NREL Variability and Reserves Analysis for the Western Interconnect (Presentation)

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Additional variability and uncertainty increase reserve requirements. In this light, this presentation discusses how use of generation reserves can be optimized for managing variability and uncertainty. Conclusions of this presentation are: (1) Provided a method for calculating additional reserve requirements due to wind and solar production; (2) Method is based on statistical analysis of historical time series data; (3) Reserves are dynamic, produced for each hour; (4) Reserve time series are calculated from and synchronized to simulation data; (5) PROMOD can not model directly, but workarounds exist for regulation and spin; and (6) Other production modeling packages have varying capability ... continued below

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Milligan, M. & King, J. October 1, 2011.

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Additional variability and uncertainty increase reserve requirements. In this light, this presentation discusses how use of generation reserves can be optimized for managing variability and uncertainty. Conclusions of this presentation are: (1) Provided a method for calculating additional reserve requirements due to wind and solar production; (2) Method is based on statistical analysis of historical time series data; (3) Reserves are dynamic, produced for each hour; (4) Reserve time series are calculated from and synchronized to simulation data; (5) PROMOD can not model directly, but workarounds exist for regulation and spin; and (6) Other production modeling packages have varying capability for reserves modeling.

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  • Presented online for the Regulating Reserves for Higher Penetrations of Variable Generation Webinar, 20 October 2011; Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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Milligan, M. & King, J. NREL Variability and Reserves Analysis for the Western Interconnect (Presentation), article, October 1, 2011; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc836236/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.