Role of Energy Storage with Renewable Electricity Generation (Report Summary) (Presentation)

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Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, have vast potential to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions in the electric sector. Climate change concerns, state initiatives including renewable portfolio standards, and consumer efforts are resulting in increased deployments of both technologies. Both solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy have variable and uncertain (sometimes referred to as "intermittent") output, which are unlike the dispatchable sources used for the majority of electricity generation in the United States. The variability of these sources has led to concerns regarding the reliability of an electric grid that derives a large fraction ... continued below

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Denholm, P.; Ela, E.; Kirby, B. & Milligan, M. March 1, 2010.

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Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, have vast potential to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions in the electric sector. Climate change concerns, state initiatives including renewable portfolio standards, and consumer efforts are resulting in increased deployments of both technologies. Both solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy have variable and uncertain (sometimes referred to as "intermittent") output, which are unlike the dispatchable sources used for the majority of electricity generation in the United States. The variability of these sources has led to concerns regarding the reliability of an electric grid that derives a large fraction of its energy from these sources as well as the cost of reliably integrating large amounts of variable generation into the electric grid. In this report, we explore the role of energy storage in the electricity grid, focusing on the effects of large-scale deployment of variable renewable sources (primarily wind and solar energy).

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  • Report No.: NREL/PR-6A2-49396
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 989025
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1012962

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Denholm, P.; Ela, E.; Kirby, B. & Milligan, M. Role of Energy Storage with Renewable Electricity Generation (Report Summary) (Presentation), article, March 1, 2010; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1012962/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.