Experience and Challenges With Short-Term Balancing in European Systems With Large Share of Wind Power

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Title: Experience and Challenges With Short-Term Balancing in European Systems With Large Share of Wind Power
Authors: Söder, Lennart
Abildgaard, Hans
Estanqueiro, Ana
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4748
Date: Oct-2012
Abstract: The amount of wind power in the world is quickly increasing. The background for this development is improved technology, decreased costs for the units, and increased concern regarding environmental problems of competing technologies such as fossil fuels. Some areas are starting to experience very high penetration levels of wind and there have been many instances when wind power has exceeded 50% of the electrical energy production in some balancing areas. The aims of this paper are to show the increased need for balancing, caused by wind power in the minutes to hourly time scale, and to show how this balancing has been performed in some systems when the wind share was higher than 50%. Experience has shown that this is possible, but that there are some challenges that have to be solved as the amount of wind power increases.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Copyright (published version): 2012 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Keywords: Wind power;integration;power system;power transmission;frequency control;balancing of wind power
DOI: 10.1109/TSTE.2012.2208483
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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