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Wind and solar energy curtailment: A review of international experience
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2016 (English)In: Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, ISSN 1364-0321, E-ISSN 1879-0690, Vol. 65, 577-586 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Greater penetrations of variable renewable generation on some electric grids have resulted in increased levels of curtailment in recent years. Studies of renewable energy grid integration have found that curtailment levels may grow as the penetration of wind and solar energy generation increases. This paper reviews international experience with curtailment of wind and solar energy on bulk power systems in recent years, with a focus on eleven countries in Europe, North America, and Asia. It examines levels of curtailment, the causes of curtailment, curtailment methods and use of market based dispatch, as well as operational, institutional, and other changes that are being made to reduce renewable energy curtailment.

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Elsevier, 2016. Vol. 65, 577-586 p.
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Wind, Solar, Curtailment, Transmission congestion
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Energy Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-193973DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.06.082ISI: 000383293800041Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84984920563OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-193973DiVA: diva2:1037273
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Available from: 2016-10-14 Created: 2016-10-14 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved

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