Renewable Energy Integration - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128095928

Renewable Energy Integration

2nd Edition

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

Authors: Lawrence Jones
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128095928
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 30th June 2017
Page Count: 500
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Renewable Energy Integration: Practical Management of Variability, Uncertainty, and Flexibility in Power Grids, Second Edition, offers 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 related challenges 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 the theoretical underpinnings and the development of supporting policy frameworks.

The book considers myriad wind, solar, wave, and tidal integration issues, thus ensuring that grid operators with low or high penetration of renewable generation can leverage the best practices achieved by their peers. This new edition includes updated case studies and new chapters on energy storage, electric vehicles, financing renewable energy integration, transmission and distribution system planning, and innovative solutions for PV integration. The book 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
  • Illustrates enabling and disruptive technologies to support the management of variability, uncertainty, and flexibility
  • Offers new case studies from the Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Provides new chapters on energy storage, electric vehicles, economics, financing renewable energy integration, transmission and distribution system planning, and innovative solutions for PV integration


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

Updates to new edition:

  • Offers new case studies from the Middle East; Australia/New Zealand case studies and will provide additional case studies on solar energy
  • Provides new chapters on energy storage, electric vehicles, economics or financing renewable energy integration, transmission and distribution system planning, and innovative solutions for PV integration.

1. The Journey of Reinventing the European Electricity Landscape – Challenges and Pioneers
2. Policies for Accommodating Higher Penetration of Variable Energy Resources (VER’s)
3. Harnessing and Integrating Africa’s Renewable Energy Resources
4. Challenges and Opportunities of Multi-Dimensional, Multi-Scale Modeling and Algorithms for Integrating Variable Energy Resources in Power Networks
5. Integrating Renewables in Nordic Electricity Market
6. Case Study of Renewable Integration - Cal ISO USA
7. Impact of Variable Generation on Power System Reserve
8. Advances in Market Management Solutions for Variable Energy Resources Integration
9. Case Study: Reserve Management for Integrating Variable Generation in Electricity Markets
10. Case Study: Grid and Market Integration of Wind Generation in Tamil Nadu, India
11. Forecasting Renewable Energy for Grid Operations
12. Probabilistic Wind and Solar Power Predictions
13. Incorporating Forecast Uncertainty in Utility Control Centers
14. Global Power Grids for Harnessing World Renewable Energy
15. Transmission Grids for Integrating On - and Offshore Variable Generation Resources
16. Case Study: Integration of Renewables - Indian Experience
17. Long Term Energy Systems Planning: Accounting for Short Term Variability and Flexibility
18. The Danish Case: Taking Advantage of Flexible Power in an Energy System with High Wind Penetration
19. Analyzing Power System Flexibility
20. Demand Response for Integrating Variable Renewable Energy: A Northwest Perspective
21. Case Study: Demand Response and Alternative Technologies in Electricity Markets
22. The Implications of Distributed Energy Resources on Traditional Utility Business Model
23. Case Study: Application of Energy Storage for Renewable Integration
24. Renewables Integration on Islands
25. Case Study: Intentional Islanding with Synchronous-Machine-Based Renewables
26. Connecting Large Scale Solar to Power Grid
27. State-of-the Art and Future Outlook of Integrating Wave and Tidal Energy
28. Case Study: Integration of Renewables in Germany
29. Control of Power Systems with High Penetration Variable Generation
30. Enhancing Situation Awareness in Power Systems Under Uncertainty
31. Case Study: Managing Operational Uncertainty through Improve Visualization Tools in Control Centers
32. Applications of Dynamic Line Rating to Integrating Renewable Energy
33. PMU and WAMS Application to Renewables Integration
34. Every Moment Counts: Synchrophasors for Distribution Networks with Variable Resources
35. Big Data, Data Mining, and Predictive Analytics and High Performance Computing


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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, Edison Electric Institute (EEI)