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Integrating Renewable Electricity on the Grid - A Report by the APS Panel on Public Affairs

November 2011
APS Physics
Smart Grid, APS Physics

This report focuses on wind and solar energy and the three principal issues associated with integrating wind and solar resources with the grid: variability of generation addressed by forecasting, energy storage and transmission; remote location of wind and solar resources addressed by transmission; and how the incomplete business case undervalues key resources such as storage and transmission.