Transmission Resources

Wind Energy General

Transmission General

Transmission and Wind Energy

Wind integration, grid operations and reliability


Impact on reserves

Necessary grid operations improvements

Several summaries and analyses of grid operating reforms that make the power system more efficient and flexible and are beneficial for integrating wind:

NREL reports on the benefits of an Energy Imbalance Market:

Reliability and wind energy

AWEA blog posts on wind’s performance and role in warding off electricity shortages during several cold snap events:


Consumer Benefits of wind energy (some studies include transmission costs)

At least 15 studies conducted by independent grid operators, state governments, academic experts, and others have found that wind energy benefits consumers by reducing electricity prices: