The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group, previously known as the Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG), was established in 1989 to provide a forum for the critical analysis of wind and solar technology for utility applications and to serve as a source of credible information on the status of wind and solar technology and deployment. The group’s mission is to accelerate the development and application of good engineering and operational practices supporting the appropriate integration and reliable operation of variable generation on the electric power system.
Validating RES Equipment Models for Faithful Reproduction of Network Behavior: Tools and Experience
2016 Forecasting Workshop
DOE SunShot Solar Forecasting Projects
International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop
2017 Spring Technical Workshop
2017 Spring Operations and Maintenance User Group Meeting
Workshop on Market Design and Operation with Variable Renewables
2017 Forecasting Workshop
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November-14-2016 5:19 pm
Will Kaul of @GREnergyNews named to Board of Directors: https://t.co/NSLj0FrEbS
October-06-2016 3:48 pm
Our Webinar on Model Validation ft. @EnerNex Bob Zavadil and @NERC_Official Ryan Quint is now available online: https://t.co/FeB10KnDmr
September-29-2016 2:09 pm
We're underway on our last day in Denver; don't miss out next time! #Forecasting https://t.co/SIgk4f1xtd
September-28-2016 2:11 pm
A big thank you to Tom Imbler of @xcelenergy for opening up our 2016 Forecasting Workshop https://t.co/82FUziUqL4
September-27-2016 4:58 pm
We have a full house for the DOE SunShot Solar Forecasting Projects special session in Denver! https://t.co/x2GRNjHxAi
What's Going on at UVIG?
Why do you work? Is it for the Almighty Dollar? Seriously, close your eyes for a moment and think about why you work. I know there are bills to pay and groceries to be bought, but more importantly, for the vast majority of us, there are people who depend on us. Many of us have spouses and children, aging parents, other family members and friends that depend on us in many ways. You bring home a paycheck and that’s a big deal but you also play an important role in the lives of others every day. Who are those people for you?
Now imagine that you have been seriously injured or killed on the job. What happens to those people? How are their lives impacted? When you take some time and think about that, your role is about much more than providing money.
I like to take time periodically and think of the people whose lives I impact. I like to think about the things I have done for them and what they have done for me. I also think about the future and the plans we have together. Like you, I do not like to think about the future without me in it.
New and Cool
The U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Geological Survey have released the first publicly available interactive map and geo-dataset showing more than 47,000 onshore wind turbine locations and related information across the entire United States
The wind turbine map, which includes turbines installed as of July 2013, was created by combining publicly available data sets from the Federal Aviation Administration , the U.S. Energy Information Administration , the Oak Ridge National Laboratory , as well as other federal, state and local sources. USGS researchers also identified additional turbines not in those pre-existing databases and added them to the dataset and map. The locations of all turbines were visually verified using high-resolution imagery. The location of each turbine was verified to within plus or minus 10 meters, and its technical specifications were assigned based on the make and model.
To use the Interactive Map, click here.
Why Join UVIG?
Featured Member Benefit
One of the key benefits of UVIG membership is participation in our User Groups. UVIG operates five topical user groups focused on specific areas of interest to its members:
- Wind and Solar Plant Modeling and Interconnection
- Operating Impact and Integration Studies
- Distributed Generation Applications
- Market Operation and Transmission Planning
- Wind/Solar Plant Operations and Maintenance
These groups are open to all UWIG members (there are participation limitations for the O&M User Group). The concept is to gather together in one place all relevant information on that topical area, and make it easily available to the members. This information is housed in the member’s area of the site. Each user group has a listserv or mailing list that we use to distribute news, research reports, future events, and other information relevant to the user group’s scope. Because the User Groups cut across multiple groups within any company, we would like to encourage you to identify other individuals in your company who could benefit from participation in a User Group. To subscribe yourself or others with your company to any of the user group listservs, please contact Sandy Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that only those members that own/operate wind or solar generation can participate in the O&M listserv.
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