Analysis of Penetration and Reserve Requirements when Incorporating Renewable Energy Power Generation in the Bonneville Power Administration Balancing Authority Area Public

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  • Interest in renewable energy is on the rise, in both grid-connected operations and research projects. Major types of renewable energy include: wind, solar, wave, tidal, biomass, and geothermal. The majority are variable, non-dispatchable sources, which can have a negative impact on reserve requirements. This study focused on determining the optimal combination of renewable sources with a total penetration of 30% to minimize the impact on the reserve requirements. The current state of renewable energy in the grid leans very strongly to wind, but as a greater diversity is incorporated into the grid, the reserve requirements decrease. The optimum combination was determined to be 5% each of wind, solar, wave, tidal, biomass, and geothermal. A diverse mix of renewable energy helps counteract the impact of individual variable, non-dispatchable renewable energy sources, and reduces the impact of variability and uncertainty in meeting the power demand.
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