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Reduced Network Modeling of WECC as a Market Design Prototype

Published 25 April 2016 | By Energy Exemplar

California’s administration, legislature, and energy regulators have adopted aggressive targets for renewable energy, which will result in profound changes in markets and system operations as the resource portfolio shifts from heavy reliance on natural gas as a fuel for electric generation to intermittent, often remote resources. As part of determining workable modeling approaches as changes in market design are considered, this paper examines the necessary level of detail for modeling unit commitment.

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Reduced Network Modeling of WECC as a Market Design Prototype