Effective planning approach to interconnect bulk quantities of wind generation

Tewari, D, Mishra, Yateendra, Furnish, J, & Manjure, D (2010) Effective planning approach to interconnect bulk quantities of wind generation. In Jensen, Mike (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, IEEE, Minneapolis, Minn, pp. 1-7.

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Over the past few years, the Midwest ISO has experienced a surge in requests to interconnect large amounts of wind generation, driven largely by a favorable political environment and an abundant wind resource in the Midwestern US. This tremendous influx of proposed generators along with a highly constrained transmission system adversely impacted interconnection queue processing, resulting in an unmanageable backlog. Under these circumstances, Midwest ISO successfully reformed the interconnection tariff to improve cycle times and provide increased certainty to interconnection customers. One of the key features of the reformed queue process is the System Planning and Analysis (SPA) phase which allows integration of the interconnection studies with regional transmission planning. This paper presents a brief background of the queue reform effort and then delves deeply in to the work performed at the Midwest ISO during the first SPA cycle - the study approach, the challenges faced in having to study over 50,000 MWs of wind generation and the effective solutions designed to complete these studies within tariff timelines.

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ID Code: 53916
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Midwest ISO queue reform, Renewable mandates, Wind mandates, Wind penetration, Transmission planning
DOI: 10.1109/PES.2010.5589706
ISBN: 978-1-4244-6549-1
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells) (090608)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEEE
Deposited On: 01 Oct 2012 23:24
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2012 03:28

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