publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Application of Power Systems Economics to Wind and Solar Power Integration

Mills, Andrew David;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
The focus of this dissertation is the economic implications of the technical challenges of integrating variable generation, namely wind and solar, into the electric power system. The research is organized around three topics: short-term variability of wind and solar generation, changes in the economic value of wind and solar with increasing penetration, and the effectiveness of different measures at mitigating changes in economic value with increasing penetration levels. Early studies of PV grid impacts suggested that short-term variability could be a potential limiting factor in deploying PV. Many of these early studies, however, lacked high-quality data from m...
free text keywords: Energy, Economics, Operations research, Power System Economics, Renewable Integration, Solar Energy, Valuation, Wind Energy
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