PPA components that can facilitate VRE generators to enhance grid stability and serve as a source of power system flexibility.
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Spanish-language forecasting fact sheet.
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Spanish-language key issues fact sheet.
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Spanish-language myths fact sheet.
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Upcoming Webinar - "Minnesota’s Smarter Grid Report"
The Energy Systems Integration Group is hosting a no-cost webinar titled "Minnesota's Smarter Grid Report" featuring speakers from Vibrant Clean Energy and the McKnight Foundation. The webinar will be held on February 6, 2019 2:00 pm EST.
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File ECMAScript program Integrating Variable Renewable Energy Into the Grid: Key Issues
To foster sustainable, low-emission development, many countries are establishing ambitious renewable energy targets for their electricity supply. Because solar and wind tend to be more variable and uncertain than conventional sources, meeting these targets will involve changes to power system planning and operations. Grid integration is the practice of developing efficient ways to deliver variable renewable energy (VRE) to the grid. Good integration methods maximize the cost effectiveness of incorporating VRE into the power system while maintaining or increasing system stability and reliability.
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New Resource - Grid-Connected Distributed Generation: Compensation Mechanism Basics
This short report defines compensation mechanisms for grid-connected, behind-the-meter distributed generation (DG) systems as instruments that comprise three core elements: (1) metering & billing arrangements, (2) sell rate design, and (3) retail rate design.
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