The role of large balancing areas in integrated solar generation

1st May 2011

Topic(s): Renewables, Solar energy

There are over 130 balancing authorities (BA), or control areas, in the United States. Each is responsible for integrating resource plans, maintaining load-interchange-generation balance within a balancing authority area (BAA), controlling transmission flows and voltages, and ensuring that frequency is held within the limits that ensure reliable operation of the power system. This fact sheet dicusses the role these balancing areas have in integrating solar generation.


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The role of large balancing areas in integrated solar generation


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