Unit commitment for systems with significant wind penetration

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dc.contributor.author Tuohy, Aidan
dc.contributor.author Meibom, Peter
dc.contributor.author Denny, Eleanor
dc.contributor.author O'Malley, Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-12T13:33:42Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-12T13:33:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 IEEE en
dc.date.issued 2009-05
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Transactions on Power Systems en
dc.identifier.issn 0885-8950
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2351
dc.description.abstract The stochastic nature of wind alters the unit commitment and dispatch problem. By accounting for this uncertainty when scheduling the system, more robust schedules are produced, which should, on average, reduce expected costs. In this paper, the effects of stochastic wind and load on the unit commitment and dispatch of power systems with high levels of wind power are examined. By comparing the costs, planned operation and performance of the schedules produced, it is shown that stochastic optimization results in less costly, of the order of 0.25%, and better performing schedules than deterministic optimization. The impact of planning the system more frequently to account for updated wind and load forecasts is then examined. More frequent planning means more up to date forecasts are used, which reduces the need for reserve and increases performance of the schedules. It is shown that mid-merit and peaking units and the interconnection are the most affected parts of the system where uncertainty of wind is concerned. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.format.extent 1299775 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 Power generation dispatch en
dc.subject Power system economics en
dc.subject Stochastic systems en
dc.subject Wind power generation en
dc.subject.lcsh Electric power production--Economic aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Wind power plants en
dc.subject.lcsh Electric power systems--Load dispatching en
dc.subject.lcsh Stochastic systems
dc.title Unit commitment for systems with significant wind penetration en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2009.2016470 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 24 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 592 en
dc.identifier.endpage 601 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/TPWRS.2009.2016470
dc.neeo.contributor Tuohy|Aidan|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Meibom|Peter|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 ke SB. 26/7/10 en

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