Eastern wind integration and transmission study
1st February 2011
Topic(s): Renewables, Wind energy
This revised edition describes the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s study that spanned over two years. The study team began by modeling United States wind resources in a large part of the Eastern Interconnection and finished by conducting a detailed wind integration study and top-down transmission analysis. The study resulted in information that can be used to guide future work. A number of other studies have already examined similar wind integration issues, but the breadth and depth of the analysis in EWITS is unique. EWITS builds on the work of previous integration studies, which looked at considerably smaller geographic footprints, focused almost exclusively on wind integration, and did not include transmission. EWITS took the next step by expanding the study area and including conceptual transmission overlays.
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