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Issues Affecting Renewable Energy Integration

NREL is investigating issues related to the integration of renewable energy sources into the transmission system. Developing solutions to these challenges will enable higher penetrations of renewable generation sources on the electric power system and the future growth of renewable energy.

The integration of large quantities of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power will require changes in how our transmission system operates. These issues must be considered: