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Based on a series of interviews with thirteen operating entities in the Western Interconnection of the United States, this report summarizes practices, lessons learned, and priorities related to the implementation of wind and solar forecasting. The operating entities provided insights regarding cost assignment, forecasting accuracy and uses, data collection, curtailment and outages, probabilistic forecasting, distributed solar production, control room integration, and staff training, among other topics.
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This report describes the state-of-the-art with respect to variable generation integration, mostly focused on the United States but also providing a few international examples where particularly relevant. The report is predominantly based on an extensive literature review with input from General Electric (GE) and PJM. Pages 97–119 focus on forecasting.
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This report summarizes Xcel Energy’s forecasting program for its Colorado service area. Xcel began partnering with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in 2008 to develop a new forecasting system. The report overviews the wind forecasting system, data acquisition, models, power conversion and outputs, results of the program and ongoing work.
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This framework was developed to incorporate uncertainties associated with wind and demand forecast errors, unpredicted ramps, and forced generation disconnections into the energy management system (EMS) as well as generation dispatch and commitment applications.
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The North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) examines best practices for variable RE generation forecasting. The authors suggest using forecasts across timeframes and as close to real-time as is possible. The report focuses on forecasts from real-time to the coming 48-hours and how the forecasts can be best communicated to and utilized by system operators.
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Xcel Energy, a vertically integrated utility located in the United States, is a pioneer in incorporating state-of-the-art wind forecasting into system operations. Xcel Energy’s Model Wind Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) provides an example of a mechanism that enables the system operator to collect forecasting data (e.g., meteorological data, real-time power potential, and forecasted turbine availability) from wind power generators. Sections of the Model Wind PPA that relate specifically to data collection for forecasting include Article 10 (“Operations and Maintenance”) and Exhibit H, which includes a data list and protocols for automatic generation control for wind generators. In addition to forecasting considerations, the Model Wind PPA also includes provisions related to compensation for wind generators when Xcel Energy curtails wind output.
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the U.S. (FERC) Order No. 764 is an example of a regulation that reduces barriers for variable RE by requiring transmission providers to offer sub-hourly transmission scheduling for their customers. The Order also requires new interconnection requests from customers with large variable RE to provide meteorological and forced outage data to transmission providers, in those cases where the provider conducts variable RE forecasting.
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This report summarizes the key changes to power system planning and operations that FERC Order 764 encourages. The authors outline the reasons why traditional electricity scheduling practices may lead to system inefficiencies in the presence of variable RE generation. While compliance costs for renewable energy producers are expected to be minimal, the report estimates that complete compliance by regional transmission operators and independent system operators will take many years to achieve due to challenges associated with cost allocation.
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In 2010, the United States’ Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) began a process to work with stakeholders to design a new market mechanism that utilizes the benefits of wind energy and reduces the relevance of the non-dispatchability of the technology. This guide outlines MISO's approach to wind forecasting and practices to improve ramping capabilities.
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"Xcel Model Wind and Solar PPA, Model Semi-Dispatchable PPA and Semi-Dispatchable RFP"
Xcel Energy has released their new Model Power Purchase Agreement for Wind and Solar Generators, their Model Power Purchase Agreement for Semi-Dispatchable Renewable Resources and the Request for Proposals for Semi-Dispatchable Renewable Resources.
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