Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS)

US Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
EnerNex Corporation

The study examines the operational impact of up to 20%-30% (225-330 GW) wind energy penetration by 2024 on the bulk power system in the Eastern Interconnection. A large amount of offshore wind generation is needed to reach target energy levels under Scenarios 3 (64 GW) and 4 (79 GW). The study found that Interconnection-wide costs for integrating large amounts of wind generation are manageable with large regional operating pools and significant market, tariff, and operational changes.

Publication Date: 
Friday, February 18, 2011
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