IRENA’s Innovation Landscape report highlights innovations in system operation that allow the integration of higher shares of variable renewable power generation.
These innovations, aimed at facilitating distributed operation, accommodating uncertainty and help to reducing the need for grid reinforcement, are explored further in specific briefs:
Using distributed energy resources
Innovative ways to operate the distribution grid and facilitate markets for distributed generation:
- Future role of distribution system operators
- Co-operation between transmission and distribution system operators
New procedures that enhance electricity system flexibility:
- Advanced forecasting of variable renewable power generation
- Innovative operation of pumped hydropower storage
Deferring grid reinforcement
Innovative approaches to reduce variable renewable energy (VRE) curtailment, ease congestion and reduce grid reinforcement needs:
See the main Innovation Landscape report.