Planning and operating non-firm distributed generation

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Title: Planning and operating non-firm distributed generation
Authors: Keane, Andrew
Zhou, Qiong
Bialek, Janusz W.
O'Malley, Mark
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3267
Date: Dec-2009
Abstract: The penetration of Distributed Generation (DG) is increasing on distribution networks across the world. Non-firm access to the network is now being proposed as a cost effective way to facilitate DG. However, concerns remain about the operational details of non-firm access and also with regard to the financing of DG projects, which, by their nature, are not guaranteed permission to export power at all times. Here, the pertinent operational issues that arise with non-firm access are analysed. The index of coincidence is used to assess the probability of constraint breaches, through analysis of historical generation and load profiles. Further to this, a novel method is proposed, which minimises the cost to the generators of non-firm access through coordinated operation.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology
Copyright (published version): The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2009
Subject LCSH: Distributed generation of electric power--Management
Distributed generation of electric power--Planning
Electric power systems--Management
DOI: 10.1049/iet-rpg.2008.0058
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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