The Effects of Integrating Wind Power on Transmission System Planning, Reliability, and Operations

This study “evaluated the impact of wind generation on the New York State Bulk Power System (NYSBPS) over a broad range of subject areas, including planning, operation, economics, and reliability.”  The study “focused on a wind generation scenario that included a total of 3,300 MW of wind generation in 33 locations throughout New York State.”  The study concluded that “it is expected that the NYSBPS can reliably accommodate at least 10% penetration, 3,300 MW, of wind generation with only minor adjustments to its existing planning, operation, and reliability practices.”  Moreover, “wind generation has the potential to significantly reduce the cost of system operation in New York while also reducing emissions and dependence on fossil fuels.” (authored by Piwko, R.; Bai, X; Clark, K.; Jordan, G.; Miller, N.; and Zimberlin, J.) Read the entire study here.

Wind Type: Land Based Wind, Offshore Wind
Author: GE Energy Consulting
Publication Date: March 4, 2005
Topic: Siting and Technology
Resource Type: Report
File Type: Link
Geographic Focus: New York
Keywords: Technology and Electrical Systems
Prepared For: New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Funding Source: New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

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