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Flexible Resources Integration in Smart Grid

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Authors: Alexandre Prieur; Salman Nazir; David Beauvais; and Lisa Dignard-Bailey, CanmetENERGY

CETC number: 2012-217

Publication date: 2013-10-21


Greater power system flexibility is required for integration of a high share of variable renewable energy. While greater power system flexibility could be found in dispatchable power plants, demand side management, storage and interconnection to other areas, the smart grid will be at the core of future power and information exchange. The first objective of this project was to undertake the necessary research in support of the CNC/IEC Task Force on Smart Grid Technologies and Standards in Canada. The second objective of this project was to assess a novel communication solution for demand response and renewable balancing. The third objective of this project was to clarify the technological options and requirement to ensure seamless integration of distributed energy resources (flexible) in power system operation and markets. To meet these objectives, a number of outputs were produced during this project.

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