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Wind and Solar Energy Curtailment: Experience and Practices in the United States
Author:
L. Bird; J. Cochran; X. Wang
Year:
2014
Abstract:

This report examines U.S. curtailment practices, with a particular emphasis on utilities in the Western states. The information presented here is based on a series of interviews conducted with utilities, system operators, wind energy developers, and non-governmental organizations. The report provides case studies of curtailment experience and examines the reasons for curtailment, curtailment procedures, compensation, and practices that can minimize curtailment.

Document Type:
Technical paper
Source:
NREL