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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