A study of optimal non-firm wind capacity connection to congested transmission systems

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dc.contributor.author Burke, Daniel J.
dc.contributor.author O'Malley, Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-24T14:48:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-24T14:48:02Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 IEEE en
dc.date.issued 2011-04
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy en
dc.identifier.issn 1949-3029
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3584
dc.description.abstract As wind is a low capacity factor source of power generation, a non-physically-firm connection strategy is key to its cost-effective and timely integration to presently constrained transmission networks. This paper therefore outlines the design and study of an optimal non-firm wind capacity allocation model. While a precise statistical representation of wind power variations and geographical inter-dependency requires a significant number of data samples, the structured very-large-scale linear programming problem that results is shown to be exploitable by the Benders’ decomposition scheme. Various wind capacity target levels are considered, and important sensitivity analyses performed for multiple load profiles, wind profiles, and fuel price parameter values. Interestingly, the optimal wind capacity allocation is found to be reasonably robust to sizeable load and fuel price deviations, and while the effect of a limited historical wind data profile is more influential, the associated cost-function penalty is not significantly critical. The economic value of combining wind connection with advanced post-contingency network remedial action schemes is also highlighted. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IEEE en
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dc.subject Power generation planning en
dc.subject Power transmission en
dc.subject Wind energy en
dc.subject.lcsh Electric power production--Planning en
dc.subject.lcsh Electric power transmission en
dc.subject.lcsh Wind power en
dc.title A study of optimal non-firm wind capacity connection to congested transmission systems en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSTE.2010.2094214 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 2 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 167 en
dc.identifier.endpage 176 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/TSTE.2010.2094214
dc.neeo.contributor Burke|Daniel J.|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor O'Malley|Mark|aut| en
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