State-of-the-Art Short-Term Electricity Market Operation with Solar Generation: A Review: Article No. 110647

Xin Fang, Shengfei Yin, Jianhui Wang, Zhengshuo Li

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With the accelerating penetration of solar energy in energy systems, market operations concerning the solar-associated intermittency are widely discussed. How to correctly model the solar generation in the market and solve the uncertainty-based operation problems call for solutions. Unlike other renewable resources, solar power can be more easily applied to the demand side through behind-the-meter installations in a distributed manner with significant future extensibility. The corresponding operational rules in the markets are largely being revised. Over the past two decades, with the development of deregulated power markets, numerous studies related to uncertainty-based market operations tend to transform the market from a deterministic and centralized framework to a stochastic and decentralized one. As the relevant literature is most recent, this paper reviews their contributions to electricity market operations with solar integration and underlines the research directions of this topic and ongoing industry practices. A thorough review of the electricity markets worldwide with solar energy is provided. A variety of proposed mathematical solutions to the problem are also discussed.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages16
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5D00-78560


  • electricity market operation
  • industry practice
  • renewable modelling
  • solar challenges
  • solar integration


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