Assessment Of Reliability And Operational Issues For Integration Of Renewable Generation
There are many strategic policy issues related to reliability and operations for integration of renewables in California. Historically, these issues have been addressed individually and often litigiously. As the type and level of renewables in the energy mix increases, the number of reliability and operational issues are expected to increase. To meet the objectives of the RPS and accelerate development of renewables, California needs a predictable policy framework for operational integration of new renewables. The present study seeks to learn from the experiences and best practices of other regions that have integrated large amounts of renewables and assess the applicable lessons they provide for California, in establishing a stable policy framework for addressing the operational and reliability issues for renewables integration.