Gas generation in interconnected power systems with high wind power penetration

Joseph Devlin, Kang Li, Paraic Higgins, Aoife Foley

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Abstract

Increasing installed capacities of wind power in an effort to achieve sustainable power systems for future generations pose problems for system operators. Volatility in generation volumes due to the adoption of stochastic wind power is increasing. Storage has been shown to act as a buffer for these stochastic energy sources, facilitating the integration of renewable energy into a historically inflexible power system. This paper examines peak and off peak benefits realised by installing a short term discharge storage unit in a system with a high penetration of wind power in 2020. A fully representative unit commitment and economic dispatch model is used to analyse two scenarios, one ‘with storage’ and one ‘without storage’. Key findings of this preliminary study show that wind curtailment can be reduced in the storage scenario, with a larger reduction in peak time ramping of gas generators is realised.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2015
Event12th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM15) - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 19 May 201522 May 2015

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM15)
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period19/05/201522/05/2015

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    Devlin, J., Li, K., Higgins, P., & Foley, A. (2015). Gas generation in interconnected power systems with high wind power penetration. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM15), Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.eem15.com/