Evaluating which forms of flexibility most effectively reduce base load cycling at large wind penetrations

Title: Evaluating which forms of flexibility most effectively reduce base load cycling at large wind penetrations
Authors: Troy, Niamh
Denny, Eleanor
O'Malley, Mark
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3278
Date: Oct-2009
Abstract: Increasing penetration of wind power on power systems worldwide is resulting in the unconventional operation of base-load generating units. These units which were originally designed for operation at full output are more frequently required to balance the variability of the wind. This results in increased start-stop cycling and hours at low load which causes severe deterioration to the plants components. Interconnection, storage and demand side management increase the flexibility of a power system and can balance variations in the wind power output, thus reducing the onus on thermal plants. This study will attempt to quantify which of these forms of flexibility is most effective at reducing base-load cycling on a thermal test system with a large amount of wind.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Energynautics
Keywords: Wind powerBase-load generatorsPlant cyclingPumped storageInterconnectionCompressed air energy storageDemand side managementPower system modelling
Subject LCSH: Wind power
Electric power production
Pumped storage power plants
Interconnected electric utility systems
Electric power systems--Mathematical models
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Eighth International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Farms, Bremen, Germany, 14-15 October 2009 [proceedings]
Conference Details: Paper presented at the 8th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems, 14-15 October 2009, Bremen, Germany
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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