White Papers

Wind Curtailment

Assessing and Mitigating Risks

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In this white paper, ICF International examines the current situation surrounding wind curtailment and potential solutions to help stakeholders assess and mitigate risks. Wind power has rapidly grown into a significant force in today's energy markets, but this development has not come without its challenges. In areas across the United States, wind power output has exceeded the available capacity to transfer that energy to load centers. Consequently, congestion-plagued grid operators are forcing wind producers to curtail their production—and lose significant revenue in the process.

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Authored By

  • Judah Rose

    Senior Vice President and Managing DirectorICF International

    Judah Rose joined ICF International in 1982 and has 30 years of experience in the energy industry with clients such as electric utilities, financial institutions, law firms, government agencies, fuel companies, and independent power producers (IPPs). He is an ICF Distinguished Consultant, an honorary title given to three of ICF's 4,500+ employees. He has served on the ICF Board of Directors as the management shareholder representative.

    Mr. Rose has supported the financing of tens of billions of dollars of new and existing power plants and is a frequent counselor to the financial community. He provides expert testimony and litigation support, addressed approximately 100 major energy conferences, and authored numerous articles.

    Mr. Rose has a B.S. degree in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.P.P. degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

  • Ken Collison

    Vice PresidentICF International

    Ken Collison, who joined ICF International in 2002, has expertise in transmission studies, power system reliability studies, critical infrastructure protection, transmission and ancillary services valuation, generation analysis, utility restructuring, and strategic studies.

    Mr. Collison has developed full alternating current (AC) nonlinear power flow models for detailed power system engineering studies, including power system reliability assessment, contingency analysis, and total transfer capability analysis for the networks of several power pools in the United States. In several power markets, he has led studies to determine the impact of major proposed transmission projects on the ability of the market operators to reliably meet system demand.

Insight Details

Published: Apr 30, 2012
Authors: , ,

Kiran Kumaraswamy

Source: ICF International
 
 

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