A quantitative analysis of the net benefits of grid integrated wind

Title: A quantitative analysis of the net benefits of grid integrated wind
Authors: Denny, Eleanor
Bryans, Garth
Fitz Gerald, John
O'Malley, Mark
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3301
Date: Jun-2006
Abstract: Throughout the world significant development is being encouraged in wind energy for electricity generation. A complete cost and benefit analysis has been conducted in this paper on grid connected wind generation. It takes into account system costs such as reserve requirements, start-up and ramping implications for conventional plants as well as wear and tear costs. The benefits of wind generation analysed include the emissions benefits, the saving on the fuel bill, the electricity generated and the capacity value. These costs and benefits are then used to generate net benefit curves for wind generation and the sensitivities of the curves are tested with changes in the underlying assumptions. A complete unit commitment model with wind generation is used to determine the dispatches upon which the costs and benefits are calculated.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright (published version): 2006 IEEE
Keywords: Wind power generation;Costs;Power system economics;Power generation dispatch
Subject LCSH: Wind power--Cost effectiveness
Electric power systems--Economic aspects
Electric power production--Costs
DOI: 10.1109/PES.2006.1709459
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2006 [proceedings]
Conference Details: Paper presented at the IEEE PES General Meeting 2006, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 18-22 June 2006
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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