The integration of intermittent renewable energy generation into large electricity systems is a major concern for system operators, governments and others.
The amount of renewables that can be integrated into the grid is still an open book issue but most are agreed that there are few issues with up to 20-30%. The integration of a larger percentage of renewables is however a major driver for changing rules. The result is new Grid Codes, forecasting and changes to operational practices. We have experience in reviewing large scale grid integration all over the world and have helped in the uptake of renewable energy and the formulation of appropriate Grid Codes and other rules.
We provide grid integration related studies, covering grid integration strategy, capacity analyses, market issues such as spinning reserve and demand side response, technical issues such as stability and oscillation damping, and changes to requirements in the Grid Code.