Hawaii Solar Integration Study: Solar Modeling Developments and Study Results; Preprint

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Abstract

The Hawaii Solar Integration Study (HSIS) is a follow-up to the Oahu Wind Integration and Transmission Study completed in 2010. HSIS focuses on the impacts of higher penetrations of solar energy on the electrical grid and on other generation. HSIS goes beyond the island of Oahu and investigates Maui as well. The study examines reserve strategies, impacts on thermal unit commitment and dispatch,utilization of energy storage, renewable energy curtailment, and other aspects of grid reliability and operation. For the study, high-frequency (2-second) solar power profiles were generated using a new combined Numerical Weather Prediction model/ stochastic-kinematic cloud model approach, which represents the 'sharp-edge' effects of clouds passing over solar facilities. As part of thevalidation process, the solar data was evaluated using a variety of analysis techniques including wavelets, power spectral densities, ramp distributions, extreme values, and cross correlations. This paper provides an overview of the study objectives, results of the solar profile validation, and study results.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2012
Event2nd Annual International Workshop on Integration of Solar Power into Power Systems Conference - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 12 Nov 201213 Nov 2012

Conference

Conference2nd Annual International Workshop on Integration of Solar Power into Power Systems Conference
CityLisbon, Portugal
Period12/11/1213/11/12

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5500-56311

Keywords

  • integration studies
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • NREL
  • renewable energy (RE)
  • reserves
  • solar
  • wind

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