Curtailment of VRE

On WattClarity there have been many articles written, referencing curtailment of VRE (variable renewable energy).  This might be:

1)  For network reasons (e.g. congestion)

2)  For economic reasons (e.g. low spot prices)


Here’s a few articles that might prove especially useful on this topic.

Renewable curtailment – forced and not quite so forced

Inspired by the recent article by Tristan Edis (who referenced the GSD2022 in analysis of curtailment of some wind and solar farms), Allan O’Neil follows on with more analysis of the two main types of curtailment. Allan differentiates these as ‘forced curtailment’ and ‘economic offloading’