Paper explores how utilities, regulators and policymakers are addressing wind power reliability and integration, enabling more states to meet renewable energy production targets and environmental goals. Produced by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) in cooperation with the NWCC.
Consensus document articulates standards and criteria to guide planning entities in developing transmission expansion and upgrade proposals.
Transmission Updates cover transmission issues that affect wind energy, with particular emphasis on regions with high potential for wind development.
2006: February, April, June, August, October
2005: March, April, June, August, October, December
2004: January, March, July
2003: February, April,November, June, September
2002: October, December
Reexamines transmission planning and how best to conduct it in a changing market environment. Considers planning for the addition of new transmission capacity, making the best use of existing transmission capacity and incorporating non-transmission alternatives.
Examines commonly cited interconnection issues, as well as specific issues with interconnecting wind generators, in regards to FERC's ruling on interconnecting large and small wind generators.
Discusses some commonly cited interconnection issues, as well as issues specific to interconnecting wind generators.
Scheduling requirements and real-time market design rules can determine whether wind generators can effectively participate in electricity markets. Presents options for resolving the issues faced by wind generators in balancing markets.
Brief looks at emerging regional congestion management strategies, their implications for wind, and options for addressing these barriers to wind generation.