Greening the Grid: Solar and Wind Grid Integration Study for the Luzon-Visayas System of the Philippines

Clayton Barrows, Jessica Katz, Jaquelin Cochran, Galen Maclaurin, Mark Marollano, Mary Gabis, Noriel Reyes, Kenneth Munoz, Clarita Jesus, Nielson Asedillo, Jake Binayug, Hanzel Cubangbang, Rommel Reyes, Jonathan de la Vina, Edward Olmedo, Jennifer Leisch

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The Republic of the Philippines is home to abundant solar, wind, and other renewable energy (RE) resources that contribute to the national government's vision to ensure sustainable, secure, sufficient, accessible, and affordable energy. Because solar and wind resources are variable and uncertain, significant generation from these resources necessitates an evolution in power system planning and operation. To support Philippine power sector planners in evaluating the impacts and opportunities associated with achieving high levels of variable RE penetration, the Department of Energy of the Philippines (DOE) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have spearheaded this study along with a group of modeling representatives from across the Philippine electricity industry, which seeks to characterize the operational impacts of reaching high solar and wind targets in the Philippine power system, with a specific focus on the integrated Luzon-Visayas grids.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages113
StatePublished - 2018

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-68594


  • grid integration
  • operational challenges
  • Philippines
  • planning
  • power systems
  • renewable energy targets
  • solar power
  • wind power


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