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U.S. Virgin Island Wind Energy Update, EDIN-USVI Energy Workshop, 6-2012

U.S. Virgin Island Wind Energy Update, EDIN-USVI Energy Workshop, 6-2012

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USVI Wind Energy Update
Ian Baring-Gould, NREL
based on research by Eric Lantz, Adam Warren, Owen Roberts,Vahan Gevorgian, & Dan Olis 
 
Credit: Warren Gretz, NREL
EDIN-USVI Energy WorkshopJune 11, 2012Bjerget House, St. Croix
 
Wide Range of Power System Options
 
Renewable power systems can be used to cover a widerange of needs, including
:
 
Dedicated Use:
Power being used at pointsources without regulation
 
Small or Simple Systems:
Power systems for individual buildings and dispersed generationwhere high level of reliability is not required
Community Power Systems:
Utility-providedpower to larger communities or group of buildings with larger loads
Wind-Diesel Systems:
Large communities or facilities with large loads
Integrated Systems:
Large islanded systemsincorporating conventional and large-scalerenewable generation
   P   h  o   t  o   C  r  e   d   i   t  :   K  e  n   t   B  u   l   l  a  r   d
 
High Contribution
Renewable Technology …
 
Does
not 
require additional capacity
Does 
change the way that the balance of system capacity is utilized
Does 
require expanded system flexibility
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   M   W
160140120100806040200 Hours (1 week)8006004002000-200-400-600-800
   R  a  m  p   (   M   W   /   h  o  u  r   )
Net load (load-wind)Additional ramping needs with windMaximum/MinimumLoad Peak Load
There are a number of ways from the demand and supply side to helpsupport this flexibility, with expanded use of inelegant grids important

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