Renewable Energy Integration

1st Edition

Practical Management of Variability, Uncertainty, and Flexibility in Power Grids

Authors: Lawrence Jones
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124079106
eBook ISBN: 9780124081222
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th June 2014
Page Count: 474
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Renewable Energy Integration is a ground-breaking new resource -  the first to offer a distilled examination of the intricacies of integrating renewables into the power grid and electricity markets. It offers informed perspectives from internationally renowned experts on the challenges to be met and solutions based on demonstrated best practices developed by operators around the world. The book's focus on practical implementation of strategies provides real-world context for theoretical underpinnings and the development of supporting policy frameworks. The book considers a myriad of wind, solar, wave and tidal integration issues, thus ensuring that grid operators with low or high penetration of renewable generation can leverage the victories achieved by their peers. Renewable Energy Integration highlights, carefully explains, and illustrates the benefits of advanced technologies and systems for coping with variability, uncertainty, and flexibility.

Key Features

  • Lays out the key issues around the integration of renewables into power grids and markets, from the intricacies of operational and planning considerations, to supporting regulatory and policy frameworks
  • Provides global case studies that highlight the challenges of renewables integration and present field-tested solutions
  • Illustrates enabling and disruptive technologies to support the management of variability, uncertainty and flexibility


Transmission and Distribution Grid Operators and Planners; Electrical, Mechanical, Power, Control, Sustainability and Systems Engineers; Energy Economists; Government Regulators and Utility Business Leaders; Researchers and Financers in Renewables.

Table of Contents

  • Praise for Renewable Energy Integration
  • Dedication
  • About the Contributors
  • About the Editor
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword from Europe
  • Foreword from the USA
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. Policy and Regulation
    • Chapter 1. The Journey of Reinventing the European Electricity Landscape—Challenges and Pioneers
      • 1. Background
      • 2. The post-2020 Europe
      • 3. Renewable integration in Europe: Challenges and policy responses
      • 4. The story of three pioneers: History and future
      • 5. Trends & future outlook
    • Chapter 2. Policies for Accommodating Higher Penetration of Variable Energy Resources: US Outlook and Perspectives
      • 1. Recent renewable deployment trends
      • 2. Technical challenges posed by wind generation for power system operation & planning
      • 3. Economic challenges associated with high wind energy: the potential for curtailment
      • 4. Transmission development for wind integration: challenges and success stories
      • 5. FERC order 764 on variable energy resource integration
      • 6. The future of renewable development in the united states
    • Chapter 3. Harnessing and Integrating Africa’s Renewable Energy Resources
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Background and context
      • 3. Sub-Saharan Africa in the global energy transition
      • 4. The way forward
      • 5. Conclusion
  • Part 2. Modeling of Variable Energy Resources
    • Chapter 4. Multi-Dimensional, Multi-Scale Modeling and Algorithms for Integrating Variable Energy Resources in Power Networks: Challenges and Opportunities
      • 1. Power system dimensions and scales
      • 2. Modeling and analysis
      • 3. Optimization and control
      • 4. Data handling and visualization
      • 5. Integrated multi-dimensional analytics platforms
      • 6. Conclusions
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About the Author

Lawrence Jones

Dr. Lawrence E. Jones is a thought leader and practitioner with over twenty years of experience in the energy industry. His expertise includes renewable energy integration and the application of smarter technologies in the engineering and operations of electric power grids and other critical infrastructures. He also focuses on system resiliency, disruptive and innovative business models, and strategies for addressing challenges at the food-energy-water nexus. He joined Alstom Grid Inc. in 2000. He was Alstom's North America Vice President for Utility Innovations and Infrastructure Resilience and served on the company’s global Business Development team for Smart Grids and Smart Cities. He is currently Vice President, International Programs at Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and serving a second three-year term on the 15-member Federal Smart Grid Advisory Committee of the United States Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice President, International Programs at Edison Electric Institute (EEI)


"…it lays out the key issues around the integration of renewables into power grids and markets…Detailed national case studies make up the largest proportion of the content and are the most valuable part, showing how the challenges of renewables integration can be met and discussing the field-tested solutions involved."--Real Power, June 2014