Examination of Potential Benefits of an Energy Imbalance Market in the Western Interconnection

Research output: NRELTechnical Report

Abstract

In the Western Interconnection, there is significant interest in improving approaches to wide-area coordinated operations of the bulk electric power system, in part because of the increasing penetration of variable generation. One proposed solution is an energy imbalance market. This study focused on that approach alone, with the goal of identifying the potential benefits of an energy imbalancemarket in the year 2020.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages122
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5500-57115

Keywords

  • electricity markets
  • energy imbalance markets
  • grid integration
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • NREL
  • solar
  • transmission
  • variable generation
  • Western Interconnection
  • wind

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