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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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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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This case study is based on interviews with PG&E (a California utility) and explores the institutional circumstances surrounding the implementation of PG&E’s SmartRate™ dynamic rate program. The case study focuses on implementation and procedural challenges, reactions and perceptions of stakeholders involved, and lessons learned. The case study is not intended to evaluate the program but offers insight into the internal workings, attitudes, and relationships of a utility successfully implementing a demand response program.
Located in Integration Topics / Demand Response and Storage / Demand Response and Storage Folder
This report describes state-of-the-art practices with respect to variable generation integration. The report is predominantly based on an extensive literature review and includes highlights of ancillary service requirements for distributed generation in Germany and Spain. Pages 167 – 177 contain information on regional ancillary service practices in the United States.
Located in Integration Topics / Ancillary Services / Ancillary Services folder
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.
Located in Integration Topics / Flexible Generation / Flexible Generation folder
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 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.
Located in Integration Topics / Flexible Generation / Flexible Generation folder
International Energy Agency, 2018
Located in Integration Topics / Flexible Generation / Flexible Generation folder
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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