Challenges posed by the integration of wave power onto the Irish power system

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Title: Challenges posed by the integration of wave power onto the Irish power system
Authors: Kavanagh, David
Keane, Andrew
Flynn, Damian
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Date: 5-Sep-2011
Abstract: In order to gauge the potential impact of wave power in Ireland, the capacity factor of theoretical wave farms deployed at various locations around the Irish coast is compared to the system-wide capacity factor of wind power generation over the same period. It is shown that wave power off the coast of Ireland experiences a very significant seasonal variation, but with a lower daily variation. This paper presents the results of that analysis and examines certain challenges that will face the Irish power system if a large portfolio of wave power devices is deployed. Issues such as system adequacy and the capacity value of wave power are discussed.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Power system operationWave power generationWind power generationWave power resource characterisationCapacity factor
Subject LCSH: Electric power systems--Management
Electric power production
Wind power
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Paper presented at the 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Southampton, UK, 5–9th September, 2011
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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