Wind and solar curtailment: a review of international experience

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Title: Wind and solar curtailment: a review of international experience
Authors: Bird, Lori
Lew, Debra
Milligan, Michael R.
Flynn, Damian
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Date: Nov-2016
Abstract: Greater penetrations of variable renewable generation on some electric grids have resulted in increased levels of curtailment in recent years. Studies of renewable energy grid integration have found that curtailment levels may grow as the penetration of wind and solar energy generation increases. This paper reviews international experience with curtailment of wind and solar energy on bulk power systems in recent years, with a focus on eleven countries in Europe, North America, and Asia. It examines levels of curtailment, the causes of curtailment, curtailment methods and use of market-based dispatch, as well as operational, institutional, and other changes that are being made to reduce renewable energy curtailment.
Funding Details: European Commission - European Regional Development Fund
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume: 65
Start page: 577
End page: 586
Keywords: WindSolarCurtailmentTransmission congestion
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.06.082
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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