Hybrid Power Plant Design

Credit: 9 PDH or CE Hours
Course Fee: $135.00
Pages: 67

Course Summary

Hybrid power plants show promise to provide significant value to the electric grid system, especially as shares of renewable energy in systems increase from 10% to 20% or more and costs of wind, solar photovoltaics, and battery storage all continue to decrease. Many manufacturers and developers are proactively developing hybrid power plant strategies to ensure plant profitability in markets where it is important to provide energy that is more predictable and controllable, with higher capacity values, as well as various ancillary services to the grid system. However, there still are many questions about whether hybrid power plants make sense versus leaving it to the larger grid system to ensure low cost and reliable supply by engaging directly with all individual assets. Alternative opportunities exist by adding another technology to an existing interconnect, such as adding solar to wind.

Hybrid Power Plant Design

Learning Objective

This course summarizes the literature and workshop findings of Hybrid power plant design. The course covers:

  1. Technology Combinations, Markets, and Sizing of Hybrid Power Plants.
  2. Physical Design Considerations and Innovation Opportunities for Hybrid Power Plant Design.
  3. Considerations of Hybrid Power Plant Operation and Control.

The information on this course is used to inform National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) research on hybrid power plants.

Course Author

Franco F. Davati, P.E.

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