The IESO, in conjunction with other organizations, have conducted technical
studies assessing the operational impacts of wind generation on the electricity
system owing to the variable nature of wind.
Electric (GE)/AWS Truewind Wind Study, published October 2006. This study
was undertaken on behalf of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), the Independent
Electricity System Operator (IESO), and the Canadian Wind Energy Association
(CanWEA) to assess the implications of large scale wind integration into the
Ontario power system.
Truewind Study, published April 2005 is a study of the potential impacts of
significantly enhanced wind energy generation on the Ontario electrical grid.
AWS Truewind Report: Simulated Wind Generation Data,
published 2007. The OPA retained AWS Truewind LLC to produce 20 years of
simulated hourly wind generation data for 60 prospective wind project sites in
Ontario totalling over 8,000 MW and to prepare a report summarizing its
methodology and findings.
Presentation, Wind Integration in Ontario
Delivered by Don Tench, IESO –
Director, Planning & Assessments at the 2007 CanWEA Municipal Issues and
Wind in Canada: An Ontario Perspective on Wind
Dr. Khaqan Khan, Senior
Engineer/Technical Officer speaks on a panel at CanWEA's Annual Conference -
Solutions to Making Better Use of the Grid.