Grid Stability and Improving Grid Reliability: A New Approach of Hydro Benefits to the Grid
There is an ever increasing need for extreme flexibility within the power grid both regionally and nationally within a country or countries. Hydropower generation is and should be a major contributor to this flexibility and strategies are discussed here. Generation flexibility tools discussed, along with a focus on new models that could be adapted to a specific power grid.
Technical Presentation: Hydropower Flexibility Valuation Tool for Flow Requirement Evaluation, Binghui Li, Idaho National Laboratory
Technical Presentation: Hydropower flexibility to support higher wind and solar contribution to the grid, Thushara De Silva, National Renewable Energy Lab
Technical Presentation: Improving Hydropower Representation in Production Cost Models, Timothy Magee, Center for Advanced Decision Support for Water and Environmental Systems (CADSWES), University of Colorado at Boulder