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Integrating Renewable Electricity on the Grid Integratingelec

Integrating Renewable Electricity on the Grid Integratingelec

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A Report by the APS Panel on Public Affairs
Integrating Renewable Electricity on the Grid
 
2 Integrating Renewable Electricity on the Grid
 
About APS & POPA
Founded in 1899 to advance and diuse theknowledge o physics, the American PhysicalSociety is now the nation’s leading organizationo physicists with more than 48,000 membersin academia, national laboratories and industry.APS has long played an active role in the ederalgovernment; its members serve in Congressand have held positions such as Science Advisorto the President o the United States, Directoro the CIA, Director o the National ScienceFoundation and Secretary o Energy.This report was overseen by the APS Panel onPublic Aairs (POPA). POPA routinely producesreports on timely topics being debated ingovernment so as to inorm the debate with theperspectives o physicists working in the relevantissue areas.
Report Committee
Co-Chairs
George Crabtree (Argonne National Laboratory) Jim Misewich (Brookhaven National Laboratory)Ron Ambrosio (IBM)Kathryn Clay (Auto Alliance)Paul DeMartini (Southern Caliornia Edison)Revis James (Electric Power Research Institute)Mark Lauby (North American Electric Reliability Corporation)Vivek Mohta (Massachusetts Department o Energy Resources) John Moura (North American Electric Reliability Corporation)Peter Sauer (University o Illinois Urbana-Champaign)Francis Slakey (American Physical Society) Jodi Lieberman (American Physical Society)Humayun Tai (McKinsey and Co.)
APS Staff 
Kris Larsen Jeanette Russo
Disclaimer 
The content o this report refects the views o the memberso the Report Committee and not necessarily the views o their employers. American Physical Society | 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 1050 | Washington DC 20045 | 202-662-8700
 
Contents
Executive Summary ....................................................................................................2Introduction .................................................................................................................6Technology Issues ......................................................................................................8Forecasting .........................................................................................................10Energy Storage ....................................................................................................14Long-distance Transmission ..............................................................................21The Business Case ...................................................................................................26Conclusion ..................................................................................................................29Case Study: New York State ...................................................................................30Endnotes .....................................................................................................................33

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