Comparison of solar and wind power generation impact on net load across a utility balancing area

  title={Comparison of solar and wind power generation impact on net load across a utility balancing area},
  author={Matthew S. Lave and A. Ellis},
  journal={2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)},
  • M. LaveA. Ellis
  • Published 5 June 2016
  • Environmental Science, Engineering
  • 2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)
As PV and wind power penetrations in utility balancing areas increase, it is important to understand how they will impact net load. We investigate daily and seasonal trends in solar power generation, wind power generation, and net load. Quantitative metrics are used to compare scenarios with no PV or wind, PV plus wind, only PV, or only wind. PV plus wind scenarios are found to have a larger reduction in maximum net load and smaller ranges between maximum and minimum load than PV only or wind… 
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