Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS)

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Creator/Author: 
EnerNex Corporation
Description: 

The study examines the operational impact of up to 20%-30% (225-330 GW) wind energy penetration by 2024 on the bulk power system in the Eastern Interconnection. A large amount of offshore wind generation is needed to reach target energy levels under Scenarios 3 (64 GW) and 4 (79 GW). The study found that Interconnection-wide costs for integrating large amounts of wind generation are manageable with large regional operating pools and significant market, tariff, and operational changes.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, February 18, 2011
Resource Type: 
Document