Integration of wind and solar power can be a challenge for any power system. The variable generation will require new skills for the operators of the power system - and new technologies as well as market models. We study how power exchange with other countries and increased flexibility of traditional generation can help integrate the variable generation.
Ea Energy Analyses has conducted a number of studies on the technical integration of wind power into the energy system, as well as the economic impact of large-scale deployment. Often the integration studies are combined with assessments of the viability of new transmission lines as a tool for integration. The electrical system cannot be seen in isolation, however, and as such the district heating system and the combined heat and power plants are also included in these analyses. In recent years, we have carried out wind integration studies for Denmark, the Baltic Sea Region, Northern Europe, the Eastern part of North America and North Eastern China. Besides the more technical analyses, we have also completed a number of projects with more focus on planning aspects and policy strategies for the most efficient integration of wind power.