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Utility Grid Integration Assessment

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The national need for transmission improvements will have a direct impact on the effective use of renewable energy sources such as wind.

For wind energy to play a larger role in supplying the nation's energy needs, integrating wind energy into the power grid of the United States is an important challenge to address. NREL's transmission grid integration staff collaborates with utility industry partners and provides data, analysis, and techniques to increase utility understanding of integration issues and confidence in the reliability of new wind turbines.

For more information, contact Brian Parsons at 303-384-6958.