All posts tagged "utility integration"

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    The New York Times gets it wrong on wind report

    It’s rare that we take on the media directly, but this is one of those Times. This week the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), an institution funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, issued a comprehensive report assessing the feasibility of substantially increasing the use of wind energy in an area known...

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    Dust off record books–Spain, Portugal hit new wind highs

    2009 closed with a figurative bang in the wind integration field, with Spain setting a new national record December 30–54% of instantaneous electricity supply. Spain's latest achievement (it had reached 53% during November) underlined the fact that the Iberian peninsula has become a global leader in wind power's use. At a workshop...

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    Oklahoma Gas & Electric uses wind to hold off on fossil fuel

    Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) told the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) that the utility planned to use wind power as part of a strategy to defer all new fossil-fired generation facilities until 2020. "OG&E will continue its expansion of wind energy with the development of 700 MW of new wind energy,” Jesse...

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    NERC's Sergel: Transmission needed for reliable integration of renewables

    It’s snowing—and windy—in Washington today, and I am at an all-day hearing on “renewable integration” at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. This is dry stuff—only it’s not. “Integrating” wind and other renewables into the grid is the key to building a new energy future in the United States, and making it happen...

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    Dutch study: Integrating large-scale wind works

    A new study by a Dutch researcher concludes that Dutch power stations can integrate large amounts of wind power as long as use is made of up-to-date, improved wind forecasts. The study, by a PHD candidate at TU Delft, also concluded that there is no need for storage facilities because new forecasting...

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    AWEA reaches out to rural electric co-ops

    AWEA traveled to Tech Advantage last weekend to plug into the concerns of the members of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). NRECA's conference and expo attracts several thousand representatives each year from these rural electric utilities — many located in the windiest part of the United States. AWEA’s Jeff Anthony,...

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