Wind energy has been identified as key to the European Union’s 2050 low carbon economy. However, as wind is a variable resource and stochastic by nature, it is difficult to plan and schedule the power system under varying wind power generation. This paper investigates the impacts of offshore wind power forecast error on the operation and management of a pool-based electricity market in 2050. The impact of the magnitude and variance of the offshore wind power forecast error on system generation costs, emission costs, dispatch-down of wind, number of start-ups and system marginal price is analysed. The main findings of this research are that the magnitude of the offshore wind power forecast error has the largest impact on system generation costs and dispatch-down of wind, but the variance of the offshore wind power forecast error has the biggest impact on emissions costs and system marginal price. Overall offshore wind power forecast error variance results in a system marginal price increase of 9.6% in 2050.
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems (SDEWES2013) - Dubrovnik, Croatia|
Duration: 22 Sep 2013 → 27 Sep 2013
|Conference||8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems (SDEWES2013)|
|Period||22/09/2013 → 27/09/2013|
- Offshore wind, electricity markets, forecast error, scheduling, dispatch