Wind Energy Curtailment Case Studies
May 2008 - May 2009Website or Online Data - 2009
Though development of new transmission now appears to be increasing, lack of transmission is currently a primary barrier towards the expansion of wind capacity, in no small part because high-quality wind resources are typically located in areas far from load centers. In addition, wind development can generally proceed much more quickly than new transmission projects, leading to a timing mismatch between wind development and new transmission. Due to these factors, wind curtailment initiatives appear to be on the rise. This paper presents a series of case studies on how wind curtailment is being used by different entities.
Publisher: Golden, CO : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 
Characteristics: 1 online resource (v, 47 p.) : ill. (some col.); maps (some col.)