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Brochure title:
Testing Device's Ability to Provide Grid Services
Description:
In today’s complex world, operating a clean and reliable power grid at a reasonable cost is a difficult undertaking. Intelligent, or “smart,” devices, including various distributed energy resources (DERs), promise to compete with traditional generators to provide a variety of grid services that reduce costs and increase reliability. Unfortunately, they aren’t yet deployed in large numbers. To help penetrate the marketplace, customers and utilities that purchase or subsidize intelligent devices must have data that shows their ability to provide such services. This requires that industry defines standards describing a wide range of potential grid services and develops a testing procedure that characterizes the abilities of individual devices to provide them. In addition, grid planners and operators need models that accurately predict the performance of fleets of intelligent devices in order to properly evaluate their role in the future power grid.
Clearance number:
PNNL-SA-116537
Contact/Custodian:
Bates, Shannon R (shannon.bates@pnnl.gov)
Date published:
March 2016
Number of pages:
2
Background information:
Category:
None
Key words:
Testing Device, Grid Services, Grid Modernization

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