Capacity value of wind power

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Title: Capacity value of wind power
Authors: Keane, Andrew
Milligan, Michael R.
Dent, Chris
Hasche, Bernhard
D'Annunzio, Claudine
Dragoon, Ken
Holttinen, Hannele
Samaan, Nader
Söder, Lennart
O'Malley, Mark
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3353
Date: May-2011
Abstract: Power systems are planned such that they have adequate generation capacity to meet the load, according to a defined reliability target. The increase in the penetration of wind generation in recent years has led to a number of challenges for the planning and operation of power systems. A key metric for generation system adequacy is the capacity value of generation. The capacity value of a generator is the contribution that a given generator makes to generation system adequacy. The variable and stochastic nature of wind sets it apart from conventional energy sources. As a result, the modeling of wind generation in the same manner as conventional generation for capacity value calculations is inappropriate. In this paper a preferred method for calculation of the capacity value of wind is described and a discussion of the pertinent issues surrounding it is given. Approximate methods for the calculation are also described with their limitations highlighted. The outcome of recent wind capacity value analyses in Europe and North America, along with some new analysis are highlighted with a discussion of relevant issues also given.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright (published version): 2010 IEEE
Keywords: Wind power;Capacity value;Power system operation and planning;Effective load carrying capability
Subject LCSH: Electric power production
Electric capacity
Wind power
Electric power-plants--Load
DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2010.2062543
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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