The Largest Problem Facing Renewable Energy: Forecasting The Intermittent Power

According to Charlie Smith, the executive director of the Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG), at first the integration of wind power in the US was not a high priority for utility companies and grid managers. “In fact, if there were any system disturbances, the typical requirement was that the wind plant get off the system,” he said. “Today, wind plants are an integral part of the system and are expected to ride through disturbances and provide power control and voltage control just like any other power plant.”  …

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