What are Grid Integration Studies? | Clean Power Hub

What are Grid Integration Studies?

A grid integration study is a process and set of tools that answers questions about – and helps decisionmakers plan for – a future with high shares of renewable energy in the power system. A grid integration study is often called a grid impact study.

What You Need to Know

  • A grid integration study provides an analytical framework for power system stakeholders to make decisions about interventions needed to achieve high shares of renewable energy reliably and cost-effectively.
  • A grid integration study can be done by a variety of power sector decision makers and analysts. But broad, consistent stakeholder engagement and buy-in is critical to a study’s success.

First, Read This

Grid integration studies analyze the technical and/or economic impacts of achieving higher shares of variable renewable energy in the electricity mix. Depending on its purpose and scope, a grid integration study can accomplish a number of important objectives.

Suggested Actions & Next Steps

  • Read this grid integration study from India and this one from Thailand to familiarize yourself with how these studies are scoped, implemented and presented.
  • Begin to think: What questions do you and your colleagues have about integrating higher shares of variable renewable energy into your power system?

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