Survey of Variable Generation Forecasting in the West: August 2011 - June 2012

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This report surveyed Western Interconnection Balancing Authorities regarding their implementation of variable generation forecasting, the lessons learned to date, and recommendations they would offer to other Balancing Authorities who are considering variable generation forecasting. Our survey found that variable generation forecasting is at an early implementation stage in the West. Eight of the eleven Balancing Authorities interviewed began forecasting in 2008 or later. It also appears that less than one-half of the Balancing Authorities in the West are currently utilizing variable generation forecasting, suggesting that more Balancing Authorities in the West will engage in variable generation forecasting should more variable ... continued below

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Porter, K. & Rogers, J. April 1, 2012.

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This report surveyed Western Interconnection Balancing Authorities regarding their implementation of variable generation forecasting, the lessons learned to date, and recommendations they would offer to other Balancing Authorities who are considering variable generation forecasting. Our survey found that variable generation forecasting is at an early implementation stage in the West. Eight of the eleven Balancing Authorities interviewed began forecasting in 2008 or later. It also appears that less than one-half of the Balancing Authorities in the West are currently utilizing variable generation forecasting, suggesting that more Balancing Authorities in the West will engage in variable generation forecasting should more variable generation capacity be added.

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  • Report No.: NREL/SR-5500-54457
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1039809 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1039809
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc837458

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Porter, K. & Rogers, J. Survey of Variable Generation Forecasting in the West: August 2011 - June 2012, report, April 1, 2012; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc837458/: accessed January 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.