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Renewable Integration and Small Hydro

Project ID: 6144
Principal Investigator: Jim DeHaan
Research Topic: Improved Power Generation
Priority Area Assignments: 2011 (Climate Adaptation), 2012 (Climate Adaptation)
Funded Fiscal Years: 2011, 2012 and 2013
Keywords: None

Research Question

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Need and Benefit

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Contributing Partners

Grand Coulee Area Office, Pacific Northwest Region

Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.

Hydro Model Data Project (final, PDF, 1.1MB)
By Jim DeHaan
Report completed on October 01, 2013

This report summarizes progress and accomplishments of the Reclamation 2012–2013 effort to gather information necessary to improve the hydro models used for wind and solar integration studies. This project was undertaken because of concern that integration models do not accurately reflect hydro's actual capabilities to compensate for renewable variability, in light of hydro's operating constraints. A better definition of those constraints, and what data are required to quantify them,is needed.
Keywords: hydro model renewable integration

Hydrogenerator Start / Stop Costs (interim, PDF, 2.7MB)
By Jim DeHaan
Publication completed on June 30, 2014

It is becoming increasingly important to quantify the cost of ancillary services provided by Reclamation hydrogenerators to support integration of wind and solar energy into the power system. Two ancillary services – non-spinning and supplemental reserves – require starting and stopping generators on demand. Starting and stopping generators more frequently potentially increases the cost of operation and maintenance. There is a need for a start/stop cost model suitable for use at Reclamation.
Keywords: hydrogenerator start / stop costs

Not Reviewed

The following documents were not reviewed. Statements made in these documents are those of the authors. The findings have not been verified.

Document ID 1228: this document contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Contact the Principal Investigator to request a copy of this document.

This information was last updated on November 1, 2014
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