Power systems across the world are facing the challenge of integrating more renewables, which due to the underlying variability and uncertainty of wind and PV generation, in particular, is increasing the need for a more flexible power system.
Mark McGranaghan, Vice President for Power Delivery and Utilization, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), will highlight how a wide range of distributed energy sources can satisfy these flexibility needs.
However, there can often be a (large) gap between the technical ability to achieve ramping, frequency regulation, etc. capabilities and how their provision to the system can actually be facilitated.
Experience of different integration approaches, from a number of systems around the world, will be presented.