NREL's transmission integration projects provide data and models that help utilities and policymakers make informed decisions about the integration of variable generation, such as solar and wind energy, into the electric power system. Researchers are exploring the potential impacts of higher penetrations of solar and wind power on system operations. Our projects provide insights that enable improved and economical operation practices. Some projects also analyze bulk power market characteristics to suggest ways of improving generator dispatch scheduling.
Learn about these NREL transmission integration research and analysis projects:
- Western Wind and Solar Integration Study
- Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study
- Hawaii Solar Integration Study
- Oahu Wind Integration and Transmission
- SIND Toolkit
- Electricity Market Design
- Energy Imbalance Markets
- Flexible Energy Scheduling Tool for Integration of Variable generation (FESTIV)
- Active Power Controls
- Generator Modeling
- Grid Simulation
- Transmission Planning and Analysis.