Integrating Renewable Energy into the Electricity Grid Case Studies Showing How Technologies and Operations are Maintaining Reliability

Brattle Group for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute / by Jurgen Weiss and Bruce Tsuchida (download with free registration)

[From an Energy Wire article by Edward Klump, sub. req’d] Electric systems in Texas and Colorado are demonstrating that a range of actions can be used to successfully and reliably integrate large amounts of renewable energy, according to a new report completed for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute….

The discussion is of particular relevance as U.S. EPA prepares to release a final rule this summer for its proposed Clean Power Plan, which seeks to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants 30 percent by 2030 compared with 2005 levels. Renewables are among the factors states will be examining to meet potential carbon reductions.

Brattle, a consulting firm, weighed in via the new report to say increasing renewable holdings shouldn’t derail efforts to comply on carbon…


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