Managing wind uncertainty and variability in the Irish power system

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Title: Managing wind uncertainty and variability in the Irish power system
Authors: Tuohy, Aidan
Troy, Niamh
Gubina, Andrej F.
O'Malley, Mark
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Date: Jul-2009
Abstract: This paper summarizes work that has been done to examine the impact of the uncertainty and variability of significant installed wind power on the Irish system. As more and more wind power is installed on the system, the operation of conventional plant on the system will be dramatically different. In this paper, three different aspects of the hour-to-hour operation of the Irish power system are examined. An innovative method to schedule the system is described, together with key results giving the effect of the uncertainty of wind on unit commitment of the system. The increased cycling of traditionally base-load units due to large amounts of wind power is quantified, and the steps to reduce this unwanted behavior are outlined. Finally, the use of intelligent decision tools based on sophisticated wind power forecasts for scheduling and provision of reserve is described.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
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Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright (published version): 2009 IEEE
Subject LCSH: Wind power--Ireland
Electric power production--Ireland
Electric power-plants--Load
DOI: 10.1109/PES.2009.5275838
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2009. PES '09 [proceedings]
Conference Details: Paper presented at IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 26-30, 2009, Calgary, Canada
ISBN: 978-1-4244-4241-6
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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