Thrust Area 3

The Future Grid to Enable Sustainable Energy Systems

Research Thrust Area 3: Renewable Energy Integration – Technological and Market Design Challenges

White Paper:

  • Renewable Energy Integration and the Impact of Carbon Regulation on the Electric Grid: Thrust Area 3 White Paper [PDF 812KB] (May 2012)

Related Presentations:

  • Semi-Annual PSERC Industry-University Meeting on Preparing for the Future Grid. University of Wisconsin-Madison. (May 29, 2013)
    • Direct and Telemetric Coupling of Renewable Power Resources with Deferrable Load (3.1) [Slides] – Shmuel Oren, Univ. of California-Berkeley
    • Mitigating Renewables Intermittency Through Nondisruptive Load Control (3.2) [Slides] – Duncan Callaway, Univ. of California-Berkeley
    • Using Deferrable Demand to Meet Renewable Portfolio Standards and Emission Reduction Targets (3.3) [Slides] – K. Max Zhang, Cornell Univ.
    • Probabilistic Simulation Methodology for Evaluation of Renewable Resource Intermittency and Variability Impacts in Power System Operations and Planning (3.4) [Slides] – George Gross, Univ. of IL-Urbana
  • Renewable Energy Integration – Technological and Market Design Challenges: A PSERC Future Grid Initiative Progress ReportPSERC Webinar [Slides [PDF 3.06MB]] (February 19, 2013)
  • Research Results [PDF 1.7MB]: PSERC Industry-University Meeting. Golden, CO. (December 2012)
  • Variable Generation Integration Session. Future Grid Forum. Washington DC. (June 27-28, 2012)
    • Opening Presentation [PDF 2.9MB] – Shmuel Oren, University of California, Berkeley
    • Panel Comments [PDF 72.5KB]


  • Mitigating Renewables Intermittency Through Non-Disruptive Distributed Load Control (December 2011)
    [Workshop Poster, PDF 1.69MB]
    Duncan Callaway, University of California at Berkeley
  • Probabilistic Simulation Methodology for Evaluating the Impacts of Renewable Intermittency on Operations and Planning (December 2011)
    [Workshop Poster, PDF 495KB]
    George Gross, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Collaborator: Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.
  • Planning and Market Design for Using Dispatchable Loads to Meet Renewable Portfolio Standards and Emissions Reduction Targets (December 2011)
    [Workshop Poster, PDF 495KB]
    Tim Mount, Cornell University. Collaborators: K. Max Zhang and Robert J. Thomas, Cornell University.
  • Coupling Renewable Energy Supply with Deferrable Demand (December 2011)
    [Workshop Poster, PDF 88KB]
    Shmuel Oren, University of California at Berkeley


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