Western Wind and Solar Integration Study
The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study, one of the largest regional solar and wind integration studies to date, explores the question: Can we integrate large amounts of wind and solar energy into the electric power system of the West?
Released December 2014—Phase 3 Research
Report Says Western Grid Can Weather Disturbances Under High Renewable Penetrations
With good system planning, sound engineering practices, and commercially available technologies, the Western Interconnection can withstand the crucial first minute after severe grid disturbances with high penetrations of wind and solar on the grid.