On Integrating Wind Power to the Texas Grid

Michael Giberson

Nik Rod at Life in Energy discusses the integration of wind power to the ERCOT-managed grid, drawing on a new paper by Ramteen Sioshansi and David Hurlbut titled,“Market Protocols in ERCOT and Their Effect on Wind Generation”:

How do you integrate intermittent wind generating resources in a market with set protocols and rules that are perfectly suited for conventional generating resources?

Faced with this self posed question, I turned to Texas for answers. Yeeehaw! Texas has one of the most vibrant generation markets in the U.S. It also is a state with high installed wind capacity…

By luck I came across an informative paper by Sioshansi and Hurlbut….

Rod distills the paper to the basic points.