This Article explores efforts to address challenges involving wind power intermittency in two United States power regions: the South- west Power Pool (“SPP”) and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”). SPP and ERCOT are good case studies regarding these issues because each has among the strongest wind resources in the country, most of which are in isolated, sparsely populated areas and need long transmission lines to reach major load (electricity consumption) centers. Those circumstances increase the challenge of integrating intermittent wind generation into the electric system (grid).
Elizabeth Drews, Cedric Ireland & Neil Yallabandi,
Addressing Wind Power Intermittency in the Ercot and SPP Regions,
Tex. A&M J. Real Prop. L.
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