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Integrating Variable Renewable Energy in Electric Power Markets

Integrating Variable Renewable Energy in Electric Power Markets

Date: 4/30/2012

Integrating Variable Renewable Energy in Electric Power Markets: Best Practices from International Experience and Integrating Variable Renewable Energy in Electric Power Markets: Best Practices from International Experience, Summary for Policymakers. Many countries—reflecting different geographies, markets, and power systems—are successfully managing high levels of variable renewable energy on the electric grid, including that from wind and solar energy. This study and summary for policymakers document the diverse approaches to effective integration of variable renewable energy among six countries—Australia (South Australia), Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Spain, and the United States (western region-Colorado and Texas)—and summarize policy best practices that energy ministers and other stakeholders can pursue to ensure that electricity markets and power systems can effectively co-evolve with increasing penetrations of variable renewable energy. These reports were jointly produced by NREL, the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, the Clean Energy Solutions Center, and the Clean Energy Ministerial.

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