Base-load cycling on a system with significant wind penetration

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Show simple item record Troy, Niamh Denny, Eleanor O'Malley, Mark 2010-08-05T13:48:49Z 2010-08-05T13:48:49Z IEEE 2010 en 2010-05
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Transactions on Power Systems en
dc.identifier.issn 0885-8950
dc.description.abstract Certain developments in the electricity sector may result in suboptimal operation of base-load generating units in countries worldwide. Despite the fact they were not designed to operate in a flexible manner, increasing penetration of variable power sources coupled with the deregulation of the electricity sector could lead to these base-load units being shut down or operated at part-load levels more often. This cycling operation would have onerous effects on the components of these units and potentially lead to increased outages and significant costs. This paper shows the serious impact increasing levels of wind power will have on the operation of base-load units. Those base-load units which are not large contributors of primary reserve to the system and have relatively shorter start-up times were found to be the most impacted as wind penetration increases. A sensitivity analysis shows the presence of storage or interconnection on a power system actually exacerbates base-load cycling until very high levels of wind power are reached. Finally, it is shown that if the total cycling costs of the individual base-load units are taken into consideration in the scheduling model, subsequent cycling operation can be reduced. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.format.extent 1303648 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IEEE en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Electricity Research Centre (ERC) en
dc.subject Costs en
dc.subject Interconnected power systems en
dc.subject Power system modeling en
dc.subject Pumped storage power generation en
dc.subject Thermal power generation en
dc.subject Wind power generation en
dc.subject.lcsh Interconnected electric utility systems en
dc.subject.lcsh Electric power systems--Costs en
dc.subject.lcsh Wind power en
dc.title Base-load cycling on a system with significant wind penetration en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 25 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1088 en
dc.identifier.endpage 1097 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/TPWRS.2009.2037326
dc.neeo.contributor Troy|Niamh|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Denny|Eleanor|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor O'Malley|Mark|aut| en
dc.description.othersponsorship Electricity Research Centre (ERC) Industry Members en
dc.description.admin Publisher version at DG 07/07/10 ke - AL 23/07/2010 en

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