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Webinar: Using Overbuilding + Curtailment to Achieve 100% Clean Electricity
Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 3:00
Tuesday, December 15, 2020. 3:00 PM. Webinar: Using Overbuilding + Curtailment to Achieve 100% Clean Electricity. Marc Perez and Brian Ross. Sponsored by Clean Energy State Alliance. More information here.
As part of the Minnesota Solar Pathways project, Clean Power Research analyzed alternative pathways to achieving 100% renewable energy production across the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) service territory. The resulting Solar Potential Analysis—MISO Region showed that overbuilding plus curtailment of PV and wind resources was the most cost-effective implementation strategy. Overbuilding + curtailment acts as “implicit storage” enabling these resources to deliver 100%-ready power 24/365 without fail while using only a small affordable fraction of the seasonal storage reserves that would be required otherwise.