TITLE

The Performance of U.S. Wind and Solar Generators

AUTHOR(S)
Schmalensee, Richard
PUB. DATE
January 2016
SOURCE
Energy Journal;Jan2016, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p123
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Using data on hourly outputs and spot prices for a sample 25 wind and nine solar generating plants covering all seven U.S. ISOs for 2011 and up to 12 adjacent months, this study examines capacity factors, average output values, and several aspects of intermittency. Most performance measures studied vary substantially within and between ISOs, and some vary substantially over time. Implications for research, market design, and policies to support renewable generation are briefly discussed.
ACCESSION #
112222680

 

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