Report: Solar, wind and storage can provide seven key grid services

This article discusses how solar, wind and storage can provide seven key grid services. Solar, wind and storage can provide 7 essential grid services, which will help enable them to gain an ever-increasing share of electricity generation.

Solar, wind and storage can provide all seven of a set of “essential” grid reliability services at a level ranging from good to excellent, according to grid consultant and researcher Michael Milligan, due to the capabilities of their inverters:

The table, which synthesizes previous research, considers several grid services that are essential to restoring grid frequency after a generating unit outage or other grid disruption. Other grid services shown are also essential to grid operation, as Milligan describes in a paper in The Electricity Journal that is available free of charge. Dr. Milligan presented his findings at the policy conference of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

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