Webinar on NREL’s Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 2

This study examined high penetrations of variable generation in the Western Interconnection to address the following questions: (1) Does increased cycling of the thermal plants significantly increase emissions?; (2) Does increased cycling significantly increase the wear-and-tear costs of thermal generators?; and (3) How do the variability impacts of wind compare with the variability impacts of solar?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 slides recording