Renewable portfolio standards continue to incent the integration of renewable resources into the resource mix. Renewable energy in the United States accounted for 14.9% of domestically produced electricity in 2016. Operational parameters for variable resources are different than traditional resources, and their output is not dispatchable but variable, depending on levels of wind or sunshine. However, power system operators have been able to adapt to these challenges. As the levels of renewable resources continues to grow, so do the challenges of integration with other resources required for a reliable bulk power system.
Renewables in the MRO Region