Market-Based Indian Grid Integration Study Options: Preprint

Blaise Stoltenberg

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The Indian state of Gujarat is forecasting solar and wind generation expansion from 16% to 32% of installed generation capacity by 2015. Some states in India are already experiencing heavy wind power curtailment. Understanding how to integrate variable generation (VG) into the grid is of great interest to local transmission companies and India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. This paperdescribes the nature of a market-based integration study and how this approach, while new to Indian grid operation and planning, is necessary to understand how to operate and expand the grid to best accommodate the expansion of VG. Second, it discusses options in defining a study's scope, such as data granularity, generation modeling, and geographic scope. The paper also explores how Gujarat'smethod of grid operation and current system reliability will affect how an integration study can be performed.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2012
EventWorld Renewable Energy Forum 2012 - Denver, Colorado
Duration: 13 May 201217 May 2012


ConferenceWorld Renewable Energy Forum 2012
CityDenver, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-7A30-54373


  • India
  • integration
  • solar
  • variable generation
  • VG


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