>Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 14:31:50 -0500
>From: "Christine Real de Azua" <Christine@...>
>To: "Christine Real de Azua" <Christine@...>
>Subject: Study gives technical go-ahead to 10% wind penetration in New
> York state
>Dear energy editor,
>The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has
>released the final draft of a technical study on integrating wind energy
>into the New York grid, which concludes that a 10% penetration level of
>wind can be accommodated without major changes in the planning,
>operations, or reliability of the state's bulk power system.
>"This technical analysis lays to rest any concerns about integrating
>substantial amounts of wind energy into the New York grid, and finds that
>more wind power will in some cases improve reliability," said American
>Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Acting Policy Director Michael Jacobs. "The
>technical findings will also be very useful to other regions that are
>adding wind to their systems, even with regional differences."
>In particular, the study found that:
>* The incremental increase of 10% wind power can be accommodated by
>existing processes and resource in NY state, whether this is in the
>minutes, hours, days, or years management time frames;
>* Even without forecasts, wind energy displaces conventional
>generation, reduces system operating costs, and reduces emissions;
>* No change to spinning reserve requirements would be needed;
>* State-of-the art wind turbines improve post-fault response of the
>interconnected power grid.
>The study focuses on a wind generation scenario of 3,300 MW, corresponding
>to approximately 10% of New York State's 2008 projected peak load. The
>state's Renewables Portfolio Standard is expected to result in about the
>estimated 3,700 megawatts (MW) of new renewable generation by 2013. This
>final draft builds on a preliminary assessment released in early 2004,
>which also indicated that large-scale wind generation should not cause
>significant adverse impacts.
>AWEA will file technical comments on certain sections of the study.
>NYSERDA requested the study from GE Energy Consulting because of this
>consulting company's widely recognized expertise on grid integration
>issues for all technologies. Albany-based AWS Truewind, a significant
>support contractor, supplied wind resource, wind plant production and
>forecasting data to GE.
>The study is available on NYSERDA's web site at
>Please contact Christine Real de Azua at (202) 383-2508 for additional
>information and industry contacts.
>Christine Real de Azua
>Assistant Director of Communications
>American Wind Energy Association
>Direct phone: (202) 383-2508
>Fax: (202) 383-2505
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