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December 2016

IDEAS Seminar: Ben Kroposki - Achieving 100% Variable Renewable Power Systems

December 16, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Golden, CO

Achieving 100% Variable Renewable Power Systems

Ben Kroposki, PhD, PE, IEEE Fellow

Director – Power Systems Engineering Center

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

December 16, 2016

ESIF B208 Maxwell



Is it possible to achieve power grids with 100% variable generation like wind and solar? At small levels, the power grid can handle the uncertainty and variability of these sources. At much higher levels, there are a number of technical concerns that must be addressed to ensure reliable and economic operations. This presentation will discuss the challenges and solutions to operating power system with high levels of variable renewables.

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored