A 34-year simulation of wind generation potential for Ireland and the impact of large-scale atmospheric pressure patterns

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dc.contributor.authorCradden, Lucy C.-
dc.contributor.authorMcDermott, Frank-
dc.contributor.authorZubiate, Laura-
dc.contributor.authorSweeney, Conor-
dc.contributor.authorO'Malley, Mark-
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-28T14:49:43Z-
dc.date.copyright2017 Elsevieren
dc.date.issued2017-06-
dc.identifier.citationRenewable Energyen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/8402-
dc.description.abstractTo study climate-related aspects of power system operation with large volumes of wind generation, data with sufficiently wide temporal and spatial scope are required. The relative youth of the wind industry means that long-term data from real systems are not available. Here, a detailed aggregated wind power generation model is developed for the Republic of Ireland using MERRA reanalysis wind speed data and verified against measured wind production data for the period 2001–2014. The model is most successful in representing aggregate power output in the middle years of this period, after the total installed capacity had reached around 500 MW. Variability on scales of greater than 6 h is captured well by the model; one additional higher resolution wind dataset was found to improve the representation of higher frequency variability. Finally, the model is used to hindcast hypothetical aggregate wind production over the 34-year period 1980–2013, based on existing installed wind capacity. A relationship is found between several of the production characteristics, including capacity factor, ramping and persistence, and two large-scale atmospheric patterns – the North Atlantic Oscillation and the East Atlantic Pattern.en
dc.description.sponsorshipScience Foundation Irelanden
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity College Dublinen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsThis is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Renewable Energy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Renewable Energy (VOL 106, ISSUE 2017, (2017)) DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.12.079.en
dc.subjectWind poweren
dc.subjectMERRA reanalysisen
dc.subjectNorth Atlantic Oscillationen
dc.subjectEast Atlantic Patternen
dc.titleA 34-year simulation of wind generation potential for Ireland and the impact of large-scale atmospheric pressure patternsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.internal.authorcontactotherlucy.cradden@ucd.ie-
dc.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.volume106en
dc.identifier.startpage165en
dc.identifier.endpage176en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.renene.2016.12.079-
dc.neeo.contributorCradden|Lucy C.|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorMcDermott|Frank|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorZubiate|Laura|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorSweeney|Conor|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorO'Malley|Mark|aut|-
dc.date.embargo2019-06-01-
dc.description.othersponsorshipMarie Skłodowska-Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2013-COFUNDen
dc.internal.rmsid703256365-
dc.date.updated2017-01-26T13:22:58Z-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/en
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